121 families to get fully displaced; no provision of alternative site for the affected

Midnight catastrophe Eight houses, five shops damaged | Bodies retrieved during rescue ops

NEW DELHI: The environment and forests ministry has accorded environment clearance to the 624-MW Kiru hydroelectric project proposed to be constructed in Jammu & Kashmir by Chenab Valley Power

Rs 162 cr to be spent on environ mgmt; Rs 72 cr for affected populace

*MoEF grants environmental clearance with recommendations

4,300 houses damaged, hundreds of families shifted to safety

KISHTWAR, June 18: Due to mismanagement of the PHE Department, the water crisis has deepened in various parts of the district forcing the people to come out on streets to lodge protest.

Avalanches, lightning and flash floods in Jammu and Kashmir between Monday and Wednesday has claimed 16 lives and injured 30.

Snowfall subsided on Wednesday and major roads in the Valley were cleared by late afternoon though interior roads all over the valley were still not motorable. Similarly, power supply was restored to parts of the Capital but the rural districts were in darkness. Telecommunication and data services were also restored.

Minister for Forests and Environment, Mian Altaf Ahmad today instructed the authorities of the Forest Department to expedite the process for disposal of project proposal cases pending with the depa

An earthquake of moderate intensity today shook Kishtwar and Doda districts, triggering panic among people.

A low-intensity earthquake jolted the twin districts of Doda and Kishtwar today afternoon. Its epicentre was near Kishtwar.

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