The Dal Scam

Daily The Kashmir Monitor, in its editorial raises the issue that is Kashmir, land of scams? The latest is racket played in name of development of Dal lake. Though 850 crores have been spent but nothing has changed.

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Fruit industry at the verge of ruin

In an editorial note, daily Aftab writes that due to inclement weather and frequent closing of national Highway, fruit industry has suffered losses. Since the fruit does not reach market in time, it perishes. The traffic authorities also create hurdle in movement of trucks laden with fruit.

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Kartarpur: A Corridor of Peace!

Kartarpur Corridor, leading and facilitating the visit of Sikhs to Gurudwara Darbar Sahib can contribute to lasting peace in region, writes Fida Iqbal. But it needs utmost sincerity and understanding, with trust.

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Avenues of livelihood

Lt. Governor stressed the need for exploring the available resources of employment in Horticulture and allied fields. He directed the officers to prepare a plan for promoting high density apple orchards on an area of 10,000 hectares, writes daily Roshni.

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Manipulative Political advertising

National Conference says that it won’t participate in political process, until the special status is restored, writes daily The Kashmir Monitor. But during four months we have not heard any protest from National Conference. NC may be reminded that it did not protest or say anything, when resolution on internal autonomy passed by Assembly was rejected by BJP government in 2000.

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Dubai firm inks deal to buy J&K produce

“The Dubai – based Lulu International Group (LIG) has become the first overseas company to engage with the J&K government to purchase horticulture and agriculture produce, including apples, in bulk from the State since the revocation of its special status on August 5.

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Right to information denied

Ishfaq Ahmed

There has been poor implementation of RTI act according to Ishfaq Ahmed. There have been showdowns between government and state Information Commissioner.

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Politics of deceit

According to daily The Kashmir Monitor, National Conference says that it is reviving the slogan of plebiscite and the demand of restoring pre-53 position. This was expressed by Justice Masood, NC, MP, the new face of National Conference. But he could not do anything on abrogation of Art 370, while it was being debated  in Parliament, though he had called Art 370 an inalienable part of Indian Constitution. There was expectation that NC, MPs, would take some extreme step and resign their seats in protest. But it did not happen. The party had raised the boogey of internal autonomy, when it came to power in 1996. But it forgot to do anything. In 2000 it had passed a resolution on autonomy and sent it to Centre, where it was rejected by then BJP-led government, but NC never protested or took any more steps.

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Collapse of Education

Bashir Assad

Education sector has completely collapsed writes Bashir Assad. Despite opening of schools, the teaching work has not resumed. The tragedy is that civil society is tight lipped on it.

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