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Has Srinagar gone to the dogs, residents ask

By Sheikh Qayoom Srinagar/Pampore, (IANS) Has Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital finally gone to dogs? That’s what many among Srinagar’s 1.3 million residents are asking, considering the city is home to at least 91,000 stray dogs – if not more. That’s one mutt for every 14 humans. As schoolchildren, women and the elderly continue to […]

Dehradun:  To make sure millions of Kanwariyas complete their religious yatra peacefully Uttarakahand Government in a high-level meeting stressed upon mutual cooperation, dissemination of information and round-the-clock contact among the neighboring state officials from today till the completion of the fair. During the meeting Garhwal Commissioner Nabiyal stated that the number of kanwariyas touched a […]

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Ashok Handoo writes: This year’s pilgrimage to the holy cave of Amarnath in Kashmir is to begin from the 29th of this month. It will continue till August 13, the Shravana Poornima day, which coincides with Raksha Bandan. The countdown has begun with the State Government finalising all arrangements for the pilgrims. The 5000-year old […]

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Nahan: Instead of understanding the significance of heritage buildings the Himachal government is using such buildings for the functioning of the government offices and the residence of the officers since decades in this hilly town of the state. It is long pending demand of the residents of the town for making a master plan for […]

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Toronto: (MW) Toronto is undergoing a profound transformation. The city skyline is alive with 53 new corporate towers, two major arts and entertainment centres, luxury hotels and gleaming condos. A new construction crane seems to join the skyline every week. The current building boom will add four million square feet of office space, some 15,000 […]

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Dubai:  All eyes are on Dubai as the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa (formerly Burj Dubai), opened its doors to the world on January 4. Towering at 2,717 feet (828 meters), the impressive glass and steel structure was renamed to honor the head of neighboring Abu Dhabi, who rescued Dubai from financial crisis last […]

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Basaki Naga has several temples in the vernacular style in Bhalessa area, some of them are at Bheja and Gandoh. The main temple Kalgoni may be typical example of the Naga temples is located at an idyllic location on the top of a ridge, providing a magnificient panoramic view on all sides, yet most of […]

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Nahan: After a gap of two years the boats would be floating in the largest natural lake of the Himachal at Shri Renuka ji. Renuka Vikas Board today auctioned the work of boating for one year to Prem Thakur in 3 lakh 50 thousand rupees as compare to previous bid of 3 lakh and five […]

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Usha K writes: The beauty of the area is breathtaking. Cool breeze filled atmosphere is energizing. This is the evergreen, Silent Valley National Park. The area where the  National park is located is known in Malayalam as Sairandhri Vanam, Sairandhri’s forest. Sairandri is the nameDraupadi, the wife of the Pandavas assumed when she was the assistant to Queen Sudeshnaof the Kingdom of Viraat, while they were living incognito during the final year of […]

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A Day at Surinsar

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By Sadaket A Malik & Waseem Batt: Surinsar is settled in rural most realty of Jammu and Kashmir. It has many sorts of roots to accomplish the desirable destination. Full of awe hopeful mountains and having a Brobdingnagian possibleness of business here, the narrowing agency snaked its artifact finished towering slopes, throwing up large clouds […]

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Bhalessa is located in northern most state of Jammu and Kashmir. It has umpteen number of roots to reach the desired destination. Full of awe aspiring mountains and having a huge potential of tourism industry here, The narrow road snaked its way through towering slopes, throwing up enormous clouds of dust. It passed by little […]

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M.L.Dhar writes: “The place (Kashmir) is more beautiful than the heaven and is the benefactor of supreme bliss and happiness. It seems to me that I am taking a bath in the lake of nectar here,” wrote Sanskrit poet Kalidasa. Sir Walter Lawrence on visiting Kashmir was compelled to write; “The valley is an emerald […]

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Shimla: Stage is set for inauguration of Gaiety Theatre after completing its restoration work at a cost of Rs. 11.48 crore for about five years and nine months. Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister Himachal , will formally dedicate it to the people on 25 June, 2009. Jagmohan the then Union Minister in the NDA […]

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The Himalayas stretches across six nations,    i.e. India, Bhutan, China, Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan. It runs west to east from the Indus river valley to the Brahamaputra river valley. Thus it forms a long arc of 2400 kms. The Himalayan chain consists of three parallel   ranges. They encompasses a very large number of glaciers. Siachen is notable among them, the largest in the world outside the polar region. Some of other more famous glaciersinclude Gangotri and Yamunotri in Uttarakhand, Nubra, Biafo and Baltoro in Karakoram region, Zemuin Sikkim and Khumbu glaciers in Mount […]

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