Electricity bills will double in J&K if discoms privatised

Electricity bills will double in J&K if discoms privatised

Srinagar: The Government of India (GoI) has begun the process of privatising power distribution in Jammu and Kashmir, a move aimed at reducing the government’s spending but which will make electricity twice as costly for the consumer. Two chief engineers of the J&K power department, who have served for two decades in various capacities, told […]

Kashmir trade bodies collectively appeal for govt help

Kashmir trade bodies collectively appeal for govt help

Srinagar: More than 30 trade bodies in Kashmir on Wednesday asked the Government of India to release a fiscal package to help revive business, which has been under distress for over ten months now, in Jammu and Kashmir. In a joint presser, the trade bodies said that their businesses have been suffering immensely since August […]

As doctors attend to Covid, OPD patients feel abandoned

As doctors attend to Covid, OPD patients feel abandoned

SRINAGAR: The closure of OPDs in Covid designated hospitals has left in the lurch patients who need regular check-ups for chronic ailments. Patients suffering from diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular problems have not seen their doctor for two-and-a-half months now, since the Covid lockdown began on March 22. Khateeja, a 70-year-old patient with diabetes, is one […]

NC rejects J&K Delimitation Commission, pulls out its MPs

NC rejects J&K Delimitation Commission, pulls out its MPs

Srinagar: The National Conference (NC) on Friday said that it will not participate in the delimitation commission formed by New Delhi for redrawing of assembly constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement, the NC said, “Participating in the delimitation commission will be tantamount to accepting the events of 5th August 2019. The NC is […]

‘I cannot ask for help because I have never done so’

Self-respect is preventing many people from seeking help even as the relentless lockdown brings them to the brink of destitution

‘I cannot ask for help because I have never done so’

Self-respect is preventing many people from seeking help even as the relentless lockdown brings them to the brink of destitution Srinagar: Neither the government nor philanthropic groups have been approached by those people who for the first time in their life find themselves without money or any means of income. A sense of self-respect and […]

Prices of meat, fruits skyrocket ahead of Eid in Srinagar

Prices of meat, fruits skyrocket ahead of Eid in Srinagar

Srinagar: Ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, prices of meat and fruits have risen so sharply that they have dampened the festive spirit of many people in Srinagar. Chicken, which two weeks ago was selling at between Rs 100 and Rs 120 a kg, was sold on Friday at Rs 190 in most of the markets in Srinagar. […]

Junaid Sehraie killed in encounter in downtown Srinagar

Junaid Sehraie killed in encounter in downtown Srinagar

Militant from Pulwama also killed, several houses damaged in Nawkadal’s Kanemazaar Srinagar: Junaid Ashraf Khan alias Junaid Sehraie, son of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehraie, was killed along with a fellow Hizbul Mujahideen militant from Pulwama, identified as Tariq Ahmad Sheikh, in an encounter with government forces in downtown Srinagar on Tuesday. The duo was […]

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