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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 […]

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Positivity in the air

Positivity in the air

Percy Bysshe Shelley concluded his Ode to the West Wind saying: “The trumpet of a prophecy! O Wind, If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?” After three month long harsh winter with Valley experiencing some of the coldest days and nights, the Spring is here and with it, one can smell some positivity in […]

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Making Srinagar a better place

Making Srinagar a better place

The Lieutenant Governor administration has taken the Smart City project of Srinagar seriously and is busy inaugurating public utility and developmental projects to make the dream come true. On Monday, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha inaugurated and laid foundation stones for scores of such projects worth Rs 26.6 crore being carried out under prestigious Srinagar Smart […]

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Drug trafficking and substance abuse

Drug trafficking and substance abuse

Of late, Kashmir has turned into a heaven of drug traffickers and drug abuse is emerging a biggest challenge to Kashmir society as more and more people, particularly the youth, all falling prey to this menace. A cursory look on the local newspaper is enough to suggest that the menace it touching nefarious heights as […]

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Responsive government

Responsive government

During “LG’s Mulqaat- Live Public Grievance Hearing,” held on Thursday, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has conveyed to his administration in no-non-sense manner that negligence on its part will not be tolerated. He directed withholding the salary of the Social Welfare Department’s Director in Kashmir for delaying the release of salary of teachers working in a […]