Deadline extended

Centre extending the deadline to link Aadhaar with bank accounts and other services has come as respite for many people especially for the people in Jammu and Kashmir. Many people in Kashmir are yet to get their Aadhar cards due to one or other reason. People living in far-flung and bordering areas are still without […]

Men need to change

The retired Justice Bashir Ahmed Kirmani recently said that rights of women are trampled by their own family members and they face maximum rights violations within their homes. Right from property rights to their rights in the homes of their in-laws are snatched by the male dominated society. Even after getting married women have to […]

Energy resources in JK

Energy is a vital component for sustained economic growth and the energy mix is an indicator of sustainable development of a State and the country. Also proportionate growth in power sector is essential to maintain the economic growth. With enhanced modernization, industrialization and change in life style; the energy demand has increased several folds in […]

Delhi turns soft

The recent statement of the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh that decision to release political prisoners would be taken after the Centre’s interlocutor submits his report to the Ministry of Home Affairs is an indication that government has realized that force only cannot resolve Kashmir and political steps are necessary to restore peace and […]

Farooq versus extremists

Since the day National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah has taken the centre stage he has been reminding New Delhi that politics of hate is the biggest threat to India. Recently he lambasted a news anchor for asking him “Whether he is an Indian?” The NC president lost his cool and told the anchor in […]

Problem not solved yet

  The Government of India announcing setting up of two examination centres for medical graduates appearing in the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to post-graduate courses has come as a relief for thousands of aspirants who have to appear for these tests. But problem has not been solved fully as only 500 to […]

Remove encroachments 

The encroachment on city roads is a big challenge for the government. The encroached footpaths have made the movement of people on city roads difficult. The High Court has directed the Srinagar Municipal Corporation to continue its drive against encroachments in the summer capital. Hearing a public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking decongestion of roads in […]

Driving licenses under scanner

The Traffic Police in Kashmir seems to have woken up after remaining in deep slumber. The decision to suspend the driving license of the drivers who are caught using mobile phones behind the wheel is a welcome step. If the decision is implemented in letter and spirit it would help in reducing the number of […]

Compensate victims of agitations

Supreme Court has expressed serious concern over the loss of lives and damage to public property during agitations and has asked the Government of India (GoI) to create courts in every state and union territory to fix accountability for vandalism and compensate the victims of such violent protests. No one can deny the fact that […]

Process has begun

  The assertion of the Inspector General of Police Muneer Khan asserting that the process of identifying the first time stone-pelters has begun is good news for the youth. The Kashmir Police Chief said that those against whom FIRs in various police stations were registered from 2010 to 2017 are being identified and a complete […]

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