Troops in downtown know not why they are there

Troops in downtown know not why they are there

Searching for a story in the downtown, I found the usually bustling streets of Nowhatta and its vicinity in an unusual hush on Sunday. There were armed policemen and paramilitary CRPF troops everywhere. Stones, pieces of tree logs, barbed wires were laid on the roads to restrict the movement of vehicles. Intrigued by the scene, I walked down the lanes tracking the CRPF posts, hoping to find the end of these barricades.

Mehbooba expresses gratitude for ceasefire

Mehbooba expresses gratitude for ceasefire

SRINAGAR: Saying that people were “feeling safe” and women were praying for the prime minister’s well-being, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday lauded Narendra Modi for announcing the Ramazan ceasefire in Kashmir. She regretted that Pakistan had not reciprocated to the initiative. “We are thankful to you that you announced the ceasefire during the holy […]

JRL march foiled, leaders detained

JRL march foiled, leaders detained

Junaid Rather Srinagar: Government forces deployed in strength in Srinagar for the prime minister’s visit did not allow the march to Lal Chowk called by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Saturday. Hundreds of policemen and CRPF troopers wearing riot gear were deployed in Srinagar to prevent public movement. Razor wires were laid on several […]

Entrance road to B&J hospital waterlogged, SMC clueless

Entrance road to B&J hospital waterlogged, SMC clueless

Arif Rashid Srinagar: The waterlogging on the subway road leading to the Bone and Joints Hospital Barzulla here is causing huge inconvenience to the patients and attendants visiting the hospital. The commuters are aghast over the water logging and the stinky smell emanating from it.The light motor vehicles generally take the subway route to the […]

Awareness programme about rights of differently-abled organised at KU south campus

Awareness programme about rights of differently-abled organised at KU south campus

Junaid Dar Anantnag: A daylong event was organized by Kashmir University’s south campus in collaboration with Humanity welfare Organization helpline Bijbehara, an NGO focusing on differently able persons on Friday at university campus auditorium. Speaking on the occasion, Chairman of HWOHB Javed Ahmad Tak said that higher educational institutes should be developed to facilitate movement […]

Decayed wooden electric poles pose threat to people in old City

Decayed wooden electric poles pose threat to people in old City

NAZIMA RASHID Srinagar: The wooden electric poles installed by the Power Development Department (PDD) some decades back in Downtown area of Srinagar city poses a huge threat to life and property. Locals said that these poles are decayed and are vulnerable to fall which may result in loss of life and damage to the property. […]