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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Corridor of Peace

According to daily Kashmir Observer, the Kartarpur Corridor is to be opened on occasion of 550th Prakash Purab celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev on November 9. The registration of Sikh pilgrims will begin in three days. Prime Minister is expected to inaugurate the Indian side of corridor. Punjab Chief Minister will lead an all party delegation including legislators, MPs and SGPC members.

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Let Children attend schools

It is really tragic that government as well as society is unmindful of catastrophe that is looking Kashmir into the eye. In an editorial note, daily Kashmir Images writes that with educational institutions defunct, an illiterate and uneducated future seems to be destiny. Let society wake up. There are some mischievous elements, but people must come up and see that their children attend schools.

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Kashmir Off The Radar?

After UN General Assembly session, Kashmir is no longer in the lead stories, writes daily Kashmir Observer. Even Pakistan Prime Minister, dissuaded the people of POK, who were protesting against India for abrogating Art 370, from crossing LoC.

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