Monthly Archives: April 28, 2015

Nepal Earthquake Toll Crosses 4,350

Nepal Earthquake Toll Crosses 4,350

Kathmandu, Apr 28: The death toll in the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday climbed to over 4,350 today with more than 8,000 others injured, as Prime Minister Sushil Koirala admitted that the rescue and relief operations have not been effective. Crisis loomed over quake-hit Nepal with an acute shortage of food, water, electricity and

Why We Are Wrong About Pakistan

The Pakistan that is barely documented in the West is a wonderful, warm and fabulously hospitable country. And every writer who has ventured out of the prism of received opinion and the suffocating five-star hotels, has ended up celebrating rather than denigrating Pakistan, writes PETER OBORNE It was my first evening in Pakistan. My hosts, a

Why A Pandit Says No To Kashmir

Three years ago, I had a candid chat with a Kashmiri Pandit whose palatial house in Srinagar is occupied by paramilitary forces. He owns couple of apartments in Indian northern satellite city of Gurgaon, runs a property business and is doing very well financially. Our conversation started with the mention of snow-clad mountain peaks, fresh

Will Mufti Learn Lessons From History?

Mohamad Zubair-ud-din Despite being poles apart ideologically, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stitched an alliance to have a romance with power after fighting elections against each other. The 2010 killings, the unfortunate execution of Afzal Guru, corruption, official high handedness and finally the September, 2014 deluge swept away the fortunes of

Why Kashmir Condemned Shopian Attack

Prachita Jaitley Being at the forefront of anti-militancy operations, cops of Jammu and Kashmir police are expected to face attacks from insurgents and hundreds of policemen have paid with their lives during such operations since the eruption of insurgency in Indian administered Kashmir. Monday’s attack in south Kashmir’s Shopian was an incident of similar kind

‘No To Townships For Kashmiri Pandits’: Who Said What

Maria Syed Srinagar, Apr 8: Dubbing them as “townships of hatred”, both pro- and anti-India leaders in Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday opposed building composite townships for migrant Kashmir Pandits. “We won’t allow these townships of hatred and will oppose it tooth and nail,” the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Muhammad Yasin Malik said at

RIP Professor Muhammad Ishaq Khan

Mohamad Zubair-u-din It was early spring in 2005 when an elderly, but a smart person made an appearance in our classroom and started delivering the pearls in his typical style. I had recently got admitted at the University of Kashmir and many of my apprehensions pertaining to the wisdom of having opted for the history