EDITORIAL

Revival of tourism

Revival of tourism

Tourism, one of the important components of Kashmir’s economy, is struggling for a comeback. As the Covid-19 has impacted every sphere of life in Kashmir like rest of the world, this sector too was hard hit in Kashmir. Tourists had already abandoned Kashmir following the lockdown post August 2019 and Covid-19 spread added to the […]

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Creating jobs

Creating jobs

Unemployment is the biggest challenge that the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir is face to face with. The situation on the front further worsened post August 2019 as the life came to a standstill and all sectors got impacted. Whatever hope was left vanished as Covid-19 gripped the entire world. People lost jobs and […]

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Power Pangs

Power Pangs

Now that the winter is over and Kashmir has started blossoming again, one bitter reality of the winter months continues to nag people – the erratic power supply. People had expected that with the advent of Spring, the power supply would better but nothing of the sort seems happening on the ground. Even on the […]

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Who will save Srinagar?

Who will save Srinagar?

While the rains in planes and snowfall in upper reaches of Kashmir have brought back the chill in the air, the downpour in Srinagar city has put a big question mark on the much hyped claims of making this capital city a Smart one. On the eve of Shab-e-Meraj, several of the Srinagar areas were […]

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Div Admin makes the right move

Div Admin makes the right move

The other day, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir,  Pandurang K Pole sought the cooperation and help of religious leaders and scholars in curbing drug abuse. He appealed to these scholars to sensitize the people in general and farmers in particular on growing poppy and cannabis and the use of drugs by the youth. He urged scholars to […]

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Peace, progress and development

Peace, progress and development

Dr Karan Singh, former Regent, Sadr-e-Riyasat and Governor of erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state and a former union minister and a veteran politician and scholar, in a recent interview to a news portal said that it is New Delhi’s responsibility to compensate the losses that all sections of Kashmir suffered post August 05 2019. While […]

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Women empowerment

Women empowerment

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha announced the launch of Super-75 scholarship scheme to support the education of meritorious girls belonging to poor families, besides a new scheme – Tejaswini – under Mission Youth, to provide financial assistance of Rs 5 lakhs to the girls between the age group of […]

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Wise decision by Dargah management

Wise decision by Dargah management

The management committee of Dargah Hazratbal has decided that there would be no night-long prayers on the upcoming Shab-e-Meraj on March 11 at the revered shrine, that houses the holy relic of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), in view of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic. The committee decided that in view of the pandemic, it was neither safe […]

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Focusing on the power sector

Focusing on the power sector

While chairing 3rd high level meeting of power sector experts to revamp power supply in J&K, the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha has directed for speedy mitigation of power related issues and has asked the concerned authorities to remove the bottlenecks that impede timely completion of augmentation and restoration works of various power projects. He has […]

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Let revival of tourism be the focus

Let revival of tourism be the focus

The Khelo India – 2 has successfully concluded at India’s number one winter sports destination Gulmarg. Hundreds of athletes from some 27 states and Union Territories participated in the winter games festival that was virtually declared open by the Prime Minister. The event was organized by Union Sports Ministry in coordination with State Sports Council […]