Govt ends Tosamaidan lease, gives out Tulip garden

Apr 12th, 2014 | By

Putting an end to a major controversy, the JK government has decided to handover Srinagar’s Tulip Garden to Indian Army for use as a firing range in place of Tosamaidan meadows for which the lease expired this month The dispute over the lease renewal of Tosamaidan firing range had pitted the government against the army
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Weatherman Lotus suspended for links to Western Disturbances

Mar 24th, 2014 | By

Srinagar: Suspecting a foul play in the weather whims, the J&K government has suspended the director of Meteorological Department Kashmir Sonam Lotus and initiated an investigation into his potential role in the Western Disturbances. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah after intelligence inputs that Lotus was riding
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Delayed snow clearance to promote snow art: Omar

Mar 13th, 2014 | By

Srinagar: Coming down heavily on his critics, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said the delayed snow clearance was meant to improve snow arts in the valley. “Of late we have noticed huge interest among people in snow art. You can see many pictures of snowmen on Facebook,” said Abdullah.  “So I had directed officials to
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Environment Ministry says impose curfew to check pollution

Feb 26th, 2014 | By

Srinagar: Pollution levels in Kashmir Valley have zoomed again after showing a considerable decline from 2008 to 2010, the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests has cautioned the state, while suggesting a resumption of prolonged curfews to check the levels. A study conducted by the University of Kashmir and sponsored by the Union Environment Ministry has found out that
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