Pending salary: Department of family welfare employees strike enters 18th day

Pending salary: Department of family welfare employees strike enters 18th day

Srinagar: The employees of Department of Family Welfare at old secretariat are on strike for the past 18 days against non-release of five month salary. The employees locked the main gate of the directorate in old secretariat and threatened block entry until their salary is released. President of Family Welfare employees’ union J&K, Syed Rafi […]

Archaeology department ignores ‘illegal’ construction at Madeen Sahib shrine

Archaeology department ignores ‘illegal’ construction at Madeen Sahib shrine

Srinagar: Despite assurance by the Director of Archives, Archaeology and Museums department to stop the work on under construction community hall at Madeen Sahib shrine Hawal in Srinagar, the work is still going on at the construction site. A two-storey community hall is being raised in the vicinity of protected monument Madeen Sahib in Srinagar. […]

Jehangir Chowk street vendors demand permanent rehabilitation

Jehangir Chowk street vendors demand permanent rehabilitation

Srinagar: Street vendors of Jehangir Chowk are not ready to shift to the site allotted to them by Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) at Chinar Vendors Market, near Khalsa School here. The authorities have asked them to shift to the allotted market which has been completed by the SMC, but they are resisting. “We are ready […]

As Doordarshan Srinagar settles into stagnation, life runs out for artists

As Doordarshan Srinagar settles into stagnation, life runs out for artists

Srinagar: Senior artistes of Doordarshan Kendra, Srinagar, have expressed serious concern over the “continued degradation” of programming on the channel as it has been running 10-year-old programmes rather than issuing fresh empanelment in favour of local producers. With programmes at least a decade old, Doordarshan is presently running dry on content, although there is ample […]

New parking lots to ease pressure in city centre

New parking lots to ease pressure in city centre

Srinagar: Despite around 42 spots having been identified in Srinagar as on-street paid parking spots, in an effort to streamline traffic, the city is still facing a parking problem. To overcome the issue, two more parking slots are due to come up in the city. The Srinagar Development Authority (SDA) is constructing parking lots at […]

SMC dustbins dumped near Batamaloo shopping complex put traders in distress

SMC dustbins dumped near Batamaloo shopping complex put traders in distress

Srinagar: More than a dozen decaying dustbins of Srinagar Municipal Corporation are dumped in front of a shopping complex in Batmaloo area of Srinagar for the last four years. The shopkeepers of the Chinar Shopping Complex say the dustbins are eating up vital parking space, besides emitting foul smell. Furkaan Ahmad, a shopkeeper, said dumpsters […]

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