While babus discussed human rights inside posh auditorium, father and sisters of boy ‘tortured to death in custody’ protested outside

While babus discussed human rights inside posh auditorium, father and sisters of boy ‘tortured to death in custody’ protested outside

Srinagar: On world human rights day, bureaucrats as well as top officials from the government including law minister, Abdul Haq Khan, Inspector General Police, Munir Ahmad Khan, Director General of Police, SP Vaid and Divisional commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan besides many others were assembled at Sher-e-Kashmir International Conference Centre to discuss and listen about […]

Unable to contract out Smart City projects, SSCL extends deadline

Unable to contract out Smart City projects, SSCL extends deadline

Srinagar: The Srinagar Smart City Limited (SSCL) has yet again extended the deadline, this time by 14 days, for tenders seeking Project Management Consultant (PMC) for projects under the Smart City Mission. The deadline for submission of bids has been extended following requests from “interested companies”, the SSCL’s top officer said. Chief Executive Officer, SSCL, […]

Two days to go, no takers for Smart City project

Two days to go, no takers for Smart City project

Srinagar: The Srinagar Smart City Limited (SSCL), a special purpose vehicle created to execute Srinagar smart city mission, has received a cold response to the tenders it invited for Project Management Consultant (PMC) for various projects under the Smart City Mission (SCM). The PMC will design, develop, manage and implement Smart City Projects under Smart […]

PDD makes people suffer for its failure to utilise funds

PDD makes people suffer for its failure to utilise funds

Srinagar: The Power Development Department (PDD) has shelved a project for electricity conservation, funds for which were given to it by the governemnt of India’s power ministry in 2013. The funds were meant for manufacture and development of efficient water boiling rods that were to be distributed among people, and for street lighting to be […]

R&B’s delay in issuing NoC stalled ‘Intelligent’ traffic system in Srinagar

R&B’s delay in issuing NoC stalled ‘Intelligent’ traffic system in Srinagar

Srinagar: At a time when the government is struggling to control traffic in Srinagar, the installation of a much-hyped project – Intelligent Traffic Signals, a centrally-monitored system to regulate traffic, has been delayed by the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) even as Jammu city has already installed such signals. With an overall cost of Rs 15 […]

Rector removed after enquiry reveals ‘messy state of affairs’ in KU’s Kargil campus

Rector removed after enquiry reveals ‘messy state of affairs’ in KU’s Kargil campus

SRINAGAR:The Rector of Kashmir University’s Kargil satellite campus, M Y Shah has been removed from office by the authorities after an enquiry into allegations of mismanagement, lobbyism and infighting in the campus besides his continued absence from the office. The enquiry committee comprising Prof GM Bhat, Director Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Safapora, Prof […]

Wular dredging project put on hold after ‘a few ministers’ disagree with panel’s recommendations

Wular dredging project put on hold after ‘a few ministers’ disagree with panel’s recommendations

Srinagar: A month after the government’s ministerial panel okayed Indo-Sino companies to dredge Wular Lake, the multi-crore project has hit a roadblock as “a few members” of the panel have expressed reservations over the panel’s recommendations, official sources told Kashmir Reader. Now the contract to be signed between the government and the private companies has […]

Market closure order: Govt willing to discuss ‘options other than Friday’

Market closure order: Govt willing to discuss ‘options other than Friday’

Srinagar: If traders in downtown areas of Srinagar are unwilling to close markets on Fridays, they should propose “other options” to the government and their views will be considered, the top bureaucrat handling the matter has said. Commissioner Secretary, Labour & Employment, Kifayat Hussain Rizvi told Kashmir Reader that if traders in downtown areas have […]