JAMMU: As per notification issued by the Secretary, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CA&PD), the government has designated State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, commonly known as State Commission, as the State Food Commission for the purpose of exercising powers under section 16 of National Food Security Act-2013.
SRINAGAR: More than 5,000 dog bite cases have been reported at Kashmir Valley’s premier anti-rabies facility in just nine months of 2015, even as the authorities expect the actual number to be much higher. According to the data compiled by the Anti-Rabies Clinic at SMHS hospital here—the premier facility in Kashmir for the treatment of […]
SRINAGAR: The pro-freedom leaders on Tuesday appreciated Pakistan for sending a letter to United Nations Security Council to urge the world body for plebiscite in Kashmir. Pakistan’s UN Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi, in a letter to the Security Council president for the month of January Ambassador Elbio Rosselli of Uruguay, has requested the retention on the […]
Baramulla: Tourism in Kashmir has taken a hit due to persistent dry weather in winter. According to hoteliers at tourist destination Gulmarg, the tourist inflow decreased since the last month. “Our hotel was jam-packed with tourists last month, but the dry and hot weather has changed everything. Only a few tourists are visiting Gulmarg, because […]
Jammu: As the new government in Jammu and Kashmir should be in place by January-end, the BJP is likely to place a woman leader in charge of party affairs in the state to streamline coordination with coalition partner PDP, highly-placed BJP sources here said. “Now that the initial hiccups are over, the next Peoples Democratic […]
Srinagar: Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah has said that the “onus is on the Pandits” to make a comeback to the Valley. “They (the Pandits) have to realize one thing- nobody is going to come with a begging bowl and say ‘come and stay with us’, they have to make the […]
SRINAGAR: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday accused the Central government of not doing much for return of Kashmiri Pandits to the Valley. “Much was expected of the current government where all others were accused of paying only lip service but nothing changed,” Omar wrote on Twitter on the 26th anniversary […]
SRINAGAR: On the 26th anniversary of migration of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley, All Parties Migrant Coordination Committee (APMCC) on Tuesday announced a grand memorial to be set up for the community members killed since eruption of turmoil in the state. “APMCC has decided to pay tributes to all the martyrs of minority community of […]
Srinagar: Bilal Habib, Kashmir Reader’s Pampore correspondent, lost his grandmother on Tuesday. Azi Begum, wife of late Abdul Rehman Bhat of Namlabal Pampore, passed away after prolonged illness on late Monday night at SKIMS Soura, Srinagar. Kashmir Reader expresses grief over the demise, and extends heartfelt condolences to Bilal and his bereaved family.
SRINAGAR: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has termed as “bizzare and unprecedented” the delay in government formation in the state by the PDP-BJP coalition. “While the PDP has declared that the PDP-BJP ‘Agenda of the Alliance’ is a ‘sacred document’ and that PDP continues to be in awe of the BJP and […]