After more than three months of closure due to coronavirus pandemic, the construction activities have been resumed in Srinagar.
Due to the commencement of these activities, labourers are now able to earn their livelihood and make their ends meet.
While speaking to ANI, one of the labourer said, "Everything was shut for three months due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
People are getting employed due to these activities.
It is a good step taken by government authorities." The people working at the construction sites were seen wearing the masks and were also abiding by the social distancing norm in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus.
According to the Health Ministry, Jammu and Kashmir so far has recorded 10,513 cases of coronavirus.
Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden in Srinagar got a new high-tech cold storage facility for stocking tulip bulbs. Tulip Garden team has placed several samples to test the facility. Tulip garden in-charge Sheikh Altaf said, "This is high-tech cold storage. We have put samples on an experimental basis here."
Jammu and Kashmir has been witnessing a change after receiving the Union Territory status in all the key sectors. A huge emphasis is given to sports with an aim to nurture new talents. Football has always remained one of the most-loved sports all over the world. Keeping in mind about its popularity, the JandK government has taken an initiative to develop a new football stadium for the youth in Srinagar. With the new facility, youths living in the valley are able to polish their skills in football.
Now Army personnel posted at remote locations in Jammu and Kashmir and other border areas can communicate to their families from satellite phone. Union Information and Technology Minister on August 10 informed that Very-small-aperture terminal (VSAT) have been installed at 200 locations for Digital Satellite Phone Terminals."In JandK, VSAT installed at 200 locations for Digital Satellite Phone Terminals, of which 183 are operational now. We will be providing satellite phones to our army personnel so that they can talk to their families from their post of duty," said Prasad.
Members of the Indian, Vietnamese and the Tibetan communities held a protest outside the Capitol Hill in Washington against China. The protesters were holding anti-China posters, urging people to boycott Chinese products. They shouted slogans against China's expansionist policies against their neighbours. Posters urging China to vacate Akshai Chin and Kashmir were also seen during the protest. Since the Galwan standoff between India and China, anti-China protests have broken out in several cities in the United States. 'China is aggressively trying to steal the land from India in Ladakh, Arunachal Pradesh. They are intimidating Bhutan. They have also claimed that the Tajikistan mountains belong to them. Vietnam, Malaysia, Japan, Russia are also victims of China's expansionist policies', said a protester Adapa Prasad. Members of Vietnamese community also lashed out against the Communist government of China and said that their fight is against the CCP and not the people of China. China's expansionist policy has been slammed by countries across the world. China also faced flak for the Galwan faceoff where 20 India jawans were killed. Watch the full video for all the details.
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