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Day 16: Srinagar areas remain inundated

People fear outbreak of diseases; Govt fails to make civil secretariat functional; No end in sight for poor phone connectivity

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Sep 22: In the wake of devastating floods across Kashmir, a humanitarian crisis loomed large in this summer capital on Monday as more than two lakh estimated people continued to remain out of their homes for the 16th consecutive day, with the government failing to dewater the areas still More


GB Pant hospital partly functional

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Sep 22: Kashmir’s lone children’s hospital—G B Pant at Sonwar here—started partially functioning on Monday after the devastating floods hit it on September 7. As the hospital was thrown open for out-door patients, dozens of parents were seen thronging its premises for check-up of their wards More


When marooned people craved for safe water, hi-tech purifiers from Telengana had no takers

JK Govt refused to take consignment, cited ‘absence of generators’

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Sep 22:  When flood-hit Srinagar was craving for safe drinking water, a shipment of hi-tech water purifiers sent by the Telengana government for use in the ravaged summer capital had no takers from the state government for several days. It took the intervention from the Government of More


Kashmir Inc cries ‘criminal negligence’, demands probe

Forms SERF to deal with flood issues, wants insurance companies to release interim relief

Flood fury

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Sep 22: Kashmir’s top business organizations Monday formed a united body—State Economic Reconstruction Forum (SERF)— to frame a joint strategy to deal with all flood related issues and reconstruction of the economy of Jammu and Kashmir that has suffered a loss of over Rs 100000 crore as More


HC notices to insurance companies

Srinagar, Sep 22:  The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Monday issued notices to all major insurance companies operating in the flood-affected state to file objections to a PIL seeking implementation of norms adopted in Uttarakhand for settling claims.A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice More


Deepening of river Sindh saved Ganderbal

'Ganderbal model could have saved Srinagar too'

Spotlight

HAROON MIRANI

Srinagar, Sep 22: Even as Srinagar and Bandipora districts reeled under record floods, their immediate neighbor, Ganderbal, escaped almost unscathed due to the newly-acquired depth of river Sindh.Notwithstanding the trend that whenever there is flood in Srinagar, the Ganderbal district is also More


Downtown brave-hearts rescued 300 people from flooded Lala Ded hospital

MAJID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Sep 22: When the entire staff of LD hospital here including its medical superintendent, senior doctors and nurses, left hundreds of patients and their attendants to fend for themselves on September 7, about 50 to 60 boys from Tankipora, Rajouri Kadal and other areas of downtown Srinagar More


Ghastly tales of devastation in Aarigantoo village

Locals lose everything—houses, paddy land, livestock, orchards

KHALID GUL

Aarigatnoo (Kulgam), Sep 22: The devastation caused by flashfloods in this village in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district is horrific. The village, consisting of over 450 households, has been completely washed away along with its paddy land and orchards. The livestock too has perished.Today, the wreckage More


Floods render Chamgund villagers homeless, ‘hopeless’

KHALID GUL

Chamgund (Kulgam), Sep 22: Shakeela, 20, has been taking care of her three brothers after they lost their parents. A small house provided to them by the government under the Indra Awas Yojna (IAY), a centrally-sponsored scheme, was washed away along with 25 other residential houses in the village More





  • Briefs

Gov lauds Raj Bhavan Staff

Srinagar, Sep 22: Ever since 8th September, after Srinagar and large parts of the Valley were engulfed by a devastating flood, the Governor has been personally reviewing the staff attendance, every day More





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  • Opinion

…and hope floats

The onslaught of the Kashmir floods is a wake-up call for us—all of us!

SPOTLIGHT

FAHEEM ASLAM

 Was it God’s wrath on us? Yes. Is it a lesson to set ourselves on the past of righteousness? Yes. Was it a rage against human arrogance and pride? Yes. Was it the God’s reaction to our efforts at More



  • Oped

Kashmir Floods: Forgotten Lessons

Major floods cannot be stopped but can be managed with proper strategy to minimize the loss of life and property

ACTION PLAN

ER S.R.S. MADNI

Human memory being so short lived, even the devastating floods of recent past have been conveniently forgotten. Most people in Kashmir may have no idea of the devastating floods of 1902, when the city More



  • Editorial

Come Out of Inertia

Even after a fortnight the government has failed to create a task force for assessing the losses

There’s not a shadow of doubt that people will display the strength to defeat the crippling effects of the recent floods, and revive economy of the state. Nevertheless, it needs a government with people More



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Malik calls for immediate help from OIC

Visits flood-hit areas of Kursoo

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Sep 22: The devastation and destruction caused by recent floods in Kashmir needs an early attention of Islamic countries and it is obligatory on OIC to ensure job opportunities on priority basis More



  • Srinagar City

'Nobody could have stopped these floods'

From his makeshift camp office at the state guesthouse, the Hari Nivas on the lake Dal banks, Chief Minister, OMAR ABDULLAH in an exclusive interview, talks to GK’s City Page Editor M HYDERI about the More




  • Jammu

On ECI query JK election deptt seeks election preparedness report

Assembly Polls

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Sept 22: Election Commission of India (ECI) has sought report from the state election department in order to see if the assembly election, scheduled this year, could be held in time.Official sources More



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