Mosques and shrines of Kashmir abuzz with prayers, unlike last year

Mosques and shrines of Kashmir abuzz with prayers, unlike last year

Srinagar: Unlike last year when they were confined to their homes, people in Kashmir valley marked the beginning of Ramadan on Wednesday with prayers and taraweeh at mosques, while adhering to Covid-19 SOPs. Last year the J&K government as well as the clergy had urged people to pray at their homes and avoid visiting mosques […]

R&B department awaits ‘clear weather’ to repair damaged roads

R&B department awaits ‘clear weather’ to repair damaged roads

Srinagar: While the majority of roads across Kashmir valley including in Srinagar city lie in broken and rugged condition, the Roads and Buildings (R&B) department is awaiting clear weather to begin repairing and black-topping the roads. The heavy snowfall and extreme freezing temperatures this year have caused substantial damage to most roads in Kashmir. The […]

Kashmiris worried about lack of testing at Jawahar Tunnel, say ‘outsiders’ bringing virus into valley

Kashmiris worried about lack of testing at Jawahar Tunnel, say ‘outsiders’ bringing virus into valley

Srinagar: Even amid an alarming resurgence of Covid-19 cases, a huge number of non-local labourers and tourists are perceived to be entering Kashmir regularly through road like a cakewalk, as no testing facility has been set up at Jawahar Tunnel, the gateway to Kashmir valley, as was done last year when the pandemic first broke […]

Summer power curtailment schedule to be out next week

Summer power curtailment schedule to be out next week

2 hour cuts in metered, 3.5 in non-metered areas: Chief Engineer Srinagar: Power curtailment schedule in Kashmir is expected to change from next week with Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Ltd (KPDCL) proposing two hour cuts in metered areas and 3 to 3.5 hours in non-metered areas. Currently, non-metered face 7 hours power cut while metered […]

Opening of Qazigund-Banihal tunnel delayed from March end to April end

Opening of Qazigund-Banihal tunnel delayed from March end to April end

Srinagar: The opening of the four-lane Qazigund to Banihal tunnel has been delayed by almost a month, with officials saying that some electrical as well as mechanical work is still left inside the tunnel. Earlier, the officials had said that the 8.5-km-long tunnel along the Jammu to Srinagar national highway was nearing completion and was […]

Re-registration won’t be done till vehicle record is checked for theft, crime, accident: RTO

Re-registration won’t be done till vehicle record is checked for theft, crime, accident: RTO

Srinagar: While a large number of vehicle owners go through a tough time in the re-registration process, the J&K Motor Vehicles Department is verifying the credentials of all such vehicles for any previous record of theft, crime or accident. Ikramullah Tak, Regional Transport Officer (RTO) Srinagar, told Kashmir Reader that following a huge number of […]

Militants kill policeman guarding BJP leader’s home in Srinagar

Militants kill policeman guarding BJP leader’s home in Srinagar

Burqa-clad militant seen on CCTV knocking on door; four militants involved in attack, two of them Srinagar youths, says IGP Srinagar: Militants killed a policeman guarding the residence of a BJP leader in Aribagh, Nowgam area of Srinagar, and fled with his service rifle on Thursday afternoon. As per police, militants fired at the police […]

Sales ‘down by 100%’ of pre-owned cars after ‘re-registration’ diktat

Sales ‘down by 100%’ of pre-owned cars after ‘re-registration’ diktat

Srinagar: With the government cracking its whip on non-J&K registered vehicles, hundreds of dealers and retailers of pre-owned cars in Kashmir have been left without any business, as they are finding no buyers for such vehicles. Last week, the Jammu and Kashmir Transport department ordered re-registration of all vehicles that were registered outside J&K. As […]

Widespread rain in Kashmir, but dry weather to follow

Widespread rain in Kashmir, but dry weather to follow

Traffic from both sides on highway today Srinagar: Several parts of Kashmir valley were lashed by rainfall on Monday while the weatherman predicted improvement in weather and no rain till this weekend across the valley. Earlier, the meteorological (Met) department had said that there was likelihood of wet spell across Kashmir valley between 28th and […]

Prayers for forgiveness mark Shab-e-Baraat in Kashmir

Prayers for forgiveness mark Shab-e-Baraat in Kashmir

Srinagar: Shab-E-Baraat, the revered night of forgiveness, was observed with religious fervour and zeal across Kashmir valley during the intervening night of Sunday and Monday. As soon as evening fell, religious places, graveyards and houses across Kashmir valley were seen lit up with candles and lights. People also visited the graves of their loved ones […]

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