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Shun the violence

Shun the violence

The murder of three Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in Kulgam district has been condemned widely by almost all political parties operating within the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Unidentified militants fired at the trio at Y K Pora area while they were traveling in a car. The slain were identified as BJP’s Yuva […]

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Winter preparedness

Winter preparedness

Now that the hilly regions of Kashmir have witnessed snowfall, the winter is almost here. While for outsiders, the snowfall here is satiating aesthetic senses, for the local populace it adds to its miseries and troubles. Kashmir has all along witnessed the governments, that be, failing in keeping the electricity distribution system and the essential […]

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Scheme needs efficient implantation

Scheme needs efficient implantation

Procurement of apple by NAFED

The Union Cabinet’s decision that National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation (NAFED) would procure 12 lakh tonne apple in Jammu and Kashmir during the current 2020-21 season has been appreciated by those involved with the trade. NAFED has also been allowed to use the government guarantee of Rs 2,500 crore for this operation. The losses, if […]

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Proper monitoring and implementation needed

Proper monitoring and implementation needed

From B2V to MTMP…

Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha while taking performance appraisal of Back to Village-3 (B2V), Lt Governor has announced the “My Town My Pride” (MTMP) initiative for the municipalities. Officials said that the initiative for Urban Local Bodies will be like Back to Village for providing doorstep delivery of different government services and to identify structural issues […]

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Let justice be done

Let justice be done

In a first, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Thursday walked almost half-a kilometer to reach Tarkassi village in Rajouri district where he met family members of three youth killed in alleged fake encounter on July 18 in Amshipora, Shopian and assured the parents of slain youth that justice will be delivered at any cost. Earlier, addressing […]

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Let B2V 3rd make some difference

Let B2V 3rd make some difference

Third phase of the Back to Village (B2V) programme is beginning from October 02. According to the administration the programme is aimed at directing development efforts in rural areas through community participation and to create among the villagers a serious desire for decent standard of living. Two rounds of the programme have been concluded in […]

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Let CAG reports be an eye opener

Let CAG reports be an eye opener

The report of its audit findings of various public sector undertakings during 2017-18 has been released by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) and erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir has feared very badly. Be it Power Development Departmen, Health, implementation of MGNREGA, JK Project Construction Corporation, projects under NRDWP, PMGSY, Consumer Affairs and Public […]

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Questions that need answers

Questions that need answers

The death of a youth from Sopore, who was in police custody, has once again shocked people in the Valley. Irfan Ahmad Dar, a youth from a Sopore locality was arrested by the police on 15th of September. At the time of his arrest, police claimed that he was an Over Ground Worker (OGW) of […]

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Focusing on development

Focusing on development

As the Covid-19 has impacted every sphere of life in Kashmir like rest of the world, the developmental process too has come to a halt here. Kashmir’s economy was already shattered following the lockdown post August 2019, Covid-19 spread added further to the troubles of the masses. First there were restrictions and disturbances post August […]

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Let’s not be mask-less murderers

Let’s not be mask-less murderers

Spike in Covid-19 cases –

From past few days an alarming spike has been reported in Covid-19 positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir. The number of infected people on daily basis has reached four digits and there seems no let up into the trend. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 1079, 1047 and 1251 positive cases were reported respectively taking total […]

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