Third Front minus old leaders

Third Front minus old leaders

President of Awami Ithad Party Er Rasheed and the bureaucrat turned politician Shah Faesal joining hands ahead of the Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir is a clear message to National Conference, Peoples Democratic Party and Peoples Conference that competition is going to be tough and no party can win the Assembly seats with an […]

NC Parliamentarians face uphill task

NC Parliamentarians face uphill task

Three National Conference leaders, including the party president Dr Farooq Abdullah, on Monday took oath as the members of the seventeenth Lok Sabha. Dr Farooq is a veteran and he would be representing the state in the Lok Sabha for fourth term, while Akbar Lone and Hasnain Masoodi are making their debuts as Parliamentarians. During […]

Pak treading cautious path

Pak treading cautious path

Pakistan sharing an input about the possible militant attack in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district has put the security agencies on the high alert across the state. According to the media reports Pakistan has shared the input to avoid any blame being put on it and the international pressure. Post Pulwama attack, which left as many […]

Highway holds the key

Highway holds the key

As the arrival of tourists has started picking up in Kashmir, the airfares have once again started skyrocketing. People associated with the tourism industry are scratching their heads and are running short of ideas about how to motivate people to travel to Kashmir for a holiday. According to the media reports the airfare between Srinagar […]

Compensate farmers, fruit growers

Compensate farmers, fruit growers

Recent torrential rains wreaked havoc across Kashmir. The rains devastated the orchards and other crops and damaged many structures. Three people, including two women were also killed in Ganderbal and Bandipora districts after lightning struck them. Farmers and the orchardists were the worst hit. The politicians have cut across the party lines and have demanded […]

President’s rule extended

President’s rule extended

President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir is all set to be extended for six more months and the Union cabinet has already given its nod for it. The Government of India deciding to extend the President’s rule is an indication that Assembly elections in the state are all set to be delayed. And the final […]

Kashmiri leaders go into hibernation

Kashmiri leaders go into hibernation

Since the day Lok Sabha polls have ended, political parties in Jammu and Kashmir seem to have gone in hibernation. Their spirits have been dampened due to the Election Commission of India announcing that decision about holding the Assembly elections would be taken after the annual Amarnath Yatra ends. Speculations about the Government of India […]

Stray dogs on prowl

Stray dogs on prowl

Stray dogs have unleashed fear across Kashmir. There are hundreds of stray dogs on prowl across the Valley. And the shortage of anti-rabies vaccines has added to the miseries of people. None of the plans of the government to control the population of canines in Kashmir have worked. It seems there is no available solution […]

Kashmir braces up to welcome Amarnath pilgrims

Kashmir braces up to welcome Amarnath pilgrims

Administration is gearing up for the forthcoming Amarnath Yatra, scheduled to commence next month. All the arrangements have been put at place to ensure that annual pilgrimage passes off peacefully and no untoward incident takes place. Lakhs of pilgrims visit Amarnath cave shrine, nestled in southern Himalayas, every year. This time around also more than […]

More delay causes unrest

More delay causes unrest

The Election Commission of India seems to have taken a decision about holding the Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir. These elections are likely to be held after the annual Amarnath pilgrimage ends. According to media reports the elections could be held in September-October this year. It means that mainstream leaders in Kashmir would have […]