updated 11:02 AM GMT, Jan 25, 2015

Technology & Gadgets

New app tells weather with some jokes

Here comes an ultimate app that not only alerts you about the weather but also entertains you with one-liners. The Funny Or Die comedy site, backed by American comedian, actor, producer, and writer Will Ferrell, has launched the "Funny Or Die" weather app for iOS...

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Kashmir govt formation: what ails the PDP?

Kashmir govt formation: what ails the PDP?

Why is the Peoples Democratic Party reluctant to form the government in Jammu and Kashmir despite the fact that all other parties and the unattached newly elected Legislative members extended their support to it, weeks back? Barring the BJP, other parties and the unattached...

Health

Bill Gates says AIDS vaccine could be a reality by 2030

Bill Gates has said that a vaccine for AIDS and a new intense drug treatment for the virus can be a reality by 2030. The American business magnate said at Davos World Economic Forum that they are pretty optimistic that in this 15-year period they...

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An anatomy of Pandit migration from Kashmir

An anatomy of Pandit migration from Kashmir

Frosty winter days were menacingly uncertain as it had been almost a year now that popular resistance had been gradually spreading in Kashmir. Start of January bought with it news of expanding Indian forces across the valley; pouring in since the onset of winter...

Features

Kashmir's winter delicacies: smoked fish, dried herbs, vegetables

Kashmir's winter delicacies: smoked fish, dried herbs, vegetables

For centuries, locals in the landlocked Kashmir Valley have relished dried vegetables, smoked fish and wild herbs to survive during the extreme winter. The tradition lives on even today. As land links with the outside world would get snapped because of heavy snowfall on the...

Photo Feature

Photo feature: down the Afarwat slopes

Photo feature: down the Afarwat slopes

In the famous tourist resort Gulmarg, less than six miles from the volatile ceasefire line that divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan, skiers from across the world have started to camp in Afarwat, some 3,950 metres above from the sea level, for...

Literary Dispatch

Death in my neighbour’s courtyard- a short story

Death in my neighbour’s courtyard- a short story

The sun was shining brightly on the green grass in my north Kashmir hamlet one spring day. The snowcapped mountains and cool breeze forced me...

Sports

Inzamam brands Pak's 1999 WC squad `strongest`

Former Pakistan skipper Inzamam ul-Haq believes that his nation's squad for the 1999 World Cup was the strongest side to date to have featured in the sport's pinnacle tournament. Inzamam said that despite losing the lopsided finale, he still believes that was the strongest Pakistan...

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In pics: attack on army camp in Kashmir

In pics: attack on army camp in Kashmir

Three days ahead of the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the contested Kashmir region, a group of rebels stormed an army base in a northern border town killing eleven government forces. Six militants were also killed and the operation has ended while...