Tainted officer likely to be made boss of corruption-ridden JKPCC

Tainted officer likely to be made boss of corruption-ridden JKPCC

SRINAGAR: An engineer with a murky background is slated to take over as Managing Director (MD) of Jammu and Kashmir Project Construction Corporation (JKPCC), which recently saw its MD, Dilip Thusoo, removed on charges of corruption. Sources in the JKPCC told Kashmir Reader that Viqar Shonthu, who was directly inducted as General Manager (GM) in […]

Owner of damaged Karan Nagar building may be paid compensation

Owner of damaged Karan Nagar building may be paid compensation

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Police will recommend to the state government to pay relief to the owner of the building in Karan Nagar which was damaged in an encounter this week. Kashmir Range Inspector General of Police, SP Pani, told Kashmir Reader that an investigation has revealed that the owner had no involvement in […]

After 3 decades, top tourism group to visit Kashmir in March

After 3 decades, top tourism group to visit Kashmir in March

SRINAGAR: After executing a series of strategies for Kashmir tourism promotion in India, the Jammu and Kashmir Government is going to host nearly 700 Indian tourism players to lure more tourists to the Valley. The government, in collaboration with the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI), will bring tourism agents and aviation players from March […]

Department pins hope on ‘ATM-type’ ration card to plug corruption

Department pins hope on ‘ATM-type’ ration card to plug corruption

SRINAGAR: Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCSCA), the nearly seven-decade-old department selling basic commodities of life at affordable rates, continues to struggle with the project of issuing a permanent ration card, a move that can save money and make the process relatively hassle-free for employees and consumers. After every five years, the department issues […]

Tehsildar suspended for not attending RD function

Tehsildar suspended for not attending RD function

SRINAGAR: The government on Tuesday suspended Tehsildar Dooru for not attending the R-Day function at tehsil headquarters Verinag. Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan in an order suspended Muzaffar Malik with immediate effect and attached him to the office of deputy commissioner Anantnag. “Shri Muzaffar Malik, Tehsiladar Dooru with additional charge of Tehsil Verinag, was […]

Kashmir Ring Road bids have opened at last; NHAI evaluating offers

Kashmir Ring Road bids have opened at last; NHAI evaluating offers

SRINAGAR: The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), the executing agency of the ambitious Kashmir Ring Road project, has opened its bids after the project was in waiting for nearly six years. A top officer of the NHAI told Kashmir Reader on condition of anonymity that the technical bids were opened on January 30, in […]

Tremor shakes Kashmir; No loss of life or property reported

Tremor shakes Kashmir; No loss of life or property reported

Srinagar: A powerful earthquake measuring 6.2 magnitude on the Richter scale rocked Kashmir on Wednesday. However no loss was reported in any part of the state, according to the government. An official said a moderate intensity earthquake occurred around 12.36 pm with the epicentre in the Hindukush region of Afghanistan. The epicentre was located 265 […]

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