Bollywood heart throb Salman Khan's first ever shooting schedule in Kashmir valley may have been dampened by rains on Sunday, but the actor kept himself busy understanding the Kashmir issue and the issues of people.
Separatist JKLF chief Yasin Malik ended his 30-hour fast to oppose separate Pandit townships on Sunday but a joint resolution asked the displaced population to return to their home and hearth.
Considered to be one of the most exotic tourist destinations of India, Kashmir is certainly a traveler’s delight. Apart from the breathtaking views and picturesque sights, Kashmir also houses monuments, shrines and temples of historical importance that stand witness to the unique history of this ‘Paradise on Earth’.
In less than two-months of government formation, the Bharatiya Janata Party is yet again facing criticism for the perceived "surrender" of its ideological position and "betraying" the mandate of the Jammu voters. This time it's about setting up an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Kashmir Valley instead of Jammu.
Education minister Naeem Akhtar on Thursday said tourism is the backbone of the state's economy and the government will make all efforts to promote and package its potential. Speaking at the 'Make My Trip' initiative to 'Rediscover Kashmir' in New Delhi, in which tourism players including representatives of hotel and travel fraternity, Bollywood and mediapersons were present, the state education minister promised that the state government will act as an enabler to provide better facilities and infrastructure to attract new, high-end tourists.
Health and medical education minister Lal Singh on Thursday said the government is planning to dismiss from service all the willful absentee doctors of the health and medical education department who are working in private hospitals outside the state.
Senior BJP leader Ram Madhav has reportedly said hard-line separatist Masarat Alam will be behind the bars for at least one year. He said the BJP had also rejected the proposal of chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed to hold talks with Hurriyat leaders.
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Wednesday called the killing of a youth in south Kashmir's Tral area as an "unfortunate incident" and said the army should have been more cautious.
The Panthers party on Wednesday protested the shifting of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to Kashmir from Jammu and blamed the BJP for the fiasco. The party activists joined by former MLAs Harshdev Singh and Balwant Mankotia staged a demonstration in Jammu on Wednesday.
Health minister Lal Singh asked doctors to avoid unnecessary referrals to Kathua and Jammu government hospitals. Singh said this while reviewing the medicare facilities in the community health centres (CHCs) of Basohli and Billawar on Wednesday.
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Wednesday termed the killing of a youth in Tral area of Pulwama district as "unfortunate", saying the army should deal with the situation in the state "cautiously".
Minister for public health engineering, flood control and irrigation Sukhnanadan Kumar Chaudhary has said chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed does not holds the final say in the governance and cannot take decisions in isolation without taking alliance partner the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in loop.
Panun Kashmir chairman Ajay Chrungoo said here on Monday that the division of Kashmir has become inevitable to stop fundamentalism in the Valley.
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday said the Centre and the state government were committed to the rehabilitation of the migrant Kashmiri Pandits.
The Congress on Monday held a protest outside Raj Bhavan here, hitting out at the BJP-led Central government for "denying" Jammu region an AIIMS and sanctioning the premier medical institute only for the Valley.