Hot and Cold

Since Kashmir’s development trajectory stalls at near-12-hour power curtailment per day, the figure remaining constant over three assembly elections, the tremendous heat said to be generated by electioneering this season could have been pumped into homes for badly needed warmth. Particularly when politics and political speeches are known to produce more heat than light. Though […]

To revive post flood tourism, government pursuing ‘reassurance’ plan across India

To revive post flood tourism, government pursuing ‘reassurance’ plan across India

SRINAGAR: To instill confidence among the tourists visiting the state and enhance their flow post floods, the government is pursuing a reassurance plan where in it is carrying out promotional campaigns across India. The State Tourism Department along with JK Tourism Development Corporation is presently carrying its campaign at India International Travel Mart (IITM) Hyderabad. […]

Tourism players call on CS

SRINAGAR: Representatives of various tour operator associations and hotelier clubs on Saturday called on Chief Secretary, Mohammad Iqbal Khandey, here at the Winter Secretariat. The representatives highlighted several issues confronting the industry post floods, seeking  early restoration of the damaged tourism infrastructure and rehabilitation of stakeholders, whose properties and business got affected due to the […]

Blast in Lal Chowk after 4-year lull

Blast in Lal Chowk after 4-year lull

SRINAGAR: Seven civilians including a minor boy and a CRPF officer were injured on Saturday in a grenade explosion at Lal Chowk. The grenade was thrown at Central Reserve Police Force personnel stationed in a bunker outside the gutted building of erstwhile Palladium Cinema but exploded at some distance away in a crowded lane, injuring […]

KCCI hails Arun Jaitely for extending IT return deadline

Srinagar: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Inc) appreciated the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely for accepting the request for extension of IT returns. In a statement issued here it expressed satisfaction over the move. It said that  Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad, President, KCCI had a meeting  with Union Finance Minister,  Arun Jaitly  at his […]

Almost all Congress candidates in fray tainted

Almost all Congress candidates in fray tainted

SRINAGAR: Notwithstanding the claims of transparency and fairness, almost all the candidates fielded by the Congress in the Assembly polls are tainted. Former education minister Peerzada Syed was found helping his foster son in the matriculation examination a few years ago.  He was also an accused in panchayat electrification scam. It was learnt that Omar […]

Modi’s Srinagar rally on Dec 08

SRINAGAR: The Bharatiya Janta Party Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would visit Srinagar on December 8 and will address an election rally at Sheri Kashmir Stadium. The BJP in its statement from New Delhi said, “The Prime Minister Narendra Modi is arriving Srinagar in the morning of the December 8 and will hold […]

DGP sanctions reward for 292 personnel for flood work

Srinagar: Director General of Police, K Rajendra Kumar Saturday sanctioned a cash reward of Rs.2.92 lakhs for different ranks of the force in view of their work during the devastating September floods. The decision was taken at a meeting of senior police officers held at Police Headquarters The police spokesman said that presiding the meeting, […]

Protests in Janbazpora after water tank fails test run

BARAMULLA: The residents of Janbazpora in this north Kashmir district Saturday staged a protest against the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department after the newly set up overhead water tank failed the test run. The protest erupted when the tank leaked the water through its walls during the test, forcing the authorities to declare the project […]

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