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04-Apr-2020 Srinagar

PM’s call for voluntary switch off of lights

The power corporations of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday called the apprehensions expressed by some, regarding the voluntary switch off of lights by people between 9.00 pm  to 9.09 pm on the 5th of April on Prime Minister’s appeal, as “misplaced”.According...

12-Mar-2020 Srinagar

Meet two brave women, who keep Srinagar areas clean

With the first light of the day, Fatima, starts her day with a broom in her hand always jostling to reach a posh locality in Srinagar with a sole aim to clean the garbage. She works as a sweeper with the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC).There is hardly...

12-Mar-2020 Srinagar

Isn’t there anybody who will listen to us?

A family from Lal Bazar Srinagar, carrying combustible substance emerged in Press Enclave Srinagar on Thursday. The members of the family displayed a petrol bottle and said they are carrying it to set themselves on fire. However, some people present in...

05-Mar-2020 Srinagar

Broadband internet services restored after 7 months in Kashmir

After lifting restriction on the access of social media the J&K government Thursday restored the broadband services in Kashmir after seven months.According to wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO)—internet was suspended in Jammu and Kashmir as part...

04-Mar-2020 Srinagar

After 7 months, Social media Curbs Removed in J&K

Union Territory J&K Restrictions from Social media were removed by administration on wednesday after seven months ban on the eve of August 5 after centre Scrapped Article 370 and 35 A from erstwhile state.The administration on January restored Internet...

04-Mar-2020 Srinagar

J&K Govt lifts ban on social media after 7 months

In a significant development, the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday choose to remove curbs on the social media by extending ban on the restoration of 4-G internet services till March 17.According to wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO),...

27-Feb-2020 Jammu

A dream come true- PMAY Scheme

A bright smile lights up Bishamber’s face as he proudly shows us his modest dwelling. Gesturing to his abode, he flaunts the newly constructed one room set including a kitchen. Expressions of relief and joy are mirrored in his face. A king couldn’t be...

14-Feb-2020 Patiala

Commemoration of 257 years of existence of Patiala

To commemorate the completion of 257 years of existence of PATIALA.Patiala Foundation through its iHERITAGE project in association with PHTPB conducted a heritage walk in the old city areas of Patiala.The walk started from Shahi Samadhan moving through...

12-Feb-2020 Srinagar

Foreign envoys speak in different tones on Kashmir visit

The 25 foreign envoys who arrived in Srinagar on Wednesday spoke in different tones even though majority of them evaded media. One of the ambassadors from Afghan stated that he saw shops open all around in Srinagar while as the Mexican envoy said that they...

23-Jan-2020 Bandipora

2 decades on, Bandipora-Gurez road widening project grounded

Even after passing of 21 years, the Bandipora-Gurez road widening project which was approved in the year 1999 is yet to be executed even as the road condition is worsening due to heavy snowfall during winter months every year.According to wire service—Kashmir...

16-Jan-2020 Srinagar

J&K Law Commission functioning without members

Signifying its non-seriousness, the Jammu & Kashmir government is yet to appoint members of its maiden Law Commission which is mandated to recommend repeal of archaic laws.According to wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the commission is functioning...

30-Dec-2019 Srinagar

Sorry State of Education: 3000 non-teaching posts vacant in Kashmir

Apart from its failure to strengthen the teaching section, the school education department has miserably failed to strengthen the non-teaching section of the department which has adversely affected the day to day affairs of the department.As per the official...

25-Dec-2019 Srinagar

Christmas fails to attract tourists in Kashmir

For the first time in last several decades, the Christmas has miserably failed to attract the tourists in Kashmir with almost all the hotels across Kashmir witnessing deserted rooms.According to the wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the hoteliers...

20-Dec-2019 Srinagar

Jamia Masjid re-opens for Friday prayers first time after Aug 5

The Friday congregational prayers were held at the historic Jamia Masjid for the first time after August 5 amid peaceful protests post prayers outside the masjid.There were no  Friday prayers at the grand masjid since August 5. However, Zuhr (afternoon)...

29-Nov-2019 Srinagar

Srinagar admin ‘shelves’ ambitious project to set up model schools

Signifying the non-seriousness of the authorities, the much-hyped initiative of district administration Srinagar to set up model schools in the district has been shelved. The administration had decided to upgrade the schools after imitating the Delhi model of schools.An...

29-Nov-2019 Srinagar

Will J&K UT come under jurisdiction of Central Information Commission?

The government of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has set-up a high-level committee to examine whether the UT will come under the purview of Central Information Commission or a separate commission has to be established for the new territorial entity.According...

26-Nov-2019 नई दिल्ली

Chairman, Lokpal Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose launches logo of Lokpal

The Chairman of Lokpal, Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose launched the logo of Lokpal, at an event held here today. The Members of Lokpal: Shri Justice Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale (Judicial Member), Shri Justice Pradeep Kumar Mohanty (Judicial Member), Shri Justice...

22-Nov-2019 Srinagar

Caged leaders relish Chicken twice a week

Amid the reports of inadequate facilities to Kashmiri caged leaders, the officials in the district administration claimed that the estimated cost for the food to these leaders is Rs five lakh per month at MLA Hostel Srinagar.Official sources while divulging...

17-Nov-2019 Srinagar

Caged mainstream Kashmiri leaders shifted from Centaur to MLA Hostel

After remaining incarcerated for more than three months at Centaur Hotel in Srinagar, the mainstream politicians who were detained on August 5, were on Sunday shifted to MLA Hostel here.Over two dozen mainstream political leaders associated with different...

16-Nov-2019 Srinagar

As life limps back to normalcy, online business still paralysed

As Kashmir limps back to normalcy after a gap of 100 days, business establishments are slowly returning to normal but online business continues to remain shut in the wake of non-availability of internet since August 5.According to wire service—Kashmir News...

16-Nov-2019 Srinagar

In times of exams, Valley schools get Rs 1000 as heating allowance

Making mockery of heating arrangements in Kashmir schools at a time when annual board exams for class 10 and 12 are underway, Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (BOSE) has disbursed a paltry amount of Rs 1000 as heating arrangement allowance for each...

15-Nov-2019 Srinagar

Tourist arrival in Kashmir all time low

The uncertainty triggered by August 5 announcement of Government of India about roll back of Article 370 and bifurcation of erstwhile state into two Union Territories (UTs) has  cast a shadow on the tourist arrival in Kashmir. The official figures have...

14-Nov-2019 Srinagar

1861 lives consumed in 70960 incidents of violence in J&K: GoI

As many as 41861 lives were consumed by the three-decade-old armed conflict in Jammu & Kashmir, the Government of India has claimed.According to wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), in an affidavit filed before the Supreme Court, the Ministry of...

13-Nov-2019 Srinagar

Communication gag: Wanna speed post, rush to GPO

At a time when most of the courier services across Kashmir are defunct since August 5, the General Post Office (GPO) at Lal Chowk, Srinagar has come alive with people thronging the place for speed post and other means of communication available there.According...

13-Nov-2019 Srinagar

After 100 days of shutdown, life limps back to normal in Kashmir

As the uncertainty crossed 100 day mark on Monday, the life across Kashmir is limping back to normalcy with many shops remaining open throughout the day while the private vehicles too are back on roads partially.According to eye-witnesses, frequent traffic...

12-Nov-2019 Srinagar

Article 370 roll back: Uncertainty in Kashmir completes 100 days

The uncertainty in Kashmir following the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status (Article 370), completed the 100 days on Tuesday with most of the shops in Srinagar and other districts remaining closed while the public traffic was partially back...

12-Nov-2019 Srinagar

4 more crucial state laws made applicable to J&K, Ladakh UTs

The Government of India has ordered that four more state laws will be applicable to the Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh forthwith.According to wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the President of India, under the Jammu and Kashmir...

06-Nov-2019 Srinagar

30 Lakh Pre-Paid Subscribers in Kashmir left in lurch

With continuous suspension of prepaid mobile services across Kashmir, the consumers here have expressed resentment, stating that they are facing huge losses as their only number available with their business partners are not being converted to postpaid services.According...

06-Nov-2019 Srinagar

J&K UT: Clouds of uncertainty hover on Milad Celebrations in Kashmir

Clouds of uncertainty continue to hover over the Eid-e-Milad-un Nabi (SAW) celebrations in Kashmir as authorities have convened a high level review meeting in Srinagar to decide whether to allow the people to the revered shrine at Hazratbal for night-long prayers...

05-Nov-2019 Srinagar

J&K as a UT: Name change of all impt places, institutions on cards

In a significant development, Centre is mulling to change the names of all the important places in Kashmir that includes Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC), Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Sher-e-Kashmir Park , Sher-e-Kashmir...

04-Nov-2019 Srinagar

Toy seller from UP dies, 40 others injured in Sgr grenade attack

A non-local resident was killed while as at least 40 people including three security forces personnel were injured in a grenade attack at Gonikhan area of Hari Singh High Street (HSHS) in the heart of Srinagar on Monday. The condition of three injured...

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