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Friday, June 14, 2024
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Water

Jhelum Again

After September 2014 floods a number of majors were assured to clean the erring Jhelum of blockades. But almost three years later not much...

Budshah’s Nallai Mar  

For ages, rulers in Kashmir have constructed canals to improve life and production. But there is no ruler who could come even closer to...

Whither Zainageer

One of the major belts that Budshah made famous was the Zainageer in Sopore outskirts. He had built a palace and set up a...

Tasteless Anchar

Once famous for its fish, Nadru, and vegetable gardens, Anchar Lake struggles to survive encroachment, waste dump, and official neglect. Syed Asma reports Son of...

Hydaspes’ Battle

From Sangam in south Kashmir to Asham in north, Jhelum’s serpentine course is literally battling for its space. The river that once witnessed an...

Water Woes

In Gade Khud village, just 17 kilometers from Srinagar city everything comes to standstill when a government installed community tap comes to life. Official...

The Dull Affair

Over the years, all attempts to conserve Dal Lake have turned out to be half hearted efforts. Despite official claims that modern day lake...

Dumped Waters!

The splendid beauty of Brari Nambal lagoon once fascinated the King of Kashmir, Budshah, but gross neglect over the years has now reduced it...
The Villagers take out the nuts which are then supplied to the other towns

A Chestnut Story

Come November and a group of villagers in Bandipora row their boats into Wular Lake to extract water chestnuts which are then supplied to...
Sonir Pakhur Nag in Malakhnag area of Islamabad

Gone Dry

Fresh water springs, fed by the glacial melt, have sustained Kashmir for ages. But we have fast losing these life giving precious water bodies...

THEIN: A Dam Watered Down

As the Indus Water Treaty gave storage rights over three rivers to Pakistan, J&K could have somehow benefited from Ravi. But an agreement that lured...

The Resource

The Indus Water Treaty has given Islamabad rights over three J&K rivers – Chenab, Indus and Jhelum with an average flow of 135 million...

Drinking To Death?

For the Awantipora people, water is no better than poison. Saima Bhat reports on a town whose only source of water leads to disease. Adil...

Sangloo And Disease

Sangloo has been so abused and polluted by locals living along its banks in Shopian that the river stands transformed from a source of...

Policing the rivers

With the increase in incidences of drowning in Kashmir, the small team of rescue and recovery River Police is ill-equipped and lacks manpower to...