The traditional fire-pot locally known as "Kangri" sales goes up as cold wave grips in Kashmir Valley. Made from the dried twigs of willow trees and a round earthen pot, there has been a surge in the sale of Kangris in Valley as it witnessed snowfall on higher reaches and rainfall in plains. Kangri is preferred over other heating devices in winters in rural as well as urban areas. It is the easiest and cheapest way to keep oneself warm in the chilling cold of Kashmir. Huge stocks of Kangris can be seen in the markets.
So many youngsters in Jammu and Kashmir are interested in singing and want to become a singer but no platform is available in Kashmir Valley. Hence, some well known singers of the Kashmir Valley came forward and took the initiative for the youth of Kashmir. They started an organisation called 'Misrab', under which they are giving proper training to youth for singing and music. These singers are famous in Kashmir, as they doing many shows on national and international levels.
Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has reconstructed Bailey bridge at Kela Morh in Ramban on Jammu-Srinagar highway in record 60 hours. One of the passways of the bridge was damaged due to landslide which led to the closing of the national highway for more than a week. A trial run was carried out successfully on January 16 and traffic will be able to run on it by evening, according to BRO. Brigadier IK Jaggi, Chief Engineer of BRO, said, "By evening, traffic will resume on it".
The COVID-19 vaccination drive began at Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad on January 16. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy CM Nitin Patel were present during the inaugural launch. Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha also reviewed COVID-19 vaccination drive in Jammu. The mega COVID-19 vaccination drive began in India today.
Ceasefire violation was initiated by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on January 16. Regular shelling has been a major problem for the locals. People living in the Balakot sector urged government to not concentrate on elections instead on the people living here. One of the locals said, "The Central government has given the full emphasis on elections, but elections will not resolve people's problems. People want roads, bunkers, they are disturbed due to the regular shelling activities. The emphasis should not be on elections instead authorities should think about the people living here."
IPS Ranvir Singh Krishnia took charge as the Director-General of Police (DGP) of Puducherry. He succeeded Balaji Srivastava, who has been transferred to New Delhi after 1.5 years' long stint in the Union Territory. Krishnia called on Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi at her respective office. Krishnia belongs to 1989 batch of the Indian Police Service (IPS) in the AGMUT cadre. He had served in various capacities in different states. With a heavy heart, Lieutenant Governor Bedi bid adieu to Balaji Srivastava. During Srivastava's period Rowdyism and Land grabbing came under strict control in the Union Territory.
25-year-old and first girl from Srinagar, who is reviving the centuries old cultural and traditional folk art known as "Ladishah" in local language. Syed Areej Safvi writes and performs Ladishah, a form of satire in verse. Safvi makes commentaries on social and political conditions in the society. Syed Areej Safvi is preserving the art and trying to attract people to it. Ladishah is performed by men but now this girl is writing and performing the art, which makes her the first girl from Kashmir to perform the male dominated art. It is a type of folk ballad with humor forming an essential part of its presentation. In earlier days, Ladishah was performed in villages and towns to highlight the social issues. But due to the modernization, social media and other things have lost the glory of a number of cultural and traditional things and Ladishah is one of them. Areej also bagged an award at Khatoon-e-Kashmir award 2021 in the art, culture and entrepreneurship category. Youth of the Kashmir are excelling in every field and are making the Union Territory and the nation proud.
Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Nitin Gadkari lashed out at the Cement and Steel industry and said they are exploiting the present situation real estate market. “There is a cartel in the cement and steel industry. Every steel company has its own iron ore mines and there has been no increase in labour and power costs but they are increasing rates,” he said. “Cement factories are exploiting the situation. It's not in national interests. We are planning to implement infrastructure projects worth Rs 111 lakh crores in the next 5 years. If rates of steel and cement continue like this, it'll be very difficult for us," said Gadkari while interacting with Builders' Association of India, Western Region via video conferencing. Watch the full video for more.
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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari spoke at the 18th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2020 on infrastructure projects, the current state of MSMEs, the Covid challenge and the way ahead for the country. Gadkari said that while initially there was some hiccup, at present there is no impact of Covid on construction activities across the country. Gadkari also spoke on his government’s ambitions in the field of electric mobility. The Union Minister also recounted his journey of recovering from Covid and urged people to follow all preventive measures. Watch the full video for all the details.
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As the hea'y snowfall knocked the door of the Kashmir, people are enthralled with the mesmerising beauty of the Valley co'ered with white blanket. This year, Kashmir Valley recei'ed hea'y snowfall that..