People welcome a train after it emerged from Asia’s second-longest railway tunnel during a trial run in Banihal—PTI

People welcome a train after it emerged from Asia’s second-longest railway tunnel during a trial run in Banihal—PTI

People welcome a train after it emerged from Asia’s second-longest railway tunnel during a trial run in Banihal—PTI

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In Gurez, at the upper edge of northern Kashmir Valley, a serene calm prevails along the Line of Control. The undulating rhythms of the Kishanganga river that rolls through bowl-shaped valleys surrounded by the Himalayas on all four sides put Switzerland to shame.

Besides controlling food inflation, the most challenging task before Narendra Modi is to create jobs for millions of young men and women, some of whom were responsible for his resounding victory in the elections. It is one thing to promise jobs and another to actually create them.