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Politics of Hartals will result in economic disaster: NC

National Conference (NC) spokesperson has denounced the politics of hartals, saying frequent and prolonged strikes have dealt a severe blow to the economy of the valley as well as to the livelihood of the poor people. He said the government having set up a judicial probe to dig out the truth in the Shopian incident and making it amply clear that anyone found guilty by the inquiry commission would not be spared, the tragic incident is being used as an excuse to heap hardships on the people. 
In a statement, the spokesperson criticised the anti-people stand taken by the sponsors of hartals and said that they were leading them on the road to self destruction. He said they have no love and sympathy for the victim family and were only doing politics on a human tragedy that had left everybody hurt and anguished. 
The spokesperson said if the politics of hartals was not stopped it would result in economic disaster for the state. The state was already facing problems and stone pelting and shutd…

World Environment Day observed at Kargil

World Environment Day was observed at Kargil today. The Divisional Forest Department, Kargil organized an awareness camp at Auditorium Hall, Kargil to create awareness among the people about maintaining of environmental and ecological balance in the region.
Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Kargil, Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan was the chief guest on the occasion while Executive Councilor for Agriculture and Revenue, Haji Ghulam Amir was guest of honour.
Chief Executive Councilor in his address lauded the efforts of Forest department for organizing such awareness camp and providing a platform to the young generation to express their views for preserving the forests and its advantages for the people. He asked the student community to spread the message in their respective areas and keep their surrounding clean. He said that various steps are being taken for proper disposal of garbage and establishment of solar DG sets in the district to avoid pollution in the town. He also stressed the need for m…

Multi-pronged strategy on anvil to promote adventure sports in JK: Jora

Minister for Tourism and Culture, Mr. Nawang Rigzin Jora has said that J&K is an adventure Sport’s Lovers Paradise and Government would formulate a multi-pronged strategy in which sports like rafting, rock climbing, mountaineering, skating besides winter sports will be promoted in a big way.
Mr. Jora said this during his tour of Kishtwar today while taking stock of various ongoing developmental projects being executed under Kishtwar Tourism Development Authority at a total cost of Rs 5.52 crore.
Member Legislative Assembly, Inderwal, Mr. G. M. Saroori, District Development Commissioner, Kishtwar, Director Tourism Jammu, Chief Executive Officer, Kishtwar Development Authority and other senior officers accompanied the Minister.
The Minister said creation of integrated facilities at various tourist spots in Kishtwar like Tourist Reception Centres, Guest Houses, Clubs, View Decks, Recreation Parks, Landscaping, Water Sports, Camping sites and other paraphernalia is imperative for attract…

Development not at the cost of environment: Altaf

Minister for Forest, Environment and Ecology Mian Altaf Ahmad has said that while implementing the developmental projects every care must be taken to ensure that our precious environment is not affected adversely.
Stressing for not using agricultural and forest land for construction purposes, the Minister said that the rules in vogue should be implemented in letter and spirit.
On the eve of Environment Day, Mian Altaf has stressed for coordinated efforts for maintaining the ecological balance. He has asked for effecting complete ban on the use of polythene which adversely affects our fragile eco-system.
Stressing the importance of forests, the Minister said that more efforts are needed to conserve the green wealth for the sake of posterity.
The Minister has sought suggestions from environmentalists and experts so that policies for conservations of environment are devised as per our needs and demands.
Mian Altaf said that all of us have to contribute for the protection and preservation of t…