Toddy cat rescued from Srinagar town, returned to wild

SRINAGAR: A wild cat, Palm Civit also known as Toddy Cat suddenly appeared in Bulbul Bagh near Barzulla Srinagar on Tuesday attracting hundreds of people causing a chaos like situation. While the locals tried to harm the poor animal, the wit and skill shown by Wildlife Warden Central, Tahir Shawl not only helped in rescuing […]

The value of Kashmiri lives: Who will mourn the Handwara boys?

Two young men, one aged 22 and the other have been killed by the Army in Handwara, Kashmir. Nayeem Qadir and Muhammad Iqbal were part of the demonstrations and protests against the molestation of a school girl in the same district by the Army.  These kinds of killings have become so routine in Kashmir that […]

Vegetables and pulses cheaper, retail inflation down to 4.83% in March

NEW Delhi;- Retail inflation in March fell to a six-month low of 4.83% on account of cheaper food articles such as vegetables and pulses. The retail inflation, measured on Consumer Price Index (CPI), in February was revised upwards to 5.26% from 5.18. Consumer inflation was seen below this level at 4.41% in September 2015. Food […]

New food entitlement scheme has too little to offer: Tarigami

 Srinagar: Stating that the new food entitlement scheme announced by the State government is devoid of any major relief, CPI (M) leader and MLA Kulgam Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami has said the exorbitant rates of 5 Kgs of additional ration announced under the scheme has diluted the initiative being portrayed as a major relief given to […]

Prime Minister to launch online agri-market platform on April 14

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch this week an online national agricultural products market platform that will integrate 585 wholesale markets across India. The launching of e-platform for marketing of agriculture products is being done with the aim to provide more options to farmers to sell their produce and is part of implementation […]

Taking on land mafia

Though land mafia is a reality across India, their impact in Kashmir which is already short of the irrigated agriculture land has been disastrous. According to a survey of Agriculture Production Department based on the reports from the field agencies, around 10,000 hectares of the “net cultivated area” of 3.5 lakh hectares has been converted […]

India’s Identity crisis

THE deep divide between the forces of Indian nationalism and Hindu nationalism did much to thwart the movement for India’s independence. That divide has now come to the fore and threatens to subvert India’s secular constitution. Well before Quaid-i-Azam propounded the two-nation theory in 1939 and the Muslim League adopted the Pakistan Resolution in 1940, […]

An Open letter to Mehbooba Mufti

Dear Ma’am, You are among the seasoned politicians of Globe. Let me take this opportunity to congratulate you on becoming party Leader of PDP as well as the first women Chief Minister of the place with the highest number of troops, more than the troops in Afghanistan and Iraq combined – Jammu & Kashmir. After […]

The Indo-Pak peace process is going exactly where Pakistan-Army wants it to-nowhere

As Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit’s comments regarding the peace process being suspended hit the Indian media, the impression is that Islamabad and New Delhi may have missed the peace bus yet again. But the question is: did either side even get onboard the bus? The doors remain closed for years and open up briefly, […]

Let optimism prevail in talks between Pakistan and India

For veterans of the Pakistan-India optimism game, the latest exchange of bitterness across the Radcliffe Line is affirmation of the hard work that remains to be done in normalising South Asia. Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke the mould by inviting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to his inauguration, and Sharif buoyed the optimists’ camp by […]

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