Five punt guns seized from Wullar lake

Five punt guns seized from Wullar lake

Bandipora: The Wildlife department has seized five punt guns from the Wullar-lake, in Bandipora, one of the largest freshwater lakes in Asia and largest flood basin of Kashmir in north Kashmir. A senior official of the wildlife wetlands department said in the drive against rampant poaching, they have seized five punt guns this year from […]

Overcrowded buses devoured 57 lives in Srinagar last year

Overcrowded buses devoured 57 lives in Srinagar last year

Mir Sabeen Gulrez SRINAGAR: In Srinagar city, 57 people were killed in road accidents caused by overcrowded buses in the year 2017, according to figures of the traffic department. Besides the killed, 315 persons were wounded in 333 road accidents involving buses that were carrying passengers exceeding their capacity. Despite the number of deaths and […]

Amid hardships, Afzal’s son, Burhan’s brother shine in exams

Amid hardships, Afzal’s son, Burhan’s brother shine in exams

Mushtaq Ahmad/Bilal Habib Baramulla/Tral: The son of Afzal Guru, Galib secured a distinction in the twelth class while as Naveed Muzzafar, brother of slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Burhan wani, got a first division in the twelth class for which results were announced on Thursday. A student of SRM Welkin School Sopore, Galib scored 441 marks […]

GOI has not refused to hand over power projects: Govt

GOI has not refused to hand over power projects: Govt

SRINAGAR: The government of India’s power ministry has not said anything about refusing handover of power projects to the state so far, the government informed the assembly on Thursday. In response to a question of independent legislator Hakeem Mohammad Yaseen, the government said that power and new renewable energy minister, in his last meeting in […]

Govt depts, forces owe Rs 1892 cr power dues

Govt depts, forces owe Rs 1892 cr power dues

SHOPIAN: Several government departments and forces owe as much as Rs 1892 crore to Power Development Department (PDD) on account of electricity bills by October 2017, the government informed the legislative assembly on Thursday. It includes the PDD itself. In reply to a question by Handwara legislator Abdul Rasheed Sheikh the government said that government […]

Power woes: Hamdaniya colony residents demand transformer

Power woes: Hamdaniya colony residents demand transformer

ARIF RASHID SRINAGAR: The residents of Hamdaniya colony Bemina of sector D on Thursday protested against the Power Development Department (PDD) here demanding a transformer. The protesters said that their transformer was damaged 35 days ago. “We have also requested the PDD from time to time to bring the new transformer in the colony. We […]

Health department sweepers demand hike in wages

Health department sweepers demand hike in wages

Umar Fayaz/Mir Mudasir Srinagar: The sweepers belonging to health department in Kupwara under the banner of All JK Safayee Karamchari Union on Thursday held a protest in Srinagar demanding hike in their wages. Dozens of consolidated and part-time sweepers from Handwara assembled at Press Enclave saying they are getting peanuts as their monthly wages for […]