Tonnes of compost earns SMC not a single penny in 10 years

Tonnes of compost earns SMC not a single penny in 10 years

Srinagar: In the past ten years, tonnes of mineral-rich compost were created at the Achan dumping site where a waste-to-compost plant was set-up in 2007. But neither was any compost sold to anyone nor a penny earned from it in all these years. Sources in the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) told Kashmir Reader that the […]

Guv accepts Andrabi’s resignation, nominates Tassaduq as MLC

Guv accepts Andrabi’s resignation, nominates Tassaduq as MLC

Srinagar: Governor NN Vohra on Friday accepted the resignation of Syed Farooq Andrabi as Minister of State for Hajj and Auqaf. He also nominated Tassaduq Mufti as Member of Legislative Council (MLC), against the seat available for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Council. Party sources said that Tassaduq, the brother of Chief Minister […]

DSEK plans to introduce nine new subjects at Class 12 level

DSEK plans to introduce nine new subjects at Class 12 level

Srinagar: Buddhist Studies, Fisheries, and Mass Communication are among nine new subjects that the Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) has proposed to introduce at the higher secondary level across Kashmir. Official sources in the department told Kashmir Reader that the proposal has already been finalised and will soon be sent to the government for […]

Does watching TV serials lead women to evil, Women’s Commission asks people

Does watching TV serials lead women to evil, Women’s Commission asks people

SRINAGAR: The Jammu & Kashmir State Commission for women have sought responses and opinions from general public on whether watching soap operas lead Kashmiri women to commit evil deeds. This commission asked the question on its Facebook page after it received suggestions “from some men”. “During one of our awareness (programmes), some men suggested to […]

8 months ago, too, army had shot dead a civilian in Kralopra

8 months ago, too, army had shot dead a civilian in Kralopra

Srinagar: Just like it did today, eight months ago the police in Kralpora was quick to lodge a case of murder against army soldiers for killing a civilian, Mohammad Yousuf Bhat, on April 27. What happened to that? A relative of the victim, requesting that he not be named, said, “So far, there has been […]

A boy’s killing at Batamaloo, a family’s suffering ever since

A boy’s killing at Batamaloo, a family’s suffering ever since

Srinagar: There once was a fast food stall by the roadside at Batamaloo in Srinagar, from which emanated the aroma of barbeque and Kashmiri wazwan dishes. Now a thick layer of dust is spread over this stall, like a shroud. It was here, eight months ago, that 15-year-old Sajad Hassan, a Class 9 student, was […]

WB funding for Srinagar drainage project likely by Dec-end: officials

WB funding for Srinagar drainage project likely by Dec-end: officials

Srinagar: The Detailed Project Reports (DRP) submitted to the World Bank for an ambitious upgrade of the drainage system in Srinagar is likely to get approval this month, officials said. Tenders worth Rs 140 crore have already been floated for various works, mostly related to infrastructure, under the project. Commissioner Secretary, Housing and Urban Development […]