Mehbooba asks JKTDC to evolve new modules of tourist business

Srinagar—Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday asked the Jammu & Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation (JKTDC) to evolve new modules of tourist business for the optimal utilization of its assets. Chairing the Board of Directors meeting of the Corporation here today, the Chief Minister asked the JKTDC management to devise strategies for full utilization of its assets […]

Cooperative biz units to be commercially viable: Mir

Srinagar—Minister of State for Forest, Environment, Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Cooperative and Fisheries, Mir Zahoor Ahmad, Tuesday underscored the need for making all existing Cooperative Business units and Milk plants profitable and commercially viable. He also called for revival of poultry through cooperatives in the State of Jammu and Kashmir. Chairing a meeting with the […]

Market checking stepped up for Ramazan

Srinagar—According to the Director Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA), the department has put in place elaborate market checking measures to keep a check on profiteering, black marketing and hoarding during the holy month of Ramazan. For carrying out the drive effectively the district Srinagar has been divided into four zones wherein each zone is […]

Condemned commercial vehicle owners to submit RCs, Route Permits

Srinagar—In compliance with the High Court orders, all commercial vehicles having attained 25 years of age as on December 31, 2016 are deemed to be condemned. As such to Regional Transport Officer Kashmir has asked commercial vehicle owners to deposit papers of their vehicles. Accordingly, commercial vehicles having registration numbers under the series JKA, JKB, JKC, JKD, KMT, JKT and […]

Mehbooba for Rigorous Monitoring of Dev Projects

Srinagar—Two Maternity Hospitals of 200 bed capacity each would be made functional in the two capital cities of Srinagar and Jammu within a year or so even as work is apace on the three Medical colleges of Anantnag, Baramulla and Rajouri which is expected to be completed in two years. This was disclosed in a high […]

J&K Cadre IAS Officer Drowns in Delhi Pool

New Delhi—A 30-year-old J&K cadre IAS officer, who was to join duty in Srinagar today (Wednesday) drowned while rescuing a lady colleague here on Tuesday. “We were informed about a man drowning in the swimming pool of the (Foreign Service Institute in Ber Sarai) institute. He was rushed to Fortis Hospital where he was declared […]

Govt Shuts Schools, Colleges

Srinagar—Administration has declared that class work in all the educational institutions in Srinagar, Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama, Shopian, Ganderbal, Budgam, Kupwara shall remain suspended on May 31 (Wednesday) as a precautionary measure. In Budgam, class work in all Higher Secondary Schools and Colleges shall remain suspended, however the staff shall remain present in the institutions, whereas […]

Hurriyat Condemns Govt Curbs

Srinagar—Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik in a joint statement condemned the imposition of curfew & restrictions in Srinagar, Tral and other parts of Kashmir on May 30 to foil Tral Chalo. Castigating state administration for putting curbs on political activists, imposition of curfew and arresting Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Mohammad Yasin […]

Since July-2016,Schools & Colleges Have Been Shut On 60% Of Working-Days

[[{“type”:”media”,”fid”:”17772″,”view_mode”:”wysiwyg”,”instance_fields”:”override”}]] Srinagar—Every time her seven-year-old son returns from school, Rayeesa Akhtar, a young Kashmiri mother who lives in uptown Srinagar’s Bemina area, thanks God and prays for schools to remain open through the summer. Hundreds of thousands of parents across Kashmir share her worries–children including Akhtar’s son stayed home on 130 days last year, when […]

The stolen childhoods of Kashmir in pencil and crayon

Srinagar—These are pictures of loss of childhood and innocence. They speak about a violent world outside shuttered homes. They reveal the terrors of the present and the fears for the future. The colours are vivid. Red dominates, in blood and fire. Black is an ascendant colour, clouding the skies and scorching the earth. It’s not […]