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Kashmir: elections and selections

Kashmir: elections and selections

Just two years after the farce of 1987 in Kashmir, the Indian general elections were held in 1989. Mr. B, a Pandit of some repute and an Indian administrative service bureaucrat of his time, lived by his job, having been posted at various places...

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

New method for fast Bluetooth data sharing

Spanish researchers have devised a new method that ensures that information is shared quickly and effectively using Bluetooth technology.   Bluetooth technology is the most widespread standard wireless communication.   One of its applications is the creation of electronic sensor networks.   Researchers from the University of the Basque Country...

Health

Keep on running if you want to stay young

A new study had claimed that if you want to stay young, running may be the best way to do it.   The research by the University of Colorado Boulder and Humboldt State University shows that senior citizens who run several times a week for exercise...

Columns

Other-side of Modi’s assertive India

 Other-side of Modi’s assertive India

“Yeh Woh Hindustan Nahin Hai”, the sentence that was often repeated by Indian Prime Minister and his home minister Rajnath Singh during recent Indo-Pak stand-off. Whether this sentence is a reference to Congress rule which Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) often accused of pursuing an...

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

Between choices and conflicts, Mirza Waheed's novel seeks love

Between choices and conflicts, Mirza Waheed's novel seeks love

Not every individual in Kashmir in the early 1990s turned against the army driven by political vendetta. There were many who rebelled because it was...

Sports

Shehzad recalls 'lucky escape' from bouncer post Hughes' death

Shehzad recalls 'lucky escape' from bouncer post Hughes' death

Pakistan Test team opener Ahmed Shehzad has admitted that he had a lucky escape when a short-pitched ball cracked his cheekbone earlier this month and said that he froze when he heard the news of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes' passing on Thursday. Hughes passed away...

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...