Slowdowns follow shutdowns: Frequent Internet blockades causing hardship to students, businesses

Slowdowns follow shutdowns: Frequent Internet blockades causing hardship to students, businesses

Srinagar: The frequent internet blockades in the Kashmir valley are causing huge losses to a wide cross-section of people including traders, businessmen, entrepreneurs and students. Speaking on behalf of the Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA), its president, Muhammad Yasin Khan, said that valley traders have so far suffered a huge loss of Rs 20 to 25 […]

SMC to upgrade 49 permanent pumping stations in city

SMC to upgrade 49 permanent pumping stations in city

Srinagar: With funding from the World Bank, Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) will upgrade 49 permanent pumping stations in the city. SMC officials said that the department is upgrading all the pumping stations. “Out of 80 permanent pumping stations in the city, 49 will be upgraded this year,” they said. They said the gradation is in […]

KCCI condemns Letpora attack, concerned about Jammu violence

KCCI condemns Letpora attack, concerned about Jammu violence

Srinagar: Amid tension and violence that broke out in Jammu city following the Letpora attack on CRPF bus, the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) has called for restoration of law and order in the division. In a press conference here, KCCI said it condemns the Letpora attack, in which more than 40 CRPF […]

NHM strike: Hospitals suffering, so are we, say protesting employees

NHM strike: Hospitals suffering, so are we, say protesting employees

Srinagar: The employees of National Health Mission including doctors and paramedical staff are on strike from last one month demanding regularization of their services and other benefits. The protest has led to near-collapse of health services, especially in rural areas in Kashmir. Chief spokesperson, J&K National Health Mission Employees Association, Abdul Rauoof said they had […]

Dried vegetables back in demand as fresh ones dry up

Dried vegetables back in demand as fresh ones dry up

Srinagar: The prolonged closure of the Srinagar-Jammu highway has made people in Kashmir search for traditional dried vegetables and fish. The demand has led to a surge in prices and many of the traditional winter food items are fast dwindling from markets. Dried vegetables that mostly include dried tomatoes (rugavan haches), dried brinjal (vaganhache), dried […]

We have full faith in judiciary: Asif Sultan’s family

We have full faith in judiciary: Asif Sultan’s family

Srinagar: Family members of journalist Asif Sultan, who was arrested from his home in Batamaloo Srinagar in August last year and two days ago charged with “harbouring militant” who killed a police constable, have termed the charges against him as baseless and fabricated. Speaking to Kashmir Reader, Asif’s father Mohammad Sultan said that he has […]

Highway closure escalating prices of essentials, people suffer

Highway closure escalating prices of essentials, people suffer

Srinagar: The frequent closure of Srinagar-Jammu highway has lead to shortage of essential commodities in the valley with escalated prices of many essentials including vegetables and fruits. Residents in Srinagar said that prices of potatoes, tomato, pea, cauliflower, and onion have increased by almost 40 percent. Ghulam Muhammad, a Srinagar resident, purchased tomatoes for Rs […]

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