Palpora Bridge incomplete even after a decade

Palpora Bridge incomplete even after a decade

SRINAGAR: Construction work on Shalteng Bridge in Srinagar area is going on at a snail’s pace, even as the authorities have already taken almost ten years on the project without being able to complete it. Once completed, the bridge would connect Goripora and Palapora areas with the Srinagar-Baramulla highway. The construction of the 193 metre-long […]

Safa Kadal inferno: Blaze reduces 8 houses to ash in packed Gassi Mohalla

Safa Kadal inferno: Blaze reduces 8 houses to ash in packed Gassi Mohalla

Srinagar: Burnt quilts, trunks, wedding suits and wooden logs all tell the horrific tale of the fire that ripped through Gassi Mohalla on Wednesday in Safa Kadal area of downtown Srinagar. Storage trunks, once full of the bridal belongings of Rubina Jaan, were lying open at one side of the lane, most of their contents […]

Bemina residents complain lack of fire station

Bemina residents complain lack of fire station

Srinagar: The residents of Bemina are complaining that the vast area lacks a fire service station. Despite several applications to the administration, residents said, authorities have failed to provide a Fire and Emergency Services Station. “Many government offices are present in the Bemina area but there are no fire tender stations in the area. The […]

Even Social Welfare office lacks facilities for specially-abled

Even Social Welfare office lacks facilities for specially-abled

Srinagar: Muzafar Ahmad, 35, resident of Barzulla, who has an orthopaedic disability, had visited the Social Welfare Department in Old Secretariat Srinagar to enquire about a welfare scheme for the disabled but was let down by the lack of facilities at the complex for visitors like him. Muzaffar, who has difficulties walking and climbing stairs, […]

Shutdown, clashes mark first phase of polls

Shutdown, clashes mark first phase of polls

Srinagar: Kashmir Valley on Monday wore a deserted look as people observed a complete shutdown on the call of the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) to boycott Urban Local Bodies (ULB) elections. Intensified security arrangements were made across the Valley by the authorities to prevent any law and order disturbance during the first phase of municipal […]

Dal engulfed with Red Algal bloom, indicating high pollution

Dal engulfed with Red Algal bloom, indicating high pollution

Srinagar: The surface of the Dal Lake has been engulfed by red algal bloom, giving the lake a total reddish appearance. The red algal bloom is a major indication of pollution inside the water body, according to experts. Over the years, the quality of water in the lake has suffered due to rapid urbanization, agricultural […]

No conservation program for ‘dying’ Gilsar lake

No conservation program for ‘dying’ Gilsar lake

SRINAGAR: The Gilsar Lake in Nowshera area of Srinagar is dying every passing day, while as water channels connected with the lake have not been cleaned for the last nine years by Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) department. Residents said that some nine years ago, LAWDA used machines to clean the silt from the […]

Scholarship for children of sweepers: Edu dept failing to send list

Scholarship for children of sweepers: Edu dept failing to send list

Srinagar: The callousness of Education department officials may result in lapsing of funds for the Government of India sponsored pre-matric scholarhisp for children of sweepers. The scholarship is implemented by social Welfare Department throughout the state, but officials said that Zonal Education Officers (ZEOs) in Srinagar district have not provided the department with the list […]

Machines defunct, LAWDA demolition squad left with crowbars and hammers

Machines defunct, LAWDA demolition squad left with crowbars and hammers

Srinagar: The demolition squad of Lakes And Water Development Authority (LAWDA) has been left with crowbars and hammers as the bulldozer they have bene using in demolition shas been defunct for the last two years, sources said. The employees said that the department has failed to repair the bulldozer or buy a new one. “LAWDA […]

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