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We are in Kashmir to build confidence: Chairman Parliamentary Standing Committee

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Says heard all stakeholders patiently, will apprise GoI about same; Valley going to develop on all fronts, Kashmir more beautiful than Switzerland, will visit Jammu too

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Srinagar, Jan 21: Chairman of the 31-member Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC), T G Venkatesh Thursday said they are in Kashmir to build and create confidence among people of Valley so that more domestic and foreign tourists arrive.

“Kashmir is a beautiful place and its people are very lovable. We have been to Switzerland many a times, but there snowy slopes, that we climb and come back,” Venkatesh told reporters as per news agency—KNO. He said that more tourists are coming to Kashmir—“both domestic and foreigners.” “We are here to create confidence and build trust,” he said.

Venkatesh, a Rajya Sabha MP, is leading the delegation of almost 31 MPs, to Kashmir. The Parliamentary Standing Committee is tasked to meet stakeholders of tourism, culture, roads, and transport.

He said that the Valley is badly affected on developmental front. “Today, we met hoteliers, transporters, traders and tour operators. We can’t reveal things before media. We will brief the Government of India about the problems being faced by the people associated with the tourism,” he said.

Venkatesh said that global and national level investors would soon come here and invest. “There will be local development on all fronts,” he said.

The chairman of PSC said that dreams of Prime Minister Narendera Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah will be fulfilled visa-vis Kashmir. “Modi led government will be investing millions of rupees for development. Green field projects will come in a big way,” he said.

He said that today MoS PMO Dr Jitendera Singh and MP Dr Farooq Abdullah also attending the meetings. “Normally ministers doesn’t attend such meetings, but it was good to have them on our side,” he said.

The Rajya Sabha MP said after Covid-19, the committee was constituted for the first time. “If you search globally, you can’t see any place like Kashmir, but this place has been lagging behind on development. In Kashmir there is everything except development,” he said.

He said that the committee discussed various subjects and got the feedback from various stakeholders and will apprise the Parliament. “We will go to Jammu also and meet various shades of opinion there too,” the chairman PSC said.

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Army man found dead under mysterious circumstances at Badami Bagh, Sgr

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(Asian News Hub) – An Army man was found dead under mysterious circumstances inside Badami Bagh cantonment Srinagar on Friday.

Official sources told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a 24-year-old soldier of Kilo Force identified as Signalman Anuj Singh of Banka, Bihar was found dead inside Badami Bagh Cantonment, Srinagar on Friday afternoon.

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Meanwhile, police has registered case in this regard and investigation has been launched to ascertain the cause of death.

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It’s starlink satellite train in sky, no need to panic: ADGP Jammu

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(Asian News Hub) – Additional Director General of Police for Jammu zone, Mukesh Singh Friday said that starlink satellite train was seen over sky in areas of Jammu which people mistook as mysterious light of an aerial object and there was no need to panic.

ADG of Police, Mukesh Singh told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that starlink train of satellites have been seen in sky in areas of Rajouri and Poonch.

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“The mysterious light are of satellite of starlink train category, “said ADG Singh said.

Pertinent to mention here that Elon Musk starlink satellite train is a category of satellite which are often seen in the sky.

Earlier, on Friday evening, panic gripped in areas of Rajouri, Poonch and others parts of Jammu zone too after locals spotted mysterious lights in air. People mistook it as a drone while security forces were also put on high alert.

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Residential house gutted in Mamar blaze

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(Asian News Hub) – A residential house was partially gutted in a fire incident that broke out in Hariganiwan, Mamar area of Ganderbal district on Friday evening.

Reports reaching the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that the fire broke out in a residential house belonging to Qarisha Begum, wife of Late Muhammad Rafiq Kasana.

The firefighters and locals doused the flames and prevented the fire from spreading to nearby localities, witnesses said, adding that the residential house suffered partial damage.

Also Read: Mysterious light in air triggers panic in Rajouri, Poonch districts

One of the relatives of the fire victim told KNO that the property worth lakhs of rupees got damaged in the blaze.

The cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained, an official, meanwhile, said.

Meanwhile, the local villagers urged the administration to compensate the losses of the downtrodden family at the earliest.

Meanwhile, police have taken the cognizance of the incident and has started investigation into the matter.

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