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Cyclone 2012

Apparently there are no records to make a comparison in Kashmir’s recent weather history.  But the 30-hours windstorm did prick…

Energy
Hitting The Roof

After hiking power tariff by 139 percent in the last five years, the PDD has proposed to raise tariffs by…

Energy
Powerless Linemen

The PDD has for long been hiring men on daily wages for the risky maintenance work on electricity transmission lines.…

Public Affairs
Convenient Un-Ban

The blanket ban on local cable news channels has been in place since 2010 unrest, however, the government is reportedly mulling lifting the ban in view of upcoming municipal polls. Majid Maqbool reports.

Public Affairs
Off the Track

While inadequate transport facilities in J&K cause hardship to general public, the official carrier has lent its newly acquired fleet…

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At loggerheads

The separatists have challenged the clergy’s decision to banish four pastors from the state over allegations of forced conversions saying…

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Dying Chinars

A steady decline in the number of chinars has led many social activists to question our ability to preserve this…

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Unsafe outside?

A Kashmiri student studying in M.P was shot at by motorcycle borne assailants raising concerns over the safety of thousands…

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Winter in Kashmir

It all gets covered with the colour of winter, the colour of dusk. Shades of grey start to dominate. Temperature…

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Stranded in wilderness

Hundreds of passengers and supply trucks stranded on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway since the snowfall on Jan 7 are helplessly waiting…

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Fields Of Gold

One of the most expensive spices in the world is getting some very expensive support, to ensure that it becomes…

Public Affairs
Adults For The Law

In Kashmir where children are counted as adults at 16 years, juvenile justice is a far cry. Majid Maqbool meets…

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Bunking Care And Hygiene

A cursory examination of infrastructure and basic facilities available to government middle schools reveals a callous ignorance the system metes…

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