After Jammu, JKRDCS starts welfare works in Kashmir

Srinagar: J&K Rural Development Co-ordinate Society, a non-government organization, has started welfare works in Kashmir Valley, a statement issued here said. Registered under Society Registration Act—XXI of 1860, JKRDCS has been in service of people in Jammu region through its dedicated team of 250 workers since January 2014, it said. In the first phase, Society’s […]

Soz promises people-friendly decision on Tosmaidan

Soz promises people-friendly decision on Tosmaidan

SHABIR AHMAD ANANTNAG: State Congress chief Saifuddin Soz on Thursday said that any decision on the Tosmaidan issue will be taken in the interest of people. “People should not get panicked. I have already taken up the issue with Tourism Minister. Now I am going to discuss the issue with Chief Minister as well. I […]

‘Army has no right over Tosamaidan or any other land’

SRINAGAR: Senior National Conference leader Shiekh Mustafa Kamal Thursday said that Kashmir was a paradise on earth and Indian Army should not be allowed to use this land for their artillery drills. “Mirwaiz is right and I acknowledge his version that only deserts are suited for artillery drills. The job of Army here is to […]

DAK to observe April 18 as ‘black day’

Srinagar: President Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Dr Nisar ul Hassan Thursday said that doctors and paramedics will observe April 18 as black day against proposed extension of Tosa Maidan Land lease to Army for artillery drills. “We extend our full support to the affected locals. The artillery shelling has caused loss of precious lives and […]


The only recognized blasphemy by modern culture is that of poverty. As riches are the only god and all our efforts are directed to worshipping this supreme deity, poverty must be fought. And it is fought in the name of ideology of development. Sure poverty may take one to disbelief as Islamic tradition recognizes. But […]

‘Cong’s promise of UT status to Ladakh dangerous’

Srinagar: Taking strong exception to the Congress manifesto disclosing its agenda of Union territory status for frontier Ladakh region, state unit of CPI(M) Thursday said the promise was fraught with dangerous consequences for the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. “The demand for a Union Territory status to Ladakh region is a move not only […]

BJP advt promises education, employment; skips Article 370 abrogation

Srinagar: Attempting to make inroads in the Valley, BJP has issued an advertisement in a Kashmiri daily with a photograph of Narendra Modi, highlighting its agenda for development of Muslim community in the state. The advertisement titled ‘Saen Wa’ada Saen Iradae’ (our promises, our goals) is the first political message published in Kashmiri language and […]

Tosmaidan: Devil in the Details

Some good news on Tosamaidan: The 50-year-lease allowing the army to use the 3000 acre meadow as an artillery range will end on April 18 and, according to Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rathar, is not be renewed. For scores of villages around the meadow, the lease has been half-a-century of suffering and loss. Hundreds have […]

6-member European delegation visits GVS Srinagar

Srinagar: Green Valley School (GVS) Srinagar hosted a 6-member European delegation comprising academicians and experts in the field of education, particularly in the pedagogic skills. The members of the delegation, sponsored by the European Union, belonged to Italy and Poland. Prof. Dr. Nissar Ali, Advisor to J&K government on economic matters and Higher Education, accompanied […]

European academics interact with CUK faculty, students

Srinagar: A team of academics from the University of Poland and Norway on Wednesday interacted with the faculty and students of Central University of Kashmir’s Department of Education at Zainakote academic block. The team comprising Prof. Maria Walczak, Director Institute of Pedagogy, Szecin University Poland; Dr. Elzbieta Perzyka, International Coordinator SIT Project, Poland; Aneta Makowska, […]