OOPS! LAL CHOWK BEAUTIFICATION PROVES UGLY

3 years on, Govt discovers City centre chocking; starts demolition of park

M HYDERI

Srinagar, Apr 24: What started amid hype as “revival of lost glory” by the ruling coalition –the Lal Chowk Beautification –has proved wastage of Rs two odd crores with state government finally discovering that the construction of the roadside park has chocked the heart of the City. It, however, took More

‘SMC staffers thrashed me over parking issue’

Police files case

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Apr 24: A government employee on Wednesday accused the Srinagar Municipal Corporation staffers of thrashing him outside the SMC office in Karan Nagar area while police has filed a case. Ghulam Muhammad, working  as a driver with the Chief Medical Officer Srinagar said  More

16 caught smoking in Govt offices
Srinagar, Apr 24: Sixteen people were fined for smoking on Wednesday at government offices in the City. According to Food Safety Officer, Drug and Food Control Organization, Kashmir, Anti Smoking Squad conducted “inspection of Old Secretariat, LD Hospital, GB Panth Hospital, Forest Complex Lal More

‘Footpath encroachments can’t be removed without police escort’

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Apr 24: While the Srinagar Municipal Corporation on Wednesday started a drive to remove footpath encroachments, the civic body staffers said the drive cannot be successful without police escort. The staffers said they had to face a stiff resistance at various places in the City More

Domestic help found dead
Srinagar, Apr 24: A 15-year-old domestic help, Sameer Munda son of Pawan Munda of Jalpha Gudi, Assam was found hanging at the residence of his employer Ghulam Muhammad Shah son of Ghulam Qadir of Pazalpora, Shalimar, a police handout said.  Police has taken cognizance and investigations have More

Girl attempts suicide
Srinagar, Apr 24: A 22-year-old girl hailing Pantha Chowk  consumed some poisonous substance at her residence , a police handout said.  “She was shifted to SMHS Hospital for treatment. A case has been registered in this regard,” the handout added. More

2 civic body staffers suspended
Srinagar, Apr 24: Taking “serious note of Khilafwarzis” in constructions being undertaken in the City, the Srinagar Municipal Corporation Commissioner has placed two officials under suspension. An official handout said the duo was “found indulging in Khilafwarzi after receiving the complaints More

  • Kashmir

PM’s special scholarship scheme for JK in doldrums

Only 663 Beneficiaries Since 2011, HE Dept To Seek Extension

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Apr 24: The special scholarship scheme for the students hailing from Jammu and Kashmir announced by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has proved to be a damp-squib.    The dismal More



  • Srinagar City

OOPS! LAL CHOWK BEAUTIFICATION PROVES UGLY

3 years on, Govt discovers City centre chocking; starts demolition of park

M HYDERI

Srinagar, Apr 24: What started amid hype as “revival of lost glory” by the ruling coalition –the Lal Chowk Beautification –has proved wastage of Rs two odd crores with state government finally discovering More




  • Jammu

JK Govt approves Rs 15 cr child mortality reduction plan

Jammu, Apr 24: Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday approved an action plan worth Rs 15.36 crore under the 13th Financial Commission to bring down the child mortality rate in the state. The plan More



  • South Asia

6.2-magnitude quake shakes Pakistan

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Apr 24: A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake today shook the Pakistani capital and many northern parts of the country though there were no immediate reports of casualties, officials said.  More



  • World

Over 100 killed in Bangladesh building collapse

ANISUR RAHMAN

Dhaka, Apr 24: Over 100 people were killed and 800 others injured today when an eight-storey commercial building that housed several garment factories and thousands of workers collapsed on the outskirts More



  • GKeducation&career

Battling for survival

Survey depicts Kashmiris are gradually losing their mother tongue

KASHMIRI LANGUAGE

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Mother tongue is considered to be the essence and identity of a nation and its citizens. Irrespective of different places of their birth, religion and cultural moorings, children learn their mother tongue More



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