Uncertainty prevails

Uncertainty prevails

The separatist camp in Kashmir has not out rightly rejected the dialogue offer extended by the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The separatist leaders have said that they are ready to talk but prior to that New Delhi should except that Kashmir is a dispute and it needs to be resolved. Last week the Union […]

Allow people to offer Friday prayers in peace

The Jammu and Kashmir Police should seriously consider the proposal of Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq not to deploy the forces around Jamia Masjid on Fridays and allow people to offer congregational prayers in peace. The chaos and confusion which old city witnessed on last Friday has shocked everyone. Pellets and teargas shells […]

Stop ‘selling’ ceasefire

The mainstream parties, especially the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are trying to build a narrative in the state to seek extension of the Ramadan ceasefire announced by the central government. A notion is being created that ceasefire would be extended and it would bring relief for the people. One hopes that PDP succeeds in […]

Increasing airfares can push tourists away

As the tourist influx has started to increase in Kashmir due to sweltering heat wave prevailing in other states the airline careers have sniffed an opportunity to hike the air fares to the Valley. According to the media reports the airfare on Srinagar-New Delhi route has sky-rocketed. Many prospective tourists have canceled their bookings as […]

War no solution

India and Pakistan armies exchanging heavy fire on the International border in Jammu district has triggered a war like situation in the winter capital. On Wednesday five civilians were killed and thirty others were injured in Hiranagar, Samba, Kathua, Arnia and RS Pura areas of Jammu division in the shelling which continued throughout the night. […]

Old city loses sheen

Old city which was considered to be the business hub of Srinagar has lost its sheen due to the frequent restrictions and curbs which are imposed every now and then. Traders, who could afford, have shifted their base from the old city. The businessmen who have no other option are fighting against all the odds […]

No politics, only development

Prime Minister Narendra Modi winded up his 14-hour whirlwind tour of Ladakh, Kashmir and Jammu with a promise that he would turn Jammu and Kashmir into a model state. He inaugurated a few completed projects and laid a foundation stone of the other works. His message to Kashmiri youth was clear that they should shun […]

Allies fighting cold war?

The new Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta has tried to stir the hornet’s nest once again by stating that his party won’t tolerate the “unilateral decisions of a particular person” and won’t repeat the mistakes which were committed by the former ministers. Gupta has made it clear that BJP is not a junior partner in […]

Apex Court’s ruling sets records straight

Supreme Court’s refusal to change the investigating agency in Kathua rape and murder case has come as a shot in the arm for the Jammu and Kashmir government. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had remained firm on her stand and had refused to hand over the Kathua case to CBI for the probe. Despite Bharatiya Janata […]

Article 35-A returns

The petitions challenging Article 35-A have once again been listed for hearing in the Supreme Court in August. The speculations about Article 35-A may be scrapped by the Apex Court had triggered a row in Kashmir last year. This Article provides special property rights to people of Jammu and Kashmir and it’s directly linked with […]

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