Rates of essential item skyrocket with closure of highway

SRINAGAR: With the closure of Srinagar-Jammu highway from last three days, the rates of the essential commodities has skyrocketed in the markets especially vegetables. The consumers blame government’s failure for checking rising prices. “The government set rates are not implemented in the market,” said Sumiya Jan. She purchased 1 kg of tomato from Rs 50, […]

Now underground cabling to connect grids in old city

SRINAGAR: The Power Development Department (PDD) has started first of its kind underground laying of 132 KV transmission line in Srinagar city that is expected to facilitate grid connectivity in old city, eliminating need to setting up of towers. The two city grids that are expected to get connected are the upcoming Khanyar Grid that […]

Haphazard parking, street vendors block Srinagar roads

Frequent traffic snarls irk commuters

SRINAGAR: Roadside parking of vehicles and hawkers are choking arterial roads in Srinagar leading to massive traffic jams. The major areas affected by the problem include Hari Singh High Street, Amira Kadal, Ghanta Ghar, Karan Nagar, Lal Ded Hospital road, Batamaloo, Poloview, Residency road, Parimpora, Jehangir Chowk, Dalgate and old Secretariat road. At these places, […]

Amid curbs, few NC workers turn up at Sheikh’s grave

‘Farooq, Omar not allowed to offer tribute’

SRINAGAR: A thin gathering of National Conference workers reached the grave of Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah at Naseem Bagh on Wednesday to offer prayers on his 114th birth anniversary. The NC founder’s sons including Dr Farooq Abdullah, Mustafa Kamal and his grandson Omar Abdullah, however, were not allowed to visit the grave. While Farooq has been […]

No LPG subsidy in Valley for last 4 months

Companies say updating details now

SRINAGAR: Due to the prolonged internet blackout in the Kashmir valley, consumers are not able to receive the LPG subsidy for domestic connections in their accounts. The internet has been shut for last four months after the government of India abrogated the special constitutional status and downsized Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories. Currently, […]

Disengaged contractual teaches seek continuation of services

SRINAGAR: All Jammu and Kashmir Contractual Teachers Association on Monday held a protest demonstration here demanding continuation of their services. These teachers are upset after contractual teachers engaged by government in 2018 and were asked to continue as same for year 2019, however were disengaged from the services in May this year ending their contract. […]

TRC flyover turned into parking lot on Sunday’s, traffic disrupted

TRC flyover turned into parking lot on Sunday’s, traffic disrupted

SRINAGAR: TRC Grade Separator flyover is being used as a parking place by the people on Sunday’s, who are coming for shopping. This flyover was thrown open this year for the smooth flow of traffic. The flyover from Lal Chowk side has been turned into parking lot where light motors vehicles including two wheelers are […]

Srinagar butchers, chicken sellers to face hefty penalty for throwing animal waste on roads

SRINAGAR: Butchers and chicken sellers in Srinagar would have to pay a penalty for throwing animal waste on roads instead of using recommended bins at their establishments. The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has recommended coloured bins comprising green for biodegradable and blue for non- biodegradable waste. But complaints received by the civic body suggest that […]

For an attractive city, SMC to bring hording policy

SRINAGAR: To bring some semblance and make city more attractive the Srinagar Municipal Corporation is going to introduce a hoarding policy where business outlets will have to adhere to a set format for their hoardings. The move according to officials will make the city more attractive and end clutter one witness in the signage in […]

Choppers to connect inaccessible areas in Kupwara, Bandipora in winters

Srinagar: The government has started helicopter services to two districts in Kashmir where vast network of areas remain inaccessible during winters. Kupwara and Bandipora are the two districts where helicopters will be ferrying people on a subsidised fare. A large number of areas in these two districts remain closed for months together due to snowfall […]