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Pir Panchal as tourist destination..

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Numerous places in the State continue to remain “untapped” for becoming attractive tourist spots. With gradual increase in the Gross Domestic product (GDP), variations of short term notwithstanding, standard of living improves and it has a large impact on everyone in the economy, higher salaries (wage revisions etc) and higher ...

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Death penalty for minors’ rape

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Rape in itself is despicable in strongest terms, deserving legal action and even must be backed by social and religious ostracism. Raping a minor and in turns by gang of culprits, followed by mercilessly killing the victim deserves nothing less than extreme penalty of death. Such inhuman mindset is dangerous ...

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Appeal for life a son shut out

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‘Human tragedy’ made cop want to cry during encounter Srinagar: The 22-year-old militant was holed up in a house. Outside, soldiers and cops counted the minutes. Then the young man’s parents, sent in by the forces, stepped out of the house, despair on their faces. No, they could not persuade their ...

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Prime Minister of Pakistan, thank you.

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Prime Minister of Pakistan, thank you. Dr Shabir Choudhry  While clarifying policy of Pakistan on Kashmir, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi unambiguously stated, and rejected the idea of an “independent Kashmir”.  However, in a reply to a question, he further said the idea of an “independent Kashmir is often floated ...

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Intolerance is ingrained in our society.

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The ruling makes it compulsory for citizens to take an oath regarding their faith when joining the civil services, the armed forces and the judiciary. As far as I am aware, the military does not discriminate according to faith, though it is now rare to see a non-Muslim climb beyond ...

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Amitabh Mattoo releases book titled “My Kashmir in Peace and Turbulence”

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Advisor to Chief Minister, Prof. Amitabh Mattoo today released book titled “My Kashmir in Peace and Turbulence”, story of a native in Exile, written by Prof. B.L. Kaul at a function organized by Vyeth, Socio-Cultural and Literary at Amar Singh Club here. Addressing the gathering, Advisor to CM lauded the ...

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Omenous Political Crisis in Pakistan

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Farooq Ganderbali The current mess in Pakistan is omenous: many see in it the spectre of the return of the Army rule. For some weeks the civilian government looks paralysed, mainstream political parties are in a shambles, hate preaching Islamist groups are coming together to fight the general elections in ...

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Let Indian goods into Afghanistan: Pakistan advised

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By Manzoor Ahmed Unlikely to end its dog-in-the-manger policy towards India, Pakistan is nevertheless being advised to cooperate to forge trading routes to the benefit for all in the region. A Pakistani analyst based in Washington has counseled the Pakistan Government to allow transit of Indian goods to Afghanistan if ...

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Radicalization: -Crisis Within

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By Wani Idris Radicalization is a process by which an individual or group comes to adopt increasingly extreme political, social or religious ideas and aspirations that reject or undermine contemporary ideas and expressions of freedom of choice. The first stage of radicalization in a society is marked with buildup of ...

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Corrupt Sharif in the Land of the Pure

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By Farooq Ganderbali   In October 1958 when the then Commander-in-Chief (C-n-C) of Pakistan Gen Mohammad Ayub Khan overthrew the democratic government; abrogated the 1956 Constitutions; dissolved the Parliament and imposed Martial Law, there was jubilation in streets. People thanked Allah and distributed sweets. His 11-year rule corroded the foundations ...

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