Hydropower projects either far from completion or not yet begun

Hydropower projects either far from completion or not yet begun

SRINAGAR: None of the hydropower projects envisaged during the Omar Abdullah-led government has been completed, with many of them having missed deadlines, reveals government information tabled on Monday in the state assembly. This delay is certain to dash the dreams of the government of achieving nearly 6000 MW of hydro power by 2021. Omar’s government […]

Silk factory building heritage: Archives department snubs JKPSC plans

Silk factory building heritage: Archives department snubs JKPSC plans

SRINAGAR: The Archives department of the state has snubbed the J&K Public Service Commission’s (JKPSC) proposal of meddling with the heritage a heritage building. Sources told Kashmir Reader that JKPSC had sought no objection certificate from Archives department for allowing them to use part of 100-year-old silk factory in Rajbagh as an examination centre, for […]

Indian government refuses to return invaluable artifacts stealthily taken away from Kashmir

Indian government refuses to return invaluable artifacts stealthily taken away from Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Rare Gilgit manuscripts which were taken away by National Archives of India (NAI) have not been returned to Jammu and Kashmir despite the passage of 70 years, and repeated requests made by the former Prime Minister Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah, and his predecessors. The government of India has also not returned Burzihama artifacts, preserved in […]

Rs 5500 Cr gas pipeline project fails to take off, J&K govt baffled

Rs 5500 Cr gas pipeline project fails to take off, J&K govt baffled

SRINAGAR: No time for the completion of the ambitious Bhatinda-Jammu-Srinagar gas pipeline project can be framed even six years after it was announced because one of the main companies entrusted with work has not been giving positive responses to the state government and the government of India (GoI). Choudhry Zulfikar Ali, minister for consumer affairs […]

Srinagar’s pollution levels now qualify for LPG filling station

Srinagar’s pollution levels now qualify for LPG filling station

SRINAGAR: Pollution levels in Srinagar have crossed the limit that qualifies the city for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) filling stations. LPG stations for the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir were proposed five years ago, but they were not put in place because the pollution levels did not rise above a certain point. Minister Chowdhary […]

50 years of subsidised kerosene to end this year

50 years of subsidised kerosene to end this year

SRINAGAR: The nearly 50-year-old kerosene subsidy started during the government of former Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Ghulam Mohammad Sadiq will be suspended by the end of this year. The end of the government-subsidised supply will add kerosene to the list of items for which such supply has already been suspended. Food Minister Chowdhary […]

Valley software entrepreneurs waiting for SIDCO’s ‘promised’ facilities

Valley software entrepreneurs waiting for SIDCO’s ‘promised’ facilities

SRINAGAR: SRINAGAR: Most of the facilities that Jammu & Kashmir State Industrial Development Corporation (JKSIDCO) had promised to software entrepreneurs four-years-ago have not been redeemed. JKSIDCO in 2013 had invited applications from software entrepreneurs for renting space in the IT towers at Industrial Complex Rangreth. In the application, it had promised parking space, two lifts […]

Kashmiri researcher develops technique for processing walnut shells into battery anodes

Kashmiri researcher develops technique for processing walnut shells into battery anodes

Srinagar: A Kashmiri researcher has developed a technique for converting walnut shells into carbon that can be used in batteries. The research done by Dr Wahid Malik at Indian Institute of Science Education, Pune, has found that the shells can produce high-quality carbon for the anode part of battery. According to Satishchandra Ogale, the supervisor […]

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