Valley shivers at -3.8°C, Ladakh at -16°C

Srinagar:  The state Met office on Tuesday predicted dry weather in valley with the temperatures in Srinagar recorded as 4.8°C and minimum -3.8°C respectively. The state weather department has maintained the weather will generally remain dry during the coming four days. For Srinagar, the weather department has predicted partly cloudy sky with maximum and minimum […]

Valley shivers at -3.8°C, Ladakh at -16°C

Srinagar:  The state Met office on Tuesday predicted dry weather in valley with the temperatures in Srinagar recorded as 4.8°C and minimum -3.8°C respectively. The state weather department has maintained the weather will generally remain dry during the coming four days. For Srinagar, the weather department has predicted partly cloudy sky with maximum and minimum […]

‘Poor’ healthcare at SMHS hospital: lives put on risk

Srinagar:  What could be seen as a major disappointment for the healthcare system of the state, Valley’s prime tertiary care SMHS hospital lacks basic facilities—putting hundreds of patients and their attendants into trouble.  The hospital which caters to thousands of patient’s everyday is seen still running on the same pattern as it was in 1942, […]

Understanding the Kashmir mandate

The present election is special because it represents a fruition of India’s quest to guarantee freedom to all sections of its people. The high participation of the Kashmiris represents a triumph for India’s democracy As reports came in of the high turnout in the Kashmir Valley in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, my mind […]

Middle East and the Crusades

The “crusades” has remained one of the important subjects of heated discourse throughout its history. According to the eighteenth-century Scottish philosopher and historian David Hume’s thought the crusades were “the most signal and most durable monument of human folly that has yet appeared in any age or nation” as they “engrossed the attention of Europe […]

When Jihad Turns Into Genocide

It isn’t just a jihad of Islamists against Muslims. It’s a jihad against children. On Tuesday, more than 130 students were murdered in Pakistan. Another 15 girls were murdered in the town of Bayda in Yemen. They were smashed by two car bombs along with 10 adults. It’s safe to assume that in a day […]

Parties Issue Gag Orders As Deadlock Continues

SRINAGAR:  Amid prevailing chaos and hung assembly in JK,  political parties here continue to censure their respective leaders not to issue any policy statement to press. The Peoples’ Democratic Party was the first to take plunge. As it emerged as the single largest party in the state after the state elections of 2014, the hung […]

Not retiring from politics: Taj-Mohi-ud-din

Srinagar:  Declaring that he is not retiring from politics and has no regrets over his loss during the recent state elections, senior Congress leader Taj-Mohi-ud-din said he is not sorry for what he has done in the past. “I am not retiring from politics at all. The reports that suggest that I am bidding farewell […]

DA for employees pending since 12 months

Srinagar: The serious scarcity of funds in Jammu and Kashmir is looming large with the amount of around 700 crore rupees pending with the government that was ought to be released in the past. Also for the first time in the history of Jammu and Kashmir, the Dearness Allowance (DA) of the state employees is […]

Traffic chaos adding woes in city center

Srinagar: The traffic chaos is multiplying worries to the common people in the summer capital with the state authorities virtually unmoved by the eruption of such crises every day after. The traffic signals that earlier were used to regulate the traffic  at the vital link routes are out of order, giving tough time to the […]

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