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Behind the current tourism façade, the unaddressed issue of fading boats is distressing Dal Lake dwellers. Part of the problem is said to be last year’s draft and decree of years — pushing the ‘anchorless’ community to obscurity now. On the deck of his floating house, Yaqoob Duno laments over his tribe’s identity loss in the ‘water graveyard’. Ever since the pandemic created another phase of pathos in the “world-famous Dal Lake”, it has consumed…

Two-wheeler, Shikaras damaged Srinagar:: A two-wheeler and some Shikaras were damaged after a portion of road at ‘World Famous Tourist Destination’ Dal Lake caved in on Wednesday afternoon. The pavement as part of the boulevard road at Dalgate area caved in all of a sudden, however, no injuries have been reported. Officials said that no loss of life or injury was reported during the incident. Locals said that a Scooty, which was parked on the…

As the valley continues to freeze, breaking records of sub-zero temperatures, people are battling harsh life conditions As the free fall in temperatures continue beyond Chillia Kalan, a forty day period of harsh chill, water bodies across Kashmir have turned into frozen turf. With the mercury plummeting to levels as low as minus 8.8 Degree Celsius, chill of the ongoing winter has tumbled records. Last time, it was during 1995, when Srinagar had recorded minus…

Srinagar: A squad of experts from the Institute of Animal Health and Biological Products (IAH&BP), Zakura of Animal Husbandry Department, Kashmir in coordination with the Wildlife Protection Department, Kashmir on Monday visited Hokersar wetland to set in motion a sustained surveillance and Monitoring for Bird Flu (Avian Influenza). The team from IAH&BP, Zakura headed by Dr Gowhar Nabi Gora (Technical Officer/Nodal Officer OIE) collected 21 samples in accordance with the laid down guidelines and SOPs…