The Jammu and Kashmir government today approved a report of a committee on the empowerment of panchayats and two Bills, including an amendment to the State Vigilance Commission Act, to be tabled in

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.

Delhi is among 30 important cities in the country that fall into high-risk seismic zone, while Srinagar is among places at very high risk of earthquakes, the government said on Wednesday.

Governor NN Vohra and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah have agreed on setting up a multi-disciplinary Empowered Task Force for Water Management in the state soon.

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, Sep 4: After the bum¬per crop of the previous year, this year horticulture production of Kash¬mir is witnessing a slight decline.

Government-owned Steel Authority of India (SAIL) has decided to set up 10 more steel-processing units across the country, once its expansion programme of ramping up hot metal capacity from the present 14 million tonne (mt) to 24 mt per annum is completed by 2013.

The Shankaracharya sacred grove is a reserve forest being maintained for aesthetic and recreational purposes. The Shankaracharya sacred grove is administered by the State Forest Department, like most of the sacred groves in India and it is well managed by the forest department.(Correspondence)

The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, connecting the state with the rest of the country, was closed to traffic today due to a landslide, triggered by heavy rain in Ramban district.The highway was cl