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 […]

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

Govt forces seal routes, fire teargas

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 […]