SMC Conducts Anti-Encroachment Drive

SRINAGAR — Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Tuesday conducted an anti-encroachment drive from Airport road Humhama to Rajbagh. The enforcement wing conducted raids under the supervision of Chief Enforcement Officer (CEO) Sufi Mohammad Akbar and cleared all the encroachments done by shopkeeper and street vendors from the entire stretch of airport road till Rajbagh area. […]

Dredging Of Doodhganga Diversion Channel Seen

SRINAGAR — Secretary, Public Health Engineering, Irrigation and Flood Control, (PHE, I&FC) Farooq Ahmad Shah, along with the District Development Commissioner, Budgam, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar, Tuesday inspected diversion channel of Doodhganga river at Peerbagh and took stock of possible measures to increase the carrying capacity of the channel. The 10- Km flood diversion channel starts […]

2 Drug Peddlers Arrested

SRINAGAR — Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested two drug peddlers and recovered contraband substance from their possession. According to a police spokesperson in a statement said two drug pedlars identified as Mohammad Arif Janjuwa son of Mir Hussain and Mumtaz Ahmad Janjuwa son of Bashir Ahmad Janjuwa, both residents of Manchikrand Uri Baramulla […]

SKIMS Employees Union Meets Governor’s Advisor

SRINAGAR — SKIMS Employees union under the chairmanship of Istiyaq Beigh Tuesday met Advisor BB Vyas at Church Lane here in Srinagar. In a statement issued here, the association said that the employees union called on BB Vyas and put before him long pending but genuine demands which include non-regularization of 179 casual labourers and pending […]

2 Absconders Arrested In Kathua, Rajouri

JAMMU — Two absconders were arrested in Kathua and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir, police said today. Taking a stringent action against the absconders, a team of police post Hatli arrested the absconder, identified as Gurcharan Singh, in Barnoti belt of Kathua district, they said. The accused was absconding since December 2012, they said, adding […]

Holding His Feet To The Fire

A photoshopped picture of Imran Khan has adorned my Facebook page for the last few weeks, which I am planning to remove. The frame is an election-time caricature shared by an irate friend. It shows Im­ran’s beaming face donning a general’s cap, which is placed over a judge’s wig. The message endorses the claim by […]

In J&K, Everyone Wants To Have A 'Cup Of Poison' With BJP

In a recent comment, Mehbooba said that having an alliance with the BJP was like having “a cup of poison”. When former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said recently that her father, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, had joined hands with the BJP as he had good relations with the central government when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the […]

How To Turn The Waste Crisis Into A Design Opportunity

You might never have heard of expanded polystyrene, but you’ve definitely used it. It’s the lightweight white foam used for everything from packing pea¬nuts to holding boxes of veggies at the supermarket. Expanded polystyrene (EPS) is versatile, waterproof, and surprisingly strong. Unfortunately, it’s also a night¬mare to dispose of. It fragments easily into many small, […]

Why No One Hear Sheds A Tear For Slain SF Men?

The release of Special Police Officer (SPO) Mudasir Ahmad Lone who was abducted from his house in Chankitar Village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district by Hizbul Mujahideen militants on Friday night has come as a big relief for his family members. With a video on social media in which Mudasir is being told by a […]

New Window Of Opportunity

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party chief Imran Khan to congratulate him on his election victory.  The PM, according to the MEA statement, outlined his vision of peace and development in the entire neighbourhood” in line with his government’s stated objective of “neighbourhood first policy.”  Modi has also expressed hope that […]