Waiting for Godot: Tale of hydro power projects in Kashmir

Waiting for Godot: Tale of hydro power projects in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Again the hydro power projects in Kashmir are facing delays, despite repeated assurances by the Jammu and Kashmir Government of speeding up work. The 2000 Mega Watts (MW) capacity plan of hydro power, which is already facing time overrun of five to eight years, is making no progress for the same reasons that existed […]

BJP fails to deliver on promise of filling vacant govt posts in J&K

BJP fails to deliver on promise of filling vacant govt posts in J&K

Srinagar: Three years ago, when the BJP withdrew from its coalition with the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir, it said that all vacant positions in the government will soon be filled with new recruitments. The BJP’s claim was based on the fact that it was ruling J&K through its appointed governor’s administration. Now, having the […]

PDP Foundation Day: Mehbooba raises bugle for fight against BJP, which she likens to East India Company

PDP Foundation Day: Mehbooba raises bugle for fight against BJP, which she likens to East India Company

SRINAGAR: On the foundation day of Peoples Democratic Party (PDS), its president Mehbooba Mufti took a jibe at its former coalition partner BJP as well as the Hurriyat for their politics in Jammu and Kashmir, on Wednesday. Addressing PDP leaders on the party’s 22nd foundation day, Mufti first equated BJP with the East India Company, […]

A Corporate Calamity: Since J&K’s power dept became a ‘corporation’, aggregate losses are worst in India

A Corporate Calamity: Since J&K’s power dept became a ‘corporation’, aggregate losses are worst in India

SRINAGAR: Privatisation of power sector across India has not been able to put an end to the commercial losses the government suffers in purchasing power. And Jammu and Kashmir, where, after the abrogation of the state’s special status two years ago, the power department was converted into a corporation with an aim to bring an […]

As lockdown eases, unemployment in J&K reduces, dramatically

As lockdown eases, unemployment in J&K reduces, dramatically

CMIE survey found 21% unemployment in Jan, but only 10.6% in June SRINAGAR: Finally, the employment avenues have begun to get better in Jammu and Kashmir with the easing down of the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. This is indicated in the unemployment rate which has declined since January this year when it was more than 20 […]

Observe Eid with simplicity: Grand Mufti

Observe Eid with simplicity: Grand Mufti

SRINAGAR: For the second consecutive year, people are celebrating Eid under the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic in Jammu and Kashmir. This will be another addition to the list of miseries that people have been facing here for many years now. The Eid namaz, one of the main components of the festival, will be held […]

Another Eid that doesn’t feel like Eid

Another Eid that doesn’t feel like Eid

SRINAGAR: Once again the buzz is absent in Kashmir Valley ahead of Eid ul-Azha. On Monday, the day of Dar-e-Arfa, two days before the Eid, when there used to be rush everywhere, the day passed like any other day. Lal Chowk and Zaina Kadal, the two busiest places in the capital during the festival, were […]

Advisory on swimming in water bodies after rise in drowning cases

Advisory on swimming in water bodies after rise in drowning cases

SRINAGAR: After back-to-back drowning incidents, the administration in Kashmir has restricted swimming at water bodies to prevent deaths. The move comes after more than five persons drowned in water bodies in the past few days. The disaster management department in its latest advisory has said that people should not venture out into the water unless […]

A boat through Srinagar being readied on the Jhelum

A boat through Srinagar being readied on the Jhelum

SRINAGAR: After nearly four decades, revival of water transport in Srinagar is on the cards. A Kashmir-based company has installed a 35-seater boat on the waters of the Jhelum to ferry passengers between Lasjan and Veer, a distance of over 14 kilometres. The service, which will be run by the tourism department, is currently working […]

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