Water,Water Everywhere…Missed Deadlines,Paucity Of Funds Clogging City Roads

SRINAGAR — Most areas here were Thursday inundated due to rainfall with officials blaming missed deadlines to fix the city’s faulty drainage system owing to paucity of funds for the mess. The rains caused severe waterlogging in the most parts of the city resulting in inconvenience to the public. The rains started early Thursday morning, bringing much […]

Salary of Animal Husbandry Top Brass Put on Hold

SRINAGAR — The salaries of the Commissioner Secretary and the Director Animal Husbandry Department Kashmir shall stand stopped if wages to a daily wager were not released within a week, the state high court said on Thursday.  The orders were passed by a bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey after hearing a petition filed by one […]

‘It Is Time To Move On’: MEA On Trump’s Remarks

NEW DELHI — India on Thursday played down the controversy over US President Donald Trump’s claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked him to mediate on the Kashmir issue, saying it is time to move on. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar asserted that India’s relationship with the US remains very strong. Trump had […]

HC To Invoke Polluter Pays Principle To Protect Gulmarg

SRINAGAR – Observing that Solid Waste Generation and its management in the Gulmarg area, a mountainous region, is extremely critical, Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Thursday hinted at making large companies including multi-national ones, manufacturing chips, biscuits and soft drink cans, partners in addressing the problem under well-established principle of ‘Polluter Pays’. “Both solid […]

Top Official Blames ‘Deficient Drainage’ For Water-Logging

SRINAGAR — Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Thursday visited various areas across the Srinagar city to assess the water-logging situation and inspect dewatering efforts following heavy morning rainfall in Srinagar. “Dr Shahid said water-logging as a result of rains throws a major challenge because of deficient drainage in the district adding that the […]

Measures Discussed To Prevent Harassment Of Women In Public Transport  

SRINAGAR — Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Thursday convened a meeting to discuss the issue of harassment of women in public transport.  The meeting discussed the measures that need to be taken to prevent it — like creating awareness about what constitutes harassment and taking prompt and strict action against instances thereof.  Members […]

Articles 35-A,370- Wait Till SC verdict: Omar To Centre

SRINAGAR — National Conference (NC) vice president Omar Abdullah Thursday said the Centre should repose its faith in the Supreme Court and refrain from bullying the people of Jammu and Kashmir with unwarranted threats of repealing articles 35-A and 370 of the Constitution. Addressing a party function at Eidgah in the city, the former Jammu […]

MMU Panel On Women’s Rights Meets At Mirwaiz Manzil

SRINAGAR — The members of the panel formed by Mutahida Majlisi-e-Ulema (MMU) to create awareness about women’s rights and issues across Kashmir held a meeting on Thursday at Mirwaiz Manzil under the chairmanship of MMU patron Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. The members from various NGOs, including women organizations which are part of the panel, also participated in […]

Kashmir in Fix

Kashmir in Fix

The Kashmir imbroglio is the bone of contention between India & Pakistan.Kashmir problem is posing grave threat to peace & stability in South-Asia.This 70 year old problem has consumed thousands of lives across the border.Various bilateral engagements have miserably failed to break the ice.Shimla agreement & Lahore declaration have not been able to diffuse the […]

Kashmir Golf Club In Srinagar To Be Thrown Open To Public

SRINAGAR – The Kashmir Golf Club here will be thrown open to the general public, including tourists, for a nominal membership fee to encourage the youth to take up the sport, officials said on Thursday. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting chaired by state Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam, an official […]

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