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The number of deaths caused due to the firing had been a disputed issue till now. While the official enquiry by the British informed about 379 deaths, the death toll was quoted to be around 1,000 by Congress. There were about 120 dead bodies recovered from the well also. You...
The state of Jammu & Kashmir, which is demographically a Muslim majority state joined the Indian Union way back in Oct.1947, when Maharaja Hari Singh agreed to sign the instrument of accession . The state is composed of ethnically, culturally and religiously three different regions  vis; Jammu, Kashmir and ...
LT GEN H S PANAG The Pulwama encounter shows that a tragedy is unfolding in Kashmir but the powers that be, backed by nationalist fervour, are smug in their belief that the ‘iron fist’ is delivering results and will resolve the problem. The alienated youth with no fear of death is...
By Amit Kapoor  Even though the idea of globalisation has come under fire in the last few years, with increasing levels of discontentment over inequity in the distribution of gains, the benefits that the world economies have derived from it are often overlooked. One unmistakable benefit has been the transfer of...
New Delhi:  Poor voter turnout in recent Jammu and Kashmir local body polls has thrown up a grim picture as the central government attempts to establish grassroots democracy in the Valley. Although the centre terms the polls held in Kashmir a "victory for democracy", a closer look reveals that the voter...
The most enchanting high altitude trek in entire Kashmir valley is the one leading to the famous Lake of Gangabal situated at the foot of Mount Haramukh. This Lake is approachable either from Sonamarg involving a 3 to 4 day trek or directly through Chatargul along Bramahsar or via...
With due apologies to Aamir, Shah Rukh and Salman, the biggest Khan superstar of India currently is Taimur Ali Khan. As he turned all of two on December 20, his proud, paparazzi-wary parents whisked him away to Africa, far away from the cameras which love him the way only a...
For a leader who enjoys a huge majority in the state assembly and faces virtually no credible challenge from her opponents, Mamata Banerjee is surprisingly insecure. Her uncertainty about her political position could be seen in the violence unleashed by her party men during the panchayat elections last summer when...
The Jaipur Literature Festival entered its 12th edition with its characteristic fervour, with the loud beating of drums and rhythms of traditional Rajasthani musical instruments reverberating in the premises of Diggi Palace here on Thursday while the Rajasthan Police beefed up security to avoid any untoward incident. Personnel have been...
Sir Aurel Stein in the second part of his translation of Kalhana’s Raj Tarangni has given a detailed memoir on the ancient geography of Kashmir. It makes a wonderful reading and transports one mentally to the glory that Kashmir was! The most interesting and absorbing account is about relating...