Elevator at Lal Ded hospital dysfunctional for 9 months

Elevator at Lal Ded hospital dysfunctional for 9 months

SRINAGAR: The elevator in the largest state-run maternity health facility, Lal Ded hospital—is dysfunctional for the past nine months leaving hundreds of patients and their attendants in trouble. The lack of facility is harsher for the patients who undergo Caesarian sections in the hospital. The expecting women have to take a long flight to stairs […]

CDI students attempt self-immolation, demand affiliation renewal

CDI students attempt self-immolation, demand affiliation renewal

Srinagar: The students of Craft Development Institute (CDI) held protests demanding implementation of the Kashmir University inspection report by the department of handicrafts. The students demanded that the post of director and faculty members must be advertised as per the KU recommendations in accordance with the University Grants Commission guidelines. The students also demanded that […]

SMC lagging far behind on drainage project

SMC lagging far behind on drainage project

SRINAGAR: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) is lagging far behind in its work on a storm water drainage system in city localities under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme. Out of 37,656 meters length of drains to be constructed under the plan by December 2018, the authority has so far completed only […]

CDI lost KU affiliation in 2012, forgets to renew it

CDI lost KU affiliation in 2012, forgets to renew it

Srinagar: Craft Development Institute (CDI) has lost its affiliation with Kashmir University. Since 2012, the affiliation has not been renewed since, and the institute is now scrambling to get one after student protests at the campus and at Kashmir University brought the issue to light. Anxious students, who have seen the university set syllabus and […]

ERA continues blacktopping of roads in near zero temperature, R&B finds the technology risky

ERA continues blacktopping of roads in near zero temperature, R&B finds the technology risky

SRINAGAR: As minimum temperatures plunge, the Roads and Buildings (R&B) Departments issued a circular to halt blacktopping on roads across Kashmir. But the Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA) continues administer the top layer on roads at temperatures that hover around the freezing point. Just a couple of days ago, ERA laid the top layer on Rawalpora-Rangraeth […]

KU hikes bus fare again, students unhappy

KU hikes bus fare again, students unhappy

Srinagar: Kashmir University has again hiked bus fare on all routes. The hike has left students unhappy, as the rates were revised only last month. On the Campus-Baramulla route, the fare has been raised to Rs 2400 a month. The hike comes a month after fare on the same route was raised to Rs 1850 […]

Road-widening left stone-chislers on roadside, govt reneged on promise of rehabilitation

Road-widening left stone-chislers on roadside, govt reneged on promise of rehabilitation

SRINAGAR: The state government has continuously reneged on promises made to stone chiselers at Sempora, Pantha Chowk in the outskirts of Srinagar who were dislodged during execution of a road-widening plan that included their rehabilitation. Deprived of promised concrete shops, the chiselers continue to work under battered tin sheets. Nearly two thousand families involved in […]

Unsafe Rawalpora bridge: Commuters constrained to risk lives as construction work delays

Unsafe Rawalpora bridge: Commuters constrained to risk lives as construction work delays

SRINAGAR: Hundreds of commuters risk their lives while crossing the shaky Bailey bridge connecting Rawalpora area in uptown Srinagar with Bash-e-Mehtab. The bridge over Doodh Ganga stream titled and damaged during the September 2014 floods awaits repairs but the authorities have perpetually delayed fixing it. According to the locals, the commuters often risk their lives […]

Clueless traffic cops struggle to ensure seamless traffic flow in Srinagar

Clueless traffic cops struggle to ensure seamless traffic flow in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: The expectations that traffic mess would be addressed in Srinagar city after the darbar move were dashed to ground as thousands of vehicle struggle to manoevre every day on the busy thoroughfares of the capital as the authorities unable to remove the complicated snarls. The situation worsened after the bus stand was shifted from […]

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