Illegal construction on rise in Srinagar, demolition squads face threat JKPCC

Illegal construction on rise in Srinagar, demolition squads face threat JKPCC

SRINAGAR: Amid shutdown in Kashmir, illegal construction is on rise in Srinagar, and the administration believes over 15% jump in construction due to the prevailing situation. “Our squads are facing harassment, injuries, and abuse from the violators,” an official at SMC said. “There is always a risk of losing a life. Over 40 squad members […]

ROMANA HIT AND RUN CASE: Srinagar Court sentences accused to life imprisonment

ROMANA HIT AND RUN CASE: Srinagar Court sentences accused to life imprisonment

SRINAGAR: Principal, District & Sessions Judge, Srinagar, Abdul Rashid Malik today sentenced the accused Mohammad Shoaib Darial in the “Romana Hit and Run Case” to imprisonment for life. State Legal Services Authority, was also directed to pay compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the mother of the victim. Principal District & Sessions Judge, while announcing […]

3 city bridges being facade lighted for enhancing look

3 city bridges being facade lighted for enhancing look

SRINAGAR: Three bridges in Srinagar are being facade lighted aimed at their beautification and enhancement of their overall appearance. Of the three bridges being taken up for facade lighting in the ongoing first phase of the project the work on the Abdullah Bridge has been completed and that on the remaining two including Lal Mandi […]

After five decades, power department to install street lights on Srinagar’s Nallahmar road

After five decades, power department to install street lights on Srinagar’s Nallahmar road

Srinagar: Almost five decades after Nallamar Road was constructed, the government has begun process for installing street lights on the road passing through Srinagar’s downtown. PDD executive engineer (Shereen Bagh) Ali Muhammd Rather told Kashmir Reader that they have started work for installing street lights on the road. Apart from this, he said they are […]

Advisor Sharma for providing state-of-art housing facilities to Srinagar residents

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor, K K Sharma Sunday directed the officers of Srinagar Development Authority (SDA) to undertake measures for revolutionising the housing sector of Srinagar city by providing state-of-art housing facilities to the people of capital city. He stated this while inspecting several ongoing projects and directed early completion of the same so that […]

Road widening projects in Srinagar await completion

Road widening projects in Srinagar await completion

SRINAGAR: Several road widening projects in Srinagar have missed the deadlines and are awaiting completion from years due to the failure of authorities to relocate shopkeepers. These projects include Syed Meerak Shah-Zakura link road of Rainwari and Nishat, and Khanyar-Pandach. For smooth flow of vehicular movement through congested areas in Downtown, the authorities started expansion […]

KU yet to implement fire safety audit recommendations

KU yet to implement fire safety audit recommendations

Srinagar: A year after the fire safety audit of buildings at Kashmir University was completed, the varsity administration has failed to implement the audit report recommendations. The audit was carried out in the wake of a fire incident at varsity’s Zabarwan guest house on February 22 last year. A day after the incident, the varsity […]

Islamia College to introduce more integrated postgraduate programmes

SRINAGAR: Islamia College of Science and Commerce (ICSC) is going to introduce many integrated postgraduate programmes from the upcoming academic session, officials said. The college has introduced post-graduate programmes in english, commerce and computer application from the current academic session. An official at ICSC told Kashmir Reader that they will introduce integrated postgraduate programmes in […]

Sweepers slam SMC for failing to equip them

SRINAGAR: Safai Karamchari (sweepers) slammed Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) for failing to provide them necessary equipment’s, saying it is difficult for them to perform their duties. As per the official figures of the SMC, the corporation has 3200 sweepers. “We are facing a lot of difficulties. We lack equipment. The corporation is not heeding to […]

HC tells govt to provide legal aid to PSA detainees

PIL calls for striking down PSA, release of detainees

HC tells govt to provide legal aid to PSA detainees

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Wednesday directed state government to provide legal aid to detainees booked under Public Safety Act. The direction came as a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by senior advocate Syed Tassadque Hussain sought striking down of Public Safety Act, 1978, while describing it an “illegal act” as “amendments made to […]