Chief says SMC has switched to mechanised garbage collection

The election mood is palpable in this village, 14 km from Baramulla town of north Kashmir.

Posters of Muzaffar Hussain Beigh stand out on the rustic walls of Chandoosa, which is also the native village of the Peoples Democratic Party candidate for the Baramulla constituency.

Govt ropes in NGOs to spread awareness on sanitation

As World Toilet Day was observed yesterday, the government efforts towards making people improve sanitation by constructing toilets have not borne much fruit. While nearly 50 per cent of the households in J&K continue to remain without toilets, the Public Health Engineering (PHE) Ministry says it will step up the awareness campaign so that people, especially those living in rural areas, set up latrines in their households.

Financially dependent on others for daily needs

Kashmir valley to be promoted as golfing destination