Away With Beef Law  

The decision by a full bench of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court to vacate an earlier order on the ‘strict implementation’ of the Dogra-era law banning slaughter of bovines and the sale of beef in the state, could be called a half-corrective measure. What is encouraging is the Court’s observation that some laws have […]

Address root cause of Kashmir issue: Mirwaiz to Modi

Address root cause of Kashmir issue: Mirwaiz to Modi

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday said instead of hacking at the leaves, prime minister, Narendra Modi, should address the root cause of Kashmir issue. “Kashmir is not an administrative or an economic problem but a political issue,” a spokesman quoted Mirwaiz saying. The spokesman said that the pro-freedom leader was […]

Post floods, people raise commercial structures on residential permits

Moazum Mohammad/Sana Fazili Srinagar: In the aftermath of last year’s floods, many commercial structures have cropped up in Srinagar in violation of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation’s (SMC) building permissions. The violators have constructed commercial structures on sites where permission was given for residential structures. For instance, a three-storey commercial building is coming up near National […]

Who is supporting ISIS in the Middle East? 

By Zahid Salam There has been surge in debates about the on going civil war in Syria after Russian military intervention. On September 30, Russia started air-bombing raids in Syria against what they call “terrorists in general and ISIS and al-Qaeda in particular”, after getting approval from Russian federation council, the upper parliamentary house. According […]

CM hails Kashmir, Jammu chambers for ‘strong message’

Jammu: Chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed hailed the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Kashmir and Jammu divisions for “sending a strong message of unity in one voice to the fringe elements that were out to disturb peace and tranquility in the state”. Speaking over the murderous assault on five Kashmiri Muslim truckers in Udhampur, […]

Our education system encourages learning by rote

By Darakhshaan Parvez  I have always studied for education and never for the sake of securing marks or topping in the examination. Very few people realise that education means to know how to live your life; and a majority thinks that education is needed only to get a job. We should be not just literate […]

India, Pak should resolve issues through dialogue: NC

Srinagar: Opposition National Conference leader Tanvir Sadiq today said that the element of “suspicion and hostility” between India and Pakistan should be removed and the two countries should sit across table to resolve their differences. “I don’t think there is anybody in the right mind who would not want dialogue…we tried all other alternatives to […]

JK plans to promote Wagah-style tourism in Jammu’s frontier areas

JK plans to promote Wagah-style tourism in Jammu’s frontier areas

SRINAGAR: The state government plans to promote “border tourism” to Jammu’s frontier areas, such as Suchetgarh and Chaka da Bagh, on the pattern of Wagah border. Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed revealed the plan after inaugurating ‘Back 9 Hole Jammu Tawi Golf Course’ and a Clubhouse in Jammu, an official handout issued here said. “Mufti […]

Official: TRAI fixes call-drop compensation at Re 1

New Delhi: Telecom regulator Trai on Friday made it mandatory for telecom operators to provide one rupee compensation to consumers for every call drop effective January 1, 2016. The compensation will, however, be limited to three dropped calls in a day, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India said in a statement on Friday. As per the […]