Indo-Pak talks not on cards

Indo-Pak talks not on cards

India has outrightly rejected the invitation of Pakistan to attend the forthcoming SAARC summit in the neighbouring country. India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said, “India will not attend the SAARC summit in Pakistan and unless the neighbouring country stops sponsoring militancy.” She made it clear that opening of Kartarpur corridor has got nothing […]

Is something cooking?

Is something cooking?

Former Prime Minister of Norway Kjell Magne Bondevik made a surprise visit to Kashmir met Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in Srinagar. Bondevik also met the representatives of the Government of India in New Delhi. The Norwegian Prime Minister after completing the whirlwind tour of Kashmir and New Delhi […]

Mediclaim policy haunts ‘beneficiaries’

Mediclaim policy haunts ‘beneficiaries’

The controversial mediclaim insurance policy which was scrapped by the Governor Satya Pal Malik soon after the premiums were deducted from the accounts of the government employees and the pensioners continues to haunt the beneficiaries. Employees and the pensioners are waiting for the government to issue a formal notification in this regard but till date […]

Landmark development

Landmark development

The language of political discourse is getting coarser and coarser. While some leeway is a given considering the national general elections are nearing even as a few states are going in for Assembly polls soon, it appears uncharted depths may be plumbed this time as the stakes seem higher than ever before. But, even by […]

No shortcuts please!

No shortcuts please!

Governor Satya Pal Malik has defended his decision to dissolve the Legislative Assembly in Jammu and Kashmir. He has said that he took the decision to dissolve the Assembly to safeguard the interests of people and to prevent the horse trading. The Governor Malik on Wednesday evening dissolved the Assembly after the Peoples Democratic Party […]

MLAs left guessing

MLAs left guessing

The dissolution of Assembly in Jammu and Kashmir has left the MLAs, who till yesterday were looking for opportunities, high and dry. They have once again been left with an uphill task to contest the elections and win these. For time being political discourse in Jammu and Kashmir is over. The dissolution of the Assembly […]

Baig ready to part ways

Baig ready to part ways

The Peoples Democratic Party co-founder Muzaffar Hussain Baig has dropped the bombshell by stating that he is mulling to join the Third Front as his party has failed to live upto the expectations of the people. “For me, Peoples Conference is like my home and Sajad Lone is like my son. If he is interested, […]

‘Food Mafia’ poses threat

‘Food Mafia’ poses threat

The recent report about the food adulteration submitted by the Food Safety Commissioner has revealed that of 2,371 food samples which were lifted from the open market 637 samples were found to be of substandard quality. The food adulteration during the past few years has emerged as a major challenge for the authorities as the […]

Dead end

Dead end

Former External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh has minced no words to admit that relationship between India and Pakistan is “accident prone” and it won’t improve as both the countries carry too much baggage. A veteran politician and a man who has remained the External Affairs Minister of the country has made a bold assertion and […]

Trend reversed

Trend reversed

The first phase of Panchayat polls recording 74.1% polling has relieved the Governor’s administration as people coming out to vote in large numbers has reversed the trend which was set during the Urban Local Bodies polls. The low voting percentage in the ULB polls had put the question mark on the entire poll process. Many […]