EDITORIAL

Death on roads

Death on roads

Roads in J&K have become killer ones as reports about mishaps, deaths and injuries are published in newspapers almost on daily basis. There is hardly any day when someone doesn’t die or get hurt in some traffic accident. The roads in Jammu and Kashmir, particularly in Chenab and Pir Panchal  have become death traps. Every […]

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Flash floods – impacted people need help

Flash floods – impacted people need help

The incessant rains in almost all districts of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir trigged mud-slides and flash floods in several area. From Fakir Gujri area in Srinagar outskirts to villages in Kupwara and Kulgam, huge losses of standing crop were reports. The flash floods also damaged roads, water pipelines and electric transmission lines […]

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Beggary is a problem

Beggary is a problem

Srinagar city, other major towns and tourist resorts in Valley are witnessing an unprecedented surge in the problem of beggary. Though a social evil, but here in the Valley the mendicancy has been flourishing with more and more people including small children joining the ranks of beggars to swell their number to teasing levels. There […]

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Forward Looking

Forward Looking

History bears witness that nations have evolved from nadir to zenith by sheer diligence and collective grit of their people. Nations are not born great, collective will of people help them achieve greatness and makes them great. Similarly, the societies are never inherently desolate; ideological voids, vices, preference to individual comfort over collective good and […]

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Drug Trafficking and National Security

Drug Trafficking and National Security

During the regional conference on ‘Drug Trafficking and National Security’ organised in New Delhi, more than 1.40 lakh kg of narcotics worth Rs 2378 crore were destroyed in presence of the Union Home Minister Amit Shah in different parts of the country, a record for a single day. While addressing the conference, Shah said that […]

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Roof over everyone’s head

Roof over everyone’s head

In a landmark decision, Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory administration has decided to provide land to the landless people to enable to have a roof of their own over their heads and also provide them a chance to earn some livelihood. As per the administration’s decision, 1360 sq.ft (five marlas) of land will be provided […]

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Health sector needs attention

Health sector needs attention

Kashmir is really a gold mine, and everybody is busy milking the society and its systems to the best possible advantage and that too without any hassles. Although like elsewhere laws are here as well, but unlike anywhere else, nobody bothers to heed these laws as there is no mechanism for their implementation as well. […]

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Something about tourism development authorities 

Something about tourism development authorities 

Having Tourism Development Authorities (TDAs) for promotion of tourism in picturesque areas of the Union Territory with immense tourism potential could do wonders. At least on paper, the basic aim of such nodal agencies is not only the speedy development of basic infrastructure at a particular tourist spot — road connectivity, creating facilities for comfortable […]

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Forest & forest produces 

Forest & forest produces 

In 1961, diamond-rich Botswana and Sierra Leone had approximately the same per capita income of about US$1,070, when both these countries in Africa adopted and experienced extremely different paths of economic development. While diamonds caused an economic miracle in Botswana, the same diamonds led to a total state collapse in Sierra Leone. In Botswana the […]

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Education is key to progress & prosperity

Education is key to progress & prosperity

Those who have read about the world’s political and economic history stand witness to the fact that power paradigms have been shifting continuously. What used to be seen as lever of absolute power, steadily lost this leverage to something else as the world evolved toward higher degrees of civilization. Drawing from the Hindi cinema, for […]