Power woes irk people in Baramulla villages

Power woes irk people in Baramulla villages

Baramulla: Most villages and towns across Baramulla district are facing acute power shortage over the past several weeks due to which people are facing severe hardships. Residents complained that apart from the unscheduled curtailments, very low voltage has increased the problems of people. Residents of Uri and Boniyar said that despite presence of three major […]

SAC approves extension of payment date for power dues by businesses

SAC approves extension of payment date for power dues by businesses

JAMMU: The State Administrative Council (SAC) has approved extension of payment date for outstanding power dues for businesses under Amnesty Scheme for one month from the date of issuance of notification in this regard. According to the SAC decision, the extension is, however, applicable with the modification that outstanding dues shall be paid in one […]

PDD negligence leaves Pampore lineman with serious electrocution injury

PDD negligence leaves Pampore lineman with serious electrocution injury

PAMPORE: Negligence on the part of the Power Development Department (PDD) left a young lineman seriously injured while carrying out repairs at Wuyan village of Pampore in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday afternoon. He was shifted to SDH Pampore from where he was shifted to SKIMS Soura hospital in Srinagar in critical condition. Locals […]

Residents protest power crises in Sopore

Residents protest power crises in Sopore

BARAMULLA: The residents of Nowpora area of Sopore in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district staged a protest on Wednesday against the shortage of electricity in their area. The reports said a large number of people including women and children from Nowpora area of Sopore staged a protest against the shortage of electricity in the area on […]

Fresh snowfall in higher reaches of Kashmir

Fresh snowfall in higher reaches of Kashmir

Srinagar: Higher reaches of Kashmir received fresh snowfall on Monday while some areas in plains received intermittent rains, forcing the closure of several vital road-links including the Srinagar-Leh National Highway. The overcast conditions led to rise in the minimum temperature in the valley. Fresh snowfall has been recorded in Gulmarg the famous ski-resort in north […]

Mughal Road closes

Mughal Road closes

Jammu: The Mughal Road, connecting Jammu’s Poonch and Rajouri districts with South Kashmir’s Shopian, was closed for vehicular traffic Monday after higher reaches of Kashmir received fresh snowfall, officials said. The Mughal Road was closed for vehicular traffic as a precautionary measure after the snowfall in Pir Ki Gali and other areas, they said. The […]

Govt ready to deal with any weather eventuality: Div Com

Govt ready to deal with any weather eventuality: Div Com

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Monday said that divisional administration is fully prepared and ready to deal any kind of weather eventuality. The Divisional Commissioner made these remarks while addressing the media persons here at a function organised by JKSHRC. He said that after receiving weather advisory from Indian Meteorological Centre, Rambagh […]

Self Sufficiency in Power Generation

Self Sufficiency in Power Generation

Self sufficiency is an idea and theme that Kashmir seems to be averse to. This is reflected in our electricity generation and distribution sector. A place like Kashmir which has been blessed with abundant water resources constitutes the ultimate irony. We should not only be generating power, round the clock for the masses but also […]

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