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Welcome early release of funds

Welcome early release of funds

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha’s decision to approve release of 50 percent of revenue and capital outlay on the very first day of new financial year is undoubtedly a historic decision that would change the developmental landscape of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The Parliament recently approved the budget for the Union Territory — […]

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Govt and public need to wake up

Govt and public need to wake up

Fresh surge in Covid-19 cases

Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has been witnessing and alarming surge in Covid-19 positive cases and deaths related to the infection. In March, 2021, 4456 Covid positive cases have been detected in Jammu and Kashmir and the deadly virus has also claimed 36 lives. The sudden surge is not J&K specific but entire nation […]

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Corruption must be tackled

Corruption must be tackled

Road engineering and traffic management, for instance, are highly evolved sciences and services which are effective only as long as these are carried out on scientific lines. However, the problem with J&K is that ‘scientific management’ is as if an alien concept, and its absence is visible in each and every sphere and sector and […]

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Dangerous carelessness

Dangerous carelessness

The steady increased in the incidence of COVID-19 infections in Jammu and Kashmir is a worrying factor. Even though Jammu and Kashmir Epidemic Diseases (COVID-19) Regulations remain in force, which authorises the authorities to initiate penal action against any person who refuses to follow orders on prevention or treatment of the disease, fact of the […]

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Good governance?

Good governance?

Blame it on the general politico-official culture here, fact of the matter is that SMC councilors even after being there for quite some time now are actually visible nowhere on the ground, nor are their contributions, if any, discernible anywhere. In fact when the elections for the SMC were being held, all those people who […]

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Good intentions alone don’t work

Good intentions alone don’t work

Highlighting the significance of Budget-2021-22 for Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday said the Rs 1,08,621 cr Budget approved by the Central government is “historic”. He also said the aim is to rebuild the economy, create jobs and secure the future of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. He then went on […]

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Connectivity matters

Since the abrogation of J&K’s special status, people of the state have been treated to an unending chorus on unprecedented progress and development following in the union territory. However, thus far these promises of progress have not moved beyond the rhetorical realm, and development is nowhere visible on the ground. This is indeed very disconcerting […]

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Countering radicalization

Countering radicalization

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha’s reach out to religious leaders and community elders to seek their cooperation in spreading the message of peace and harmony is undoubtedly an laudable effort. Kashmir, known as paradise on earth, is in desperate need of peace – peace that could lead to development and progress of the region. From early […]

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Preserving water bodies

Preserving water bodies

On the occasion of World Water Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched  “Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain” campaign with the aim of water harvesting. Here in Jammu and Kashmir too, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha presided over the UT-level event seeking active participation of elected representatives and people of J&K in rainwater harvesting and water […]

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Alarming surge in Covid-19 cases

Alarming surge in Covid-19 cases

There has been a sudden surge in Covid-19 cases in India, Jammu and Kashmir being no exception. On Thursday, India recorded 35871 fresh Covid-19 cases while as the number in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir on the same day was 140. Of late, the number of such cases had gone down and Jammu and […]