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 […]

‘Land acquisition issue preventing completion of Qamarwari-Noorbagh bridge resolved’

SRINAGAR: The Srinagar administration has resolved a major land acquisition issue preventing construction of a long-awaited 166-meter double-lane bridge connecting Qamarwari with Noorbagh, the statement said on Saturday. The resolution of the issue came after a series of meetings Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary convened with the managing committee of Masjid Abu Turab […]

GoI’s promise to northeast on CAA negates its claim on JK special status: NC MP

SRINAGAR: National Conference MP Hasnain Masoodi on Friday said the government of India’s assurances to north eastern states on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act negates the government’s claim on revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status being about bringing uniform laws across India. “The northeast is getting assurance daily that their identity and culture will be […]

Quake jolts Kashmir

Srinagar: A strong earthquake rocked Kashmir on Friday afternoon prompting people to panic and rush out of their houses. However, there was no report of loss of life or property. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that the magnitude of the tremor was 6.1 and it epicentre in Hindukush mountains. The impact of the […]