After a dry winter, Kashmir is witnessing a massive snowfall. Snow blocked the highway, the only road link with the rest of the country, and adverse weather conditions saw cancellation of all scheduled flights.
Rehabilitation of J&K’s few hundred sick industrial units still eludes a comprehensive response despite the issue being taken up at the highest levels in the country for the last ten years.
J&K government’s commercial activity is a total loss making exercise.
Former J&K Chief Minister and National Conference patriarch Dr Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said coalition governments do not suit the state.
The Centre has finally agreed to give a Rs 3,900-crore special power reforms grant to J&K.
Prime minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday intervened to diffuse the crisis between J&K’s ruling coalition partners who have taken extreme positions on vital securityrelated issues.
Not ready to throw a spanner in the fast forward peace process between India and Pakistan, Swiss Professor Raymond Lafitte gave a win-win verdict.
After express directions by the Prime Minister’s Office to all the five working groups that they should wrap up their recommendations and submit their reports, the WG-V - the most important group studying the Centre-state relations - will have its last meeting on February 20.
Notwithstanding the victory celebrations on either side of the Redcliff divide over the Baglihar verdict, Islamabad has lost on the most crucial point it wanted to erase from the J&K flagship power project’s design - the gated spillways.
Following mass public protests in remote Kokernag, the police have collected the samples from his relatives to ascertain the biological identity of Abdur Rehman Paddar, a young carpenter who lies buried in remote Ganderbal after he was killed in a ‘fake encounter’ early this month.
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