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19-Oct-2019 Srinagar

Now, Sunday markets come alive on every day in Srinagar

Amid uncertainty in Kashmir, the special Sunday markets that were earlier confined to Sundays only are now coming up on every day in the valley with street vendors setting up their stalls in and around the commercial Hub Lal Chowk giving a semblance of normalcy...

18-Oct-2019 Srinagar

‘From Kashmir with love’, apple crop races to outside markets

As hundreds of overloaded fruits laden trucks are transporting the crop outside valley without being searched by the traffic regulatory authorities and security agencies so that the apple crop reaches outside market in time.According to wire news service—Kashmir...

17-Oct-2019 Srinagar

Killing of Non Locals: South Kashmir under tight grip of fear again

Fear has gripped south Kashmir districts again after the killing of non-local trader, a driver and a laborer in south Kashmir’s twin districts of Pulwama and Shopian in past two days.Residents here told wire service Kashmir News Observer (KNO), soon after...

17-Oct-2019 Srinagar

Poor learning outcome of students: MHRD pulls up Education department

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has pulled up the Education department for poor learning outcome of students asking it to strengthen the Cluster Resource Centres (CRCs)."The learning outcomes in schools at primary level are poor and strengthening...

16-Oct-2019 New Delhi

Army Wife Achieves Individual Guinness World Records

Kiran Uniyal, w/o a serving Colonel of Indian Army has created  Individual Guinness World Records for “The most full contact knee strikes in three minutes (one leg) (female), 263 strikes” & “The most full contact knee strikes alternate legs in one...

16-Oct-2019 Srinagar

Post Paid Mobile Restoration: ‘Sorry no recharge available’

The restoration of postpaid mobile phone services are yet to provide any sigh of relief to thousands of users as they are unable to recharge their mobiles due to the lack of continuous internet gag and non-availability of recharge in the market.It has become...

14-Oct-2019 Srinagar

Restoration of Post Paid services: Jubilations across Kashmir

Just after a span of 70 days, restoration of postpaid cellular services brought back hope and happiness amid ongoing uncertainty among people of Kashmir even though long queues were seen at billing counters and recharge outlets across Srinagar.According to...

14-Oct-2019 Srinagar

Day 71: Amid Trim Trim of phones; life still out of gear

Even as at least 40 lakh postpaid phones started ringing across Kashmir on Monday afternoon, normal life  remains to be affected on the 71st straight day with cry for restoration of internet and pre-paid mobile phone services getting louder.According...

12-Oct-2019 Srinagar

In Srinagar, Black marketing at its peak, CAPD in slumber

The prices of essential commodities have skyrocketed in Srinagar with concerned Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution (CAPD) department failing to take any action in this regard.The street vendors at few places in the morning markets are selling the...

11-Oct-2019 Srinagar

Day 68: No Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid for 10th consecutive week

On the 10th consecutive Friday, the state administration didn’t allow the congregational prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar even as curbs were imposed in parts of downtown city.According to wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO),deployment...

08-Oct-2019 Srinagar

Selling petrol in bottles a new trend in Kashmir

Of late, selling of petrol bottles on the roadside has become a new trend in Kashmir as most of the fuel stations remain closed during the day. Those selling petrol on roadside in various parts of Srinagar claim that they are doing it to earn their livelihood...

08-Oct-2019 Srinagar

Is PDD going to waive off electricity fee to its consumers?

As the government has directed the school authorities to waive off the fees to the students for the period of its closure, the Power Development Department (PDD) too seems considering the waiving off the electricity bills to its consumers as the department...

08-Oct-2019 Srinagar

Forget 370, BDC polls set off new political discourse in Kashmir

With Block Development (BDC) elections in Kashmir on cards, the political discourse has completely changed in Kashmir in last few days as Sarpanchs and Panchs are being reached out by parties to win maximum Councils.According to wire service—Kashmir News...

08-Oct-2019 Srinagar

Wooing back tourists: Rolling back of Advisory evokes mixed response

The announcement made by the Governor Satya Pal Malik about lifting of the two month long tourism advisory and asking the tourists to visit Kashmir again from October 10 onwards has evoked mixed response.Majority of tour operators say that the decision is...

07-Oct-2019 Srinagar

As uncertainty continues, fishing hooks distressed lot to avoid boredom

With no end in the ongoing uncertainty in Kashmir, people remain busy in fishing most part of the day on the banks of famous Dal Lake to defeat boredom and the level of stress that the past two months have given to them.According to a wire news service—Kashmir...

05-Oct-2019 Srinagar

Two months on, a few bridges; by-lanes remain closed for Public in Sgr

Some major bridges and lanes continue to remain blocked as pools of concertina wires restricting the total movement of people remains intact in some areas even after government claims of lifting the restrictions from the valley. According to wire service—Kashmir...

05-Oct-2019 Srinagar

In absence of tourists, Musical Fountain & Laser Show Lose Its Charm

The Musical Fountain and Laser Show that attracted numerous visitors  soon after it was inaugurated in May this year sans visitors due to the prevailing uncertainty in the valley. According to a wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the laser fountain...

05-Oct-2019 Pulwama

South Indian truckers disappointed; no load available for them

While the apple harvesting is slowly picking pace in several parts of apple producing areas across Kashmir, leading increase in number of trucks carrying apple boxes to outside state fruit mandis every day, the truckers- particularly from southern states of...

04-Oct-2019 Srinagar

Day 61: On Friday eve, Curbs return to ‘haunt’ people again

The undeclared restrictions returned on Friday eve to haunt people of Srinagar parts while as authorities disallowed the congregational prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid for the 9th consecutive Friday. According to a wire service—Kashmir News Observer...

03-Oct-2019 Srinagar

After 370 roll back, response to recruitment increased manifold: Army

The army today appealed the youth of the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir to join army for peace and prosperity of all the regions stating that the response to  recruitment has gone up from past. The army said compared to the past recruitment rallies,...

03-Oct-2019 Srinagar

Kashmir’s main Higher Secondary School a ‘military garrison’

On the first day of re-opening of Higher Secondary Schools in Kashmir, the main institution—Shri Pratap Higher Secondary School at Moulana Azad Road in the heart of  city on Thursday wore a deserted look as only security personnel camping in the campus...

03-Oct-2019 Srinagar

Kashmir Uncertainty enters into third month

The uncertainty that griped entire Kashmir on August 5 after Centre announced the abrogation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir, on Thursday completed two  months and entered into third month with normal life across the region remaining almost paralysed.According...

02-Oct-2019 Srinagar

‘Apple Deal’: Govt scheme for farmers proves ‘damp-squib’

The tall claims of J&K government have fallen flat after it failed to disburse the amount to maximum number of farmers who sold their apple boxes under Market Intervention Scheme (MIS) launched by the administration on August 12.To date, over 30,000...

01-Oct-2019 Srinagar

Communication Gag: Wireless Talkies replace mobiles in Srinagar

The demand for wireless talkies in Srinagar has picked up in the wake of continuous mobile phone services and internet gag.According to wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the demand for the wireless devices are running high in valley due to the ongoing...

30-Sep-2019 Srinagar

Kashmir Uncertainty: Lack of demand forces closure of Poultry farms

The demand for poultry consumption in Kashmir went drastically down ever since the uncertainty tightened its grip on the people in Valley on August 5 and as a result, the local poultry farm owners have closed their units. The closure of poultry units across...

29-Sep-2019 Sangrur

Gurpreet Singh gets good profit from fish cum pig farming

The subsidiary occupation of fish farming and piggery has proven a boon for progressive farmers of Hasanpur village of Dhuri tehsil in Sangrur district. Gurpreet Singh is earning good profit by adopting fishery and piggery.Narrating his success story, Gurpreet...

28-Sep-2019 Srinagar

Post UNGA session, security beefed up in south Kashmir

Massive security movement was reported in Pulwama and Shopian districts of south Kashmir on Saturday a day after Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan addressed the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).According to wire service Kashmir News Observer (KNO),...

28-Sep-2019 Srinagar

Heavy security build-up across Kashmir post UNGA session

A day after United Nation General Assembly session, a massive security build-up has been put in place across Kashmir with a tight vigil coupled with intensified frisking of commuters being conducted on all the highways in Valley.According to wire service...

27-Sep-2019 Jammu

Jobs in J&K Police Deptt: BJP wants non-local participation

Advertisement for the various jobs in J&K police department has triggered a major controversy with BhartiyaJanata Party (BJP) demanding participation of non-locals citing abrogation of Article 370. The BJP has stated that the rollback of special status has rendered...

27-Sep-2019 Srinagar

Day 55: Fresh curbs bring Kashmir to a halt

At a time when people of Kashmir are pinning hopes on the United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) session where Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan-Narendera Modi and Imran Khan are set to make speeches on Kashmir, the authorities on Friday imposed fresh...

26-Sep-2019 Srinagar

Communication Gag: E-Gadgets useless without internet

Kashmir continues to witness internet gag even after crossing 53 consecutive days, leaving most of the expensive e-gadgets useless.According to a wire service— Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the valley based techies are facing difficulties in order to use and...

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