Raw hides, offal dumped during Eid add to water pollution

Raw hides, offal dumped during Eid add to water pollution

SRINAGAR: Post eid, pollution levels have increased significantly in water bodies in Srinagar as people have dumped sheep skins, offal of sacrificial animals with residents now asking for clearing the mess. At many places including Rainwari water channel, Nowpora channel, Nalla Amir Khan and Brari Nambal lagoon, the waste dumped clandestinely on the banks and […]

‘What is Eid without mehndi?’

‘What is Eid without mehndi?’

Srinagar: Pandemic or no pandemic, if it is Eid then it is time for Henna. Markets in Srinagar have come alive with a huge rush of women and girls coming out to get henna on their hands. Henna or mehndi artists have set up their stalls in all the main markets of the city and […]

SMC to start special sanitation drive in Srinagar ahead of Eid

SMC to start special sanitation drive in Srinagar ahead of Eid

SRINAGAR: On the eve of Eid-ul-Azha, Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) will start a two-day special sanitation drive across the city starting from Tuesday. Chief Sanitation Officer (CSO), SMC Mudasir Banday told Kashmir Reader that the two days special sanitation drive will start from Tuesday till July 29. He said in addition to routine sanitation, focus […]

Old shops take to new ways

Old shops take to new ways

Srinagar: Many shops in Srinagar, including in city centre Lal Chowk, have started using social media to resume their business online. Shops selling jewellery, footwear, cosmetics, copper vessels, garments, and many others are accepting online orders. Shop owners say that social media is helping them reach out to customers. Junaid Gungroo, who runs Gungroo Jewellers, […]

SMC’s main office at Karan Nagar closed for 3 days

SMC’s main office at Karan Nagar closed for 3 days

Srinagar: After four employees testing positive for Covid-19, authorities at Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Thursday closed the central office at Karan Nagar for the next three days. As per officials at SMC, four employees from Information Technology and Enforcement sections were detected Covid-19 positive, following which it was decided to close the main office. […]

Blossom on Madeen Sahib’s terrace delayed by coronavirus

Blossom on Madeen Sahib’s terrace delayed by coronavirus

Srinagar: Renovation work on the historic Sultanate-period monument Madeen Sahab in old Srinagar has stopped due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The monument was all set to see a blossom of blue flowers on its roof after many years. The archaeological department had refurbished its roof by laying a new layer of soil and planting blue […]

Work finally begins on upgrade of 3 STPs around Dal Lake

Work finally begins on upgrade of 3 STPs around Dal Lake

Srinagar: After missing many deadlines, the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) has started work on upgrading the old technology used in Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) in Kashmir. Lack of funds had long held up the much-needed upgrading of the STPs. Now finally the work has been started, at an estimated cost of nine crore […]

Riverside parks poorly maintained due to lack of funds, manpower

Riverside parks poorly maintained due to lack of funds, manpower

Srinagar: The two parks in Srinagar which are under the irrigation and flood control (I&FC) department — Jhelum View Parks on the river embankment — are crying for maintenance. Officials say that lack of funds and shortage of manpower in the department is the reason why the parks are not being looked after as they […]

Mayor election postponed ‘up to three months’

Mayor election postponed ‘up to three months’

Srinagar: The election for Srinagar’s new Mayor has been postponed indefinitely, ostensibly due to the Covid-19 situation, says a government order issued here on Wednesday. The election scheduled on Tuesday was deferred because of ‘unavailability’ of space at the Banquet Hall. Thursday, July 16, was set as the new date for it. Now an order […]

Govt springs last-minute surprise, postpones Mayor election for three months

Govt springs last-minute surprise, postpones Mayor election for three months

Srinagar: The election for Srinagar’s new Mayor has been postponed for three months, ostensibly due to the Covid-19 situation, says a government order issued here on Wednesday. The election scheduled on Tuesday was deferred because of ‘unavailability’ of space at the Banquet Hall. Thursday, July 16, was set as the new date for it. Now an order issued […]

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