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Spurt in militancy exposes Centre's claims of normalcy in J&K: Farooq Abdullah

They have deceived the people by snatching from them the unique special status, which owed genesis to the era of the Maharajas, who had incorporated permanent residence provision in view of special circumstances of the (erstwhile) state, the National Conference leader said.

Fruit growers need comprehensive economic package: Vakil

The PC leader alleged that whenever natural calamities cause damage to the fruits and crops, the worst affected are assured compensation and even surveys are conducted but no relief reaches them.

BJP took stock of losses to farmers in Udhampur, seeks compensation

Pathania called upon the LG to immediately direct the assessing agencies to assess the compensation losses and provide adequate compensation with a view to ensuring that people do not fall into a debt trap. He further said that severe waves of Covid-I and Covid-II have already broken the back of local farmers/horticulturists; this calamity has given body blow to the the economic backbone of the people. He also sought prompt steps for restoring/opening up of suspended road channels and disrupted power supply lines in the area. He also sought immediate doling out of relief to the affected families as the calamity has snatched everything from them.

Dreaming to make Kashmir a great ski destination: Billa Majeed Bakshi

Billa Majeed Bakshi started guiding in 1996 when there was no Gondola or ski lift in Gulmarg, Kashmir. He is the first qualified ski guide in India and was the first guide to introduce freeriding in Gulmarg. He is also the founder and lead guide of Kashmir Heli ski.

Kashmir music industry has great future: Aabha Hanjura

Aabha Hanjura, a popular Sufi folk artiste, is an energetic live performer, singer, and songwriter who has won hearts at several successful concerts across India since 2005. She is a dynamic lead singer of the eclectic folk-pop band Sufistication. Her viral track ‘Hukus Bukus’ found its way into the famous OTT web series “The Family Man” which has gained over 5 million views on YouTube.

J&K has huge potential to produce medicinal plants: Dir AYUSH

Jammu and Kashmir being a Himalayan region is known for high species diversity. Medicinal plants are traded in the form of raw material as well as processed products. These have provided an important source of income for communities living in the region, particularly in Kashmir.