Heavy rains cause destruction in Kashmir areas; Flood alert sounded in Srinagar; Srinagar-Jammu highway closed; Schools shut till April 1; KU, BOSE postpone exams; Officials say more rains ‘can create problems’


Srinagar, Mar 29: Heavy rainfall across Kashmir Sunday caused destruction to public and private properties in several areas even as water level in river Jehlum and other water bodies in the Valley was rising, triggering fears of floods. Officials said while the situation is being closely monitored More

Avalanche warning for 7 Kashmir districts

People asked to remain alert

Srinagar, Mar 29: The Government Sunday issued an avalanche warning for seven Kashmir districts. According to a communication from Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, an avalanche warning exists for next 24 hours from March 29 to March 30, 2015 in the avalanche prone areas of Kulgam, Pulwama, Baramulla More

Govt tells people: No need to panic

Situation due to rains serious concern, says Dy CM in House; Ministerial team in Valley to monitor situation; 75 families shifted to safer locations in Budgam: Lone


Jammu, Mar 29: In the wake of incessant rains across Jammu and Kashmir, the government Sunday stated it will put in its best efforts to prevent September-like situation as all departments are ready to deal with it “in a coordinated manner.” It also maintained that there was no flood threat in Kashmir More

Altaf Bukhari convenes high-level meet

Ministerial team visits inundated areas in Srinagar

Srinagar, Mar 29: Minister for Public Works Department, Syed Muhammad AltafBukhari convened a high level meeting of divisional administration here Sunday to review the situation arising out of incessant rainfall in the Valley. Reviewing the ongoing dewatering of inundated and low lying areas of Srinagar More

Chief Minister flies to Srinagar from New Delhi

Directs setting up joint control rooms in North, South, Central

Jammu, Mar 29: Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Sunday flew to Srinagar from New Delhi to monitor the situation arising due to incessant rains in the Valley, an official spokesman said. He said Chief Minister has reviewed the situation and issued instructions to setup three joint control rooms More

Locals fear breach in ‘repaired’ Jhelum embankments

I&FC dept says no fear of breaches


Srinagar, Mar 29: The construction and strengthening of embankments on river Jehlum by the Irrigation and Flood Control department in the wake of last year’s devastating floods has drawn flak as breaches haven’t been repaired properly, locals said Sunday. The fresh downpour in Kashmir has left most More

Govt initiates process to amend SHRC, SAC laws

Tenure of chairmen, members being extended to 5 years; Retirement age being enhanced to 78


Jammu, Mar 29: The PDP-BJP government has decided to amend the laws governing State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) and State Accountability Commission (SAC) to extend tenure of chairmen and members of these institutions. Well-placed sources told Greater Kashmir that the government would enhance the More

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Deaths feared as couple of residential houses collapse in Budgam

Showkat Dar

Lastupdate at : Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:39:06 IST

Budgam, Mar 30: Several people are feared to have died after two residential houses collapsed due to land sinking in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Monday. Several members of a family were trapped More

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What Is Their Mandate

The new dispensation should focus on much needed good governance



Thirteen days back, on March 17, members of the 12th Legislative Assembly were administered oath of office. The Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir that brought the state legislature into being and serves More

  • GK Education

Trading Carbon for Securing Environment

All countries need to show pro-active approach and act as responsible nations to ensure a better earth for the posterity



In the late 1980s, particularly from early 1990s, the world started realizing the alarming effects of global warming. By early 1990s itself researchers gathering information on both global temperature More

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Fresh Flood Scare

Time for government to act

It is again raining in Valley. And Weather Department has forecast rainfall and snow up to April 4, an outlook that has triggered fears in Kashmir of a fresh flood. Already, hundreds of families living More

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Centre to rank states as per 'ease of doing business'

Move aimed to create competition among states for attracting investment


Srinagar, Mar 29: To create competition among states for attracting investments, the central government has decided to rank them on the basis of 'ease of doing business.' In this regard, department of More

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Govt mulls weeding out corrupt, inefficient officers

Ombudsman at district level on cards


Jammu, Mar 29: The State Government today said that it would weed out corrupt and inefficient officers “in terms of 226 (2) of J&K CSRs”. In a written reply to a question by BJP legislator-Ravinder Raina More

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Defunct drainage system inundates City Center

Officials spend day holding meetings; people suffer


Srinagar, Mar 29: Incessant rains coupled with defunct drainage system inundated City Centre areas here on Sunday causing immense problem to commuters and traders. On a day when City Center areas were More

  • Jammu

Final report on Kishtwar riots

BJP members demand Kichloo’s arrest


Jammu, Mar 29: A complete pandemonium and uproarious scenes were today witnessed in the Legislative Assembly as the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) members today created ruckus in the house demanding ‘arrest More

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Arab leaders to form joint military force: Egypt's Sisi

Cairo, Mar 29: Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi today said the Arab leaders have agreed to create a joint military force to confront the challenges that the region faces, particularly from the Islamic More

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