Market checking, vigil on Kashmir-bound food trucks: Dr Kabir

Market checking, vigil on Kashmir-bound food trucks: Dr Kabir

JAMMU: On the directions of Commissioner Food Safety, Dr. Abdul Kabir Dar, various food markets across the state were inspected for ensuring the availability of safe and wholesome food to the consumers. Keeping in view the frequent closure of Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, the enforcement officers checked the quality of food items including livestock, fruits and […]

Farooq Abdullah seeks Civil Aviation min’s intervention over exorbitant airfares

Farooq Abdullah seeks Civil Aviation min’s intervention over exorbitant airfares

New Delhi: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday meets Civil Aviation minister Suresh Prabhu at New Delhi and asked for his intervention in resolving the crisis of exorbitant fares charged by airlines on Delhi-Srinagar and Delhi-Ladakh routes. “Farooq underscored the need to impress upon airlines to bring down the rising airfares,” the statement issued […]

All eyes on highway as empty markets await supplies

All eyes on highway as empty markets await supplies

Srinagar: Markets in Kashmir are waiting with bated breath for supplies to resume after the Srinagar-Jammu highway re-opened for traffic on Tuesday after almost eight days of continuous closure. An acute shortage of food supplies in Kashmir has been caused by the highway closure, especially of fresh vegetables, mutton, poultry and fruits. According to locals, […]

Ensure availability of essential supplies: Guv

Ensure availability of essential supplies: Guv

SRINAGAR: Governor S P Malik has issued directions to the Divisional Commissioners of Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh and all the Deputy Commissioners for expeditiously addressing the hardships being faced by people caused due to heavy snowfall and rains for the past few days. Governor asked the Deputy Commissioners to personally review and ensure prompt and […]

Stranded vehicles allowed to move towards Srinagar

Stranded vehicles allowed to move towards Srinagar

Banihal/Jammu: The Jammu-Srinagar Highway was reopened for one-way traffic on Tuesday after remaining closed for a week due to heavy snowfall and incessant rains in the region, officials said. Hundreds of Kashmir-bound stranded vehicles were given green signal on Tuesday afternoon after the roads were cleared for vehicular traffic, he said. The 270-km-long highway was […]

Avalanche warning issued

Avalanche warning issued

SRINAGAR: Divisional Administration Kashmir on Tuesday issued an avalanche warning for the next 24-hours for hilly and avalanche prone areas of Kashmir Valley, Leh and Kargil districts. “Avalanche warning valid for next 24 hours from February 12 (1700 hrs) to February 13, 2019 (1700 hrs) exists for avalanche-prone areas in Anantnag, Baramulla, Budgam, Kulgam, Kupwara, […]

Snowfall harbinger of good crop for paddy farmers, apple growers

Snowfall harbinger of good crop for paddy farmers, apple growers

SHOPIA: A silver lining in all the heavy snowfall that south Kashmir has seen in recent days is the cheer it has brought to farmers, apple growers, and orchardists. They as well as horticulture experts say that good snowfall in winter guarantees a good crop in the year ahead, ensuring plentiful water for irrigation of […]

The Other (and Real) Side of Winter

The Other (and Real) Side of Winter

Farhad Ahmad Pir Everyone yearns for the advent of winter as it is wholly different from the other seasons. Children start counting the days of the approaching winter. They believe that winter brings with itself snow and winter appears without snow like a bride without jewelry. Snow is a significant feature of winter. It changes […]

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