Special Report


O’ Zoji La

As one of world’s 10 dangerous roads reopens for summer months, R S Gull goes reason-hunting beyond Zoji La to understand why road-connectivity to Ladakh was historically dictated either by desert’s strategic importance



Omissions In Commissions

Constitution of inquiry commissions has been in fashion for a long time now. Accepting or rejecting recommendations of a Commission is the prerogative of the government, so the administration has continuously used setting




Amit Koul I am not well-versed with writing skills. But the amount of pain, regrets and old memories, I carry since long, makes me pen down a few words about the hard times,




GENEVA Kashmir may not be in the priority list of United States, but Kashmiri things are selling hot in the markets of Global Giant. A 35-carat Kashmiri sapphire fetched $ 7.3 million last



Er Abdul Wajid  standing with children of quake hit Nepal.

In Ravaged Kathmandu

Among thousands of volunteers busy helping Nepal come back to rails after the devastating earthquake, there  are  a few from Kashmir too. Engineer Abdul Wajid, who is still in Kathmandu, uses cellphone for



‘Get Well Soon’

Amid the debate over cockroaches crawling out of the biryani in Srinagar, R S Gull argues that one of the key factors for a society’s morbidity is what it is being fed by


Outside view of Railway Station Srinagar at Nowgam.

Ah Wahibug

RS Gull This small village in Pulwama outskirts is experiencing interesting days after the transporters plying between Newa and the town starting taking this route. Srinagar is barely 35 minute drive from Pulwama

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Mirwaiz Mohammad Farooq

Did Mirwaiz Play Down Life Threats?

Bilal Handoo SRINAGAR Days before the prominent religious leader Mirwaiz Mohammad Farooq was assassinated by militants at his Nigeen residence on May 21, 1990, he was cautioned about his possible life threat, which


Aftermath of the 2013 Eid riots in Kashmir.
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A Kishtwar Commission

After his interim report absolved NC leader Sajad Kichloo in December 2013 paving way for his return to Omar Abdullah’s council of ministers, Justice (retd) R C Gandhi who presided over the one-man



Cashmere’s Carcinogens

Two latest medical researches have held prevalence of smoking and salted tea as main factors for increased prevalence of the deadly cancer in Kashmir. On basis of the records of last two decades,

News Notes


News Notes

Foreign First! Recently, at a counselling session on International Academic Programs, a scribe who has done his masters degree from United States remarked that Kashmir University is closed – closed in every sense.

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Monkey Visits Salman Khan In Pahalgam!

KL Report SRINAGAR It is not fan following alone. Last night, even a monkey came visiting the reel life hero Salman Khan, who is shooting for Bajrangi Baijan in Pahalgam. Khan’s sister Arpita

Short Story

Representational Pic by Durdana Bhat

Why Bhushan Lal Froze?

By Ghulam Nabi Shahid Another bang on the door and Bhushan Lal was almost frightened to death. He turned his blank eyes towards the ceiling and waited. He did not respond to the



Graveyard of Dead Numbers

By Muhammad Nadeem Come here Here, see This is Mr 754 shot dead in head   This, here, is Jinab 836 His legs were never found She is 639. Her body was mutilated


In action Wasim Raza during one of the Ranji Matches.

Cricketer’s Journey

It was sheer luck that bought cricket enthusiast Waseem Raza Parray face to face with state’s Ranjhi selectors. Wasaf Jeelani recaps budding cricketer’s journey that saw him fulfill his dreams    On a


Joining hands

Unison is Resolution

By Aaqib Javaid Kashmir: word of seven alphabets makes its presence in politics, conflict, human right violations, strikes, encounters, curfew, crackdown etc. But more than this, these seven alphabets have been diluted in

Young Artist

Young Artist

Fahad Mubarak s/o Mubarak Ahmad Shah of Homshalibugh (Yaripora), Kulgama is a 4th standard student at EFF EMM School Islamabad. He drew this cartoon for Kashmir Young Life.

Public Affairs


Axing Notorious Poplars

By Mir Faizan Anwar Prettiness of Kashmir is no secret. The verdant and flourishing coniferous forests enveloping the Valley and broadleaved trees in its plains create a mystic aura. Besides orchards of diverse

Arts & Culture


A Colourful Urn

Inspired by the likes of Van Gogh and Rembrandt,  a Kashmiri landscape artist’s work reflects the changing mood of a place and its people. Nuzhat Mushtaq profiles his life story Sixty-nine-year old Mohammad



You Want to Enjoy Snow? Go Sinthan Way!

Riyaz Ul Khaliq  KL News Network SRINAGAR May is almost over, so is snow in plains of Kashmir valley. Although the winter spell this year was a prolonged one, but ‘clouds over Kashmir’