Electricity supply in Kashmir this winter may well improve, if a project to enhance transmission load and speed is complete, as the power department expects, by the end of October. Muzaffar Mattu, Chief Enginee
The Jammu and Kashmir government is mulling to replace the worn-out drinking water distribution pipe lines in Srinagar city nearly 60 years after they were laid to supply water to the inhabitants.
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 […]
Nobody allowed to meet Wani family in Tral till 2pm
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, […]
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 […]
Drought conditions may not be over for Valley yet
A brief lull in three days of continuous rainfall made water levels in the roaring Jhelum come down on Sunday.
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 […]
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 […]