Bowing to public pressure, govt rescinds Srinagar Airport liquor shop

Bowing to public pressure, govt rescinds Srinagar Airport liquor shop

Srinagar: Following widespread outrage over the proposal to open a liquor shop at Srinagar Airport, the excise department on Thursday refused to grant it permission, prompting the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to cancel the tendering process. The AAI had floated tenders for the liquor shop, which would have served “branded liquor” to flyers in […]

Now, govt won’t issue license to liqour shop at Sgr Airport

Now, govt won’t issue license to liqour shop at Sgr Airport

Srinagar: The J&K government on Friday said that it won’t issue license for opening liquor shop at Srinagar airport. In a notification issued by the excise department, the director of the Srinagar aiport has been intimated that any process regarding opening of liquor shop be stopped. “… opening of liquor vend/shop at the international airport […]

Jhelum level lowest in two decades

Jhelum level lowest in two decades

Srinagar: The water level in Kashmir’s lifeline, the river Jhelum, is alarmingly low, the recorded level the lowest in the past more than two decades. Officials in the Irrigation and Flood Control Department say that the low water level has affected most of their water supply schemes. “The ongoing dry spell in the valley has […]

CS to stay for another three months

CS to stay for another three months

Srinagar: The incumbent JK chief secretary Bharat Bhushan Vyas will stay for three more months after he was granted extension on Thursday. A 1986-batch IAS officer, Vyas, appointed as the state’s chief secretary in April this year, was going to retire in November. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti made the recommendation for his extension two months […]