Payback time for BSNL as Kashmiris rush to restore landlines, clear dues

Payback time for BSNL as Kashmiris rush to restore landlines, clear dues

The death of Kashmir’s popular pro-freedom leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has worked well for the state-owned BSNL with people rushing to clear their pending dues. Only BSNL mobile phones and landlines were operational amid the ongoing two-day communications blackout in the Valley aimed to prevent protests or gathering of people for his funeral. For […]

Smart City plan to lay 4.58-km cycle track runs into Jal Shakti hurdle

Smart City plan to lay 4.58-km cycle track runs into Jal Shakti hurdle

Srinagar: A Srinagar Smart City project to lay a cycle track along the capital’s North-South Corridor has hit a bump after the Jal Shakti Department raised a red flag, withdrawing its NOC (no-objection certificate) for the project, though Srinagar Smart City Limited (SSCL) officials are hopeful of taking forward their project and completing its first […]

Bang in the Middle: Construction of the ZojiLa Tunnel

Bang in the Middle: Construction of the ZojiLa Tunnel

Called an ‘adit’ in tunnelling parlance, a horse-shoe shaped excavation in the middle will open up two passages in opposite directions The 14.2-km-long tunnel is to be dug 700 metres below the surface. The New Austrian Tunnelling Method for constructing the tunnel. Blasting by explosives inside the tunnel to carve out a horse shoe-shaped bi-direction […]

KR Special on World Veterinary Day: When India refused to accept discovery of a lethal virus in Kashmir

KR Special on World Veterinary Day: When India refused to accept discovery of a lethal virus in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: While confusion, and politics, prevails over the source of the novel coronavirus, 18 years ago a veterinary researcher here had to battle hard with the authorities to make them accept that a new virus had entered India and was killing bovine animals. Malignant Catarrhal Fever (MCF), a serious, often fatal disease that still affects […]