Scraping Indus Water Treaty; a water bomb waiting to explode?

North India, including Kashmir might run out of freshwater by 2060

As the world faces the consequences of climate change and global warming, India is no different. The effects are visible across the country and the situation in the upper reaches is no different. The Himalayas are equally facing the brunt of the rising temperatures and a new study indicates that the glaciers that feed several … Read more

Know about rare diving duck ‘Mergellus Albellus’ spotted in Kashmir

Highly endangered Diving duck ‘Mergellus Albellus’ spotted in Kashmir

Generally rare and quite local, the little Smew diving duck, known scientifically as Mergellus Albellus, was spotted in the Bandipora district of North Kashmir Wular Lake of Jammu and Kashmir after 116 years. This species, which is found on both the European and American continents, is listed as highly threatened on the IUCN red list. … Read more

In J-K, internet censored 24 times in 2022, Says Surfshark Study

In J-K, internet censored 24 times in 2022, Says Surfshark Study

The internet was censored 24 times in Jammu and Kashmir in 2022, making it the leading region for internet blackouts globally, while an additional 10 cases were recorded in the rest of India, according to a report by virtual private network provider (VPN) Surfshark on Thursday. While Surfshark says the annual internet censorship overview shows … Read more

Why J&K’s wildlife department warns against owl capturing?

Why J&K’s wildlife department warns against owl capturing?

The J&K Department of Wildlife Protection warned of strict measures under the law involving imprisonment and fines against anyone involved in the capture of owls or any type of hunting activity. The notice to this effect came after reports of several incidents of suspected owl takings from parts of the valley over the past month. … Read more

Kashmir: First time in 75 years, Anantnag village gets electricity

Kashmir: First time in 75 years, Anantnag village gets electricity

Under a centrally sponsored scheme, a remote village Tethan in Anantnag’s Dooru received electricity for the first time. The forested area with around 200-250 units has electricity under the centrally sponsored PM Development Package Programme, an official said. The locals said they would light candles and other traditional lighting systems. Aslam Khan, a local, said … Read more

Rapid urbanization: Kashmir losing majority of its agricultural land

Organic Farming And Its Scope

Kashmir is losing its main agricultural land and wetlands due to rapid urbanization and faulty land use, according to the 2016 policy paper on land use in Jammu and Kashmir, the Kashmir valley loses an average of 1375 hectares of arable land due to the rapid construction of commercial infrastructure, brickyards, residential neighbourhoods and commercial … Read more

Rising pollution in Kashmir: Urbanization, Shrinking of Green Spaces major reasons

Rising pollution in Kashmir: Urbanization, Shrinking of Green Spaces major reasons

The regional director for Kashmir, J&K Pollution Control Board, Rafi Ahmed Bhat, said on Wednesday that urbanization, reduction of green spaces and industries working in violation of established regulations are the main contributors to the growing pollution in the Valley. He was quick to add that in winter, pollution levels spike a bit. Rising pollution … Read more

Kashmir human-wildlife conflict: 241 people die since 2006

human animal conflict kashmir

In the last sixteen years, 241 people have been hunted by animals, and more than 3000 people have been injured by wild animal attacks in Kashmir valley. While it was found that from 2012 to 2020, 44 leopards and 124 black bears died.  Man-Animal Conflict in Kashmir The human-animal conflict has experienced a sharp increase … Read more

IPL: Who is Avinash Singh, J&K fast-bowler brought by RCB?

IPL: Who is Avinash Singh, J&K fast-bowler brought by RCB?

Cricket fans in J&K were stunned when Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) bought an unknown J&K pacer Avinash Singh for 60 lakhs at the IPL auction on Friday. RCB eventually raised the tag to Rs 60 lakh to sign 24-year-old Avinash Singh, a tennis ball cricketer who started bowling with the leather ball only around 10 … Read more

Brown Bears living like pigs in Kashmir, eating garbage and plastics

brown bear living like pigs in kashmir consuming plastics

Up to 75% of everything brown bears eat comes from garbage, which means that their frequency of scavenging is much higher than eating wild plant matter, crops, and even hunted sheep,”