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Meaningless rhetoric…

Meaningless rhetoric…

“Of the Rs 80,000 crore PM’s package, a good chunk of money has already been released for Jammu and Kashmir.” This is the latest assertion that came past week. So the ordinary people here have once again been bombarded with huge financial figures. A standard catch-line accompanying these whooping sums informs that this money is, […]

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Absolute madness

Absolute madness

Attack on school bus

Two minor students were injured – one of them with a severe head injury – when their school bus was pelted with stones in Zavoora area of Shopian on Wednesday (May 02, 2018). This incident has provoked widespread condemnations from both mainstream and the separatist leaders, though latter, as always, remained guarded in its denunciation. […]

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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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Stop these senseless killings!

Stop these senseless killings!

Kashmir has turned into a killing field. Everyday there is news about somebody getting killed, either from the security forces, from militant ranks or civilians. Killing of any human being is condemnable however when it comes to combatants – be those from security forces or from militant groups – they are the ones who have […]

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Corruption, all over!

Corruption, all over!

The latest cabinet reshuffle, among other things, has also brought into focus again the issue of corruption in the Jammu and Kashmir state with political circles abuzz with the rumours that two of the ministers, from PDP and BJP shown door, had serious allegations of corruption against them. If the buzz holds some water then […]

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Hopeless impasse

Hopeless impasse

With New Delhi constantly and squarely insisting that the trouble in Kashmir is just “cross-border manipulation by Pakistan”, and refusing to look at it also as a manifestation of people’s anger and alienation, the conflict here is clearly stalemated. What is really disconcerting is that even as the ongoing impasse is hurting all the concerned […]

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Lack of resolve

Lack of resolve

On the occasion of the final demobilization of El Salvador’s FMLN in December 1992, then UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali said: “The transition from war to peace does not come spontaneously or easily… years of strife inevitably leave deep scars, bitter memories and rancour. Peace is won only by effort and resolve. There must therefore be […]

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Confusion unlimited!

Confusion unlimited!

“There is a place under the sun for every citizen of this world.” If only this statement were true, then the world would have been a better place – free from strife and war. However, the world, as it has always existed, remains not how philosophers and thinkers have idealized it to be. It is […]

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Progress invisible!

Progress invisible!

Not a day passes off without some or the other minister claiming that “the state is progressing by leaps and bounds owing to the massive funds pumped in by the central government.” Ever-grateful as the minister is, and will always remain, for the Centre may have ensured his personal and that of his colleagues’ progress […]

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‘Medical corruption’

‘Medical corruption’

On Monday the Jammu and Kashmir High Court directed the government to properly monitor the private health establishments, particularly the diagnostic centres in the state so that their unfair practices including the over-charging are curbed. The court also directed the government to publicise the costs of coronary stents available in the hospitals of the state […]

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