For lack of experts, organic farming a non-starter in Kashmir

For lack of experts, organic farming a non-starter in Kashmir

Srinagar: Lack of experts at the district Krishi Vigyan Kendras(KVK) to counsel and guide the farmers has left organic farming a non-starter in the valley, despite an initiative by government in collaboration with SKUAST-K to switch over to eco-friendly farming. Not a single scientist is available at the district KVKs to help farmers take the […]

New Delhi desperate to see J&K with begging bowl: Geelani

New Delhi desperate to see J&K with begging bowl: Geelani

Srinagar: Describing the exploitation of natural resources of Jammu and Kashmir as “loot and plunder” of New Delhi, Hurriyat Conference (G) on Wednesday said that India with its military might occupied the state and grabbed all its natural resources with the facilitation of its “henchmen” including Farooq Abdullah and Mufti Syed. Geelani said the “forced […]

MeT predicts another spell of snowfall

MeT predicts another spell of snowfall

By Riyaz Bhat SRINAGAR: Kashmir valley is likely to witness another spell of snowfall this week, with the Metrological department predicting moderate to heavy snowfall in upper reaches as well as plains. “On the intervening night of 4 and 5 February, Kashmir will likely witness snowfall,” director MeT Sonam Lotus said. “Today and tomorrow the […]

Mehbooba inaugurates Snow Carnival at Gulmarg

Mehbooba inaugurates Snow Carnival at Gulmarg

Throws open renovated Maharaja Palace hotel, shopping arcade, night skiing GULMARG : Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti threw open 15 days Snow Carnival at the world famous tourist resort Gulmarg today. The carnival includes a series of activities like skiing, ice hockey, snow sculpting, snow mobile rally, snow rugby, night skiing etc. Legislators, Muhammad Abbas Wani […]

7319 cases received by SHRC since inception

7319 cases received by SHRC since inception

Out of 72 recommendations in last 3 years, 11 accepted by empowered committee Jammu: The government on Wednesday informed the house that the State Human Rights Commission has received 7319 cases of human rights in state from the inception of Commission. Replying to a question from Engineer Rasheed, the government stated that 7319 cases or […]

595 rape cases in two years

595 rape cases in two years

Jammu: As many as 595 cases of rape were registered in the state in the last two years, the government informed the state legislature on Wednesday. In a written reply to legislator MY Tarigami regarding the number of rape cases registered in last two years, the government stated that in last two years 595 cases […]

Two youth booked under PSA in Bandipora

Two youth booked under PSA in Bandipora

Bandipora: Two youth have been detained under Public Saftey Act (PSA) in Bandipora and shifted to different Jails of Jammu and Kashmir. The youth, who belong to Hajin area of the district, were slapped with PSA on Tuesday and Wednesday, taking the toll of the detained youth in the district under this act to 52, […]

JKSPDC seeks suggestions on new Hydroelectric Policy

JKSPDC seeks suggestions on new Hydroelectric Policy

Proposed Policy envisages promotion of hydropower as an attractive economic enterprise in JK: Shah Faesal JAMMU: To promote hydropower generation as an attractive economic enterprise in the State, the Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation is in the process of formulating a comprehensive State Hydroelectric Policy. According to Shah Faesal, Managing Director, JKSPDC, the […]

Madni appointed PDP Vice President

Madni appointed PDP Vice President

SRINAGAR: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti  has appointed Mohammad Sartaj Madni as the Vice President of the party, while as Nizamuddin Bhat, Muhammad Rafi Mir, Ved Mahajan, Mehboob Iqbal, Qazi Afzal and Choudhary Qamar have been nominated as General Secretaries. The party president also reconstituted the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) of the […]

Damaged optical cable excommunicates north Kashmir

Damaged optical cable excommunicates north Kashmir

Baramulla/ Sopore: The mobile telephony of the state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam limited (BSNL) has gone defunct in north Kashmir region causing immense hardships to the local population. Sources said the optical fiber cable developed a snag in Pattan area disrupting mobile and landline telephony in Baramulla, Sopore, Handwara, Kupwara, Uri, Narvaw and adjourning areas. The […]