Civil society group slams JV proposal for Ratle project

Civil society group slams JV proposal for Ratle project

SRINAGAR: J&K Socio-Economic Coordination Committee (JKSECC), a new amalgam of 27 civil societies, Wednesday asked the Governor led administration to scrap its decision regarding formation of a joint venture with some central PSU for execution of Ratle Hydro power project. Talking to reporters, Hameeda Nayeem, one of the members, said that it was “sinister design” […]

Woman entrepreneur stakes claim in KCCI’s male bastion

Woman entrepreneur stakes claim in KCCI’s male bastion

SRINAGAR: A young woman Kashmiri entrepreneur who revived Namda, the traditional Kashmiri rug, is contesting as the only woman for a seat in the 21-member executive committee of the Valley’s premier business body, the Kashmir Chamber of Industries and Commerce (KCCI). If she wins, Arifa Jan will be the second woman to be part of […]

‘Grievances’ being addressed more under Governor’s rule than previous govt

‘Grievances’ being addressed more under Governor’s rule than previous govt

SRINAGAR: A comparison of the Governor’s administration in Jammu and Kashmir and the former PDP-BJP government shows that the former has been more effective than the latter in addressing public grievances. Since mid-June when Governor’s Rule was imposed in the state, the administration has disposed of more than 20,000 grievances out of the 21,000 it […]

Prompted by 2014 floods, two men volunteer to teach swimming

Prompted by 2014 floods, two men volunteer to teach swimming

SRINAGAR: Two Physical Education graduates, who observed lack of swimming skills among people in Kashmir during the 2014 floods, have volunteered to impart the life saving skill to enthusiasts. Riyaz Wani and Abid Bhat arrive at the Nigeen Lake banks, every morning, in summers, to train aspiring swimmers, which include youth as well as elderly […]

Body of man shot dead in Khanyar sent to Kupwara

Srinagar:  The dead body of Abdul Ahad Ganie, who was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Monday evening, was handed over to his family on Tuesday for last rites. The body was sent to Kupwara after police conducted post-mortem at the control room Srinagar, a police official told Kashmir Reader Tuesday. Ahad, a resident of […]

Injured trekker rescued, body of bureaucrat yet to be retrieved

Injured trekker rescued, body of bureaucrat yet to be retrieved

SRINAGAR: An injured person was rescued on Saturday but the bodies of two civilians, one of them a bureaucrat, have still not been retrieved from a crevice into which the three persons fell while trekking in the mountains in Pahalgam. The trio on Friday evening were coming down from the 4,500-meter-high Kolahoi Glacier when they […]

SC verdict on gay sex unacceptable: Muslim, Hindu, Sikh leaders in J&K

SC verdict on gay sex unacceptable: Muslim, Hindu, Sikh leaders in J&K

SRINAGAR: Be they Muslim, Hindu or Sikh, religious heads and leaders in Kashmir Valley have unanimously rejected the landmark verdict of the Supreme Court that scrapped Section 377 – a 158-year-old colonial law – to de-criminalise consensual gay sex. Only one Kashmiri activist, Aijaz Bund, has welcomed the verdict, a lone voice coming out in […]

Study claims bacteria found in Dal Lake can eliminate pesticide

Study claims bacteria found in Dal Lake can eliminate pesticide

SRINAGAR: A team of researchers from SKUAST K and few other universities have found two types of bacteria mainly in the Dal Lake, which they said can help eliminate a certain pesticide from the environment. The research team included Imtiyaz Murtaza, Bushra, Sageera Showkat, Omi Laila, Sumra Majid and Neyiaz A. Dar from the Sher-e-Kashmir […]

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