Not justified
This has been the practice in our state to award people for doing nothing. They are being rewarded on the basis of their link to political high ups or bureaucrats or some other agency. Recently India Today wrote about the health care quality in the state on the basis of indexes provided by the government More

RPO responds
This refers to the letter published about online forms on Nov.29, 2012. In this regard I would like to appreciate  the concerns of the applicant.  However, I share some technical  aspects  for making online appointments. The modes of connectivity like (Broad Band, Photon+,  More

Power theft
This refers to a menace called power theft which has become a routine in Kashmir. Because of this, we have power shortage. Students suffer as they have to prepare for exams. Authorities must take action. Malik Saleem More

Hazardous sites
This refers to the article “Connecting to disconnect” by Zubair Ahmad War (GK,30/11/2012). I greatly appreciate the author for such a good and impressive article. An eminent scientist has warned, “Social networking websites are causing alarming changes in the brains of young users. Sites such as Facebook More

Occupying roads
This refers to the article on road occupation by Dr Rumana Makhdoomi. The writer deserves applause for talking about occupied roads of Srinagar which choked the city especially Lal Chowk. It is strange that authorities are silent. The shopkeepers and business houses of Lal Chowk should give something More

Help them
This refers to the nuisance of drug addiction in our localities. We must give hope to these addicts so that they get back to their normal life. That is the only way we can contribute towards society. Sajad Mir mirsajad73@gmail.comNehalpora More

  • Kashmir

Shia-Sunni unity: Geelani to lead ‘peace march’ in Srinagar


Srinagar, Dec 3: The Hurriyat Conference (G) is organizing a peace march on December 5 (Wednesday) from downtown Srinagar under the leadership of its chairman Syed Ali Geelani.   “We will offer More

  • Srinagar City

‘Unwanted curfews’ irk Shaher-e-Khaas traders



Srinagar, Dec 3: The traders of old City, the Shaher-e-Khaas are up in arms against the government for “imposing unwanted curfews in the area” for the past few days adding that the business has been badly More

  • Jammu

Income Rs 89,000; Assets Rs 3.40 crore

Ex-Minister Charge-Sheeted In Disproportionate Assets Case


Jammu, Dec 3: After more than 23 years of investigation, Jammu and Kashmir Vigilance Organisation Monday presented charge-sheet against a former minister and MLA Reasi for allegedly acquiring assents disproportionate More

  • Court Watch

JK Chief Secretary gets 1 day to file compliance report

‘Bureaucrats Need To Be Pulled Up For Taking Judicial Process For Granted’



Srinagar, Dec 3: The Jammu and Kashmir Monday granted one more day to the Chief Secretary to file a compliance report in a case of rehabilitation of poor girls ‘exploited in the garb of providing jobs More

  • World

Now we have a state: Abbas

Ramallah, West Bank, Dec 3: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas returned to the West Bank after winning upgraded UN status for the Palestinians, telling cheering crowds: “Yes, now we have a state.”  More

  • Pulwama

Pulwama sans lavatories

People face inconvenience

Pulwama: Failure of the municipal authorities to construct public lavatories here is causing immense problems to the people. Though Pulwama was accorded district status nearly three decades ago it sans More

  • GKeducation&Careers

Student Counseling:An area of darkness

There’s a pressing need to make counseling services available in government schools, universities and colleges



As reports of student stress and suicides because of academic,peer, and parental pressures multiply, country top schools managements have been forced to wake up to the importance of student counseling More

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