Perilous roads consuming lives in Anantnag

ANANTNAG: Residents of Kandiwara village of Anantnag district blamed that the non-maintenance of roads by the R&B (Roads and Buildings Department) is a major cause of accidents in the area.  The government, residents alleged has neglected the roads in Kandiwara village and other areas leading to accidents. “Major cause of accident is either error of […]

RDD to create assets with active public partaking –Abdul Haq

ANANTNAG: Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Abdul Haq Monday said that Rural Development Department should aim at creating sustainable assets for the public with their cooperation . “It is the need of the hour that the officers of the department chalk out a remodeled plan taking into confidence the stakeholders of the respective […]

Dy CM chairs CSC meet on cadre review

JAMMU: The Cabinet Sub Committee (CSC) constituted for the cadre review of Administrative Services met here today under the chairmanship of the Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh. The members of the Committee including, Minister for Health and Medical Education, Chowdhary Lal Singh, Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb A Drabu, Minister for Education, Mr Naeem […]

Stresses effective monitoring of development works

JAMMU: The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) headed by Chief Secretary, B R Sharma Monday, in its 91st meeting gave forest clearance to various proposals to allow use of forest land for developmental purposes. The FAC reiterated the direction on minimum felling of trees, while Chief Secretary called on the user agencies to ensure plantation of […]

Army personnel slips into gorge, dies

SRINAGAR: A soldier deployed on the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district has died after slipping into a gorge. As per reports the incident happened on Sunday. “Sepoy Surinder of Rajput Regiment died after he lost balance and fell into the gorge during patrolling duty near the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar sector […]

AHROL Accuses Govt of Neglecting Lal Chowk

Srinagar:  Accusing State Government of failing to restore the pristine glory of historic Lal Chowk, the newly formed body ‘Association of Hotel and Restaurants Operators of Lal Chowk’ (AHROL) Monday said that due to the callous attitude of the successive government, the historic Lal Chowk in city Centre Srinagar has lost its sheen and there […]

ASI Camps in Jammu, Historic Budshah Tomb in Shambles

Srinagar:  Sultan Zain-ul-Aabideen, popularly known as Budshah in Kashmir wouldn’t have thought in his wildest dreams that the graveyard in which he will be buried will go to dogs one day and the government will even not bother to construct a wall around it. During the September 2014 floods destroyed the wall around Budshah tomb […]

Handicrafts Museum to come up near exhibition ground

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Mr. Asgar Hassan Samoon, today convened a meeting of officers of Revenue, Handicrafts, Tourism and Education Departments, to review restoration of 10 Kanal of land under an old educational institute near exhibition ground. Divisional Commissioner said that a Handicrafts Museum shall be developed at the said site while as the old […]

Gowhar Nazir’s murder: CRPF submits ‘nominal roll’

Srinagar: Central Reserve Police Force has submitted the list of its men with names and other details (Nominal Roll) before the Enquiry Committee probing the death of Engineering student Gowhar Nazir who was killed in CRPF action on November 7 at HMT Srinagar. Soon after the death, the government had ordered magisterial probe while Assistant […]

Modi’s Vajpayee Opportunity in Kashmir

As Kashmir prepares for the arrival of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 7 and address a rally at Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium, the media build up to it bears an uncanny resemblance to the visit to Valley of his towering predecessor Atal Bihari Vajpayee on April 17, 2003. In throes of militancy at the time, Kashmir […]