Many questions unanswered

Many questions unanswered

Security guards of the former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah killing an “intruder” in Jammu has raised many questions as the family members of the deceased youth Sayeed Murfad Shah have contested that Shah was an ‘intruder.” The Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered a magisterial probe into the circumstances which led […]

Srinagar fortified ahead of I-Day

Srinagar fortified ahead of I-Day

Security forces have intensified the frisking in Srinagar city ahead of I-Day to foil any attempt by militants to carry out any major strike in the city. It’s not for the first time that security has been beefed up in the city ahead of August 15 or January 26. It happens every year as the […]

Will Imran respond?

Will Imran respond?

The Government of India (GoI) has said that any meaningful dialogue with Pakistan can only be held in an atmosphere free from violence and has asserted that the onus was on Islamabad to create such a conducive atmosphere. Since the day Pakistan Tehreek-Islami has won the elections in the neighboring country, the talks about resuming […]

Power projects await execution

Power projects await execution

Jammu and Kashmir government has not awarded a single power project for execution during past two-and-a-half years. These power projects were to be funded under Prime Ministers Developmental Package (PMDP) but these didn’t see the light of the day due to unknown reasons. Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Srinagar had announced Rs […]

Hopes rekindled

Hopes rekindled

Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling up the chief of Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf Party Imran Khan, who is all set to take oath as new Prime Minister of Pakistan on August 11, has rekindled hope that relations between India and Pakistan can improve if both the leaders decide to bury the hatchet and make a new […]

Alarming trend

Alarming trend

More than 100 youth joining militant ranks in Kashmir during the past seven months indicates that still lot needs to be done. Political parties have been blaming each other for the prevailing mess in Kashmir. National Conference has been claiming that erstwhile PDP-BJP regime pushed the youth towards arms while the PDP has been accusing […]

Article 35-A returns

Article 35-A returns

Supreme Court is all set to hear the petition challenging the validity of Article 35-A, which safeguards the property rights of permanent residents of J&K, on August 6. The date of hearing coming closer has created ripples within the state. The Governor N N Vohra has reportedly got it conveyed to the Centre to get […]

Imran’s statement generates hope

Imran’s statement generates hope

Pakistan’s Prime Minister in waiting Imran Khan has said that his country is ready to improve ties with India. “If they take one step towards us, we will take two, but at least (we) need a start,” Khan said in his first public address after leading his party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf to victory in the general […]

Power scenario to improve

Power scenario to improve

There is good news for the people of Kashmir. Power scenario would improve in winters as the Sterlite Power is poised to commission Northern Region System Strengthening project ahead of schedule. According to the media reports the commissioning of this line would help in stabilizing the power scenario in the Valley and would help people […]

Governor puts KU, JU back on track

Governor puts KU, JU back on track

After a long wait Kashmir and Jammu universities have got new Vice-Chancellors. These varsities were in dire need of the new heads as the terms of the outgoing Vice-Chancellors had ended last year. Many people believe that the erstwhile PDP-BJP government failed to place new Vice-Chancellors at place due to the political tussle between both […]