Budding Panchayati Raj system will be ‘harbinger of change’ in J&K: Governor

Budding Panchayati Raj system will be ‘harbinger of change’ in J&K: Governor

NEW DELHI: Governor Satya Pal Malik addressed the 5th meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog and sought personal intervention of the Prime Minister to accelerate development in J&K. Addressing the meeting, the Governor highlighted key initiatives undertaken by his administration during the last one year. Among the major achievements, he said, was the […]

Rice production in Kashmir has risen despite loss of farm land

Rice production in Kashmir has risen despite loss of farm land

SRINAGAR: Rice production in Kashmir Valley has been going up despite more than ten lakh kanals of farm land being lost in the past 70 years, according to data of the state agriculture department. The data, accessed by Kashmir Reader, shows that food deficit was 32 percent in 1950-51 when there was production of mere […]

Separatist leaders used funds from abroad for personal gains: NIA

Separatist leaders used funds from abroad for personal gains: NIA

New Delhi: The NIA alleged on Sunday that its probe into terror financing in Jammu and Kashmir has revealed that hardline separatist leaders received funds from abroad and utilised them for personal gains – from amassing properties to paying for foreign education of their kin. In a statement, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) said the […]

Up the Standards

Up the Standards

Kashmir presents itself as a tourist destination to the world. But, the sad irony or even paradox is that the facilities available here for tourists of almost all segments leave much to be desired. There is neither infrastructure of the soft nor the hard variety available here that could be said to be world class. […]

Reading Franz Kafka

Reading Franz Kafka

Fida Hussain Sodagar Reading is eternal. Literature is timeless. It scratches our soul. Literature from fiction to non-fiction is history in disguise. We call history as history but the literature is history wrapped in creativity. To delve into the writings of an author of a magical literature is a treat to the mind and soul. […]

On Teacher Training Programmes

Rayees Masroor Training program in an organization is a process by which people are taught skills and given the necessary knowledge or attitude to enable them to carry out their responsibilities to the required standard in the present job and to undertake greater and more demanding roles for effective job performance. Training programs are also […]

On Wild Cats: Master Survivors Under Threat

Dr.Junaid Ahmad Malik The term “cat” refers both to felids in general and specifically to the domestic cat (Feliscatus) and the wild-cat is the name for the non-domesticated felids. Cats are a group of carnivores evolved over the ages to predate in nature. They have retractile claws, slender muscular bodies and strong flexible forelimbs. Their […]

Return home: Kupwara family’s passionate plea to militant son

Return home: Kupwara family’s passionate plea to militant son

BARAMULLA: The family of a Kupwara youth, who was missing since past two days and has reportedly joined militant ranks, has appealed their son to return home. Imtiyaz Ahmad Mir, 24, son of Ghulam Nabi Mir, resident of Gulgam village of north Kashmir’s Kupwara after returning home from his Photostat shop at Gulgam on June […]