Dairy plant owners for rollback of Govt order on rates

Srinagar: The milk processing plant owners in the Kashmir Valley are angry over the government order of fixing rates of processed and packed milk, arguing that the rates are fixed as per a notification of 1990 which is defunct. Citing Notification No. DFCS&CAK/S/MILK Pouch/2017/595-610 Dated 01.03.2017 issued by director Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs […]

State Cricket Academy begins its innings

SRINAGAR: State Cricket Academy- Jammu and Kashmir’s maiden cricket academy- began its proceedings formally with Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council secretary Waheed ur Rehman Parra inaugurating it on Tuesday. The much wanted academy-housed in Bakshi Stadium Srinagar-started its maiden innings with a coaching camp for the U-16 age-group that has been a massive hit […]

KU Inter-Department Annual Road Race:Nisar Dar walks away with first position

SRINAGAR: Nisar Dar of Physical Education and Sports Department Tuesday won Kashmir University Inter-Department Annual Road race. According to a statement from Directorate of Physical Education and Sports, University of Kashmir, the organisers of the event, the race started from Nishat Garden with Rumi Gate, Kashmir University being the finishing line that was first reached […]

TCI-Max-Kashmir-Cycling-Challenge:Top cyclists to be in action on May 25

Srinagar: The TCI Max Kashmir Cycling Challenge organized by Amblin Events would be held on Foreshore road, on May 25, a statement from organisers said on Tuesday. As per the statement, the event will cater to two age groups. U-17 boys and open senior category that will see professional cyclists of the valley in action. […]

JKB chairman felicitates players for medal winning performances

Srinagar: Chairman and CEO J&K Bank Parvez Ahmad Tuesday said that state’s premier financial institution has already started a project in a mission mode to promote young talent in various fields who have achieved national as well as international recognition in their field of profession.  “Wall Calendar 2017 is a step in line with our […]

Getting AAP back on track

Aam Aadmi has been plunged into a deep crisis after the sacked minister of his cabinet Kapil Mishra levelled some serious allegations of corruption against the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Mishra said . However, breaking his silence, Kejriwal has said that the truth will prevail.  The corruption allegations have followed after the AAP’s resounding […]

Modi and Kashmir

The clearest indication that things on the ground are regressing in Jammu and Kashmir is the massive Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) launched in Shopian, the southern part of the Valley last week.   At the beginning of the militancy, such door-to-door operations were the norm, they were wasteful in terms of manpower and they […]

Adopt a political approach to Kashmir

Since India and Pakistan gained freedom in 1947, both the nations claim Kashmir to be their integral part. Both the nuclear nations have fought three full scale wars on Kashmir.  India claims Kashmir to be its integral part, whereas Pakistan considers it an unfinished agenda of partition. The cold war is going on between these […]

Any Takers For Kashmir?

WHAT is to be done?” : “In the meanwhile, it is doubtful that tying a Kashmiri who had just cast his vote to the bonnet of an army jeep is the best  way of winning over the people.” When in 2014 the Peoples’ Democratic Party, having fought the Assembly elections on an anti-RSS plank, decided […]

UNESCO report:Surveillance and data-collection are putting journalists and sources at risk

The ability of journalists to report without fear is under threat from mass surveillance and data retention. Released this week, my UNESCO report Protecting Journalism Sources in the Digital Age shows that laws protecting journalists and sources globally are not keeping up with the challenges posed by indiscriminate data collection and the spill-over effects of anti-terrorism and […]