India to woo businesses to Kashmir in planned investment summit
Thursday, 13 February 2020 India plans to offer around 6,000 acres (2,400 hectares) of land in Kashmir as part of a business summit planned for April or May to help the Himalayan region after withdrawing its special rights and making sweeping administrative changes.
Mortal remains of Rifleman Sukhbir Singh brought to his native village Khawaspur in Tarn Taran district of Punjab on November 28. He lost his life in action in the ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army along LoC in Sunderbani sector of Jammu and Kashmir on November 27. Locals and family members gathered to pay last respects to the slain solider.
Voting is underway in Jammu and Kashmir for the first phase of District Development Councils (DDC) election. J&K goes to polls first time after the abrogation of Article 370. People were seen outside Shamasabad polling station in Budgam. 43 out of 280 constituencies in the Union Territory are going to polls. The contest is among the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration, the BJP & the Apni Party. As many as 1,475 candidates are in the fray for the first phase of the polls. Elections for District Development Councils are being held in eight phases. It will conclude on Dec 19 and counting of votes will be held on December 22. Watch the full video for more.
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Jammu and Kashmir has recorded 39.69 % voter turnout recorded in the first phase of District Development Council (DDC) elections till 1 pm and the highest 59% voting recorded in Samba. Polling in of the DDC election is underway. People are flocking to the nearest polling stations to cast their votes. Women are also participating in large number. The administration is also taking care of COVID-19 SOPs. 43 constituencies are undergoing polls - 25 in Kashmir and 18 in Jammu. Elections will conclude on December 19 and counting of votes will take place on December 22.
Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir received rain and fresh snowfall. The region was seen covered in a thick layer of the white blanket of snow. With this, the temperature in the area dropped further. Maximum temperature recorded was 15 C. On November 16 several high-altitude areas of Uttarakhand and JandK received heavy snowfall that dipped the temperature in the region but also affected normal life and forced closure of the national highway. Upper Himalayan areas are receiving heavy snowfall which intensified cold conditions in the state.
Situated in between the Himalayas at an altitude of over 10,000 feet, Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh connects Ladakh with the rest of the country. The Airports Authority of India is now scaling up the passenger handling capacity of the airport. A modern terminal building and an apron will be added to the current airport infrastructure at a cost of Rs 480 crores. To be equipped with world-class facilities, the new terminal of Leh airport is expected to be ready by the end of 2022. Leh airport has been handling flight operations efficiently amid the fight against Covid-19. The airport ensures that no infected passenger hops on the flight or goes unchecked in the city. Thermal screening is being conducted for all passengers. Those who do not produce RT-PCR negative Test done within 48 hrs of boarding have to go through a rapid antigen test at the airport. Airport authorities are ensuring proper sanitization of public areas and luggage. They also follow strict compliance to social distancing norms at the airport. Passengers are appreciative of the efforts being made by the airport authorities to keep Coronavirus at bay.