Fire damages manufacturing unit in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: A massive fire incident at a manufacturing facility in uptown Srinagar on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday has damaged property worth lakhs. “The fire broke out inside the premises of Alishan Industries – a wax candle manufacturing outlet at the Industrial Estate, Rangreth due to short circuiting and engulfed a sizeable quantity […]

At KU’s law dept, students left to shiver in cold on exam day

At KU’s law dept, students left to shiver in cold on exam day

SRINAGAR: Scores of students at the Kashmir University’s Law department were left to shiver in the chilling cold inside their examination centres on Wednesday by the varsity administration, which according to the students has failed to setup adequate heating arrangements. The 8th semester students pursuing BA LLB at the department, who wrote their ‘Cyber Law’ […]

Heaps of snow on sidewalk in Srinagar causing inconvenience to commuters

SRINAGAR: A heaps of snow along the sidewalks at various locations in Srinagar city is causing inconvenience to the commuters, who say it is difficult to walk and may result in injury. Deeba Jan, a college student, said that it has become very difficult to walk on the sidewalks due to heaps of snow. “The […]

Over 95 percent electricity restored in Srinagar: Govt

Over 95 percent electricity restored in Srinagar: Govt

SRINAGAR: Over 95 percent of power distribution network has been restored with 65 out of 66 receiving stations having been charged and 400 out of 400 megawatts of power being supplied in Srinagar as of Sunday evening, an official spokesperson said. “This follows round-the-clock efforts of the Srinagar administration with Power Development Department officials braving […]

Floating Post Office at Nehru Park submerged

Floating Post Office at Nehru Park submerged

SRINAGAR: Floating Post Office in Nehru Park area submerged on Saturday morning due to unknown reasons. However after strenuous efforts officials tried to save the record. According to Kashmir News Service (KNS), floating Post Office in Nehru Park area which was located in House Boat has immersed due to unknown reason. Notably the said Post […]

Haj 2020 application date extended by Dec 5

SRINAGAR: Haj Committee of India has extended the last date for submission of Haj application forms for Haj-2020. The last date shall now be December, 5, 2019, the statement said. KR Desk

NC slams govt for changing names of prominent landmarks in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: National Conference on Wednesday slammed government for changing the names of prominent landmarks in valley, saying that at a time when the people of state are struggling for their pride and democratic rights, GoI is raring to go for changing the names of important landmarks like stadiums. In a statement, party said, “The present […]

Ten shops gutted in fire at Batamaloo

Ten shops gutted in fire at Batamaloo

SRINAGAR: Ten shops were gutted in a fire that broke out at Iqbal market in Srinagar’s Batamaloo area, police said on Tuesday. The fire broke out on Monday night in Batamaloo area of Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. Ten shops were gutted. The cause of the fire is believed to a short-circuit, […]

Transfer prerogative of government, orders High Court

Dismisses employee’s plea

Transfer prerogative of government, orders High Court

Srinagar: An employee holding a transferable post has no right to insist that he should be allowed to serve at a particular place for a particular period, the High Court has said. The Division Bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey and Justice Rashid Ali Dar while dismissing a petition from one Mohammad Maqbool Shah remarked […]

Houseboat sector hit by shutdown

Owners urge for promotion

Houseboat sector hit by shutdown

SRINAGAR: The continuous shutdown has hit houseboat sector, with owners saying they are suffering losses after the government issued advisory followed by lockdown in wake of abrogation of Article 370. Houseboat is one of the important part of the tourism sector in Kashmir valley. Both foreign and non-local tourists prefer them over hotels because of […]