Panchayat polls record 61 percent turnout

Panchayat polls record 61 percent turnout

JAMMU: State Election Commissioner, K K Sharma said that 61.10 percent and 49.25 percent voter turnout was recorded in the third phase of Panch and Sarpanch by-polls. He said that by-poll for Panch seats were held in 327 constituencies in the third phase. A total of 31844 electors (including 16600 males and 15244 females) exercised […]

12 more die of Covid in J&K

12 more die of Covid in J&K

Srinagar: Twelve more persons infected with Covid-19 died on Saturday, taking the total number of deaths related to the pandemic to 1,742 in Jammu and Kashmir. According to officials, six deaths were reported in Kashmir and six in Jammu division. The deceased persons include one each from Srinagar, Budgam, Anantnag, and three from Bandipora, two […]

India biggest buyer of COVID-19 vaccine with 1.6 bn doses

India biggest buyer of COVID-19 vaccine with 1.6 bn doses

New Delhi: India is the largest buyer of COVID-19 vaccines in the world with 1.6 billion doses, according to a global analysis, a number some scientists say could cover 800 million people, or 60 per cent of its population, and will be enough to develop herd immunity’. India has purchased 500 million doses of the […]

Urgently build western peripheral road along Dal Lake: HC

Urgently build western peripheral road along Dal Lake: HC

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Saturday directed the government to take urgent steps to construct a western peripheral road on the Dal Lake in order to prevent encroachments on the lake. The court after taking the report of the committee of experts on record passed a slew of directions to the authorities pointing out […]

‘Cumbersome’ process of World Bank funds hampers work on two bridges

‘Cumbersome’ process of World Bank funds hampers work on two bridges

Anantnag: Two vital bridges in the south Kashmir districts of Pulwama and Shopian were damaged in the devastating floods of September 2014. Their reconstruction, funded by the World Bank, was taken up in late 2017 by the Jammu and Kashmir Projects Development Corporation (JKPCC). But funds from the World Bank were slow to arrive, and […]

BJP committed to people, ‘Gupkar gang’ to their families: Irani

BJP committed to people, ‘Gupkar gang’ to their families: Irani

Jammu: Union minister Smriti Irani said on Friday the BJP had “proved” its commitment to the society in the most difficult times, while the “Gupkar gang” only served their own personal families during the period. Irani hit the campaign trail for the district development council elections as the star campaigner of the BJP and addressed […]

Mercury dips in Valley

Mercury dips in Valley

Srinagar: Temperatures at most places in Kashmir stayed above the freezing point owing to overcast conditions with Gulmarg and Kokernag being the two weather stations where the mercury stayed below zero, officials said on Saturday. Gulmarg skiing resort in north Kashmir was the coldest recorded place in the Valley with a minimum temperature of minus […]

People have right to demonstrate peacefully: UN spokesperson on farmers’ protest in India

People have right to demonstrate peacefully: UN spokesperson on farmers’ protest in India

UNITED NATIONS: People have a right to demonstrate peacefully and authorities should let them do so, spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said on the farmers’ protests in India. India has called the remarks by foreign leaders on protests by farmers as “ill-informed” and “unwarranted” as the matter pertained to the internal affairs of […]

Another nocturnal burglary of cattle in Shopian

Another nocturnal burglary of cattle in Shopian

Shopian: Buglers stole more than a dozen domestic animals, including cows and calf, during night hours, on Thursday night, the second such burglary in a week in the area. Locals from Chitragam and Aloora villages told Kashmir Reader that the stolen cows were worth lacs of rupees. They said that the burglars struck on Thursday […]

NC pays tributes to Sheikh Abdullah on his birth anniversary

NC pays tributes to Sheikh Abdullah on his birth anniversary

Srinagar: The National Conference on Saturday paid rich tributes to party founder Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, popularly known as Sher-e-Kashmir’, on this 115th birth anniversary. Led by NC president Farooq Abdullah, the party leaders and workers held a commemorative function at the mausoleum of Sheikh Abdullah at Naseem Bagh on the banks of the Dal Lake […]

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