News Topic:Forests

8 forest fires in Kashmir, 50 in Jammu during last 24 hours

As per the satellite images by Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS), there were 8 forest fires in Kashmir and nearly 50 in Jammu region.

Massive irregularities revealed in Forest Division Shopian

Revealing large scale irregularities in Forest Division Shopian, locals have demanded CBI to probe looting and irregularities taking place in the division.

Accused arrested for confiscating timber in Budgam

After receiving information, the Forest Department officials confiscated the illegally cut timber from the forests of Sangarwani in Pulwama.

Eviction drive turns violent in Shopian

An eviction drive by Forest Department turned violent after Gujjar community resisted and dozen people sustained injuries in Shopian.

Three horses laden with illicit timber seized in Pulwama

Forest Protection Force captured three horses laden with illicit timber in Romshi Forest Range of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Centre gives clearance to use of forest land for non-forestry purposes in J&K

For the first time, the Government of India has given its clearance for use of forest land for non-forestry purposes in J&K.

Shopian: Forest officials seize vehicle loaded with illegal timber

SHOPIAN — A team of Forest Protection Force from Shirmal Shopian unit of south Kashmir on Monday morning intercepted a Tata Mobile loaded with...

Forest Rights Act to be implemented in J&K

JAMMU — The Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam today chaired a meeting to review the implementation of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest...

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Bulldozer drive reaches ‘State land’ grabbed by Sajjad Gani Lone’s sister

The authorities in Srinagar demolished the outer walls of the residence of Peoples Conference leader Sajjad Gani Lone’s sister, Advocate Shabnam Gani Lone.
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Authorities seal shopping complex built on ‘State land’ in Shalteng Srinagar

A land of around 1 kanal recorded in the possession of SMC (State land) in Estate Rampora in Tehsil Shalteng in summer capital Srinagar was sealed.

Woman jumps into river Jhelum in Srinagar

A woman on Saturday jumped into the river Jhelum near Amira Kadal Bridge in summer capital Srinagar while as a search and rescue operation has been launched.

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Waterlogging after snowfall adds to woes of commuters in Parigam village

Immediately after the snowfall, the residents of Rajab Colony in Parigam village of Pulwama district have been suffering due to waterlogging on a key road.

Kashmiris defied all hurdles to join Bharat Jodo Yatra: Mani Shankar Aiyar

Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar hit out at the J&K UT administration, saying the authorities tried to prevent the people from joining the Bharat Jodo Yatra.