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In the backwaters of Srinagar’s Dal Lake, a floating vegetable market adds to the pristine beauty of this city. Several boats, locally called as Shikaras, are filled with different kinds of vegetables, grown by the residents of these areas. They float at morning to sell their produce. But it doesn’t only remain a market, like any other, it also adds color and music to this otherwise quiet lake. Shahid Tantray brings these images from one such morning.

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The Director Tourism, Farooq Ahmed Shah Monday visited Peerzoo Island and took stock of the facilities available there for the visitors.

In a statement to KNS, he said Directorate of Tourism, Kashmir will start the service of Jhelum River Cruise from tomorrow which will carry 16 passengers at a time.

He said that the service will start at three points which include Lal Ded Memorial Centre, Khanqah Moulla and Hazrat Bulbul Shah (RA). He said tourist guides would also be available there for guiding the tourists.  The cruise service would be available from 10 am to 5 pm daily and per head Rs 300 would be charged.

Shah said that Tourism sector is backbone of the state’s economy and the government is working hard to put in place an effective mechanism that will boost the tourism infrastructure in the state besides, providing all facilities to the tourists during their tour in the state.

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Despite the fact that state authorities here are spending more than crore rupees every month for protection of Dal Lake, its area is shrinking everyday becoming a cause of concern. According to KNS correspondent, MH 3435, under Central Sector scheme Rs 191 lakhs have been spent on Dal.  The breakup of the expenditure informs that 34 lakhs have been spent on sewerage treatment works while as 115 lakhs on catchment management works. Further Rs 27 lakh, the authorities claim to have spent on the infrastructure. Under another scheme under the umbrella of the state sector called MH4217 and the amount

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  Kachir Gaaw with her admit card issued by the BOPEE authorities. After successfully receiving an admit card from the Jammu and Kashmir Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE), the famous Kachir Gaaw (Brown Cow) of Budgam district didn’t turn up to write the paper today. The admit card was issued to write the paper for admission to a diploma course in a polytechnic college. Owner of the cow, Abdul Rashid Bhat had submitted her name as Kaachir Gaaw (Brown Cow) daughter of Gur Daand (Red Bull) with a photograph to expose the loopholes in the admission process of the

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As out of 50 thousand stray dogs in Kashmir, merely 441 surgeries under Animal Birth Control Program (ABC-AR) were conducted; SMC here has signed a new agreement with SKUAST under which 5000 surgeries of canines are being conducted at first place. “There was cold response from the agency to which we had given the contract for the conduction of the surgeries. Now, feeling the crises on ground, we have entered into an agreement with the SKUAST. It has much experienced medicos and we hope the tie-up will prove result oriented. In the first place, we will conduct 5000 surgeries of

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Courtesy: Writer In The Woods With the shifting of Darbar to Srinagar traffic pressure is going to increase manifolds in city Srinagar and keeping that in mind traffic police in the city has devised a special mobility plan the details of which are as under: There will be one way traffic movement on Residency Road from Polo view to Lal Chowk and further up to Hari Singh High street. Road side parking will not be allowed and the vehicle owners must park their vehicles in the designated parking areas at Press Enclave, Forest Lane, Sports Council parking at Polo view

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A man was shot dead today by unidentified gunmen at Zakoora, Hazratbal area of Srinagar.

According to preliminary reports, Abdul Ahad Dar, son of Abdul Gaffar Dar, resident of Gasoo Astan Mohalla, was shot at head. The doctors at the SKIMS declared him brought dead.

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The High Court Bar Association of Kashmir today opposed the state government’s plan of setting aside 50 acres of land to construct a separate township for Kashmiri Pandits.

The Bar argued that such a move would create a wedge between the returning migrants and the locals.

“By rehabilitating the Kashmiri Pandits in those colonies, a wedge would be created between the Kashmiri Pandits and Kashmiri Muslims and it will also create hatred and disharmony amongst them,” PTI quoted the association saying.

The Bar opposed the move, saying that the Kashmiri Pandits are a part of Kashmiri culture and are at liberty to live anywhere, but not in colonies to be established for them by the government.

“It is for the Kashmiri Pandits to return or not to return to Kashmir, and the government has no role in forcing or facilitating their return and settlement in the colonies, to be exclusively meant for them. Settlement of the Kashmiri Pandits in these colonies will have social and political ramifications,” it added.

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If they unite, Hurriyats can play a productive role in even bridging the divide between New Delhi and Islamabad, writes senior journalist and editor Shujaat Bukhari

In a rare show of unity, three main characters of Kashmir’s resistance against India– Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik—addressed a public gathering jointly at Narbal where they had gone to express condolences with the family of 16-year-old local boy Suhail Ahmad Sofi who was killed in police firing on April 18. Those who witnessed the three leaders share the stage were not sure whether it really was a gesture of unity or not. They say Geelani hesitated in shaking hands with Mirwaiz and was more comfortable in talking to Yasin Malik. There are many theories suggesting

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Marked as the bloodiest day in Kashmir’s past as on 29 April 1865, more than 28 people were killed by the Dogra forces of Maharaja at old city’s Zaldagar when shawl weavers protested against cruel taxation of the government. It was the day when shawl weavers marched through the streets of Srinagar’s old city against the cruel tax policies imposed on them by the Dogra regime. The shawl weavers of Srinagar were compelled by the circumstances of turbulent working conditions, meager wages, excessive taxation and a ban on weavers who wanted to leave Kashmir valley. As per the historical records,