EDITORIAL

Involve the Community

Involve the Community

The government will have to run an aggressive awareness campaign about the disease. It has to also work towards involvement of the community by charging village, locality elders, mosque managements etc to ensure people follow the safety precautions.

Mirage of 4G

Mirage of 4G

But no matter what government says, its security argument to keep 4G internet suspended isn’t convincing enough. Truth is the situation in the Valley hasn’t been calmer than it is now in a long time

School Fees

School Fees

The schools can’t charge a full tuition fees, let alone transportation fees for a service they have largely been unable to offer over the past year. Or resort to blackmail to extract it like some elite schools are doing

Protect Livelihoods Too

Protect Livelihoods Too

It is high time that the administration rethinks its approach to the pandemic and balances its efforts to arrest the spread of Covid with steps to protect the livelihoods.

Martyrs’ Day

Martyrs’ Day

The withdrawal of the government patronage of the day has made people more conscious of its historic and symbolic significance. If the government doesn’t review its decision, July 13 is likely to grow in its symbolic significance with time

After Ladakh Stand-Off 

After Ladakh Stand-Off 

The only way that the current destabilizing situation can be effectively tackled is for the regional powers including India and Pakistan to cooperate and find a comprehensive solution to the issues dividing them

Bring The Tourists Back

Bring The Tourists Back

For eleven months now no tourists have visited Kashmir. It is good that the administration is finally waking up to the need to revive the sector. Kashmir has lost four straight seasons to the turmoil and the region can ill-afford further halt to the economic activities

Back From The Brink

Back From The Brink

The current stand-off with China has been the bitterest since the 1962 war. This time China has aggressively asserted its claim to its side of the LAC and also captured strategic areas in Galwan Valley, Pangong Tso, Hot Springs and Gogra

Mounting Virus Challenge

Mounting Virus Challenge

Going forward the situation doesn’t give confidence. At the current rate, the number of cases are going to be far too many in near future to be handled by our existing health infrastructure. More so, when the healthcare professionals are also now indicating that the community transmission might have already set in

Sopore Tragedy

Sopore Tragedy

The tragedy of the civilian’s killing and the attendant pictures of the boy are beyond the predictable condemnations  and  the disingenous ordering of  probe. It is the moral vacuum in which such killings take place

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