EDITORIAL

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 […]

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Death on roads

Death on roads

Roads in J&K have become killer ones as reports about mishaps, deaths and injuries are published in newspapers almost on daily basis. There is hardly any day when someone doesn’t die or get hurt in some traffic accident. The roads in Jammu and Kashmir, particularly in Chenab and Pir Panchal  have become death traps. Every […]

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Flash floods – impacted people need help

Flash floods – impacted people need help

The incessant rains in almost all districts of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir trigged mud-slides and flash floods in several area. From Fakir Gujri area in Srinagar outskirts to villages in Kupwara and Kulgam, huge losses of standing crop were reports. The flash floods also damaged roads, water pipelines and electric transmission lines […]

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Beggary is a problem

Beggary is a problem

Srinagar city, other major towns and tourist resorts in Valley are witnessing an unprecedented surge in the problem of beggary. Though a social evil, but here in the Valley the mendicancy has been flourishing with more and more people including small children joining the ranks of beggars to swell their number to teasing levels. There […]

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Forward Looking

Forward Looking

History bears witness that nations have evolved from nadir to zenith by sheer diligence and collective grit of their people. Nations are not born great, collective will of people help them achieve greatness and makes them great. Similarly, the societies are never inherently desolate; ideological voids, vices, preference to individual comfort over collective good and […]

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Drug Trafficking and National Security

Drug Trafficking and National Security

During the regional conference on ‘Drug Trafficking and National Security’ organised in New Delhi, more than 1.40 lakh kg of narcotics worth Rs 2378 crore were destroyed in presence of the Union Home Minister Amit Shah in different parts of the country, a record for a single day. While addressing the conference, Shah said that […]

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Roof over everyone’s head

Roof over everyone’s head

In a landmark decision, Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory administration has decided to provide land to the landless people to enable to have a roof of their own over their heads and also provide them a chance to earn some livelihood. As per the administration’s decision, 1360 sq.ft (five marlas) of land will be provided […]

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Health sector needs attention

Health sector needs attention

Kashmir is really a gold mine, and everybody is busy milking the society and its systems to the best possible advantage and that too without any hassles. Although like elsewhere laws are here as well, but unlike anywhere else, nobody bothers to heed these laws as there is no mechanism for their implementation as well. […]