Abandoned Munsif Court in Pampore still a haven for drug peddlers

Pampore: The abandoned building of Munsif Court Complex here in Tanchi Bagh area of Pampore continues to be a haven for drug addicts and drug peddlers. It has been like this for more than 3 years now but the authorities continue to look the other way. The court complex was constructed in the year 2012, […]

Work on Tral mini-secretariat resumes after series of stop-starts

TRAL: Construction of a new mini-secretariat building in Tral, Pulwama district, has recently resumed after a string of hold-ups that have hobbled the project for close to three years. Meant to curtail the cost and travel time to district headquarters Pulwama, the mini-secretariat was sanctioned in 2017. An amount of Rs 7 crore was earmarked […]

Militant killed in Bijebehara shootout

Army soldier also wounded

Anantnag: A militant was killed and an army soldier was injured in a brief exchange of shootout at Arwini area of Bijebehara in south Kashmir on Monday evening. The exchange of fire erupted after militants opened fire at a patrol party of the government forces in the area. The area was immediately cordoned off and […]

16 years on, District Hospital Qaimoh nowhere near competition

KULGAM: Sixteen years after it was sanctioned and more than 12 years after the work began on it, the Sub-District Hospital in Qaimoh area of Kulgam remains awaits completion. The 50-bed hospital was sanctioned as an up-gradation to the existing Primary Health Centre (PHC) by the then government in 2003. An estimated Rs 19 crore […]

Sanctioned in 2004, industrial estate in Qazigund still not functional

Anantnag: Much to the dismay of entrepreneurs and industrialists, the industrial estate in Qazigund remains a distant dream even as 15 years have passed since it was sanctioned. This new estate was meant to provide space to industrial units and entrepreneurs especially from south Kashmir’s Anantnag. With a total of 133 industrial units, it was […]

Stray animals on Srinagar-Qazigund highway increase risk of accidents

Anantnag: Animals straying onto unfenced stretches of Srinagar-Qazigund has turned the highway accident prone putting lives of commuters in peril. The newly constructed highway was thrown open to vehicular movement more than a year ago. However, some stretches of the highway were left unfenced, particularly the stretches where construction is still pending. “These unfenced stretches […]

Internet shutdown hits FastTag implementation in Valley

Anantnag: With internet suspended in Kashmir, National Highway Authority of India’s (NHAI’s) “FastTag” initiative, for national highway toll payments is yet to take off. The internet services were suspended in the Valley on the midnight of August 4 in run up to abrogation of Article-370. The government of India has made payment of national highway […]

Roadside parking in Anantnag town triggers traffic jams

ANANTNAG: In absence of proper parking space here in Anantnag town, some vital roads – some of them leading towards hospitals – remain choked with parked vehicles throughout the day putting the people of the town as well as visitors to utter inconvenience. Apart from a couple of small parking lots, run by the local […]

Pampore hospital without ENT specialist, patients suffer

PAMPORE: The Sub-District Hospital in Pampore area of Pulwama district is without Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist since last more than six months now, much to the inconvenience of the general public. The hospital caters to patients from not only Pampore town but also from dozens of adjacent villages. These people remain completely dependent […]

4 Anantnag water supply schemes in limbo for want of funds

Issue taken up with GoI, says PHE CE

Anantnag: Four major water supply schemes sanctioned more than 11 years ago are in limbo in Anantnag district for want of funds affecting more than 70 villages. The water supply schemes including Dachnipora, Watnar, Shangus and Tantraypora were sanctioned by the then government in 2008. The estimated cost for each scheme was pegged at Rs […]