All ready for simultaneous elections to Parliament, state assembly

All ready for simultaneous elections to Parliament, state assembly

SRINAGAR: The state election office is ready to hold simultaneous polls for Parliament and state assembly in Jammu and Kashmir, whenever orders from Election Commission of India (ECI) come in this regard, Chief Electoral Officer J&K Shailendra Kumar told Kashmir Reader on Friday. “Dates for the elections are fixed by the ECI, and if it […]

Hokarsar dazzles with hospitality, hosts 2 lakh more migratory birds

Hokarsar dazzles with hospitality, hosts 2 lakh more migratory birds

SRINAGAR: On the periphery of Srinagar, Kashmir’s second-largest wetland, Hokarsar, has this year served as life-saver for two lakh additional migratory birds who could not get down at the nearby Shalbug wetland, where constriction work is going on. The Hokarsar wetland is spread over nearly 13 sq km of land and hosts nearly 4.5 lakh […]

SMC’s waste segregation scheme floundering since inception

SMC’s waste segregation scheme floundering since inception

SRINAGAR: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has utterly failed at the task of ensuring segregation of waste at source, the first step in the municipality’s scheme of solid waste management. Segregation of waste at source is meant to separate bio-degradable and nonbiodegradable substances at the household level. This will not only reduce the amount of […]

Faesal ready for polls, but keeps cards close to chest

Faesal ready for polls, but keeps cards close to chest

SRINAGAR: After quitting Indian bureaucracy “in protest” over “unabated killings” in the Valley, IAS officer Shah Faesal, on Friday, said that he can’t play in the hands of ‘deep state’ because he has “enough qualification to defeat them”. “In fact I can use them, but deep state cannot use me,” said Faesal, at his first […]

Srinagar’s ‘elected’ corporators more a problem than solution

Srinagar’s ‘elected’ corporators more a problem than solution

SRINAGAR: Elections in which hardly anyone voted have brought to the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) “elected” representatives, or “corporators”, who have, in the two months since they have been in office, only hampered and disrupted whatever work was taking place. Staff and officials of the municipal corporation told Kashmir Reader that the main problem they […]

KCCI seeks govt action against attacks on Kashmiri traders in Shimla

KCCI seeks govt action against attacks on Kashmiri traders in Shimla

SRINAGAR: Condemning the recent attack on Kashmiri traders in Shimla, the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) on Tuesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take note of the incident and asked J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik to depute a special team to go to Shimla to assess the traders’ losses. Speaking to reporters […]

Triple Talaq bill attack on Muslims: Mehbooba

Triple Talaq bill attack on Muslims: Mehbooba

SRINAGAR Six months after the BJP divorced her party, PDP, to end their coalition government in Jammu & Kashmir, former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti called a press conference at her residence on posh Gupkar Road to lambast the BJP for its efforts to criminalise instant divorce by triple talaq among Muslims. “The Triple Talaq bill […]

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