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Concentrate on development

Concentrate 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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National Doctors Day & Covid-19

National Doctors Day & Covid-19

As India celebrates National Doctor’s Day on July 1, Wednesday, people have to recognize the services of doctors and other medical and para-medical people who are on the fore-front of the war against Covid-19. The National Doctor’s Day is celebrated in the memory of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, a former Chief Minister of West Bengal […]

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Save yourself, save others

Save yourself, save others

With an alarming spike in fresh cases of Covid-19 and subsequent increase in the death toll due to the novel coronavirus, the situation in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has turned quite worrisome. A permanent lockdown is no answer to the crisis and that is why countries including India have been easing restrictions. People […]

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Sidelining local business people

Sidelining local business people

It is for the first time ever that non-local companies have bagged a majority of contracts for the extraction of minerals from the rivers and other water bodies of Kashmir. As the bidding processes has been completed in seven of the ten districts in Kashmir, the lions share has gone to the non-local bidders. More […]

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Creating controversies

Creating controversies

Thankfully the UT administration has clarified that it was not considering any move to open liquor vends across Jammu and Kashmir. Earlier reports suggested that Excise Department has moved a proposal to open liquor shops in various districts of Jammu and Kashmir triggering a controversy. Religious and political organisations in Kashmir opposed the move prompting […]

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Running out of time

Running out of time

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 strikes post August […]

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Covid-19: Challenges Ahead

Covid-19: Challenges Ahead

Now that the restrictions imposed to check the spread of Covid-19 have been eased in Jammu and Kashmir like other parts of the country, both the people and the state administration have to be extra vigilant and confront the situation in such a way that would ensure that the deadly virus is not provided a […]

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Wake up Education Deptt

Wake up Education Deptt

Deciding a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) other day, Justices Ali Mohammad Magrey and Vinod Chatterji of the J&K High Court have asked the Principal Secretary Education department to take “immediate and clear view” on charging transportation fees from students during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The PIL was filed seeking directions from the court to debar […]

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Killing of Sarpanch

Killing of Sarpanch

The killing of Ajay Pandit, a Sarpanch and a political activist, has been condemned widely. Ajay Pandit, a Kashmiri Hindu, had, despite all odds, decided to live in Kashmir and even contested Panchayat elections to work for the people in his respective area of Lukbawan Panchayat halqa in Larkipora Anantnag. He was affiliated with Congress […]

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Fight against Covid-19 needs more seriousness

Fight against Covid-19 needs more seriousness

While the spread of Covid-19 with 46 deaths and 4285 infected people in Jammu and Kashmir already giving sleepless nights to the people here, the latest reports about the efficacy and efficiency of coronavirus testing labs has added to the scare people are face to face with. In health emergencies, everyone feels safe only with […]

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