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Rath Is Right

Rath Is Right

Very rightly the Inspector General of Traffic Police Basant Rath has told the newly elected Mayor Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) that management of traffic in Srinagar city is not the domain of Mayor SMC but the city traffic police. Right may be Mayor SMC Junaid Matoo that barely within two days after his joining he […]

Mess of power generation and distribution in Kashmir

Mess of power generation and distribution in Kashmir

Though the gaps between the demand and supply of power increase in the chilly seasons of winter, but the power supply worsened beyond the expectations of consumers in Kashmir valley this winter season. Despite public outcry against the erratic power supply government does not wake up from deep slumber to smoothen the distribution of power […]

Dying soul of voting conscience in Kashmir

Dying soul of voting conscience in Kashmir

Though the plans of installing a handpicked political defector were obvious when Governor Satya Pal Malik weeks before the municipal elections in Jammu and Kashmir during an interview on a TV news channel in Delhi said that Junaid Azam Matoo would be the Mayor Srinagar Municipal Corporation but even naives won’t imagine that the voting […]

Secret ballot for city Mayor: A mockery of democracy

Secret ballot for city Mayor: A mockery of democracy

Tinkering with the institutions and the laws is now a routine practice for the new Jammu & Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik and his latest order invoking an amendment in the Jammu & Kashmir municipal act for election of Mayor in Srinagar and Jammu municipal corporations shows his intents of opening new gates of horse […]

Chaotic urban traffic management in Kashmir

Chaotic urban traffic management in Kashmir

As the road widening projects have not been executed well in time in Kashmir valley , the traffic congestion on roads due to ever increasing traffic have multiplied over the period of years . Consequently the concerns of people on traffic chaos in Srinagar city and major towns of Kashmir valley have compounded as majority […]

Crisis of water management in Kashmir

Crisis of water management in Kashmir

There is gross mismanagement of water in Jammu and Kashmir and more so in Kashmir valley. Though Kashmir Valley is known for having abundant ground water resources of good quality by virtue of being underground and protected from any kind of surface water contamination, but the poor management pollutes the water taped for drinking purposes. […]

Teachers never deserve contemptuous remarks

Teachers never deserve contemptuous remarks

For the last two months people in Jammu & Kashmir are upset to hear highly provocative and questionable remarks on the working of key government institutions in the state and the latest such questionable remarks from the governor has come on the role and conduct of teachers. In an interview telecast live on a news […]

Row over remark on bank recruitments

Row over remark on bank recruitments

Though allegations of illegal appointments against the Jammu & Kashmir bank dominated the assembly proceeding during its budget session last winter but then Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu rejected allegations as usual . Now almost after 10 long months Governor Satya Pal Malik virtually embarrassed PDP and BJP by accusing them of forcing J&K Bank Chairman […]

Delhi’s interpretations of democracy: Questionable!    

The recent remarks of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Governor Satya Pal Malik over the conduct of recently held municipal elections are hurting, humiliating and insulting for those who used to praise the first BJP Prime Minister of the country  late Atal Bihari Vajpayee for conducting the 2002 assembly elections with transparency. Election rigging […]

Rajnath’s selective mainstream engagement

While the incumbent Narendra Modi led government at the centre does not muster the courage to unveil a road map for engagement with the separatist leadership holding key to stabilization of peace and political process in Jammu & Kashmir the Home Minister Rajnath Singh during his latest visit to Summer Capital Srinagar choose to be […]

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