EDITORIAL

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JeM chief’s listing

JeM chief’s listing

Finally the United Nations Security Council has designated the Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a “global terrorist”. As expected the BJP-led government at the Centre has already started drumming it up as a “diplomatic win”. And interestingly, Pakistan too is counting it as a “diplomatic win” for it was able to prevail upon the UNSC […]

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Mess on roads!

Mess on roads!

Developed West: If you are driving a car and you hear a siren – of an ambulance or a police car – you simply pull up to the side to make way for them. The rule-book says you can’t just slow down but you have to stop, and people obey this rule so religiously that […]

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Something about cross LoC trade

Something about cross LoC trade

The suspension of cross Line of Control trade has come as a disappointed to the people of Jammu and Kashmir as it was seen as a potent confidence building measure (CBM) between the two neighbouring countries – India and Pakistan. The traders, on either side of the divide may be upset for the economic reasons […]

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Voters’ indifference bad for democracy

Voters’ indifference bad for democracy

Now that the election to the three Lok Sabha seats of Kashmir Valley is almost over with an exception of Pulwama and Shopian districts of south Kashmir, the voters’ participation in the polls, except north Kashmir, has been too dismal. It goes to the credit of the Governor administration that elections, by all standards, where […]

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Stop using it as prop

Stop using it as prop

The origin and repercussions of the turmoil in Kashmir are now so widely understood now that it hardly needs any further elaborations. However, what has really been intriguing is that the efforts aiming return of peace in this trouble-torn state have not been well oriented. Had the case not been so, then of course over […]

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Remind them of CSR

Remind them of CSR

Jammu and Kashmir is face to face with plethora of problems and crises. While on one hand the political uncertainty coupled with violence have given an ever-ready excuse to the political as well as administrative executive to put a halt on the state’s progress and development, on the other hand it is the corruption that […]

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Mess on roads

Mess on roads

Even though traffic mismanagement has all along been a characteristic feature of Kashmir’s roads and streets, for the past many years, particularly since the work on couple of flyover projects in Srinagar uptown was started, the chaos and confusion has increased manifold. In fact two of the most vital traffic arteries have been impacted by […]

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Pitiable education sector

Pitiable education sector

The world’s political and economic history bears witness that power paradigms have been shifting continuously. What used to be seen as lever of absolute power steadily lost leverage to something else as the world evolved toward higher degrees of civilization. Drawing from the Hindi cinema, for instance, there was an era wherein someone wielding physical […]

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Tackling dog menace

Tackling dog menace

That the population of stray dogs has increased to dangerous proportions in Kashmir Valley and Srinagar city in particular is no news. Nor is there anything ‘newsworthy’ in that these canines are preying upon the hapless people here. But what is really lamentable is that despite these stray canines posing very serious dangers to the […]

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It’s time to reorient

It’s time to reorient

One the many facets of the devastating ethnography of the raw realities of life and history in Jammu and Kashmir is that the most vital chunk of the society – our youth – are not only a disarrayed and disturbed, but they are also exhausted in terms of their hope for a better future. And […]

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