Heavy Rainfall, Snowfall expected across J&K on October 23: Predicts IMD

Heavy Rainfall, Snowfall expected across J&K on October 23: Predicts IMD

India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday predicted heavy rainfall or snowfall for Jammu and Kashmir on October 23. “A great western disturbance is coming which will specifically affect the western Himalayan region. So, we are expecting snowfall activity will be increased in the western Himalayan region. We are expecting heavy rainfall or heavy snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir on October 23,” IMD senior scientist Naresh Kumar while speaking to ANI said. He further stated that the adjoining areas like Punjab and the isolated parts of Haryana can also have light…

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Upper reaches of Kashmir Valley received season’s first snowfall

Upper reaches of Kashmir Valley received season’s first snowfall

A meteorologist said that all the districts of the Kashmir region received rainfall since Sunday evening while light snowfall was reported from mountainous areas of upper Gulmarg Outer reaches of Jammu and Kashmir received the season’s first snowfall while rains lashed other parts of the region on Monday and plunged the mercury. India Meteorological Department said a western disturbance and winds laden with moisture from the Mediterranean on Sunday led to the rains in the plains and snow in the mountains of the region. Mohammad Hussain Mir, a meteorologist, said…

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Thajiwas Glacier melting at rapid pace: Locals

Thajiwas Glacier melting at rapid pace - Locals

The Thajiwas glacier, which is a major tourist attraction in Kashmir’s Sonmarg, is melting at a rapid pace, locals said. uring the last two decades, the Thajiwas glacier, which is a major tourist attraction in Kashmir’s Sonmarg, is melting at a rapid pace, locals said. Bilal Ahmad, a tourist guide in Sonmarg, told India Today TV that the change in the volume of the Thajiwas glacier is becoming more and more visible in recent times. “Before 20 years, Thajiwas glacier was spread over huge area and tourists were able to…

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Famous Dal Lake choking with ‘Huge amount of Sewage’ and Weeds

Famous Dal Lake choking with ‘Huge amount of Sewage’ and Weeds

The lake is a mixture of mossy swamps, thick weeds, trash-strewn patches, and floating gardens made from rafts of reeds. Boatman Noor Muhammad struggles to row as his boat moves deep into the famed Dal Lake in Srinagar, the main city in Indian-administered Kashmir. He presses hard on his oar to untangle the vessel from thick vegetation. “It is very difficult to paddle through most of the lake,” he complains. He says authorities “spend a lot of money but they don’t clean it properly”. Weeds, silt, and untreated sewage are…

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Weather Alert: Heavy rain warning in J&K for July 19-21

Weather Alert - Heavy rain warning in J&K for July 19-21

The weather warning has included moderate to high risk of a flash flood, temporary disruption of surface traffic, landslides, and shooting stones at vulnerable places The meteorological (MET) department on Saturday issued a weather warning for Jammu and Kashmir, forecasting heavy to very heavy rain from July 19 to 21. An official statement issued by the MET office said: “Lower and middle-level tropospheric winds from the north Arabian Sea are most likely to interact with Easterly winds (From Bay of Bengal) from 18th to 21st July. “The system is most…

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Need key steps to stop Hanguls from extinction

Need key steps to stop Hanguls from extincting

Several reasons fuel the decline: the animal’s habitat is fragmented, a challenge for a herbivore. This must be restored, on mission mode. Also, very few breeding females exist and deathly attacks by other predators reduce numbers. New Delhi With Kashmir in focus, let’s also focus on saving the Hangul, or Kashmir Stag- a critically endangered deer found nowhere else. I’ve schlepped across the steep paths of Dachigam, desperate to see a Hangul close-up. I caught a silhouette, far away. It was a thrill, for less than 200 of them remain.…

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Light to moderate rain for the next few days in J&K: MET

Light to moderate rain for the next few days in J&K - MeT

Weatherman on Tuesday forecast “light to moderate thunderstorm with rain” for next few days at scattered places in Jammu and Kashmir. “Brief spell of light to a moderate thunderstorm with rain will occur at scattered places of Kashmir like Gulmarg, Kupwara, Sopore, Baramulla, Srinagar and scattered places of Jammu and South Kashmir today,” Director Meteorological Department Sonam Lotus said. “Same weather is most likely to continue for next few days,” he said, adding, “There’s no forecast for any major rainfall. We expect slight relief from the scorching heatwave in both…

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Technical, Grievance Committee constituted for conservation, management of wetlands in J&K

Technical, Grievance Committee constituted for conservation, management of wetlands in J&K

General Administration Department (GAD) today constituted Technical and Grievance Committees for conservation and management of wetlands in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. “Sanction in terms of Rule 5 (6) of the Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2017 is hereby accorded to the constitution of Technical Committee and Grievance for conservation and management of wetlands in Jammu and Kashmir,” reads the Government order issued by the GAD. The Technical Committee comprising of Director, Department of Environment, Ecology and Remote Sensing as its chairperson, Chief Conservator of Forests (Working Plan,…

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Since 2011 man-animal conflict claimed nearly 200 lives and over 2000 injured in J&K

Since 2011 man-animal conflict claimed nearly 200 lives and over 2000 injured in J&K

While the department of wildlife protection has been trying to reduce the man-animal conflict to the bare minimum in the Himalayan region, nearly 200 people lost their lives and over 2,000 were injured in man-animal conflict across Jammu and Kashmir since 2011, as per the official data. Chief Wildlife Warden of Jammu and Kashmir, Suresh Kumar Gupta, said, “man-animal conflict will continue but it can be minimised. The overall data of the past 10 years show that the situation has improved. From 32 deaths and 365 injuries to 10 deaths…

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The Reminiscence, Blessings & Bitter Verity Of The River ‘Jhelum’

The Reminiscence, Blessings & Bitter Verity Of The River 'Jhelum'

Be a Part Of The solution, Not Part Of The pollution, Nature Never Did Betray The Heart That Loved Her By -Aubaid Ahmed Akhoon The land of Kashmir has been blessed by the Lord of the worlds. There is no precedent for the beauty of Kashmir. Here on keen observation, one can come across the presence of Allah which is quite evident from everything seen here. One of these most beautiful evidences is “The river Jhelum” which has a unique place in refining and adding to the beauty of Kashmir.…

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