People suffered: Soz

Srinagar: Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Prof Saif-u-Din Soz has said that people in Kashmir suffered due to heavy snowfall and administrative failure . “Since I was in Srinagar I know very  well how people suffered for lack of  electricity,  drinking water and other basic facilities. Many government servants extended a helping hand while others […]

Efforts on to clear waterlogged roads: SMC

Srinagar: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Thursday said it rushed its men and machinery to clear key roads in the city in the wake of heavy snowfall and has cleared snow from important destinations and installations like hospitals, ration depots, banks, offices religious places and other important institutions. “The snow clearance, which was started on […]

Govt draws flak for being ill-prepared

Jammu: People’s Democratic Party(PDP) and  CPI(M) Wednesday alleged that the state administration was ill-prepared for the snowfall despite prediction by the Meteorological Department, leading to massive power shutdown and road blockades in the Kashmir Valley. “The administration was ill-prepared to cope up with the expected snowfall in the Kashmir Valley as was already predicted by […]

School partially gutted in fire

Srinagar: A government school was  partially gutted in a fire incident in north Kashmir’s  Baramulla district, police said Tuesday. A middle school building was damaged in a fire incident at Dungdoora village of Kreeriarea of Baramulla district last night, a police  spokesman said. He said the cause of the fire was not known yet. KR […]

Roshni land scam: SVC seeks personal appearance of IO

Srinagar:  The State Vigilance Commission (SVC) Wednesday sought personal appearance of the Investigating Officer (IO) in connection with a  multi-crore land scam in Jammu under the Roshni scheme. The SVC also directed the IO to produce case diary of the case and also file the Status Report indicating the progress achieved so far. Advocate Shiekh […]

SHOPIAN KILLINGS: Commission directs CRPF to produce witnesses

Srinagar: The one-man commission probing  the killing of four persons  in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on September 7 last year allegedly at the hands of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Wednesday directed the paramilitary force’s counsel to appear before it along with witnesses on Thursday  so that their statements can be recorded. Justice M L […]

Action ordered against absent employees

Srinagar: Authorities have ordered disciplinary action against eight officials after they were found absent from duty in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. “Acting on the directions of Deputy Commissioner Baramulla , Dr. Farooq Ahmad Lone,  to ensure attendance of employees in government offices, a team of officers toady paid surprise visits to various departments and found […]

Ex-DC Baramulla cleared of DoB tampering charge

Srinagar: The state government on Wednesday closed the case of manipulating and tampering of date of birth (DoB) against the former Deputy Commissioner Baramulla after the inquiry officer cleared him of charges levelled against him in 2013. The government on January 10, 2013 had filed a chargesheet against the then Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Ghulam Ahmad […]

Selective ban on mobile Internet in JK?

New Delhi: To cripple the misuse of mobile phone services by militants, the Defence Ministry has asked the Department of Telecom to selectively ban mobile Internet in some places considered ‘hot spots’ in Jammu and Kashmir. The ministry has raised an alarm about militants making phone calls using mobile Internet and asked DoT to take […]

Cross-LoC trade suspended due to landslides

Srinagar: Landslides forced suspension of cross-LoC trade on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road as authorities Tuesday  managed to evacuate to safety 16 passengers, including five PaK residents, who were stranded near Kaman Post. The passengers on board ‘Carvan-e-Aman’ (peace bus), connecting divided parts of Kashmir, had crossed into this side from across the LoC yesterday but got stranded […]

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