Politicising Rohingyas

The Chief spokesman of ruling Peoples Democratic Party Rafi Mir in a veiled attack on its coalition partner Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has asked the saffron party not to communalize the stay of Rohingya Muslims in Jammu saying the refugees from Myanmar were “protected under international laws” to which government of India is a signatory. […]

Fiscal Discipline

The Jammu and Kashmir government has finally decided to expedite resource utilization as the Finance department has issued comprehensive guidelines to enforce fiscal discipline. The fiscal discipline would ensure that officials don’t indulge in over spending and unwanted ostentations, which lead to lot of money being drained from the state ex-chequer. According to the recent […]

Acting tough

Pakistani militant Naveed Jhatt escaping from the police custody from SMHS hospital in Srinagar earlier this month has created ripples in Kashmir. Since the day he escaped from the custody Police have ordered slew of measures to ensure that no such incident is reported in future. Soon after Naveed escaped from custody government ordered shifting […]

CUK not going anywhere

Finally Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has put the speculations to rest that campus of the Central University of Kashmir would be shifted from Ganderbal district. Mehbooba said there are difficulties in the construction at the present site at Tulmulla village of Ganderbal and the administration has been tasked to identify an “alternate suitable site” within […]

Shocking revelation

The revelations that there are more than 9000 corruption cases pending for the past 10-years with the State Vigilance Organization are shocking. According to the media reports officers of the anti-graft body have failed timely completion of enquiries related to corruption. When the PDP-BJP coalition took the reins of the state people at the helm […]

Dead end?

  Pakistan’s Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan has said that India has not only wasted the opportunity for normalisation of ties with Islamabad but also restricted the space for peace through its “hostile” stance.Assertion of the Pakistan Defence Minister that an opportunity has been lost is a clear indication that relations between both the both […]

Crisis in offing

The snowfall in February month has brought the smiles on the faces of people in the Valley. The Western Disturbance which hit the Valley recently has brought back the chill and the widespread precipitation has replenished the water resources. The snowfall has led to the closure of Srinagar-Jammu highway and authorities have not been able […]

Change your attitude

It’s unfortunate that RSS leaders and others are not allowing the situation in Jammu and Kashmir to settle down. Repeated statements of the RSS leaders about Article 370 being temporary and it has to go can stir the hornet’s nest in Jammu and Kashmir. The leaders of the rightwing parties seem hell bent upon vitiating […]

From bad to worst!

The escalation in violence in Jammu and Kashmir first on the Line of Control and International Border and now within Jammu and Srinagar cities has once again pushed India and Pakistan to brink. On Saturday militants carried out a Fidayeen attack at Sunjwa military station in Jammu and on Monday tried to enter inside a […]

Ball in Select Committee’s court

A bill on property damage law was sent to a select committee of the Legislative Assembly after the government faced widespread criticism over it from the opposition. Now it remains to been seen what would the select committee recommend. The bill makes persons calling for shutdowns, demonstrations or other forms of protest, wherein properties are […]

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