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Srinagar: Under the smart city project, the administration of Jammu and Kashmir is mulling to renovate at least 16 religious places across Srinagar in the next financial year. Sources within the tourism department told Kashmir News Observer that the plans for the renovation of the religious places including temples, shrines, Gurudwara and churches within Srinagar are being formulated in April this year. A senior official from Tourism department, Syed Zahoor Ahmed said: “At present, the…

Khushal Sar and Gil Sar were once pristine lakes, today they are dumping grounds Srinagar: After Jammu and Kashmir government completely failed to save two lakes of Srinagar, Khushal Sar and Gil Sar, locas have taken initiatives to restore the two lakes. Khushal Sar Lake rests in Srinagar city and once extended between Zoonimar and Aali Masjid but now it has been considerably reduced. It is connected to Gil Sar, a small lake in comparison…

Srinagar: Haji Jan Mohammad Wani, a resident of Hyderpora Srinagar, breathed his last at his residence on Wednesday. “With profound grief and sorrow, we inform the sad demise of Haji Jan Mohammad Wani. He left for the heavenly abode on 17th March 2021 at his residence,” the family said. According to family sources, Wani’s Nimaz-e-Jinaza was held at Bypass Crossing, Hyderpora at 4:45 pm today and a large number of people participated in the last…

Srinagar: A Search Operation was launched by Armed Forces in the Hari Singh High Street area of Lal Chowk in Srinagar. Civilians were mass frisked and their belongings checked. The massive drive much like the “90’s crackdown” comes days after an attack by militants in Baghat area of Srinagar that killed two policemen. A local shopkeeper told Free Press Kashmir that the foces randomly began the operation and asked people to stand in queues while…

As per the MET office, mainly dry weather is expected in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh during the next 10 days. Minimum temperatures remained below the freezing point in the Kashmir valley and Ladakh on Wednesday although there is perceptible relief from the intense cold of December and January. The weather office has forecast mainly dry weather during the next 10 days with likely increase in the day temperatures during this period. “Mainly dry weather…

Srinagar: After remaining above normal for the last three days, the minimum temperatures plunged again in Srinagar and some other parts of the Kashmir Valley, the weatherman said on Sunday. A meteorological department official said that the mercury fell around four degrees Celsius in Srinagar, settling at minus 3.6°C against the previous night’s 0.6°C. The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir has minus 0.4°C normal for this time of the year and for the last…

Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday conducted yet another raid in Bagwanpora area of Noorbagh in Srinagar. The sleuths of NIA accompanied by paramilitary CRPF and police, raided the houses of Feroz Ahmad Malla, who is said to be associated with cross-LoC trade. When this report was being filed, the NIA raid was going on. Details awaited… Free Press Kashmir is now on Telegram. Click here to Join. FPK Android App for 2G. Click…

Srinagar: Two teenage boys were injured during a ‘scuffle’ at Malbagh Ummer Colony in Lal Bazar area of Srinagar, officials said on Thursday. Official sources said that two teenage boys were injured during a scuffle late Wednesday evening in Lal Bazar area. “One among them is critical,” they said, adding that the duo has been shifted to the hospital for treatment. The injured have been identified as Musaib Makdoomi, son of Fayaz Ahmad Makdoomi of…

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested three persons involved in the killing of a youth in Khanyar locality of Srinagar on Monday. A police spokesman in a statement said that on January 11, 2021, at 09:50 pm, Police Station Khanyar received information from reliable sources that near Dastageer Sahib Khanyar, some unknown persons have stabbed a person who has been shifted to SMHS hospital and declared dead on arrival at…

Srinagar: Khwaja Mir Ghulam Mustafa Shahdad, a centenarian, from a prominent business family of Kashmir; a social, and political activist breathed his last in Srinagar during the wee hours on Saturday, January 9, 2021. The son of Haji Mir Mohammad Shahdad, Mustafa was also known as Tibet Baqal or Merchant of Tibet, who in the early 1920’s was appointed as the first President of AnjumanAhl-i Hadith Jammu and Kashmir. According to family sources, hundreds of…