Democracy in Jammu and Kashmir is being ‘murdered’ in the name of the ongoing District Development Council (DDC) elections, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti claimed on Sunday.
The election and poll percentage won’t have any bearing on the Kashmir issue, she said, questioning that if the scrapping of Article 370 has solved all the issues then why nine lakh troops are deployed in the Kashmir Valley.
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Biomed Waste Dumped In Open Again; Officials' Apathy Blamed
The regulation of biomedical waste disposal in Tamil Nadu seems to be lax even amid the pandemic. on Saturday, activists found heaps of biomedical waste dumped alongside the service road of Nazarathpet near the Ponnamallee municipality in the suburbs of Chennai. Among the trash were PPe kits, aprons used in hospitals, gloves, medicine boxes and syringes.
‘Stalin Will Never Become The CM'
Palaniswami says the DMK president did not even accept his invite for an open debate
Now, Private Parties Say They Own Part Of Putheri Lake Bed, Stage Stir
The restoration of Putheri Lake in Pallavaram, where heaps of garbage was dumped last month, hit a roadblock after a group of people thronged the lake area, in protest, claiming ownership of a part of the lake bed!
PM Flags Off Direct Train From Chennai To Kevadiya Town
PRIME Minister Narendra Modi flagged off a new train from Chennai and seven other places to Kevadiya in Gujarat, which has the famous Statue of Unity, through video conference, on Sunday.
No Informed Consent At Tiruchy Hosp?
Security, sanitary staff say they didn’t even know which vaccine they got; hosp denies claims
Kaanum Pongal tradition takes a hit in city
With beaches & major parks closed, residents restrict travel plans; officials keep close watch on malls and theatres
Vijay Sethupathi says sorry for his ‘Naanum Rowdy Dhaan moment'
Actor Vijay Sethupathi stepped into his 44th year with an apology.
GREED GALAXY OF MBAs RUIN ECONOMY
ELITISM’S fragility is its strength.
This election will decide if it's democracy or dynasty politics in TN, say EPS & OPS
AIADMK leaders Edappadi K Palaniswami and o Panneerselvam on Saturday said poll plank for the forthcoming assembly elections would be whether the State needs true democracy, which respects people’s tenets, or a fake democracy which caters to the selfish wishes of a particular family.
Apollo Chairman Gets Vaccinated To Send A Message To The Public
COVID vaccination is the need of the hour to prevent and reduce new infections, said chairman of Apollo Hospitals, Dr Prathap C Reddy, who received the first dose of the vaccine on Saturday.
What It Takes To Sell Indian Saffron!
The saffron of Kashmir has long been considered the world’s finest, but drought is threatening the livelihood and traditions of its farming families.
TWENTIETH CENTURY KASHMIR
In his fourth books, Khalid Bashir Ahmad accesses rare documents to rediscover many people between Allama Iqbal and Sheikh Abdullah to various events from Roti Agitation to the making of National Conference
‘I HAVE RISEN FROM THE GROUND IN THESE ELECTIONS, NOBODY CAN TERM ME A PARACHUTE'
Trained lawyer and wife of former Deputy Chief Minister, Muzaffar Hussain Beigh, Safeena Beigh, who won her DDC election from Wagoora after defeating the PAGD and Apni Party candidate told Yawar Hussain
NO SILVER BULLETS FOR DEFENCE
THE CONVERGENCE OF CHALLENGES IN THE YEAR OF THE PANDEMIC MEANS NEW DELHI WILL NEED TO REASSESS ITS MILITARY MODERNISATION, REFOCUS BUDGETS AND ACCELERATE DEFENCE REFORMS THAT HAVE BEEN STUCK FOR OVER TWO DECADES
A militant group’s claim of killing a non-Kashmiri businessman for obtaining a domicile certificate has posed a new challenge for government and security forces
Fungal attack in apple orchards across the valley
WIDESPREAD FUNGAL infection is set to hit apple production in Kashmir this season.
At least a dozen seats were won by BJP, independents and Apni Party because of the infighting within PAGD and its failure to take its understanding with Congress seriously, reports
DDC'S DOZEN QUESTIONS
In Kashmir, every solution triggers new problems. While the BJP government devised a new system within the democratic set-up to address the representation issues being talked about loudly, there were new questions that the exercise raised. Yawar Hussain picks some questions from Srinagar streets and attempts an answer
CAST IN STONE
A mosque constructed by the most celebrated Mughal Queen, Nur Jahan, in the heart of Srinagar fought a lot of negative narratives to survive as unique piece of Mughal architecture and a praying space for the faithful
The successful DDC polls could help fill the political vacuum in Jammu and Kashmir, but the results have revealed the dangerous levels of communal polarisation in the Union territory