Uncertainty has to end

Delegates who attended the recent convention of Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) in Srinagar were of the opinion that Kashmir needs to raise civic infrastructure and build institutional framework within tourism industry so that the benefits percolate to local economy and help common people. The main point these delegates pointed out was that Kashmir […]

CM speaks her heart out   

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti seems to be upset due to the Kashmir facing alienation and only gun being used to deal with the situation.Addressing inaugural function of 64th Travel Agents Association of India here Mehboba said, “Our situation is known to all. If any untoward incident happens anywhere in the state it is blown out of proportion […]

Polythene poses threat

Authorities have failed to enforce the ban on use of polythene in Srinagar city. The unabated use of polythene is the main cause of pollution in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. According to the media reports Srinagar Municipality a few months ago had set up a full-fledged “anti-polythene” cell to enforce the ban […]

SVO has to act

The role of the State Vigilance Organization has come under scanner as the Organization has failed to take more than 9000 corruption cases to its logical end. According to the media reports officers of the anti-graft body have failed to complete the enquiries related to corruption. When the PDP-BJP coalition took the reins of the […]

Finally employees to get salary hike

Finally Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to issue the SRO for implementation for the recommendations of 7th pay commission. The employees have been waiting for the announcement for the past many months. Once the recommendations of the 7th pay commission are implemented the government employees would get significant hike in their salary packages and […]

Process falling at place

The newspapers in Jammu and Kashmir have been awaiting categorization for the past many months. Finance Minister Altaf Bukhari has assured the Kashmir Editors Guild that the categorization of the newspapers would be finalized within 2 months. The revised advertisement rates notified vide Government Order No: 48-ID of 2017 dated: 23.11.2017 would come into effect […]

They deserve better deal

  The Jammu and Kashmir policemen who have been at the forefront of fighting militancy in the state have sought 10% hike in the hardship allowance. There is no doubt about the fact that J&K policemen have to work against all the odds. Besides they are the part of the same society and have to […]

Handle Kashmir with care

Secretary General of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), Sitaram Yechury has described Kashmir situation as “dangerous and can explode anytime.” Yechury is not the only person who has described Kashmir situation as dangerous and explosive. Whoever has visited Kashmir in the recent past has described situation in Kashmir as explosive. Everyone is trying to […]

Harsh decision

Jammu and Kashmir government sacking a doctor for his critical Facebook post has evoked sharp reaction from all the quarters. The doctors in Jammu have threatened to go on an indefinite strike if the government doesn’t revoke the termination of the doctor. National Conference working president Omar Abdullah lashed out at the J&K government for […]

Drabu’s unceremonious exit

The unceremonious exit of the senior PDP leader and Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu from the state cabinet has raised many questions. Drabu’s statement that Kashmir is a social issue and not a political one evoked sharp reaction from the separatists and the opposition parties. It looks like that Drabu was sacked to send a message […]

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