Govt begins implementation of Rs 1600cr WB-funded flood reconstruction program

Srinagar: The Government has kick-started the ambitious $250 million World Bank-funded flood reconstruction programme in the State with several projects being taken up for execution in the first phase. “Out of the total loan amount of Rs 1600 crore, projects worth Rs 220 crore have been taken up for execution in the first phase under […]

Er Rashid hits out at NC for double standards

Srinagar: Accusing National Conference leadership of adopting double standards and damaging Kashmir cause, AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Er. Rashid today said when Farooq Abdullah was criticizing RSS in Srinagar, Omar Abdullah was marching with another constituent of Sang Parivar, the Shiv Sena, on the streets of New Delhi. Er. Rashid said, “Had Omar Abdullah […]

RBI turn down proposal of restructuring of stressed loans

Srinagar: In a setback to the loanees of Kashmir valley, who could not recycle their accounts due to the unrest, The Reserve Bank of India has rejected the proposal for restructuring of stressed loans, sent by State Level Bankers Committee. Top sources told KNS that the communication was sent to Jammu and Kashmir government on […]

Omar takes a jibe at centre over exemptions made in demonetization scheme

Srinagar: Taking a jibe at center over exemptions made in demonetization scheme since it was rolled out, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah asked if anyone remember how many modifications were made in the last less than a week. “Does anyone remember all the exemptions/modifications that have been announced to the #demonetisation scheme […]

Rail run between Srinagar-Budgam resumes after four months

Srinagar: Rail service between Srinagar and Badgam in the central Kashmir track has been resumed this afternoon after successful trial run yesterday though the number of passengers was in two digits today. The rail service between Baramulla in north Kashmir and Banihal in Jammu region via Srinagar,  Badgam, Anantnag and Qazigund in south Kashmir was […]

Unscheduled power cuts irk Srinagar residents

Srinagar: Accusing Power Development Department (PDD) for ignoring their plights, Inhabitants of various Srinagar areas on Thursday demanded immediate redressal of the genuine grievances. The residents of various Srinagar areas including Habba Kadal, Fateh Kadal, Khanyar, Batamaloo, Sanat Nagar, Humhama and others alleged that since Darbar move, PDD has failed to provide them adequate electricity. […]

Illegal sand extraction makes Jehlum embankments breach prone

Srinagar: Irrigation and Flood Control Division Srinagar Thursday accused police of inaction against the sand mafia who according to the department has been extracting sand and soil illegally from LP Bund of River Jehlum from Malroo to Khajabagh and Panzinara. Assistant Executive Engineer I&FC Sub Division Eidgah had in a written complaint to police station […]

Day 132: 70-Year-Old Hit By Teargas Shell Loses Battle For Life

Srinagar: An elderly man who was hit by a teargas shell on 90-feet road Soura on November 2 died at SK Institute of Medical Sciences Soura last night, hospital authorities said. Septuagenarian Ghulam Muhammad Khan, a former president of Secretariat Employees Union had gone out for a stroll outside his house when a teargas shell […]

Another School Torched

SRINAGAR: Another government school was damaged in mysterious fire in the Kashmir valley, where more than 30 educational institutions were gutted since July 9, a day after Hizbul Mujahideen(HM) commander Burhan Wani and two other militants were killed in an encounter in Anantnag. A police spokesman said here this evening that fire broke out in Government […]

2 Arsonists Held In Central Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police has arrested two persons allegedly responsible for burning and ransacking two school buildings in central Kashmir district of Budgam. A police spokesperson here today said that Government School Habbar Lassipora in Budgam was set ablaze by unknown miscreants on October 27.  “The school suffered damages in this incident,” he said, adding […]

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