The Double Cross?

As cops found their colleague accompanying the most wanted militant in a Jammu bound car intercepted on the highway, it was like a proverbial killing of two birds with one stone. The arrest of the DySP, shady for most of his career, however,…

Business

Curtains Fall

After August 5 shutdown, most of the courier and the parcel delivery companies working with the e-commerce outlets have closed…

Special Report

Hired To Humiliate

The abundant colleges and teacher-scarce education department has lead the department to use and abuse almost 1900 teachers as contractual…

Governance

Dreaming A Home

Caught in the heaps of files and procedures, the officials in the rural development department are oblivious of the inhuman…

Briefing

Briefing (January 19-25, 2020)

UNITED NATIONS In yet another closed-door meeting of the UN Security Council (UNSC), China requested deliberations on the Kashmir issue.…

Security

Cursed Numbers

Focus on particular registration numbers during routine wayside searches by the security grid has impacted the resale value of some…

Life Story

Saving Boukvat

Some doctors have joined hands to help the chronic kidney patients from the weaker sections and the effort is a…

Books A photograph of 1920 shows the Kashmiri professionals taking the tourists to Gulmarg in palkis.
1853: A Tourist On Foot

An unknown Englishman has penned in his peculiar language his long trek from Shimla to Srinagar via Tibet on foot…

Conflict

Caned For The Stick

The camera caught him carrying a stick and police took him to jail as the family says the handicapped tailor,…

Society

Match-Makers Mobile

With the drop gates preventing the movement on roads and cell phones blocked, the Kashmir lockdown hit the basic institution…

Infrastructure
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A Model Wasted

Deep down south, the government invested heavily in creating a model health centre. As it is waiting for inauguration, part…

Tourism

The Low Footfall

After the government evacuated tourists at the peak of a successful tourist season in August, Umar Mukhtar sees no change…

Elections
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BJP’s New Tensions

Though the elections for the local bodies and Panchayats were considered a hugely partial exercise, at least in Kashmir, the…

History
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The Urdu Umpire

More than 130 years of being the official language of Jammu and Kashmir, Urdu’s fate hangs in balance as the…

Politics

Holiday Politics

by Masood Hussain In last more than 30 years, the abnormal situation gave people so much of time to stay…

Diplomacy

The Second Hearing

The US Congress’s Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (TLHRC) hearing on Kashmir – Jammu and Kashmir in Context, was literally…

Pulse
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3D Artist

A young boy draws jaw-dropping works without ever been part of an art class, reports Umar Mukhtar It takes degrees and…

Faith

Hanging An Imposter

In 1859, the East India Company hanged a Jammu Faqeer in Sialkot for claiming to be a prophet. Its details…

Entrepreneurship
A group of girls on a trip to Harmukh. Image: Shefali Gautam

Female Hikers

Boys have all the fun everywhere, especially in conservative societies. A group is trying to help girls to go on…

Discourse

Deconstructing Modi 2.0

by Masood Hussain Narendra Modi’s victory in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections is not an ordinary one. It is a…