Srinagar houses not letting in SMC staff to collect garbage

Srinagar houses not letting in SMC staff to collect garbage

Srinagar: Even after so much of focus on hygiene and cleanliness, people in many areas of Srinagar have shut their doors to sanitation workers, fearing transmission of Covid-19. Sanitation workers say they are not being allowed to go door-to-door to collect garbage. People throw their garbage in the open at various places and the sanitation […]

Ludo, carrom, monopoly all go online in lockdown

Ludo, carrom, monopoly all go online in lockdown

Srinagar: PUBG is facing competition from traditional games like ludo, carrom and monopoly which have taken on a cool new online avatar. With people staying at home and unable to meet due to “social distancing”, online games have become a popular way to spend time together from a distance. The young generation was mostly into […]

Casual labourers of PHE still waiting for four years’ wages

Casual labourers of PHE still waiting for four years’ wages

Srinagar: On World Labour Day, casual labourers employed by the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department demanded payment of their daily wages which are pending for a four-year period from 2015 to 2018. As per official records, more than 10,000 registered casual labourers work for the PHE department. They are not entitled to any leaves or […]

No plantation drive this year in Kashmir’s schools and colleges

No plantation drive this year in Kashmir’s schools and colleges

Srinagar: The annual plantation drive carried out by the Social Forestry department in schools and colleges will not take place this year due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The department, however, will carry on the work of sowing trees and plants in gardens, parks, along roads, etc. Regional Director of the Social Forestry department, Mehraj, told […]

SMC’s new sanitation drive in all wards of Srinagar

SMC’s new sanitation drive in all wards of Srinagar

Srinagar: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has started a fresh sanitation drive in all wards of Srinagar city as part of efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus. In a tweet on Tuesday, SMC Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu wrote that “City-wide General Sanitization being conducted in all 74 wards of the city is an ADDITIONAL, […]

No sale of Miswak in Kashmir due to lockdown

No sale of Miswak in Kashmir due to lockdown

Srinagar: Due to the Covid-19 lockdown there is no sale of Miswak in Srinagar city. The use of the Miswak twig is frequently advocated in the Hadith. Muslim communities across the world prefer Miswak over toothpaste in the month of Ramadan. Miswak is sold ahead of Ramadan in most Kashmir markets. Liyaqat Ahmad, a wholesale […]

Sanitation workers not paid salary for five months by SMC

Sanitation workers not paid salary for five months by SMC

Srinagar: Sanitation workers of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) have threatened to go on an indefinite strike because they have not been paid their salary for the past five months. The workers said that even as they are putting themselves to risk and working extra hours to prevent spread of Covid-19 in Srinagar, they are […]

Srinagar’s poor sink further into poverty, reach brink of starvation

Srinagar’s poor sink further into poverty, reach brink of starvation

Srinagar: These days, Mohammad Sultan, 45, a resident of Noor Bagh, is going around knocking on the doors of all his acquaintances to ask for some financial help. He is finding it difficult to meet the expenses of his family, consisting of three children, wife, and aged parents. Sultan used to work as a labourer. […]

Water in Dal Lake above normal, exit gates opened

Srinagar: Continuous rains in Valley has raised the water level in Dal Lake above the normal level, which is posing a threat to dwellers. The vice chairman of Lake and Water Way Authority Saturday visited directed to open all the exit gates to maintain the desired level. All the exit gates at Gow Kadal, Brari […]

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