Monthly Archives: November 25, 2014

In Pictures: Shades of Pushkar Fair

In Pictures: Shades of Pushkar Fair

One of the world’s largest, the Pushkar Fair is an annual five-day camel and livestock fair, which has become an important tourist attraction that draws visitors from around the globe. Held in the town of Pushkar in India’s desert state of Rajasthan, the fair hosts a number of competitions besides buying and selling of livestock.

Fooling Voters By Invoking Autonomy, Self-Rule

Mohamad Zubair-u-Din Poll bugle has been sounded in Jammu and Kashmir and the regional parties, as usual, are invoking the emotional issues to befool the electorate. The ruling National Conference had guaranteed the repealing of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) but every time they tried to take up the issue with the Government of

Smoking Ups Chances of Second Cancer

By News Desk People who smoke at least 20 cigarettes a day prior to their first cancer diagnosis have a five-fold risk of developing a second smoking-associated cancer, researchers have found. US researchers, who focused on the development of second primary cancers, arrived at the conclusion after examining data from five major studies involving over

Repeal AFSPA to Rein In Trigger Happy Militia

Mohamad Zubair-u-Din They were gunned down into silence. The dreams nurtured by the budding buds were shattered. Yes, killings of two youths by Army at Chattergam in central Kashmir’s Budgam district are another addition to the gory dance of death and destruction unleashed by Indian security apparatus in Kashmir. And as usual the condemnations from

Two civilians killed as Army opens fire on car in Kashmir

News Desk Srinagar, Nov 3: Two youth were killed and two others critically injured on Monday evening after Army opened fire on a private car in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, police said. Police have registered a case and launched an investigation into the shooting incident that took place in Chattergam area of the district. Two

Muharram marches Curfewed in Kashmir

News Desk Srinagar, Nov 2: Restrictions have been imposed on the movement of people in the nerve centres of Srinagar city to prevent Shiites (constituting less than 10 % of Kashmiri population) from taking out religious rallies to mourn the death of Imam Hussain, grandson of Islamic prophet, on the eighth day of Muharram –

Demystifying Election Drama in Kashmir

Mohamad Zubair-u-Din The Supreme Court of India has rightly gauged the pulse of people in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir by questioning the political parties for not approaching the Election Commission for postponement of elections “in view of prevailing situation when life has allegedly not come to normal” in the state. However, the assertions of Election