Internet blockade: MHRD extends date for valley students selected for scholarship

SRINAGAR: In a major relief to over two hundred Kashmiri students, who qualified last year’s National Merit-cum Means Scholarship (NMMS), the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has extended the last date for the online registration for the scholarship in view of internet blockade and suspension of messaging services in the valley. The ministry has […]

Fuel shortage hits Srinagar as tankers denied entry

SRINAGAR: Fuel stations in Srinagar are running dry as tankers carrying petrol and diesel are being denied entry into the city. President petrol pump owners in Kashmir, Bilal Ahmad Bhat said that Traffic Police had stopped tankers at Pantha Chowk from entering into the city. “The tankers laden with petrol and diesel are bound for […]

Gang looting truckers busted in Srinagar: SSP

SRINAGAR: Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar, Haseeb Mughal on Saturday said that a gang of four youth were busted who were masquerading as militants on highways and looting non-state truckers by showing toy pistols and dummy guns to them. “Three persons have been arrested while as fourth one is still on the run,” he […]

Roadside parking ban: Regal Chowk auto stand drivers express anguish over fine

SRINAGAR: Regal chowk auto stand drivers have expressed anguish over fine imposed by the traffic department in the saftermath of High Court directions banning roadside parking in Srinagar city. The drivers said that there auto stand is registeredwith Srinagar Municipal Corporation and regional Transport office Srinagar. “Traffic department is imposing fine against the violators who […]

Traffic jams reduce in city centre after roadside ban on parking

SRINAGAR: With High Court passing directions to Divisional Commissioner Kashmir to ban roadside parking in Srinagar, the traffic police department has started taking strict actions against the violators resulting in less traffic jams. The city has witnessed decline in massive traffic especially in commercial hub Lal chowk and many other places of the city after […]

SMC to penalise residents for mismanaging solid waste

SRINAGAR: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has implemented new rules in which the Corporation will fine the violators of Solid Waste Management (SWM) rules 2016. The Corporation will spot fine hotels, restaurants, commercial units, general public and households if they are found violating the rules of SWM rules 2016. If any anyone found burning waste […]

Assistant professors at degree colleges still on probation even after stipulated time

SRINAGAR: Assistant professors at degree colleges said that Jammu and Kashmir Higher Education Department (HED) has deprived them of increments by failing to clear their probation period even after the stipulated time. Assistant professors appointed in the HED have to submit their Annual Property Returns (APRs) to the department through the principals of the respective […]

Conservation of flood hit artefacts at SPS Museum in limbo

SRINAGAR: The Department of Archives, Archaeology and Museums (AA&M) has failed to execute over Rs 1 crore project for conservation of flood hit artefacts at Srinagar’s SPS Museum over two years after floating tenders for the purpose. The department had, in October 2017, floated tenders for Rs 1.36 crore project for restoration and conservation of […]

Goods stolen from car at Batmaloo

SRINAGAR: Thieves on Friday stole goods from a car near Doodh Ganga plaza in Batamaloo. The goods belonged to Irfan Ahmad Nagoo- who had purchased them from the wholesale market here. Nagoo had placed the purchase goods worth Rs 42,000and had kept them locked into his vehicle. While he was setting accounts with the dealer, […]

Div Com devises regulation over traffic management in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: In pursuance to the directions given by High Court in respect of Public Interest Litigation (PIL) regarding traffic management, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan Saturday convened a meeting in which he devised regulations to curb traffic congestion. The Divisional Commissioner constituted six no parking zones including Lal Chowk to Dalgate, Lal Chowk […]