Auto rickshaws set against installing fare meters despite traffic directive

Auto rickshaws set against installing fare meters despite traffic directive

SRINAGAR: Despite having been given 20 days to install fare meters, auto rickshaw drivers are still plying without them. Traffic Police Srinagar had earlier directed the auto drivers to recalibrate the meters of their rickshaws within 20 days, but the majority of the drivers have failed to abide by the directions. As per data, only […]

Residents, businesses suffer with frequent power cuts

Residents, businesses suffer with frequent power cuts

Srinagar: Frequent unscheduled power-cuts have made lives of people difficult in winters in Kashmir and people are demanding concrete measures to solve the power crisis. “Due to frequent power cuts we suffer a lot, as in this era, technology plays an important role for any business and we have to recode thing in our computer […]

Health employee working as TV journalist, report sought

Health employee working as TV journalist, report sought

Srinagar: The department of Health and Medical Education (H&ME) is investigating a complaint regarding an employee said to be working as a television journalist. The Director Finance of the department has sought a ‘factual report’ about the pharmacist Aijaz Ahmad Khan alias Sanam Aijaz, “presently posted with the Chief Medical Office (CMO) Srinagar”. “The department […]

Government orders probe into moonlighting of government employee as news anchor

Government orders probe into moonlighting of government employee as news anchor

Srinagar: The department of Health and Medical Education (H&ME) is investigating a complaint regarding an employee said to be working as a television journalist. The Director Finance of the department has sought a ‘factual report’ about the pharmacist Aijaz Ahmad Khan alias Sanam Aijaz, “presently posted with the Chief Medical Office (CMO) Srinagar”. “The department […]

Lack of fire gaps compound problems for firemen in old city

Lack of fire gaps compound problems for firemen in old city

SRINAGAR: Lack of fire gaps in congested localities of Srinagar is turning into a fire-fighting nightmare while municipal officials say residents are not giving heed to fire gap rules during construction. The building rules specify a fire gap of eight to ten feet between two houses, but with land scarcity in the city, most residents […]

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