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Mayor Srinagar extends Eid greetings

Mayor Srinagar extends Eid greetings

J&K
Seeks cooperation for maintaining cleanliness Srinagar: Mayor of Srinagar Junaid Azim Mattu on Monday extended heartfelt felicitations and warm wishes to the people on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. Praying for peace and prosperity for the people, Mayor Srinagar Junaid Mattu said Eid-ul-Azha said that the spirit and selflessness of sacrifice as a virtue to be embodied and emulated in our day-to-day lives. “May this Eid usher us into an era of peace, dignity and prosperity and may we be guided by the Almighty to take care of the destitute, the orphans and the less fortunate on this joyous occasion”, the Srinagar Mayor added. The fact that this Eid comes amidst a pandemic invites our attention to abide by laid down standard operating procedures, above all wearing masks and maintain...
Tehsildar Pampore asks residents to follow SoP’s on Eid

Tehsildar Pampore asks residents to follow SoP’s on Eid

J&K
Pampore: Tehsildar Pampore Ishtiyaq Mohi-ud-Din while conveying Eid ul Adha greetings to all Muslims, particularly residents of saffron town Pampore has called for following Covid 19 SoPs stringently. ” I wish all Muslims a happy and prosperous Eid, especially to people of Tehsil Pampore, May this Eid bring an end to the hardships that we have been facing due to COVID Pandemic,” Ishtiyaq Mohi-ud-Din told Kashmir Reader. He urged all residents of Tehsil Pampore to follow all SOP’s announced by the government. ” I request people of the Tehsil to offer Eid prayers in their local mosques instead of Jamias to avoid crowding,” he said, adding that abiding by SOP’s is essential for containing the spread of corona virus infection and to avoid possible third wave. Meanwhile, Police district Awantip...
Man injured in a bear attack in Uri

Man injured in a bear attack in Uri

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BARAMULLA: A middle aged person was critically injured in a bear attack in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday afternoon. Bashir Ahmad Mugal 50 son of Faqir Ahmad Mugal of Choulan village of Uri was attacked by a black bear at Baddi Behak forest area where he was grazing his cattle, the other people present in the area reached the spot and chase the beast, in this incident the man received critical injuries. The injured was lifted and shifted to nearby hospital where he was shifted to Srinagar for advanced treatment. Reader correspondentkashmirreader.comTrain services in Kashmir to remain suspended for two daysElderly man allegedly sets himself ablaze in Bandipora, diesMan injured in a bear attack in UriSet your Author Custom HTML Tab Content on your Profile page
Top LeT commander among 2 militants killed in encounter in J-K’s Shopian

Top LeT commander among 2 militants killed in encounter in J-K’s Shopian

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Srinagar, July 19 A top Lashkar-e-Toiba commander was among two militants killed in an overnight encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police said on Monday. Ishfaq Dar, alias Abu Akram, was not only responsible for attacks on security forces, but also for civilian killings, they said. Acting on specific information about the presence of militants in the Check-i-Sidique Khan area of the south Kashmir district, security forces launched a cordon and search operation there at night, a police spokesman said. During the operation, as the presence of militants got ascertained, they were given repeated opportunities to surrender, he said. The militants, however, fired indiscriminately on security personnel, which was retaliated, leading to an encounter, the spokesman said. In t...

Eid congregational prayers not allowed in Kashmir amid Covid

J&K
Srinagar, July 18 No congregational prayers would be allowed in Kashmir on Eid al-Adha because of the Covid protocol that limits the gathering to 25, officials announced on Sunday. Eid prayers will be allowed in a decentralised manner like it was during the peak of Covid's second wave. PK Pole, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, said no congregational prayers would be allowed amid threat of the third Covid wave. He said it would be difficult to limit the number to 25 if congregational prayers were allowed. Pole appealed to the people to follow the norms and medical experts' instructions on the occasion of Eid. Considering the damage caused by the third wave in other countries, everyone should follow the guidelines strictly on the occasion of Eid, he added. — IANS Nine shops sealed in Re...
In Srinagar, hottest July day in 8 years

In Srinagar, hottest July day in 8 years

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Srinagar, July 18 Srinagar recorded the hottest July day in eight years on Sunday as the maximum temperature in the city touched 35 degrees Celsius, with the MeT office forecasting moderate to heavy rains in Jamp;K over three days from Monday. Srinagar city recorded the maximum temperature of 35 degrees Celsius, over five degrees above the normal for this time of the season, an MeT official said. He said Sunday was the hottest day of the season so far in the city and the hottest in the month of July in eight years. Previously, the city had recorded the maximum of 35.4 degrees Celsius on July 29, 2013. He said the all time high maximum temperature in the city in this month was 39.5 degrees Celsius, recorded on July 15, 1973. Kupwara district, in north Kashmir, was hotter than Srinagar as...

Delimitation Commission starts work on draft report

J&K
Mukesh Ranjan Tribune News Service New Delhi, July 18 On its return from Jamp;K, the Delimitation Commission has begun the work on preparing its first draft on redrawing Assembly constituencies of the Union Territory (UT), which will be put in public domain for consultation after sharing and discussing it with the associate members of the panel. Officials close to the Delimitation Commission said the panel had begun the process of tabulating the data received from deputy commissioners and nearly 290 delegations comprising 800 representatives of political parties and people from other walks of life. Jurisdictional boundaries to be realigned According to officials, the panel is looking towards realigning the jurisdictional boundaries of some districts as segments of electoral const...
Terrorist killed in Shopian gunfight

Terrorist killed in Shopian gunfight

J&K
Srinagar, July 18 A terrorist was killed in an encounter with security forces at Check Sadiq area of Shopian district on Sunday night. The encounter was going on at the time of filing of this report. "The operation is in progress," a police officer said. The gunfight between terrorists and security forces broke out on Sunday evening after a joint team of the police and the Army cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about presence of terrorists. As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where terrorists were hiding, they were fired at, triggering the encounter. — IANS

Ladakh products to reach new markets

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Leh, July 18 The administration is working with the vision of taking 'Made in Ladakh' products to newer markets, Lieutenant Governor RK Mathur said on Sunday. He urged artisans to link their traditional training with modern techniques to produce items which are relevant to the present market. Mathur was speaking during his visit to the ongoing training programme for artisans working on Pashmina here. The 12-day programme has been organised by the Ladakh's Industries and Commerce Department in collaboration with the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Srinagar. It will conclude on Sunday. Addressing the artisans from Leh and Kargil, Mathur expressed happiness about their eagerness to learn, reflected by the number of participants and the products made by them. — PTI
Srinagar gets its first bus boat

Srinagar gets its first bus boat

J&K
Srinagar, July 18 In order to decongest roads in Srinagar city and to revive the centuries old mode of water transport, Kashmir's first bus boat has started its trial run in the Jhelum river. The state-of-the-art bus boat has a seating capacity of 35 passengers and five crew members. The crew includes a driver and four rescuers. It operates from Pantha Chowk on Srinagar outskirts to Qamarwari downstream Jhelum. To ease traffic The move is aimed at reviving water transport to ease road traffic in Srinagar city Imran Malik, director of Sukhna Enterprises, says the Rs2-crore project is under the PM's package — Swadesh Darshan "In order to revive the historical water transport and to decongest the roads in Srinagar city, the bus boat is an ideal option. At present, we have six fl...