Engage youth

The security agencies have changed their strategy to tackle the militants. Now the anti-militancy operations are launched in the night and the efforts are made to complete these operations before the first light of the day. Police top brass believe that new strategy would keep the people away from the encounter spots and would help […]

Allow law to take its course

The alleged rape and murder of a minor nomad girl in Jammu’s Kathua district has returned to haunt the PDP-BJP coalition as the women of Rasana village and other adjoining areas have sat on a chain hunger strike to press for their demand to get the case transferred to Central Bureau of Investigation. The women […]

Release funds for J&K’s development

In the past years only 22 percent of the Prime Minister’s Rs 80,000-crore development package for Jammu and Kashmir has been released to the state government. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs, headed by senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, in a report tabled in the Rajya Sabha recently, said the progress on implementing the […]

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 […]