Mehbooba sends condolence note

SRINAGAR: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President and Member Parliament, Ms Mehbooba Mufti expressed deep grief and sorrow over the demise away of Gen (Retd) K V Krishna Rao, former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. Mehbooba has conveyed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for the peace of the departed soul, said a statement. […]

Smart city omission: what Srinagar city needs

Srinagar has been omitted from the “smart city” list. The omission is not curious. It is along expected lines. Our city would not merit attention and would not be important in the political and economic calculus of powers that be. Moreover, there was no great “pregnant expectation” in Kashmir about Srinagar not being included in […]

India,Pakistan and the bomb:debating nuclear stability in South Asia

Independent India and Pakistan came out of a bloody partition in which hundreds of thousands died and millions were displaced.The two states have a long history of territorial disputes and have fought four wars with each other and ongoing conflict in Kashmir between Indian security forces and local as well as Pakistani insurgents. The debate […]

What Journalism should be about?

Some media houses are of the opinion that if they do good journalism that will have financial, political and social repercussions on them, on the contrary, a leading journalist, Christiane Amanpour, believes that good journalism, good television, ‘can make our world a better place,’ by simply following ABC’s of journalism. Media tells news stories to […]

BJP-PDP Alliance:Where Mufti Muhammad Sayyed may have erred?

Circa 1984.  Farooq Abdullah- the son of Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah-, then the  young and swash buckling Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir- was in a for a surprise and even shock.His brother in law, Ghulam Mohammad Shah- very much part and parcel of the National Conference-the popular party which Farooq Abdullah headed- rebelled against Farooq.Ghulam […]

India’s Bid for Security Council Seat and Kashmir:why the two are linked?

Celebrations for 67th Republic Day were supposed to be cherishing India’s accession for Permanent status in the United Nations Security Council, India dreamt for this status on the eve of 70th anniversary of the UN last year. With the ‘unity in diversity’, owing to its population, economy and several attributes of powers it possesses, verily, […]

Mehbooba’s ‘misgivings’ on BJP bond hints at midterm poll

SRINAGAR: The likelihood of Jammu and Kashmir heading towards midterm poll Friday increased as the PDP president Mehbooba Mufti seemed unwilling to stake claim to power in absence of concrete assurances from the BJP on the agenda of alliance. “It is not the question of whether she gets sworn in as the new chief minister […]

PDP calls off party meet in Jammu

Srinagar:- The much-awaited meeting of Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti scheduled with party leaders of Jammu province on February 3 has been cancelled. Instead of holding the meeting with all leaders, Mehbooba Mufti will hold a one-on-one interaction with some senior leaders during her three-day stay in Jammu to discuss the prevailing political situation […]

‘Authorities turn old city into garrison on Fridays to destroy businesses’

SRINAGAR:  Hurriyat (M) on Friday accused the government of trying to destroy the business of traders in downtown Srinagar and harassing the people coming to offer prayers at the historic mosque in Nowhatta area of Kashmir capital. Condemning what it termed as “unnecessary” presence of government forces around Jamia Masjid Srinagar, its adjoining areas and […]

‘No salary during vacation period’

SRINAGAR:  Director Technical Education has issued a circular by which Polytechnic Academic Arrangements will not be entitled for any salary during their winter or summer vacation, an order that was termed by All J&K Polytechnic Academic Arrangement Association as ‘dictatorial’ one. During a protest here in Press Enclave Srinagar the employees posted in Technical Education […]

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