Two vehicles were submerged in nallah in JandK's Kishtwar district on August 10. Vehicles were submerged due to heavy rainfall in the region. The incident took place in Bonjwah region of Kishtwar. There was no loss of life in the incident. More details are awaited in this regard.
With an aim to bring sports at grass-root levels and to nurture the young talent from far flung areas of Kashmir Valley Government of India has allocated Rs 4 crore each for construction of indoor sports stadiums in all the 22 districts of the Union territory. These stadiums would offer multi-utility sports facilities for the local youth to groom their talent. One such indoor sports stadium is being constructed at Tral area of Pulwama district of South Kashmir. The construction work is going on at full pace and will be completed soon. Construction work is being executed by engineering wing of sports council. Indoor stadiums will have facilities such as gymnasium, volleyball and badminton courts, and these projects have to be completed during the financial year 2019-2020. Local sportspersons appreciated this step taken by the Centre as it will help local talent to showcase their potential in the country and world stage.
The doors of development have opened since the Kashmir Valley has become Union territory. A UK-returned Kashmiri woman is a talented entrepreneur with a vision to establish her own business. Sana Jeelani has started a cupcake business aiming to make her future in baking and confectionery. This self-taught entrepreneur has started her online business from her home, named 'Ziggy's Cupcakes'. She said, "Her family has helped her to scale up the business." Fortunately, women of the Valley are taking a step forward to stand on their own feet.
Lockdown restrictions continue across Kashmir Valley due to rise in COVID-19 cases. The security personnel were seen keeping an eye on the movement of people. Private and government vehicles are allowed to move but all business establishments are closed in red zone areas. JandK has reported 7285 active cases of coronavirus till now.
With several reforms are underway after Jammu and Kashmir received the Union Territory status, Government has taken another initiative in developing a 5.25 km road from NH-1A 46th Delina to Singhpora..