Digital plans slow down in J&K as over 1,500 CSCs ‘useless’ out of 3,467

Digital plans slow down in J&K as over 1,500 CSCs ‘useless’ out of 3,467

Srinagar: More than 1,500 Common Services Centres (CSCs), created to deliver various digital services to people across Jammu and Kashmir, are reported to be defunct, even as people, especially in rural areas, are facing immense hardships to avail of services like Aadhaar and PAN cards in their respective areas. Under the CSC scheme launched by […]

Class 10 results announced, 63% qualify exams

Class 10 results announced, 63% qualify exams

Srinagar: The J&K Board of School Education (JKBOSE) on Tuesday announced the annual results of the 10th class exams with around 63 percent of students clearing them. Of the 69,056 candidates who participated in the exams held in November last year, 39,466 students were declared qualified by BOSE while 25, 542 students failed to secure […]

Air quality improving in Srinagar but pollution still excessive

Air quality improving in Srinagar but pollution still excessive

Srinagar: The Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations (CAAQMS) installed at five locations in Srinagar by the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) have recorded decreasing air pollution levels in the past four months, though they still remain above normal levels. As per the data recorded at the five monitoring locations — Rajbagh, Hyderpora, Dalgate, Jehangir […]

Only one bidder for smart city project, search to go on for another month

Only one bidder for smart city project, search to go on for another month

Srinagar: With the fourth extension on cards, the Srinagar Smart City project is struggling to even start. In the past two months, just a single firm has submitted its bid proposal to tenders floated by the Srinagar Smart City Limited (SSCL), a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) created to execute Smart City Projects. An official told […]

Rambagh flyover phase-I opening delayed again

Rambagh flyover phase-I opening delayed again

Srinagar: Dearth of labour and freezing temperature has delayed the opening of Phase-I of Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover, the date for which was set on December 31. The Alochi Bagh-Rambagh stretch, Phase-I of the flyover, is unlikely to be thrown open for vehicular movement for at least the next one month, officials told Kashmir Reader. The […]

I&FC proposes multi-crore project to restore Hokersar wetland

I&FC proposes multi-crore project to restore Hokersar wetland

Srinagar: After years of official indifference, the state government has finally woken up to preserve Hokersar wetland, the convergence point of tens of thousands of migratory birds in Kashmir. The makeover-project of around Rs 57 crore has been proposed to restore one of the most famous but neglected wetlands in Kashmir. Commissioner cum secretary, irrigation […]

SMC procures ADB-funded equipments for rusting at a junkyard

SMC procures ADB-funded equipments for rusting at a junkyard

SRINAGAR: Corrosion have eaten-up hundreds of hand-carts and cycle rickshaws that were procured by Asian Development Bank (ADB) three years ago for segregation of waste at source, as Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has failed to utilize them. Procured by Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA) under ADB funding of Rs 2.6 crore, some 1000 handcarts and 300 […]

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