Special Report

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Inherently Intricate

Clean decision-making during honeymoon period does not insulate the BJP-PDP alliance from exhibiting its polar differences on key issues concerning the diverse vote politic that the two parties represent, argues R S Gull

Editorial

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Take Two

With Mufti’s second inning as Kashmir’s CM already underway, the focus is on the deliverance of promises made during the elections campaigns. The new government, despite some initial hiccups, has shown willingness and

OP-ED

OP-ED

Mufti Mantra

 Mohammad Ahseem Even though PDP and BJP ultimately did manage to pull a deal to form a government in the state, the ideological polarization among the coalition partners can bring in aversion any

Briefing

Award

Briefing

New Delhi Amid fresh drizzle in March, it was a rain of awards over valley. Other than researchers, journalists and medicos, awards were bestowed on three papier machie and shawl exporters from Kashmir

Interview

Business

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Thriving on Sawdust

Persistent poverty at home made them to start from scratch. But over the years, Bhats of Babademb have established themselves ‘preferable’ address for all types of timber products. Bilal Handoo reports the venture

Society

Who let the dogs out?
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Canine Causalities

Despite official claim of reducing dog population to half in just two years canines are on the loose and stronger than ever. Syed Asma reports the quantum of menace that has left a

Diary

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Nourooz in Persia

By: Syed Iliyas Ali Rizvi With the rebirth of nature, indeed across the world, Nourooz is celebrated with rich cultural traditions. With distinct variation across different countries, Nourooz is a time to come

Faith

Gulzar Peer’s supporters protesting against his arrest.
Pic: Bilal Bahadur

Judging the Victims!

Gulzar Peer’s acquittal shocked everybody including police. With fake Peer back behind bars and case listed in the High Court, Saima Bhat takes a look at the controversial judgment that bailed Peer out 

Infrastructure

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Predicting Right!

Officials are upbeat that after installation of Japan’s hi-tech X-Band Doppler Weather Radar system in Kashmir calamities can be predicted in time to minimize damages. Saima Bhat reports           

OBTIUARY

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A ‘Different’ Sheikh

He was a Kashmiri rather than an Indian. That is how Sheikh Nazir Ahmad, a NC stalwart who breathed his last on Tuesday, is remembered by people. Tasavur Mushtaq talks to people close

News Notes

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News Notes

New Chief A 1994 batch IPS officer, Syed Javaid Mujtaba Gillani Tuesday took over as Inspector General of Police, Kashmir at Zonal Police Headquarters Srinagar. An alumnus of Sainik School, Manasbal, Gillani served

Photo Feature

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Panic in Pictures

With flood panic making rounds in valley, the scenes in and around Srinagar were akin to last year’s September floods. Amid downpour, Bilal Bahadur captures the panic-stricken city centre Lal Chowk

Short Story

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NH1

By Hirra Sultan Stuck. Where? No idea. It was road till eyes could see. No civilization as far as eyes could catch a view. All that gave company were other vehicles. All queued

Poetry

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Veiled

  By Asma Firdous   Let the sun fade from the frame Allow the dark to diffuse Into the day-lit sky Invite the stars to adore Welcome the night.   Veiled by the

Places

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Unreported  Alleys

Almost six months after floods hit valley, Mandir Bagh in the heart of the city continues to be a haunting place with flood-torn houses and structures. Durdana Bhat picks some untold stories from

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Feelings

‘Fairer’ Feelings

  by Durdana Bhat     Some feelings, since very long, are stirring up a storm in me. I am the part of society where woman seems to have a squeezed space. And

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.

Education

People

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Petty Thefts, Big Deal

Is it the kick that makes one steal petty things like plants, manhole covers, railings, telephone cables, flower pots etc or the money behind it. Syed Asma reports the small thefts that make

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Woman Matters

By Rameez Bhat If you observe and think about different kinds of things around you, you will eventually come across the reality: Almighty Allah has created everything with a purpose. Each and every

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