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Toll mounts to 280

39 bodies recovered from Srinagar; Kashmir limping back to normalcy: Omar


Srinagar, Sep 19: The death toll due to the devastating floods that hit the State earlier this month has risen to 280, officials said on Friday.A police spokesman told Greater Kashmir this evening that the death toll due to floods has mounted to 77 in Kashmir.Giving break-up, he said, 39 causalities More

JK Bank mulls package for flood-hit businesses

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Srinagar, Sep 19: Jammu and Kashmir Bank is mulling a special package for the businesses which have suffered losses during the devastating floods in the state.  The bank is convening special meeting of J&K State Level Bankers Committee (JKSLBC) on September 23 at its zonal office, in Jammu More

Union Tourism Ministry announces Rs 100 cr relief


New Delhi, Sep 19: Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Shripad Yesso Naik on Friday said the ministry has given Rs 100 crores as a special assistance for reconstruction of damaged infrastructure in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir.“We are the first ministry to allocate money to flood-affected More

Bill Gates announces $700,000 for JK flood relief

New Delhi, Sep 19: American business tycoon and philanthropist Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Friday announced an emergency relief fund of USD 700,000 for the flood victims of Jammu and Kashmir.The help came in response to a request from Minister of State for Personnel More

Official helpline records reports of 347 missing persons

Press Trust Of India

Jammu, Sep 19: The dedicated helpline centre set up by the Jammu and Kashmir government to trace people missing in the floods has so far registered reports of nearly 350 people still untraceable in the worst deluge the region has seen in more than a century. "We have received 282 calls from More

Owaisi slams Omar administration


Srinagar, Sep 19: Parliament Member and President of All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen Party Asaduddin Owaisi Friday slammed Omar Abdullah-led coalition government for its “gutless role” in the backdrop of recent floods in which more than 250 people died and property worth crores was devastated More

They came from Bandipora to rescue people, vanished in deluge

Rashid and Showkat rescued 90 persons before flood waters swallowed them near Lawaypora


Ashtangoo (Bandipora), Sept 19: On the fateful day of 9 September, Abdul Rashid Fafoo of Ashtangoo Bandipora and his friend Showkat Ahmed Laboo were jubilant after tracing the former’s sister and her two kids in flood-ravaged Bemina area of Srinagar.But the jubilation was short-lived as Rashid More

High Court seeks Government response on ‘tardy’ relief measures

PIL listed for hearing on September 22

Flood Aftermath


Srinagar, Sep 19: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed the State and Central Governments to present their response within three days to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by two advocates, in which they have accused the government of total failure in tackling the situation arising out More

Ensure essential supplies: SC to Government


New Delhi, Sep 19: The Supreme Court has said the government should ensure that the flood-affected people of Jammu and Kashmir get food, fuel, drinking water and medicines, and that their damaged houses are restored as it concerned their right to life under article 21 of the constitution.Noting the More

Hyderpora Jamia Masjid became first home For newborn Kiran

Expecting Gujarati lady Neeta arrived at Jamia Masjid in critical condition, got home-like treatment; Relief Committee paid hospital expenses, arranged air tickets for family


Srinagar, Sep 19: On September 12, when Srinagar was under flood, an expecting mother from Gujarat found home in a local mosque at Hyderpora on Srinagar outskirts to give birth to a baby daughter.Kiran (ray of hope), the newborn, was christened in the mosque by locals after the family from Gujarat More

  • Briefs

KU exams postponed

Srinagar, Sep 19: All the Kashmir University examinations scheduled to be held up to 30th September have been postponed. Fresh dates would be notified later, a KU spokesman said. GKNN   More

  • National

Indian Muslims will live and die for India: Modi


New Delhi, Sep 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said the Indian Muslims would live and die for India and the Al Qaeda is "delusional" if it thinks Indian Muslims will dance to its tunes.In an exclusive More

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  • Opinion

Could Srinagar have been saved?

Crucial importance of the capital’s safety was ignored, traditional wisdom violated, flood control manual breached as the capital city lost its capital investment


NAEEM AKHTAR No head of the Jammu and Kashmir has in its history gone out and spent three hours in supervising the lopping of a Chinar tree that had a branch falling over a mosque, to save More

  • GK Magazine

What I saw on the ground

The state government was missing in action and the army choppers were making rounds in the sky


SAMURAH KASHMIRI From 7th September, I and my team happened to extensively visit almost all of the flood affected areas of Srinagar city for rescue and relief operations. I saw the ground situation More

  • Editorial

Coordination is the key

The on-going relief efforts need to be efficiently coordinated to prevent duplication of efforts and over and under-servicing of the affected areas

As humanitarian relief pour into the flood ravaged areas of Jammu & Kashmir, there are clear signs of a lack of coordination between and amongst various governmental and non-governmental agencies. More

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  • Kashmir

JK to push for special package

Meager provision of relief under existing norms


Srinagar, Sep 19: The JK government has in principle decided to seek special package from the Centre to compensate the damages caused by the flood that hit the state earlier this month.Reliable sources More

  • Srinagar City

Fortnight on, no respite for deluged Karan Nagar, Balgarden

Delay in dewatering hampers revival of SMHS Hospital


Srinagar, Sep 19: Even as flood waters have started to recede from other City areas, the twin localities of Karan Nagar and Jawahar Nagar continue to be in troubled waters –with concertina wires spooling More

  • Jammu

Election deptt starts functioning from Jammu camp office


Jammu, Sep 19:  Jammu and Kashmir Election Department has started to function from its camp office at Jammu to comply   with the state government instructions for employees to report in More

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