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Kashmir polls: can Akbar Lone retain Sonawari seat

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 the opposition Peoples Democratic Party candidate holds an edge.  The voting for the constituency is...

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

WhatsApp starts encrypting messages to thwart hackers

WhatsApp starts encrypting messages to thwart hackers

WhatsApp, the world's most widely used instant messaging service, has started encrypting messages to protect them from hackers, said Open Whisper Systems, a software development group associated with the company.   With the encryption, messages exchanged between users will be encrypted by default with a password...

Health

High-fruit diets can worsen depression

Forcing your children to have too much fruit during adolescence can have negative consequences as a diet high in fructose, a sugar found naturally in fruits, may exacerbate their depressive behaviours, new research shows.   The consumption of a diet high in fructose throughout adolescence can...

Columns

Kashmir: a case of dirty politics 

Kashmir: a case of dirty politics 

‘That Karakul cap looks nice on you Papa but Granddad bequeathed it to me when he died and beckoned me to wear it on first day at job’.   My father replied: ‘For today only my son I will use it to take the...

Features

Bhaderwah: Azad's litmus test

Bhaderwah: Azad's litmus test

This breathtakingly beautiful mountainous assembly constituency of the Jammu region has often been called 'Chota Kashmir' for its geographic, cultural and religious affinity with the Kashmir Valley.   If Ganderbal in the valley has been the political bastion of the Abdullahs and the ruling National Conference...

Literary Dispatch

Mirza Waheed's second novel released in Kashmir

Mirza Waheed's second novel released in Kashmir

After acclaiming great praise globally for his debut novel on Kashmir, London-based Kashmir writer Mirza Waheed today launched his second novel 'The Book of Golden Leaves...

Sports

Meet Messi look-alike Pak leggie Yasir Shah who wants to be the next Warne!

Meet Messi look-alike Pak leggie Yasir Shah who wants to be the next Warne!

Pakistan's fresh spin-talent Yasir Shah looks a lot like Argentina talisman Lionel Messi and has just made his international debut after being introduced in the squad against Australia weeks ago.   However, Shah, unlike Messi, is not interested in football. He wants to follow in the...

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...