Wullar lake is biggest dumping site, Conservation Authority clueless on remedies

Wullar lake is biggest dumping site, Conservation Authority clueless on remedies

Bandipora: Situated in the Bandipora district of North Kashmir, Wular Lake, considered the largest freshwater lake in Asia, is also internationally significant according to Ramsar convention, due to its biodiversity. However, neglect has brought ruin to the lake even after the inception of the Wular Conservation and Management Authority (WUMCA) in 2012. Funded by the […]

HC orders removal of 200 illegal structures in Parimpora

HC orders removal of 200 illegal structures in Parimpora

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has ordered the removal of about 200 illegal residential structures at Barthana Parimpora in the outskirts of Srinagar city. Hearing a petition, a division bench of Chief Justice Badar Durez Ahmad and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey directed the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar to submit action-taken report by July 26. […]

Asrar Murder Case: Recoveries verified, items found missing

Asrar Murder Case: Recoveries verified, items found missing

Srinagar: The recoveries in the sensational murder of a city boy Asrar Mushtaq Dar in 2009 by his two friends were verified in a subordinate court on Thursday. The prosecution as well as the defense counsel checked the list of items recovered by the police in the presence of investigating officer, Muzaffar Ahmad. The list […]

Private schools demand doing away with archaic class VIII board exams

Private schools demand doing away with archaic class VIII board exams

Srinagar: National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA), the largest amalgam of private school associations in India on Thursday suggested the Jammu and Kashmir Government to remove board examination for class VIII  from the academic calendar of education. Talking to reporters, President NISA Kulbhushan Sharma said that J&K is the only place in India where class VIII […]

Quash clandestine appointments in NIT during 2016 unrest, demand employees

Quash clandestine appointments in NIT during 2016 unrest, demand employees

Srinagar: Non-teaching staff at National Institute of Technology (NIT) on Thursday held a protest demonstration in the lawns of the deemed university. The employees were protesting against the present administration and accused them of working against the interests of the employees. The protesting employees said that there was no mechanism to redress the grievances, the […]

Sopore boy goes missing

Sopore boy goes missing

Sopore: A 13-year-old boy from Warpora village of Sopore has gone missing on Wednesday evening from his home. The kid’s parents have sought help from the people to trace their son. Sources said that Zahid Tariq Bhat son of Tariq Ahmad Bhat went missing late in the evening. His uncle said that they tried to […]

Streetlights go dysfunctional soon after installation at Pattan

Streetlights go dysfunctional soon after installation at Pattan

Baramulla: The street lights installed by the local municipal committee in Pattan town of north Kashmir went dysfunctional a week after the installation causing severe public resentment. Locals said that last week municipal committee Pattan installed street lights in the town for illumination. However half of the installed lights went dysfunctional indicating their poor quality. […]

Srinagar boy drowns at Pahalgam

Srinagar boy drowns at Pahalgam

SRINAGAR: An 18-year-old youth from Srinagar drowned to death in River Lidder while taking a selfie at tourist resort Pahalgam where he had gone for picnic along with his friends on Thursday, police said. SHO Pahalgam Tanveer Ahmad told Kashmir Reader that Haseeb Jeelani, son of Ghulam Jeelani, a resident of Safakadal, Wanganpora Srinagar was […]

Has Tasaduq Mufti taken over as proxy CM: NC

Has Tasaduq Mufti taken over as proxy CM: NC

SRINAGAR : National Conference on Thursday asked Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to clarify if her brother, Tasaduq Mufti had taken over as the “proxy chief minister” of the state, and asked the government and the Chief Secretary to clarify under what administrative authority was Tasaduq “summoning senior officers, Principals and HODs to his meetings”. “The […]

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