The National Statistical Survey (NSS), in its latest report, has revealed that almost 32 percent of the rural agricultural households in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) have borrowed loans from commercial and rural regional banks with an average outstanding demand of Rs 30,435.
‘Our sister communities like Gujjar-Bakarwaals, Changpas of Ladakh and Gaddies of Himachal Pradesh are already enjoying their rights under the Scheduled Tribe list of 1991 but our community has been neglected for last several decades’
The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh has directed the Advocate General (AG) and Assistant Solicitor General of India (ASGI) to furnish a list of cases pending against the former, sitting MPs and ex-MLAs in the twin Union Territories
The JK administration has reduced night-curfew by three hours in the districts with low positivity rate and increased the number of people allowed to attend a gathering in Banquet halls to 50 for vaccinated people.
‘The report will act as an eye-opener for foreign countries and will also substantiate the Ministry of External Affairs’ stance in motivating these countries to end their travel advisories for Kashmir.’
Pertinently, last year, 449 cases of kidnapping of women to compel them for marriage have also been registered. The shocking data has also revealed that 1744 cases of assault on women with intent to outrage modesty were also registered in J&K.
Reprimanding the J&K Bank for denying information under the Right to Information Act, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has warned of serious action under the relevant sections of law against the bank, if the information in connection with the financing of solar lights was not provided to the appellant by October 15, 2021.
With the opening of new wine shop on the iconic Boulevard Road, the desperation for drink is creating daily din and disturbance.
In a notice issued to the Srinagar Municipal Corporation, the J&K Pollution Control Committee Wednesday ordered the Corporation to take cognizance of the appalling condition of Doodhganga river caused by the “absurd dumping of untreated sewage” into the river.
Facing sharp criticism over alleged mishandling of veteran separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s last rites, the Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday released a series of nine videos showing the funeral of the deceased leader being performed as per Islamic rituals.