Mind your Language: It is Srinagar. Not Shrinagar!

Mind your Language: It is Srinagar. Not Shrinagar!

By M J Aslam Srinagar is the capital city of the Kashmir vale; since times immemorial it is named and pronounced as Sri-(sun)-Nagar-(city) which (city of sun or sun-city) is its real meaning. But, in the recent past, a trend has been set by the Indian media, its showbiz industry, politicians, and Hindu nationalists to […]

Srinagar poor to benefit from new reservation: Bukhari

Srinagar poor to benefit from new reservation: Bukhari

JAMMU: Minister for Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari Saturday congratulated Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Minister for Social Welfare Sajjad Gani Lone for providing 6 percent reservation for the poorest of the poor and underprivileged sections of the society. He said the landmark move will immensely benefit such disadvantageous classes of people not only in […]

Abid Rasheed is DC Srinagar

Abid Rasheed is DC Srinagar

Srinagar: The J&K government has posted Syed Abid Rasheed Shah as district commissioner Srinagar. He was serving in Anantnag. An order issued by general administration department (GAD) on Thursday said that Farooq Ahmad Lone, the outgoing DC, has been posted as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in tourism department at civil secretariat. The government has […]

Helicopter service launched on Srinagar-Kargil sector

Helicopter service launched on Srinagar-Kargil sector

KARGIL: Minister for Works, Naeem Akhtar Sunday launched maiden commercial helicopter service between Kargil and Srinagar for the locals and the tourists. Chairman Legislative Council Haji Anayat Ali, CEC LAHDC (Kargil) Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan, Vice Chairman KVIB Peerzada Mansoor Hussain, Director Tourism Kashmir, Mehmood Ahmad Shah and other senior officers of the district administration […]

BRO begins resurfacing of Srinagar-Leh highway

BRO begins resurfacing of Srinagar-Leh highway

Sonamarg: The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has started the challenging task of maintaining and resurfacing of the Sonamarg-Leh road at Zojilla pass, the hilly and one of the highest motorable roads. The road remains closed for almost six months due to rough weather conditions. The Project beacon has started work on the upper alignment of […]

Ladakh Srinagar road to open soon: DC Ganderbal

Ladakh Srinagar road to open soon: DC Ganderbal

Ganderbal: The Srinagar-Leh highway is likely to be thrown open for vehicular traffic within few days, DC Ganderbal Tariq Hussain Ganie said Wednesday after a visit to Zero Point Zojila. The snow clearance process is underway in the tough Zojila pass and zero point areas in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir. Ganie said that the […]

Srinagar: A Squalid City

Srinagar: A Squalid City

Cities are the face(s) of places and essentially reflect the overall tenor and tone of a given place. This point pertains not only to aesthetics but also the nature of urbanization, public health and hygiene. By these parameters, where does our very own Srinagar City stand?  Abysmally decrepit is the answer –especially and more so, […]

CM conducts surprise city tour during night

CM conducts surprise city tour during night

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti conducted a surprise visit of various areas of Srinagar city late last night to take an on the spot appraisal of the various services delivered by concerned departments to the city dwellers and to check the on ground presence of these departments in these areas. The Chief Minister specifically checked […]

Mehbooba pitches for Srinagar, Jammu as CNG cities

Mehbooba pitches for Srinagar, Jammu as CNG cities

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today pitched for declaring Srinagar and Jammu as CNG cities in view of the future needs even as she also sought execution of work at fast pace on the Bathinda-Jammu–Srinagar Gas Pipeline and increase in the quota of subsidized kerosene oil to the State. The Chief Minister said this while […]

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