Kashmir cut off, highways blocked, flights cancelled

SRINAGAR: Heavy snow which began falling late last night continued non stop whole of Tuesday throwing normal life out of gear. The strategic Srinagar-Jammu highway was closed for traffic due to heavy snowfall in Bannihal and Patnitop sectors of the over 300-kilometre long road. Flights to and from Srinagar were also suspended because of heavy […]

Snow wraps Kashmir, finally

SRINAGAR: People in Kashmir woke up to blanket of white Tuesday morning with the season’s first major snowfall, which disrupted electricity supply and also hit road and air connectivity. This is after nearly two decades, Kashmir has received such heavy snowfall in the beginning of the 40-day period of harsh winter called the ‘Chila Kalan’.  […]

Verinag to be showcased as prime tourist destination

Rs 10 cr centrally sponsored tourism projects a pace, Rope way on anvil JAMMU – The Minister for Tourism, Mr. Ghulam Ahmad Mir today said that the world famous tourist spot Verinag, popularly known as the gateway of Kashmir Tourism, would be developed as prime tourist destination.  He said that four centrally sponsored tourism infrastructure […]

KCC&I Delegation Calls On Madhav Lal

SRINAGAR: A delegation of the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry headed by the President, Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad met Madhav Lal, Secretary Ministry of Micro, Small, & Medium Enterprises, Government of India in Srinagar over the weekend. The KCC&I had detailed discussion on several issues. The non-implementation of the recommendations of the Prime Ministers Task […]

Coming to life amid sharks, Rise of scams…

City where it has become a mediocre to come by societal scandals that even more degrades the sophisticated status of this beautiful city. First it was counterfeit medicines where we had no other option but to take that for medication, then it comes to competitive exams, yet again we had to face the brunt…and now […]

End Corporal Punishment

Yes, we agree on every front that children are future of society and backbone of culture who will help us to sustain in imminent harsh conditions of environment. What will be imparted to them today is same what they will give to the whole society and community tomorrow. Even a little shoddy practise taught to […]

Mercenaries Inc!

What had once been a mission has now been reduced to the level of a mercenary exercise; a slur on the names of pioneers who had undertaken the task of spreading education and opening schools as a sacred obligation, and endeavoured to dispel the dark shadows settled on this land – once a great seat […]

Pakistan’s Dilemma, Kashmir’s Sorrow!

Pledging that if elected, he would end American drone attacks on Pakistani soil, Nawaz Sharif’s promise struck the right chord with an electorate agitated by the scourge of incessant drone strikes. After winning the elections, in his first address to the parliament, Sharif unambiguously announced, “This daily routine of drone attacks, this chapter shall now […]

Kashmir And The Heartless Generals

Following BJP’s Prime Ministerial Candidate, Modi’s suggestion to have a debate on Article 370 in Jammu’s Lallkar rally, many articles have appeared in the Indian print media- some in praise & few in denouncement . A common feature in these articles, however is the betrayal of collective amnesia by writers about the history of word […]

Can Pakistan and India ever become normal neighbours?

The end of the year has witnessed some positive developments in Pakistan-India relations. Thelong-awaited meeting of the Director General Military Operations (DGMO) of the two countries was held on December 24, who agreed on a number of measures to stabilise the Line of Control (LoC) by making sure there is no firing on it. If […]

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