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13 patients lost lives as Govt ‘abandoned’ SMHS hospital

Deluge destroyed Radiology Department, Medical ICU, ENT, Ophthalmological facilities; Diagnostic labs


Srinagar, Sep 21: Hours before the devastating flood wrecked havoc in one of the oldest hospitals of Kashmir, in the heart of summer capital here, authorities there alerted the state administration seeking emergency help to shift the patients to SK Institute of Medical Sciences Soura. The help More

Kashmir confronted devastating deluge with unity, compassion

Uninterrupted relief, rescuers poured in from untouched areas

United in grief


Kupwara, Sep 21: While Srinagar and South Kashmir were submerged in devastating deluge, the agony was equally felt in other parts of the valley. The pain was not just figurative; it materialized into tangible rescue and relief work for the people trapped in the flood-affected areas.People from More

Day-15: Thousands still out of their homes

Dewatering proving to be uphill task for Government


Srinagar, Sep 21: Hundreds of thousands of residents in parts of this flood-ravaged city continued to remain displaced Sunday for the 15th consecutive day due to widespread inundation, in a worst humanitarian crisis that has collapsed healthcare and led to acute shortage of essentials commodities More

CII forms task force for flood-ravaged JK

New Delhi, Sep 21: Industry body CII has formed a Special Task Force to assist relief work in flood-hit Jammu & Kashmir in coordination with the state administration."We have set up relief camps cum control rooms in Jammu and Srinagar. These camps would play a key role in better and faster distribution More

7 boys set out with one life jacket, rope

They not only rescued people but also set up a relief camp for the sufferers


Srinagar, Sep 21: When the gushing flood waters inundated the summer capital here, 23-year old Ibrahim Ajaz, a software engineering student from Rainawari was at his home, unaffected by the deluge. In possession of a life jacket, Ajaz, accompanied by seven boys from his locality, set out on a mission More

Kelam-Gund – a hamlet wiped out by raging Vaishaw

33 houses washed away, 150 razed to rubble


Kelam-Gund (Kulgam), Sep 21:  Wahab Naik (65), a frail old man is desperately trying to locate where his house stood only to find it has been washed away by the flashfloods caused by the roaring Vaishaw Nallah. Naik’s paddy land, a sole source of his income was also swept away leaving him, his More

NC activist shot dead in old city


Srinagar, Sep 21: Unidentified gunmen Sunday shot dead a worker of the ruling National Conference party here in the state’s summer capital, police said.The motorcycle-riding gunmen fired at Muhammad Lateef Gupkari in the old city area of Nowhatta, critically injuring him."He was immediately More

Brazilian among 90 traced by ‘Connect Centre’

Missing In Deluge

Press Trust Of India

Jammu, Sep 21: Bringing much relief to the kin of the missing persons, Jammu and Kashmir's round-the-clock helpline "J-K Connect Centre" has traced 90 people including a Brazilian woman so far."About 90 persons including a Brazilian woman have been traced so far by our Centre," head of the Centre More

Schools to reopen after safety check: Govt


Srinagar, Sep 21: According to Secretary, School Education, Nirmal Sharma, the Directors of School Education, Kashmir and Jammu have been asked to get the school buildings in flood hit areas checked for safety by the PWD before reopening.Meanwhile the Secretary has also issued instructions to speed More

PHE, FC, Irrigation sectors suffer Rs 500 cr loss in Jammu


Jammu, Sep 21: Public health Engineering (PHE), Flood Control (FC) and Irrigation sectors have suffered over Rs 500 crore losses in Jammu region due to infrastructural damage caused by floods and incessant rains that lashed the state in first week of September.“In Jammu province, a total of 3222 More

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Iranian delegation meets Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

Srinagar, Sep 21: On the direction of Islamic Republican of Iran’s supreme leader Ayatullah-ullah Khamnai a high level delegation comprising of Aga Syed Hussaini, Aga Syed Muhammad Takki and others today More

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Gadkari to visit Kashmir today

Union Minister to review relief, rehabilitation measures


New Delhi, Sep 21: Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Rural Development and Drinking Water and Sanitation Nitin Gadkari is visiting Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow for an on the spot review of relief More

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Towards Rebuilding Kashmir

The exemplary resolve shown by the people of Kashmir, coupled with the international aid, can set us on the path of rebuilding



Resilience has been part of our story. Lurching from crisis to crisis, we have learnt to navigate the toughest challenges. Famines, floods, earthquakes, incursions, coercions and oppression never took More

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The 2014 Kashmir Flood: The Extreme of the Extremes

What went wrong and the lessons thereof



The 2014 Kashmir flood fulfills every criterion for being categorized as the extreme of the extreme flood events. The Jhelum water that used to be the provider of life suddenly became a monstrously destructive More

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Deliver Now

With buildings damaged, roads submerged, power lines down and telephone service severely crimped, restoring basic services should be the first order of business.Twelve days after the deluge submerged Srinagar More

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Mutton industry suffers loss of Rs15 crore

More than 3000 marriage functions were postponed due to floods


Srinagar, Sep 21: The Kashmir-based wholesale mutton dealers have incurred losses of around Rs 15 crore during the past few days due to the devastating floods in J&K.President, All Kashmir Mutton Wholesalers More

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GKWT medical cum relief camp offers succor to ailing on the Island of Hope


Srinagar, Sep 21: The first thing this inhabitant of deluged Raj Bagh does past rescue is to look for treatment of his ailing son suffering from severe chest infection. With most of the hospitals in the More

  • Jammu

Inayat lost 12 members of his family to landslides


Rajouri, Sep 21: With grief and agony writ large on his face, septuagenarian Inayat Hussain is sitting in a corner of his home hardly responding to people who have been coming to offer him condolence.He More

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PaK minister castigates India for blocking int’l aid


Muzaffarabad, Sep 21: Pakistan administered Kashmir’s minister for finance, planning and development, Chaudhry Latif Akbar, has deplored New Delhi’s denial to the UN and other international aid agencies More

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