Govt bans sale of Ethephon in JK

SRINAGAR: The Horticulture Department has banned the sale of pesticide Ethephon in JK. The pesticide is widely being used as plant growth regulator and for ripening of fruits. “Keeping in view the hazardous and deleterious effects associated with the use of Ethephon on fruit and plant health, especially on apple, besides its harmful effects on […]

CUK Sans Campus, Pays Over 4 Cr Rent Annually

SRINAGAR: In absence of its permanent campus, the Central University of Kashmir, being constructed in Ganderbal, is paying a whopping amount of Rs 7 crore as rent for private buildings to run its academic and official activities. The university authorities are paying a whopping amount of Rs 4, 1088,804 every year to the owners whose […]

First Multilevel Car Parking Waiting for Inauguration

Srinagar: The state’s first semi-automatic multilevel car parking facility is just a cut-of–ribbon away as the JK Economic and Reconstruction Agency is waiting for Chief Minister’s nod to inaugurate the modern facility. The parking has been completed at the erstwhile KMDA at Lal Chowk here being tested for trail runs and shall be operational soon, […]

European delegation calls on Altaf; Discusses educational reforms in JK

  SRINAGAR: An European delegation today met Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari and discussed issues pertaining to the improvement in JK’s education sector. During the meeting, the head of delegation, Dr Mohammad Muqadam, a Cambridge Certified trainer from United Kingdom, exchanged various ideas with the Minister to bring positive change in the state’s […]

Kashmiri doctor to address Surgeon Congress

Srinagar: Noted laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgeon of Kashmir Dr Mushtaq Chalkoo will deliver a keynote talk on his innovation – Chalkoo Technique in Minilap Cholecystectomy – in world congress of surgeons in Kuala Lumpur. A fellow of the Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India and Fellow of the Indian Hernia Society, he teaches MBBS and […]

Dilapidated roads: Natipora-Nowgam traders observe shutdown

Srinagar: Dotted with potholes and uneven surface, the road from Natipora to Nowgam Bypass is taking a heavy toll on the commuters. The ugly condition of the road sparked a shutdown in dozens of areas here, while people alleged that Roads and Buildings department has been acting as mute spectator though the officials are being […]

Biryani, Kebab festival to begin at ‘7C’s Café n from Tuesday

Srinagar: One of the leading restaurants of Srinagar, 7C’s Café n Fine Dine, is going to throw open a ‘grand’ food festival “Biryani and Kebab Festival Season 3” from Tuesday. A food lovers favorite in Srinagar, the festival will be open from May 16 that would witness a blend of a number of varieties of […]

Govt pushing Kashmiri youth to militancy: Malik

Srinagar: Reacting to the news reports of a youth, Zubair Ahmad Turray joining armed struggle, Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik Monday said that from last four years he used to see the innocent young boy in central jail Srinagar incarcerated under the charges of stone pelting. “Every time his PSA […]

Punish Those Who Pushed Zubair to Militancy: MLA

Srinagar: AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Er. Rasheed today met Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and sought action against those police officers who committed atrocities against Zubair Ahmad Turray and forced him to take up arms.  Er. Rasheed asked Mehbooba Mufti that what Zubair has revealed is just one among hundreds of such untold stories. Er. […]

Rs 7 cr admin/ residential complex to come up at Pulwama: Drabu

SRINAGAR:  Minister of Finance, Dr Haseeb A Drabu, today cleared the proposal for construction of the Administrative Complex in Pulwama which will house all the major government offices scattered across the district.   During a review meeting of the developmental works in Pulwama district, Dr Drabu was informed that there is shortage of 21 office buildings […]