Unable to pay the Bribe these residents of a Shopian village were deprived of Concrete Lanes

The residents of this hilly hamlet of Qazipathri Shadab Karewa in Shopian district were left out from the development works by the local administration as the poor inhabitants of this area were not able to pay a sum of 10,000 rupees demanded by concerned officials as a bribe. Despite the funds allocated for the construction […]

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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Fails to reach this Middle School in Kupwara

Indian PM Narendra Modi Launched the ambitious ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ (Clean India Mission) on 2nd October 2014. The ‘Abhiyan’ was launched on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 145th birth anniversary. This school in Kupwara’s Guzriyal area is a glaring example of how such Abhiyans fail and the much hype about such schemes fall flat on […]

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Landslide Shatters several families in Khanpora Budgam, Authorities unmoved

A landslide that triggered in Khanpora area of Budgam district, a couple of months ago, left many families homeless. Locals believe the leaking water supply plant on the upper side of the hill is the actual reason. The authorities after the assessment on the ground had promised to pay the compensation but the sufferers have […]

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Tarzoo Health Centre has a Plush Building but no Doctors to treat patients

Video By: Sadaf Khursheed | Text By: Shafat Mir | 18 May 2016 On one hand the government is laying foundation stones of Medical colleges across the state but on the ground, its health department is proving out incompetent enough to run a health centre. This report is one such glaring example of official apathy […]

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Proposed Tragbal Firing range Threatens livelihood of Hundreds of Shepherds in Bandipora

The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has been planning to provide Tragbal meadows in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district to the Army for setting up an artillery firing range, a replacement of the Tosa Maidan field firing range which was vacated by the army after a collective movement by several rights groups and locals. Earlier, the […]

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Health Centre at Shutloo Baramulla shows incompetence of Health department

Video By: Mir Yaseen | Text By: Shafat Mir | 12 May 2016 After being upgraded from a dispensary into New Type Primary Health Centre, this PHC at Shutloo village of Baramulla district is an example of how the government departments are wasting the tax payers money. According to the in charge doctor, it is […]

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After being picked up by army, Maqbool’s Son and Wife couldn’t see his face one last time

On 11th July 1998, Mohamad Maqbool Mir of Warpora Pattan in Kashmir was picked up by Indian Forces and killed later on. Maqbool was accused of possessing arms by the army as his brother, who had been killed some five years ago in an encounter, was associated with a Kashmiri militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen. Maqbool […]

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Taekwondo – a ruined sport in Kashmir

Video by Abid Salaam | Text by Sajad Rasool Taekwondo is a Korean Martial Art – Taekwondo was developed during the 1940s and 1950s by various Korean martial artists combining and incorporating the elements of Karate and Chinese Martial Arts along with the indigenous Korean martial arts traditions of Taekkyeon, Subak, and Gwonbeop. The J&K […]

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