Rashid Paul

HC directs notices at PGCI, govt over construction of grid station in Harwan

HC directs notices at PGCI, govt over construction of grid station in Harwan

Srinagar, Feb 24: J&K High Court on Monday directed notices against Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCI) and the J&K Union Territory authorities for “illegally” constructing a grid station in a populated area in Harvan in the city outskirts. The land had earlier been “marked” for a public health center and a school. A division […]

 Rashid Paul

Curbs on Internet forces closure of on-line biz ventures in Kashmir

Curbs on Internet forces closure of on-line biz ventures in Kashmir

Srinagar, Feb 20: Decimated under the diabolic weight of the record-breaking Internet blockade, Kashmir’s digital marketing entrepreneurs see no chance for their ventures in low-speed Internet and crackdown on online channel usage including social media. Danish Nabi, 25, started his digital Bizzverts Adds enterprise in 2018 at Tengpora, a city suburb. After a meticulously made […]

 Rashid Paul

Fruit-growers say they feel ‘insulted’ by measly compensation given for snowfall damages

Fruit-growers say they feel ‘insulted’ by measly compensation given for snowfall damages

Srinagar Feb 14: An “unfair” and “unreasonable” allocation of relief is the new kind of distress fruit farmers in Kashmir are being subjected to in the aftermath of the untimely and disastrous snowfall of November 07 last year. “Damages to our fruit farms were painful but the amount of relief provided by the union territory […]

 Rashid Paul

Low speed Internet connectivity adds to peoples’ frustrations, troubles

Low speed Internet connectivity adds to peoples’ frustrations, troubles

Srinagar, Feb 08: “It is frustrating, nauseating and waste of time.” This is what people across the social and economic spectrum in Kashmir say about the 2G mobile Internet connectivity currently being provided to the users after an almost six month shutdown. The 4th generation cellular data had been closed in the Valley on the […]

 Rashid Paul

Inflation burns holes in peoples’ pockets as Kashmir economy slips into depression

Inflation burns holes in peoples’ pockets as Kashmir economy slips into depression

Srinagar, Feb 03: Despite Kashmir economy having slipped into depression, prices of goods and services continue to be on the higher side — a strange phenomena as the severe downturn is always characterized by a significant fall in the prices. People across different social and economic strata in Kashmir are complaining of general increase in […]

 Rashid Paul

Experts predict situational turbulence’s long-term impact on J&K economy

Experts predict situational turbulence’s long-term impact on J&K economy

Srinagar, Aug 04: The current uncertain situation in Kashmir caused by troops build up and the government directions asking the pilgrims and tourists to leave Kashmir shall have a long-term impact on the economy of state, warn experts. “Kashmir being a dependent economy, with imports far exceeding its exports, the current suspicious situation has forced […]

 Rashid Paul

HC signals green to resumption of construction work on WS schemes in Gulmarg

HC signals green to resumption of construction work on WS schemes in Gulmarg

Srinagar, Aug 02: The High Court on Friday granted permission for completion of the remaining work of the much-awaited water supply project for Gulmarg halted due to a ban on constructions in the area since 2015. The court allowed an application by the Executive Engineer, PHE Division Tangmarg that sought permission to resume the balance […]

 Rashid Paul

HC issues notice to govt in petition challenging cancellation of 101 job appointments in KVIB 

HC issues notice to govt in petition challenging cancellation of 101 job appointments in KVIB 

Srinagar, Jul 30: In petition challenging the  government decision that cancelled the selection of 101 candidates for different posts in Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB), the High Court issued a notice to the authorities to show cause as to why the appeal be not admitted in the matter. “Issue notice to the respondents to […]

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HC seeks details of solid waste management in Srinagar

HC seeks details of solid waste management in Srinagar

Srinagar, Jul 29: The J&K High Court on Monday directed the Housing and Urban Development Department (HUDD) to inform it about the action taken on the request by Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) for financial assistance for solid waste management project in Srinagar. “We are not informed by the HUDD as to in what manner it […]

 Rashid Paul

Anti-corruption court convicts two former Agri dept officials

Anti-corruption court convicts two former Agri dept officials

Sentences them to one year jail term for appointing daily-rated workers in violation of law

Srinagar, Jul 26: The Anti-Corruption Court Kashmir today convicted and sentenced a former Chief Agriculture Officer (CAO) and his senior assistant to one year jail term for appointing daily-rated workers in violation of the law. The Special Judge Anti-Corruption Court, Kashmir, R. N. Watal convicted and sentenced the CAO Ghulam Mohiudin Koul and his Senior […]

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