JRL ‘deeply appreciates people for boycott’

JRL ‘deeply appreciates people for boycott’

SRINAGAR: On the culmination of ULB polls in the State on Tuesday, the joint resistance leadership (JRL) said that “by Government of India’s own admission”, 95 percent people rejected these “so-called elections” which is a “clear indication that the alienation of people of Kashmir from India is complete”. JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar […]

Posters come up at last minute

Posters come up at last minute

SRINAGAR: Election flags and posters were missing from the scene this year, but they finally surfaced – at the last minute – in the lone ward in downtown Srinagar that went to polls on Tuesday. Tanveer Hussain Khan and Kifiyat Hussain, contesting for the Alamgari Bazar ward, put up their posters conspicuously at many places […]

Tengpora deprived of boycott fun

Tengpora deprived of boycott fun

SRINAGAR: Tengpora locality in Zoonimar area over the years has vigorously boycotted polls of any kind held in the state, but this time it could not enjoy the boycott so much as no polling booth was set up in the locality. A total of nine votes were polled by 2pm on Tuesday at booths set […]

Leper Colony votes for one of its own

Leper Colony votes for one of its own

SRINAGAR: Along the shore of Nigeen Lake, residents of Leper Colony in Behrar queued up to vote from the morning, to support one of their own. This distinct settlement that grew in Srinagar’s Behrar area adjacent to the Leprosy Hospital had pitched its own candidate, Nasir Ahamd Naikoo, for the Lal Bazar Ward. The feeling […]

Health Care for Detainees

Health Care for Detainees

It goes without saying prisons are not places where a person’s health, emotional, psychological and physical, will be picture perfect. The stress accruing from prolonged incarceration can induce physical health problems which can then either cascade further or lead to long term issues. Or, extant health issues can get exacerbated. It then is imperative that […]

Revisiting History: A Conversation with Hayat Amir Hussaini –IV

History is creative action, a creative force, narrated, energized and created by the infinite Reality ‘Allah’. He is beyond and above history, which is a narration and creative activity in time-space boundaries, but its origin is in a meta event, which al Quran defines in the following verse:“When Thy Lord drew forth from the children […]

‘Cent percent household electrification in JK soon’

‘Cent percent household electrification in JK soon’

NEW DELHI: J&K is all set to achieve the target of providing ‘Power for All’ with electrification of each and every household across the state soon, Commissioner Secretary Power Development Department (PDD), Hirdesh Kumar, said Tuesday. Kumar was speaking during the ‘Review Planning and Monitoring (RPM)’ meeting chaired by Union Minister of Power, R K […]

Kashmiri youth denied space: PDP leader

Kashmiri youth denied space: PDP leader

SRINAGAR: PDP leader and former legislator Nizamuddin Bhat has urged Governor Satya Pal Malik to “take measures which can earn the trust of state’s younger generation in the system, presently seen hostile to them”. In a statement, Bhat said youth are denied space to build careers both in and outside state. “While outside state, they […]

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