Kashmir flood a disaster of international magnitude: Govt

Losses over Rs 1 trillion, says Chief Secretary


Srinagar, Sep 29: The J&K government Monday said the flood that hit Kashmir earlier this month was a “disaster of international magnitude” and the losses to properties and businesses were in excess of Rs 100,000 crore (one trillion).“It is not a disaster of national but international magnitude More

Clueless on how Srinagar sank, says Govt


Srinagar, Sep 29: The cornered J&K government Monday said it was clueless on how waters suddenly rose in river Jhelum on September 7 that ultimately led to drowning of the summer capital for the first time in over 100 years. “We are still not able to analyze what happened in the intervening More

Babus surface to defend cornered Govt


Srinagar, Sep 29: The Chief Secretary-led state bureaucrats Monday—26 days after the ravaging flood hit Kashmir—held a first formal interaction with media over the pre and post flood situation in Kashmir. They tried to defend the state government which has come under criticism for allegedly remaining More

CM hopeful of extraordinary support from Centre

SERF representatives meet Chief Minister, present memorandum


Srinagar, Sep 29: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said a comprehensive proposal for rehabilitation of flood affected people including compensation to agriculturists, horticulturists, industrialists, traders, hoteliers, houseboat owners and others who suffered losses in the devastating flood is More

JK govt inadequately prepared for floods: Rijiju

New Delhi, Sep 29: The recent floods have shown that preparation level in Jammu and Kashmir and Meghalaya to deal with such calamities was not up to the mark, Union minister KirenRijiju said Monday and favoured urgent measure to ramp up disaster management capabilities in the country."We have More

Sonia, Rahul visit Dehruna, assure ‘assistance’


Dehruna (Dooru), Sep 29: Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Vice-President Rahul Gandhi Monday visited this flood-hit hamlet in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. They assured “assistance” and “support” to the villagers.Sonia and Rahul visited Dehruna village in Dooru constituency where around More

Shahnaza breaks down on meeting Sonia


Anantnag, Sep 29: Thirty-five-year-old Shahnaza, who lost all her belongings in the floods that ravaged the Kashmir Valley, broke down when Congress President Sonia Gandhi visited her and her family at a rehabilitation centre in Anantnag on Monday.Sonia, accompanied by her son Rahul Gandhi and More

Mufti demands probe into ‘mismanagement’ of floods


Srinagar, Sep 29: Calling for a high-level inquiry into the management of recent floods, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, Monday said it needs to be conclusively established whether every effort was made to save Srinagar and other areas from the deluge. Addressing More

Flood havoc: PIL seeks probe into ‘official negligence’

High Court directs government to respond


Srinagar, Sep 29: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Monday issued notice to the government on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking constitution of a Special Investigation Team to probe the alleged sluggish response of officers to the floods that ravaged the state recently and punishing those More

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95% power supply restored in State: PDD

Srinagar, Sep 29: Power across Jammu and Kashmir has been restored to 95% and soon entire supply will be restored.Principal Secretary PDD, A.K Mehta said power in Srinagar has been restored to a level 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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Reconstructing Kashmir, anew

We will have to rebuild Kashmir, and rebuild it better



Every cloud, they say, has a silver lining. The ravaging floods that hit Kashmir earlier this month consumed everything—from scores of human lives to thousands of houses and business establishments. It More

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I was with you, I feel your pain

The contrast between what was actually being done on the ground and what the television anchors were showing led to the collective rage which I shared



When the rains first began I posted, rather fatuously, on Facebook: “Time to build an ark? …….” And then went on to enthuse on how I would spend the day in the log hut I had rented near the Nigeen Lake More

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Reviving Health Sector

Reviving the healthcare in Kashmir to an optimal level remains a stupendous task

Timely initiative by the people during the most critical period of the deluge saved hundreds of lives. With almost entire health sector washed away by the devastating waters it was no easy task to meet More

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Floods spare industrial estate, not godowns

Khanmoh Unit Holders Suffer Rs 100 Crore Loss


Srinagar, Sep 29: Even as the Industrial Estate Khanmoh was spared by the floods that hit Kashmir earlier this month, the unit holders from this industrial complex were not fortunate enough to escape losses More

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Differently-abled lose specialized facilities to floods

Shafqat Rehabilitation Center, Chotay Taray, CRC unable to resume activities


Srinagar, Sep 29: Behavior of this six-year-old specially-abled child has worsened past floods. He doesn’t eat or behave properly but quarrels with family members, and often tries to throw away even the More

  • Srinagar City

Lack of coordination fuels dewatering failure

3 agencies send 30 pumps to one locality, nothing to another; Both still deluged


Srinagar, Sep 29: The administrative failure in dewatering City localities even after three weeks since floods hit Srinagar could be gauged from the fact that recently various departments assigned the More

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Assembly polls: CEO likely to brief CM on preparedness

Election Commission to take final call on holding polls after October 15


Jammu, Sep 29: Chief Electoral Officer of Jammu and Kashmir is expected to brief Chief Minister Omar Abdullah about the election preparedness in the second week of October.Sources disclosed that a meeting More

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