Affirmative Action or Reverse Discrimination

How is it possible that a village at a distance of just 2 km from district headquarters, having all modern facilities be declared a backward area, Rayees Masroor writes   The most fundamental principle of justice and the...

Journalism: A risky profession in Kashmir

Caught in Conflict  Kashmiri journalists have paid their due for covering conflict and got caught up in it too. They have been manhandled, kidnapped, and even slain for doing their duties, reports Mohammad Auqib Kashmir has...

Pulwama aftermath: Dialogue the only way forward

Delaying Kashmir resolution will only add the number of graves in Kashmir and let the amount of soot flow in the River Ganga, Aabid Rehman Pala writes The Lethpora Pulwama attack in Kashmir on the...

Border villages: Between a rock and a hard place

Sombali is a mountainous, border village, some 30 km from Baramulla in Boniyar tehsil. The village lacks connectivity, save for a recently constructed road, and basic amenities. Rearing sheep is the primary occupation of...

Model to Militant

Dream and Death Model to Militant Prashasti Awasthi finds a diary of slain militant and looks at his journey from being an aspiring militant to becoming a Lashkar militant.   Sohaib Akhoon’s eyes gleamed with a dream. A...

Standing up for self and others

Two pellet victims, despite their own miseries, refused to be blind to the sufferings of other pellet-hit people. Dyuti Khulbe sends a detailed report on how they did it. Sitting carefully on a black...

Clarion Call Against Drug Addiction and Alcoholism

International co-operation, multi-disciplinary approach must to tackle the menace By Sajad Farooq Rather Alcoholism and drug addiction may be conceptualized as a crime without victim, i.e, addict himself is the victim who becomes a prey...

The ‘Show of Absurdity’

Kashir Channel shuts doors on Kashmir’s artist community By NAZIR GANAIE Hundreds of artists and filmmakers based in Kashmir are up in arms against union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for failing to regulate Doordarshan Kendra,...

KAS Exams : HC Stays Civil Service Selection Process

The High Court today stayed Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS) selection process in a Public Interest Litigation filed by some aggrieved candidates on alleged irregularities in conduct of Combined Competitive examination (Mains) held in July-August...

Speaking walls

Prashasti Awasthi decodes the graphics on walls in Kashmir and what the writing on the wall means for the government. “The walls have ears, ears that hear each little sound you make every-time,” Elvis Presley advises staying...

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