Amid shutdown, children addicted to smartphone games

Amid shutdown, children addicted to smartphone games

SRINAGAR: The continuous shutdown and communication blackout since August 5 has led children to get addicted to smartphones games, which according to doctors will have adverse effect on their health. In south Kashmir,kids can be seen engrossed in playing offline games. Mudasir Ahmad, a class 8 student spent most of his time in playing games. […]

Railways incurring losses due to suspended service in Kashmir

‘Situation not conducive for resuming service’

Railways incurring losses due to suspended service in Kashmir

Anantnag: Suspension of train services in Kashmir since August 5 has caused major losses to Northern Railways both in terms of revenue and maintenance of trains as well as tracks. “We were told to snap train services and we followed the order,” a senior Railway official told Kashmir Reader. Train services were suspended on August […]

Macadamisation works suffers for want of labour

Srinagar: The Roads and Buildings (R&B) department has been unable to complete the yearly targeted macadamisation works in Kashmir due to lack of migrant workforce, while the temperatures have dipped making further works difficult. The workforce fled Kashmir after August 5 during the lockdown that followed the abrogation of Article 370 by Government of India. […]

Several villages in Budgam in dark due to power cuts

BEERWAH (BUDGAM): The unscheduled power cuts in several villages of Beerwah tehsil of district Budgam are in dark from last few weeks. Villages in Beerwah including Chewdara, Ohangam, Mirpora,Wanhiuma and Chak have been affected due to the power cuts. Raja Gul, a local resident of Chewdara village, said we rarely receive power supply for over […]

Dentists resent Sunday duty roster

SRINAGAR: A group of dentists on Saturday resented the recent order by Zonal Medical Officer Batamaloo asking dental surgeons to attend emergency duties on Sundays which they say is the violation of medical and service rules. The dental surgeons (DS) told Kashmir Reader that they don’t come under the category of emergency staff as they […]

Communications Blockade: Rivers flows ‘quietly’ as online gauge system goes blank

Communications Blockade: Rivers flows ‘quietly’ as online gauge system goes blank

AASIM BASHIR BHAT SRINAGAR: The communications blockade in Kashmir has made the rivers ‘flow quiet’ as the digital gauges installed to measure their level and flow has turned defunct with the internet shutdown. The river flow and levels have remained in focus in Kashmir after 2014 floods, and were now monitored in real time by […]

Started mid-session, new colleges in Kashmir fail to attract students

Srinagar: Most of the newly sanctioned degree colleges in Kashmir have failed to attract students for first academic session, with officials citing mid-session operationalisation as the main problem. The colleges were made operational without a permanent staff, from make shift accommodations, in the middle of the academic session. Of the 52 new government degree colleges […]

Anantnag resident convicted for cheating gold jeweller

SRINAGAR: A trial court at Srinagar convicted a resident from Anantnag for cheating a gold jeweller by issuing cheques worth Rs 20 lacs with insufficient amount after purchasing the gold. Showkat Ahmad Zargar from Bijhbera, Anantnag was sentenced to two years imprisonment by the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Srinagar Gowhar Dalal and further imposed with compensation […]

ED property seizure case: J&K High court dismisses petition of jailed Shabir Shah’s daughter

Srinagar: The J&K High Court has declined to give interim relief to younger daughter of jailed separatist leader Shabir Ahmed Shah in Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) seizing her property. The ED had attached her property measuring 15 Marlas at Goripora, Barzulla in Budgam under Prevention of Money Laundering Act. The court dismissed the petition on the […]

NC has huge role to play as J&K is at crossroads of history: Rana

NC has huge role to play as J&K is at crossroads of history: Rana

Jammu:  Jammu and Kashmir is at the crossroads of history and the National Conference (NC) has a huge role to play to ensure the welfare of the people of the state, the party said on Wednesday. Calling for intensified initiatives to restore normalcy by winning over the hearts of the people, NC provincial president Devender […]