For polluting Chenab and Tawi rivers, NGT slaps Rs 2 crore fine on HCC and Gammon India

For polluting Chenab and Tawi rivers, NGT slaps Rs 2 crore fine on HCC and Gammon India

The NGT has slapped a penalty of Rs 1 crore each on the Gammon India Limited and the Hindustan Construction Co (HCC) Ltd for damaging the environment by dumping soil in Chenab and Tawi rivers for construction on a stretch...
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Unabated cold wave continues across Kashmir Valley

Unabated cold wave continues across Kashmir Valley

An unabated cold wave continues in the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday, with Ladakh plunging into a deep freeze and Kargil recording minus 14.9 degrees Celsius. The Met forecast the cold wave would continue for another week with night skies remaining...
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At -9.5 degrees Gulmarg coldest in Kashmir

At -9.5 degrees Gulmarg coldest in Kashmir

Higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir received fresh snow on Thursday while the plains witnessed intermittent rain as the minimum temperature settled below the freezing point at most places in the Valley and Ladakh region. Snow has been recorded in...
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Despite spending crores govt fails to restore Dal’s lost glory

Despite spending crores govt fails to restore Dal’s lost glory

In less than two decades, the authorities have spent a whopping amount of money on the conservation of the Dal Lake, but the government as well as experts admit that there has been “little or no change” in the lake’s...
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Intense cold wave continues across Kashmir Valley, Fresh snowfall expected on Dec 18, 19

An intense cold wave continued on Thursday across the Ladakh region with Leh recording minus 8.6 degrees Celsius, a Met department official said. He said the minimum temperatures remained below freezing point in the Kashmir Valley. “It will be partly...
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Mercury plunges further, Srinagar shivers at -3.2

Mercury plunges further, Srinagar shivers at -3.2

With the winter’s core period — famously known as ‘Chillai Kalan’ — still weeks away, the minimum temperatures across the Kashmir valley have dropped several degrees below the freezing point marking an early arrival of winter in the region. The...
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At -2.8 degrees, Srinagar records season’s coldest night

At -2.8 degrees, Srinagar records season’s coldest night

Srinagar recorded the season’s coldest night temperature at minus 2.8 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperatures across Jammu and Kashmir continued to drop on Monday, the weather office said. “Srinagar witnessed the coldest night of the season due to ...
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Intense cold wave grips Kashmir & Ladakh, Jammu experiences cold mornings, evenings

Intense cold wave grips Kashmir & Ladakh, Jammu experiences cold mornings, evenings

Minimum temperatures across the Kashmir Valley remained below freezing point on Thursday as intense cold wave conditions continued in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, the Met department said. Weather will remain cloudy and dry during the next seven...
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PEC expresses concern over Junaid Mattu’s ‘Insensitive Remarks’ about wetlands

PEC expresses concern over Junaid Mattu’s ‘Insensitive Remarks’ about wetlands

Peoples’ Environmental Council (PEC), a Srinagar based environmental watchdog, has expressed serious concern over the “insensitive” remarks expressed by the newly elected mayor of Srinagar, Junaid Mattu, about wetlands and has reminded the government of ...
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Wetlands across Kashmir valley shrinking at alarming pace

Wetlands across Kashmir valley shrinking at alarming pace

Wetlands in Kashmir are shrinking at an alarming pace due to unplanned urbanisation, siltation and lack of conservation measures by the state government, experts have said. Wetlands act as flood absorption basins by retaining excess waters and are also referre...
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