Wake Up Before It is Too Late: Notes on the Importance of Kashmir’s Deteriorating Soil Health

Dr. Tasneem Mubarak The ever expanding population and changing life styles are creating enormous demand for food, fodder, feed, fiber and fuel. To keep pace with increasing population, production must increase but not at the cost of environment and ecology. For sustainability in agriculture and allied sectors it is quite essential to maintain soil health. […]

Move offices to close on Oct 25; Reopen in Jammu on Nov 4

Move offices to close on Oct 25; Reopen in Jammu on Nov 4

Jammu:As part of the bi-annual “Darbar Move”, under which the Jammu and Kashmir government functions for six months each in Jammu and Srinagar, all move offices, including the civil secretariat and the Raj Bhavan, will close in Srinagar on October 25-26 and reopen in Jammu on November 4, an official order said on Tuesday. This […]

On the Nature and Cause(s) of the Evil of Rape

AZHAR AALAM MIR Rape isn’t a new crime; it has been there since ages but was considered as a minor crime. It was in 20th century when rape was considered an atrocious crime. When we talk about rape we can’t miss the cause, that is, patriarchy whose seeds have been sown since a long ago. […]

On Kindness

Kindness is an attribute of human nature, to state the obvious. But, often times, given the competitive nature of society and the ruthlessness it begets, this aspect of human nature gets occluded. , However, in the recesses of every human soul lies the spark of kindness, except perhaps in psychopaths. Kindness flows and accrues from […]

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Bengal beat J&K, Gujarat cruise to win over Tripura

India A speedster Ishan Porel bowled brilliantly to grab six-wickets while Shreevats Goswami made an unbeaten 86 to guide Bengal to a comfortable eight-wicket win over Jammu and Kashmir in a Group C Vijay Hazare Trophy match here on Monday. Porel (6/34) came up with a devastating opening spell that sent Jammu and Kashmir reeling […]

Day 57: Heightened security in Kashmir

Normal life affected, communication blackout continues

Normal life affected, communication blackout continues Srinagar: Government forces have intensified surveillance and area domination operations in Kashmir following Saturday’s militancy-related incidents, including a grenade attack on government forces in old city, a senior security official said. Anti-insurgency operations were intensified as part of a proactive strategy to foil any plans of militants to stage […]

BDC polls in J&K on Oct 24; To be held on party lines

Mir Iqbal Srinagar: The elections for Block Development Council (BDC) in J&K would be held on October 24, Chief Electoral Office (CEO), Shailendra Kumar announced Sunday. The Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj earlier issued SRO 522 dated 03-09-2019, notifying the Block Development Councils along with their constituent panchayat halqas. Kumar said elections for chairperson […]

Nehru approaching UN was Himalayan blunder: Shah

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday faulted the country’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru for approaching the United Nations in 1948 on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir “In 1948, India went to United Nations. That was a Himalayan blunder. It is more than a Himalayan blunder,” he said at event organised […]

4 civilians injured along LoC in Poonch

Jammu: Three women and a child were injured as Pakistan violated ceasefire for the second consecutive day on Sunday in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, an official said. The Pakistan Army resorted to mortar shelling and small arms firing on forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Balakote area of […]

CW meet: India rebuts Pak stand on Kashmir

New Delhi: India strongly criticised on Saturday Pakistan’s stand on the Kashmir issue as “propaganda” at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Uganda and said military rule is the tradition of Islamabad, according to an official statement. The Pakistani delegation raised the heavy presence of security forces in the Valley at the 64th meeting of the […]