Lt.Governor Manoj Sinha inaugurated "SAATH," a rural-entrepreneurship acceleration initiative for J&K women in Self-help groups (SHG), on September 1. J&K-Rural-Livelihoods-Mission project "SAATH" seeks to help rural women gain economic empowerment and development. As per Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar, Director of JKRLM, "Under 'SAATH', SHG women entrepreneurs will be provided mentoring and handholding support through intensive capacity-… read-more
Over 90% of women in Kashmir believed that becoming an entrepreneur or aiming high was very difficult because of social pressure and gun fear. To overcome obstacles in the region, Kashmiri women have been making significant efforts and have proven themselves in several fields. Similarly, Nushrat Jahan of Pulwama district quit her job to start her own flower business, and currently, it's a multi-crore venture.
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Meer Arshad, Sub-Inspector in Srinagar died due to injuries caused by a militant fire in the daylight on September 12. The incident has been captured in the CCTV, wherein a militant opened fire on Meer, a recent recruit in the J&K police from behind at a point-blank range. However, Meer was declared dead after reaching SKIMS. Several mainstream political parties along with Mehbooba Mufti have condemned the tragic incident.
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Bilal Ahmad Sheikh & his brother Muneer Ahmad Sheikh set up a vermicompost unit in Pulwama, J&K. Their aim is to produce bio-fertilisers and pesticides for local villages & to generate employment in the district. Such local initiatives strive to spur eco-friendly agricultural practices to increase yield for local farmers. Technical support from agriculture & horticulture department solved problem for the duo-brother.
Former J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti blames the govt for allegedly keeping her under house arrest. She tweeted about the "fake claim of normalcy by central govt". While J&K police deny any such claim. Police said, "We need to make a lot of security deployment in the area since Ms. Mufti is a Z+ category protectee. We have not put her under house arrest. She was only… read-more
The schools for classes X & XII in Jammu & Kashmir has been reopened with mandatory guidelines after an announcement was declared by the local administration. The decision comes after a meeting, chaired by Chief Secretory A.k.Mehta on September 5. However, a proper sanitization facility at the school is required, including the vaccine screening at the school gate, and consent from the parents is a must.
Jammu and Kashmir police have arrested a 17-year-old Afghan citizen who arrived at the Covid-19 testing center in Kathua’s Lakhanpur without legal documents for verification. An injury revealed that “his brother is undergoing treatment at RR hospital and his brother works in the Afghan army.” However, SSP RC Kotwal said that verification is going on how he arrived at Kathua’s Lakhanpur.
Jammu and Kashmir government has permitted higher education institutes to resume offline classes if the staff and children have completed both doses of vaccination. Due to the second wave institutes were closed for almost four months. A meeting headed by Chief Secretary AK Mehta instructed that schools and coaching centers would remain closed for "onsite or in-person teaching till further orders."
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During an infiltration attempt in J&K's Poonch region, the security forces killed at least one terrorist. Lieutenant-colonel Devender Anand said that the soldiers who were on alert detected infiltration, using an integrated surveillance grid. "This action by alert Army troops displays resolve of Indian Army to thwart any misadventure along the Line of Control," he added. However, the operation is being investigated.
Pakistan has joined hands with the Taliban to re-take Kashmir from India. On August 24, in a TV news debate, PTI Leader Neelam Irshad Sheikh said that Pakistan will club with the Taliban to take help in the matter of Kashmir. The news host tried to stop him but the unconcerned Sheikh continued saying that the Taliban will help them because they've also been mistreated.