Majid Kapra

Tech & intel helped in managing Christmas, New Year gatherings at Lal Chowk: Police  

Tech & intel helped in managing Christmas, New Year gatherings at Lal Chowk: Police  

Srinagar: Police on Thursday said the department had made elaborate security arrangements, using technology and human intelligence to ensure seamless Christmas and New Year celebrations in Srinagar. The smooth celebration of two significant events at the historic ‘Ghanta Ghar’ (clock tower) at the city centre Lal Chowk is seen as a huge accomplishment for the […]

 Majid Kapra

Panic at fuel stations in Kashmir as truckers’ strike hits supplies in many states

Panic at fuel stations in Kashmir as truckers’ strike hits supplies in many states

Srinagar: Braving extreme cold, people across Kashmir on Monday flocked to fuel stations in a panic to stock petrol and diesel fearing that the nationwide strike by truckers against the modified criminal legislation would spark a fuel crisis in the valley. Chaotic scenes were witnessed on fuel stations in Srinagar and other parts of the […]

 Majid Kapra

Power woes: Consumers even in metered areas experience 7-8 hour-long power cuts

Power woes: Consumers even in metered areas experience 7-8 hour-long power cuts

This shouldn’t happen, will look into the matter: Principal Secy PDD Srinagar: Consumers in many of Srinagar city’s metered areas claimed on Monday that the Power Development Department (PDD) resorts to sporadic power outages for seven to eight hours a day, rendering the installation of much-hyped smart meters in the summer capital pointless. The agency […]

 Majid Kapra

Despite warnings, Srinagar girl loses Rs 5 lakhs to scammers in two weeks

Despite warnings, Srinagar girl loses Rs 5 lakhs to scammers in two weeks

Srinagar: Despite repeated warnings from her parents to not invest money without verifying the credentials of the company, a girl from Srinagar’s old city lost rupees five lakh in the first two weeks of the current month to the scammers. “I blame myself for the loss I suffered in these dire financial situations. I foolishly […]

 Majid Kapra

Keep yourself warm, and if possible avoid coming out in cold is doctor’s advice to COPD patients

Keep yourself warm, and if possible avoid coming out in cold is doctor’s advice to COPD patients

SRINAGAR: As Kashmir is about to welcome Chilai-Kalan, the 40-day harshest winter period, health experts cautioned people, especially those suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease  (COPD) like ‘Asthma’, to consult their doctors and follow prevention and precaution protocols religiously. They also said that low temperatures might narrow blood arteries, raise blood pressure, and put stress […]

 Majid Kapra

Non-adherence to SOPs claimed life of police officer: ADGP L&O

Non-adherence to SOPs claimed life of police officer: ADGP L&O

Srinagar: J&K’s Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Law and Order, Vijay Kumar Friday said that despite having inputs of a terrorist attack, the error of not adhering to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) claimed life of the police inspector Masroor Ahmad Wani. Police officers, including DySPs, Zonal and District SPs, he said, have been […]

 Majid Kapra

3 houses sealed after earth caves in Zoonimar area

3 houses sealed after earth caves in Zoonimar area

Srinagar: Authorities on Wednesday sealed three residential houses and evacuated the affected families to safer locations after a portion of land beneath them suddenly caved in at Zoonimar-Nowshera area of Srinagar last evening. Three families comprising around 10 members had a miraculous escape after a portion of land caved in at Zoonimar locality in Nowshera […]

 Majid Kapra

As tourist footfall decreases in Dal, Nigeen lakes, traders blame it on power outages

As tourist footfall decreases in Dal, Nigeen lakes, traders blame it on power outages

Srinagar: The frequent and unscheduled power cuts which Kashmir has been witnessing for over a month, have led to the loss of business for the houseboat industry in Dal and Nigeen lakes in Srinagar. This is what the houseboat owners claim. The affected houseboat owners say that visitor’s arrival at the Dal and Nigeen lakes […]

 Majid Kapra

CHOTI

CHOTI

DSEK announces winter vacations from Nov 28th (upto class 8th); Dec 11th (9, 10, 12 classes) Srinagar:  Authorities here on Saturday announced that schools in the Kashmir valley will remain closed for about three months for the winter break. While the winter break for students up to class 8 will begin on November 28, for […]

 Majid Kapra

Decision on winter break will be taken shortly: Director Education

Decision on winter break will be taken shortly: Director Education

Srinagar: Director School Education Kashmir, Tassaduq Hussain Mir, Thursday said the matter of winter vacations for primary classes in Kashmir is under active consideration of the administration and that a formal announcement in this regard would be made shortly. Director Education’s comments come a day after the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Vijay Kumar Bidhuri said the […]