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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

Twitter declares war on passwords

Twitter formally declared war on passwords during a developers' conference in San Francisco, unveiling a new system that allows users to log-in to mobile apps with a phone number.   Jeff Seibert, director for mobile platforms at the popular social network, Wednesday introduced Digits, a free...

Health

Kidney stones may increase bone fracture risk

People, especially women, who develop kidney stones may be at increased risk of experiencing bone fractures, finds a research.   Those who form stones in the kidneys and urinary tract - a condition called urolithiasis - may have reduced bone mineral density and be at an...

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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

Facebook wants good old 'chatrooms' back

Social media giant Facebook reportedly wants to bring back the old 'chatrooms' where people could strike up conversations with strangers about subjects they were all interested in.   The 10 year old social media website has been quick to jump on any new messaging trends 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...