Urbanisation led to gradual death of water bodies, say experts

Urbanisation led to gradual death of water bodies, say experts

Srinagar: Once considered as the beautiful water bodies containing water in its purest form, the Kashmir’s lakes and waterways are now struggling to keep the quality safe. The massive urbanization and overexploitation of many lakes and streams has led to contamination of the resources, said Engineer Mohammad Ashraf Fazili, a prominent water body expert. “Kashmir […]

Pashmina shawl weavers seek ban on machine manufacturing

Pashmina shawl weavers seek ban on machine manufacturing

SRINAGAR: Scores of Pashmina artisans Monday held protest at Press Enclave here, asking the government to immediately stop pashmina shawl manufacturing on machines as it has hit the traditional shawl manufacturing. The protesting artisans urged government to immediately stop manufacturing of shawls on power looms as this has degraded the quality of the final product. […]

Sgr-Jmu highway shut for third day

Sgr-Jmu highway shut for third day

Srinagar: Traffic movement on Srinagar-Jammu highway remained closed for third consecutive day due to the continuous rain and snow on Thursday. Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Sanjay Bhagat said the highway was closed due to landslides and shooting stones triggered by rains and snow at several places. The meteorological department has predicted the fresh snowfall in […]

After much wait, Nashri tunnel to be thrown open for traffic

After much wait, Nashri tunnel to be thrown open for traffic

Srinagar: After much wait, nine-kilometer Chenani-Nashri tunnel would be thrown open for traffic this month. Sources in security establishment confirmed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be travelling to Jammu region to inaugurate the “tunnel of hope”. However, the date for his travel has not been finalised yet, an official said. The tunnel according to […]

Ark-e-Gulab: Fading fragrance of Valley

Ark-e-Gulab: Fading fragrance of Valley

SRINAGAR: An old man with wrinkled hands and twinkling eyes stares at Khankah-e-Moula shrine from a broken window pane of his shop. ‘Ark-e-Gulab’ is the only shop left in the town that deals in rose water, which is both the specialty and irony of the shop. With a look of disappointment but pride in words […]

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