Public works remain affected due to low internet speed at SMC

Public works remain affected due to low internet speed at SMC

SRINAGAR: Amid the internet connectivity at Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), public works remain affected due to low internet speed. Officials at Central Citizen Facilitation (CFC) at SMC said that public works have been affected due to internet blackout since August 5 in Kashmir. “Although the government has restored internet, the speed is low causing inconvenience […]

Khojee Diger prayers prevented

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Khojee Diger prayers prevented

SRINAGAR: Police on Friday prevented people from offering traditional Khojee Diger prayers at the shrine of Hazrat Naqashband Sahib (RA) in Srinagar. Every year, on 3rd Rabbi-ul-Awal, thousands of people assemble to offer Asr prayers at the shrine in Khawaja Bazar. The congregational prayers were introduced by Hazrat Kawaja Mohiuddin (RA) 400 years ago. All […]

Ban on burning leaves violated, environmentalists warn of air pollution

SRINAGAR: Ban on burning leaves in Srinagar is being violated by both people and employees of government departments, which according to the environmentalists will cause air pollution. Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has imposed ban on burning of leaves and twigs. Despite the violation, theyare yet to take any action. The environmentalist here told Kashmir Reader […]

KU cancels proposed mid-session admissions after delay in undergrad exams

Srinagar: The University of Kashmir (KU) has cancelled its proposed second phase of admissions for the current year after examinations of outgoing undergraduates was delayed due to lockdown in the valley, officials said. The second phase of admission was planned by the KU for November in addition to the routine admissions undertaken in spring. The […]

Kashmir transporters lose Rs 12 lakh daily

Kashmir transporters lose Rs 12 lakh daily

SRINAGAR: The valley transporters have suffered losses of over Rs 12 lakh daily since August 5 when the government abrogated the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. The transporters are observing spontaneous shutdown across Kashmir with almost all the bus stands wearing a deserted look. At Parimpora KMD bus stand at Srinagar, over hundreds of […]

Courier companies hit by internet blackout

Courier companies hit by internet blackout

SRINAGAR: With the shutdown of internet services across Kashmir since August 5, courier companies have been hit, which according to them is taking a toll on their livelihood. An employee of a courier company here said that after the internet shutdown, they are not able to receive couriers from the other parts of India. “Our […]

Class 10 examination begins today

Srinagar: Examinations for class 10 conducted by the J&K Board of School Examination (BOSE) will commence in Kashmir on Tuesday. A BOSE official said 65000 students are appearing in the examination in 615 centers spread across Kashmir valley. He said that all the examinations centers were ready with proper facilities for the examinees. The examinations […]

Will take action against illegal land encroachments in Srinagar: Admin

Will take action against illegal land encroachments in Srinagar: Admin

SRINAGAR: The Srinagar administration on Sunday said it is gearing for action against encroachments and illegal constructions in the district. “Clear-cut instructions in this regard have been issued to concerned departments who have been asked to take immediate action including initiation of criminal proceedings and eviction of encroachers and demolition of illegal structures,” the statement […]

Red algae bloom defaces Dal Lake

Red algae bloom defaces Dal Lake

Srinagar: Red algal bloom, an indicator of heavy pollution in the water body, has engulfed the surface of Dal Lake turning it red over a vast stretch. Officials pin the blame on increased agriculture activates and consequent use of fertilizers and pesticides in the catchments of the lake. The fault lies partly on the Lakes […]

Dwivedi visits Kashmir Press Club

SRINAGAR: Commissioner Secretary, Information, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi on Thursday visited Kashmir Press Club. He was accompanied by Director, Information & PR, Syed Sehrish Agar and other officers of the department. “President, Kashmir Press Club, Shuja ul Haq and other members welcomed Dwivedi and briefed him about the functioning of the club. They informed him that […]