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One more innocent murdered

One more innocent murdered

Another Kashmiri Pandit was killed by terrorists on Saturday in a Shopian village. Puran Krishan Bhat was attacked near his residence in the Chowdhary Gund area of the south Kashmir district. He was rushed to Shopian hospital where doctors declared him dead. The killing has been condemned widely. The very fact that the slain was […]

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Corruption and the corrupt

Corruption and the corrupt

The Union Territory administration has prematurely retired 36 police personnel on charges of their involvement in corruption and criminal activities. The exercise was conducted as part of regular process of scrutiny of records of officials, who cross benchmarks of age/service period in terms of Article 226(2) of J&K CSRs. As per the government order, these […]

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Back to Village

Back to Village

Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory administration is all set to launch fourth phase of the Back to Village (B2V4) programme wherein the focus would be to get public feedback about the working of government offices in the local areas besides  creating awareness among masses about all the online portals and services offered by the government. […]

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LTC extension, a welcome step

LTC extension, a welcome step

In a welcome decision, the Union Government has extended by two more years, till September 25, 2024, the facility that allows its employees to visit Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and northeast while availing leave travel concession (LTC). The eligible central government employees get reimbursement of tickets for to and fro journeys, […]

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Please tame other white elephants too!

Please tame other white elephants too!

Disinvestment of JKCL

In a landmark decision the Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory administration has approved a proposal for disinvestment of Jammu and Kashmir Cements Limited. The decision was made in the highest decision making body – Administrative Council chaired by Lt. Governor, Manoj Sinha. The decision was made as the government owned company was not able to […]

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Let society speak up against drug abuse and trafficking

Let society speak up against drug abuse and trafficking

The other day a video clip had gone viral on social media wherein some Kashmiri youth were seen injecting some substances into their veins. The social media was flooded with reactions – angry, upset, disturbing and of all kinds. Police identified the youth and ensured that they get admitted in drug de-addiction centre. Police action […]

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Heritage and pilgrim tourism

Heritage and pilgrim tourism

Though the tourism sector, during past few years, has taken too much beating given to some unavoidable circumstances including the spread of Covid-19 all over, the industry is gradually limping back on the rails. Kashmir has re-emerged on the tourism map with full force as the Union Territory has seen tremendous footfall during past few […]

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Home Minister’s Visit

Home Minister’s Visit

From stone-pelting; deafening bangs of grenades and bombs; strikes and shutdowns; pro-Pak and pro-Azadi slogans to Bharat Matta Ki Jai slogans in a massive rally held by Union Home Minister, Amit Shah in the heart of north Kashmir’s Baramulla, Kashmir seems to have moved ahead. As rightly pointed out by Shah during his address, the […]

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Involving citizens in fight against corruption

Involving citizens in fight against corruption

While asserting to end the culture of corruption in Jammu and Kashmir, the UT government, the other day called for “discouraging the culture of anonymous or pseudonymous complaints” and issued a slew of instructions for lodging and disposal of the complaints against a public servant. In a circular issued about the subject, the government said […]

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Tourism and environment

Tourism and environment

While from past several months Kashmir has been witnessing very good foot-fall of tourists thus giving a boost to an otherwise dying industry, it is scary to see how little attention is being paid to environment related issues. Take, for instance, Gulmarg, all the trash and garbage is thrown in the forest areas along out […]