Kashmir Needs Dialogue

On August 22, 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met a visiting delegation of Kashmiri opposition parties led by Omar Abdullah and unequivocally stated that dialogue was “a must” for bringing an end to the (then) weeks-long unrest. He added that “We need to find a permanent and lasting solution to the problem within the framework […]

Kejriwal in thick of controversies

Very few persons are inborn leaders. They are certainly boons to the society. And most of the others who scramble to be public leaders by fair means or foul, end up being just a “liability”. They usually mislead the crowd and finally bring only misfortune to the nation. I don’t think anyone disagrees that Delhi […]

China’s vision for globalisation, Beijing-style

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a multifaceted economic, diplomatic and geopolitical undertaking that has morphed through various iterations, from the “New Silk Road” to “One Belt One Road”. The BRI imagines a US$1.3 trillion Chinese-led investment program creating a web of infrastructure, including roads, railways, telecommunications, energy pipelines, and ports. This would serve to enhance […]

How two youngsters gave Kashmir its own Facebook to beat internet curfew

On the other side of the Valley, the rest of India basks in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India dreams, but a darkness grips Kashmir. According to a non-binding resolution passed by the United Nations Human Rights Council in June, 2016, access to internet is a basic human right. But the violation of human rights is not new when Kashmir […]

NRDWP: Of 2511 Projects, Only 232 Completed in 14 Years

Srinagar: The government is yet to complete hundreds of water supply schemes started under centrally-sponsored scheme, National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) by the previous UPA government, depriving large population of the state from drinking water. At least 2511 water supply schemes were sanctioned by the UPA government for the state since 2002 and are […]

Govt enhances Legislators’ CDF

SRINAGAR: In a significant decision, the State Government today approved enhancement of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) of the legislators from Rs 1.50 crore to Rs 3 crore from the current financial year. According to an order issued by the Planning, Development & Monitoring Department, the guidelines for spending CDF have also been modified to […]

LPG Run School Vans to Lose Regn

Srinagar: At least four school children were wounded when a school van of a private school turned turtle at Konjbal Tral in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Witnesses said that a school van (JK13C-7255) skidded off the road and fell into a canal in Konjbal area, resulting in minor injuries to four students. Locals shifted the […]

Congress Claims Enrolling 3.5 Lakh Members in Valley

Srinagar: The Congress held a review meeting of its ongoing membership drive in the Kashmir valley. The party expressed satisfaction over the successful membership drive and exhorted the party cadres to gear up for organizational elections from unit level. In a review meeting of senior leaders and office bearers held at Srinagar headquarter, JKPCC President […]

Shabir Shah slams Ram Madhav’s remarks

Srinagar: Terming the statement of BJP general secretary Ram Madhav’s statement that talks with resistance leadership can be held under the ambit of the Constitution of India as ridiculous, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah on Tuesday said “we never begged for talks before India “.   Shah in a statement […]

What Mehbooba faced today, is a message to Amit Shah: Er. Rasheed

Srinagar: Reminding BJP President Amit Shah that J&K dispute is not about abrogating or strengthening Article 370, AIP Supremo and MLA Langate, Er. Rasheed has said that what Kashmiris want, has been communicated to Mr. Amit Shah through the treatment given to CM Mehbooba Mufti by the women folk of Kashmir at SKICC today. In […]