Dal Lake also known as the “jewel in the crown of Kashmir,” is slowly dying. Pollution is turning this Lake into a weed-clogged swamp. It has become a dumping ground for tonnes of waste and sewage. From indiscriminate sewage disposal, encroachments to the growth of weeds the destruction of the lake are spread over several years.Successive governments have failed to preserve Dal.
Chief Engineer, PDD on power curtailments during winters in Kashmir
With the onset of winter season frequent and unscheduled power cuts are a daily affair in Kashmir. Be it metered areas or not-metered areas, consumers are subjected to long hours of power cuts. People blame Power Development Department( PDD) for the whole mess. We talk to Chief Engineer, PDD Hashmat Qazi to know the reasons behind power curtailments during winters.
Class 12th exams amid shutdown: Parents blame admin for lack of facilities
69000 candidates appeared for the 12th standard board examination today.The students and parents faced great inconvenience in wake of the shutdown called by Joint Hurriyat. The parents blamed the authorities of being unjust as they decided to conduct the exams despite the strike. They urged the government to either provide them with transport facilities or defer the exams in future.
Precautions to take during winters in Kashmir
As winter nears, Dr Naveed Nazir Shah, HoD Chest Medicine at Chest Diseases Hospital in Srinagar speaks about precautions to be taken to avoid common respiratory problems this season.