Vendor carts set ablaze at Soura

Vendor carts set ablaze at Soura

SRINAGAR: Half a dozen carts of street vendors were set on fire at Soura during stone pelting clashes between youth and government forces. While locals alleged government forces set the carts on fire, police denied the allegation and blamed the act on ‘miscreants’. Locals told Kashmir Reader that between 6:30 and 7pm, police which were […]

NC to meet Vohra, raise ‘unaddressed’ Srinagar issues

NC to meet Vohra, raise ‘unaddressed’ Srinagar issues

SRINAGAR: The National Conference (NC) on Saturday said it would call upon Governor N N Vohra to apprise him about the “discrimination and atrocities” against the people in Srinagar during the last three years of the former BJP-PDP government. Talking to reporters, NC general secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar said Srinagar’s unaddressed issues, its economic backwardness, […]

Study of J&K rivers to prevent flood approved in 2015 not started yet

Study of J&K rivers to prevent flood approved in 2015 not started yet

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir government’s unprofessional handling of a World Bank-funded project has deferred the ambitious study of the rivers Jhelum and Tawi meant to prevent floods in the state. Since 2015, the year when it was in-principle approved, the government has done more work in getting officers transferred than any serious follow-up on […]

Dredging work to prevent flood not enough

Dredging work to prevent flood not enough

SRINAGAR: Just four days of rain has exposed that the state government has not done effective work to prevent floods. In 2014, three days of rain led the river Jhelum to spill over all across Kashmir. This year, with much less rainfall, the situation was nearly the same. One of the government’s plans to prevent […]

PDP-BJP govt leaves behind unpaid contractors, unfinished roads

PDP-BJP govt leaves behind unpaid contractors, unfinished roads

SRINAGAR: BJP-PDP government’s blockade of macadam material and issuance of projects beyond the allocated budget are responsible for suspension of all state government funded road works for the past two months in the state. Ghulam Jeelani Purza, chairman of JK Contractors Coordination Committee, a conglomerate body of 25,000 contractors, told Kashmir Reader that macdamisation work […]

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