JK, CWC pass the buck over Jhelum flood project

Govt says Commission’s cumbersome queries delayed vital plan



Srinagar, Oct 1: A day after the Central Water Commission (CWC) slammed J&K Government for delaying “submission of information” for clearance of a vital flood management project on river Jhelum, the State Government Wednesday hit back at the central body, saying it “raised queries of cumbersome More

In flood-hit villages, railway track, expressway 'sped up' devastation

Wall-like tracks worsened deluge, Govt admits


Srinagar, Oct 1: As flood water recedes in Kashmir, the affected villagers are cursing the 'wall-like' railway track and the under-construction express highway which cut through Kashmir from north to south, for compounding the devastation caused by the deluge earlier this month.In many villages More

50% insurance relief cap not excessive: HC

Companies directed to file compliance reports


Srinagar, Oct 1: In the backdrop of flood devastation, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Wednesday held that the release of 50 per cent of insured amount in respect of policies above Rs 25 lakh cannot be termed as excessive.   “The cap of 50 percent by no stretch of imagination could More

CJ inspects cleaning work at HC, Sadder Court

Srinagar, Oct 1: Chief Justice of J&K High Court, Justice M M Kumar and Administrative Judge for Srinagar, Justice Muhammad Yaqoob Mir inspected the High Court and Sadder Court complexes here.The Chief Justice oversaw the cleaning and de-watering works and issued necessary instructions to More

Hit by conflict, Kashmir orphans lose shelter to floods

Several orphanages damaged in Srinagar; Kids traumatized, displaced


Srinagar, Oct 1: The devastating September 7 floods, apart from damaging houses and public and private infrastructure, also caused damage to several orphanages in Kashmir, displacing hundreds of orphans housed there while rendering the premises unlivable for the children. In the Srinagar city alone More

Talks with India likely to begin soon: Pak

Islamabad, Oct 1: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has expressed hope that dialogue with neighboring India would begin in the next few weeks.“India should take first step towards negotiation,” Aziz said in an interview with a Pakistani news channel.The adviser said More

  • Briefs

‘Beware of snakes’

Sriangar, Oct 1: There is a possibility of surfacing of snakes in the waterlogged areas of Kashmir in the backdrop of recent floods, the state government said Wednesday.“Accordingly, the Government has More

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Governor, CM pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi

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Srinagar, Oct 2: Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary. They described him as the champion of human More

  • Opinion

One of a kind

In Molvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari’s demise Kashmir has lost a social sage, a political pundit and religious rector



A progressive cleric. An enlightened theologian. An erudite scholar. A brilliant orator. A successful businessman. A committed politician. A courageous rebel. A mass leader. All this and much more. The More

  • Oped

Post-flood Health Concerns and Remedies

Take the following preventive measures as you resettle in your abandoned dwellings that were inundated or have come in contact with flood-water



The devastating September of 2014 brought with it the trails of human sufferings with colossal loss and damage to property. As we played with nature by choking its natural ways and polluting it with garbage More

  • Editorial

A Tragedy of Errors

This government has generally struggled to bridge the gap between the word and deed and now its response to deluge has only further widened itIn a revelation that further points to the role of the state More

  • Business

Boulevard shopkeepers to boycott business for 15-days

Hold protest demonstration, demand rehabilitation


Srinagar, Oct 1: The flood-hit business community of Boulevard road here today decided to shut their businesses for 15-days to press for their rehabilitation by the government.The Boulevard Business Association More

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  • Kashmir

Massive traffic jams as flood-affected take to roads

Protesters decry delay in distribution of relief, block roads


Srinagar, Oct 1: Protest demonstrations by flood-affected people against delay in distribution of relief led to massive traffic jams in various parts of Srinagar on Wednesday.Residents of various localities More

  • Srinagar City

City center hub of Master Plan violations

Illegal constructions galore everywhere; SMC, SDA, LAWDA sleep


Srinagar, Oct 1: After massive Master Plan violations in Regal Chowk, illegal constructions are going on in areas like Abi Guzar, Sheikh Bagh, Gow Kadal in the City center while the concerned seem to be More

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