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Why shifting exams to March permanently has a silver lining

Why shifting exams to March permanently has a silver lining

As the devastating floods in Kashmir early September has thrown every aspect of the government functioning out of gear, the dent to the already decaying education system however is colossal. But the government’s decision to hold school and college examinations in March next year...

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...

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Technology & Gadgets

Facebook to locate your stolen passwords

In a bid to keep its users' accounts safe, social networking site Facebook has created an automated service that monitors the web for stolen email addresses and passwords.   The service checks credentials to see if they match those being used on Facebook.   Once it finds a...

Health

Traffic pollution can harm lungs of babies in womb

A new study has found that exposure to pollution, especially during the second trimester of pregnancy, could harm a child's lungs.   Existing research has often highlighted the adverse effects of air pollutants on lung function in school-age children and adolescents, but the effects of a...

Columns

Flooded Kashmir — a fortnight later

Kashmir has once again been vitiated — now by Nature. There has already been recent history of adversities of different hues. The poor Kashmiris somehow continue to be at the receiving end: from the times of the Maharaja's self-centered rule to the couldn't-care-less attitude...

Features

Bijbehara massacre: when BSF shot dead '51' Kashmir people

Bijbehara massacre: when BSF shot dead '51' Kashmir people

  Twenty-one years have passed and the Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) personnel allegedly responsible for murdering scores of innocent and peaceful protestors in Bijbehara town of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district have not been brought to book.   Locals lament that  justice has been eluding the families of...

Literary Dispatch

Australian Richard Flanagan wins 2014 Man Booker prize

The first Man Booker prize to allow American nominees was Tuesday night won by an Australian, with Richard Flanagan triumphing for a novel of love...

Sports

Pistorius gets five-year jail for girlfriend's death

Pistorius gets five-year jail for girlfriend's death

Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in jail for shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead.   Judge Thokozile Masipa pronounced her ruling on Tuesday in Pistorius' murder trial. Pistorius had shot Steenkamp dead on Valentines Day last year and had maintained that...

Story in Pictures

In pics: protests at Kashmir City Centre over delay in relief

In pics: protests at Kashmir City Centre over delay in relief

With anger brewing over the delay in relief measures, flood victims Wednesday took to streets, blocking roads and suspending vehicular movement in City Center Lal Chowk in Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar. Pictures: Yawar Kabli. Aghast over the inordinate delay in mitigating the sufferings...