Would Centre help?

Would Centre help?

The Jammu and Kashmir government has sought the assistance from the Centre to compensate the losses suffered by the fruit growers and the farmers due to untimely snowfall. In a communication addressed to the Union Secretary, Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary B V R Subramnayam has said […]

Iran’s oil and India’s fragile energy security

Indranil Banerjie India’s economic managers might have heaved a collective sigh of relief over Washington’s decision to exempt India and seven other nations (including Japan and China) from a complete ban on importing Iranian oil, but New Delhi’s hand-wringing over the entire issue illustrates the essentially fragile state of India’s energy security. Despite the realisation […]

Compensate fruit growers

Compensate fruit growers

All the political parties have cut across the party lines to seek compensation for the fruit growers, who have suffered massive damages due to untimely snowfall across the Valley. Governor Satya Pal Malik has not disappointed the politicians and the fruit growers and has assured them that they would be compensated. He has said that […]

IL&FS: Was everyone asleep at the wheel?

Sandeep Bamzai Like an onion, the more you peel, the more the odour and tears. As one goes deeper into the concentric circle to understand the granularity of the IL&FS maze, one finds a Byzantine empire with a total of 347 entities, which is far more than the original 160-odd number. With the new board […]

Mills & Boon lessons for #MeToo era

Mary Wakefield In celebration of its 110th birthday, I downloaded a Mills & Boon — The Greek Tycoon’s Blackmailed Mistress — and plan this coming weekend to settle down for an evening in the company of Dr Ella Smithson and Aristandros Xenakis, “an arrestingly handsome man… the epitome of lithe, masculine grace teamed with the […]

Few inches of snow creates havoc

Few inches of snow creates havoc

A few inches of snow created havoc across Kashmir and disrupted everything. Winter arriving early this year is an indication that coming days are not going to be that easy. Administration should remain prepared to deal with the inclement weather conditions in coming months. Situation can be more challenging. Arrival of the snow early this […]

Decoding the Riyadh-Islamabad quid pro quo

Bhopinder Singh Pakistan is the sixth-largest military in the world and the only “nuclear power” with the most powerful military among Muslim-majority nations — giving Islamabad a certain leverageable “asset”. At one time in the 1980s, Pakistan had military missions in 22 countries and had become the largest military troop-deployer among Third World countries. Even […]

Immunopathology and the contribution of Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Mir

Khalid Lateef Science and the human efforts are relative to each other. Arabic proverb “ Al hajatul umal ikhtira”, i.e, necessity is the mother of invention. Moulana Rumi (R.A) in his allegorical poetry is conveying; “ I am not from the East or the west. I am not Christian or Jew or Muslim. I am […]

Mainstream parties craving for space

Mainstream parties craving for space

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has asserted that political space for mainstream parties has shrunk in Kashmir due to the worsening situation in the state. He has stated that politicians need to be provided the space which they deserve otherwise the line dividing the separatists and the mainstream politicians would get blurred. […]