Public service guarantee act brings no relief

Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Guarantee Act (JKPSGA) which was aimed at bringing more transparency and accountability in the system has failed to make an impact. From the top offices in civil secretariat to the Panchayat level administration, act makes no difference to the sufferings of common man. It has failed to make a resounding

Menace of overloading

Overloading of trucks, buses, Matador or any other vehicle is not exception now but has become rule in most part of the state particularly in the area where traffic police either not manned or remain apathetic towards their duties. Moreover this is neither allowed as per traffic rules nor desirable for the safety of public.

Do not let Pro-Pakistan elements succeed

All eyes are on Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. Unending cycle of violence has consumed five precious lives, including a budding cricketer. Handwara is on boil. The so-called separatists have found the opportunity fitting for reviving their shops which had been virtually shut when ex-Chief Minister late Mufti Mohammed Sayeed was in office for 3 years

Drug menace takes roots in J&K

Drug menace seems to have taken roots in Jammu and Kashmir with more and more youngsters falling in the trap of mafia which is earning crores out of this murky business.  It has become a matter of major concern in recent years for the society and the nation alike with the number of youngsters getting

Handwara violence; Take to task instigators

Handwara in Kashmir valley is on boil. 4 people have been killed including a budding young cricketer who could have made it to the national scene and brought laurels both to the state and the country. He would have become a priceless asset to the state. But he is no more. His family is shaken

Reshuffle good but stick to tenure based formula

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had reshuffled administration, brought in a new team, sent a tough message across that she means business and is in no mood to tolerate indiscipline. She has gone a step ahead and appointed her father Late Mufti Mohammed Sayeed’s long time companion M.K.Dhar as her Personal Relations Officer (PRO). The team

Killers manning Doda roads go unscathed

‘Killer roads’ is how you describe roads in erstwhile district Doda, the county’s second most backward district. Another accident has consumed 6 more innocent lies besides leaving 56 others with wounds which will take several years to heal. Some have lost bread earners while many others have become permanently handicapped. Life after this accident is

Blues of food supply department

Food supply department of Jammu and Kashmir did seem some reforms during the previous tenure of Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) Zulfikar Choudhary but these reforms failed to address issue of deep-rooted corruption in the department. Those involved know well how to loot. They know well how the modern gadgetry could be