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Patnitop Tamed

Patnitop Tamed

The 9.2 km long Chenani–Nashri tunnel will cut travel time between Srinagar and Jammu by two hours bypassing major hiccups like Patnitop and Batote towns. Aakash Hassan takes a quick pre-inauguration tour to

Stinking Sopore

Once famed for its apple orchards and pristine streams, Sopore town is fast turning into a literal dustbin. Of nine metric tons of waste generated daily around ninety percent ends up in marketplaces

New City Set-up

Messed by trash and waste for generations over the decades, capital Srinagar city have grown haphazardly with clear lack of developmental forecasting. As J&K government is seeking funding for converting the capital city

Google Gets In

With J&K exhibiting one of the highest cell phone penetration rates in India, data dependence is luring searching giant Google into the state, very soon, reports Masood Hussain J&K has finally crossed the

The Apple Cart Push

Six months after a vast high-density apple orchard was axed by angry protesters in south Kashmir, government has launched a major initiative to plant imported varieties on 50 hectors in 2017. Aimed at

Retarded Recruitments

With the unemployment being officially considered a major factor responsible for most of the ills in Kashmir, why are official recruiting systems exhibiting a sub-average pace, Saima Bhat asks Mohammad Altaf was one

The ‘Puppet’s’ Palace

At a time when Delhi is keen to replace the governor N N Vohra, sons of the state’s only Sadr-e-Reyasat are fighting a protracted case to undo the loss Dr Karan Singh did

Unity in diversity?

They were managing the House in such a way that it was least newsy and quite boring both in questions and debates. But when Chief Minister tried to balance the two extremes in

Rediscovering the State

Insisting that the notion of representative democracy has changed and the fundamental shifts have taken place in the governance systems, Dr Haseeb Drabu was seen pushing his ideas of empowering the lawmaker to

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