Hangul population reduced to 186

Hangul population reduced to 186

JAMMU: Terming  the  status of Hangul as ‘critical’, the Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday informed  the legislative assembly that the population of Hangul [Kashmir stag ] has declined to 186 as per the latest 2015 census. The minister for Forest, Environment and Ecology Choudhary Lal Singh informed the House that the state animal Hangul,  […]

Govt expedites completion work of e-PDS

Govt expedites completion work of e-PDS

JAMMU: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affair (FCS&CA) Choudhary Zulfkar Ali Monday stressed on need for strict implementation of Government orders, and warned of strict actions against errant officials. Speaking during a review meeting, the Minister said that holding review meetings should serve a purpose. “The desired results should be achieved after the […]

‘Rationees lists publicised to seek feedback’

JAMMU: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Choudhary Zulfkar Ali on Monday said the government has taken steps to address the apprehensions among the people regarding irregularities in rationees lists by making these public to get regular feedback from the people. Replying to a question by Yasir Reshi in the upper house, the […]

HOUSING SURVEY DEMAND: 76648 beneficiaries identified in 25 towns

JAMMU: Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh on Monday said the Housing Survey Demand (HSD) in 25 cities/towns of the state has been completed in first phase under Prime Minister’s Awaas Yojna (PMAY-HFA- Urban Mission) and 76648 beneficiaries were identified for covering under Beneficiary Lead Individual House Construction Component of the scheme. Replying to a […]

Govt to set up boarding schools for orphans

JAMMU: Minister for Social Welfare and Tribal Affairs, Sajad Ghani Lone on Monday said the Government has taken various measures to ensure maximum public participation in the existing system where people can be involved in the process of monitoring of various welfare schemes. He said the Government has decided to constitute ‘Social Welfare Committees’ at […]

Post uprising, pro-India politicians picking up threads

Post uprising, pro-India politicians picking up threads

SRINAGAR: After being paralysed by the five-month-long 2016 uprising, pro-Indian parties in Kashmir have suddenly resumed their political activities to recover lost ground. “Due to the PDP-BJP government’s conduct and incompetence, people have started demonising the entire mainstream. The space for the mainstream politics of all parties has been squeezed. In south Kashmir, which is […]

Chakura-Malangpora road highly dilapidated

Chakura-Malangpora road  highly dilapidated

By Raashid Hassan Pulwama: The dilapidated condition of Chakura-Malangpora is causing immense trouble to the local residents who decry official apathy and step-motherly treatment to the area. Residents of Panzgam said that the road in the area is bumpy and dotted with potholes. “Due to the bad condition of the road, the transporters avoid plying […]

Rajpora residents demand reconstruction of flood-damaged bridge

Rajpora residents demand reconstruction of flood-damaged bridge

By RAASHID HASSAN PULWAMA: Inhabitants of Rajpora, Haal,  Shaadi-Marag, Nekas, Bellow and  adjoining areas of Rajpora are demanding speedy construction of a bridge on Kaen Nallah stream which was damaged in September 2014 floods. The residents told Kashmir Reader that they were facing hardships, particularly during rainy season while crossing a muddy diversion. The school […]

Lady dies in mysterious condition, 2-month baby rescued

Lady dies in mysterious condition, 2-month baby rescued

By Riyaz Bhat Srinagar: Police have recovered body of 30-year-old Nilofer Jan from her home in Pokhribal Amdakal area of Lal Bazar and rescued her two-month-old baby who was apparently hungry and shivering from cold. Nelofar, a mother of three, was taken to a doctor who declared her dead, police said. SHO Lal Bazar Tauseef […]