Another scandal

The alleged misappropriation of funds in the salary of the employees of the Health department in Budgam block has once again set the cat among the pigeons. The alleged scandal has brought to fore how the top officials can misuse their official positions and then feign ignorance about the entire issue. The Health Minister should […]

Don’t cross the line

Sacking of the Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu from the state cabinet is a clear message to the leaders of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party that they cannot cross the line to appease New Delhi. It’s a message to its coalition ally BJP also that PDP has not abandoned its ideology after joining hands with the […]

Alarming figures

The assertion of the Ministry of Home Affairs that Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed 60 incidents of violence in the first two and a half months of 2018 is not good news. As many as 60 incidents of violence have taken place in Jammu and Kashmir this year in which 15 forces personnel and 17 […]

Ground situation grim

Kashmir Interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma has said that the cycle of violence in Kashmir has pained him and he is hopeful about summer being peaceful as many people, especially the youth, have assured him of working as peace ambassadors in the state. Since the day Sharma has been appointed as the Interlocutor he has met number […]

Trading accusations

Pakistan and India are fighting over Kashmir at the UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva. Pakistan’s UN deputy permanent representative in Geneva Tahir Andrabi said at the heart of the Kashmir problem is the right to self-determination which was conceded by “the first Prime Minister of India, one of the founding fathers of India” […]

Education system hit

The educational institutions which were to open after 3-month long winter break in Kashmir continue to remain closed as government apprehends that students may hit the streets, which could lead to law and order problems/ The schools and colleges were set to reopen on March 5 but government extended their closure for a week after […]

Politics over tribals

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti directing the authorities to desist from dislocating tribals across the state has come as relief for the tribals especially in the Jammu region. The CM’s explicit directive has come at a time when the cabinet sub-committee headed by Tribal Affairs minister Choudhary Zulfikar Ali is in the process of “evolving consensus” […]

Pay heed to CM’s advice

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has impressed upon all the security agencies to work in synergy to ensure that Standard Operating Procedures as laid out are strictly adhered to and in no way be these violated or overlooked. The recent killings of four civilians and two militants in Shopian have rattled the security establishment in the […]

Bloodshed taking toll

If killings and bloodshed don’t stop in Kashmir, situation can take an ugly turn. People are demanding answers as killings have become a routine. They want this bloodshed to end. But have no idea about how it would end. South Kashmir has been an epicenter of violence during the past three years. The Jammu and […]

Ball in BJP’s court

Since the day two Ministers of Bharatiya Janata Party participated in the rally organized by Hindu Ekta Manch, the saffron party has been trying to justify their presence in the rally, which was held to press for the demand to handover the rape and murder case of an eight year old nomad girl to CBI. […]

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