JK delayed flood control project: CWC

We sought some information, but State did not respond: Chairman

Flood (Mis)Management


Srinagar, Sep 30: The Central Water Commission (CWC) Tuesday said the clearance to a multi-crore flood management project for river Jhelum is held up since 2010 due to the failure of the State to furnish the requisite information.“We had sought certain clarifications and technical information More

Govt closed eyes to Jhelum deterioration


Srinagar, Sep 30: The failure of the state and central government to undertake timely conservation measures of river Jhelum—which has lost its carrying capacity due to extensive siltation, encroachments and pollution—led to massive destruction of life and property due to the ravaging floods earlier More

Influential leader MolviIftikharHussain Ansari passes away


Srinagar, Sep 30:  Noted Islamic scholar and veteran politician MolviIftikharHussain Ansari passed away Tuesday morning after a prolonged ailment. He was 72.Ansari, who was last year taken to the US for treatment, breathed his last at his Dar-Ul-Jawad, Qamarwari residence here before his More

Demise widely condoled

Iranian envoy conveys sympathies to bereaved; CM, Governor, Mufits, Azad, Soz, others condole demise


Srinagar, Sep 30: Iranian ambassador in India GhulamRaza Ansari expressed sorrow at the demise of MoulanaIftikharHussain Ansari.In a condolence message, the Ambassador said: “I have received the news of the demise of MoulanaIftikharHussain Ansari with great regret and sorrow. I express condolences More

HC pulls up insurance companies on interim relief


Srinagar, Sep 30: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Tuesday ordered insurance companies operating in the State to pay 50 percent of insured amount for policies above Rs 25 lakh and 95 percent for policies below Rs 25 lakh as interim relief to the flood-affected people. The Court said an earlier order More

SMHS hospital: Out of Service

No surgeries, only ‘short-stay’ admissions allowed; major facilities, departments shut


Srinagar, Sep 30: A contractor has been assigned to clean Ward No 6 of the flood-hit SMHS hospital here. Ward No 5 has already been washed by men hired by another contractor.“My job is to get the ward cleaned off mud and other debris,” said the contractor Muhammad Shafi who has employed six persons More

‘Flood trauma can affect health of Kashmir children’

Images of flood can have psychological repercussions on them: Experts


Srinagar, Sep 30: With thousands of families in flood-affected areas of Kashmir continuing to remain displaced and a humanitarian crisis looming large, children are being seen as worst sufferers of the calamity.The flood, which killed hundreds, left thousands of people homeless and bruised the More

Modi, Sharif likely to meet at SAARC summit


New Delhi, Sep 30: Prime Minister NarendraModi is likely to meet Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the SAARC Summit in November, sources said Tuesday.This comes after Pakistan's National Security and Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz on Sunday admitted that the meeting between Pakistan More

New school timing from today

Srinagar, Sep 30:  Authorities Tuesday ordered change in school timings within and outside the municipal limits of Srinagar.Talking to local news agency KNS, Director School Education Kashmir Mir Tariq Ali said schools (both private and as well as government-run) located within the municipal More

Militant killed in Lolab encounter

Srinagar, Sep 30: An unidentified militant was killed in an encounter in Lolab area of Kupwara district in north Kashmir on Tuesday, police said.A police official said acting on specific information regarding presence of militants in Afan village, a joint search operation was launched by Special More

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Nayeem Khan visits city interiors

Srinagar, Sep 30: National Front Chairman and Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader Nayeem Ahmad Khan Tuesday visited many areas of Srinagar city to express solidarity with the flood victims. According More

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Tuition points to provide free coaching to flood-hit students

Mudasir Yaqoob

Lastupdate at : Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:10:21 IST

Srinagar, Sep 30: Coaching Centres Association (CCA) Tuesday announced the establishment of three tuition points to provide free coaching to flood-hit students of the valley. These centres would also More

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New ways to fight the disaster

We have shown resolve and we will show it again. We must not let flood waters inundate us for too long



The recent floods have devastated our homes, properties, businesses, produce, hospitals, educational institutions and what not. The flood waters have receded from most of the areas leaving behind a trail More

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When Kashmir was flooded, homes submerged and people caught in the flood waters, every Kashmiri became a volunteer, trying to help those in distress, forgetting their own loss. We profiled a few more stories More

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Post-flood challenges

The worst-ever flood that hit Kashmir earlier this month has thrown up many challenges for the government. Although at the rescue and relief stage, which is almost over now, the government machinery by More

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Flood-hit traders take to streets, threaten massive agaitation

Demand rehabilitation, special package


Srinagar, Sep 30: Hundreds of flood-hit traders in Srinagar on Tuesday staged protest demonstrations demanding their rehabilitation. The traders said that Kashmir trade has suffered a whopping Rs 1 lakh More

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DSEK rules out mass promotion

Examinations to be conducted for every class


Srinagar, Sep 30: Ending the uncertainty regarding examinations, government today confirmed that there would be no mass promotion for students and all examinations for every class would be conducted although More

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Flood fury fuels constructions in Dal greenbelt, City centre

20 shops, 2 houses demolished


Srinagar, Sep 30: While people in the summer capital are bemoaning damage to their property due to ravaging floods and authorities are busy assessing the quantum of damage, some unscrupulous persons are More

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Sonia, Rahul conclude JK visit


Poonch, Sep 30:  Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice-President Rahul Gandhi Tuesday concluded their two-day visit to flood affected Jammu and Kashmir.Accompanied by General Secretary AICC, In More

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