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Daily Archives: November 25, 2015

Tipu Sultan’s Legacies can’t be belittled The controversy surrounding Tipu Sultan, the 18th century ruler of Mysore, has emerged in Karnataka. This happened over the state government’s decision to celebrate the ruler’s birth anniversary. The issue flared up when playwright Girish Karnad commented that Tipu would have enjoyed the status of Shivaji had he been a Hindu. He also remarked that Bengaluru’s international airport should ... Read More »

Sex offender lists: a step forward?

Harsimran Kalra (The Hindu Centre)  Post December 2012, the exclusive focus on legal reform in relation to sexual offences has led to some controversial options being considered such as the publication of a sexual offenders list. Harsimran Kalra argues that making public all details of accused in crimes against women has serious implications and could trigger anarchic tendencies in society, ... Read More »

Screening Test: The Repercussions thereof.

Taha Mubashir J&K government decision to conduct the screening test of ReT’s has created distractions among this teaching community and the society right from the day of its announcement. Citing the reason of a high court judgement in this regard, government has certainly augmented a psychological pressure which in result will have long term implications as this fraternity is feeling ... Read More »


Junaid Malik Parliamentary governments are actually the mouth piece of common masses who bring their relevance and legacy from the people itself but the irony of the developing nations is that they have borrowed these institutions and have always acted in a very perverted manner marring the very concept of democratic set up. India too with in its borrowed bag ... Read More »

In Ganderbal, teachers donate money to grief-struck family

Srinagar, Nov 24 (KNS): Teachers and education officials in Ganderbal have donated 70,000 Rs to the family of the two children who were killed in an explosion in the district. Two siblings, Adil Ahamd Reshi and Shakir Ahmad Reshi were killed in a blast which occurred when they were playing in Mansbal area few weeks ago where the shell was left ... Read More »

Health Minister should not sideline SKIMS Constitution for VC post

Srinagar, Nov 24 (KNS): Civil Society Forum Kashmir Tuesday said that the Health minister Lal Singh should not flout the norms and sideline the constitution by trying to make efforts to keep the post of VC of SKIMS for himself. In a statement to KNS, the Forum fails to understand what is the pressing need to take such an unprecedented step? CSFK requested ... Read More »

Handicraft Deptt employees agitated over frequent transfers

Srinagar, Nov 24 (KNS): The Handicrafts department has transferred 29 Assistant Training Officers second time in the last three years, which the aggrieved employees claim, is against service norms. A group of employees told KNS that such transfers are “injustice” with them. “We don’t understand why our higher ups are only transferring us. Normally, employees should not be transferred from his ... Read More »

Freedom movement started from reading rooms: Drabu

‘Radicalization of youth will be countered by Kashmiri culture Srinagar, Nov 24 (KNS): State Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu Tuesday said that the freedom movement in Kashmir started from reading rooms. He said that Kashmiri culture will counter the ongoing radicalization of youth. On the sidelines of the inaugural function here at Kitab Ghar, Drabu said that the reading rooms are ... Read More »

Waving Pakistani flags not new in Kashmir: PDP

‘Government will take action against violators of law’ Srinagar, Nov 24 (KNS):  As a Pakistani flag was hoisted by youth on Chief Minister Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed’s ancestral house in south Kashmir’s Bijbehara town on Tuesday, the PDP leader and Minister for Youth Services and Sports Imran Ansari said that waving of the Pakistan flags and other flags is not new in Kashmir ... Read More »