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Farooq welcomes sacking of Drabu
SRINAGAR, March 13: Opposition National Conference (NC) on Tuesday welcomed the decision of Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti of removing Dr Haseeb Drabu from her council of Ministers. Drabu’s recent statement that Kashmir is ‘not a political but social issue’ created storm in political arena of the state prompting chief minister Mehbooba Mufti to take the harsh decision. “Well what he said was condemned by every political party in one voice; he was the person who extended GST in Jammu and Kashmir. I think the decision taken by his party is good,” NC President and Parliamentarian, Dr Farooq Abdullah told reporters at party headquarters Nawa-i-Subh here. While reacting as to whether he is satisfied with PDP’s decision, Farooq while taking u-turn in his archetypal manner said it was the par...
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Train services restored
SRINAGAR, Mar 13: Train services were restored in Kashmir today after remaining suspended for a day. Authorities had yesterday suspended train services in Kashmir following the killing of three militants in Hakoora village in Anantnag district. The service, according to an official, was suspended for security reasons....
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Pollution hits dangerous level in Srinagar in winters: Study
SRINAGAR, Mar 11 (Agencies): In a surprising find, a study has revealed that pollution in Srinagar the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir hits dangerous levels during winter months as the air carries five times more tiny particulate matter than the permissible limit, with the experts terming it a worrying development. The study, jointly conducted by a team of scientists from Pune-based Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) and University of Kashmir, found that the air quality deteriorates significantly during the winters in the city, known as one of the world's major tourist destination and also for its pristine environment "Long term monitoring of fine particulate matter, PM2.5, responsible for deteriorating human health, has been done and the results indicate that air quali...
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Fighting climate change
How a `crazy’ engineer solved Ladakh’s water crisis?
LEH, Mar 11 (Agencies): Years back, on a harsh winter morning in Ladakh in the northernmost Himalayas in India, a young and curious boy in a remote mountain village of the cold desert observed water coming out of a semi-frozen pipe, collecting in a small crater on the ground and freezing, just like a glacier. A few decades later, in 1986, the boy, Chewang Norphel -- as a civil engineer with the Jammu and Kashmir Rural Development Department -- took inspiration from his childhood observations and made a breakthrough by devising the first artificial glacier in picturesque Leh, thereby solving a water crisis faced by the local community, of which at least 80 per cent were farmers growing barley and wheat. Spurred by the success of his experiment, he went on to create 17 such artificial gla...
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Trooper commits suicide
SRINAGAR, Mar 10: A trooper posted in Srinagar ended his life by shooting self with his service rifle. Police sources said that Constable Sukhdev from 79 Battalion CRPF shot self to death using his service rifle. Confirming the incident, Srinagar based PRO, Central Reserve Police Force said that the trooper died on spot. “Matter is being investigated to know the reason that prompted him to take this extreme step,” he added. It was the third such incident in this week. Earlier, in two separate incidents, two soldiers from Rashtriya Rifles of Indian Army killed themselves in North Kashmir....
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