Civil Sectt Employees to Boycott LA Session

SRINAGAR:Civil Secretariat Employees Coordination Committee Tuesday held a meeting under the chairpersonship of Ghulam Rasool Mir to review the progress regarding career progression of non-gazetted/ class-IV employees and pay anomaly. Among others President Lower Grade Employees, Maqbool Hussain was also present in the meeting. Expressing disheartenment over the poor response, delaying tactics on behalf of […]

Flouting Ban Dealers Sell Polythene Openly

Ganderbal: The ban by the state government since 2008 on polythene carry bags under the J&K Non-Biodegradable Material (Management, Handling and Disposal) Act-2007 has hardly any impact in valley . Vendors, shopkeepers and business establishments are openly using polythene carry bags to supply goods to their customers. As per SRO-182 issued by the government on […]

Tarigami for united efforts to desist erosion of Article 370

Srinagar: CPI(M) leader and MLA Kulgam Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami has called for united efforts by all secular and likeminded forces to desist the designs of RSS and BJP  to further erode Article 370 which has been rendered to a mere caricature. “The special status guaranteed under this article to J&K has been seized from time […]

Women Police Station Opens in Anantnag

ANANTNAG: The newly created Women Police Station at Anantnag was inaugurated by DIG SKR Anantnag Shri Ghulam Hassan Bhat in the presence of DC Anantnag Shri Syed Abid Rasheed and SSP Anantnag Shri Abdul Jabbar. The Women Police Station is headed by Poshmala Akhter as SHO with adequate staff. The Women Police Station falls adjacent […]

Handwara girl speaks

For 27 days she was under police  protection. She kept denying that she was molested by the Army man, an alleged incident that triggered widespread protests in Handwara, leading to five killings. She stood by her statement before the Chief Judicial Magistrate. But when a free Handwara girl held a press conference in Srinagar on […]

Mehbooba-Mufti invites journalists to dinner,but gives them little to chew on

ON Wednesday, two days after the Jammu and Kashmir government moved to the state’s summer capital of Srinagar, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti invited select members of the press for dinner at a guesthouse in the sylvan Zabarwan foothills. Since she took charge in early April she has not addressed the press even once, not even […]

The Holy Cow

This refers to your article “Holy Cow With Unholy Fate” (Kashmir Observer, April 11). Of course, the cow has long had a place in Indian politics: the country’s constitution includes a provision explicitly urging a gradual movement toward full prohibition of cow slaughter – a ban that has already been implemented in most states. Mahatma […]

A Syrian-Mothers Tale-Of-Woe:What does the war in Aleppo smell of?

Umm Hamid dressed the crying girl. She stuffed her miniature hands into socks instead of gloves to keep them warm. She was taking her to queue outside the bakery in the Kadi Askar neighbourhood. There was no one to leave the girl with, she said unapologetically, so she was bringing her to stand in the […]

Mother- An Epitome of Sacrifice!

 “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”This undoubtedly remains one of the most powerful adages I have ever come across. All of us are concerned about our happiness. We live in oblivion and are sometimes very indifferent towards the sufferings of other people. We are so busy making a living that we forget to live. […]

How women can deal with periods in space

Who was the first woman to have her period in space? What is it like changing sanitary products while being weightless? And why doesn’t menstrual flow just float up into the body when gravity isn’t around?These were some of the questions I had when I started researching female astronaut health. The human body goes through […]