Superficial maintenance of Pampore Sports Stadium irks locals

PAMPORE: Much to the dismay of general public and sports enthusiasts, Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council has been carrying out only superficial maintenance of the Pampore Sports Stadium here in Pulwama districtdespite funds being at disposal. The funds for the up-gradation and maintenance of the Sports Stadium were released after much ado. The stadium has […]

Kammad Govt High School left out of upgradation process

ANANTNAG: Kammad Government High School, one of the oldest, has been left out of upgradation process by the government, which has dejected students, faculty and locals. The locals, teachers and students told Kashmir Reader that the school should have been the first to be considered for upgradation into Higher Secondary. “This institution was established as […]

Vital bridge in Pulwama washed away 6 yrs ago, still to be rebuilt

PULWAMA: Rebuilding work on the vital Rohmoo Bridge in Pulwama district, washed away in the devastating floods of 2014, remains far from completion as the work has been moving at snail’s pace ever since it began in 2015. When the bridge, built over Romshi Nallah, was washed away in 2014, it has handed over to […]

Project to widen Sonwar-Pampore road stands ‘nullified’

PDP-BJP govt had announced the project in state assembly 4 years ago

Anantnag: Four years after the J&K revenue minister announced on the floor of the state assembly that the narrow Sonwar-Pampore stretch of the national highway-1A would be widened to six lanes, the project has been shelved without any work done. The Sonwar-Pampore stretch of the national highway remains the busiest in terms of traffic despite […]

2 Lashkar militants killed in Anantnag

Anantnag: Two local Lashkar-e-Toiba militants, one of them Naveed Bhat alias Frurqan, a category A++ militant active since July 2018, and Aqib Yaseen Bhat, a category C militant active since June 2018, were killed on Saturday in a gunfight with government forces here in Sangam area of Anantnag district. Both the slain militants were residents […]

Put to halt in 2018, work on Sempora Bridge over Jhelum yet to resume

Pampore: After work was stopped in early 2018, allegedly due to some political interference, the construction of a bridge over Jhelum River on the outskirts of Pampore is yet to be commenced again. The work on the bridge in Sempora area, meant to connect dozens of villages to the old National Highway, was started in […]

After massive spending water woes of Anantnag villagers yet to go

1500 kanals covered with silt due to a faulty tube-well

Anantnag: Despite crores being spent on multiple water supply initiatives, several villages in south Kashmir’ s Anantnag remain completely devoid of potable drinking water. Besides, a faulty tube well covers more than 1500 kanals of paddy land with a thick coat of silt, rendering it unsuitable for cultivation at least in the near future. The […]

After massive spending water woes of Anantnag villagers yet to go

1500 kanals of farmland covered with silt due to a faulty tube-well

Anantnag: Despite crores being already spent on multiple water supply initiatives, several villages in South Kashmir’ s Anantnag remain completely devoid of potable drinking water. Besides, a faulty tube well covers more than 1500 kanals of paddy land with a thick coat of silt, rendering it unsuitable for cultivation at least in the near future. […]

Sand mining vandalising Jhelum banks along Bijbehara

Sand mining vandalising Jhelum banks along Bijbehara

Bijbehara: The sand miners, here in Bijbehara area of Anantnag district, have been brazenly vandalizing the Jhelum River with illegal use of heavy machinery and demolition of banks, wherever they deem fit. Mining of sand and other minerals is rampant at many places along Jhelum River, here in Bijbehara. However at certain points not only […]

R&B abandons upkeep of old Srinagar-Anantnag highway

Commuters fume at the dilapidated condition of road

Anantnag: The roads and buildings department which is responsible for upkeep of old Srinagar-Anantnag highway has abandoned its job leaving the road in shambles. Vast stretches of the highway are dotted with large craters and potholes irking commuters travelling on the highway. The worst affected stretches are right on the periphery of the summer capital […]

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