Uneasy calm prevails in Baltal / SSP, CRPF commandant removed

Uneasy calm prevails in Baltal / SSP, CRPF commandant removed

‘Terrified’ local traders shut operations, start leaving Base Camp As  dismayed Shiraz Ahmad vainly rummages through the rubble of his torched tent at the base camp of AmarnathYatra here, hordes of pilgrims gradually walk past gushing Sindh river to perform...
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In HC, Govt admits land grab at Gulmarg

In HC, Govt admits land grab at Gulmarg

Violators in possession of land without allotment In a startling revelation, the J&K government has admitted before the High Court that some persons are in possession of hundreds of kanals of land without proper allotment in the famed Ski resort...
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India building world’s highest railway bridge in Himalayas

KAURI: Indian engineers are toiling in the Himalayas to build the world’s highest railway bridge which is expected to be 35 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower when completed by 2016. The arch-shaped steel structure is being constructed over the...
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Delay in Pahalgam Master Plan raises eyebrows

Delay in Pahalgam Master Plan raises eyebrows

Locals say influential builders manipulating draft The continuing delay in the finalization of Master Plan of Pahalgam has raised apprehensions among the locals who believe that the move is deliberate and an attempt to manipulate the entire process for the...
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Disaster: Dal STPs may not function after a few days

Disaster: Dal STPs may not function after a few days

PDD threatens to disconnect power as LAWDA has no money to pay dues An environmental catastrophe is imminent in Dal Lake as the Power Development Department (PDD) today sent notice to the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) warning it...
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Traffic jams go killer, risk patient-life!

Traffic jams go killer, risk patient-life!

Stuck in gridlocks many reach hospital late, declared brought dead; Medicos concerned, Admin satisfied The pesky traffic jams in Srinagar not only take precious time but are feared to be claiming human lives –at least of the patients in critical...
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Forget respite, traffic mess to further in coming days

Forget respite, traffic mess to further in coming days

Failing to regulate vehicular flow amid JCRB flyover work, authorities to choke more busy roads; After Solina, Naaz Crossing stretch being closed for years Failing to streamline vehicular traffic in the summer Capital, the authorities have decided to choke mor...
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JK shelves Dal conservation, stops funds to LAWDA

JK shelves Dal conservation, stops funds to LAWDA

Move forces suspension of de-weeding, dredging operations; STPs face closure In a major jolt to restoration of Dal lake here, the Jammu and Kashmir Government has “stopped” funds for conservation of the world-famous water body under the state plan for...
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On Modi’s visit, Kashmir Inc calls for return of NHPC projects to JK

On Modi’s visit, Kashmir Inc calls for return of NHPC projects to JK

In an open letter to Prime Minister, traders’ bodies raise state’s energy issues On the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Jammu and Kashmir, premier business and industrial bodies of Kashmir have urged him to dedicate to the people...
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Brari Nambal lagoon gasps for life, courtesy official apathy

Brari Nambal lagoon gasps for life, courtesy official apathy

Once known for crystal clear waters, BrariNambal lagoon of Dal Lake here is on the verge of extinction due to inordinate delay by the authorities to revive it to its pristine glory.  Situated at the entrance of Shahr-e-Khaas (downtown Srinagar) at...
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