SMC unable to carry out de-slitting of drains due to funds crunch

Srinagar: The shortage of funds has hit Srinagar Municipal Corporation’s activity of clearing drains resulting in frequent water logging in the city. SMC commissioner Khursheed Ahmad Sanai acknowleged the civic body has not been able to carry out de-siltation of drains due to funds crunch. Since March, he said they have been writing to higher-ups […]

High Court seeks govt response over electrocution of minor boy in Bandipora

SRINAGAR: The J&K High court has called response from government over the electrocution of minor boy in Mantrigam, Bandipora after coming in direct contact with 3300Kv electric line which was left lying open in his village on November 17, 2018. The court of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey while seeking response from respondents within two weeks […]

Ban of polythene defied by shopkeepers in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Despite blanket ban imposed on the use of polythene bags in Srinagar city, the shopkeepers and vendors continue to violate the orders. Srinagar drainage authority wing blames use of polythene as the main reason of blockade of drains. Shopkeepers in many areas including Batamaloo market, Maisuma, Qamarwari, Parimpora Bus Stand and other markets continue […]

Weather department predicts more rains, snow in Valley

Over 1,500 vehicles stranded on Sgr-Jmu highway

Weather department predicts more rains, snow in Valley

Srinagar: Upper reaches of the Valley witnessed fresh snowfall while incessant rains lashed plains on Wednesday bringing down temperatures in the region. In north Kashmir, Gulmarg and upper reaches in Kupwara received fresh snowfall last night and it continued till Thursday. The weather department has predicted more rains and snow across Jammu and Kashmir. According […]

HC disposes PIL on stone quarrying

Directs govt no extraction takes place in forests

RINAGAR: While disposing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) on illegal stone quarrying, the J&K High Court on Monday directed the government to ensure no such illegal activity is carried within the forested area. The direction came after senior Additional Advocate General (AAG) B A Dar submitted in the court that the stone quarrying within the […]

Street lights in Srinagar defunct, SMC says will install new ones

SRINAGAR: The street lights in Srinagar are lying defunct from a long-time leaving commuter in complete darkness in the evening, while the officials at SMC said there is no problem of funds and they have start installing the new lights. The areas where street lights are defunct include Nawa Kadal, Saki daffar, Bemina, Eid Gah, […]

Consumers suffer despite power dept’s curtailment schedule

SRINAGAR: This winter also, kashmir-based consumers have begun to face difficulties as Power Development Department (PDD), fails to maintain its supply required to lit-up homes. PDD, as per its own power rationing schedule, is supposed to supply power for more than 15 hours in unmetered areas while for 20 hours in metered areas. This rationing […]

Govt invites bids for installing weather radars for accurate forecast

Govt invites bids for installing weather radars for accurate forecast

Srinagar: In the face of erratic weather patterns, the meteorological department (MeT) has set the process for procuring three weather radars for more accurate weather forecast in the region. Director MeT department Sonam Lotus told Kashmir Reader they have invited bids for the radars in the face of ongoing climate change. “By 2020, these radars […]

LAWDA to buy new de-weeding machines for Dal, Nigeen lakes

LAWDA to buy new de-weeding machines for Dal, Nigeen lakes

SRINAGAR: Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) is going to purchasenew de-weeding machines for Dal and Nigeen lakes. The decision was taken by the board of director who have approved this decision in a meeting. Official said that old machines are around 20 years old and they are not working properly due to which de-weeding […]

Traffic jams continue on City roads

Srinagar: Traffic jams on Srinagar roads have witnessed a sudden increase during the week, with this mismanagement continuing to add to the woes of people. The absence of traffic police at many spots, now forcing locals volunteer to helping people to manage grid-locks on Sunday. People as well as students in Srinagar are surprised why […]