OPINION

 Niloofar Qureshi

Hartal Politics: Back to Square One!

Hartal Politics: Back to Square One!

Last month there was a report in the media that about the likelihood of the Hurriyat doing away with its hartal politics. This news was widely welcomed as shutdowns were putting the people of Kashmir through extreme hardships and untold miseries. Hopes were very high because while speaking on different occasions, separatist leaders had individually […]

 Jatin Desai

Kartarpur Corridor is a major step but one needs to also go beyond it

Kartarpur Corridor is a major step but one needs to also go beyond it

The Kartarpur Corridor will connect Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur in Indian Punjab with Kartarpur in Pakistan’s Punjab. There is a high hope that it will turn into a ‘road of peace’ between two countries. The people of India and Pakistan witnessed a ‘miracle’ few days ago. They have high hopes from the development on […]

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UNO and Kashmir fiasco

UNO and Kashmir fiasco

BY: Shabir Ahmad Right after India and Pakistan became independent counties, the valley of Kashmir, than ruled by the Maharaja Hari Singh, was in a real political dilemma with its Muslim majority population and a Hindu ruler. In making a choice between India and Pakistan Maharaja had to take in account the wishes and aspirations […]

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The Particle Odyssey

The Particle Odyssey

The world around us seems to be made up of some minuscule fundamental particles. However which particles are regarded as fundamental varies with time. This goes back to Greeks who had credence that all matter was composed of small indiscrete particles; they called these particles as ‘atoms’. Their argument hinged on the inkling that it […]

 Zahid Nabi

Captain’s Grand Gesture

Captain’s Grand Gesture

But, will peace pass through Kartarpur corridor?

Unlike that of Narendra Modi, I don’t know what size Imran Khan’s chest is, nor do I have any interest in knowing it. But considering his moves, he seems to be owning a larger heart, at least metaphorically, as ever since he led his party to a thumping win in elections outclassing all shareefs, Bhuttos […]

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The financial fiasco and SSA salaries!

The financial fiasco and SSA salaries!

Whenever the voices of dissent grow shriller, government comes up with a new assurance. 

By: SAMEER FIDA HUSSAIN By now my ingenuity on the topic of SSA and SSA teachers has nearly exhausted. Lot has been said but nothing has been done in this regard. This deprived lot has been left to fend for themselves as SSA teachers, or more appropriately the General Line Teachers recruited under SSA, are […]

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The Sorry State of affairs and the women in Kashmir

The Sorry State of affairs and the women in Kashmir

By: Nazima Hassan Kashmir, as they say, is ‘Heaven on Earth’! It may be true perhaps to people who come from other countries or for that matter rest of the states of India also. For an ordinary Kashmiri what Kashmir is all about is perhaps a question that hardly needs any answer. Being a student […]

 SHAH KHALID

Industrial Sector in Limbo!

Industrial Sector in Limbo!

In Jammu and Kashmir state, the large and small scale industries are in doldrums courtesy officials negligence, bureaucratic delays, corruption as well as poor infrastructure, which is equally responsible for the decline in manufacturing process. According to local print media reports, the Jammu and Kashmir state has 86 large and small-scale industries, which provides employment […]

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JK Assembly dissolution: Blocking the Road to democracy

JK Assembly dissolution: Blocking the Road to democracy

BY: RAYEES MASROOR The governor of Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik dissolved the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly minutes after Mehbooba Mufti backed by claimed support of National Conference and Congress and staked claim for Government formation in the state. Following this development BJP ally and People’s Conference Chairman Sajad Gani Lone also addressed a […]

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The day we should never forget!

The day we should never forget!

BY: Javeed Ali Undoubtedly, there is no day as beautiful as the day of the birth anniversary of the impeccable and ideal personality in the whole Universe. The day which illuminated the whole World, the day which annihilated the foundations of ignorance. The day humanity regained its humanism. The day oppressed and persecuted found their […]