Cashless JK unable to pay transport charges

Cashless JK unable to pay transport charges

Nayeem Rather Srinagar: The government agencies that hired minibuses for official work during the recent Assembly polls in Kashmir are yet to pay the transporters. President New Kashmir Transport Federation (NKTF), Sheikh Mohammad Yousuf, told Kashmir Reader that Police, District Election Officers, and Road Transport Officers hired the passenger vehicles associated with the Federation. The […]

Taxicab drivers who served during floods still unpaid

Iqbal Kirmani SRINAGAR: Five months on, Jammu and Kashmir Armed Police is yet to pay the transporters it hired for enhanced mobility during the devastating floods in September last year. After floods damaged the vehicles of the force, the authorities hired services of the private transporters to run their routine operations. But five months later, […]

Delhi approves Rice Mill Clusters in JK

SRINAGAR: New Delhi has approved the proposal for development of Rice Milling Cluster in the state, the government said Friday. “The Government of India has approved the DSR proposal for development of Rice Milling Cluster,” an official handout issued here quoted the Managing Director SICOP R LTickoo stating in a meeting held in Jammu. The […]

Treasuries empty in JK, Vohra tells Jaitley

Treasuries empty in JK, Vohra tells Jaitley

Srinagar: Governor NN Vohra met the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi on Friday to seek special and additional financial assistance to bail the state government out of the current financial crises. The Governor apprised the Union Finance Minister that the state government continues to reel “under the burden of huge structural negative […]

Obama’s India visit was ‘a failure’: Malik

Obama’s India visit was ‘a failure’: Malik

Srinagar: JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik Friday termed the recent visit of US President Barak Obama to India as a “failure.” “Development, progress, and success in trade, commerce and economic activities can only prove fruitful in a peaceful and stable environment and to achieve such peace and stability, disputes like Jammu Kashmir need to be […]

Chillai Kalan ends on dry note

Srinagar: The upper reaches of Kashmir Valley will receive fresh snowfall while rains are likely to lash plains next week, the weather department said Friday, as the harshest 40-day period of the winter, ‘Chillai Kalan’, ends Saturday on a dry note. “From February 2 to 4, the weather conditions will remain bad. We are expecting […]

Delhi police and the fine art of framing Kashmiris

Wasim Khalid Srinagar: Liyaqat Shah is probably the only Kashmiri to have escaped the vice-like grip of Delhi police, although it took 21 months to prove that he had been framed in an elaborately orchestrated farce. Others were not so lucky. ‘Will they return 19 years of my life?’ Farooq Ahmad Khan was arrested on […]

In 9 months, Azad’s assets rise twofold

Srinagar: Senior Congress leader and former J&K Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, who seeks re-election to Rajya Sabha, has declared his personal movable assets worth Rs 1 crore, a twofold increase in last nine months. The former Union Health Minister, as per his latest affidavit, also has immovable assets worth Rs 75 lakh. In the […]

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