SRINAGAR: Maintaining that the State under the dynamic leadership of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is marching fast towards a golden era of development and prosperity, the Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, A. R.

SRINAGAR: The Governor, N. N. Vohra, who is the Chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, today visited Baltal, Panjtarni and Nunwan Camps and reviewed the arrangements made for this year’s Shri Amarnathji Yatra, which is scheduled to commence on June 29, from Baltal and Nunwan base camps.

Omar for direct international flights to Valley
SRINAGAR: The Union Tourism Ministry has decided to identify 20 new tourist destinations in the State and set a huge amount for development of three mega circuits.

The Environment Ministry has asked the Alaknanda Hydro Power Company to stop construction work at the 330MW Srinagar Hydrolectric Power project in Uttarakhand.

SRINAGAR, A meeting of Select Committee on "the Jammu and Kashmir Prohibition on conservation of Agricultural land for non-agricultural purposes Bill 2011" was held under the chairmanship of the Minister for Revenue and Chairman Select Committee Raman Bhalla, here today. Threadbare discussion was held on various issues relating to the amendment of the Bill.

SRINAGAR, The Government today made it clear that no complaints of shortage of potable drinking water would be tolerated and the concerned engineers would be accountable for the smooth supply of drinking water to people.

At a high level meeting of officers and engineers to review the sector, Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, Taj Mohi-ud-Din directed the Chief Engineers, PHE, Kashmi

Underscores urgency of Zojila tunnel
SRINAGAR, May 11: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah today drove from Srinagar to Gumri to inspect the progress of upgradation and widening of Srinagar-Leh National Highway project being executed by BECONS under Prime Minister's Reconstruction Programme from Srinagar to Gumri and by Vijaya from Gumri to Leh.

Omar Abdullah received brief about the present status

SRINAGAR, Asian Development Bank (ADB) Mission, currently on a 5 day visit to the State to finalize sub-projects to be taken up under the Tranche-2 of Loan-II (J&K Urban Sector Infrastructure Development Program - JKUSDIP) being executed by J&K Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA), held extensive discussions here today with a team of ERA officers headed by Mr B.B Vyas, Principal Secretary to the

Human actions rather than natural forces are the source of most contemporary changes in the state and flows of the biosphere. Understanding these actions and the social forces that drive them is crucial to understanding, modelling and predicting local, regional as well as global environmental change and also for managing and responding to such change. The present study investigates the patterns of urban land transformation in Srinagar City, which lies in fragile hill eco-system of Kashmir valley. The results points towards unplanned and haphazard urban expansion and transformation.

The assessment of loss to crops and various structures in north Kashmirs