Jhelum water level reaches record low of six decades

Jhelum water level reaches record low of six decades

The Jhelum registered a new low in its recorded history as the water level dropped 0.65 feet below the zero point on Tuesday, making it the lowest drop in the past six decades. The water level of minus 0.65 feet...
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Kashmir Valley received season’s first light snowfall in upper reaches

Kashmir Valley received season’s first light snowfall in upper reaches

The upper reaches of Kashmir received first light snowfall of the season, resulting in chill in the plains, including the summer capital Srinagar where people were seen wearing woollens and warm clothes on Friday. The upper reaches including Amarnath cave...
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Authorities sit on restoration of flood spill channels

Authorities sit on restoration of flood spill channels

Flood control authorities have done little to clear the flood spill channel of sediments and encroachments, which will go a long way in minimising flood threat to Srinagar. The little restoration work at a few places is not enough if...
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Willow trees caught out as culprit for Kashmir lake’s woes

Willow trees caught out as culprit for Kashmir lake’s woes

More than 2 million willow trees–once a key source of wood for cricket bats, fruit boxes and fires–will be cut down around Kashmir’s Wular Lake, as part of efforts to revive the region’s largest flood basin. Overlooked by the Himalayas,...
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National Green Tribunal annoyed over delay in waste-to-energy plant at Achan

National Green Tribunal annoyed over delay in waste-to-energy plant at Achan

The delay in commissioning of Jammu and Kashmir’s first waste-to-energy plant in Srinagar has miffed the National Green Tribunal which has warned the state government of slapping an exemplary cost for taking “unjustifiable” adjournments in th...
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High Court directs BOCA to give comments on EIA of Sonamarg Master Plan

High Court directs BOCA to give comments on EIA of Sonamarg Master Plan

The High Court on Tuesday directed Building Operations Controlling Authority (BOCA) of Sonamarg to expeditiously give its comments on draft report of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of Sonamarg Master Plan (2017) and submit the same within two weeks to t...
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Authorities direct for closure of 51 Brick kilns around Srinagar Airport

Authorities direct for closure of 51 Brick kilns around Srinagar Airport

Acting on the directions of High Court regarding relocation of Brick Kiln located around Srinagar Airport, authorities today directed for closure of 51 brick kilns around it. “In adhering the Court’s direction regarding relocation of Brick Kiln located aro...
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Army’s Warfare School coming up without permission in Sonamarg

Army’s Warfare School coming up without permission in Sonamarg

Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday informed the High Court that a High Altitude Warfare School (HAWS) is being set up by Army without permission in tourist resort Sonamarg even as the Court directed the Army to produce the permission...
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Make Dal Lake’s surface visible: High Court to Authorities

Make Dal Lake’s surface visible: High Court to Authorities

Seeking a report indicating the progress in the removal of water lilies from the Dal Lake, the J&K High Court has directed the authorities concerned to continue the process of weeding so that the lake surface is clearly visible. Earlier...
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Ministerial panel to verify Chinese firm’s credentials for Wular Dredging

Ministerial panel to verify Chinese firm’s credentials for Wular Dredging

A ministerial panel of the J&K government on Tuesday decided to verify the credentials of a Chinese company, which is part of the joint venture emerging as the lone contender for the multi-crore Wular Lake dredging project. A source told...
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