Pay hike at last

Finally Jammu and Kashmir government has given its nod for the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations and employees are all set to draw higher salaries from next month. The decision of the government to make its employees comfortable is a welcome step and they deserved a hike as the growing inflation and the […]

Ray of hope for J&K politicians

Government of India revoking Armed Forces Special Powers Act from Meghalaya and restricting it in Arunachal Pradesh has come as a ray of hope for mainstream politicians in Jammu and Kashmir. The former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and Working President of National Conference Omar Abdullah during his tenure knocked every door in New […]

Don’t divide people

Clerics are under fire for delivering hate speeches. The separatist have trained their guns at them and have asked the clerics not to deliver hate speeches and refrain from dividing the people on the sectarian lines. It’s not for the first time that clerics have been targeted for delivering hate speeches. In the past also […]

Setback for students

Jammu and Kashmir government ordering the closure of coaching centers in the Valley for 3-months is a big setback for students. The decision it seems has been taken to ensure that no student protests take place against the rape and murder of a Kathua girl. The student protests are refusing to die and government has […]

Rein in Lal Singh

Ousted BJP Minister Chaudary Lal Singh seems to be on a mission to pit Jammu against Kashmir. He took out a rally in Jammu on Thursday and said no one would be allowed to spread ‘Kashmiri infection’ in Jammu. It’s unfortunate that he believes that Kashmiris are spreading ‘infection’ in Jammu and they won’t be […]

Silk Rearing in Kashmir

Silk has been one of the cherished heritages of Jammu and Kashmir. Fact remains that the queen of the fabrics, Kashmir Silk has ever cherished the passion of consumers for its lustre, purity and fineness. During the medieval times silk production in Kashmir received a big boost with Sultan Zain-ul-Abideen also known as ‘’Budshah’’ (the […]

Uncomfortable alliance

When late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed forged an alliance with the BJP he had in mind to end the prolonged regional discrimination and divide. He had in his mind that sharing power with the BJP would mean giving representation to both the regions. But the developments which have taken place during the past three years indicate […]

Junk foods ringing alarm bells

As junk foods have become important feature of the eating menu round the world, Kashmiris too are substituting their traditional diet with items like snacks, chips, chocolates, sweets and cakes and could prove dangerous for the health of the young generation. The trend has, over the years, picked up in the valley with people, children […]

Tension diffused

Central government intervening in Kathua rape and murder case and asking the BJP leaders in Jammu and Kashmir not to communalize the issue has relieved the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. The BJP leaders supporting the accused arrested in connection with this case had put its coalition partner PDP in a tight spot. Despite the Chief […]

Importance of Carpet Industry

The carpet industry is as important as are the tourism and horticulture industries in Kashmir. The carpet industry of Kashmir has its origin in Persia. The carpets made in Kashmir were largely influenced by Persian motifs. However, in the 16th and 17th centuries, artisans in Kashmir began giving specialized touches to the carpets produced in […]

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