Rain Gauge Running Dry: Kashmir Watches in Worry as Winter Turns Arid

Rain Gauge Running Dry: Kashmir Watches in Worry as Winter Turns Arid

Kashmir is experiencing a prolonged dry spell with no snowfall, causing concern for ecologists and tourism stakeholders who depend on snow for visitors. The lack of snow may impact skiing trips and winter sports, with the fear of cancellations and a decline in tourists. The dry spell is attributed to El Nino, which is expected to persist until next month. Other tourist resorts in the region, such as Pahalgam and Sonamarg, are also without winter allure. Although Kashmir is almost halfway through its harshest 40-day winter period, “Chilla-i-Kalan”, no snow…

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Decision on Bilkis Bano Case: SC Rescinds Early Release of Convicts Due to Procedural Irregularities

Decision on Bilkis Bano Case: SC Rescinds Early Release of Convicts Due to Procedural Irregularities

The Supreme Court invalidated the Gujarat government’s decision to grant remission to 11 convicts involved in the gangrape of Bilkis Bano and the murder of seven of her family members during the 2002 violence in the state. The court, comprising Justices B V Nagarathna and Ujjal Bhuyan, criticised the orders as “stereotyped” and lacking proper consideration. The bench directed the convicts to surrender within two weeks, stating that the Gujarat government was not the appropriate authority to issue the remission order. The court clarified that the state where the offenders…

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Kashmir Public Transport Grinds to Halt for 48 Hours as Strike Begins Tomorrow

Kashmir Public Transport Grinds to Halt for 48 Hours as Strike Begins Tomorrow

Kashmir Valley Braces for Two-Day Transport Pause: Passenger Vehicles Join Nationwide ‘Steering Chodo Andolan’ Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir: Brace yourselves, Kashmir travellers! All passenger vehicles in the valley will be taking a two-day break from January 9th to 10th, participating in a nationwide protest called the ‘Steering Chodo Andolan’. This decision by the All Kashmir Transporters’ Confederation (AKTC) comes in solidarity with similar strikes planned by transporters across Maharashtra, New Delhi, and several other Indian states. Mohammad Shafi Mir, Chairman of the AKTC, confirmed the planned strike to news agency…

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Supercharge Your Defense: Unleashing the Power of 9 Immunity-Boosting Foods

Supercharge Your Defense: Unleashing the Power of 9 Immunity-Boosting Foods

The Body’s Arsenal: Unleashing the Power of Food for Immune Defense By: Saika J Forget superhero pills and magic potion claims. When it comes to building a robust immune system, the greatest power often lies not in a lab, but on your plate. Food, in its colorful and diverse abundance, holds the key to unlocking natural defenses, fighting off invaders, and keeping you feeling energized and healthy. But navigating the world of “immunity boosters” can be confusing. What goes beyond the hype? Which foods truly pack a punch for your…

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Where’s the White Wonderland? Kashmir Awaits Winter Snow, Gulmarg’s White Blanket Stolen

Where's the White Wonderland? Kashmir Awaits Winter Snow, Gulmarg's White Blanket Stolen

Kashmir’s Snowy Sojourn Interrupted: El Niño Casts a Dry Spell Over Winter Wonderland The ethereal image of Kashmir blanketed in winter’s pristine white seems a distant memory this year. In place of the glistening slopes and powder-soft blanket, Gulmarg and the surrounding valleys wear a new, unsettling attire – one of barren brown slopes and anxious murmurs. Where has Kashmir’s winter wonderland, a crown jewel of Indian tourism, seemingly vanished? An Alarming Aridity: The answer lies in a stark statistic: a 79% rainfall deficit plaguing the Kashmir Valley throughout December…

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