Editorial

Corruption rampant in Kashmir

<strong>Corruption rampant in Kashmir</strong>

On Thursday, the Anti Corruption Bureau trapped and arrested a junior assistant while taking a bribe of Rs 60,000. The significance of this case is that the clerk was working in the office of divisional commissioner Kashmir. This by no means puts a question mark on the office itself but speaks about the audacity of […]

Act Against Drug Menace

Act Against Drug Menace

Not a single day goes by, when the media does not receive a police statement claiming to have held drug peddlers in Kashmir. With drug abuse in Kashmir becoming a rampant phenomenon, the main drug rehabilitation facility in Srinagar is reporting at least 150 cases of addiction every day, out of which 95 per cent […]

Time For Moral Education

Time For Moral Education

Surprising and extremely unpleasant case! A son kills his mother, the woman who gives birth and raises the child for years while giving everything she has! One will never be able to comprehend how somebody could treat a mother, much less their own kid, with such vile brutality and contempt that they would kill her […]

Fulfill promises made in B2V

Fulfill promises made in B2V

It is heartening that the present dispensation headed by the Lt. Governor has focused on the development across Jammu and Kashmir. The back-to-village programme conducted successfully last time in its third phase needed a follow up and that is what the present back to village programme-4 is all about. People across Jammu and Kashmir have […]

Break the routine this winter

Break the routine this winter

People in Kashmir valley expect a good winter this year. Not because of the magnitude of the snow but they have pinned hopes on the present dispensation for some relief measures in terms of the hassle free supply of electricity and the drinking water. Earlier, the successive regimes in J&K would convene meetings to take […]

Address Transport Problem

Address Transport Problem

The non-availability of public transport in Srinagar especially in the evenings is taking a heavy toll on the commuters. Inhabitants of South of City, particularly from Yayil-Rawalpora area get disconnected with rest of the areas even after 5 pm in the evening. The residents of Yayil Rawalpora have a route that connects Wanbal Chowk with […]

Reach out to majority community

Reach out to majority community

The killing of two non local labourers in a grenade attack in Shopian is undoubtedly a dastardly act at the hands of terrorists. But how long terrorists will let loose reign of terror in Kashmir.   Soft target killings have thrown a new challenge for the Government and the security forces. Sofar a series of […]

Unabated Pandit Killings

Unabated Pandit Killings

The cold blooded killing of a Kashmiri Pandit, Puran Krishan Bhat in Shopian on Saturday is yet another manifestation of cowardice of the terrorists who on the directions of Pakistan are always in a search of soft targets to accomplish their malicious mission. While the killing drew widespread condemnations, an interesting aspect of this story […]

Shun administrative inertia

Shun administrative inertia

Till the assembly elections are held in Jammu and Kashmir and people elect their representatives, the bureaucracy can’t act as a mute spectator to the miseries of the general public. Be it roads, drinking water, electricity or healthcare the people in rural areas and for that matter even in many peripheral parts of Srinagar and […]

All is not well in SMC

All is not well in SMC

The series of tweets by Srinagar Mayor, highlighting the malpractices of some corporators in Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) warrants a thorough probe into the functioning of City’s supposed to be an effective democratic institution of local self-government. Investigations into such allegations have assumed more significance in view of the fact that most of the government […]

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