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Madrassa as mainstream

Srinagar, Aug. 4 -- Some retired generals regularly appearing on TV in Pakistan - the army chief is on record saying they are not briefed by the army - have been recommending the "mainstreaming" of re... Read More


Mehbooba convenes All-Party Meet at 6 pm, urges separatists, Ulemas to join too

Srinagar, Aug. 4 -- PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti today said a meeting of all political parties was convened in a hotel but police asked all hotels not to allow any such meeting and now the meeting of all ... Read More


PDP, NC, Congress attend all-party meet

Srinagar, Aug. 4 -- Leaders from PDP, National Conference, Congress, and Peoples' Movement led by Shah Faesal on Sunday held an all-party meet to discuss the prevailing situation in Kashmir. The meet... Read More


Can't China do for India what US did for China?

Srinagar, Aug. 4 -- Pradip Baijal is a pugnacious reformer with a ferocious appetite for taking on challenging assignments. This reviewer remembers vividly Baijal, as Secretary Disinvestment in 2002, ... Read More


'In a democracy, know how to win gracefully'

Srinagar, Aug. 4 -- There are altogether 2,293 constituencies in India. These include constituencies for Parliament, that is, for the House of the People and the Council of States and for the Legislat... Read More


Bittersweet, if solipsistic, musings on mortality

Srinagar, Aug. 4 -- On pages 179-180 of the e-edition of Pico Iyer's latest book, Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells, there is an exchange between Iyer and his wife, Hiroko, about the very sam... Read More


Substance Abuse & Drug Addiction

Srinagar, Aug. 4 -- Had Pablo Escobar been alive today, he would have definitely fought for his market share in Kashmir. Kashmir once known as "Peer Wear" or 'The land of Saints' has now become the la... Read More


The game in Afghanistan

Srinagar, Aug. 4 -- The U.S. President made Prime Minister Imran Khan and his Pakistani delegation incredibly gleeful when he promised the moon to them. The July 22 meeting between Donald Trump and Kh... Read More


Security advisory: Visitors vacate valley; IAF planes pressed in to fly them out

Srinagar, Aug. 3 -- In the wake of security advisory issued by Government, the Amarnath yatris and tourists Saturday started leaving Kashmir and Yatri Niwas base camp Jammu without having darshan at A... Read More


Guv has no final word, want to know from GoI: Omar

Srinagar, Aug. 3 -- Unsatisfied with the assurances of Governor Satya Pal Malik, former J&K chief minister and National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah Saturday sought a statement from Centre ... Read More