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FAULTLINE LADAKH

For centuries, Muslims and Buddhists in Leh have shared ties of kinship and culture. That is history. Larger political goals are now splitting communities...

CAN OMAR REGAIN KASHMIR?

  For J&K’s youngest ever chief minister there is more to hide than show in the first six months of governance. The road ahead is...

WITHDRAWING CRPF

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah stumbles on his moves to replace the CRPF by police, stating that state lacked enough police strength. What nobody tells...

Empowering Kashmir

The 12 MW Athwatoo Hydro Power Project commissioned last week marks the beginning of private sector’s venture into J&K’s small power projects. Built by...

CALLING INDIA INC: SHOULD WE?

Historically, non-local investors have been coming to state as fortune hunters. Now J&K government is again inviting them. KASHMIR LIFE examines if the investors, with no...

Unkept Promises

New Delhi’s latest promise to look into AFSPA reverses the ground covered by the Working Groups set up by the prime minister which clearly...

Uncovering a cover up?

As the mystery about the gang rape and murder in Shopian slowly unfolds, the investigative lapses and interventions in the case are becoming strikingly...

Murder most foul

JK Government’s one-man inquiry commission to probe the alleged rape and murder of a women and a teenage girl in Shopian, has its task...

Sex Slavery

Abducted, she spent more than a year as a sex slave entertaining drug addicts, paedophiles and other criminals who brutalized her childhood. She was...

LOSING ON HOME TURF

Peoples Democratic Party’s rise in Kashmir politics was sudden. The party struck all the right cords of politics to reach a position of strength...

The Passage to India

Six politicians from J&K will join the Indian parliament this week. Eighty four have been elected in the last 14 parliamentary elections. Forget about...

Lal Ded’s Shame

As the world celebrates Mother’s Day, Shazia Yousuf and Shazia Khan visit Srinagar’s biggest maternity hospital, Lal Ded, to find the treatment met to...

HIV Enters Schools

The growing incidence of HIV infection in J&K has been an open secret for some time, but now the monster has extended its reach...

De-Stinging AFSPA

Both the government and opposition are talking loud about the need to repeal Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and expressing helplessness to revoke...

At War With Itself

The non-English speaking Pakistan, unlike the English speaking is not laughing much and a big section of the liberal, wealthy Pakistanis seem to have...

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