Stop summoning lawmakers to army camps, police stations: MLA

Stop summoning lawmakers to army camps, police stations: MLA

Jammu: PDP legislator from Chadoora constituency Javed Mustafa Mir said on Tuesday that the police department has become a “hub of corruption”. “There is a department in police meant for controlling corruption but unfortunately it has been change into the department of corruption,” he told the assembly during a discussion on grants for relief and […]

No PRC issued to any WPR: Govt

No PRC issued to any WPR: Govt

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Government has not issued permanent resident certificate to any West Pakistan refugees (WPRs) and no WPR won’t get this certificate in future as well. Announcing this, Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Syed Basharat Bukhari Tuesday told the agitating National Conference MLA and former Minister, Ali Mohammad Sagar in the legislative […]

Army, police ask lawmakers to work on their wishes: PDP MLA

Army, police ask lawmakers to work on their wishes: PDP MLA

Jammu: PDP MLA and former Minister Javid Mustafa Mir Tuesday in a startling revelation said that Police department has become a hub of corruption and if legislators point a finger on Army men they are summoned to army camps. Participating in the debate on the motion of grants moved by the department of revenue the […]

FM hails house consensus for JK’s economic growth

FM hails house consensus for JK’s economic growth

JAMMU: Welcoming the broader consensus reached in the house regarding various reformative initiatives in the Budget 2017-18, Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb Drabu Monday said it marks the beginning of a progressive trend with the members in agreement that there has to be a tangible roadmap for the economic development of the State. He said […]

I was never interested in politics; my inclinations always lay towards arts:  An interview with Tasaduq Mufti 

I was never interested in politics; my inclinations always lay towards arts:  An interview with Tasaduq Mufti 

Tasaduq Hussain Mufti is an award-winning cinematographer who rose to prominence after his camera work in Vishal Bharadwaj’s adaptation of Othello, Omkara.  The 45-year-old is the son of PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and the brother of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. In his first interview after formally entering the PDP, Tasaduq talked to Kashmir Reader […]

Obsession with Delhi

Obsession with Delhi

Politicians, in the ‘mainstream’ space, look towards Delhi as their core constituency. This is a statement of the obvious. But Mehbooba Mufti’s statement, wherein she vigorously asserted that, “technically we are connected with India but we want to integrate with it emotionally” revalidates and reinforces this view and assessment. While the use of third person […]

Apologise for inducting ‘Ikhwani’ as minister: Rasheed

Apologise for inducting ‘Ikhwani’ as minister: Rasheed

Jammu: Reacting to the verbal slugfest between Congress legislator Usman Majeed and a PDP legislator Noor Muhammad, Independent legislator Engineer Rasheed on Wednesday said that Usman was a militant turned counter-insurgent and a close aide of Kuka Parray. “As such he (Usman) has to be made accountable for all atrocities that Ikhwan did to innocent […]

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