PK Pole is Div Com Kashmir

Minor rejig in admin

Srinagar: The government on Tuesday appointed Pandurang Kondbarao Pole as Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir replacing Baseer Ahmad Khan who has been appointed as advisor to LG. It also ordered minor rejig in the administration. According to an order, Asgar Hassan Samoon, IAS(JK:1993), Principal Secretary to the Government, Animal and Sheep Husbandry Department, holding additional charge of […]

Coronavirus scare: Filthy streams, drains in Baramulla pose threat to human health

BARAMULLA: Amid coronavirus worries, filthy streams and drains in north Kashmir’s Baramulla town is posing a threat to human health with locals saying that it can borne diseases. “All the drains are filled with waste. Streams are filthy. Markets too give a different picture. It is a matter of concern,” locals said. They said that […]

Khrew Health Centre remains closed in absence of staff

PAMPORE: Health Sub Centre at Bathina Khrew village in south Kashmir remains closed for days “due to lack of staff” with locals saying that government is not paying attention to their woes. The residents told Kashmir Reader the Sub Centre do not function for days altogether as it has staff of just two people. “The […]

150 Shopian cab drivers have no space to operate

SHOPIAN: Cab drivers in south Kashmir’s Imamsahib Shopian said that they are without stand for two decades and are facing humiliation in the hands of police, army, shopkeepers and commuters “as they have to look for a space on the road”. Drivers said that they started makeshift stand the year 2000, but since then no […]

Akbar Lone calls for release of Kashmiri detainees in Parliament

NEW DELH: National Conference leader and member of Parliament Muhammad Akbar Lone on Tuesday raised the issue of release of Kashmiri detainees languishing in prisons in and outside J&K. The statement issued by party said, “While speaking in Lok Sabha on Tuesday, Lone said majority of people who are languishing in jails outside J&K come […]

Safety and security of people our prime concern: DGP

SRINAGAR: Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Tuesday said that safety and security of people is our prime concern and directed the security of venerable places and persons be beefed up as per requirement. He said that Pakistan is continuously looking to foment trouble in J&K by pushing militants here, “but like the […]

3 pharmacies sealed in Khrew for violating norms

PAMPORE: Three pharmacies were sealed in Khew area of Pampore during a raid by Drug and Food Control organization (DFCO) on Tuesday for violating norms. “During the inspection, DFCO closed three pharmaceutical shops at Khrew for violating Drug and Cosmetics Act,” Drug Inspector Tasaduq Hussain told Kashmir Reader. He said that the shops have been […]

138 infiltrations reported along LoC, IB: Govt

‘157 militants killed in 2019’

138 infiltrations reported along LoC, IB: Govt

NEW DELHI: As many as 138 cases of infiltration by militants were reported along the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB) in 2019 and 157 militants were “neutralised” in the said period in Jammu and Kashmir, the government informed Parliament on Monday. In a written response to a question in the Rajya Sabha, […]

‘Toughest time’ for media since Aug 5, Kashmir Press Club tells PCI team

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Press Club (KPC) management committee, comprising President Shuja-ul-Haq, Vice President Moazum Mohammad, General Secretary Ishfaq Tantry and Treasurer Farooq Javed Khan met the three-member Fact Finding Committee of Press Council of India (PCI) in Srinagar on Monday. Without mincing words, the Kashmir Press Club office bearers told the visiting delegation that the […]

Coronavirus scare: Bank employees seek sanitisers, masks in wake of public dealings

KALEEM GEELANI SRINAGAR: Bank employees on Monday urged its administration to provide them with sanitisers and masks, saying they have to deal with public on daily basis. The appeal comes in wake of coronavirus pandemic across the world and WHO has asked people to take preventive measures and avoid unnecessary travel and large gatherings. J&K […]