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Focussing on health sector

Focussing on health sector

Like elsewhere in the country all the laws exist in Jammu and Kashmir as well, but unlike anywhere else, nobody bothers to heed these laws as there is no mechanism for their implementation as well. All one has to do is to open a ‘shop’, and start minting money by preying upon the gullible. Here […]

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15th August – Kashmir has spoken loudly

15th August – Kashmir has spoken loudly

On this day, every year, citizens of the country celebrate the Independence Day with patriotic zeal and enthusiasm. While official functions are held all over the country with country’s Prime Minister unfurling the National Flag at historic Lal Qilla, the citizenry too joins the celebrations on its own. This has been happening during past 76 […]

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Listening to the people

Listening to the people

The main difference between democracy, monarchy and dictatorship is that in democratic set-ups, the common people are free to raise their voices and they are listened to. ‘LG’s Mulaqat’, and ‘Awaam Ki Awaaz’ the initiatives launched by Lt Governor Manoj Sinha are based on this basic concept of democracy and that is why Sinha, in […]

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Alarming report of drug addiction in J&K

Alarming report of drug addiction in J&K

According to a recent Parliamentary Panel report, 1.3 million people in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir are drug addicts. On 4 August 2023 the Standing Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment has conveyed to the Parliament of India that approximately 13.50 lakh drug users are estimated to be in Jammu and Kashmir, with […]

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Focusing on the youth

Focusing on the youth

For any society it is the youth that shape its destiny. Youth are the nation builders, however, from past several decades, the youth of J&K, particularly from the Kashmir Valley, have been constantly on the receiving end. They have been exploited to the core costing them not only their livelihood but even the lives too. […]

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Destigmatize mental health issues

Destigmatize mental health issues

One of the most serious health related issues among humans is that of mental health and unfortunately this is also the most ignored issue. Given the turbulent three decades here, mental health has emerged as a very serious issue and needs to be taken head-on. Given the non-awareness among the masses and unfounded taboos surrounding […]

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Prioritizing agriculture and allied sectors

Prioritizing agriculture and allied sectors

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has repeatedly been saying that a sustained focus on modernized agriculture, animal husbandry, and food processing has every potential to make the country self-sufficient and will reduce the dependence on imports.Agriculture and related sectors are the back bone of India’s economy and its modernization is key to India’s becoming a global […]

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Focusing on tourism

Focusing on tourism

Kashmir has re-emerged on the tourism map with full force as the Union Territory has seen tremendous footfall during past two years. This year, it seems, the numbers are going to surpass all previous records. 120 flights are operating daily and that in itself is ample evidence regarding the bloom in tourist arrivals. Even the […]

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Hail LG administration

Hail LG administration

Allowing Muharram procession on traditional route…

By allowing and facilitation Muharram procession on 8th of the month through traditional route, the LG administration has earned praise and appreciation from every section of the society here. It was after 34 years that mourners were allowed to take the procession from Guru Bazar to Dalgate. From three decades, people had been pressing the […]

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Rethink agriculture

Rethink agriculture

Jammu and Kashmir has been lavishly bestowed with a wealth of resources by nature, which if exploited judiciously and scientifically could unburden people from seemingly unavoidable dependence on neighbouring states for essential commodities like food-grains. The soil of the Union Territory is very fertile and the yield per hectare could be astounding if only the […]