updated 5:26 PM GMT, Nov 24, 2014

Kashmir polls: a triangular contest in Pulwom

As the battle for state’s assembly polls intensifies among political parties, guessing a winner in Pulwom constituency has become a difficult task as the ruling National Conference (NC) and opposition

  • Srinagar: KD| KNS
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Kashmir polls: can Akbar Lone retain Sonawari seat

Once considered to be a bastion of the ruling National Conference, the Sonawari constituency in North Kashmir’s Bandepur district is set to witness an interesting contest with analysts stating that th

  • Srinagar: KD| CNS
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Memory: Kashmir lawmaker recalls Chattergam killings

Memory: Kashmir lawmaker recalls Chattergam killings



Javid Mustafa Mir, an opposition lawmaker who was the near the scene when army shot at the occupants of a car in Kashmir’s Chattergam, killing two teenagers on the spot, recalls the incident. 

  • Javid Mustafa Mir
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Citizens of no-man's land

Last two decades have witnessed a surge in dialogue around women empowerment and gender issues globally. I remember in a biographical film on ex-cop Kiran Bedi; her father talks about how he raised hi

  • Amit Bamzai
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Text of APHC's memorandum on Kashmir 'Million March'

Text of APHC's memorandum on Kashmir 'Million March'


Here is the text of memorandum submitted by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to British and European Union Countries o the occasion of Kashmir Million March being h

  • KDNN
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Questioning the disaster management

This year's floods are one of the worst to have hit Jammu and Kashmir in the living memory and certainly the worst that I have ever experienced in my life time. Without exception, almost every part of

  • Arshid Bashir Akhoon
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I lost track of my beloved city

Seen a war ravaged city, overrun by a tempest and then forgotten to ruins? A city, once beautiful now uprooted by the night and cut open like a cadaver to obliteration? My city, on the throes of drown

  • Saadut Hussain
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Kashmir: why we must sacrifice time and money this Eid

Eid ul Azha will be celebrated, like the whole world, in Kashmir in the next week. The only difference is that, this time it will be more of a ceremonial Eid rather than a celebrational one. With the

  • Srinagar: KD
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Why I filed plea for details of Afzal Guru's hanging

Human life is perhaps the most precious gift of the nature, which many describe as the Almighty. This is the reason why it is argued that if you cannot give life, you do not have the right to take it.

  • Paras N Singh
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Seven reasons for floods in Srinagar

Kashmir has been devastated by raging floods. While the human toll is yet to be ascertained, the over-all loss to property, infrastructure and business is estimated to be one lakh crores of Rupees. Ou

  • By Abdul Majid Zargar
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Srinagar: an assessment of damage

As the floodwaters recede in flood-ravaged Kashmir, the scale of the devastation is unraveling. Living life in tents is miserable, the affected families face the biggest challenge as they have been le

  • Tahir Ibn Manzoor
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Text of appeal by Mirwaiz to OIC

To: H.E. Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, 


Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)


CC: Respected Foreign Ministers of Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Niger (The OIC Contact Gro

  • Mirwaiz Umar Farooq
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I am Kashmir, I shall rise again

No. My emancipation does not hide beneath the grimness of delusionary pages of history. I stand vindicating my own truth: sometimes on narrow streets while throwing stone of courage; sometimes inside

  • Iqbal Sonaullah
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Kashmir University Relief Camp: deconstructing myths

Contextualization is an important component in ascertaining the facts about any event happened in history. I am writing this column from the very relief camp which was initiated by students of Kashmir

  • Mehraj-ud-din Bhat
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Kashmir floods: a guide to relief

On the 15th day since the devastative floods in Kashmir the communication network has got restored to some extent and I am able to use email to communicate. The dire need of the hour seems that the re

  • Ahmad Kashmiri
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Kashmir floods: witnessing the disaster

Calamities teach us harsh lessons of life that come at a great irreparable loss.


Days of downpour by September 4 was so unrelenting that many courtyards resembled small ponds. Every water channel in

  • Saadut Hussain
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Kashmir floods: letter to Barkha Dutt


Barkha Dutt


New Delhi


Dear Barkha Dutt,


I feel sufficiently outraged to write this letter to protest your coverage of the floods in Jammu and Kashmir. 


To use the Army’s relief effo

  • By Seema Kazi
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Stories untold: rediscovering Kargil’s forgotten past

Stories untold: rediscovering Kargil’s forgotten past

“If the place is not recognised
It is from where the whole land is seen”

-The Gesar Saga


For those who have lived through an extensively televised Kargil war, perhaps still think of it is a garrison t

  • Muzammil Hussain Munshi
  • Category: Blog