Nepotism and unpaid wages rule at R&B dept, staffers allege

Nepotism and unpaid wages rule at R&B dept, staffers allege

SRINAGAR: ‘Away from the glare of conflict, nothing seems to be right at the Right River Circular Road division (RRCR) of the Roads and Building (R&B) department, Srinagar, located at Kaka Sarai. Spending a few hours at the division, talking to lower-rank officials and daily-wage workers, the impression that strongly emerges is more of a […]

Traders, transporters march against relocation of General Bus Stand

Traders, transporters march against relocation of General Bus Stand

SRINAGAR: All Traders Joint Coordination Committee, an amalgam trade bodies in Batamloo, Thursday took out a march to protest the J&K Government’s decision to shift the general bus stand to Parimpora. Traders and transporters are on strike since September 5 when the Srinagar Development Authority accompanied by Jammu and Kashmir police sealed the Batmaloo bus […]

HC seeks fresh list of public parks, gardens

HC seeks fresh list of public parks, gardens

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Thursday directed Director Floriculture to file fresh list of public parks and gardens. The court also directed that in case a response was not filed, the Director Floriculture should present himself before court. The report regarding parks/gardens, presented in court on Thursday, was rejected by the division […]

Anganwari workers to ‘intensify’ protest unless demands met

Anganwari workers to ‘intensify’ protest unless demands met

SRINAGAR: Dozens of their Anganwari workers on Thursday came to support their colleagues who are on a hunger strike in press enclave in Lal Chowk, pressing for humane wages and regularisation. Several of the workers were detained by police on Wednesday. Enraged, more workers were willing to join the hunger strike after the detainees were […]

AYUSH doctors absent from OPD for second day

AYUSH doctors absent from OPD for second day

SRINAGAR: For the second consecutive day on Thursday, scores of patients suffered due to the non-availability of doctors at Ayurveda Yoga and Naturopathy Unani Siddha and Homeopathic (AYUSH) unit in Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial (JLNM) hospital, Rainawari. As reported by Kashmir Reader, doctors were attending meetings and making preparations for the reception of a minister, leaving […]

Chief Justice inaugurates JK’s maiden e-court

Chief Justice inaugurates JK’s maiden e-court

SRINAGAR: In a move towards the digitization of judiciary, the first paperless e-court Srinagar (Wing) in the State was inaugurated today here at High Court Srinagar. The court will start functioning from Monday and will use digitized case records thereby bringing down paper and space required to maintain the records. Chief Justice of J&K High […]

Need for political engagement, reconciliatory approach: Mehbooba tells British envoy

Need for political engagement, reconciliatory approach: Mehbooba tells British envoy

SRINAGAR: British Deputy High Commissioner to India, Dr Alexander Evans called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here last evening. During the meeting they discussed overall political and economic situation in the State. The Chief Minister informed the visiting envoy of the need for a political engagement and reconciliatory approach with all stakeholders in the […]

Protesters block highway over water shortage

Protesters block highway over water shortage

Kangan: People of Ninhama in Ganderbal district Thursday blocked Srinagar-Leh highway for at least two hours at Bonibagh Kangan while protesting against PHE department for non-availability of drinking water in their village. Men and women assembled and sat on the highway chanting slogans against the PHE and administration. “We are facing acute shortage of drinking […]

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