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 […]

Black sheep in dock

The Crime Branch probe into the rape and murder of a minor Kathua girl has brought to fore how a few black sheep within the Police department tried to destroy the evidence to save the accused. It’s unfortunate that a police officer and his subordinate besides destroying the evidence concocted a story just for the […]

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 […]

Outrageous Act

Lawyers blocking attempt of the Crime Branch to file a charge sheet against the accused in rape and murder case of a minor Kathua girl is an outrageous act. The lawyers comprising members of Kathua Bar Association and Young Lawyers Association blocked the entrance to the chamber of CJM to prevent the Crime Branch from […]

Act against drug peddlers

The growing drug addiction in Kashmir has sent alarm bells ringing in the Valley. A few months ago Jammu and Kashmir High Court had directed the State Government to consider the issue of drug addiction on a special platform which has been adopted by other states. It looks like that state government has not paid […]

Property statements

The Jammu and Kashmir government is tightening noose around its employees by making the rules stringent with each passing day. According to the media reports the people at the helm have realized that employees are not submitting the requisite annual property statements to the competent authorities. The government has directed all the controlling/drawing and disbursing […]

Leave teachers alone

The Jammu and Kashmir Government has taken a important decision vis-à-vis detachment of the officers and officials of the School Education Department including teaching staff presently attached in other departments and by imposing a ban on mid-session transfer of the teachers. Educational institutions across Kashmir are facing a dearth of teaching staff making students suffer. […]

Stop spreading hate

Despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi stating that “fight against terror is not fight against Islam” and all religions preach humanity, the extremists in the country are not leaving any chance to demonize a particular community. Members of the minority community seem to have become eye sores for them and an attempt is being made to […]

Article 370 not temporary 

 The Supreme Court has made it clear that Article 370 of the Constitution which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir is not a temporary provision. The observation made by the Apex Court could help the Jammu and Kashmir government defend the Article 35-A more strongly. The petitions against the Article 35-A are listed for […]

End bloodshed in Kashmir

Everyone in Kashmir seems to be asking one question. When would bloodshed end in Kashmir? The situation in the Valley is extremely volatile as the killings have become an order of the day. People sitting in New Delhi seem to have decided that they have to enforce peace irrespective of the cost Kashmir has to […]