Rains dip temperature in Valley

MeT predicts more rains in next 24 hours

SRINAGAR: Rains lashed plains while upper reaches in Kashmir Valley received a fresh spell of snow on Thursday. However, the 300 km long Srinagar-Jammu highway was through for traffic. According to weatherman Sonam Lotus, Gulmarg received snow while elsewhere rains lashed the Valley. He predicted light to moderate rain and snowfall across Kashmir in next […]

11,068 km roads cleared of snow across Kashmir, says MED

SRINAGAR: The Mechanical Engineering department of Kashmir said that it has cleared 11,068 kilometersof roads of snow across Kashmir valley recently. As per the officials figures available with Kashmir Reader, 3715 km of roads of snow has been cleared from three districts of the centre Kashmir. In Srinagar, 1180.25 kms of road of snow has […]

Central Kashmir’s Mechanical dept lack manpower to clear snow

Central Kashmir’s Mechanical dept lack manpower to clear snow

SRINAGAR: Central Kashmir’s Mechanical department is facing shortage of operational and maintenance crew to operate equipment’s for clearing snow along arterial roads in central Kashmir. While trained drivers are retiring from services, the department is engaging its casual labourer- who incase of any mishap would not get enough compensation. While officials maintain that casual employees […]

Children’s Day not celebrated in Valley amid uncertainty

SRINAGAR: Children’s Day was not celebrated in Kashmir Valley due to the present conditions prevalent since August 5 when Article 370 was revoked. Children’s Day is celebrated on November 14 across India to increase awareness about children’s rights, care and education. It is held every year to pay tribute to India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal […]

Heaps of snow on sidewalk in Srinagar causing inconvenience to commuters

SRINAGAR: A heaps of snow along the sidewalks at various locations in Srinagar city is causing inconvenience to the commuters, who say it is difficult to walk and may result in injury. Deeba Jan, a college student, said that it has become very difficult to walk on the sidewalks due to heaps of snow. “The […]

Kashmir journos protest internet ban

Kashmir journos protest internet ban

SRINAGAR: Journalists on Tuesday staged a sit-in to mark 100 days of internet ban that has severely hit media in Kashmir. Scores of journalists from different media organizations assembled here in premises of Kashmir Press Club to protest against blanket ban on internet on all platforms. The ban continues since August 5 when the government […]

Houseboat sector hit by shutdown

Owners urge for promotion

Houseboat sector hit by shutdown

SRINAGAR: The continuous shutdown has hit houseboat sector, with owners saying they are suffering losses after the government issued advisory followed by lockdown in wake of abrogation of Article 370. Houseboat is one of the important part of the tourism sector in Kashmir valley. Both foreign and non-local tourists prefer them over hotels because of […]

Khojee Diger prayers prevented

Govt forces seal routes, fire teargas

Khojee Diger prayers prevented

SRINAGAR: Police on Friday prevented people from offering traditional Khojee Diger prayers at the shrine of Hazrat Naqashband Sahib (RA) in Srinagar. Every year, on 3rd Rabbi-ul-Awal, thousands of people assemble to offer Asr prayers at the shrine in Khawaja Bazar. The congregational prayers were introduced by Hazrat Kawaja Mohiuddin (RA) 400 years ago. All […]

Kashmir transporters lose Rs 12 lakh daily

Kashmir transporters lose Rs 12 lakh daily

SRINAGAR: The valley transporters have suffered losses of over Rs 12 lakh daily since August 5 when the government abrogated the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. The transporters are observing spontaneous shutdown across Kashmir with almost all the bus stands wearing a deserted look. At Parimpora KMD bus stand at Srinagar, over hundreds of […]

Shutdown intensifies on EU MPs arrival in Kashmir

Stone throwing at several places in Srinagar

Shutdown intensifies on EU MPs arrival in Kashmir

Srinagar: An intensified shutdown was witnessed Tuesday in Srinagar and other areas across Kashmir as a group of European Union parliamentarians arrived here on an unofficial visit. The European Union office in India has distanced itself from the visit of the parliamentarians facilitated by the Indian government. Stone throwing clashes erupted at several places as […]