Tangmarg villagers repair vital bridge on their own

Baramulla: The September 6 floods washed away with it some important bridges that connected people and places. In Tangmarg area of North Kashmir people have started to repair a vital bridge that connects several villages in the area. According to locals, the floods washed away Sharay bridge—the main bridge on Farozpora Nala— disconnecting two dozen […]

Step On It

After a severe reprimand from the union minister for roads and highways, Nitin Gadkari, last week, the Jammu and Kashmir government has finally come up with its assessment of damage caused by recent floods. It may, however, take another week or more for the state to submit the report to the union government. And, unless […]

KASHMIR’S UNSUNG HEROES: Mirwaiz Maulana Rasool Shah – I

When Mirwaiz Maulana Rasool Shah was born (September 5, 1855), his father, Mirwaiz Haji Maulana Muhammad Yahya, said: “He will shine like the sun, and enlighten people.” The son proved his father’s prophesy right, and came to be known as the Sir Syed of Kashmir. Mirwaiz Rasool Shah’s quest for knowledge began when he was […]

If Al Qaeda Is Coming, Relax

We are being told by the media that Al Qaeda has announced a new organisation, Jamaat Qaidat al-jihad fi’shibhi al-qarrat al-Hindiya, or Organisation of The Base of Jihad in the Indian Sub-Continent. We are also being told it will wage jihad in Kashmir besides India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Theorists-cum-fantasists like Praveen Swami see in this […]

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