Flood or no flood, heritage sites face neglect

Flood or no flood, heritage sites face neglect

Safeena Wani Srinagar: Like most of the flood-hit infrastructure in the Valley, the iconic Budshah tomb complex awaits repairs. It also awaits the conservation befitting a protected historical monument, like a number of other neglected archaeological sites. In the last year’s flood, a portion of the royal graveyard was damaged. Barring patchwork, no substantial effort […]

New Delhi sanctions only 9 of 43 proposed cold storage projects

New Delhi sanctions only 9 of 43 proposed cold storage projects

SRINAGAR: New Delhi has sanctioned only nine of the 43 projects submitted to it by the state for establishment of cold storage facilities under the horticulture sector. The sanctioned Cold Atmospheric (CA) stores are sufficient only for 51,700 MTs of fruits, while the state faces a facility deficit for 2, 57,796 MTs produced annually. The […]

Army not allowing road construction in Uri village, say locals

SRINAGAR: The residents of village Churanda in north Kashmir’s Uri have alleged that the Indian army wasn’t allowing the state authorities to construct a road in the area. The locals said that the government, few years ago, had approved construction of nine-kilometer road link, connecting at least 260 families from the village to the neighboring […]

3 minor girls among 8 mauled by rabid dog in Tral

Bilal Habib Tral: At least eight persons, including three minor girls and three women, were mauled by a rabid dog in Dadsara area of south Kashmir Tral town on Monday. Locals told Kashmir Reader that the mad dog attacked and injured the eight people at Dadsara Tral area. They said that the injured included as […]

Meters installed in 80% auto-rickshaws, claims govt

Meters installed in 80% auto-rickshaws, claims govt

SRINAGAR: Fare-meters have been installed in 80 per cent of auto-rickshaws operating in the state, the Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution, Choudhary Zulfkar, said on Monday. “80 per cent metering has been done in auto-rickshaws as per the directions issued earlier. More initiatives are being taken to ensure accountability in providing better facilities […]

JK Bank’s president Mir given warm send-off

JK Bank’s president Mir given warm send-off

SRINAGAR: J&K Bank’s President Mohammad Amin Mir was on Monday given a warm send off on his retirement. He retired after serving in the bank for more than 33 years. Speaking on the occasion, Chairman & CEO of J&K Bank Mushtaq Ahmad hailed Mir’s contribution to the bank. Mir, while expressing his gratitude to the […]

‘Communal’ Lal Singh denied Muslim Kashmir a paediatric hospital, alleges KEA

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Economic Alliance on Mondaycastigated the government’s decision to shelve the constructing of a paediatric hospital in Srinagar accusing health minister Chaudhary Lal Singh of being “anti-Muslim.” In a scathing attack, KEA chairman quoted by chief spokesman, Siraj Ahmad said that Singh’s “wicked and cruel stand” on denying a sanctioned paediatric hospital to Kashmir […]

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