People organise ‘Sasras’ for weather improvement

Amid prevailing inclement weather conditions in Kashmir, local communities from many parts of Srinagar city have been arranging “Tehr” – yellow-coloured rice – for distribution to seek divine intervention for improvement in the weather. “We are going through a climatic disaster. As we are in the month of June, we are yet to witness summer. … Read more

Young surgeons, PG students benefit from 3-day int’l workshop on live robotic surgery

The three-day workshop cum conference on live robotic surgery, in which around 400 delegates participated, concluded at Government Medical College Srinagar on Saturday. Prof Mufti Mahmood Ahmad, Head of Department, General and Minimal Access Surgery GMC Srinagar, told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the 3rd day of UROSURG-2023 was a mixed bag of … Read more

LG Sinha announces Cluster University Campus for Budgam

Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha Saturday announced a cluster university campus for central Kashmir’s Budgam district. According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Sinha announced this during his visit to the Beerwah area of the district. Addressing a gathering, the LG said, “I want to inform the people of Budgam that … Read more

Textbook containing grave errors evokes public resentment; distribution stopped

The education department is facing public criticism after the J&K Board of School Education-affiliated book, which has been distributed in government schools, was found to have hilarious errors. Though the officials have claimed that the distribution of the book ‘Just Play’ has been stopped, the errors have revealed the sorry state of affairs in the … Read more

Rains continue to lash J&K parts, MeT predicts improvement from June 05

The intermittent rainfall continued to lash Jammu and Kashmir parts on Friday, bringing down the mercury across the Valley while the weatherman here has predicted more rains till June 04. According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the rains lashed J&K parts in the late afternoon. Deputy Director Meteorological department (MeT), Dr Mukhtar Ahmad … Read more

Current weather pattern due to climate change; may affect agri, horti sectors, say experts

Just one dry week required to complete all agricultural activities: Director The reason behind the current weather situation in Jammu and Kashmir is climate change and if such a situation persists, it will have an adverse impact on the horticulture and agriculture productivity, experts said on Friday. Prof Shakil Ahmad Romshoo, Vice Chancellor of the … Read more

Female Bear, Cub Captured Alive in Sogam

A female bear was captured alive, alongside a cub, in Sogam in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district this afternoon.  Reports reaching GNS that a female bear was roaming in the area for last many days now, creating fear among the local populace.  The Wildlife department employees reached the area this afternoon and launched an operation to … Read more