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J&K to get elected govt today
J&K to get elected govt today

Governor invites Sayeed to form govt

Jammu, Feb 28: With PDP patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed being sworn in as Chief Minister in alliance with BJP which will be in power in the state for the first time, Jammu and Kashmir will get back an elected government Sunday after 49 days of Governor’s rule.
Traders ask new govt to take up issue of the immediate rehabilitation

Call for strike on March 4 to press for their demands

Srinagar, Feb 28: Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) and Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) Saturday said that heading the new government will be a litmus test for PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s capacity to highlight and take up the issue of flood-hit traders’ fraternity in Kashmir with Prime Minister.
Crying wolf won’t help now!
Crying wolf won’t help now!

As kids, we were treated to many stories, which usually ended with some kind of a lesson, a “moral”. One such story, and a very common indeed, was about ‘a shepherd boy and the wolf’. It went like this: “Once upon a time, there was a shepherd boy. He used to graze a flock of sheep outside his village. One day a piece of mischief entered his head. He cried out loudly, ‘Wolf! Wolf!’ Hearing him crying, the villagers rushed out of their houses with sticks and axes to beat and drive away the wolf.
Williamson, Boult Delighted to be Last-Men Standing
Williamson, Boult Delighted to be Last-Men Standing

Auckland: New Zealand reached the World Cup quarter-finals Saturday in a nail-biting one-wicket win over Australia in an Eden Park classic which saw them almost suffer an embarrassing collapse in pursuit of just 152. Sitting comfortably at 78-1, the Black Caps were crippled by sudden stage-fright as their next eight wickets fell for just 68 runs with 40,000 fans on the edge of their seats.
Old Bulbul with brand new ballad
Old Bulbul with brand new ballad

The Eagle and Dove may think of love Spring is yet to sanctify the barks ravished by harsh winter, warmth is still in infancy to let the buds bloom, fragrance has not yet corked out its aroma to mesmerize the valley suffering from H1N1, but the Bulbul that was invited by desert birds has arrived with a new ballad on its lips written by the Court poets for inconsequential means, composed by ‘silvery musicians’ amid ‘yes-men’
Greco Buddhist art evidences in Kashmir
Greco Buddhist art evidences in Kashmir

When Greeks occupied North-Western regions of India and Kashmir, a famous school of Grecio-Buddhist art was specially patronized. This school was established by Bactrian-Greeks at Gandhara, modern Khandhar in 1st century B.C. Greco-Buddhist art is the artistic manifestation of Greco-Buddhism, a cultural syncretism between the Classical Greek culture and Buddhism, which developed over a period of close to 1000 years in Central Asia, between the conquests of Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC and the Islamic conquests of the 7th centuryAD.
Open letter to the Chief Minister of J&K
Open letter to the Chief Minister of J&K

Let me take this opportunity to congratulate you on becoming the Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir. Fortunately the music has stopped and months of playing ‘Musical chairs’ has ended. I am writing this letter to you because I harbour love and care for the people of Jammu & Kashmir and I am sure that you share the same feeling. Despite our different political methodologies, ultimately we both are Kashmiris. In a state where 96% of everything -even tissue-paper and cotton- is imported and is not Kashmiri, being Kashmiri is a feat which deserves applause.
Party without will
Party without will

The Congress is facing a crisis of leadership. ON Feb 23, Rahul Gandhi, the 44-year-old vice president of the Indian National Congress, stunned his sceptical supporters by announcing that he was going for a few weeks on a leave of absence “to reflect on the past and plan the party’s future strategy”.
Do away with exam fear
Do away with exam fear

Allowing for little liberties and ensuring a pleasant atmosphere at home can help remove one’s fear of exam. With the onset of March and April comes the examination fever. This engulfs not only students but parents and teachers as well. The level of stress that people undergo because of this was totally unheard of 25 to 30 years back. Perhaps people lived in a simpler and less-competitive world where each child was expected to perform according to his capabilities alone.
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