Residents demand re-alignment of avalanche prone stretch on Aru-Pahalgam road

Residents demand re-alignment of avalanche prone stretch on Aru-Pahalgam road

Anantnag: The residents of Aru village in Pahalgam are seeking realignment/bypassing of a four-kilometer avalanche-prone stretch on the only road link connecting them to Pahalgam and the outside world. The 12-kilometer Aru-Pahlagam linking this last inhabited village to the town remains closed during winters in wake of heavy snow fall, triggering avalanches and rains, triggering […]

South Kashmir Ski Championship concludes at Pahalgam

South Kashmir Ski Championship concludes at Pahalgam

SRINAGAR: The first South Kashmir Ski Championship concluded at Pahalgam on Tuesday. Nearly 50 athletes representing Anantnag, Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam districts took part in this mega event. The championship was organised by Winter Games Association of J&K in collaboration with Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and WS under the auspices of J&K State Sports Council. […]

3 killed in avalanche at Pahalgam

3 killed in avalanche at Pahalgam

SRINAGAR: Three persons were killed on Friday after they were swept away by an avalanche near Gudkhamb point at Aru in Pahalgam area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. GNS quoted official sources as saying that during snow clearance on Pahalgam-Aru road, the JCB with three persons on board came under an avalanche near Gudkhamb point. […]

Pahalgam experiences coldest December night in a decade

Pahalgam experiences coldest December night in a decade

Srinagar: Pahalgam tourist resort experienced the coldest December night in over a decade as the minimum temperature at most places in the valley settled several degrees below the freezing point, an official of the Meteorological Department said on Friday. The night temperature in Pahalgam, which serves as one of the base camps for the annual […]

Pahalgam masterplan to be placed before SAC this month, Govt tells HC

Pahalgam masterplan to be placed before SAC this month, Govt tells HC

Srinagar: The Pahalgam Master Plan will be placed before State Administrative Council (SAC) by the end of this month for approval, the government informed the J&K High Court Tuesday. Additional Advocate General (AAG) B A Dar said that the process has been initiated and by the end of this month, Pahalgam Master Plan would be […]

Illegal constructions at Pahalgam have to go: HC

Illegal constructions at Pahalgam have to go: HC

Gives authorities last opportunity to act Srinagar: The J&K High court Wednesday said that all illegal constructions at Pahalgam health resort have to go and gave the state authorities “last opportunity” to act on the issue. Stating that illegal constructions need to be demolished, the division bench of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Alok […]

Sanitation campaign in Yatra area reviewed

Sanitation campaign in Yatra area reviewed

SRINAGAR: On the directions of Governor N.N. Vohra, Chairman of the Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), Amarnath Shrine Board is conducting an 8 day Sanitation cum Camp cleaning drive in two phases of all the Yatra Camps and along the Tracks. Umang Narula, Chief Executive Officer of the Shrine Board informed the Governor in a review […]

30 injured in Pahalgam clashes

30 injured in Pahalgam clashes

Suhail A Shah Anantnag: At least 30 civilians were injured, most of them by pellets, as hundreds of youth who had gathered for the funeral of a local militant in Yenned village of Pahalgam clashed with government forces on Saturday. Two among the injured with serious pellet injuries to their eyes have been shifted to […]

Tourists appalled at Pahalgam pollution

Tourists appalled at Pahalgam pollution

Latrines on river banks, sewage ruin water bodies Pahalgam: Amid the tall claims of the J&K government about promoting tourism in Kashmir, the tourist resort Pahalgam is facing an existensial crisis due to the huge amounts of sewage and garbage generated mostly during the Amarnath Yatra period. The unabated flow of sewage and garbage into […]

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