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 the directions issued by the...
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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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MeT forecast another spell of Rains & Snow from Nov 12 to 14 across Kashmir Valley

MeT forecast another spell of Rains & Snow from Nov 12 to 14 across Kashmir Valley

There is possibility of scattered to fairly widespread rain or snowfall in Kashmir Valley from November 12 to 14, weatherman forecast even as Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort , on Wednesday recorded its coldest night in six years and...
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Rain, Snow forecast for next 4 days across valley: MET

Rain, Snow forecast for next 4 days across valley: MET

The Meteorological department on Tuesday issued an advisory for Jammu and Kashmir predicting moderate rain or snow over the state between October 31 and November 3, which could lead to temporary closure of highways. The advisory issued by Sonam Lotus,...
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Gurez, Sonmarg get season’s first snowfall, Chill across Valley

Gurez, Sonmarg get season’s first snowfall, Chill across Valley

Several remote areas of the Valley received the season’s first snowfall on Tuesday. The meteorological department has forecast another day of wet spell. The snowfall was received in remote mountainous regions of Kashmir, including in Sonmarg in Ganderbal di...
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E Sreedharan, India’s ‘Metro Man’ declines to be part of Dal Lake expert committee

E Sreedharan, India’s ‘Metro Man’ declines to be part of Dal Lake expert committee

India’s ‘Metro Man’ E Sreedharan, one of the members of the expert committee formed by the High Court (HC) last month to save the Dal Lake, has expressed his inability to be part of the effort. In a letter to...
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Kashmir to experience Rains, Snow from today: MeT

Kashmir to experience Rains, Snow from today: MeT

Kashmir is likely to get a spell of light to moderate rains and snow from Monday evening and there will be further drop in temperature. Director Meteorological department Sonam Lotus said a fresh western disturbance will hit Kashmir and Ladakh...
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Govt fails to nip in bud ‘Deadly’ lily growth in Dal Lake

Govt fails to nip in bud ‘Deadly’ lily growth in Dal Lake

The famed lake at the heart of Kashmir’s holidaying industry is facing an uncertain future as past measures to uproot lily patches have met with little success and the machines required for its accelerated removal have not been purchased so...
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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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