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, […]

Prices soar as stocks dwindle of vegetables, fruits, meat

Prices soar as stocks dwindle of vegetables, fruits, meat

ARIF RASHID SRINAGAR: Prices of vegetables, fruits, and chicken have risen sharply while mutton has almost vanished from markets in Srinagar due to the closure of the national highway. Locals are also blaming hoarding by traders and lack of control by government authorities on market supplies. The government-set rates are nowhere being implemented, said Ghulam […]

Police lathicharge stranded Kashmiri passengers in Jammu

Police lathicharge stranded Kashmiri passengers in Jammu

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday lathicharged Kashmir passengers stranded in winter capital Jammu and barred them from protesting against the state administration. Hundreds of Kashmiri passengers are stranded in Jammu for last one week due to the closure of Srinagar-Jammu highway in view of landslides in Ramban area. The stranded passengers, according […]

Div com takes cognisance of drug shortage reports

Div com takes cognisance of drug shortage reports

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan Monday chaired an emergency meeting of officers and pharma dealers to review the stock and supply position of essential and emergency drugs. According to officials, Khan today took cognisance of news reports about the shortage of some vital drugs in Kashmir markets following the closure of Srinagar-Jammu highway. […]

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