China raises Kashmir issue at UN; India reiterates ‘internal matter’

United Nations/New Delhi: Raising the Kashmir issue at the UN, China has told the General Assembly that the “dispute” should be peacefully and properly addressed in accordance with the UN Charter, Security Council resolutions and the bilateral agreement. China, a close ally of Pakistan, also stressed that no actions should be taken that would unilaterally […]

Let’s Become Environmental Protectionists!

Dr. Shahid Amin Trali It’s very alarming to find the unending disturbances to our environment. Man’s foul play with the nature is not going well with the present as well as our future. The environmental problems are mounting towards a bigger trouble in future but we are yet to recover from deep hibernation/sleep mode. This […]

Towards a Happy and a Fulfilling Childhood

Naveed Shafi Khaja In our society children are considered as an inseparable part of individual and societal existence. A married couple without a child feels incomplete and emotionally distraught. Perhaps such may not be the level of longing for a child in the West given the fractured structure of their families and extremely individualistic lifestyles. […]

On Goodness

The dictionary defines goodness as the state or quality of being good(https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goodness). While the intensity and copiousness of what it means to be good might vary across time, space and cultures, but it’s defining features and attributes essentially remains the same. Goodness and being good call for and warrant higher standards than the prosaic and […]

CRICKET ROW: Barring few, Meerut varsity willing to readmit expelled students, says Matoo

SRINAGAR: National Conference youth leader Junaid Azim Matoo, who was sent to  Meerut by  Chief Minister Omar Abdullah after 67 Kashmir students were expelled  from Swami Vivekananda Subharti University for cheering Pakistan against India in a cricket match, Friday  said that barring couple of students the university is ready to readmit all the students. He […]

3 die of asphyxiation

Srinagar: Three carpenters, two of them brothers, died apparently of asphyxiation in a shed at an under construction house near Srinagar Airport Friday, police said. Fayaz Ahmad Najar, his brother Nisaar, and Jamsheed Ahmad Dar, all residents of Chadoora, were found dead in a shed of an under construction house at Friends Enclave, Humhama, a […]

‘Oceans’ Inside Earth

BY IAN SIMPLE A small, battered diamond found in the gravel strewn along a shallow riverbed in Brazil has provided evidence of a vast “wet zone” deep inside the Earth that could hold as much water as all the world’s oceans put together. The water is not sloshing around inside the planet, but is held […]

3.5 lakh first- time voters to exercise franchise in LS polls

Jammu: About 3.5 lakh first time voters are going to exercise their right to franchise in Jammu and Kashmir in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. “3.5 lakh first time voters will be exercising their franchise in the Lok Sabha polls in the state of Jammu and Kashmir,” Jammu and Kashmir Chief Electoral Officer Umang Narula […]

LAHDC Kargil Row: NC, Islamia School move vote of no confidence against Congress-led Council

Srinagar: National Conference and the  Islamia School  have moved a no confidence motion against Congress- led  Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Kargil over  its alleged failure on developmental front. Talking to KNS, Kachoo Ahmad Ali Khan, the National Conference councilor in LAHDC Kargil,  said: “Alhaj Asgar Ali Karbalai the chief executive councilor has failed […]

Afridi hits back in sexism row

LAHORE: Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi on Friday sought to bat away controversy over comments he made about women’s cricket, saying he had been quoted out of context. The big-hitting 34-year-old came under fire this week after TV interview footage circulated of him commenting on women’s cooking skills in response to a question about women’s cricket. […]