Amid lurking danger of further landslides by heavy rain across the Valley, earth science experts and geologists blame deforestation and illegal encroachment of forest land and streams for soil eros

Observing that “insatiable human greed” is bent upon to destroy the Jhelum, one of the “oldest rivers” in the region, the J&K High Court has directed the Chief Engineer of the Irrigation and Fl

Blames govt for failing to warn Srinagar about floods after Anantnag was inundated

Varsity researcher warned about catastrophe in 2010

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has issued a warning to the hotels in the state which are without sewage treatment plants (STPs) but are operating 19 rooms.

Admission comes after High Court seeks comprehensive report on sources polluting the river

Directs SMC to file reply, indicate area earmarked for disposal of carcasses

Taking note of carcasses of animals scattered all over the Achin garbage dumping site, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) to file a response in this regard by next hearing.

In the PIL,‘Mujeeb Andrabi versus State’, the petitioners had prayed that the High Court take a “strong note” of the constructions made illegally without permission from the Srinagar Municipal Corporation and in violation of the master plan in Srinagar city and pass directions to the authorities concerned for demolishing such structures in the interest of the public

Authorities told to demolish illegal structures without show-cause notice

The J&K High Court has banned construction within 100 metres from the banks of the Sindh river in Ganderbal district. It has also empowered the authorities concerned to demolition any such construction without issuing a show-cause notice.

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court (HC) has banned new construction along the banks of the river Lidder in south Kashmir and directed the authorities concerned to ensure that no new construction take