Old Srinagar city areas becoming hub of immoral activities

SRINAGAR: Old Srinagar city areas have allegedly became hub of illegal activities, like puffing of charas, drugs, gambling, and drinking, while as locals find it inconvenient and embarrassing to walk through streets and lanes because of the behaviour of the social renegades and miscreants. A delegation comprising residents from different localities of old Srinagar city […]

NYC demands implementation of cabinet order

SRINAGAR: Hundreds of NYC members Tuesday staged protest demonstrations at Pratap Park here, demanding implementation of cabinet order. The protestors assembled under the banner of J&K National Youth Corps Association and raised pro-justice slogans. “At least 6000 youth in the State are craving for the implementation of cabinet order by virtue of which their engagement […]

KDCL: 27-member squad announced by Team Ahmed Resort

SRINAGAR — Team Ahmed Resort on Tuesday announced a 27-member squad for the Khyber Downtown Champions League (KDCL) under the captaincy of Syed Sagar. A board meeting held on September 1 in Srinagar announced the names of players and management for the mega cricket event. Following players were shortlisted by the team selection committee to […]

Protests against PHE at Chitragam Shopian

SHOPIAN: People of Chitragam Shopian staged a massive protest against Public Health Engineering department as the village is reportedly facing an acute shortage of drinking water. The agitated protestors blocked the Bijbehara  Shopian Road for hours alleging the water supply in their area is not sufficient for the past few days leading to hardships. SHO […]

Anganwadi workers, helpers stage anti-government protests

ANANTNAG: Dozens of Anganwadi workers and helpers Monday staged massive protests in the courtyard of DC office Anantnag against the alleged government failure to release their salaries.  The protesters carrying the banner of Jammu and Kashmir Anganwadi workers and helpers union (JKAWHU) shouted slogans against the coalition government for its alleged failure to release their […]

Many private schools continue charging fee for flood months

Such schools must ready themselves for stern action: Dr Faisal  SRINAGAR: Most private schools in Kashmir, despite clear-cut directives from the court, have forced parents to pay tuition fee for September and October 2014. One year on, the schools have not adjusted the fee of the months Kashmir remained submerged under the fierce deluge.  “The […]

Trade bodies flay withholding flood relief pakage

“BJP-led Central govt deliberately sitting over package”  :Saqib Hussain &Yuaish Qureshi SRINAGAR: Trade bodies have flayed the Centre for withholding relief package meant for the September 2014 flood victims especially for the trader fraternity.  They allege even after a year has elapsed since the devastating floods came submerging their livelihood, the government has shamefully been […]

Steinmeier’s Kashmir remarks: Germany’s delicate dance in South Asia?

Is Germany evolving into a power pole in Europe around which other states may rally around?  Frank Walter Steinmeier- the German Foreign Minister- has after concluding a visit to Afghanistan said that, ‘‘deep issues’ like Kashmir should be part of the talks between India and Pakistan as dialogue is the only way forward. The statement, […]

Getting Coalition Right

There were several compulsions for PDP to join hands with BJP to form the government. And despite strong reservations among the majority of the population in the state about such a coalition, some of these compulsions stood to reason. One was BJP sweeping the Jammu province with 25 seats and therefore leaving the party out […]

WhatsApp Muslims: Is this your identity?

Social networking applications (apps) like WhatsApp may be creating more anxiety, confusion and divisions, rather than love, brotherhood, and peace within the Muslim community. THE internet has helped us all think beyond boundaries and connect without limitations through social media. Muslims all around the world can now connect with one another to share ideas and […]