Reporting conflict not easy

Reporting conflict not easy

Forces thrashing journalists near the gunfight site at Fateh Kadal in Srinagar’s old city has triggered outrage. Journalists associations have cut across the party lines and have condemned the highhandedness of the forces. Reporting conflict has not been easy for the scribes working in the Valley. They have always been caught in difficult situations. It’s […]

Race for Mayor’s post begins

Race for Mayor’s post begins

The Urban Local Bodies polls have ended in Jammu and Kashmir. The voter turnout in the Valley has been low but in Jammu region polling percentage has been high. In Kashmir many candidates have won the elections unopposed. However in Jammu, people are waiting for the results eagerly as media reports suggest that independents have […]

Governor punctures trifurcation balloon

Governor punctures trifurcation balloon

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has dispelled the notion that granting more powers to the Leh and Kargil development councils is a step towards the trifurcation of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. He has said that trifurcation of J&K will be disastrous. In September, the State Administrative Council headed by the Governor Malik approved […]

Focus shifts to youth

Focus shifts to youth

The Government of India has shifted its entire focus on youth in Kashmir and it wants to channelize their energy in a positive way. Governor Satya Pal Malik recently said that the most important stakeholders in the peace process are J&K’s youth and it is essential to engage them regularly and effectively to give impetus […]

No enthusiasm!

No enthusiasm!

First three phases of the Urban Local Bodies polls witnessed a very low voter turnout in Kashmir. People in the Valley, barring a few areas, did not show any inclination towards visiting the polling booths. At many places voters even did not know who the contestants were. Kashmir based political parties National Conference and Peoples […]

After losing Kashmir, PDP loses Jammu too

After losing Kashmir, PDP loses Jammu too

Vikramaditya Singh, the elder son of former sadr-e-riyast Dr Karan Singh has formally joined the Congress party, nearly one year after quitting the Peoples Democratic Party. Vikramaditya Singh, who was considered to be the face of the PDP in Jammu region had said goodbye to the party last year after he was “ignored” by the […]

Governor’s plain talk

Governor’s plain talk

Former spokesman of National Conference Junaid Azim Mattu is in news again. Governor Satya Pal Malik has stirred the hornet’s nest by stating that Srinagar would get a foreign educated Mayor. He didn’t name Mattu but everyone knows that he is the only foreign returned candidate contesting municipal polls in Srinagar. Mattu tried to distance […]

PDP floating new ideas

PDP floating new ideas

Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday held a meeting to discuss the future strategy to rejuvenate the party at grass root level. But the question is would these meetings revive the party? Since the day municipal and panchayat polls have been announced in the state, the PDP has curtailed its political activities in the state. It […]

ULB polls far from over

ULB polls far from over

The first phase of the Urban Local Bodies polls passed off without any violent incident taking place as situation in the poll bound areas remained by and large peaceful. Overall polling percentage in Kashmir was very low as only 8% people exercised their franchise, while Jammu and Ladakh regions witnessed brisk polling. The ULB polls […]

Boycott politics

Boycott politics

Former minister and the president of Peoples Conference Sajad Gani Lone has hit out at National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party for boycotting the urban local bodies and panchayat polls. He after casting his vote on Monday said that his party had boycotted the elections for 25 years and now let the PDP and NC […]

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