Even as the latest National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data suggests a decrease in the number of accidental deaths in J&K, the Srinagar-Jammu Highway continues to hold the valley hostage to its fair-weather nature and the extended widening timelines.
The vast difference between fees of general and technical/professional courses might be one of the reasons why students are opting for the former.
“If Kashmiris face any problems in adulthood, they refrain from committing suicide because they know how to cope up with difficult situations.”
The quarry-holders of Athwajan claim to have been the main suppliers of construction raw materials in Kashmir valley before the ban order.
‘Those who had hoped to build new homes and were in process, have been worst-hit of the blackmarketing of crushed stone. Budgets worth Rs 4-5 lakhs are proving insufficient to build regular Kashmiri homes amid this price boom.’
Fearing bidding of their familial fields, workless stone miners of Kashmir are pleading administration not to snatch away their livelihood in the name of some stringent rules. Highlighting the same quandary, this first piece of the three-part series on the banned mining deconstructs the halted construction activity in the valley.
After Dragon resurfaced at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and forced New Delhi to move cavalry after cavalry to the cold desert, a Ladakhi leader said that it was the abrogation of Article 370 which provoked Beijing. Amid debates on the emerging situation at LAC, many wonder, is Kashmir changing the pulse of politics in South Asia.
After being postponed twice, JEE and NEET exams have finally been cleared in Kashmir amid mixed reactions. While many netizens call for the postponement, some aspirants support the hindered process to avoid anxiety and depression.
Those hit by pellets in their eyes during the recent Muharram procession in Kashmir are now blankly staring at the bleak future.
As part of fact-finding exercise to know about the drugs Kashmir consumed ‘most’ since March when the pandemic lockdown was enforced, Kashmir Observer talked to 15 pharmacies located in Srinagar, Ganderbal, Baramulla, and Budgam.