Tug-off war makes people suffer

  The PDP-BJP government has been on different pages on many issues. The ministers of both the parties on many occasions have agreed to disagree on many of the contentious issues. One of the burning issues is who would head the vital departments? Both the parties want to see their handpicked officers at the top […]

Harsh winter on cards

As the winter has set in early this year, people are grappling with number of issues to keep themselves warm and safe in the coming months. In absence of the electricity people are resorting to old methods to ensure thatwinter doesn’t trouble them. The demand for wooden, coal and gas bukharis has picked up. The […]

Srinagar airport ill equipped

Srinagar airport ill equipped

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti seeking direct flights to Southeast Asian Nations from Srinagar is a good idea but the fact of the matter Srinagar airport is not equipped to host the international flights in absence of the night landing facilities at the airport. The Srinagar airport has remained in news for its inability to allow […]

Unfair decision 

Unfair decision 

Jammu and Kashmir government turning down the recommendation of the State Human Rights Commission to provide compensation to Farooq Ahmed Dar, who was tied to the bonnet of an Army jeep and then used as a human shield has drawn flak. The Amnesty International has slammed the J&K government for turning down the recommendation of […]

Dark winter again 

Dark winter again 

The unscheduled power cuts during the past one month have made the lives of people miserable. Entire Kashmir is up in arms against the Power Development Department (PDD). Metered and non-metered areas are facing pesky power cuts. The tall claims which PDD had made about providing uninterrupted power supply to metered areas stand punctured. According […]

Save medicos first

Save medicos first

Reports about doctors and paramedics deployed at hospitals testing positive for Swine flu have created ripples in Kashmir. The common man is of the opinion if doctors are not safe then one can imagine the plight of the people. It’s really unfortunate that authorities have not given Flu shots to the medicos. This has put […]

Can US intervention help?

Can US intervention help?

The reports about United States trying to push India and Pakistan into a dialogue have taken many people by a surprise. The close ties which India enjoys with United States are known to everyone and since the day Donald Trump has taken over as the US President he has made it clear that he supports […]

Protect women rights

Protect women rights

Rights of women being trampled and the difficulties being faced by them have always been a hot topic of discussion. People discuss these and forget it after sometime and life goes on. The need of the hour is to take stock of the progress women have made so far in terms of education, economic empowerment, […]

Talks with riders

Talks with riders

The Interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma, who recently winded up his Jammu and Kashmir visit, exuded hope that during his next visit to the state he would meet the Hurriyat leaders. To a question whether Hurriyat leaders are stakeholders Sharma replied smartly saying that “All Indians in J&K are stakeholders,” and he would try to rope in […]

Prompt Response

Prompt Response

Jammu and Kashmir government taking cognizance of the non-availability of a NEET (PG) examination centre at Srinagar, is a welcome step. The medical students who appear for postgraduate exams have to travel outside the state for appearing in the exams. The J&K government had assured the doctors that matter would be looked into and NEET […]