Reader’s Nun Chai series on exhibition at Tufts University

Reader’s Nun Chai series on exhibition at Tufts University

SRINAGAR: This winter, for a period of more than a month, Cups of Nun Chai (salt tea), a series of articles by foreign artist Alana Hunt published in Kashmir Reader during the tumultuous times of the 2016 uprising, will decorate the walls of Tufts University, one of the premier higher education destinations in the United […]

City’s waste becoming an intractable problem

City’s waste becoming an intractable problem

SRINAGAR: Kashmir is heading towards a serious solid waste disaster as it does not have any efficient system and machinery in place that could tackle the growing waste generated in the valley. All there is are actions plans, with a hundred problems in implementation. According to government figures, waste generation in Kashmir Valley grows at […]

Deadline over, digitisation of land records in JK long way off

Deadline over, digitisation of land records in JK long way off

SRINAGAR: The slow pace of the ambitious digitisation of land records project in J&K continues to keep the residents at the mercy of Revenue officials. It has been more than a year for Srinagar resident, Daisy, trying to get revenue extracts of her property in old city. First, the concerned Patwari, who maintains land records, […]

Losses from snowfall to power sector, forests, poly houses

Losses from snowfall to power sector, forests, poly houses

SRINAGAR: Kashmir economy is still counting the losses from a day’s snowfall. Apart from orchards, Kashmir’s power department, forests, and floriculture sectors have also suffered losses. For the power department, the recent snowfall has led to a loss of nearly Rs 10 crore due to damage to power infrastructure in Kashmir Valley, officials said. Chief […]

Junaid Mattu is Srinagar Mayor, with BJP support

Junaid Mattu is Srinagar Mayor, with BJP support

SRINAGAR: Political turncoat Junaid Mattu was elected the Mayor of Srinagar on Tuesday, with support of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Peoples Conference (PC), and some Independents. Mattu secured 40 votes in the contest with Congress candidate Ghulam Rasool Hajam, who secured 26 votes in the 74-member Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC). The Congress had won most […]

Junaid Azim Mattu elected mayor of Srinagar Municipal Corporation

Junaid Azim Mattu elected mayor of Srinagar Municipal Corporation

Srinagar: Former National Conference spokesperson Junaid Azim Mattu on Tuesday was elected as Mayor of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC). Sheikh Imran, an independent was elected the Deputy Mayor of the SMC. Junaid Azim Mattu, councillor from ward No. 14, 18 and 65, had filed his nomination  for election to the post of Mayor as […]

Family of Ehtesham sinking into despair

Family of Ehtesham sinking into despair

SRINAGAR: Missing student Ehtesham Bilal is the only son in the extended Sofi family. He has three uncles, all of whom have a daughter each. Ehtesham also has a sister, who studies at a good school in Srinagar. In Kashmiri society, having a son is considered to be a blessing. But at the home of […]

Weather improves, stranded passengers rescued

Weather improves, stranded passengers rescued

SRINAGAR: After a brief but intense spell of rain and snowfall, weather has begun to improve across Kashmir Valley. Sonum Lotus, Director of the Meteorological department in Kashmir, said on Sunday that the weather will remain dry for the next seven days and there will be gradual increase in temperature. “There is no likeliness of […]

Damages repaired, but 3 more days needed in south Kashmir: PDD

Damages repaired, but 3 more days needed in south Kashmir: PDD

SRINAGAR: The Power Development Department (PDD) claimed to have restored electricity supply on Sunday to most of the affected areas in Kashmir where heavy rain and snow on Saturday had damaged transmission lines. Chief Engineer M&RE Hashmat Qazi told Kashmir Reader that except in Kulgam, Shopian and Anantnag in south Kashmir, all damaged transmission infrastructure […]

NC, PDP not perturbed by BJP in Kashmir

NC, PDP not perturbed by BJP in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Has the BJP, by hook or crook, managed to carve out space for itself in Kashmir by managing to win more than 100 municipal wards? The BJP believes so, but the two main political parties of Kashmir, both of which boycotted the municipal polls – PDP and NC – are confident that the BJP […]

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