ECI, state govt in no mood to set the election ball rolling in Kashmir

ECI, state govt in no mood to set the election ball rolling in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Despite killing of nearly 200 insurgents in 2017, which is seen as an achievement for restoring the ‘lost peace’ in the Kashmir Valley, there is no likelihood of conducting elections in Anantnag parliamentary constituency overdue panchayat and local urban bodies. An official in the electoral office, on the condition of anonymity, told Kashmir Reader […]

Alarm sounds for Narkara wetland as govt plans to turn it into site for city’s IIM

Alarm sounds for Narkara wetland as govt plans to turn it into site for city’s IIM

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has planned to eliminate another wetland from summer capital Srinagar that was helping to prevent uptown areas from receiving surplus flood water, reveals a government document. Narkara, a permanent and deep wetland that safeguards Hyderpora, Barzulla, Peerbagh, Natipora, Bemina, Sanatnagar, Bulbulbagh, Baghat, Gangubug and Rambagh from surplus floods water […]

Will Srinagar International Airport ever live up to its name?

Will Srinagar International Airport ever live up to its name?

SRINAGAR: It is the twelfth year since the Srinagar Airport was granted international status, yet it does not operate international flights because the Government of India (GoI) has not given it permission. Only during the 40 days in a year when Muslims go for the Hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, international flights operate from Srinagar […]

Boatman recalls Indira Gandhi’s last stay in Kashmir houseboat

Boatman recalls Indira Gandhi’s last stay in Kashmir houseboat

Srinagar: Four days before India’s first woman prime minister, Indira Gandhi, was assassinated by her guards outside her residence in New Delhi 33 years ago, Srinagar’s Ghulam Rasool Siah, a famous houseboat owner, received a call from the then director tourism Mohiuddin Shah. He asked Rasool to keep his houseboat ready as Gandhi wanted to […]

Power cuts return as infrastructure upgradation still incomplete

Power cuts return as infrastructure upgradation still incomplete

Unmetered areas to face 6-hour power cuts daily Metered areas to face 3-hour cuts PDD says power consumption increased to 1,600 MW SRINAGAR: The government of India (GoI) schemes for providing uninterrupted power supply throughout the year have once again failed to achieve their goal in Kashmir, and the Valley is likely to face long […]

Traders, civil society cold on talks with interlocutor

Traders, civil society cold on talks with interlocutor

SRINAGAR: A meeting for seeking opinion on whether to hold talks with Government of India (GoI)-appointed former spy chief Dineshwar Sharma has received a cold response from trade bodies and civil society members. The meeting was called by the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), a conglomerate of various business organisations in the Valley, […]

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