Srinagar the City of Bridges

Srinagar the City of Bridges

In Srinagar, river Jhelum passes through the different seven bridges thus making it ‘City of Bridges’ and the first one overpasses through the wooden Zero or Zo’er Bridge in the Rajbagh area. The Zero or Zo’er Bridge is the first bridge wherein Jhelum makes an entry into Srinagar. The bridge is believed to be constructed somewhere in 1956 by a deaf constructor and was named as Zo’er bridge that later was changed to Zero bridge. The bridge was built on an ancient cantilever principle, and a few years back it…

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J&K Employees union protests dismissal of three employees

J&K Employees union protests dismissal of three employees

One of the three dismissed employees, Nazir Ahmad Wani was accused of giving shelter to terrorists after an underground hideout was busted at his shop in Pulwama last year. Following the dismissal of three employees from the service of Jammu and Kashmir government for activities tantamount to posing a threat to the country’s security or anti-national activities has led to protests from the employees union in the union territory. Separate orders issued by the general administration department of the UT had dismissed Idrees Jan, a teacher of Government Middle School…

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Conduct mass Testing of Labourers, Non-local Beggars entering Kashmir: Grand Mufti Nasir-Ul Islam

Kashmir’s Grand Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam express serious concern over the reports that a large number of non-J&K beggars and labourers are entering Kashmir without undergoing the mandatory Covid tests urged the J&K administration that to order a highest level of probe how such a huge number of people are landing in the Valley without Covid tests. He said that if the reports about non-J&K labourers and beggars entering Kashmir without undergoing mandatory Covid screening is true, the move will further aggravate the Covid situation prevailing in the Kashmir Valley and pose…

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Tea culture in Kashmir, Turkey; Types, Brewing, Health benefits

Here is a guide for learning all the details about Turkish and Kashmiri tea cultures, from traditional brewing and service methods to varieties Tea is a very popular beverage that has gradually become a vital part of the culture in Turkey and Kashmir. Turks are known for their love of tea, especially the common black type. This beverage is consumed at all hours of the day, including during breakfasts in the morning and family gatherings at night. The same goes for Kashmir. Tea is so popular that it is an…

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Sense of normality in Kashmir is a Myth: Report

The Concerned Citizens’ Group’s report has said the Centre’s virtual obliteration of the political mainstream, nullification of Article 370, abrogation of Article 35A, bifurcation of the state and the enactment of the new domicile laws seemed to have increased the all-pervasive sense of fear, humiliation and hopelessness among the Kashmiri population. It said people were still in shock and seemed psychologically disturbed showing heightened anxiety and paranoia about the future. “When asked about the apparent ‘sense of normality’, people said that life had to go on even after two years…

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Miracles drink ‘Babri Byool’ – Kashmir’s favorite Ramadan beverage

As the holy month of Ramadan has begun for Muslims across the globe, fasting for long hours one would naturally tend to feel dehydrated. In Kashmir, the Basil seeds, also known as “Babri Byool” locally are widely consumed as a drink during the month of Ramadan. It is a popular beverage of Kashmir. It is believed to be introduced by Mughals. Over the centuries, people here have been using “Babri Byool” and it is mostly used in Ramadan. Making Babri beverages is easy. Just add a few seeds in a…

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Kashmir the Beggar’s Paradise

With the onset of summer as well as Ramadhan, the valley of Kashmir is becoming the favorite destination for beggars coming from different parts of the country. Nowadays beggars can be seen at every nook and corner of the valley asking for alms and other favors. Furthermore, the majority of the baggers are accompanied by little children making life miserable for them. Due to the lack of efficient anti-bagging law, very little has been done by the administration to stop this menace. Also, no effort has been made by the…

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No action against non-JK vehicle owners: Govt to HC

The government Wednesday informed the High Court that no action would be taken against the owners of the vehicles not registered in Jammu and Kashmir. Appearing before a Bench led by Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, Advocate General assured the court that no action would be taken as the matter is sub-judice. Later, the court granted a week to the Advocate General to file the government’s response in the plea challenging the new order by Regional Transport Officer, Kashmir which says that the “Vehicles purchased outside JK with non-JK registration numbers…

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Parents worried as Schools across Kashmir Valley report fresh covid cases

Most of the schools have asked the parents to send their wards on alternate days to maintain Covid protocols such as social distancing. Some schools have also decided to run two shifts in the day to reduce the class strength by half. At-least 50 students from two south Kashmir schools including 36 students in a private school in Kulgam district and 14 in a government school in Anantnag district were found infected with coronavirus along with a handful of teachers and staff during random testing drives in schools in Kashmir…

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Pari Mahal ‘An abode of fairies’

Pari Mahal, also known as The Palace of Fairies, is located at the top of the Zabarwan mountain range, overlooking the city of Srinagar and the south-west of Dal Lake. The place is a remarkable example of Islamic architecture and patronage of art during the reign of the then Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. The garden is 5 kilometres away west of the centre of Srinagar and consists of six-terraces aligned roughly north-south, with its uppermost point at its southern end, and arched retaining walls supporting the terraces against the mountain.…

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