High Court issues notice to Govt, Power Grid Corp against cutting of forest trees

High Court issues notice to Govt, Power Grid Corp against cutting of forest trees

The High Court on Friday issued notice to the Power Grid Corporation of India and the Jammu and Kashmir government on a Public Interest Litigation petition against cutting down of thousands of trees in the Sindh forests for laying 220KV...
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Famed Dal Lake may get new lease of life

Famed Dal Lake may get new lease of life

The Dal, a famed lake at the heart of Kashmir’s holidaying industry which serves as a quiet host to thousands of tourists, has drastically degraded and its water has become unhealthy. The lake may now get a new lease of...
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Rise in temperature leading drop in Jhelum level

Rise in temperature leading drop in Jhelum level

The day temperature in the Kashmir valley has registered a significant increase and has been several degrees above normal in the last week leading to a drop in the water level of the Jhelum. The maximum temperature across the region,...
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Jhelum – Once Kashimir Valley’s lifeline, now dying a slow death

Jhelum – Once Kashimir Valley’s lifeline, now dying a slow death

Unplanned urbanisation, govt apathy, changing climate major reasons Once the lifeline of the Kashmir valley, the Jhelum is now facing a series of challenges originating from unplanned urbanisation, apathy of successive governments and changing climatic pattern...
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Govt cancels Wular dredging contract to Indo-Sino company

Govt cancels Wular dredging contract to Indo-Sino company

Nearly a year after a ministerial panel cleared an Indo-Sino company to dredge the Wular Lake, the Governor’s administration has cancelled the contract that had run into controversy over some financial issues. A source said one of the reasons that...
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Surrounded by glaciers, Kashmir faces drought-like conditions as precipitation levels dwindle

Surrounded by glaciers, Kashmir faces drought-like conditions as precipitation levels dwindle

In 2002, the Jammu and Kashmir government set up a water-treatment plant at Pokhribal in Srinagar to supply drinking water from the Dal Lake to the households of the area. But local people objected saying the lake water was unfit...
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Wular has lost its primary function of flood absorption basin for Jhelum

Wular has lost its primary function of flood absorption basin for Jhelum

Not so long ago Wular in Bandipore was considered to be one of the largest freshwater lakes in Aisa, acting as a natural flood reservoir for Jhelum River to prevent floods in the Valley. Today, the lake is however gasping...
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Heavy rains likely across Kashmir Valley in next few days

Heavy rains likely across Kashmir Valley in next few days

Kashmir is likely to receive downpour over the next few days with the state weather department predicting heavy rainfall at isolated places in the region. A spell of rain is expected to begin tonight or tomorrow and will intensify across...
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Heavy militarization of Kashmir Valley risking Environment, Ecology

Policy Group, civil society ask Govt to adopt concrete measures to save environment Several members of Environment Policy Group (EPG) and civil society Monday asked the government to adopt concrete measures to save the environment from degradation. Holding pla...
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What happens to the plastic you throw away every day?

What happens to the plastic you throw away every day?

In the absence of proper segregation of waste inside homes, the danger from hazardous plastics falls on the trash collectors, most of whom are poorly paid. And, landfills are still non-scientific dump sites that pose grave threats to land and...
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