All phones without internet, barricades on streets: I-Day in Kashmir

All phones without internet, barricades on streets: I-Day in Kashmir

Srinagar: Strict restrictions were imposed in Kashmir on August 15, the Indian Independence Day, with government forces deployed on roads in large numbers. Restrictions on the movement of people were especially severe in areas around the Sher-i-Kashmir stadium where Lt Governor Manoj Sinha unfurled the National Flag. Security forces sealed all roads going towards the […]

Dal Lake defaced by weeds

Dal Lake defaced by weeds

Srinagar: Despite spending crores of rupees to beautify and restore the lost glory of Dal Lake, the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) has failed to control the growth of weeds in the lake. Weeds have engulfed a large portion of the lake, with the stretch from Hazratbal to Boulevard and to Foreshore Road and […]

Tight security ahead of I-Day in Kashmir

Tight security ahead of I-Day in Kashmir

Srinagar: Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have beefed up security arrangements in order to ensure a peaceful Independence Day on Saturday. The main official Independence Day function in Srinagar will be held at the Sher-i-Kashmir cricket stadium where tight security arrangements have been made. The road leading to the venue has been barricaded and civilian […]

No NC leader detention, Govt tells HC

No NC leader detention, Govt tells HC

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Tuesday was informed by the government that none of the National Conference (NC) leaders had been ‘detained’ last year and were free to move anywhere with ‘certain precautions’ for the security of the petitioners. Additional Advocate General (AAG), B A Dar in response to the pleas filed by National […]

A year of ruin for tourist cab drivers in Kashmir

A year of ruin for tourist cab drivers in Kashmir

Srinagar: It has been a year of loss for Parvaiz Ahmad, a resident of Rainwari in Srinagar. A tourist taxi driver by profession, he has been left jobless since August 5 last year when the government of India scrapped Article 370 and downgraded the state into two union territories. “The ongoing Covid pandemic has added […]

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, […]