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J&K: Manoj Sinha flags off 'Har Ghar Tiranga' rally at Dal Lake
India

J&K: Manoj Sinha flags off 'Har Ghar Tiranga' rally at Dal Lake

Tricolours flying on hundreds of Shikaras under the district administration's 'Tiranga Utsav' rowed together in the iconic lake as part of the celebrations commemorating the 75 years of Independence, an official spokesman said

Jammu and Kashmir: Tourism gets boost post abrogation of Article 370
India

Jammu and Kashmir: Tourism gets boost post abrogation of Article 370

This year, the tourism sector in Jammu and Kashmir also got a major boost as the government made a record budgetary allocation of Rs 786 crore, an increase of 184 per cent over the allocation for the previous year

J&K: 11-year-old girl dies after her father's houseboat catches fire in Dal Lake
India

J&K: 11-year-old girl dies after her father's houseboat catches fire in Dal Lake

The houseboat owned by Bashir Ahmad was gutted in fire in the early hours of the day

19th Century Kashmir church restored to glory set to reopen for public on Christmas
India

19th Century Kashmir church restored to glory set to reopen for public on Christmas

The St Lukes Church, which is 125 years old, is now being restored to its original glory and will be throw open to worshippers next week on Christmas

Awash in trash: Kashmir's famous Dal Lake choked with weeds and sewage
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Awash in trash: Kashmir's famous Dal Lake choked with weeds and sewage

The lake is now a mixture of mossy swamps, thick weeds, trash-strewn patches and floating gardens made from rafts of reeds

Dal Lake partially freezes, Srinagar records coldest night in 30 years at minus 8.4 degree Celsius
India

Dal Lake partially freezes, Srinagar records coldest night in 30 years at minus 8.4 degree Celsius

An IMD official said while Srinagar had recorded minus 8.3 degrees Celsius in 1995, the temperature has fallen to minus 11.3 degrees Celsius in 1991

Shikara carrying BJP workers, journalists capsizes during rally in Srinagar's Dal lake; no one injured
Politics

Shikara carrying BJP workers, journalists capsizes during rally in Srinagar's Dal lake; no one injured

The shikara rally was led by Union minister Anurag Thakur. The BJP workers and journalists were rescued by locals, SDRF personnel and police.

Dal Lake freezes over as Jammu and Kashmir receives fresh heavy snowfall; flights to and from Srinagar disrupted
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Dal Lake freezes over as Jammu and Kashmir receives fresh heavy snowfall; flights to and from Srinagar disrupted

While fresh snowfall brought relief from intense cold to the residents of Jammu and Kashmir, it also disrupted normal life was disrupted

Cold wave across North India: Heavy fog in Delhi hits rail traffic, four flights diverted; schools in Haryana to remain shut on 30, 31 Dec
India

Cold wave across North India: Heavy fog in Delhi hits rail traffic, four flights diverted; schools in Haryana to remain shut on 30, 31 Dec

Three flights were diverted from Delhi airport on Monday morning due to heavy fog, an official said. Airlines like IndiGo and SpiceJet have tweeted about poor visibility and asked passengers to keep a track of their flight status

Schools in Haryana to remain shut for two days as cold wave persists in north India; rail, road traffic affected due to dense fog in parts of Delhi, Rajasthan
India

Schools in Haryana to remain shut for two days as cold wave persists in north India; rail, road traffic affected due to dense fog in parts of Delhi, Rajasthan

Delhi, which is witnessing the longest spell of cold weather in the last 22 years, is likely to get some relief from the intense cold wave as the wind direction is expected to change, the Met office said.

IMD issues red warning in Delhi, five states for today; two dead in Haryana car pile-up as cold wave grips north India
India

IMD issues red warning in Delhi, five states for today; two dead in Haryana car pile-up as cold wave grips north India

In Haryana's Rewari district, two people died and 12 were injured in a pile-up of 15 vehicles on Delhi-Jaipur highway due to dense fog.

As political uncertainty looms over Jammu and Kashmir, Dal Lake nears its death
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As political uncertainty looms over Jammu and Kashmir, Dal Lake nears its death

As politics took centrestage, Srinagar’s Dal Lake suffered, but is this a blip or a feature of the political changes that have happened in Kashmir, finds Auqib Javeed of The Third Pole.

How Rakh-e-Arth resettlement colony for Dal Lake dwellers became a quagmire with no end
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How Rakh-e-Arth resettlement colony for Dal Lake dwellers became a quagmire with no end

The Rakh-E-Arth Resettlement Colony is the Jammu and Kashmir Government’s ambitious project to resettle some 10,000 land encroachers in an attempt to conserve the Dal Lake. But for those who have been moved here, the many problems of Rakh-e-Arth make it seem as though they were transported from heaven to hell.

Mainstream Hindi cinema has contributed greatly in glossing over Kashmir, and diluting local perspective
Entertainment

Mainstream Hindi cinema has contributed greatly in glossing over Kashmir, and diluting local perspective

Bollywood used Kashmir as a catalyst for romance, providing a near-perfect visual treat for audiences looking to escape their lives for three hours.

Tourists, non-residents left in lurch as advisory directing visitors to leave Kashmir Valley owing to 'terror threats' fuels chaos
India

Tourists, non-residents left in lurch as advisory directing visitors to leave Kashmir Valley owing to 'terror threats' fuels chaos

Chaos erupted on Friday shortly after the Home Department issued an advisory asking tourists and Amarnath pilgrims to curtail their stay in the valley immediately and take necessary measures to return as soon as possible

Asia's biggest tulip garden in Srinagar sees high tourist footfall; tulip festival to conclude on 5 May
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Asia's biggest tulip garden in Srinagar sees high tourist footfall; tulip festival to conclude on 5 May

Tourists thronged the famous tulip garden in Srinagar, also known as the Siraj Bagh and Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Dal Lake in distress, Gully Boy and cannabis, unrest in Kashmir, Carabao Cup final; today's must-read stories
India

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Dal Lake in distress, Gully Boy and cannabis, unrest in Kashmir, Carabao Cup final; today's must-read stories

Research by Dr Shakil Ahmad Romshoo, head of the Earth Sciences Department at University of Kashmir, found that 32 percent of the Dal Lake faced severe degradation.

Dal Lake in distress: Kashmir's iconic attraction is facing a slow death by sewage as politicians look the other way
Politics

Dal Lake in distress: Kashmir's iconic attraction is facing a slow death by sewage as politicians look the other way

Though the Jammu and Kashmir government claims it makes all efforts to preserve the Dal Lake in Srinagar, there is little proof of effective implementation on the ground of cleanup projects.

Cold wave intensifies in several parts of North India, snow-laden roads in Patnitop, Pir Panjal mountain range receives heavy snowfall
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Cold wave intensifies in several parts of North India, snow-laden roads in Patnitop, Pir Panjal mountain range receives heavy snowfall

Cold wave intensifies in several parts of North India, snow-laden roads in Patnitop, Pir Panjal mountain range receives heavy snowfall

Winter weather report: Cold wave continues in Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand; Delhi to record temperature drop after 28 Dec
India

Winter weather report: Cold wave continues in Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand; Delhi to record temperature drop after 28 Dec

As winter is settling into India, all the states are facing their own version of the cold wave. While Jammu and Kashmir has been recording sub-zero temperatures, Tamil Nadu is likely to experience moderately cooler weather in the evenings.