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 […]

Advocate Mir Shafkat Hussain passes away

SRINAGAR: Mir Shafkat Hussain, a noted lawyer of J&K High Court who was best known for fighting cases of persons arrested under the Public Safety Act (PSA) breathed his last at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Monday morning. Battling a lung disease for a long, Hussain was operated by the doctors three […]

Fire damages building at Karannagar

SRINAGAR: The top storey of a building along Batamaloo Karan Nagar Road was damaged in fire that erupted in its third storey. The building that was housing many non local families that rushed to safety soon after the fire in one of their quarters. The locals and fire and emergency services arrived to douse the […]

GDC falls short of vital components to fix teeth

SRINAGAR: The Government Dental College is facing the short of key components that are necessary to conclude the procedure of root canal carried on patients at the hospital. Hundreds of patients are waiting for the caps called (crowns and bridges) to arrive at the college to be fitted on their operated teeth. Many have been […]

Former PDP legislator among senior leaders quit party in protest

SRINAGAR: A former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) legislator and its three senior leaders have resigned from the party a day after senior leaders were expelled from the party for their participation in the government parleys. Former legislator Yawar Mir, Budgam district president Muntazir Mohi-u-din, district president Pulwama Showkat Gayoor and Dr Samiullah have sent their […]