Status of Ongoing Dev Projects in Srinagar Reviewed

SRINAGAR: Minister of State for Housing & Urban Development, Asiea Naqash, today convened a meeting of officers of the R&B Department to review the status of ongoing developmental projects in the Srinagar City. The Minister sought details of the pending works in the City in general and the Hazratbal Constituency in particular. She asked the […]

Officer Checks Status of City Street Lights

SRINAGAR: Commissioner Secretary Power Development Department, Dheeraj Gupta, Tuesday night toured various parts of Srinagar to assess the power supply position and functioning of street lights in the City. The Commissioner Secretary visited Raj Bagh, Bemina, Dalgate, Boulevard, Foreshore Road and other areas alongwith Secretary (Technical) PDD, Chief Engineer EM&RE and other concerned officers of […]

CM Seeks Suggestions For Developing Livestock Industry, Minimizing Imports

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today asked the veterinarians and scientists of SKUAST to brainstorm on the status of livestock management in the State and suggest measures by which the dependence on import of mutton and chicken is reduced and Jammu & Kashmir achieves self sufficiency in this sector. Inaugurating a national symposium on livestock […]

GST Council Meet: Drabu takes stock of arrangements at SKICC

SRINAGAR: Minister for Finance Dr Haseeb Drabu today visited SKICC here to personally take stock of the arrangements made for the 14th GST Council Meeting. He was accompanied Commissioner Secretary Finance, Mr Navin Kumar Choudhary, Director Information, Dr Arun Kumar Manhas and other senior officers of the Finance, Information and other concerned Departments. The Finance […]

GST meet: Health bodies ask for Higher Tobacco Taxes

Srinagar: As the GST Council is all set to meet in Srinagar for its last meeting tomorrow, various health bodies have demanded for fixation of higher taxes on all tobacco products. Pertinently, the Council’s decision at tomorrow’s meeting will have a long lasting impact on the lives of India’s 275 million tobacco users.   Practically all […]

ICSC Inter-Group Cricket Tournament Basit’s 59 drives Yellows into the finals

SRINAGAR: Basit Ahmad scored 59 off 51 as ICS Yellows beat ICS Greens by six wickets in the first semis to make it to the finals of Islamia College of Science and Commerce Inter-group Cricket Tournament played at the college ground on Wednesday. Basit innings was instrumental in helping Yellows to scale down a target […]

Zonal-Level Inter School Tournament:City Middle school Doda takes U-14 kho-kho title

SRINAGAR: A three-day Zonal Level Inter School Tournament organised by Department of Youth Services and Sports ended Wednesday with around 250 students participating in various disciplines, a statement from the government’s information department said. Volley Ball, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Wrestling, Athletic, Badminton and Chess were among various disciplines where players in the age group of under […]

Clashes During ‘Crackdown’, Many Hurt

Shopian: Several people were injured during intense clashes between government forces and protesters in Heff-Shirmal area of Shopian on Wednesday. Residents alleged that government forces thrashed the family members of militants during cordon and search operation in the village, a report denied by police. CNS quoting eyewitnesses reported that shortly after government forces laid siege […]

Are Crackdowns Back?

Srinagar: Cordon-and-search operations are back in Kashmir after 15 years, the state police chief said on Wednesday, as a sharp rise in the number of local youth joining militant ranks forced security forces to change their anti-insurgency strategy in the valley, according to a report in the Hindustan Times. Though the biggest cordon and search […]