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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 […]

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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 […]