Kashmir unrest taking heavy toll on desilting of river Jehlum

Srinagar: The ambitious Rs 399 crore Jhelum dredging project to increase the depth of the river has been moving at snail’s pace as the dredging company which was tasked by the government has been unable to fully dredge the silt of river due to the current unrest in valley. However the Chief Engineer Irrigation and […]

‘Over 4 lakh employees ready to hit to roads’

Srinagar: Joint Coordination Committee of Government Employees Monday castigated state government for taking what they said “inhuman and undemocratic” measures to “suppress the voices of government employees”. JCC threatened to launch a state wide agitation against the incumbent government. “Are government employees not part of the society and have they no right to participate in […]

Kashmiri delegation takes up Malik’s imprisonment with UK Foreign Office

London: A high level Kashmiri delegation met with the head of Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Nicola Mock ridge, in London to bring to UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson’s attention to the case of illegal imprisonment of Kashmiri leaders in Kashmir and the deteriorating health condition of the incarcerated, JKLF chairman, Yasin Malik, whose kidney […]

CM reviews functioning Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department

Srinagar : Chief Minister,  Mehbooba Mufti, Monday chaired a meeting to review the functioning of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department and implementation of Electronic Public Distribution System (ePDS) project in Jammu and Kashmir. Appreciating the FCS&CA Department for its performance in ensuring uninterrupted supply of ration to the consumers even during the difficult […]

Karvan-e-Aman cross-LoC bus suspended

Srinagar: The weekly cross-Line of Control (LoC) Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) , was suspended today due to some political activities across the border. The bus will not operate today due to “ Youm-e-Tahsees” in POK, official sources told UNI. They said all the passengers who were […]

Traffic jams in Srinagar as situation improves in Valley

Srinagar: Massive traffic jams were witnessed in many parts of the city on Monday as more people defied the strike call given by the separatists. Serpentine queues of private vehicles could be seen in many parts of the city including Rambagh, Jawahar Nagar, Bemina, Batamaloo and Tengpora Bypass as people slowly began to pick up […]

Govt likely to enhance retirement age of SKIMS doctors

Srinagar: State Government is likely  enhance the retirement age of doctors working in Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) from 62 to 65 years. Reliable sources told news agency CNS that the decision in this regard will be taken by the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who is also chairperson of SKIMS Governing Body in a […]

 ‘Govt to convert Old Lower Court complex into heritage site’

SRINAGAR:  Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Law & Justice, Abdul Haq, today said that the State Government is mulling to convert the old Lower Court complex at Court Road here into a heritage site. During his visit to the area, the Minister said that a team would be constituted that would assess the […]

Er Rashid’s Secretariat Ghearo foiled

Srinagar: At least 12 protestors were injured when police used force to disperse AIP’s secretariat Gherao march near civil secretariat against terminating services of 22 employees from police and civil administration. In a statement issued to KNS, defying strict police restrictions, hundreds of protestors led by AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Er Rashid gathered near […]

Congress calls on Guv, Pitches for ‘credible’ dialogue with stakeholders

Srinagar: Stating that the state government has miserably failed to normalize the situation in Kashmir, the state Congress chief, G A Mir on Monday pitched for ‘credible and meaningful’ dialogue with all the stakeholders to address the Kashmir issue. Mir was addressing a presser after a delegation of state Congress unit called on Governor N […]

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