No flood threat to Kashmir Valley, authorities assure

Sonam Lotus, director of the meteorological office, on Sunday dismissed any flood threat to the Kashmir Valley

Srinagar: The Kashmir Valley faces no flood threat, authorities said on Sunday, as many residents of Srinagar began shifting to safer areas as the water level in the Jhelum rose menacingly. Sonam Lotus, director of the meteorological office, on Sunday dismissed any flood threat to the Kashmir Valley The Jhelum’s level reached 12 feet at the Ram More...

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Overall, average ice-shelf volume change accelerated from negligible loss at 25 to 64 cubic kms per year
By Agencies On Saturday, March 28th, 2015
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Loss of Antarctic ice shelf accelerates

Washington: The ice shelves around Antarctica have been thinning at accelerated rates for the past two decades, researchers say in an article appearing in Science magazine. Overall, average ice-shelf volume change More...

These results suggest a need for policy changes to reduce exposure in such highly polluted regions
By IANS On Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
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Air pollution may cause anxiety, stroke

London: Air pollution is linked to a higher risk of stroke, particularly in developing countries, finds a new study, while another study links pollution to anxiety. These results suggest a need for policy changes More...

The pine forests are found up to an altitude of 5,500 feet
By Agencies On Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
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Forest fires scorch over 11,000 hectares in Himachal

Shimla: Forest fires raging across the hills of Himachal Pradesh scorched over 11,000 hectares of wooded areas and grasslands in the past two years, the state assembly was informed on Tuesday. The pine forests are More...

It's no secret that the world's forests are shrinking
By IANS On Saturday, March 21st, 2015
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Shrinking habitats have adverse effects on world ecosystems

New York: As much as 70 percent of existing forest lands are within a half-mile of the forest edge, meaning they are prone to harm from encroaching urban or agricultural influences, warns a new study. It’s More...

No vehicle will be allowed to move from the opposite direction
By Indileak Web Desk On Thursday, March 19th, 2015
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After four days, Srinagar-Jammu highway re-opens

Srinagar: After having remain closed for four consecutive days due to several landslides on Jammu-Srinagar highway following rains and snowfall, the highway finally re-opened for traffic on Thursday. No vehicle More...

Once the traffic is restored, initially only stranded vehicles will be allowed to move
By IndiLeak Bureau On Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
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Srinagar-Jammu highway shut for 4th day, to reopen shortly

Srinagar: Even though the work on the blocked strategic Srinagar-Jammu national highway to restore traffic was on, the crucial surface link continued to remain closed for the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday. Once More...

The Baramulla-Bannihal train service has also been suspended
By Indileak Web Desk On Monday, March 16th, 2015
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Snowfall, rain in Kashmir Valley disrupt normal life

Srinagar: Normal life across the state of Jammu and Kashmir was affected due to heavy rain and snowfall on Monday, leading to the closure of Srinagar-Jammu highway for the second day and also the suspension of the More...

Sunderbans flanked by India and Bangladesh in the Bay of Bengal is one of the most vulnerable regions of the world
By IANS On Friday, March 13th, 2015
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‘Sunderbans hardly prepared for climate change, migration’

Kolkata: The fragile Sunderbans – the largest mangrove forests and delta region spread over both Bangladesh and India – is “hardly prepared” for climate change-related issues, experts said More...

The project, located some 450 km from the state capital, was inaugurated in March 2000
By IANS On Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
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Himachal hydropower project damaged in landslide

Shimla: A massive landslide following a downpour damaged a state-run hydropower project on Tuesday in Chamba town of Himachal Pradesh, an official said. There was no loss of life. The project, located some 450 km More...