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Flood Fury: Death toll 248 25 bodies recovered from Srinagar


Srinagar, Sep 17: The devastating floods that hit the state earlier this month has left around 248 persons dead including 25 from Srinagar city. Official sources told Greater Kashmir that 25 deaths have been reported in Srinagar and there were possibilities of more fatalities as most parts of the summer More

Fear of dead bodies keeps people away from Jawahar Nagar

Locals complain of tardy dewatering


Srinagar, Sep 17: Fear of bodies lying trapped inside the flood hit houses in Jawahar Nagar is keeping people away from moving inside the locality. A senior police official said 19 bodies have been removed from Jawahar Nagar and Raj Bagh so far after the flood devastated the summer capital on September More

As floods recede administration yet to come out of debris

Epidemic threat looms over Islamabad


Islamabad (Anantnag), Sep 17: More than 10 days since the floods receded in this South Kashmir district the government machinery is still defunct with sanitation facilities quite poor and the chances of epidemic looming large. The floods created havoc in this South Kashmir district claiming around five More

Man from Bihar clings on to life by broken staircase; 8 of his family ‘disappear’ in floods

Sahu performs last rites of his kin, waiting for elder daughter’s body


Srinagar, Sep 17: It is 2 pm on Wednesday. Jitendra Sahu just returned from makeshift cremation ground at Rangreth on Srinagar outskirts, after performing last rites of his 13- year old son Amar Kumar. A 7th grade student, Amar was the eighth member of the family, Sahu has bid adieu to during the past More

Doctors sound alarm

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Srinagar, Sep 17: Doctors on Wednesday sounded an alarm saying that they are already dealing with epidemic outbreak. Doctors running a relief camp at Baghat Barzulla in uptown here while talking to Greater Kashmir said that more and more people with symptoms of skin irritation, chest infection and diarrhoea More

Government bans transfers, postings

Rescinds all transfers made in education deptt


Jammu, Sep 17: The state government today banned transfers and postings in the government departments and has also rescinded all the transfers made in education department after September 1. “In view of the emergent situation obtaining in the state due to incessant rains/ Floods , it is here by ordered More

IRDA raises limit for compulsory survey

Chennai, Sep 17: The insurance regulator has relaxed the norms for compulsory survey of losses in order to settle fast the claims arising out of floods in Jammu and Kashmir. In a communication to all the heads of general insurers, T.S.Vijayan, chairman, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority More

Najma Heptullah announces Rs 120 cr relief package

New Delhi, Sep 17: Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah Wednesday announced a relief package worth Rs 120 crore for flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir. Of this, Rs 5 crore will be spent under skill training programme “Seekho aur Kamao”, targeting 2,000 youth, while skill training under Jan Vikas Yojna More

Hajj flights from September 20

Srinagar, Sep 17: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday directed the administration to ensure smooth flights for the intending Hajj pilgrims, which are being resumed from September 20. Addressing a meeting to review the situation arising due to recent floods in the state, the Chief Minister said that More

JK Bank restarts operations

Despite connectivity constraints 312 branches, 189 ATMs made functional across Kashmir


Srinagar, Sep 17: Combating post-flood situation which left all banking operations out of gear, J&K Bank has made 312 business units (Branches) and 189 automated teller machines (ATMs) operational in Kashmir to pull people out of cash distress situation. Over Rs 72 Crores were withdrawn from the branches More

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Advisory: Don’t try to start inundated vehicles


Srinagar, Sep 17: Automobile engineers have issued advisory asking people not to try start their vehicles which were submerged in waters even if the levels have receded or the vehicle looks dry. “Trying More

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I'll rise again—I'm Kashmir

We have no other choice than to rise again


What remains with me? If my hope too is allowed to die. I will not accept the death, before the death I will rise again I am Kashmir. Merchants of despair and hopelessness are busy spreading More

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Militarized Reporting from Flood ravaged Kashmir

Operation Flood Relief


A section of media attempted to cover the military rescue operations more than the people affected by the floods OPERATION FLOOD RELIEF Majid Maqbool If you look at how the Indian electronic media More

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We are also responsible

A deliberate complicity on the part of the government has led to this situation. On September 7, the Mother Nature raged in the state in a way that nobody had ever expected. Jhelum breaching its borders More

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2 militants killed near LoC: Army


Srinagar, Sep 17: Army on Wednesday said that two unidentified militants were killed in a gunfight with troops near Line of Control (LoC) in Machil sector in frontier district of Kupwara. In a statement More

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Intensify sanitation drive: Jora to SMC

Srinagar, Sep 17: Minister for Urban Development and Local Bodies, Nawang Rigizin Jora today under took intensive tour of the Srinagar city to review the sanitation works and take stock of the grievances More

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Azad, Tara Chand take stock of relief measures


Jammu, Sep 17: Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday visited Dera Baba and Panjar areas of Reasi and Udhampur districts and took stock More

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