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Amid unprecedented security cover, Kashmir all set for polls

Yawar Shafi,Srinagar:Under the tight cover of security, Kashmir Valley is all set for polling for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019 which has been scheduled to tomorrow.

 In Baramulla, total number of candidates is 9 in Frey for Lok Sabha polls. While as it will be only interesting and tough fight among three candidates of PDP’s Abdul Qayoom Wani, National Conference’s Mohammad Akbar Lone and BJP backed Peoples Conferences Raja Aijaz Ali.

 Meanwhile, security has been beefed up across the state in order to maintain law and order situations and to conduct polling peacefully. Appositely, Central Government has already sent additional companies of paramilitary for the smooth conduct of elections in the state.

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ANM NEWS SPECIAL: VALLEY BLOOMS

Yawar Shafi,Srinagar: Almond trees are in full blossom due to summer-like weather conditions in Kashmir valley, where very heavy snow was experienced this winter as compared to previous years.

However, for the past few years, farmers are cutting almond trees and replacing them with apple and other fruits trees, claiming that they are not getting proper returns.

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ON “NO SMOKING DAY” SCHOOLS STUDENTS ORGANIZED RALLY IN SRINAGAR

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Unified Martial Arts (JKAUMA) organized a rally in Srinagar’s Pratap Park to Ganta Ghar (Clock Tower) on “No Smoking Day” to raise awareness about drug addiction and promote healthy living through Martial Arts.

Around 200 students from different Private Schools based in Srinagar participated in the rally. They urged authorities to put a break on Tobacco items so that the future generation won’t get affected anymore.

Pertinently, No Smoking Day is an annual health awareness day in the United Kingdom which is intended to help smokers who want to quit smoking. The first No Smoking Day was on Wednesday in 1984, and it now takes place on the second Wednesday in March.

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116 YEAR OLD HONOURED BY GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS

ANM News Desk: 116 year old Kane Tanaka of Fukuoka, Japan has beeen honoured as the world’s oldest living person by Guiness World Records.

A ceremony was held in the nursing home where she lives. Her family members and the mayor were present to celebrate.

Tanaka loves playing the board game Othello and enjoys studying mathematics.

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FIRST STRAY SNIFFER BREAKS STEREOTYPES

ANM News Desk: ‘Asha’ was rescued 18 months ago when children were pelting stones at her. Now, she is the first mongrel to be part of a 30-dog sniffer squad.

Asha was rescued by police officials near their Barrackpore campus in Kolkata but inspector general (training) K. Jayaraman wondered if the stray could be a part of the sniffer squad.

She has performed even better than her fellow German Shepherds and Labradors, jumping nearly six feet high and crossing hurdles. Asha, the stray may be the odd one out but makes up for it by being the fastest runner and the top of her class.

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ANM NEWS TAKES YOU TO SKIING RESORT GULMARG

Yawar Shafi, Kashmir: The ageless beauty of Gulmarg reflects the purity of nature. This small yet magnificent town is haven for the adventure seekers and a paradise for nature lovers. Toddle along the vast stretches of flower-clad meadows and sway through the alpine mountains replete with snow. Gulmarg invokes adventure instincts and at the same time offers a refreshing ambiance to retain peace of mind- it is a perfect melange to savour the taste of real Kashmir.

The picturesque landscape offers myriad of options for sightseeing in Gulmarg. Places like Kongdori and Aparwath are well-connected through the Gulmarg Gondola. Scenic, as they can best be described, these fascinating places offer a panoramic view of the valley. Khilanmarg is another spectacular destination situated in the vicinity of Gulmarg offering unmatched view of the Himalayan range. A frozen lake situated 13 kms beyond Khilanmarg also attracts attention as a popular tourist attraction in Gulmarg. The virgin terrains of Nagin Valley and the sacred shrine of Baba Reshi sanctify this serene valley. The undying spectacle called Gulmarg gives millions of reasons to travellers across the globe to throng here.

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COFFEE FARMS TURN SAFE-HOUSE FOR COLOMBIAN TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY

ANM News Desk: Colombia’s indigenous transgender women are finding an unlikely place of refuge.

It’s one of the most dangerous countries in the world to be transgender, but they’ve become a critical part of the country’s coffee picking workforce.

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EXCLUSIVE: HUA HIN BEACH, TRAVELLERS PARADISE

Avijit Nandi Majumdar, Editor in Chief, Thailand: Long walk on the beach or you want to travel for romance, Hua Hin beach is Honeymoon paradise.  Not a very huge but a small, nice Hua Hin sea shore is a treat to eyes.

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EAST BENGAL WORLD WIDE SUPPORTER BASE AMAZES LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRY

Avijit Nandi Majumdar, Editor in Chief: Thousands of kilometers away in another continent nestled between smaller Latin American countries, El Salvador has stuck a common chord with India and West Bengal. El Salvadorians eat, drink and sleep football just like Bengalis. But surprise of all the surprises! Almost a century old East Bengal football club has evinced huge interest among football crazy people of El Salvador. The history of East bengal club prompted Ariel Andrade Galindo, ambassador of El Salvador in India to visit East Bengal Club. He walked up to the spectators stands, took a round of the club and even stepped into the playing arena. Galindo and his colleagues reminisced their association with their respective clubs in El Salvador. Just like East Bengal and Mohun Bagan, Galindo and his colleague are supporters of rival clubs back in their country and they very much showed the intensity on East Bengal field as they discussed football. “I am amazed to know about this historic East Bengal club’s amazing supporter base all over the world,” he said. This is the first time that a foreign diplomat from a football crazy nation visited one of the premier clubs of the country. Galindo was all praise for East Bengal and promised to take his experience back to his country.

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LATIN AMERICANS CHAT OVER COFFEE AND TEA AT EAST BENGAL CLUB

Avijit Nandi Majumdar and Monisha Mondal, ANM News: They like to drink coffee. We love to have tea. But between tea and coffee there is connect. Football and politics in adda session. In a visit to the East Bengal club captured exclusively by ANM News, ambassador of Latin American country El Salvador, Ariel Andrade Galindo discussed a rainbow of issues from politics to football to cinema and tea and coffee. Ambassador Galindo sat down with his colleague and giving him company was coach of junior team of East Bengal Club, Ranjan Choudhury. Sipping his favorite coffee in the coffee shop of East Bengal Club, ambassador Galindo chatted on various issues. “The locality wise division in Kolkata which is popularly known as para has lot in common in El Salvador as we have more or less the same teal table chats and discussions in localities in San Salvador, the capital of the country,” he said. The discussions started with football and diverted to politics and then there were no hold bar issues in the hour and half long chat session.