Sukhnandan directs for de-silting of flood spill channel

SRINAGAR: Minister for Public Health Engineering, Irrigation and Flood Control, Sukhnandan Kumar Choudhary Wednesday directed immediate de-silting of flood spill channel to avert any future flood threat to Srinagar and its adjoining areas. The de-silting of flood spill channel is being carried out by the Irrigation and Flood Control Department in a phased manner and […]

Complete renovation works within stipulated time, Kohli asks NHAI

SRINAGAR:  Minister for Transport Abdul Gani Kholi has asked the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and Border Roads Organization (BRO) to speed up pace of work on upgradation and maintenance of Srinagar-Jammu national highway. The Minister was addressing a meeting convened here Wednesday  to review the working of Transport Department with special focus on […]

Ansari sets 3 month deadline

SRINAGAR: Minister for Youth Services and Sports, Information Technology and Technical Education, Moulvi Imran Raza Ansari Wednesday directed district administration Baramulla to speed up developmental tempo in the district and ensure timely completion of all ongoing works within the stipulated timeframe. He also set three months deadline for completion of some important projects. The Minister […]

Start evening classes to augment intake capacity: Akhtar tells IUST

AWANTIPORA: Suggesting Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) to start evening classes on experimental basis, Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar Wednesday said the move will pave the way for such students to enroll for higher education who don’t get admission in educational institutions of the state due to paucity of seats.   He said […]

Nigeen Lake’s glory to be restored: Mir

SRINAGAR: Minister of State for Housing & Urban Development and PDD, Mohammad Ashraf Mir Wednesday said that tangible steps would be taken for conservation and beautification of Nigeen lake which is a major attraction for tourists in Srinagar. Speaking at an officer’s meeting after extensive tour of Nigeen lake, the Minister said the Government would […]

Govt to develop capital cities on modern lines: Dy CM

SRINAGAR:  Deputy Chief Minister, Nirmal Singh Wednesday  inspected the land fill site at Achan in the Srinagar city. He was accompanied by Commissioner Secretary Housing and Urban Development Department, Bipul Pathak, Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Tufail Ahmed Matoo, Commissioner Jammu Municipal Corporation, Soujanya Sharma and other senior officers. Interacting with the locals and officers at […]

Truth is alien to NC: Altaf Bukhari

  Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader and Minister for Public Works Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari Wednesday said that he does not need any political sermons from National Conference which remained totally “indifferent and apathetic” towards miseries and sufferings of the flood victims of Kashmir. Reacting to Nasir Aslam Wani’s “match fixing” remarks, Bukhari said […]

APDP stages protest against enforced disappearances

Srinagar: Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP), Wednesday held a silent protest in Srinagar against what it termed state and central governments’ “hypocritical approach” in tracing out their family members, subjected to enforced disappearance since 1989 across the state. The family members of disappeared youth, mostly females during their silent-sit in at Pratap Park […]

Tufail Matoo killing

THIC challenges CB investigation report Srinagar: Tahafuz-i-Haqooq-i-Insani Committee (THIC) has decided to stage a peaceful sit-in at Martyrs Graveyard Eidgah in Srinagar city today (Thursday) to commemorate  the fifth death anniversary of Saidakadal youth Tufail Matoo. The THIC in a statement castigated Crime Branch for its “shoddy” investigation and said this agency has sided with […]

Landlords yet to receive compensation, job

16 years on Srinagar: For past sixteen years, landlords all across Kashmir have received no compensation and the jobs for the land, acquired from them by the government for the construction of railway tracks in north, south and Central Kashmir. Scores of landlords amid rains staged a protest against the government and the Railway department […]

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