People irked over ‘Ban’ on night movement on Highway

People irked over ‘Ban’ on night movement on Highway

The decision of security forces to “disallow” night traffic on the Srinagar-Baramulla national highway for the past three days has triggered anger among people, especially fruit growers. While District Magistrate, Baramulla, Naseer Ahmed Naqash said no night curfew order was...
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In Sopore, youths on night vigil check vehicles

In Sopore, youths on night vigil check vehicles

In Sopore, a separatist stronghold, protesters pelt policemen with stones in the day and keep “vigil” against their raids at night. It is 11 in the night and the road near Sopore bridge is blocked by big rocks, branches and...
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Land for Kashmiri Pandit colony identified in Baramulla, say J&K officials

Land for Kashmiri Pandit colony identified in Baramulla, say J&K officials

The state government has been under pressure from the Centre for setting up separate colonies for Kashmiri Pandits in central, north and south Kashmir.  The Jammu and Kashmir government has finally identified a big chunk of land in North Kashmir’s...
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Fresh snow adds cheer as ski course ends in Gulmarg

Fresh snow adds cheer as ski course ends in Gulmarg

The Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering (IISM) completed its sixth skiing course of the season at Gulmarg skiing resort in north Kashmir. “The fresh snowfall brought in cheer and facilitated the IISM to complete its 6th ski course successfully....
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Rare musk deer spotted in north Kashmir

Found in injured condition, animal dies despite efforts to save it A Kashmir musk deer was spotted in the north Kashmir forests in an injured condition on Wednesday. Also known as ‘vampire deer’, the animal was found in Baderkhal forests...
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Work on Baramulla highway at snail’s pace

Work on Baramulla highway at snail’s pace

Even as the High Court has sought fortnightly periodical progress reports from Beacon, the work on the widening of the 7.5-km stretch of the Srinagar-Baramulla highway is going on at a snail’s pace. Though the executing agency has set the...
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Ration card roasted in Bollywood masala goes undetected

Ration card roasted in Bollywood masala goes undetected

A fictitious consumer has filed popular phrases and songs from Bollywood movies in the details for his ration card for getting subsidised ration under the National Food Security Act (NFSA). “Allah Duhai Hai”, a father of five, is named the...
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Anti-NFSA protests in Baramulla, protesters demanding opening of LOC to fetch rice from PoK

Anti-NFSA protests in Baramulla, protesters demanding opening of LOC to fetch rice from PoK

Massive protests were held against the recently-implemented National Food Security Act (NFSA) in Baramulla district of north Kashmir on Monday with the protesters calling for opening of a border outlet with Pakistan-administered Kashmir. Coodination Committee ...
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Key Kashmir town faces neglect for its ‘pro- freedom stance’

Once Chota London , now Sopore stinks Once a jostling and prosperous town, North Kashmir’s Sopore now narrates a sordid tale of “ deliberate” official neglect. From bad roads to shabby infrastructure, the apple- town of Jammu and Kashmir is...
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Govt defers NFSA implementation in 4 districts after ration card irregularities

People of Srinagar, Baramulla, Leh, Kargil to get ration at old rates The Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) department has deferred the implementation of National Food Safety Act (NFSA) in areas, where large scale irregularities have come to the....
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