April Appears to be sweet and sour for Northern India

Tulip Festival in Srinagar (1-15 April 2017)

Tulip Festival in Srinagar
April is the time of the year when Kashmir blooms and its capital city of Srinagar basks in the colours of a million tulips. For the first half of the month, Srinagar’s tulip garden will be in full bloom, making for a spectacle worthy of its own festival. The people of Kashmir also appropriately use this time to celebrate their own cuisine, music and culture.

1.5 lakh youths apply for 5,000 posts in Jammu and Kashmir police (3rd April)

As many as 1,50,000 youths in Jammu and Kashmir have applied for 5,000 posts in new police battalions to be raised in the state.The process of recruitment in the five India Reserve Battalions (IRBs) has started and authorities have received around 1,50,000 applications, 405 of which are from the Kashmir Valley.

Rajasthan Forum felicitates Gaurvi at Jaipur(5th April)

Rajasthan Forum felicitates Gaurvi at Jaipur
The recent star swimmer Gaurvi Singhvi was felicitated by Rajasthan Forum on her remarkable achievement at Hotel ITC Rajputana. She has brought laurels to her home state Rajasthan by becoming first swimmer to cross sea-link to Gateway of India.

Rare April Snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir (6th April)

The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway has been closed today due to landslides and shooting stones as the state received fresh snowfall across the Valley, prompting the authorities to close schools and colleges. Residents of Srinagar woke up to rain and snowfall. People are advised to take precaution as the rising water-level due to rain and snow may lead to flooding in certain areas.

Girl found living with monkeys in Uttar Pradesh (6th April)

Indian police are reviewing reports of missing children to try to identify a girl who was found living in a forest with a group of monkeys.The girl, believed to be 10 to 12 years old, was unable to speak, was wearing no clothes and was emaciated when she discovered in January and taken to a hospital in Bahraich, a town in Uttar Pradesh.She behaved like an animal, running on her arms and legs and eating food off the floor with her mouth.After treatment, she has begun walking normally and eating with her hands.

Haryana To Observe Mahavir Jayanti As No-Meat, No-Liquor Day (9th April)

Haryana To Observe Mahavir Jayanti As No-Meat, No-Liquor Day
The Haryana government will observe Mahavir Jayanti on April 9 every year as a no-meat and no-liquor day.
“The Haryana government has decided to celebrate Mahavir Jayanti as 'Ahimsha Divas' every year on April 9 when slaughterhouses will remain closed in the state, and there would be a complete ban on the sale of meat, eggs, fish and liquor," Haryana Urban Local Bodies Minister Kavita Jain said on 5th April, Wednesday.

Baisakhi festival marked in India (13-14th April)

Vaisakhi festival marked in India
Baisakhi is the festival of the first harvest of the year right after the winter season. It is widely celebrated as traditional harvest festival in many northern states of India such as Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal.

Nitish to hold roadshow, address rallies and Municipal Election (8th and 23rd April)

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will hold a road show and address two rallies over the weekend to step up the municipal poll campaign for the Janata Dal (United), 101 of whose candidates are in the fray."Nitishji will hold a roadshow in north Delhi'a Burari area which will culminate into a big rally at Burari Grounds on April 8. The JD(U) had initially targeted to fight in about 150 of the 272 seats in the municipal elections slated for April 23.