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Good beginning

Good beginning

Well done. The government’s decision to sack over a hundred odd people who had allegedly made it to the jobs in KVIB through backdoor is a welcome development. It must be appreciated, at least for encouraging the government to continue this drive, which holds, for sure, some promise of delivering this state from the wicked […]

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Prioritizing Power

Prioritizing Power

Unlike in the past, this summer the power problems are making a steady return to haunt the people here. Day-long power-cuts several times a week even in the metered areas of the city have become a norm, and the situation in non-metered areas besides in the countryside is obviously much worse. And indeed if the […]

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Welcome confession

Welcome confession

Launching the “Green J&K Drive” at Zabarwan hills Monday, Governor Satya Pal Malik said several people, who worked in the Forest department in the state, had accumulated millions of rupees by destroying forests here. “See the bungalows in Vasant Vihar or Maharani Bagh in Delhi of those who worked in the Forest department. I know […]

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KVIB recruitments

KVIB recruitments

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday ordered cancellation of 101 appointments made in the Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB) in 2016 during then PDP-BJP rule. The decision has been hailed by one and all. In fact when these recruitments were made, these were challenged by several candidates and it was insisted that the […]

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Hartal is back 

Hartal is back 

According to Webster’s Unabridged (dictionary), ‘imagination’ is the “mental synthesis of new ideas from elements experienced separately… The broader meaning starts with the notion of mental imaging of things suggested but not previously experienced, and thence expands… to the idea of mental creation and poetic idealization (creative imagination)…” But to a political or a trade […]

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Avoidable deaths

Avoidable deaths

The terrible road accident in Kishtwar past week which left 36 persons death has once again brought back focus on so many loopholes that characterize the traffic management in Jammu and Kashmir. Be it faulty road engineering and pathetic condition of roads, or for that matter the reckless and mad driving by people on the […]

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Why restrictions?

Why restrictions?

Amarnath Yatra is not new to Kashmir. But of course the way it is being managed now is new. In the past it used to be how a religious affair is supposed to. Governments would involve itself minimally, and yet always help by way of creating different facilities for the visiting pilgrims so that they […]

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Time to learn lessons

Time to learn lessons

“Justice without power is impotent; power without justice is tyranny.” This is what the Peoples Democratic Party has been told loud and clear by the Valley’s electorate. And by the way, had separatists not called for and campaigned for election boycott, the message would have been even louder. In coming days, the chances are that […]

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Confused priorities

Confused priorities

Former chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti Sunday blamed the Indian cricket team’s new orange jersey for their loss against England in a World Cup match. “Call me superstitious but I’d say it’s the jersey that ended India’s winning streak in the #ICCWorldCup2019,” Mehbooba wrote on Twitter. Now this is interesting. Because […]

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Neglected City

Neglected City

After excruciating wait of countless years, finally yet another leg of Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover was thrown opened for the public. Though huge parts and portions of this project are still incomplete, but the administration takes pride in the fact that its deadline was met when a portion of it was inaugurated Sunday. Let’s hope that […]