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Restoring Statehood

Restoring Statehood

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has once again reiterated that steps would be taken for restoration of statehood of Jammu and Kashmir “at an early opportunity”. The PM made this statement while meeting a 24-member delegation of the newly formed Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party, led by its leader Altaf Bukhari. Referring to his statement […]

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A welcome step

A welcome step

The UT administration has finally revoked the detention order under Public Safety Act of former Chief Minister and sitting MP Dr Farooq Abdullah. The decision has been hailed by all political voices in Jammu and Kashmir. Dr Farooq is the senior most political leader of Jammu and Kashmir and his party National Conference is the […]

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Road and traffic management

Road and traffic management

Given the pace of road accidents, the Lt Governor administration, some time back asked the officers to identify the causes of accidents and take effective corrective measures with regard to the black spots, increase highway patrolling, install CCTVs in the areas witnessing increased violations of traffic norms and prepare a database of places requiring underpasses, […]

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Correcting the bad power situation

Correcting the bad power situation

When Centre announced its decision of scraping Article 370 to end the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, and split the state into two union territories, it was reasoned that the decision was necessitated by the lack of progress and development in the erstwhile state. People were subsequently made to believe that under the new […]

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Khelo India?

Khelo India?

“Actually the problem with the government is that it is insensitive towards its citizenry; had it not been so, then certainly it would not have gone ahead with the ‘Khelo India’ winter sports event at Gulmarg.” This is one of the many angry reactions from the people here as they shared their views with a […]

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Beyond official confessions

Beyond official confessions

Couple of years back then Governor Satya Pal Malik said several people, who worked in the Forest department in the state, had accumulated millions of rupees by destroying forests here. “See the bungalows in Vasant Vihar or Maharani Bagh in Delhi of those who worked in the Forest department. I know several families who have […]

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A great beginning

A great beginning

Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory administration has launched the Student Health Card which is aimed at improving the health and overall well being of over 12 lakh students enrolled in various government schools across J&K. This scheme will ensure better healthcare for school children and facilitate their all round development. These Student Health Cards shall […]

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Welcome decision

Welcome decision

Finally, the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday removed the ban on social media platforms, and allowed access to all sites on 2G mobile data services and fixed line Internet in the Union Territory till March 17. Earlier, only access to white-listed sites was allowed after the services were restored for a week on January […]

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Waking up to coronavirus threat

Waking up to coronavirus threat

Finally the government of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has woken upto the challenges posed by coronavirus world over and has declared a state o emergency, however, asking people not to panic. The authorities on Tuesday said that people need not to panic as the situation was being closely monitored in Jammu and […]

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Empower and activate SMC

Empower and activate SMC

Interacting with the office-bearers of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) here other day, Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu Monday promised “empowerment” of municipal councilors saying a notification would be issued soon for defining their powers, status and protocol. “After the abrogation of Article 370, we empowered Panchayat representatives and now it is your turn to get […]