Will pursue Mufti’s vision of making J&K a model State: Mehbooba

SRINAGAR: Something which would give a massive push to the reconstruction and rehabilitation of infrastructure post 2014 floods in the State, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti formally launched the World Bank funded mega development project, US $ 250 million Jhelum-Tawi Flood Recovery project here today. The project was conceptualized and pursued by former Chief Minister, late […]

JK fails to generate solar power, despite having huge potential

Srinagar: Despite Jammu and Kashmir having second highest solar power potential in the country, the authorities has so far failed to harness this energy to meet the power requirement in the state. The government had formulated Solar Power Policy years back with the sole objective of promoting generation of green and clean power by using […]

548th birthday of Sikhism founder celebrated with religious fervor

Srinagar: Gurpurab, the birthday (548th) of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev was celebrated throughout Jammu and Kashmir with traditional religious fervour and enthusiasm on Monday. Amid chill, people belonging to the Sikh community, attired in colorful dresses, paid obeisance at Gurdwaras. The main function was held at Gurdwara Chatipadshahi in old city’s Rainawari […]

No heating arrangement in Kashmir hospitals, Patients suffer: DAK

Srinagar:  With the temperatures dipping below freezing point, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today said that patients in Kashmir hospitals face huge inconvenience due to lack of heating arrangement. President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said patients are shivering with cold as heating systems of hospitals are not yet operational. The heating systems […]

95% students appear in class 12 exam in 484 centres

Anantnag: Thousands of students Monday appeared in the annual board examinations in unrest-hit Kashmir, where life is reeling under a continued shutdown announced by separatists ever since a popular Hizb militant was killed in police action on July 8. According to reports 95% attendance was recorded in the incident free examination of class 12 on […]

Come Clean On Lower Classes: Pvt School Body to Govt

SRINAGAR:Private Schools’ Association of Kashmir has urged the government to clear its stand on the fate of classes 1 to 9 and class 11, as there is no communication from government whether they will hold examination for these classes or approve ‘Provisional Promotion’ declared by the Private Schools. The Association said that the private schools […]

Amid Rise In Mysterious Fire Incidents, Govt Caught Napping On Hospital Safety

Srinagar: Amid rise in mysterious fire incidents in restive Kashmir, the state government has been caught napping over the safety of hospitals in the Valley even as most such healthcare facilities are ill- equipped. Official sources said for the last  atleast five years, successive regimes failed to implement recommendations made by the Fire and Emergency […]

Day 129 :Youth Hit By SF vehicle Succumbs

Srinagar: A 21-year-old youth, who was seriously injured when he was hit by a security force vehicle in Srinagar last week, succumbed here this morning. Official sources here Monday said that Rizwan Ahmad, after battling for his life for over a week, succumbed to his injuries at a hospital this morning. Rizwan was hit and […]

Cold Sets In In Kashmir; Leh Coldest At -9.5 Deg C

Srinagar: Leh in frontier Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir was the coldest place in the state with the night temperature plummeting to minus 9.5 degrees Celsius. The cold has set in Kashmir as the minimum temperatures have dipped below the freezing point in most places in the Valley along with Ladakh region, MeT office […]

Wood Carving Among 272 Products Registered Under GI

New Delhi: Kashmir Walnut Wood Carving has been listed alongside 272 products registered as geographical indications since September 2003, according to a government data. The famous goods which carry this tag include Sangli raisins, Banaras metal repousse craft and Beed custard apple, Basmati rice, Darjeeling Tea, Chanderi Fabric, Mysore Silk, Kullu Shawl, Kangra Tea, Thanjavur […]

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