India: Valley's iconic tulip garden sets new record

The famed tulip garden in Srinagar has entered the World Book of Records (London) as Asia’s largest tulip garden. In a formal ceremony, Commissioner Secretary Floriculture, Gardens & Parks, Sheikh Fayaz Ahmad, was honored with the certification by the President and CEO of the World Book of Records (London), Santosh Shukla. The latter said this recognition underscores the unparalleled beauty and magnificence of the Tulip Garden, positioning it as a symbol of nature’s splendor and human ingenuity. The garden, which is spread over 30 hectares of land, had a record 3.70 lakh visitors visiting the garden.

Life sentence given to acid attackers after 9 years
Nine years after a 20-year-old female student was attacked with acid by two youths in Srinagar, a local court has awarded life imprisonment to the duo, who have been found guilty in the “horrific” acid attack case. Principal District and Sessions Court Srinagar Jawad Ahmed held the two accused, Irshad Ahmad Wani alias Sunny and Muhammad Umar Noor, guilty of the offense under RPC’s Sections of 326-A (Voluntarily causing grievous hurt by use of acid), 201 (destroying evidence) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy). The court also imposed a fine of `5 lakh each on the two convicts.

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