The survey focussed to assess the nature and extent of the human-Asiatic black bear conflicts in the Kupwara district recorded 68 cases of human casualties by black bear reported during 2005 to 2011.

During the present study it was observed that the Forest Development Agencies and Village Forest Committees play an important role in National Afforestation Programs by protection and conservation of natural resources through their active involvement.

JAMMU: Admitting that unscrupulous elements have been making attempts to encroach upon land in and around major cities of the State, Government today said that about 19 lakh kanal State, Forest and Kahcharai land is under encroachment across the State.

In response to a question of CPM MLA, Mohd Yousaf Tarigami, Minister for Revenue, Raman Bhalla, admitted in the Lower House that unscrupulous elements have been making attempts to encroach upon the State/Kahcharai/ Forest land in and around major cities of the State.

Srinagar witnesses coldest day of the season

KUPWARA, Nov 18: The case detection rate of different types of tuberculosis (TB) has increased manifold over past 10 years in Kupwara district, witnessing as many as 30 deaths in the past years.

Following incessant rain across Kashmir last night, the water level in the Jhelum touched the danger mark this afternoon, prompting the authorities to sound a flood alert.

Paper-II on Census 2011 released

SRINAGAR: As a large number of people have migrated to the urban areas during past three decades in Jammu and Kashmir, there has been sharp decline of 7 percent in rural population, according to the recently released census data.

Srinagar: Even as a majority of the population of Jammu and Kashmir resides in villages, there is an increasing trend of urbanisation in the state, according to Census- 2011.

SRINAGAR: Underlining the importance of energy efficient and up to the mark power distribution system in ensuring hassle free electricity supply to the consumers, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday laid thrust on time line completion of projects under implementation on the State.

Srinagar: A magnitude 5.7 earthquake shook Srinagar and triggered panic across the city on Monday.

State disaster management cell project manager Aamir Ali said tremors lasted for a few seconds and caused no loss to life or property anywhere in the Valley, where earthquake prone districts of Srinagar, Kupwara and Baramulla fall under seismic zone V.