Social media ban is over

Social media ban is over

Srinagar: After a period of a month, the government on Friday lifted the ban on social media in Kashmir. Home secretary RK Goyal confirmed that the ban stands revoked. The government had banned 22 social media networks including Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Youtube for a month in Kashmir valley. Telecom service providers were  directed to […]

HC directs govt to constitute dental council in 2 months

HC directs govt to constitute dental council in 2 months

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed the state government to constitute State Dental Council within two months in accordance with the rules. The direction was passed by a single bench of Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar while disposing off a petition filed by Dr Javid Iqbal Qanungo and three other qualified dentists, seeking court’s […]

Shutdown, protests again on Mehbooba’s visit to Kelam

Shutdown, protests again on Mehbooba’s visit to Kelam

Mohammad Suhail                                                                                          Kulgam: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti visited Kelam village in Kulgam district on Thursday after more than six months and like her previous visit in December, a complete shutdown was observed in the area along with stone-pelting of government troops. Mehbooba also faced sloganeering from flood victims in the village, who asked her to […]

South Kashmir expecting 20 per cent increase in apple production

South Kashmir expecting 20 per cent increase in apple production

Mohammad Suhail Anantnag: After almost three years of a lean stretch, the apple growers in south Kashmir are expecting an increase of more than 20 per cent in their final produce. The south Kashmir region, comprising four districts, had a collective production of 7,71,000 metric tonnes in the year 2016, according to the planning and […]

PDP leader shot at in Srinagar

PDP leader shot at in Srinagar

Reader correspondent Srinagar: Suspected militants shot at and injured the ruling PDP’s block president at Barzullah area of Srinagar on Wednesday evening. Police sources said that the gunmen opened fire on the PDP leader Abdul Qayoom outside his residence at Barzullah at around 8:15 pm. Qayoom was rushed to SMHS hospital where his condition is […]

Tourist footfall nosedives but efforts on for revival

Tourist footfall nosedives but efforts on for revival

Mohammad Suhail SRINAGAR: Last year’s pan-Kashmir uprising following the death of Burhan Wani has had a significant impact on tourism into the Kashmir Valley, with tourist footfall having plunged by more than 55 percent, official records imply. According to tourism department statistics, tourist influx to the Kashmir Valley was steady up until June last year. […]

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