News Topic:J&K Geology & Mining Department

Illegal sand extraction mars beauty of Pampore’s ‘island’

In the absence of any regulation and accountability, vested interest elements have defaced the once beautiful lookalike island in Kashmir’s saffron town Pampore.

Anguish in Awantipora as stone quarry workers demand resumption of livelihood

Dozens of stone quarry workers in the Awantipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district have demanded permission for the resumption of their work.

Crackdown on Illegal Mining: Four vehicles seized in south Kashmir’s Tral

Authorities on Thursday seized four vehicles in south Kashmir’s Tral area after being found involved in illegal mining.

Authorities in Pulwama crackdown on illegal mining

In a bid to tackle the issue of illegal mining, authorities in Pulwama have taken decisive action, seizing several vehicles and impounding a mechanized boat.

Three bulldozers involved in illegal mining seized in Pulwama

Three JCB machines involved in illegal mining in Pulwama were seized by Geology and Mining Department along with the local police.

First time in India, lithium deposits found in J-K’s Reasi

The Geological Survey of India (GSI) on Thursday said it has found lithium deposits for the first time in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Chief Secretary launches e-Market for sale of mining material

Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta on Wednesday launched here the web portal (e-Market) for the sale of mining material in the UT of J&K.

Authorities in Pulwama crack whip on illegal mining

Intensifying its efforts to crack the whip on illegal mining of minerals, Geology & Mining Department continues to lay Nakas in several areas of the Pulwama district.

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UGC-NET June 2024 exam cancelled amid integrity concerns

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Two militants killed in encounter with security forces in Baramulla

Security forces on Wednesday neutralized two militants during an encounter in Hadipora Rafiabad area of northern Kashmir's Baramulla district.

Senior photojournalist Nissar Ahmad passes away after prolonged illness

Nissar Ahmad, a senior photojournalist, passed away today after a prolonged battle with a life-threatening illness.

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Kashmiris speak out as Valley witnesses first major polls after Article 370 abrogation

In a significant electoral moment, Kashmir witnessed its first major polls after the abrogation of Article 370, with hopeful residents expressing their aspirations.

Kashmir political leaders accuse authorities of arresting their workers

J&K political leaders, including Sajjad Gani Lone and Altaf Bukhari, have raised concerns over the arrest and harassment of workers ahead of the polls.