Mughal road to reopen from Saturday

Mughal road to reopen from Saturday

Srinagar: The 84-km-long historic Mughal road shall reopen for traffic from Saturday, 31 March after remaining closed during winter months due to snow accumulation at several places. An official said that the snow clearance work has been completed and the road shall be re-opened from 31-03-2018 for light motor vehicles between Buffliaz and Shopian with some regulation on […]

The untold Afzal Guru story: Last conversation with his wife

The untold Afzal Guru story: Last conversation with his wife

By Durdana Bhat Three days before the Indian state would “satisfy its collective conscience” by hanging Mohammad Afzal Guru inside Tihar Jail, his wife gets a call from an unknown number. It was early dawn and Tabassum Guru was still feeling sleepy. But the moment she answered the call, her sleep ended. “Hello, Pyaari?” The […]

Book Review: Doors to Future

Book Review: Doors to Future

          By Muhammad Tahir Through media we have seen how clasping a few rags, desperate migrants and refugees, forced by excruciatingly hard circumstances, boarded those brittle crafts and rubber boats and embarked on perilous sea journey; many drowned on the way and many succeeded in reaching the safe shores of Fortress […]

Debate Room: Does Kashmir’s healthcare needs a prescription for change?

Kashmir’s medical fraternity is filled with doctors and paramedics who stood with the people at the time of crises. Be it during the turbulent ‘90s, or amidst public uprisings of 2008, 2010, and 2016, when bullets and pellets were copiously used against a defiant population, the medicos showed great spine and character in trying conditions.  […]

Blinded by revenge

Blinded by revenge

By Gautam Navlakha There’s a 230% increase in ceasefire violations along the LoC. Where’s all this leading to? Two days after four Indian soldiers, including a Major, were killed in the Keri sector of Rajouri on 23 December 2017, the Indian Army announced that in a “tactical strike” which took place on 25 December, about […]

Relocation of houseboats: A dull premise

Relocation of houseboats:  A dull premise

By Rafique A. Khan The Dal lake, once a sparkling fresh water body, is severely polluted, to say the least. As part of its programme to ‘Save the Dal’, the government’s proposal is to remove the houseboats moored along the lake from Dalgate to Gagribal and relocate them to Doldemb. Doldemb is on the lake bank opposite […]

Two maps and a pie

Two maps and a pie

The Indian Army has been a major pillar of democracy in India. In the mid-1970s, when Indira Gandhi was at the height of her power, there stood an honest Chief of Army Staff, Gen Tapishwar Narain Raina, a Kashmiri by birth. He famously refused to allow the Army to serve the interests of any political […]

India tops list of antibiotic consumers

India tops list of antibiotic consumers

A study by health researchers from India, US, Germany and Belgium says that India has emerged as the leading consumer of antibiotics worldwide in humans by total volume between 2000 and 2015. Also use of last-resort antibiotic drug cephalosporins has increased dramatically in India and the per capita use of this class of drug is […]

Protest erupts in KU against ‘sudden disappearance’ of student

Protest erupts in KU against ‘sudden disappearance’ of student

Srinagar: Kashmir University (KU) students today staged a protest inside the campus against the “sudden disappearance” of a varsity student, asking the officials to put a genuine effort to find the whereabouts of the disappeared student. The students were seeking the intervention of the university authorities in helping them to locate the disappeared student who has […]

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