Kashmir is a safe place for Kashmiri Pandits
This refers to the news “Pandit Panch has message for KPs.” Indeed Kashmir Valley is a safe place where migrant Pandits can return anytime. However there must not be demands like separate homeland as has been rightly said by Syed Ali Geelani recently. In the past and even today the Kashmiri Pandits and More

Soz statement
This refers to the news item regarding the statement made by the Pradesh Congress Committee Chief Prof Saif-u-Din Soz on the cash–for-vote scam (Greater Kashmir on May 2,2011). PCC chief while speaking to media persons on the sidelines of a May Day function, on Sunday had stated that horse trading More

Collective fight
This refers to the news regarding closing down of illegally running USG clinics in the Valley. It is a good move taken by the Directorate of Health Services Kashmir. The office must not succumb to any pressure and continue to address the issue of declining sex ratio in Jammu and Kashmir. It should be More

Unhealthy trend
This refers to an unhealthy trend of dressing indecently to attract attention. Every time I move out, I am amazed at how much has changed since the days when a tailor would invest endless hours of hard work while making a dress and now time has come when he is yet to begin and dress is finished. The More

Kashmir visitors
This refers to JKLF chief Yasin Malik’s statement on tourists. Such statements are the need of the hour. After 2008, there is an impression outside Kashmir that the Valley is not a safe place to visit. However it is completely baseless. Some foreign countries have also issued advisories on Kashmir. It More

I agree
This refers to the article "The myth about Saudi woman" by Nayeema Ahmad Mahjoor (GK May 8). I agree with the author’s view that realities happen to be contrary to what is being perceived sometimes. The world today presents a very bad image of the Arab women. There have been unnecessary stereotypes created More

Good sign
This refers to the results of prestigious civil services declared recently. More youth from Jammu and Kashmir have this year qualified the examination. It reflects that Kashmiri students are highly talented and can crack any such examination. In 2010 the achievement by Dr Shah Faesal has encouraged other More

  • Kashmir

EU delegation meets Mirwaiz, Malik, Sajad, Mehbooba, Altaf, Beg

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, May 13: A delegation of European Union on Friday met prominent political leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Sajjad Gani Lone, Mehbooba Mufti, Mian Altaf and Dr  More



  • Srinagar City

Despite policing, 42 drug dens operational in City

WASIM KHALID

Srinagar, May 13: Even if police claims to have gone after the drug peddlers in Srinagar, the health experts said there were still 42 drug dens operational, which openly sell drugs in different pockets More




  • Jammu

Transporters demand fare hike, threaten agitation

SUMIT HAKHOO

Jammu, May 13: In what could be described as another jolt for the common man, the Jammu and Kashmir transporters have given one-week ultimatum to the government to increase the passenger fare by 50 per More



  • Briefs

Hajj draw of lots postponed

Srinagar: According to the Executive Officer, State Hajj Committee, the date of draw of lots (Qurrah) for the intending Hajj pilgrims of 2011, which was scheduled on May 14, has been postponed till further More



  • Business

Govt puts new VAT return form in abeyance: KTF

IG Road displaced shopkeepers to be rehabilitated this year only

GK BUSINESS REPORTER

Srinagar, May 13: In what would give a major relief to the traders, the “government has put in abeyance the new VAT return form till further orders.”President, Kashmir Traders Federation (KTF), Jan Muhammad More



  • News

US appreciates Pak cooperation

Officials Question Osama’s Widows

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Washington, May 13: The US has been given "access" to the three wives of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, a White House spokesman said today and the "hostile" ladies were reportedly questioned More



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