Srinagar’s waste management gets shot in the arm

Srinagar’s waste management gets shot in the arm

GoI sanctions Rs 91.97 Cr for City’s garbage collection, scientific disposal; SMC launches mechanized waste gathering  In a bid to make historic Srinagar a model City, Government of India has sanctioned Rs 91.97 crore for collection, transportation and scientific disposal...
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High Court seeks details of Wullar restoration funds

High Court seeks details of Wullar restoration funds

‘Public money has to be utilized for the purpose for which it is meant’ The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday granted two weeks to Wular Conservation Management Authority (WUCMA) to file comprehensive plan on viability of utilization of...
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‘Meadow of Death’: Children keep away from schools around Tosamaidan

‘Meadow of Death’: Children keep away from schools around Tosamaidan

Horror of littered shells major contributor to drop in enrollment On a rainy afternoon two weeks ago, half a dozen teachers were sitting in plastic chairs on the veranda of Government Middle School Lassipora here.The narrative of their talk was...
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JK’s agriculture land shrinking fast

JK’s agriculture land shrinking fast

Due to mounting population growth and escalating urbanization, agricultural land in Jammu and Kashmir is shrinking fast and has been reduced to 7 lakh hectares against 10 lakh hectares in 1995-96.According to economic survey, out of JK’s total land area...
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JK rejects GoI move to declare Khannabal-Panjtarni route as ‘national highway’

JK rejects GoI move to declare Khannabal-Panjtarni route as ‘national highway’

State Govt declines NoC, cites environmental concerns Jammu and Kashmir government has rejected the Centre’s move to declare the Khannabal-Panjtarni road in south Kashmir’s Anantnag (Islamabad) district as a National Highway, refusing to grant No Objection...
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Save Pahalgam from illegal constructions by Govt

Save Pahalgam from illegal constructions by Govt

Legislator raises alarm, rues official inaction A sitting legislator from famous tourist resort Pahalgam in south Kashmir has raised an alarm over constructions in violation of Master Plan and High Court orders by several government departments and rued inacti...
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Garbage is ‘added attraction’ at Gulmarg!

Garbage is ‘added attraction’ at Gulmarg!

Eco-disaster in the offing as GDA dumps waste unscientifically This world famous ski-resort in North Kashmir is fast turning into a garbage dump, with tons of solid waste generated here being dumped in a nearby forest. Experts warn that if...
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Stop use of pepper gas in JK: AI to Govt

Stop use of pepper gas in JK: AI to Govt

Taking a strong note of deaths allegedly caused due to use of pepper gas in Kashmir by forces, International Human rights watch dog, Amnesty International has asked the government to conduct a prompt, thorough, independent and impartial investigation into thes...
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Regulate Amarnath Yatra on Gangotri pattern: Kashmir Civil Society

Regulate Amarnath Yatra on Gangotri pattern: Kashmir Civil Society

ARIF SHAFI WANI With alarm bells ringing over rapid melting of one of the largest glaciers of Kashmir Himalayas Kolhai—the main source of water for the Valley, the Civil Society here on Thursday demanded regulation of Amarnath yatra pilgrimage on...
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