California to Kashmir: How ready we are for 6.4 eventuality?

California to Kashmir: How ready we are for 6.4 eventuality?

The San Andreas Fault, a major dextral strike-slip fault system in United States, is probably one of the most well-known structures to mankind. Yet, the moment magnitude (Mw) 7.1 and 6.4 earthquakes that have occurred in July-2019 have caused significant...
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At 32.5 Srinagar records highest temperature of the season, Jammu at 41.0 continues to struggle with heat wave

At 32.5 Srinagar records highest temperature of the season, Jammu at 41.0 continues to struggle with heat wave

Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, Wednesday recorded the season’s highest temperature at 32.5 degrees Celsius while the heatwave prevailed in Jammu, the metrological department said. The day temperature in Jammu settled at 41.0 degrees C...
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Valley grappling with widespread seasonal allergy caused by pollen from Russian poplars

Valley grappling with widespread seasonal allergy caused by pollen from Russian poplars

The Kashmir valley is grappling with a seasonal health hazard — pollen-induced allergy. Despite thousands of Russian poplars being cut down last year on the orders of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, the pollen allergy is widespread. Though pollen...
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Earthquake of 8.5 magnitude long overdue in Himalayan region: Scientists

Earthquake of 8.5 magnitude long overdue in Himalayan region: Scientists

A mega earthquake of magnitude 8.5 or more is long overdue in the Himalayan region but India has not learnt from past mistakes and is far from being prepared for such an eventuality with no strategy to minimise loss of...
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Non biodegradable disposables banned across J&K

Non biodegradable disposables banned across J&K

Jammu and Kashmir government Wednesday imposed ban on the non-biodegradable disposable items being used in the daily chores.The department of forest, environment and ecology issued a notification ordering complete ban on the disposable articles made of non-bio...
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Kashmir’s iconic attraction Dal Lake is facing a slow death by sewage

Kashmir’s iconic attraction Dal Lake is facing a slow death by sewage

Sitting near a shop in the interiors of Dal Lake, 65-year-old Abdul Rehman is old enough to remember a time when the lake’s water was clean enough to drink. Today, he gazes sadly at the highly degraded state of its...
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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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