After postponing several such events that had been planned earlier, both in Srinagar as well as New Delhi, a day-long event has been organised on November 27 to showcase business opportunities in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. The event, titled “Kashmironomics”, will be held at a hotel in New Delhi. It will be addressed by Piyush Goyal, Union minister for railways and commerce and industry, and Smriti Irani, Union minister for textiles and women and child development. It has been billed as an event for “ushering in hope, reform and prosperity to Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh”.
Priyanka’s faux pas moment
Congress general secretary in charge of Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (pictured) recently faced her own Gautam Gambhir moment on social media. On her Twitter handle, she shared a video showing a farmer purportedly lying unconscious following a brutal cane charge by the police in UP’s Unnao district. The cops had taken action against a group of local farmers protesting inadequate compensation for land that had been acquired for the Trans Ganga City project. The state government soon released the full video, which showed the man first pretending to be unconscious and then running away quickly. Last heard, the video had been removed from Vadra’s Twitter handle.