Hotels used for quarantine by Kashmir administration paid not a penny

Hotels used for quarantine by Kashmir administration paid not a penny

Srinagar: It has been four months but the Kashmir administration is yet to pay the hotels which were used for quarantine of Covid-19 patients and suspects. Abdul Wahid, president of Kashmir Hotel and Restaurant Owners Federation, told Kashmir Reader that the administration used the services of 144 hotels for about two months to house Covid […]

Non-local labourers to be re-tested for Covid at district level

Non-local labourers to be re-tested for Covid at district level

Srinagar: The Kashmir administration has decided to re-test for Covid-19 at the district level all non-local labourers who have entered Kashmir and were screened at Jawahar Tunnel. The move comes amid growing speculation among people that non-local labourers have entering the Valley without undergoing Covid-19 test. Last week, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir PK Pole ordered in […]

SMC seals ‘illegal’ commercial complex in Amira Kadal

SMC seals ‘illegal’ commercial complex in Amira Kadal

SRINAGAR: Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Thursday sealed a commercial building being constructed at Hari Singh High Street in Amira Kadal. The SMC took the action after neighbouring shopowners sent a written complaint to the SMC commissioner that the building was being constructed in violation of norms. For nearly a year, the construction was going […]

Three brothers in downtown start online store Grofills

Three brothers in downtown start online store Grofills

Srinagar: During a time when every business is struggling to survive in Kashmir, three young entrepreneurs from downtown Srinagar have started Grofills, an online store. Products on Grofills range from food grains to snacks to cosmetics to pet supplies and stationery. A trio of brothers, Haseeb Khan, Ammar Khan and Shahid Khan, residents of Sada […]

Commercial complex in city centre being built illegally, neighbours complain to SMC

Commercial complex in city centre being built illegally, neighbours complain to SMC

Srinagar: Just a half-a-kilometre from the office of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), a six-storey commercial complex is being built “in open violation of rules, against a court’s stay order” at Amira Kadal in city centre Lal Chowk, a complaint sent to the SMC Commissioner as well as to the Srinagar Deputy Commissioner says. “It is […]

‘By next week’, 25,000 non-local labourers will enter Kashmir

‘By next week’, 25,000 non-local labourers will enter Kashmir

Srinagar: Amid an upsurge in Covid-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir, about 25,000 non-local brick kiln labourers are going to arrive in the valley from various states to resume their work. Labour Commissioner Kashmir Abdul Rashid War, the officer who is monitoring the movement of labourers, told Kashmir Reader that by the end of next […]

By next week’, 25,000 non-local labourers will enter Kashmir

By next week’, 25,000 non-local labourers will enter Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Amid an upsurge in Covid-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir, about 25,000 non-local brick kiln labourers are going to arrive in the valley from various states to resume their work. Labour Commissioner Kashmir Abdul Rashid War, the officer who is monitoring the movement of labourers, told Kashmir Reader that by the end of next week, […]

Govt shuts down, puts on sale J&K’s major industries

Govt shuts down, puts on sale J&K’s major industries

SICOP, JK Minerals, JK Industries closed down, JK Cements to be privatised Srinagar: The Jammu & Kashmir administration’s decision to shut down many decades-old government-run industrial units, which offered employment to thousands of skilled and unskilled workforce, has outraged trade bodies, industrialists, and politicians alike. As per the order issued by Bipul Pathak, Principal Secretary […]

BJP’s Kashmir workers fear for their lives, Ram Madhav told

BJP’s Kashmir workers fear for their lives, Ram Madhav told

Srinagar: The killing of BJP’s Bandipora leader along with his father and brother, who also worked for the BJP, right outside their home and despite 10 personal security officers given to them by the government, has led to a sense of dread among BJP functionaries and party workers across Kashmir. Immediately after the killings, Maroof […]

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