Himalayan Serow, little-known goat-antelope, photographed for ‘first time’ in Kashmir

Himalayan Serow, little-known goat-antelope, photographed for ‘first time’ in Kashmir

Srinagar: In an image that the photographers describe as a “dream”, the endangered and rarely-sighted Himalayan Serow, a goat-antelope, has been captured for the first time on camera in a Kashmir forest. Two friends, both locals, came across the impressive creature during a random trek in the Zaberwan mountains this Monday. Himalayan Serow (Capricornis Thar) […]

Shock wave across Valley

Shock wave across Valley

SRINAGAR: The news of Mannan Wani’s killing sent shock waves across the Valley as soon as it began to be circulated on social media, even though the government did not make the news public till well after several hours. Soon after the encounter started in Handwara area of north Kashmir, the district administration announced suspension […]

Dozens of check-posts, intensified frisking in city

Dozens of check-posts, intensified frisking in city

SRINAGAR: With the day approaching of the start of municipal polls in Kashmir, the government has tightened “security measures” in and around the city. Unprecedented arrangements have been put in place by the authorities by establishing dozens of check-posts in the city including at Dalgate, Maulana Azad Road, Residency Road, Amira Kadal, Budshah Bridge, Jahangir […]

Govt apathy leaves adventure tourism players in distress

Govt apathy leaves adventure tourism players in distress

SRINAGAR: At times when the tourism department boasts about promoting adventure sports to attract tourists and adventure lovers from all over the world, people who spent years to make that possible on ground have been left disheartened due to official apathy. Taseen Ahamd Wani, 45, from Natipora area of Srinagar, who has spent prime of […]

69 candidates in Valley have no opponent

69 candidates in Valley have no opponent

SRINAGAR: In the ongoing scrutiny of candidates who have filed nominations for municipal elections to be held in October, 1,283 candidates have been cleared in the total 1,145 wards in the state, Chief Electoral Officer, Jammu and Kashmir, Shaleen Kabra said here on Saturday. Interestingly, 69 candidates in Kashmir valley will face no opposition, most […]

Child dental health camp held in Srinagar

Srinagar: A two-day dental health camp- Bright Smiles, Bright Future (BSBF) – by India’s oral care company Colgate, was organised in the school here on Wednesday. BSBF is a global flagship initiative program involving volunteer committed dental professionals delivering oral health education with an aim to spread awareness among children about the correct oral health […]

Sustained encroachment and government neglect threaten exquisite Budshah Tomb

Sustained encroachment and government neglect threaten exquisite Budshah Tomb

SRINAGAR: From Bohri Kadal area in Srinagar’s Downtown, also known as Shehr-i-Khaas, goes a narrow lane dotted with vendors stocking different kinds of spices in their shop fronts, the fragrances of which pervade the air on the way towards the congested roads of Zaina Kadal, the bridge on the river Jehlum that connects the locality […]

Historic Shehr-e-Khaas ‘choking’, lacks designated parking spaces

Historic Shehr-e-Khaas ‘choking’, lacks designated parking spaces

Authorities have no clue on status of work SRINAGAR: In yet another example of the “discriminatory approach” of the authorities towards the historic old city Downtown, popularly known as ‘Shehr-e-Khaas’, the summer capital’s largest and most densely populated locality does not have a single designated parking space. Frequent traffic jams and difficulties to residents, commuters […]

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