Avoid shortcuts

There was a time when mothers used to get the topmost respect in the society for going through one of the most terrible pains known to mankind – the labour pain. Our...

KPC: Time to set priorities & deliver

Journalists in Kashmir have always faced the brunt in the line of duty in conflict-ridden Kashmir. They have always been the target of all sides. For years the journalists were yearning to have a platform where they can raise the issues pertaining to their security and economic well-being.

Rise & Fall of Kashmir political parties

In the recently concluded Parliamentary polls, National Conference (NC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the two main regional mainstream political parties in Jammu and Kashmir, witnessed a puzzling result, totally contrary to each other....

Delhi’s Diktat

Is it really what we the people of Jammu and Kashmir are heading for? Surprisingly, every month we are witnessing a new surprise in the form of a new diktat from New Delhi as well...

Terrorism and religion

The recent brutal terror attack on the Al Noor Masjid in New Zealand has once again shown the growing hatred against the Muslims in and outside India. The barbaric terror attack in which 49 people...

Highway Management

In the good old days, the administration which included district police and traffic police would always be well prepared to address the issues arising out of blockade of Srinagar-Jammu highway, particularly in the winter...

PDD workers in peril

Although hundreds of daily-wagers and need-based employees of J&K’s Power Development Department put their lives at risk to ensure uninterrupted power supply to our homes, the policymakers have failed to evolve a rehabilitation policy...

Bloodiest Battlefield

Amid on-going turmoil in Jammu and Kashmir, this year turned to be a deadliest with over 400 killings so far, highest in 10 years. The recent killing of 17 militants in just two days...

Between a rock and a hard place

The Scottish-born politician, author, and broadcaster, known for his left-wing views, confrontational style, and rhetorical skill, George Galloway when asked to justify supporting Hezbollah said, “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.” For the...

Troublesome Transfers

Contrary to the administrations in other countries, here in India, and especially in Jammu and Kashmir, we have witnessed a ruthless kind of transfer policy in civil as well as in police administrations. Usually, an...

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