Indian held at Sharjah Airport while trying to smuggle gold

Dubai: An Indian man was on Saturday arrested at Sharjah International Airport in the United Arab Emirates while trying to smuggle out 12 gold biscuits to India. The suspect, who was identified Gh RA was nabbed by customs officers at the airport. He was heading to India according to an official spokesperson from Sharjah Police. […]

Criminal charges can be altered at any stage of trial: HC

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has held that lower courts have “comprehensive” power to alter or add charges in a criminal case at any stage of trial prior to the pronouncement of judgement. “The court has ample power to amend or alter a charge only with a condition that it should give full opportunity […]

Online solution to conflicting medical opinions in the offing

NEW DELHI: Confused over differing medical opinions? Now, some renowned names in medical science from across the globe will be a click away to help one decide the best course of action. The initiative, known as MediCounsel, has a network of 600 doctors across 40 super specialities including Harvard Medical Institute, Henry Ford Health System, […]

Shameful Inaction

According to data furnished by the Home Department, there are more cases of rape and molestation registered against “security” men and the police than against insurgents. This applies to statistics offered for both provinces of the state. The data reveals that 5125 cases of rapes were registered across the state, 2601 in Kashmir and 2524 […]

Omar lauds J&K for amazing Ranji run

Omar lauds J&K for amazing Ranji run

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister on Sunday lauded the state cricket team for reaching the Ranji Trophy quarterfinal this season, saying that the performance of Parveez Rasool and Co. Was something to feel proud of. “J&K did an amazing job under their skipper Parvez #Rasool to reach the quarters of the #RanjiTrophy. You made […]

J&K rugby squad announced

Srinagar: J&K State Sports Council’s (JKSSC) selection committee Sunday announced 15 member squad for the forthcoming All India Rugby Championship 2014 to be held at Cuttack from February5. The selection committee was led by its Divisional Sports Officer from Kashmir, Abdul Qayoom along with its members Prof B A Shah and Rifat Abdullah. The selected […]

One Way Ticket

As fellow-traveller on Kashmir’s mountain highways, Death’s commitment to his calling is second only to the lack of it among the state’s police and traffic authorities. Evidence seems to suggest that this, in fact, is a league of extra-ordinary forces, one driven by inevitability, and the other by incorrigibility. But even in this ghoulish pact, […]

Meri Sali Ki Zulfain

BY SHERU Sheru’s friend constructed a new house a few years ago. After the family shifted to its new home, his sali (sister-in-law) came to help them settle down. She worked hard to make her sister’s house clean and tidy. Unlike other women, she used to bathe daily. She was given a separate bathroom. After a fortnight, […]

The Perils of Nation-Building

DR OMAR AKHTAR South Sudan was carved out of the south of the erstwhile state of Sudan. Predominantly Christian and tribal, there were inherent differences and simmering tensions between the South and the primarily Muslim and Arab North. Post-independence from Britain, there was intermittent fighting, which led to an all-out civil war beginning in the […]