Srinagar areas falling under BB cantt get property tax bills

Srinagar: Srinagar residents falling under the cantonment board Badamibagh have been receiving property tax bills in last couple of days. Many residents told Kashmir Reader that they were surprised to notice some unknown persons have dropped the bills at their entrances. “We didn’t saw anybody dropping the bill at our house, nor were we informed […]

Growers reluctant to carry out pruning

Growers reluctant to carry out pruning

SHOPIAN: Farmers in several areas in Kashmir haven’t been pruning their orchards after the devastating snowfall last week after their apprehension of losing on any government relief. The pruning of fruit trees is being done after the fall of leave. However, this year the trimming was yet to start due to delay in plucking of […]

More rains, snow this week, forecasts MeT

More rains, snow this week, forecasts MeT

SRINAGAR: After three days of dry spell, weather conditions are going to worsen in coming days across the Kashmir Valley, an official from the Metrological department said. The department predicted more rainfall and snow and dip in temperature from Thursday. The official told Kashmir Reader that the Valley will receive an intermittent rainfall on Tuesday […]

Snowfall aftermath: Apple stored at Shopian mandi damaged

Farmers slam authorities for failing to procure crop under MIS

Snowfall aftermath: Apple stored at Shopian mandi damaged

SHOPIAN: The season’s first snowfall has caused extensive damage to the apple stocked at fruit mandi Aglar in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, and the farmers here said they have suffered massive losses. The farmers had stocked their apple crop at the mandi stalls to be sold under Market Intervention Scheme (MIS), after the authorities have […]

Huge rush for plastic shoes to counter winter, waterlogged roads

Huge rush for plastic shoes to counter winter, waterlogged roads

SRINAGAR: The untimely snowfall in the valley has triggered a massive rush to purchase of winter specific plastic shoes (plastic), that are effective to deal with the snow and water logging. At several markets, particularly Batamaloo, several shopkeepers were busy in selling the product, while makeshift stalls too set along the roadside catered to customer […]

Heavy snowfall leaves 7 dead, massive damage to power infra, trees

Heavy snowfall leaves 7 dead, massive damage to power infra, trees

Srinagar: The season’s first major snowfall in the Valley left at least seven people dead in various incidents on Thursday, besides causing heavy damage to power infrastructure, trees and orchards. The 36 hours of incessant rainfall followed by massive snowfall started on Wednesday night and continued all day on Thursday paralyzing life in the Kashmir […]

Non-local beggars disappear from city

Locals take over

Srinagar: With the revocation of special status and splitting of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories, non-local beggars have disappeared from the city markets here. One cannot find a single non- local beggar on city streets these days, who usually would dot roads, markets, public parks and spots outside religious places. Most of the […]

Trucks halted, apples procured under MIS piling up in Shopian mandi

Trucks halted, apples procured under MIS piling up in Shopian mandi

Srinagar: Apple stocks procured under government Market Intervention Scheme are piling up at Fruit Mandi Shopian, after the government stopped movement of trucks in south Kashmir in the aftermath of attacks on truck drivers. The farmers have been facing tough times with no space left for new stocks at Fruit Mandi Algar in South Kashmir’s […]

J&K fails to implement ‘dry leaf composting’ under SBM

J&K fails to implement ‘dry leaf composting’ under SBM

Srinagar: The J&K government has failed to implement ‘Dry Leaf Composting’ scheme, one of the main components of Solid Liquid Waste Management (SLWM), under Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin (SBM-G). The schemes was launched on pilot basis at several places in Jammu division including at Samba, Akhnoor, Udhampur and Kathua after J&K was declared as Open Defecation […]

Prayers barred at Jamia Masjid for 13th week

BJP leader’s vehicle set ablaze in Kulgam

SRINAGAR: The government disallowed congregational Friday prayers at historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar for 13th consecutive week, even after the transition of J&K from state to Union Territory on Thursday. Government forces sealed all the entrances to the mosque on Friday. Heavy deployment of government forces were seen manning the streets and roads since morning […]

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