SMC fails to get segregator, project delayed by six months

SMC fails to get segregator, project delayed by six months

SRINAGAR: Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has failed to get a garbage segregator as a solid waste expert, who was supposed to install the machine has backtracked. New Delhi-based expert Dr SR Muley had proposed to SMC that he would solve the city’s long- pending problem of segregating waste by simply installing the segregator at Achan […]

SMC risked lives in Achan: official

SMC risked lives in Achan: official

SRINAGAR: Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has risked the lives of people living around Achan by open dumping of garbage, according to an official. SMC had adopted open dumping of garbage in November last year after it faced shortage of space at the land-fill site. An official of the corporation told Kashmir Reader that the SMC […]

Ganderbal is Valley’s most fire vulnerable district

Ganderbal is Valley’s most fire vulnerable district

SRINAGAR: With 142 fire incidents that claimed 20 lives and injured 54 people last year, Ganderbal is the most fire vulnerable district of Kashmir, the 2015 annual report of fire and emergency department showed. Reason: The district, with population of about 3 lakh souls, has only six fire stations to prevent fire incidents, said the […]

SMC’s waste-to-energy project delayed over PPA disagreement

SMC’s waste-to-energy project delayed over PPA disagreement

SRINAGAR: Differences over Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) between Jammu and Kashmir government and a company has delayed proposed project of converting waste into electrical energy in Srinagar city. The project was proposed by National Green Tribunal (NGT) to Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) almost a year ago to end the crisis of solid waste management in […]

Kashmiri businessman attacked in Russia critical, not dead?

Kashmiri businessman attacked in Russia critical, not dead?

SRINAGAR: Though Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj ‘confirmed’ the death of Muhammad Yasir – a Kashmiri businessman undergoing treatment after being attacked by goons in Russia a few days ago – in a tweet, there was some confusion since other reports quoted the man’s family saying he was critical but still alive. Earlier, it […]

Assailant attack: Kashmiri youth dies in Russia

Srinagar: A Kashmiri businessman who was undergoing treatment after being assaulted by unknown attackers in Russia few days ago, died on Wednesday morning, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said. The businessman identified as Yasir was hit by iron rods on his head by unidentified goons following which he was taken to Kazam Trauma Center […]

NC ready to drop autonomy demand if better alternative emerges: Omar

NC ready to drop autonomy demand if better alternative emerges: Omar

SRINAGAR: The National Conference (NC) on Thursday announced to embrace any other solution to Kashmir issue instead of restoration of internal autonomy that is the basic plank of its politics over the years. “We see the solution of Kashmir can be achieved through internal autonomy but we never said it is the ultimate solution”, former […]

High court to decide whether missionary schools answerable under RTI

High court to decide whether missionary schools answerable under RTI

SRINAGAR: The high court is currently hearing a case that will decide whether missionary schools in the Valley are public institutions liable to disclose their earnings and expenditure under the Right to Information Act. Omar Javid, an RTI activist, had in 2013 sought details of income and expenditure from missionary schools like Biscoe, Mallinson and […]

Instagram blocks image of pro-Pakistan slogan

Instagram blocks image of pro-Pakistan slogan

SRINAGAR: Instagram removed on Sunday Kashmir Reader photographer Faisal Khan’s image of a pro-Pakistan slogan on a wall in old city, days after Facebook blocked the account of noted Kashmiri cartoonist Mir Suhail for a cartoon on Afzal Guru anniversary and removing Bengali poet Kabir Suman post praising Afzal in a poem. The slogan, which […]