Editorial

Break backbone of corruption

  Corruption in the bureaucracy-be it civil or police-is once again under sharp focus in the wake of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s assertion that no corrupt would be tolerated. She has made it clear that she would be tough to deal with. Seeking implementation of Public Service Guarantee Act (PSGA) 2011 in letter and spirit,

PM’s appreciation of Mehbooba

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his first public address after the formation of PDP-BJP government in the state struck the right chord when he invoked former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s formula for Jammu and Kashmir solution under the gambit of “Insaaniyat, Kashmiriyat and Jamhooriyat’’ and said his “mantra’’ of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas’’ will

Take effective steps to stop deforestation

Forests have a huge impact on the environment. The trees help in balancing the oxygen-carbon dioxide balance of the earth, by absorbing carbon dioxide from the environment and releasing oxygen. Forests regulate temperature of the Earth and rainfall, and thus prevent droughts. The trees impede the velocity of runoff on the soil surface. This thwarts

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

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