Politics

Governor unmasked collusion of political parties in corruption

 The Governor speed of taking decision in favour of people of Kashmir has sent jitters among the political parties and pulling the rug out under them. Therefore, the political parties in the valley have now come on the same page and doing their bit to oppose the governor. The recent attack has come from the former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who has warned the Governor for an agitation if he does not refrain from taking decisions on important policy matters. She said “Unfort..

Traders rejected ‘bandh’ in Kashmir Valley, a huge blow to separatists

   The Kashmir valley remains in news for strikes, stone pelting and encounters that has affected the life of any ordinary resident of Kashmir. Even the business community has not remained out of the impact of the violent strikes in the valley. Therefore, the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) called up a press conference to highlight their grievances that they are facing because of the frequent strikes. They mentioned that they are not opposed to any peaceful protests ..

Former JK Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu resigns from PDP

   The former finance Minister of Jammu & Kashmir left Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday. In his resignation letter, addressed to the Party President Mehbooba Mufti, he wrote "It has been exactly four and a half years since I joined the J&K PDP. I may not have enjoyed every moment of it, but when I look back at it, it has been an enriching and enlightening association. In this one page long letter he also mentioned “As such, in this brief period, I got a flavor of politics ..

Vajpayee told me Kashmir issue would have been resolved if BJP had not lost the 2004 Election: Imran

   In an interview to a group of journalists Pakistan Prime Minister said that the former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee told him that the Kashmir issue would have been resolved, had the BJP not lost the 2004 Lok Sabha elections. He added that the former foreign Minister Natwar Singh was on the similar page. “It shows that there is a solution of Kashmir and both countries were close to resolving it,” said Pakistan Prime Minister. He ruled the possibility ..

Jammu Kashmir Panchayat Polls: Notification for 1st Phase issued

   The Chief Electoral Officer, J&K Shaleen Kabra today issued notification for the conduct of 1st phase of Panchayati Polls-2018 to elect Sarpanches and Panches. In Jammu Division, the Panchayati elections will be held in 1st Phase in Dachhan, Bunjwah, Marwah, Padder, Warwan in Kishtwar District, Bhallessa, Changa, Jakyas, Chilli Pingal in Doda District, Ramsoo, Khari in Ramban District, Dudu Basantgarh, Lath Marothi, Panchari, Moungri in Udhampur District, Bani, Duggan in ..

Congress Leads in Ladakh Region, BJP gets Zero

   The BJP Saturday failed to open its account in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh region in the urban local body elections held earlier this month. Out of the total 26 wards in this region, the Congress bagged all the 13 seats in Leh municipal committee. It also won five wards in neighbouring Kargil district, election officials said here.Six seats in the region have gone to independent candidates, while the result of only two seats is awaited, they said.The Ladakh Lok Sabha constituency ..

The Political Background of Jammu and Kashmir

The history of Kashmir is ancient. According to the ancient sources it begins with Kashyap Rishi. Kashmir, perhaps, is the only region in India which has a systematically documented history. The Rajtarangini by Kalhan is a document of the same nature. The..

Jammu Kashmir: The Deadly Game of Perceptions

 Going by the headlines of last few days, the entire state of Jammu-Kashmir appsears to be on the boil, with anti-India protests everywhere, stone-pelting, police firing, terrorist encounters… And that’s exactly what they want us to think – us, the people outside the state in India and abroad. After all, their survival depends on it!The separatist-cum-terrorist elements in Jammu Kashmir state have been active far too long to let go of their ‘movement’ easily. As ..

Article 35A still has exceptional resonance in J&K

Article 35A still has exceptional resonance in J&K..