Rain brings soaring mercury down in Kashmir

Rain brings soaring mercury down in Kashmir

Highway open for traffic from both sides today SRINAGAR: Temperatures during both day and night fell across Kashmir Valley on Monday after a spell of rain that brought great relief to people from the heat that had touched record heights on Sunday. Deputy Director of the Met Centre Srinagar, Mukhtar Ahmad, told Kashmir Reader that […]

Srinagar records hottest day with mercury touching 35 degrees

Srinagar records hottest day with mercury touching 35 degrees

SRINAGAR: Srinagar and Kupwara on Sunday recorded the hottest day of the season with the mercury touching 35 degrees in Srinagar and 35.3 degrees at Kupwara. Meanwhile, the Meteorological centre Srinagar has predicted the widespread moderate to heavy rain for the next three days across Kashmir Valley. Deputy Director Met Centre Srinagar Mukhtar Ahmed told […]

Khag villagers seek early macadamisation of Gumboora-Hardu Surish road

Khag villagers seek early macadamisation of Gumboora-Hardu Surish road

BUDGAM: People from the various villages of the Khag Tehsil in Budgam demanded the Roads and Buildings (R&B) department to complete the macadamisation from Gumboora village to Hardu Surish road as the department has left the portion without macadamisation. The locals said that they are facing a lot of difficulties on a daily basis as […]

The wheel of time turns cruel for Kashmir’s potters

The wheel of time turns cruel for Kashmir’s potters

BUDGAM: Kashmir’s pottery, once famed and sought after, is now struggling to find takers as well as makers. Families that practised this work for generations suddenly find their new generation uninterested, one of the primary reasons being the lack of any secure income through this profession. Several families in Charan Gam village in Beerwah tehsil […]

More rain in Kashmir, but no more coming

More rain in Kashmir, but no more coming

Highway closed today for road maintenance SRINAGAR: Rains lashed Kashmir valley for the second straight day on Tuesday, keeping down the mercury that had risen to uncomfortable heights in the past week. Rain started in the night and continued in the morning in Srinagar and elsewhere, making people breathe a sigh of relief from the […]

Toddler falls in stream in Budgam, dies

Toddler falls in stream in Budgam, dies

BUDGAM: A 3-year old girl drowned to death in a small stream at Thajwader area of Khansahib Tehsil in Budgam district on Sunday. According to the SHO of the Police Station Khansahib the accident happened when her mother was washing the clothes close to the stream and unfortunately the child slipped into the small stream. […]

10-year-old boy dies after falling from tractor

10-year-old boy dies after falling from tractor

Budgam: A 10-year-old boy was killed on Tuesday afternoon after he met with an accident in Wanihuma village of Tehsil Beerwah in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. The deceased boy has been identified by the police as Aqib Hussain Ganie Son of Ghulam Mohammad Ganie, ten years of age Resident of MulaShulla area of Beerwah Tehsil. […]

Kashmir Agricultural Employees Association hold election

Kashmir Agricultural Employees Association hold election

Mushtaq elected prez, Sheikh as gen secy Budgam: Then Monday held elections for the posts of the president and General secretary in which Mustaq Ali Yatoo was elected as president and Fayaz Ahmad Sheikh was elected the general secretary for the Association. The two candidates including Firdous Ahmad Bichoo and Mustaq Ali Yatoo contested the […]

Budgam road macadamised under PMGSY in 2014, now in a shambles

Budgam road macadamised under PMGSY in 2014, now in a shambles

BUDGAM: People living in three villages in Khansahib tehsil in central Kashmir’s Budgam district are facing considerable difficulties because the Zagoo-Ringzabal road has not been macadamised in the last 7 years. Residents of the three villages – Zagoo, Kharian, and Ringzabal – told Kashmir Reader that it was in the year 2014 that the government […]