To explore markets elsewhere in the country and abroad for its saffron, basmati rice and rajmash among various other agricultural produce, the Jammu-Kashmir government is adopting organic farming i

The loss of life and property in the cloudburst in Doda district last evening could have been averted had the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) taken timely steps and installed modern weather forecasting equipment in the state.

Even after the cloudburst of Leh last year in which nearly 179 persons were killed and about 400 injured, the state office of the IMD continues to be without any eq

At least three civilians were feared dead and some others reported missing by the local villagers after a massive cloudburst hit the crucial patch of Doda-Kishtwar highway 1B near Baggar late Wednesday evening.

Eyewitness reports said a huge volume of mudslides triggered after the cloudburst swept away two roadside eateries and five to six small temporary structures near Baggar village, 15 km f

Missing persons untraced, 4 vehicles recovered from debris
Batote-Doda-Kishtwar remain cut off

JAMMU: The first ray of sunlight unfolded the exact destruction caused by the cloudburst in Doda and Ramban districts with authorities noticing massive damages to the civil and electrical infrastructure of 450 Mega Watt Baglihar Hydroelectric Project on river Chenab at Chanderkote where a security gu

At-least four persons including two shopkeepers and a JCB driver are feared dead while four hotel-cum-dhabas, two tea stalls, half-a-dozen kiosks, a forest hut besides ten vehicles were washed in the cloud burst incident at Baggar area of Doda district, this evening.
Two districts, Doda and Kishtwar, were cut off from rest of the country as about one kilometer Batote-Doda National Highway stretch

Five members of a family, including two minors, were buried alive and one person was injured due to a landslide caused by heavy rain in Doda district last night. Besides damaging the house, the landslide killed two mules.

The deceased have been identified as Luftullah (60), his wife Sharifa Begun (60), cousin Shamshada Begum (30), granddaughters Fatima Bano (11) and Sania (2).

Due to heavy rain in the region, six people were killed in two separate incidents of house collapse in Doda district and Bishnah.

Minister for Rural Development and Parliamentary Affairs, Ali Mohammad Sagar has said that proposal for construction of Chhatroo-Singhpora-Vailoo tunnel is under consideration, adding that study of the project has been conducted and recently mode of execution of the project discussed at a high level meeting.

Replying to a question by G.M.

Jammu: The Government has decided to formulate comprehensive conservation projects for twin lakes of Mansar and Surinsar with a special focus on the restoration of the habitats and expansion of green cover in the surroundings of the two prestigious water bodies.

By Mohinder Verma

JAMMU, Sept 1: Even as the sudden fall has been reported in the number of diarrhoea cases both at Doda and Banihal, the Central team today recommended regular tests of drinking water at consumer points and utmost precaution for next three to four months to prevent recurrence of epidemic.

According to the official figures, only 2 fresh cases of diarrhoea were reported in Dis

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