After 2 years, 41 candidates prepare to fight for KCCI elections

With the Jammu and Kashmir high court’s order to conduct the election within fifteen days, forty-one candidates will be contesting the elections for twenty-one...

‘We are fed up… will quit this business’: Jhelum’s houseboat owners in dismay

At around 5:30 am on 5 September, when the Shagoo family was in deep slumber in their houseboat, the sound of the cracks and...
Covid Kashmir mask

In Kashmir, every sector is down. But mask market is blooming.

As all other economic activity had come to a grinding halt, the mask market started blooming all of a sudden.
lockdown, corona

JK admin’s gamble; a delayed lockdown that devastated economy

“If they want to unlock now, there should be a significant drop in cases. There should be at least a 10 percent drop for the first week and more than that in the next week. Also, the testing and results should be real. Then this drop should be sustained.”
ANil Ambani, Kashmir Ambani

Reliance’s Anil Ambani arrives in Kashmir, heads to Gulmarg

Anil Dhirubhai Ambani, a leading Indian businessman and brother of one of the world's richest person, Mukesh Ambani, arrived in Srinagar on Friday, reported...
Farm laws, Kashmir farmer protest, kashmir farmers

Govt can allow transfer of J-K’s agri land for public use: MHA

Srinagar: The Ministry Of Home Affairs on Wednesday said that as per the adapted land laws of Jammu and Kashmir, the Government can allow...
Lockdown in Kashmir

COVID-19 lockdown pushed 32 million Indians into poverty: Research

The pandemic lockdown has pushed 32 million Indians out of the middle class, undoing years of economic gains, a report revealed, while job losses...
Dal lake

Dal lake photographers struggle as tourism falls

Shikaras outnumber tourists as the people relying on tourism wait endlessly. The streets are empty, shops shut and the clear absence of tourists in even small numbers for almost three years now has begun to take a heavy toll on local businesses.  The professional photographers of the Dal Lake also claimed to have failed to make it to the monetary relief granted by the government. 
Limping Industry

New Industrial Land Allotment Policy approved, investors to get land on 40 years lease

Jammu: The Administrative Council (AC), which met here under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, approved the adoption of Jammu & Kashmir Industrial...
Dal lake, shikaras

In near-constant lockdowns, Kashmir’s economy is in tatters

After rowing a shikara for three decades in Srinagar’s picturesque Dal Lake, Ali Mohammad took a loan of five lakh in 2019, for repairing...