Srinagar: Incessant rains in Kashmir have resulted in a dip in day temperatures

Srinagar: Academicians, administrators, students and representatives of non-governmental organisations today discussed the need to root out the problem of polythene from the Kashmir valley on the occasion of World Earth Day here.

Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC)in association with the Trader

The need of set ting up more Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) around the Dal Lake might be a standard demand from the environment protection institutions, the fact remains that even the existing STPs are not functioning to their potential thanks to their linkage with a limited number of sewer lines.

Taking a step forward in rooting out polythene from the Kashmir valley, Green Dream, a group of young professionals and students, visited the Jamia Masjid area and appealed to traders there to avoid polythene in their daily operations.

Green Dream members Khurram Wani, Kaunsar Bhat, Mehboob Jeelani and others asked traders to make alternative arrangements instead of using polythene.

Srinagar: As the tulip garden by the banks of the Dal Lake is thrown open to the public, the authorities are skeptic about how long the breathtaking view of the flowers in full glory would last.

Srinagar: With the state being vulnerable to natural disasters like earthquakes, floods and fire incidents, the authorities have started framing plans to tackle these problems.

The valedictory function of the four-day workshop on preparation of disaster management plans was organised today. Additional Commissioner, Kashmir, Mohammad Amin was the chief guest on the occasion.

A week-long plantation drive was launched at Kashmir University today. The plantation drive is being organised by the NSS and Landscape Development wings of the varsity.

The world might have progressed by leaps and bounds over the years, but when it comes to tuberculosis scenario in Kashmir the people affected by it are unwilling to share information as they fear isolation.

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today hoped that tourists, both domestic and international, would visit the local tulip garden to enjoy its vast expanse having about 12 lakh tulips of different varieties and colours in full bloom. He was the first to purchase an entry ticket this morning when the garden was formally thrown open for public this year after it had been first opened last year.