Rendered redundant, excise and commercial tax depts to set up R-day, I-day parade contingents

Srinagar: The government does not want the excise and commercial taxes departments to stay idle now that the GST (Goods and Services tax) has rendered them redundant. The departments have been asked to establish parade contingents for Republic Day and Independence Day functions. Apart from this, cricket and football teams that would participate in tournaments […]

Gold worth Rs 60 lac stolen from HDFC lockers in Srinagar last year

Gold worth Rs 60 lac stolen from HDFC lockers in Srinagar last year

Srinagar: Above two kilos of gold ornaments deposited by clients as mortgage for loans have been stolen from the HDFC Bank’s Rajbagh branch in uptown Srinagar. The report of the theft was registered with the police last year. So far, no arrests have been made. Station House Officer Rajbagh, Ghulam Mohiudin, said that a case […]

Geelani appoints son as patron of Sopore school, chairman quits

Geelani appoints son as patron of Sopore school, chairman quits

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani has appointed his younger son Naseem Geelani as patron of Unique Educational Institute, Sopore. The move has created a bad feeling among villagers and the school management in Geelani’s hometown, Dooru. The Unique Educational Institute is run under the management of a trust, the Falah-e-Millat Educational Society. Naseem’s […]

Reasons for boycott include ‘shroud thieves’

Reasons for boycott include ‘shroud thieves’

Sebdan (Budgam): The residents of Galwanpora village in Sebdan, a few kilometres from Srinagar, remember the exact number of votes National Conference and PDP got during 2014 assembly elections—545 and 280. The figures are quoted precisely to announce an affinity with elections. This time around, not a single resident turned out to vote. “Vote travith […]

Troops on duty wonder at Kashmir and themselves

Troops on duty wonder at Kashmir and themselves

Srinagar: Paramilitary forces guarding pooling booths were bemused by the public boycott of the parliamentary election in Srinagar constituency. Inside most of the booths, the troops were making enquiries as to the reason behind the boycott. One CRPF trooper who was sitting on stairs had a different question. “Kab sudhrega ye Kashmir? (When will this […]

Poll day eve looks like a military drill

Poll day eve looks like a military drill

Srinagar: At 9:30pm on Friday, the government forces manning an election booth at SP higher secondary school in the heart of Srinagar’s Lal Chowk were extra vigilant, patrolling the area and keeping watch on passersby. The alertness was prompted by the protests in Nishat area after a vehicle carrying CRPF soldiers for election duty hit […]

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