Govt transfers forest land to businessman in Pahalgam

Govt transfers forest land to businessman in Pahalgam

At a time the judiciary has gone tough on illegal constructions in eco-sensitive zones, the J&K Government has allotted forest land to a businessman for constructing a hotel in Pahalgam. Officials said the Forest Department has given no objection certificate...
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Failure to dredge Jhelum on scientific lines puts Kashmir at risk: Caution experts

Failure to dredge Jhelum on scientific lines puts Kashmir at risk: Caution experts

Experts Tuesday cautioned that dredging project has not helped to address the problem of floods in any way and Kashmir stands at same stage where it had been post 2014 devastating floods. They termed the dredging of Jhelum as “ill...
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Srinagar swelters as mercury goes beyond 30°C

Srinagar swelters as mercury goes beyond 30°C

With mercury constantly remaining above 30°C, Srinagar is reeling under sweltering heat. The mercury in the city has been above 30°C for the past one week and is likely to remain same for the next at least five days. The...
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Solid Waste Management in Srinagar still on paper

Solid Waste Management in Srinagar still on paper

More than 13,000 metric tonnes of solid waste that is produced in Srinagar every month may become one of the main challenges for the successful implementation of the Smart City project in the summer capital. For the past many years,...
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Governor NN Vohra briefed on Jhelum flood recovery project

Governor NN Vohra briefed on Jhelum flood recovery project

Sundeep Kumar Nayak, Chief Executive Officer, Jhelum and Tawi Flood Recovery Project, called on Governor NN Vohra here today. Nayak briefed the Governor about the status of ongoing works to support the recovery and increase disaster resilience in the project....
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Chalk out ways to check Dal Lake pollution: High Court

Chalk out ways to check Dal Lake pollution: High Court

Pointing out that nitrates, phosphates and other nutrients were present beyond the permissible limits in the Dal Lake, the High Court today directed the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority to check the sources of these pollutants rather than focusing on....
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Govt in slumber to prevent 2014-like floods: High Court

Govt in slumber to prevent 2014-like floods: High Court

Observing that nothing has improved on ground, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has pulled up the state government for being in slumber to avoid 2014-flood like situation. Hearing a Public Interest Litigation seeking preservation of water bodies in Kashmir,...
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Admit Dal area has shrunk: High Court to Lake Authority

Admit Dal area has shrunk: High Court to Lake Authority

Asks it not to hoodwink people; rejects old maps presented by officials Rejecting the maps of Dal Lake, which were presented to it by an official of the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA), the High Court today told the...
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Jhelum Dredging: All eyes on Govt as private firm misses another deadline

Jhelum Dredging: All eyes on Govt as private firm misses another deadline

A Kolkata based dredging firm has again disappointed public and government by failing to meet the target of Jhelum de-silting after its contract was extended in January this year. The dredger installed near Zero Bridge here remained dysfunctional in the...
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Rains lash Kashmir, bring respite to Jammu

Rains lash Kashmir, bring respite to Jammu

Intermittent rains lashed Kashmir on Tuesday even as weatherman predicted more precipitation in next 24 hours. The intermittent rains started in Kashmir on Tuesday afternoon and continued till evening. MET officials said Srinagar recorded 1.0 mm , Qazigund 2.4...
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