Power woes of J&K; The story that we don’t want to hear

Power woes of J&K; The story that we don’t want to hear

By: Arun Joshi Unending power woes in Jammu and Kashmir is not the same story which is told and retold in the rest of the country. It is a manifestation of policy failure and unlimited incompetence in comprehending the problems and laying a vision for future. In simple words, the power crisis that the people in the Union Territory experienced in March-April was not unprecedented, its feel was. There hangs a trail of questions – why a water rich territory like J&K is suffering from such crisis. Why it lacked…

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We still believe Supreme Court can restore Article 370: Mehbooba Mufti

We still believe Supreme Court can restore Article 370: Mehbooba Mufti

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti Monday said that even as it took Supreme Court over three years to listen to the petition but she still believes that it can restore Article 370. She said that the Jahangir Puri demolition drive in New Delhi was carried even after the Supreme Court passed order against it. “Several apprehensions have developed but we have faith in the judiciary,” PDP President said. “Supreme Court should act against those officials who did not obey the orders and were involved in contempt of court,”…

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After jointly rejected the delimitation report, Opposition plans to make public aware of the ‘flaws’

After jointly rejected the delimitation report, Opposition plans to make public aware of the ‘flaws’

Many Opposition parties of J&K, including the Congress, the National Conference and the PDP, jointly rejected the delimitation report today. The report was made public recently. In a Jammu meeting, they said the report was against the basic norms, especially geographical realities. It violated norms of uniform population, connectivity and public convenience besides highly biased and politically motivated, they said while planning to launch a campaign to oppose it in public and educate the masses. The Congress, in an official statement, said the commission had ignored the ground realities and…

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Heritage Festival organised at Ramnagar Fort to promote tourism

Heritage Festival organised at Ramnagar Fort to promote tourism

Continuing the Celebration of ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’ Directorate of Tourism, Jammu was organized Jammu Heritage Festival at Ramnagar Fort on May 5, 2022 in collaboration with District Administration, Udhampur and Archaeological Survey of India. This was the second program in the series of Heritage Festival as the first was conducted at Bhimgarh Fort, Reasi. While addressing the media Vivekanand Rai, Director of Tourism, Jammu explained that the sole purpose of organizing these events is to promote Heritage Tourism in Jammu. Ramnagar is not only popular for Ramangar Fort but…

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Cloudburst & Gusty winds wreak havoc, damage Houses, Vehicles in Kashmir parts

Rooftops blown off, trees uprooted Woman, her 2 sons killed in Budgam cloudburst Woman dies in windstorm in Anantnag Massive damage to property As gusty winds and hailstorm struck parts of Kashmir on Monday afternoon, three members of a non-local family were killed due to a cloudburst in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, while a woman died in a windstorm in Anantnag. A cloudburst hit a family residing adjacent to a brick kiln in Budgam claiming three lives. As per officials, the cloudburst struck at ‘Star-BDB-255’ Brick Kiln located at Chandapora…

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