‘My husband poured kerosene over me and set me on fire’

TRAL: “After my husband set me on fire and I was burning, I asked my mother-in-law whether she was happy now? Instead of trying to save me, she hurled abuses at me,” this is what a 32-year-old woman, a mother of two, had to say in her dying declaration to the police at Srinagar’s SMHS […]

DSEK issues advisory against unregistered coaching centres

SRINAGAR: Stating that parents should not enroll their children in unregistered coaching centres, Director School Education Kashmir Wednesday issued advisory directing tuition centres to register by November 30, 2019. The Advisory states that application forms for renewal or registration of private coaching/tuition centres can be submitted to the District Monitoring Committee headed by the respective […]

Internet shutdown hits tax collection as only 40 percent filed returns, says govt

Finance dept asks DCs to facilitate filers from Nov 20

Internet shutdown hits tax collection as only 40 percent filed returns, says govt

SRINAGAR: The J&K government has said that internet shutdown has severely hit tax collection in the Valley since the government of India abrogated Article 370 on August 5. According to a finance department letter (dated November 11) addressed to deputy commissioners (DCs) in Kashmir’s ten districts, only 40 percent returns have been filed so far […]

Proposed 16 years ago, construction of Mughal road tunnel nowhere in sight

Historic road closed since November 7 snowfall

Proposed 16 years ago, construction of Mughal road tunnel nowhere in sight

Shopian: Every year, the historic Mughal road which connects Kashmir to Pirpanjal region in Jammu remains closed for almost five months during winters. This year, the untimely November 7 snow has resulted in early closure of the road from last two weeks, causing immense hardships to people in both the regions. To make the road […]

Protest in Baramulla against incompletion of SRTC bridge

BARAMULLA: A protest was held in north Kashmir’s Baramulla on Tuesday over the delay in construction of SRTC bridge. “This is the key bridge joining old town with main market Baramulla,” according to locals. They saidthis bridge was damaged in 2014 floods and work was started by R&B department in 2017. “The work has been […]

‘Programme launched in JK, Ladakh for better management of biomedical equipment’

JAMMU: The J&K National Health Mission has launched a programme for better management and maintenance of biomedical equipment in the health facilities of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, an official said. The Biomedical Equipment Management and Maintenance Programme (BEMMP) was launched by Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education Department, Atal Dulloo, who was the chief […]

Fulfil goals of oath: DGP to fresh recruits

SRINAGAR: The Director General of Police Dilbag Singh thanked the government, especially Lt. Governor GC Murmu for taking keen interest in Police welfare. He said Lt. Governor visited the police headquarters on the very first day of the opening of offices in winter capital, which reflects his concern for the welfare of police force. Singh […]

1 person killed in Uri snow avalanche

BARAMULLA: One person was killed in Jabri area in Uri near Line of Control after he along with his associate was caught in a snow avalanche in the nearby forest. According to locals, Mohammad Ismail Jinder along with Amjad Ahmad Sood had gone to woods to extract firewood but got caught in an avalanche. After […]

Drivers of private school stage protest in Baramulla

BARAMULLA: A protest was Monday held outside the District Development Commissioner Baramulla office by the drivers of a leading private school seeking immediate release of their salaries. The drivers working at SRM Welkin School who were more than 20 in number assembled outside the office and sought intervention of administration for early release of their […]

Snowfall aftermath: Power, water shortage hit north Kashmir villages

Efforts being made to restore essential services, says officials

Snowfall aftermath: Power, water shortage hit north Kashmir villages

BARAMULLA: Several villages in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district have been hit by power and water shortage due to recent snowfall and the residents slam administration for failing to restore essential services. The worst hit areas are Pattan and LoC in Uri and Kupwara. Over 40 villages in Pattan are yet to receive power and water […]