‘Hopeful’ that dialogue can happen between two countries: United Nations on India-Pakistan war of words

‘Hopeful’ that dialogue can happen between two countries: United Nations on India-Pakistan war of words

“We heard the remarks, and I think, despite the tone and the content of the remarks, we always remain hopeful that dialogue can happen,” Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General, said. Despite the “tone and the content” of the remarks made by India and Pakistan against each other during the UN General Assembly, “we always remain “hopeful” that dialogue can happen between the two nations, a spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said. India slammed Pakistan at the UN after Prime Minister Imran Khan raked up the issue of…

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By December 2022, Kashmir will be connected with Kanyakumari by train: LG Manoj Sinha

By December 2022, Kashmir will be connected with Kanyakumari by train: LG Manoj Sinha

Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha has announced that Kashmir will be connected to Kanyakumari by train by next year-end. Sinha made the announcement after laying the foundation stone for four national highway projects worth ₹3,612 crores in Jammu and Kashmir, including the Srinagar Ring Road project. Union minister of road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari was also present at the function on Monday evening. “By December 2022, Kashmir will be connected to Kanyakumari by train. Besides, the national highway projects will catalyse the overall socio-economic development of the…

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Whole Kashmir is united on restoration of Article 370, 35-A: Dr Farooq Abdullah

Whole Kashmir is united on restoration of Article 370, 35-A - Dr Farooq Abdullah

Member Parliament and Jammu and Kashmir National Conference president, Dr. Farooq Abdullah Tuesday said every party in JK is united on the restoration of Article 370 and 35-A is concerned and there are no differences. Talking to media persons on the sidelines of a function at Nawai Subh complex in Srinagar, Dr. Farooq said that every party has its own system, however, as far as Jammu and Kashmir, Article 370 and 35-A is concerned, they all are united. Referring to the BJP, he said that they want to create a…

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‘Aao Kashmir’ theme will increase tourist footfall in J&K: LG Manoj Sinha

‘Aao Kashmir’ theme will increase tourist footfall in J&K - LG Manoj Sinha

Sinha visits ‘The Paradise Fest’ organized to celebrate World Tourism Week On the occasion of World Tourism Day, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today visited ‘The Paradise Fest’ organized as part of the World Tourism Week celebrations at Zabarwan Park saying the festival will help boost tourist footfall. The Tourism Festival from 27th to 29th September is being organized by various government departments including Tourism Department, JKTDC, SMC in collaboration with NGOs and the Indian Army. The theme of the fest is “Aao Kashmir”. During his visit, the Lt Governor inspected…

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Submit verification rolls within 21 days or forego appointment: J&K Admin to Candidates

Submit verification rolls within 21 days or forego appointment - J&K Admin to Candidates

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Monday issued an order that candidates whose recommendation is released by the selection agency will have to submit their verification rolls before the appointing authority within a period of 21 days from its release, failing which they will have to forego their right to appointment forthwith. In this context, an order was issued by the commissioner secretary Manoj Kumar Dwivedi on Monday. “In continuation to the government order number 528-JK (GAD) of 2021 dated 21/6/2021, the following shall be inserted ahead of the first…

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Kashmir’s famed walnut industry is on the Decline

Kashmir’s famed walnut industry is on the Decline

Walnut producers in Kashmir have been hit by the decline in exports, with the lack of mechanisation in the production process leading to low yield and poor crop quality. Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) produces nearly 98% of India’s total walnut produce, with an annual production of around 2.66 lakh metric tonnes on 89,000 hectares. Each year, walnuts are shipped across the country in cardboard boxes and gunny bags. With walnuts from California, Chile and China entering the Indian market, Kashmir’s walnut industry has suffered a setback. Growers and producers of…

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On first day of school reopening 32 students test positive for Covid in Rajouri

On first day of school reopening 32 students test positive for Covid in Rajouri

At least 32 students of a private educational institution in the Thanamandi area of Rajouri tested positive for Covid on Monday, said, officials. The school was reopened on Monday and a team of health departments had visited there for sampling. Rajouri CMO Dr. Shamim Bhati said none of the students had severe symptoms. “They are being isolated, but the parents are reluctant to send them to Covid care center. The administration is trying to convince them. The students belong to small villages and hamlets in the nearby areas,” she added.…

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In an historic meet Narender Modi gently got a presses on human rights by Kamala Harris

In an historic meet Narender Modi gently got a presses on human rights by Kamala Harris

Vice President Kamala Harris invoked her familial ties to India as she gently pressed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on human rights during a history-making meeting Thursday between America’s first vice president of Indian descent and the leader of a country that has become an increasingly close ally. Harris, during public remarks at her ceremonial office before the closed-door session, told Modi that as democracies around the world are under threat “it is imperative that we defend democratic principles and institutions within our respective countries.” “I know from personal experience…

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In Kashmir, each one a Kabul Expert

In Kashmir, each one a Kabul Expert

Long before the fall of Kabul on August 15 and before the news channels became keen on its unfolding, Kashmiris have been keeping eye on the Afghanistan situation for the past Naseer Ganai Outside the baker’s shop, there was the usual rush. I was waiting for my turn when a person asked whether Mullah Baradar and Anas Haqqani have patched up. All of a sudden everyone seemed to be interested in the discussion. One youngster volunteered to participate in the discussion and revealed that Mullah Baradar has given an interview…

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Unemployment causing a swell of discontent across J&K

Unemployment causing a swell of discontent across J&K

The official joblessness rate of J&K and Ladakh hit 17.8% in October-December of 2020. The J&K’s unemployment bulge is witnessing a major swell in the face of disengagements of employees, mergers of government departments, and snail pace recruitments, which has resulted in the Union Territory (UT) figuring among the States facing the highest unemployment rates. Working as a helper for around 20 years, Mehjabeen Akhtar, in her 50s, is among the 918 supervisors and helpers disengaged by the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) — which looks after pregnant ladies, lactating…

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