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Beyond official meetings

Beyond official meetings

Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu on Wednesday called for strict enforcement of traffic regulations and creating awareness regarding road safety across the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir so as to prevent incidence of road accidents. At a meeting with the top functionaries of Transport department and Traffic Police at the Civil Secretariat Jammu, the […]

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Allay people’s fears

Allay people’s fears

The new political reality is that the State of Jammu and Kashmir is split into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. According to the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019, on the midnight of the October 31 two ne UTs were carved, nearly three months after the announcement in this regard was […]

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Area of concern

Area of concern

With the J-K administration announcing schedule for Panchayat by-polls, some political activity has at last started in the state, though not at the scale that would indicate a big headway in the badly stalemated political situation. While a chunk of leaders in the National Conference say they will take part in these elections which are, […]

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Investors’ summit

Investors’ summit

Jammu and Kashmir is going to host a mega investors’ summit in coming days and official sources say they are going to hold road-shows and other promotional events in various parts of the country to attract investors here. Official circles are upbeat, as they believe that once the investments start pouring in, it will change […]

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Tyranny has its limits

Tyranny has its limits

Finally the Sudanese authorities have decided to deliver president Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court. Bashir, who was deposed in April 2019 following mass protests, has for the past decade flouted International Criminal Court arrest warrants on charges of genocide and war crimes in the ravaged Darfur region of western Sudan. Once a very […]

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Selective action!

Selective action!

For the past few weeks Traffic Police have embarked on an initiative of slapping fines on the wrongly parked vehicles. However, this measure has been taken only in and around the city centre Lal Chowk and adjoining markets in the Civil Lines areas.  And here too the cops in blue uniforms are very selective in […]

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Invest in peace

Invest in peace

With the Tourism department along with some private tourism players having embarked on holding roadshows and other promotional measures to attract more and more visitors to Kashmir, the tourism traders here are hopeful that such things will put economic activities in the Valley back on rails. However, tourism, it goes without saying is a peace-time […]

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Focus on what’s achievable

Focus on what’s achievable

When Centre announced its decision of scraping Article 370 to end the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, and split the state into two union territories, it was reasoned that the decision was necessitated by the lack of progress and development in the erstwhile state. People were subsequently lured into believing that under the new […]

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AAP’s victory

AAP’s victory

Riding on its development agenda, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party has registered another resounding victory in the Delhi assembly elections. Contrary to what was being claimed, the Bharatiya Janata Party couldn’t do much despite its high-pitched and star-studded election campaign which is blamed for trying every dirty trick in the book. And the grand […]

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What next?

What next?

Even a people were expecting some kind of headway in the political impasse here in the wake of major political players of the Valley completing six months in detention, the authorities have further extended their preventive detention. For instance, while the three-time former chief minister Dr. Farooq Abdullah is already serving detention under the Public […]

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