J&K resources not utilized

J&K resources not utilized

Governor N N Vohra expressing dismay over the failure of the successive regimes to harness the hydropower potential of Jammu and Kashmir has exposed the claims of the politicians that they worked overtime to serve the people of the state. The Governor has pointed out that out of 20,000 mega watts hydro-electricity potential, state is […]

Jammu has to decide

Jammu has to decide

Gagan Bhagat, the BJP MLA from RS Pura, Jammu, has stirred the Hornet’s nest by defending the Article 35-A. He has threatened that people of Jammu would take to arms if this Article is scrapped. His assertions have created a furore within his party as he has challenged the stand of his own party. The […]

Govt without Mehbooba?

Govt without Mehbooba?

As the annual Amarnath pilgrimage has entered into last phase Bharatiya Janata Party has intensified the efforts to form the government in Jammu and Kashmir. The BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav visited Srinagar on Thursday and held series of meetings with the BJP leaders, PDP rebels and party’s ally Sajad Lone. Speculations are rife […]

Significant decision

Significant decision

The State Administrative Council has taken yet another significant decision by privatizing the electricity metering in Jammu and Kashmir. This step would help in reducing the power pilferage in the state. The SAC has accorded sanction to the engagement of the Rural Electricity Corporation Power Distribution Company Limited (RECPDCL) for carrying out power meter procurement, […]

Defend Article 35-A collectively

Defend Article 35-A collectively

The Supreme Court has accepted eight intervention impleadment applications filed to defend the Article 35-A, which accords special rights and privileges to the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir. These applications have been filed by various groups and political parties to counter the arguments of the people who have challenged the legal validity of the Article […]

Threat deferred

Threat deferred

Threat to Article 35-A has been deferred by 21-days as the Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing on the petitions challenging this Article till August 27. It looks like that the final decision on this Article, which provides special privileges to the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir, is likely to be announced soon, it […]

Many questions unanswered

Many questions unanswered

Security guards of the former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah killing an “intruder” in Jammu has raised many questions as the family members of the deceased youth Sayeed Murfad Shah have contested that Shah was an ‘intruder.” The Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered a magisterial probe into the circumstances which led […]

Srinagar fortified ahead of I-Day

Srinagar fortified ahead of I-Day

Security forces have intensified the frisking in Srinagar city ahead of I-Day to foil any attempt by militants to carry out any major strike in the city. It’s not for the first time that security has been beefed up in the city ahead of August 15 or January 26. It happens every year as the […]

Will Imran respond?

Will Imran respond?

The Government of India (GoI) has said that any meaningful dialogue with Pakistan can only be held in an atmosphere free from violence and has asserted that the onus was on Islamabad to create such a conducive atmosphere. Since the day Pakistan Tehreek-Islami has won the elections in the neighboring country, the talks about resuming […]

Power projects await execution

Power projects await execution

Jammu and Kashmir government has not awarded a single power project for execution during past two-and-a-half years. These power projects were to be funded under Prime Ministers Developmental Package (PMDP) but these didn’t see the light of the day due to unknown reasons. Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Srinagar had announced Rs […]

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