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Gharana wetland falls prey to encroachers
The Gharana Wetland Reserve in the RS Pura sector. Gharana, January 30
“This wetland is your property, help us to restore its pristine glory”, so says a billboard outside the world-famous Gharana Wetland Reserve

The Gharana Wetland Reserve in the RS Pura sector. A Tribune photograph

Leprosy patients allege ill-treatment
Jammu, January 30
"The problem is not leprosy but rather the feeling of being unwanted," the words of Mother Teresa come true when one visits Kusht Ashram at Bagwati Nagar, Jammu.

Hanging wires pose risk
Rajouri, January 30
The state government may be making efforts to tap hydel power potential, but it doesn't have proper infrastructure to supply power in a safe manner. In this border township, hanging electric wires from poles are posing a great threat to the lives of residents.


Cricket stadium eludes Jammu
The multipurpose MA Stadium in Jammu. Jammu, January 30
While Jammu and Kashmir has abundant cricketing talent, budding cricketers in the absence of a full-fledged cricket stadium in the winter capital continue to eat dust and toil hard at the multipurpose “worn out” MA Stadium.

The multipurpose MA Stadium in Jammu. Photo: Inderjeet Singh

Rain drops on a plant after a shower in Jammu.
Rain drops on a plant after a shower in Jammu. Tribune photo: Anand Sharma

State to follow in HP, Punjab footsteps
Udhampur, January 30
Punjab and Himachal Pradesh are the two states from where farmers of Jammu and Kashmir, especially those of the Jammu region, have been taking inspiration. Not only farmers but also the authorities are following these two states as far as agriculture and horticulture sectors are concerned.

Padma Shri to Hashmat surprises all
Jammu, January 30
After it became official that the central government conferred Padma Shri in the field of art and craft to a “wrong person”, the controversy has brought lesser-known Hashmat Ullah Khan into limelight that refuses to die down.

Sain Miran attracts people of all faiths
Poonch, January 30
Militants may have tried several times to break unity among Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs in the border township, but they have failed every time.

Allaudin award for santoor maestro
Pandit Bhajan SoporiSrinagar, January 30
Legendary santoor maestro and music composer Pandit Bhajan Sopori has been honoured with the prestigious Baba Allaudin Khan Award in recognition of his service in the field of music and culture. The award, comprising a memento, shawl and a bouquet, was presented to him by Jawahar Sircar, secretary, union ministry of culture, in New Delhi.




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