Crimea Can’t Be Done in 21st Century: Can Iraq?

BY WILLIAM BLUM When it gets complicated and confusing, when you’re overwhelmed with too much information, changing daily; too many explanations, some contradictory … try putting it into some kind of context by stepping back and looking at the larger, long-term picture. The United States strives for world domination, hegemony wherever possible, their main occupation […]

Rupee ends at 7 month high

MUMBAI: Rising for the fifth day in a row, the rupee Monday appreciated 22 paise against the US dollar to end at an over seven-month high level of 60.85 on heavy capital inflows into equities that surged to a fresh record. Sustained dollar selling by exporters and some banks also aided the rupee sentiment, limiting […]

A Welcome Judgment

BY ADVOCATE ZAHID ALI The guidelines recently provided by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court for applying Muslim Personal Law are proper, just and leading to the right conclusion. The ruling in Masrat Begum versus Abdul Rashid Khan and Others pertained to the issue of maintenance of divorced wives. In the ruling, Justice Ali Mohammad Magray said […]

Rusticate students: Shabana Azmi’s husband

New Delhi: Javed Akhtar, husband of prominent Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi, on Monday said the Kashmiri students who had been suspended by their university in Uttar Pradesh for cheering for Pakistan during a cricket match should be rusticated and sent back to Kashmir. “Why the suspension of those 67 Kashmiri students who cheered Pakistan is […]

Economics Retold in Parable

BY COLIN COOK The Story of Munnies and Wallies The population is divided in two: five per cent are Munnies, the other 95 per cent Wallies.  The Wallies are the ones that make the ‘stuff’ and provide the ‘services’ that everybody needs. The Munnies are the ones that organize it all – they manage and […]

1952: US Secretary of State Wires Embassy in India

“During Graham’s visit to Washington on February 11 prior to his departure (for the) subcontinent, (State) Dept officials indicated (the) desire to be (of) maximum assistance to him in his final effort (to) achieve (an) Indo-Pak agreement. (An)informal suggestion (was) made that if Graham believed (that a) Presidential appeal (to)Nehru and Nazimuddin would be helpful, […]

Schools closed

Srinagar: All schools up to middle classes in the Kashmir Valley will remain closed on Tuesday, March 11 in view of the fresh snowfall, according to a government order. “All primary and middle schools in Kashmir shall remain closed for two days (Monday and Tuesday) due to snowfall and inclement weather,” an official spokesperson said […]

Soldier shoots self

SRINAGAR: An Army soldier allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle inside a camp in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir, police said on Monday. Sepoy Sunil was on sentry duty at Wusan camp in Kangan area when his colleagues heard a shot on Sunday night and rushed towards him, they said. The […]

Exclude J&K from full mobile no. portability, Defence Ministry tells DoT

Exclude J&K from full mobile no. portability, Defence Ministry tells DoT

New Delhi: The Defence Ministry has asked the Department of Telecom to exclude Jammu and Kashmir from the proposed plan for full mobile number portability, which allows a customer to retain number in any part of the nation after changing operators. Under National Telecom Policy, the government has envisaged the concept of ‘One Nation One […]

6 booked for making fake appointments

SRINAGAR:Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) Monday registered a case against six persons including four senior officials of Education department for making fake appointments in Budgam district. “A case was registered against six persons including four senior officials of Education department after an inquiry revealed that they hatched a criminal conspiracy and allowed the […]