High court shuts down houseboats on Dal lake Come summer, tourists visiting Srinagar may not be able to rent a houseboat on the famous Dal lake. The Jammu and Kashmir high court, on February 25, ordered the government to close down all houseboats. The owners will be allowed to resume operations if they instal sewage disposal units in the houseboats. Dal lake has about 1,000 houseboats and in

Mounting garbage looks for a site in Srinagar as people oppose the existing landfill Srinagar is stinking again. The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (smc) estimates that over 4,000 tonnes of solid waste is lying undisposed in Srinagar. On October 10, people living around Achen

Amarnath land transfer: who

with the conclusion of national winter games in February, Jammu and Kashmir's (j&k) winter hotspot Gulmarg is now gearing up to host the Commonwealth Winter Games in 2010. But even as the state

Biotoilets fail to save Dal lake from pollution due to official apathy

The revival of a historic road should ordinarily not attract the wrath of conservationists. But in Jammu and Kashmir it did. The state government's decision to upgrade the almost five century-old

on november 17, 2006, villagers in Mandoora village in Jammu and Kashmir's Tral district locked up a bear which had ventured into the village. The next day the animal tried to break free but the