Hangul population dwindles from 5000 to 186, Sheep breeding farm found culprit

As State’s animal Hangul’s population has drastically dwindled from 5000 to 186 species, the Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered immediate shifting of Sheep breeding farm from eco-fragile Dachigam National farm to save Hangul for extinction. Sources informed Kashmir Post that the decision to shift Sheep Breeding farm from Dachigam National park was taken during a high-level meeting chaired by the Chief Secretary, B. R Sharma which was attended by the commissioner secretaries of both Animal and Sheep Husbandry and Forest Department. “Directions have been passed to the Sheep Husbandry…

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Udhampur gets Radio Station, Passport Kendra

Minister of State in the PMO, Jitendra Singh, today laid the foundation stone of a 10-kW FM transmitter with studio facility at Malhar. Speaking on the occasion, Singh said the establishment of the radio station at Udhampur was a pending demand of the locals. He emphasised that this would provide a suitable platform to the local artistes of the area as there was no place for them to show their talent. He said the radio station would play an important role in reflecting the folk art of the area. Later,…

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Unabated sand mining poses threat to trout production in Kupwara

Despite a ban on sand mining, contractors in Kupwara district are using heavy machinery like earth cutters to extract huge quantities of sand and boulders from major streams in the district which is badly affecting the production of trout in these streams. Known for producing large quantities of fish, Nullah Warnow has become a major casualty of the sand-mining mafia. Local residents said truckloads of sand and boulders were being extracted from Nullah Warnow near Khumriyal and Gher Hatti. “The unabated extraction of sand and boulders is not only affecting…

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Kashmir witnessed 2690 stone pelting incidents in 2016

1248 incidents reported in North Kashmir, 875 in South Kashmir and 567 in Central Kashmir JK saw 3-fold rise in rioting in 2016: Govt data Of the total 2,690 incidents of stone pelting in the valley in 2016, North Kashmir accounted for the highest number of 1,248 incidents followed by 875 incidents in South Kashmir and 567 in Central Kashmir, according to official data of state home department. Sopore, which is part of Baramulla district, has recorded the highest number of 492 incidents of stone pelting during the unrest, while…

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Srinagar City ‘Discriminated’ in road sector as well

Raising a question mark on the PDP-BJP government’s Common Minimum Program that calls for “equitable and balanced development” of all regions of Jammu and Kashmir, the state’s summer capital continues to be ignored by the ruling dispensation while seeking the central funding for road infrastructure. Indicating that development of Srinagar is perhaps not a priority for the J&K Government, the Roads and Buildings Ministry has sought a meager Rs 35 crore for Srinagar out of more than Rs 1800 crore it has asked from Government of India under the Central…

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2 Militants, Cop killed in night-long Tral Encounter; Shutdown observed across Pulwama

Clashes break out as people try to march towards encounter site Army major injured, 3 civilians hit by pellets Pulwama observes shutdown Two militants, including a Hizbul Mujahideen commander, and a member of police’s Special Operations Group (SOG) were killed in an overnight gunfight between militants and government forces in Hayena area of Tral in Pulwama district of south Kashmir. Three force personnel, including an army major, were injured during the encounter. Several civilians were also injured as police used tear smoke shells and pellet guns to thwart continuous efforts…

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