Monetary aid scheme for widows in limbo due to lack of funds

SRINAGAR: The one-time monetary assistance scheme for widows under National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBA) is yearning for government’s attention since its launch in the State owing to the lack of funds. The scheme was started by the government of India with an aim to provide immediate succour to below poverty line families. As per the […]

Internet shutdown cripples postal services in Kashmir

Internet shutdown cripples postal services in Kashmir

Srinagar: The internet blockade has badly impacted the working of postal services in the valley, with the postal department unable to process several essential services. Officials say the services, nowadays, dependent on internet for processing include money order, cash certificates, insurance, speed post, booking of registered letters and parcel deliveries. The services have been nearly […]

Ten years on, maternity hospital at Noor Bagh awaits completion

Ten years on, maternity hospital at Noor Bagh awaits completion

SRINAGAR: Haba Khatoon maternity and Children’s hospital in Noor Bagh locality of Downtown Srinagar is awaiting completion from the last ten years, aimed to reduce burden on Soura and Lal Ded hospital. The locals slam administration over lack of interest in this project, and say that they have to spend hefty money on tests and […]

Groceries overpriced by vendors, people slam authorities for inaction

Groceries overpriced by vendors, people slam authorities for inaction

SRINAGAR: People from different parts of Srinagar said that groceries are overpriced by the vendors taking advantage of the shutdown, and the authorities are not acting against them. The price of many grocery items has gone up, and the market checking squad is unable to check this malpractice, said the consumers. The price of tomato […]

Intelligent traffic signals project await completion in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: The 100 days project of introduction of intelligent traffic signals in Srinagar city with an estimated cost of Rs 10 crore was started in the month of June this year and is yet to be completed. The officials blame continuous shutdown. The introduction of Intelligent Traffic Signal System (ITSS) will ease traffic flow on […]

Roadside petrol vending thrives as filling stations remain shut during day

SRINAGAR: Roadside petrol vending is thriving in the city these days as filling stations remain shut during daytime owing to the crippled life, which has led unemployed youth to come up with alternative and earn some bucks. In different parts of downtown including Safa Kadal, Saki Daffar, Darish Kadal, Kak Sarai, Habba Kadal, Fatha Kadal, […]

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