Lockdown months see huge dip in traffic challans

Lockdown months see huge dip in traffic challans

SRINAGAR: Traffic violations, or the registering of cases pertaining to traffic violations, have seen a huge dip in the months of lockdown in Kashmir following abrogation of J&K’s special status on August 5. Data provided by the Traffic department reveals that the months of August and September have seen a decline of nearly 87 percent […]

Consumers unable to receive LPG subsidy amid internet blackout

Consumers unable to receive LPG subsidy amid internet blackout

SRINAGAR: The internet shutdown has hit LPG consumers in Valley who are unable to book the cylinder online besides receiving subsidies into their accounts from the last 74 days. The consumers said that during the normal days, they were booking the cylinders online. But due to the internet shutdown from August 5, it has affected […]

Sweepers slam SMC for failing to equip them

SRINAGAR: Safai Karamchari (sweepers) slammed Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) for failing to provide them necessary equipment’s, saying it is difficult for them to perform their duties. As per the official figures of the SMC, the corporation has 3200 sweepers. “We are facing a lot of difficulties. We lack equipment. The corporation is not heeding to […]

Several villages in Budgam in dark due to power cuts

BEERWAH (BUDGAM): The unscheduled power cuts in several villages of Beerwah tehsil of district Budgam are in dark from last few weeks. Villages in Beerwah including Chewdara, Ohangam, Mirpora,Wanhiuma and Chak have been affected due to the power cuts. Raja Gul, a local resident of Chewdara village, said we rarely receive power supply for over […]

After 2 months, SMC starts issuing birth, death certificates

After 2 months, SMC starts issuing birth, death certificates

SRINAGAR: Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has resumed issuing permanent date of birth and death certificates to the applicants, which was affected by internet blackout from the past two months. After the internet was shut on August 5 by the government, Srinagar Municipal corporation has issued 450 temporary death and date of birth certificates to the […]

Grease mechanics slip into losses as public transport shut

Grease mechanics slip into losses as public transport shut

SRINAGAR: While public transport has remained off the roads for nearly two months, the regular maintenance of vehicles for constant lubrication by professional mechanics has declined drastically, who say they are slipping into huge debts. Grease wale – as they are known locally – were a common sight in the bus stands and are the […]

MC Budgam asks ragpickers to register

MC Budgam asks ragpickers to register

BUDGAM: The Municipal Committee Budgam has asked ragpickers and Kabadiwallas, who are working within the limits of MC, to get registered. According to the official, the aim of this project is to know how much plastic is being produced by the households and how many people are associated with this trade. The executive officer of […]

Kashmir journalist protest communication blockade

Kashmir journalist protest communication blockade

SRINAGAR: Journalists working in Kashmir Thursday held a sit in protest against the communication blockade which enters 60th day, and demanded access to internet and communications. The journalists from various media associations including members of the Kashmir Press Club (KPC), Kashmir Working Journalists Association (KWJA), Kashmir Journalists Association (KJA), Kashmir Press Photographers Association (KPPA), Kashmir […]

PDD employees hold sit-in against privatisation of dept

SRINAGAR: The employees of Power Development Department (PDD) on Thursday held a sit-in here against the process of un-bundling of the department by government The protesters from various districts of the Kashmir assembled at PDD complex at Jahangir Chowk under the banner of Jammu and Kashmir Power Employees Coordination Committee (JKPECC). They chanted slogans “privatisation […]

‘Wall of Kindness’ hit by shutdown

‘Wall of Kindness’ hit by shutdown

SRINAGAR: The “Wall of Kindness” has been hit by continuous shutdown, which has crippled the life in Kashmir. This campaign was started by a group of people in Srinagar in the year 2018 for the betterment of needy people. This concept has started in Turkey and it has spread to the other parts of the […]

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