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Health sector should be the priority

Health sector should be the priority

While the pandemic has played havoc with human lives and economies world over, amidst this disturbing scenario there is some silver lining too – the focus in the world has shifted towards the health sector. The pandemic has exposed the vulnerabilities of health sector all over the world and has brought down on knees even […]

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Successful Vaccination Drive

Successful Vaccination Drive

It is satisfying to note that sixteen out of twenty districts of Jammu and Kashmir have achieved 100% coverage of first dose Covid vaccine for the age group of above 18 years. The districts which achieved this target are Anantnag, Bandipora, Baramulla, Budgam, Doda, Ganderbal, Jammu, Kathua, Kulgam, Poonch, Pulwama, Rajouri, Ramban, Samba, Shopian and […]

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CMIE unemployment report is alarming

CMIE unemployment report is alarming

While the governments, in Srinagar and New Delhi, have been claiming to address the issue of unemployment in Jammu and Kashmir, the Union Territory has registered the highest unemployment rate of 21.6 percent among all states, UTs in India. Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) latest report reveals that J&K has a 21.6 percent unemployment […]

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Railway connectivity should be the priority

Railway connectivity should be the priority

Union Minister of State for Railways, Coal and Mines, Raosaheb Patil Danve, while reviewing the progress on 272 kms long Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Railway Line (USBRL) project has directed the concerned agencies to complete the project by 2023 asserting that there is no dearth of funds for the development and welfare of the people of the country.  […]

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Hand-holding of existing industrial units

Hand-holding of existing industrial units

The Jammu and Kashmir Industrial Policy 2021-30 has come into effect on April 1, 2021. Though the new policy is yet to show its dividends, the authorities are of the opinion that it will give boast to industrial sector and subsequently to the economy besides generating employment. They assert that the policy is aimed at […]

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Silence is no answer to brutality

Silence is no answer to brutality

The target killings of civilians, particularly those belonging to the minority communities, have left people in Kashmir shell-shocked. A day after a prominent pharmacist, Makhan Lal Bindroo besides a roadside vendor (Hindu) from Bihar and a cab driver (Muslim) from Naidkhai were killed, two teachers on Thursday fell victim to the bullets of the killers […]

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Remembering Gandhi

Remembering Gandhi

October 02, the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi or Bapu, is every year observed as the International Day of non-violence to pay tributes to the great leader who amid violent wars of that age promoted and practiced the non-violent struggle to achieve political and economical rights. Born on October 2, […]

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Amid pandemic, children need attntion

Amid pandemic, children need attntion

Covid-19 has changed every norm of the lif in present day world. While the pandemic has claimed nearly four million lives world over and has destroyed the economy of individuals as well as States, it has changed the entire life pattern and forced people to accept a new way of living, a way that is […]

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Save agricultural land

Save agricultural land

Sometime back, the J&K High Court asserted that it will no longer tolerate violation of its orders vis-à-vis putting an end to the constructions in arable agrarian land. The court also said that henceforth the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir would be held personally responsible for any violations in this regard. These directions came in the face […]

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Stray dog menace

Stray dog menace

The ever increasing population of stray dogs in Kashmir Valley, particularly in Srinagar city is a great challenge the population here is face to face with. The Valley has reported 58,869 dog bite cases in past decade –  from 2011 to January 2021. As per the data available with the Department of Community Medicines, Government […]

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