Safa Kadal police station secured with uprooted tree guards

Safa Kadal police station secured with uprooted tree guards

Srinagar: The tree guards that are used to secure plantations along roads have come handy for police station Safa Kadal. They secure their station by uprooting these iron frames and placing them across the road to create a barricade. The tree guards installed by the Roads and Building Department (R&B) along the Nalla-Mar road have […]

Journalists ‘detained’ at Haj house

Journalists ‘detained’ at Haj house

Srinagar: A group of journalists was held hostage at state Haj house on Thursday when the security personnel close exit gates and disallowed them to leave the place without undergoing frisking. The journalists had arrived to cover a press conference on the culmination of departure of Haj pilgrims. The exit gates were closed after Rs […]

Prospective Hajis’ problems outside JK government’s authority: Farooq Andrabi

Prospective Hajis’ problems outside JK government’s authority: Farooq Andrabi

Srinagar: Responding to complaints by Haj pilgrims of Kashmir about inadequate facilities provided by Saudi authorities, the minister of state for Haj and Auqaf, Syed Farooq Ahmad Andrabi, on Thursday said that the issue lies outside the J&K Government’s authority. “State governments authority is limited to Srinagar airport, the state government then hands over pilgrims […]

LAWDA raises water level in Dal, residents panic

LAWDA raises water level in Dal, residents panic

SRINAGAR: Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) has raised the water level in Dal lake allegedly to hoodwink the people on cleanliness drive and clearance of weeds and algae. The increase in water level comes in the wake of increase in tourist footfall around the lake. People who reside in the Dal backwaters allege that […]

Despite promises, new operation theatres at LD hospital still defunct

Despite promises, new operation theatres at LD hospital still defunct

Srinagar: Five months after the administration at Lal Ded maternity hospital said the four new operation theatres would be started within 20 days, no headway has been made so far. Three years on, the theatres constructed in 2014 in the new block of the hospital remain non-functional. Officials at the lone tertiary care maternity hospital, […]

NHM employees without salary for 3 months

NHM employees without salary for 3 months

Srinagar: From last three months National Health Mission employees (NHM) are without salary. Expressing its resentment, All J&K NHM Association has asked the state government for instant release of the pending salaries. “From past three months, we have not received our salary. As we have no other source of income, our families particularly school going […]

Grin and bear it: Defunct x-ray machine at Dental Hospital makes patients tooth trouble worse

Grin and bear it: Defunct x-ray machine at Dental Hospital makes patients tooth trouble worse

Srinagar: Two years have elapsed since the Orthopantomogram (OPG) machine at the Srinagar Government Dental College and Hospital (GDC) went defunct, and the institution is yet to re-install a replacement. The consequences, predictably, are borne by patients forced to spend huge amounts on OPG x-rays in private clinics. GDC’s OPG machine – used to reveal […]