Normalcy acrobatics in full swing: Mehbooba Mufti on GoI ministers’ visit to Kashmir

SRINAGAR: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday termed the visit of government of India’s ministers to Kashmir “curated photo” opportunity to show there is normalcy in the region, even though there is “internet shutdown” in the valley. “Normalcy acrobatics in full swing. Kashmir continues to reel under a crippling internet shutdown & political leaders remain […]

Our endeavour is to keep peace maintained at all levels: DGP

Visits Anantnag, Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh on Tuesday said that with the active cooperation of the people, police along with security forces has succeeded in bringing peace and it is our endeavour to keep the peace maintained at all levels. He stated during his visit to Anantnag where he reviewed the security scenario of […]

MHRD points out acute shortage of subject specific teachers in government schools

Srinagar: Government schools in Jammu and Kashmir are facing an acute shortage of subject specific teachers even as the administration recruited over two thousand teachers in recent months. As per the minutes of the Project Approval Board (PAB) meeting of Samagra Shiksha for 2019-20 academic session for Jammu and Kashmir held by the Ministry of […]

JKPCB asks businesses to register for e-waste management & handling

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Pollution control board (JKPCB) have asked all establishments units dealing with electrical and electronic items to seek permission from the Board under e-waste management & handling rules 2016 to operate his or her unit. “If any enterprise which are manufactured and sells any electrical and electronic equipment and their components […]

Traffic jams in Srinagar, commuters decry official apathy

SRINAGAR: Massive traffic jams were witnessed in the summer capital Srinagar and its outskirts on Saturday with commuters blaming the authorities for falling to regulate the traffic. At most of the places which include Lal Chowk, Jahanger Chowk, Regal chowk, Poloview, Dalghat, Habba Kadal , Sanat Nagar, Rajbagh, Batamaloo, Safa Kadal, Sakidaffar and Karan Nagar […]

Doodh Ganga nallah blocked at various places, residents vexed

SRINAGAR: Doodh Ganga nallah has been blocked by waterlogging at various points due to recent snowfall – with locals saying that it has caused inconvenience to them. The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) is cleaning the Doodh Ganga Nallah at various places which have been blocked by recent snowfall. Imtiyaz Ahmad, one of the local said […]

5 NC, PDP politicians freed from detention

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir administration on Thursday released five politicians including three former legislators after keeping them in preventive detention for more than five months following abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution. Officials said the five mainstream politicians were released from preventive detention this afternoon. The leaders who were released include Altaf Kaloo (ex-MLA […]

‘Rs 4 lakh fine recovered from erring traders in Srinagar for last nine months’

SRINAGAR: Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumers Affairs (FCS&CA) has recovered a fine Rs 4,70600 from erring traders from April last year to first week of January this year in Srinagar city, according to a report accessed by Kashmir Reader. As per the official data available with Kashmir Reader which said that the department […]

CET for paramedical courses delayed as govt caught in dilemma over eligibility criteria

Srinagar: The maiden common entrance test for paramedical courses scheduled in April has been delayed as the government has failed to finalise the eligibility criteria for appearing in the examination. The J&K Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE) had scheduled the maiden common entrance test for admission to various paramedical courses for academic session 2020-21 […]

Private schools fail to register for GoI Scholarship schemes

Srinagar: Students could be deprived of several government of India scholarship schemes as dozens of private schools in Kashmir have failed to register themselves on the National Scholarship Portal (NSP). The schools were asked to register on the portal, which is a prerequisite for availing the schemes. However, sources in the school education department told […]