A.J Philip Divorce in Srinagar Marriage of convenience AJ Philip One good thing about the BJP is that they do everything in the national interest. Three years ago, they formed a government in Jammu and Kashmir in collaboration with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The two parties had nothing in common. Yet, they came together in the national interest. On June 19, they got separated, again, in the national interest. Remember Prime Minister Narendra Modi sanctioning a surgical strike against Pakistan in the national interest! It was the same Modi who broke protocol and called on the then Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at hisRead More →

It’s complete lawlessness:  Within three days in a second such incident, Ropar MLA was allegedly attacked by Mining mafia. Prior to this, a forest officer was seriously injured in Mohali on June 18. These two incidents reflect supremacy of mining mafia in the state in the absence of proper control of administration, police and serious action by the government. If such thing can happen with elected representative MLA Amarjeet Singh Sandoa and also with a forest official, then one can imagine the situation of the villagers who have been raising their voice against the mining mafia in the state. Previously, the forest officer Devinder SinghRead More →

B V R Subrahmanyam today appointed as new J-K chief secretary. Subrahmanyam was in the PMO after Narendra Modi became the PM in May 2014 and stayed till March 2015. Thereafter he moved to his cadre state Chhattisgarh. Subrahmanyam, who is considered an expert in internal security matters, has served as private secretary to former PM Manmohan Singh during 2004-2008.Read More →

A.J Philip In the eighties, I bought a second-hand Fiat car. It was a very good car, except that it often broke down on the road. Most of the time, it required just a push or, sometimes, a bottle of petrol. Who would push the car? Nobody driving a car would stop to help another car owner. If you have in the past stopped your car and helped someone like me, please excuse me. In my case, it was invariably a poor man who would come forward to help me. One day, I asked one such person, whether he had ever travelled in a car.Read More →

New Delhi, June 18 Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the settlement of Rs 31,000 crore of Food Account on the procurement of wheat and paddy, which was wrongly taken over by the erstwhile state government instead of being adjusted between state and central governments. The Chief Minister raised the issue with the Prime Minister during a meeting here. The Rs 31,000 crore included Rs 12000 crore principal and Rs 19000 crore interest, said the Chief Minister, pointing out that the sum was on account of non-adjustment of accounts for procurement done by state agencies forRead More →

Chandigarh, June 17: Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh has urged the Center to review the revised guidelines for the Post Matric Scholarship scheme for Scheduled Castes, saying these amounted to the Government of India indirectly absolving itself of contributing any money towards the scheme in Punjab, as the current annual expenditure in the state was expected to be much less than Rs 700 crore.  In a letter written to Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Dr Thaawarchand Gehlot, the Chief Minister cited the revised guidelines, dated May 3, 2018, received by his government to note that the move was highly detrimental to furtheringRead More →