Srinagar areas knee-deep in water

Srinagar areas knee-deep in water

Srinagar: Incessant rains made Srinagar seem like a flooded city on Friday, with streets and lanes in several civil lines areas as well as in old-city areas inundated, hindering the movement of pedestrians as well as vehicles. Waterlogged areas included Residency Road, Maulana Azad Road, Jawahar Nagar, Mehjoor Nagar, Chanapora, Qamarwari, Bemina, Indira Nagar, Hyderpora, […]

Rains bring hope to paddy farmers

Rains bring hope to paddy farmers

MADHIYA NABI SRINAGAR: With continuous precipitation over the past week, majority of farmers across the Valley have decided to go against the advisory issued by the Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC) department and proceed with paddy plantation in their fields. The I&FC department had recently issued an advisory for paddy cultivating districts, including Srinagar, Baramulla, […]

Construction ban blocks SMC from providing public toilets on busy Boulevard

Construction ban blocks SMC from providing public toilets on busy Boulevard

MADHIYA NABI Srinagar: The ban on construction around Srinagar’s bustling Boulevard has become the main obstruction for the construction of public toilets along the road. As a result, the long stretch along the Dal Lake towards the Mughal-era Nishat Garden, usually swarming with tourists and locals, has a single toilet facility. Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), […]

Residents demand upgrading middle school in Sheeri

Residents demand upgrading middle school in Sheeri

Mohammad Imran Naikoo Baramulla: Residents of Dangarpora village in Sheeri area of Baramulla district are demanding a local middle school be upgraded to high school level. To press their demand, residents held a demonstration near Glad village on Thursday, blocking traffic on the Baramulla road for hours. The protestors said that the village, with a […]

Wet weather to persist for two days

Wet weather to persist for two days

SRINAGAR: The wet weather is likely to persist in J&K during the next two days under the influence of a western disturbance active in the region. Officials at the Meteorology Department said that the intensity of the rains will decrease after April 21 as the western disturbance will move away eastwards. However, isolated pockets would […]

Goni Khan Traders Association demand justice for Kathua girl

Goni Khan Traders Association demand justice for Kathua girl

ARIF RASHID SRINAGAR: Goni Khan Traders Association on Thursday held a protest here in Srinagar demanding justice for the Kathua girl who was raped and murdered inside a place of worship in Kathua district of Jammu region. The protesters raised slogans against the culprits involved in the rape and murder of the eight-year old girl. […]

Uncovered manholes in Hazratbal pose threat to pedestrians

Uncovered manholes in Hazratbal pose threat to pedestrians

Mohammad Imran Naikoo Srinagar: A number of uncovered manholes along the footpaths in Hazratabal and Nigeen areas are posing a risk to pedestrians. Residents of Hazratbal, Nigeen and students from Kashmir University, Kashmir Reader talked to, said that the manholes were open deathtraps, and many pedestrians including children have had close shaves. “The uncovered manhole […]

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