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13-Mar-2017 Srinagar

In PDP-NC tussle, Kupwara village reels under darkness for 3 years

Nearly 35 households in a remote Kupwara village are reeling under darkness for nearly three years, courtesy a tussle between NC and ruling PDP.According to locals of Chopan Mohalla in Sohipora, a 63 KV transformer and 8 tubular electric poles were allotted...

07-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Acute shortage of sugar and flour persist in Valley

Tall claims by the government and Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) on stock position in the Valley notwithstanding, Kashmir Valley has been facing acute shortage of sugar and flour from past many months.There is no flour and sugar at CAPD depots...

10-Feb-2017 Shopian

Legislators village without transformer for a month

Even after the expiry of a month, the Power Development Department has neither installed a new transformer nor repaired the damaged one in local legislators village in South Kashmir’s Shopian district.Locals from Panchayat Mohalla Meemandar Shopian told news...

10-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Power Crisis:PDD forced to affect distress cuts

Amid power crisis in Kashmir Valley, Government Tuesday said that with the onset of winters in Kashmir Valley, usage of heating gadgets by the consumers increase manifolds. The Government said that the rampant use of these heating gadgets overloads the power...

27-Dec-2016 Srinagar

Three years on:SKIMS ‘liver transplant unit’ still in limbo

Authorities at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Soura have miserably failed to operationalize ‘liver transplant unit’ which was sanctioned so that patients from state particularly from Kashmir Valley need not to visit outside for liver transplantation....

23-Dec-2016 Srinagar

Power Crisis:Srinagar residents lockdown PDD office

Locals from Maisuma and its adjacent area’s Friday took to streets against Power Development Department (PDD) and locked down its main office located at Basant Bagh Srinagar.Eyewitnesses told CNS that a large number of people from Basant Bagh, Manir Bagh, Nai...

22-Dec-2016 Srinagar

For CBSE registration, Minto Circle School mints lakhs from students

A prominent educational institute in Srinagar was charging Rs 300 to the students for consecutive three years asking them that the money would be utilized to get the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) registration for the school.However, what...

15-Dec-2016 Pulwama

Power woes continue to haunt people

Pesky power cuts across district Pulwama Thursday triggered massive protest against Power Development Department while protestors locked Receiving Station Awantipora restricting the movement of employees for hours together.    Eyewitnesses told CNS...

09-Dec-2016 Srinagar

‘Students at schools Drink unsafe water’

Over the last decades, the drinking water at the hundreds of schools across Jammu and Kashmir has been found to contain unsafe levels of lead, pesticides and dozens of other toxins.Experts say that contaminants have almost surfaced at public and private schools...

07-Dec-2016 Srinagar

Kashmir hospitals have 1 nurse for 30 patients, claims doctors body

Doctors Association Kashmir Wednesday expressed concern over a serious shortage of nursing staff in Kashmir hospitals that is adversely affecting health care quality and patient outcome.In a statement issued here, president of the Association Dr Nisar-ul-Hasan...

03-Dec-2016 Srinagar

On relaxation day, Massive traffic jam irk commuters

Amid relaxation in shutdown, massive traffic jam was witnessed at various areas of summer capital Srinagar on Saturday resulting in the immense hardships to the commuters.Commuters faced tremendous hardships throughout the day as massive traffic Jam was witnessed...

26-Nov-2016 Srinagar

Nothing is free at SKIMS, Poor patients rue their fate

Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura that was set up by late Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah for the ‘poor’ ailing patients of Kashmir has changed into a money-minting hospital where patients have to pay even for a...

18-Nov-2016 Bandipora

Poor BSNL service from 2 years irk Gund Jahangir residents

In absence of any mobile tower in Gund Jahangir area of Sumbal Sonawari tehsil of North Kashmir’s Banidpora district, all the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)  subscribers have been suffering from past two years. The subscribers alleged that despite...

08-Nov-2016 Srinagar

Thousands of villagers still without proper and safe drinking water

Despite Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s strict directions for providing the safe and potable drinking water to every household in the state, the Public Health engineering department has so far failed to provide proper and safe water to the thousands of villagers.Sources...

05-Nov-2016 Srinagar

Evening traffic jams irks commuters in Srinagar city

Failure of authorities to put in place measures for traffic regulation in evenings causes traffic jams in the city-centre. Commuters have been facing a tough time for the last two days as traffic cops disappear from roads during evening hours. People throng...

03-Nov-2016 Srinagar

Authorities forget rehabilitation of flood victims

Authorities have left hundreds of flood victims in lurch as the aggrieved are running from pillar to post to get rehabilitation package from Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) and Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP).The devastated floods hit most...

01-Nov-2016 Srinagar

Super-Specialty Hospital still a distant dream for Kashmir

Even after the delay of 8 long years, Government Super-Specialty Hospital in capital city Srinagar is not fully functional. Reports said that only few departments have been made functional from the Shireen Bagh Building.Though Principal Government Medical...

28-Oct-2016 Srinagar

Doctors thrashed attendant, damage hospital property

The ward 6 of SMHS hospital turned into battle ground on Friday morning when a couple of doctors not only damaged hospital property but also beat up an attendant black and blue. The doctors according to eyewitnesses even broke the cell phone of an attendant...

25-Oct-2016 Srinagar

Fears of Stray dogs haunt Srinagar Citizens

Already wounded Srinagar city, now a days is also facing the wrath of an unusual enemy-the stray dogs.Resentment is brewing among the Srinagarites against the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) for failing to curb the dog menace. “The stray dog population...

24-Oct-2016 Uri (Jammu and Kashmir)

8 months on, Uri fire victims yet to receive compensation

Eight months have passed since the deadly blaze destroyed 50 structures in this border town, but not a single victim has yet received any compensation from the district administration.The traders are aghast over what they call the “callous attitude” of the...

16-Oct-2016 Srinagar

People barred from broadband service in north Kashmir

Scores of people from different areas of north Kashmir on Sunday accused Bharat Sanachar Nigam Limited (BSNL) authorities shelving the norms while providing the service.“They delay the process without any reason while giving the broadband connection. They are...

11-Sep-2016 Srinagar

Amid unrest, Water scarcity hit several Srinagar areas

Amid unrest in the Valley, the inhabitants of several areas of Srinagar here have complained of acute water scarcity in their area.Accusing the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department for failing to ignore their plights, the residents of several Srinagar...

07-Sep-2016 Baramulla

Pattan Hospital lacks facilities

Over decades after its establishment, the Sub District Hospital in North Kashmir’s Pattan town is craving for Digital X Ray, Generator and Ambulance.Patients have to get their normal or Digital x ray tests done in private, as the hospital doesn’t have a generator...

17-Aug-2016 Kishtwar

Kishtwar, Mendhar shut down against Kashmir killings

Civilian killings in Kashmir continue to spark shutdown in Chenab Valley where Muslim community have been denouncing the innocent killings at the hands of government forces. Chenab Valley had observed India’s Independence Day as Black Day.Reports said that on...

17-Aug-2016 Uri

Loy lying HT wires put people at risk in Uri

Residents of main town Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district Wednesday said that their life is under constant threat due to the presence of overhead high tension wires that are lying low and touching the roof tops of their residential houses.They said that...

08-Aug-2016 Kupwara

BSNL Broadband customer charge for gag period in Kupwara

In wake of current unrest in Valley, Hundreds of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) subscribers are aghast over the suspended service of company in district kupwara from last few months. The Government of India owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)...

20-Jul-2016 Darhal (Rajouri)

Rajouri residents rue lack of facilities

People here in Rajouri have alleged that they lack each and every facility while roads are in dilapidated condition as a result commuters have been facing a tough time.The locals said that most of the link roads including from Dassal, Mankot, Gurdhanbala, Thudi,...

06-Jul-2016 Jammu/Srinagar

Thousands offer Eid prayers in Jammu and Kashmir

Thousands of Muslims across Jammu and Kashmir offered Eid-ul-Fitr prayers on Wednesday at the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.There were large Eid prayer congregations at Eidgah, Hazratbal, Polo Ground and other places in the summer capital Srinagar.Similar...

04-Jul-2016 Srinagar

Water scarcity hits Srinagar areas

Inhabitants of several Srinagar areas are facing acute water shortage from past two days and said that the authorities have failed to provide uninterrupted drinking water supply to them.The residents of several areas including Gow Kadal, Habba Kadal, Fateh Kadal,...

28-Jun-2016 Srinagar

Commuters face hardships as Kaloosa residents take streets against PHE

Commuters had to face tremendous hardships on Tuesday as the inhabitants of Kaloosa in North Kashmir's Bandipora district blocked Kaloosa Bridge, connecting Bandipora with Sopore to protest against Public Health Engineering (PHE) department for failing to provide...

25-Jun-2016 Srinagar

Teacher paucity hits Nagbal Govt School

At a time when the government claims streamlining the education sector in the state, the Government High School Nagbal in Kandi district of Baramulla is painting a grim picture with school facing acute shortage of teachers thereby leaving students to suffer.Talking...

21-Jun-2016 Kupwara

BSNL subscribers aghast over poor connectivity in Kupwara

Hundreds of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) subscribers are aghast over the poor service of company in district Kupwara from last few days. The subscribers of Kupwara complained that their service was totally out –of-service from last few days and concerned...

13-Jun-2016 Srinagar

Ailing Health Sector:Permanent employees without salaries for 8 months

Female Multipurpose Health Workers (FMPHW) working in the state’s health department on permanent basis alleged that no salary has been paid to them from over 8 months making their life miserable and pushing their families to starvation.Scores of FMPH Workers...

12-Jun-2016 Srinagar

Water scarcity hits Anantnag villages

Accusing the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department for ignoring their plights, the resident of several Anantnag villages here have demanded immediate redressal of their genuine grievances.People of several villages including Kamad, Bonadialgam, schichen,...

03-Jun-2016 Kupwara

Dilapidated roads irk Kupwara residents

Worried about the bad condition of many roads here in the frontier district, the residents have appealed the concerned authorities to macadamize main as well as other link roads as they were lying in dilapidated condition for past several years.While expressing...

30-May-2016 Anantnag

Unscheduled power cuts irk Anantnag residents

The residents of various areas in Anantnag district are up in arms against the Power Development Department (PDD) for ‘failing to provide adequate electricity n their areas.’Inhabitants of various areas including Kamad, Chrichri pora, Lalan, Brinty, Dialgam,...

27-May-2016 Srinagar

Contaminated water supplied to Pulwama village

Panic has gripped a Pulwama village after some people were infected by typhoid due to contaminated drinking water supplied by the PHE.However the health authorities said that the disease is “under control” and there is no need to panic.Locals in Pinglen village,...

24-May-2016 Budgam

JK Bank Branch Khag:Customers accuse staff of misbehavior

Customers visiting Jammu and Kashmir Bank Branch Khag in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district Tuesday alleged that the Bank staff of the Branch treats them like beggars and frequently display highest degree of desrepect for the visiting customers in the Bank.A delegation...

20-May-2016 Srinagar

Shopian residents demand transformer re-appear

Residents in Shopian village are angry with the power development department for failing to re-appear the defunct transformer from the last one month.Residents of Mir Mohalla in Karea Shadab said that their transformer is defunct from the last one month but the...

17-May-2016 Srinagar

Commuters face trouble as Bandipora-Sumbal road is in shambles

Worried about the bad condition of main road between Bandipora to Sumbal in north Kashmir, the residents have appealed the concerned authorities to repair and macadamise the road.Talking to Kashmir News Service (KNS), people said that the condition of road is...

07-May-2016 Baramulla

Government higher secondary Pattan turned into a pigeon house

Despite the tall claims of government for improving the standard of education in the state, historical building is awaiting for its up gradation. Under the shadow of Chinars, Government Higher Secondary School Pattan lacks all modern facilities which one school...

29-Apr-2016 Srinagar

Without an alternative, authorities bulldozed Mehjoor Nagar Bridge

Without providing people any alternative, authorities in an anti-people move bulldozed Mehjoor Nagar bridge, closing it for vehicular movement, the move that angered thousands of people residing in different areas including Mehjoor Nagar, Natipora, Syed Abad...

28-Apr-2016 Kupwara

32 villages in Kupwara district reel under darkness

At least 32 villages in Kupwara district are reeling under darkness from April 25 due to the transformer in receiving station not getting repaired from past couple of days.According to the locals, the transformer in Ganapora Rafiabad receiving station developed...

27-Apr-2016 Kupwara

College and a School functioning from same building

Belying the tall claims of successive regimes of Jammu and Kashmir over upgradation of infrastructure in education sector, in an 8 room single dilapidated building in frontier district Kupwara a college for women and Middle School are functioning simultaneously.A...

22-Apr-2016 Srinagar

Batamaloo to bypass road irks people

Though the authorities claim to have macadamized the roads in Valley despite the harsh winter months by importing a specific chemical from outside, the dilapidated road leading from Batamaloo to Bypass is puncturing the government claims.The transporters, residents...

19-Apr-2016 Bandipora

Gurez and Tulail lack basic amenities of life

The residents of Gurez and Tulail areas of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district Tuesday alleged that successive regimes have completely neglected them and these areas according to them lack basic amenities of life. They said that so many Chief Minister’s visited...

11-Apr-2016 Kupwara

Govt High school Tikker sans toilet, basic facilities

Bellying the tall claims of the authorities of bringing reforms in education sector, the government schools in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district sans the basic facilities posing a question on the government reforms.Under Right to Education, it is mandatory to...

10-Apr-2016 Srinagar

Poor BSNL service irk subscribers in Kupwara

With the poor network service of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) across Kashmir especially in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, the cellular company has come under severe criticism with its subscribers alleging it to be a reason of immense hardships.The...

09-Apr-2016 Anantnag

Fuel Smell in spring water at village lowermunda Qazigund Anantnag

On finding “Fuel smell” in a Spring at Reshinag lowermunda Qazigund that supplies water to Bongam Lowermunda in South Kashmir in Anantnag District, the PHE has already appealed people to not use water for the drinking purposes. KNS received a report from...

08-Apr-2016 Srinagar

Blasting for NH tunnel renders villagers without water

The blasting for construction of a tunnel for four lanning of Jammu-Srinagar Highway has rendered people in a Qazigund village in Anantnag district without drinking water.Following the foul smell in a spring at Reshinag Lowermunda in Qazigund, residents...

30-Mar-2016 Srinagar

‘No facilities for cancer patients at SKIMS’

As Jammu and Kashmir reports over 7000 cases of cancer annually, the administrators at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Soura here have miserably failed to install various cancer treatment facilities at the Institute-courtesy: zero accountability.A...

29-Mar-2016 Pattna

12 years on :Sixty crore Trauma hospital still not functional

Twelve years on, the sub District Trauma hospital Pattan on which a whooping sum of Rs 60 crores have been spent so far is yet to get operational. The Health Department has failed to clear the liabilities of Civil, Mechanical and Electrical contractors as a...

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