Navigating the Chasm: Bridging Expectations with Realities in the Political Landscape

Broken Promises or Bridging the Gap? The New Government's Balancing Act

The Great Expectation Game: Bridging the Chasm Between Promises and Progress (#ElectionPromises, #BridgingTheGap) By: Javid Amin As the curtain rises on a new era of governance, the spotlight falls squarely on the shoulders of the elected representatives. With the promise of change hanging in the air, citizens harbor lofty expectations from their chosen leaders. From reliable power supply to robust employment opportunities, from improved infrastructure to accessible healthcare, the laundry list of demands is extensive. Yet, amidst these soaring hopes, lies a daunting question – can the elected few rise…

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High Power Bills, Unemployment Fuel Women’s Turnout in Downtown Polls

High Power Bills, Unemployment Fuel Women's Turnout in Downtown Polls

Srinagar: From crippling unemployment to unaffordable electricity bills, a plethora of civic issues drove women voters in Srinagar’s downtown localities to turn out in large numbers to vote. In Rainawari, the lack of job opportunities for Kashmiri youth and the impending installation of smart power meters emerged as major poll planks. “We voted for candidates promising to tackle unemployment and the smart meter issue,” said Maqsooda, a resident of Jogilanker. “Government jobs are scarce, but if loans are provided, our youth can start their businesses and find work.” The smart…

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Jammu and Kashmir Aces Class X Exams: Soaring Scores Signal Educational Progress

Jammu and Kashmir Aces Class X Exams: Soaring Scores Signal Educational Progress

Jammu and Kashmir excelled in the CBSE Class X exam results with an impressive pass percentage of 96.84. Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan followed close behind Jammu and Kashmir with the pass percentage of 97.26 and 96.84, respectively. The overall pass rate increased by 0.48 per cent from 93.12 in 2023 to 93.60 this year, signaling a positive trend in academic performance across the region. Nationally, girls outshined boys with a pass percentage of 94.75. Among the autonomous bodies, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas and Kendriya Vidyalayas saw the highest pass percentage at…

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