J&K fails to implement ‘dry leaf composting’ under SBM

J&K fails to implement ‘dry leaf composting’ under SBM

Srinagar: The J&K government has failed to implement ‘Dry Leaf Composting’ scheme, one of the main components of Solid Liquid Waste Management (SLWM), under Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin (SBM-G). The schemes was launched on pilot basis at several places in Jammu division including at Samba, Akhnoor, Udhampur and Kathua after J&K was declared as Open Defecation […]

Year after declared Open Defecation Free, JK fails to implement Gobar Dhan

Scheme meant to turn bio-waste into cooking fuel

SRINAGAR: A year after J&K was declared as Open Defecation Free (ODF) on 2nd October 2018, the government has failed to implement one of the key schemes of Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) (SBM-G) in rural areas of Jammu and Kashmir. Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources Dhan (GOBAR-DHAN) scheme was launched in February 2018 to make the […]

‘This is All India Radio Kashmir’

SRINAGAR: Radio Kashmir is now “All India Radio Kashmir”, according to an official decree issued on Friday. This effect comes a day after the state was officially divided into two union territories. Set up in 1947 by the Jammu and Kashmir government and had been part of All India Radio (AIR) since 1950s, the radio […]

Four killed in accident at Jajjar Kotli

Jammu: Four people were killed and six others were injured when an SUV hit a divider and overturned on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Jammu district on Thursday morning, police officials said. The vehicle was carrying ten persons, mostly labourers from Bihar, to Jammu when the accident took place at Jajjar Kotli around 4 am, […]

12 years on, Shopian hospital in limbo

12 years on, Shopian hospital in limbo

SHOPIAN: Lack of funds has halted the work of district hospital Shopain started in the year 2008, which according to doctors and locals has affected patientcare. People blame government for intentionally delaying the construction of hospital building. The hospital building is being constructed by Jammu and Kashmir projects construction corporation (JKPCC) with an estimated cost […]

Despite alternatives, Anantnag maternity hospital running from cramped, unsafe building

Despite alternatives, Anantnag maternity hospital running from cramped, unsafe building

Anantnag: The overburdened Maternity and Children Hospital (MCH), here in Anantnag, continues to run from a cramped, shabby, “unsafe” building, putting lives at risk and patients to inconvenience, despite better alternate spaces available for the hospital. The MCH is only one of its kind in south Kashmir witnessing a heavy footfall of patients round the […]

Govt orders continuation of officials in successor UTs

SRINAGAR: The Government Monday ordered the continuation of the officers and officials in the Union Territories (UTs) of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. The General Administration Department, (GAD) order reads that all Administrative Secretaries, Heads of Departments, Deputy Commissioners, other officers and officials serving in the State of Jammu and Kashmir were invited to Section […]

People fear renting properties to non-locals amid killings

ANANTNAG: Following the abrogation of Article-370, people here in south Kashmir were reluctant to rent their properties to non-locals, but with the killings of outsiders by unidentified gunmen in Pulwama and Shopian districts of the region, they are now fearful of doing the same. Non-locals from different states of India flock to Kashmir and work […]

Board exams: DC Anantnag urges officials to ensure peaceful atmosphere

ANANTNAG: Deputy Commissioner Anantnag, Khalid Jahangir Sunday reviewed the arrangements for the board examination starting from October 29 and urged the officials to ensure peaceful atmosphere. He stressed for close coordination among various stakeholders with greater synergy and added zeal for the free, fair and successful conduct of the exams. He urged the concerned officers […]

Pulwama man with 40 percent disability languishing under PSA

Pulwama man with 40 percent disability languishing under PSA

PADGAMPORA: A 30-year-old man with 40 percent disability booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) is languishing in jail for more than two months. Shabir Ahmad Wani, a tailor hailing from Padgampora village of police district Awantipora, is also the lone bread earner for a family of nine. Shabir was picked up from his home in […]