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Days after Indian government repealed Article 370, transforming Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh into Union Territories, Carnival Cinemas have announced venturing into the Valley. A multiplex chain, Carnival Cinemas plan 30 screens across Jammu and Kashmir and five more in Ladakh region.The Indian government abrogated the Indian Constitution’s Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

While addressing the nation for the first time since the abrogation of Article 370, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the glorious cinematic days will return to Jammu and Kashmir once normalcy is restored in the state after the new steps taken by his government.There were times when most of the Bollywood films seemed incomplete without incorporating the beautiful picturesque landscapes of Jammu and Kashmir. A number of romantic duets and dance sequences were shot there, he said addressing the nation.

Another side Welcoming government’s move of scrapping Article 370, Medanta hospitals chairman Dr Naresh Trehan on Friday said that he was ready to invest in Jammu and Kashmir once the situation normalises.”Kashmir does not have good hospitals except two-three government hospitals. After the repeal of Article 370 and Article 35A, there is a possibility that we can cater better healthcare facilities to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.,” Mr Trehan was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

“Let everything settle there, many of us are ready to establish hospitals there. People of the state should get healthcare facilities like rest of the country has,” he added.Mr Trehan said special status to the state had made it almost impossible to establish a hospital in the state.”Since there was a closed system in place, it was impossible to build hospitals there,” he said.

The chairman also said that the government move has thrown open the opportunities of employment which will ultimately benefit the people of the state.”Healthcare is a big employer. A single bed in a hospital creates six direct and seven indirect jobs. If we built a 2,000-bed hospital, 34,000 jobs would be created. It has a very good multiplier effect,” he said.


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