EDITORIAL

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Dealing with corruption

Dealing with corruption

Governor Satya Pal Malik’s assertions about corruption in Jammu and Kashmir are sounding music to the ears of common people. They are the people who have all along been on the receiving end. They are the people who get exploited by corrupt practices of politicians and bureaucrats. These people have always been talking and complaining […]

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Confusion unlimited

Confusion unlimited

World, as it has always existed, remains not how philosophers and thinkers have idealized it to be. It is an arena of unequal opportunities, where for centuries the elites have feared and protected themselves against the revolts of the poor. Understandably then, world history itself is punctuated with blood-splattered slave, serf and social uprisings. While […]

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Wasting precious land

Wasting precious land

The J&K High Court has on several occasions directed the authorities to put an end to the constructions in arable agrarian lands. In fact the court has gone on to say that the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir will be held personally responsible for any violations in this regard. But unfortunately this far these directions have been […]

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Killer Roads

Killer Roads

On Friday again two people died on Srinagar-Leh Highway in a road accident. This is happening every day in the length and breadth of the state. Every day we talk about deaths and injuries in road accidents and every day we discuss loopholes that characterize the traffic management in Jammu and Kashmir. Be it faulty […]

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Why call kettle black?

Why call kettle black?

Jammu and Kashmir is one of the rare places on the face of this earth that has tremendous energy potential. Its topography and climatic conditions have bestowed it with abundant water resources in the form of snow-clad mountains and frozen glaciers that are a perennial source of water for countless mountain streams and rivers in […]

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Policy planning group?

Policy planning group?

In the summer of 2017, Congress party with a lot of fanfare announced what it called the ‘Policy-planning group” to access the situation in the Valley. What was important about this panel was that it was headed by former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. Congress, which had been very critical of the Centre as well […]

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Problem of beggary

Problem of beggary

Come summers, Valley witnesses 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 is hardly any nook or corner where there […]

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Non-negotiable needs

Non-negotiable needs

In recent week after the government itself has pointed to certain loopholes (like the use of undue considerations including money and political influence) in the way recruitments to various government jobs are done here, it is expected that there will be a thorough relook in the recruitment rules and policy on the whole. One in […]

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Introspection is a must

Introspection is a must

In an overly politicized atmosphere during past couple of decades ordinary Kashmiris have been given to believe that ‘they are the best’. Without going into the specifics, the statement itself is finding increasing resonance both in public as well as private discourse. Beginning from the natural beauty of the place people usually end up doing […]

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Martyr’s Day

Martyr’s Day

Even as the structural violence woven into the political systems here has for years kept Kashmir’s young population atop the ‘anger mountain’, those who have, deliberately or by default, actually facilitated this adrenaline rush in their bloodstreams, remain plagued by a terrible sense of disorientation. This is true of both separatists as well as those […]