Anti-PDD protests in CM’s hometown, highway blocked

Anti-PDD protests in CM’s hometown, highway blocked

Bijbehara: Hundreds of people in Bijbehara town of Anantnag district on Thursday blocked the Srinagar-Jammu national highway against the pathetic power supply in the town. The protesting people alleged that they were not getting even a few hours of uninterrupted power supply for over two months now. “Despite being one of the first metered areas […]

Ganderbal villagers protest against PDD

Ganderbal villagers protest against PDD

Ganderbal: Residents of Hariganwan Monday protested against PDD for not installing a high capacity transformer in the locality which they say will relieve them from unscheduled frequent power cuts. Residents of Hariganwan Kangan blocked Srinagar-Leh at Hariganiwan and did not allow movement of traffic on the road. The protesters chanted slogans against the concerned authorities […]

Srinagar shivers at minus 4.6, dry weather to continue: MeT

Srinagar shivers at minus 4.6, dry weather to continue: MeT

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir meteorological department on Saturday has predicted weather to remain dry till January 17 in Kashmir. Kashmir is now under the grip of ‘Chillai-Kalan’ a 40- day harshest period of winter. It ends on January 31, but the cold wave continues even after that in the Valley. The minimum temperature in […]

Skin ailments increase in winters, people must take precautions, say experts

SRINAGAR: While people pay a lot of attention to skincare in summer, they usually ignore the essential care during the chilly winter months. Experts say dermatological problems are aggravated by cold and dry air during the winter months. They say that the season witnesses an increase in the number of patients with skin ailments or […]

Govt depts, forces owe Rs 1892 cr power dues

Govt depts, forces owe Rs 1892 cr power dues

SHOPIAN: Several government departments and forces owe as much as Rs 1892 crore to Power Development Department (PDD) on account of electricity bills by October 2017, the government informed the legislative assembly on Thursday. It includes the PDD itself. In reply to a question by Handwara legislator Abdul Rasheed Sheikh the government said that government […]

Power woes: Hamdaniya colony residents demand transformer

Power woes: Hamdaniya colony residents demand transformer

ARIF RASHID SRINAGAR: The residents of Hamdaniya colony Bemina of sector D on Thursday protested against the Power Development Department (PDD) here demanding a transformer. The protesters said that their transformer was damaged 35 days ago. “We have also requested the PDD from time to time to bring the new transformer in the colony. We […]

Severe cold wave in Kashmir, Srinagar freezes at minus 6

Severe cold wave in Kashmir, Srinagar freezes at minus 6

SRINAGAR: Srinagar recorded its coldest night this winter at minus 6.1 degrees Celsius, marginally down from minus 6 degrees Celsius recorded the previous night, an official of the MET department said on Monday. Bright sunshine during the day, however, has come as a bit of relief for the residents of valley as the maximum temperature […]

Kashmir experiences season’s coldest night

Kashmir experiences season’s coldest night

New Delhi: Kashmir division, including Ladakh region, experienced the coldest night of the season in the state as the cold wave sweeping the Valley tightened its grip, Met officials said on Sunday The night temperature dropped across Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region, at some places by several degrees, with many weather monitoring stations marking the […]

Hajin locality reels under darkness, demand high capacity transformer

Hajin locality reels under darkness, demand high capacity transformer

Hajin: The residents of Mir Mohalla Hajin of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district expressed anger against the Power Development Department (PDD) for installing a low capacity 100 KV transformer for hundreds of households instead of 250KV required for the locality. The aggrieved residents told Kashmir Reader said that their transformer was damaged around third time in […]

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