16 feared dead in Budgam landslide

8 bodies recovered so far: SSP; Youth washed away in Udhampur flashflood


Srinagar, Mar 30: At least 16 people are feared to have died after coming under a landslide in a village in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, police said Monday. Eight bodies have so far been recovered while the rescue operation is on. Senior Superintendent of Police, Budgam, Fayaz Ahmad Lone told More

Govt declares flood in Kashmir, cautions people

Incessant rains cause damage to houses, orchards; Officials say water level receding


Srinagar/Kulgam/Baramulla, Mar 30: The J&K government Monday declared flood in Kashmir, urging people living on the banks of river Jhelum to move to safer places. Jhelum crossed danger mark of 18-ft and 22-ft at Ram Munshibagh and Sangam respectively at 7 am due to incessant rains overnight, Chief More

PM rushes minister Naqvi to Kashmir

New Delhi, Mar 30: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday rushed minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi to Kashmir for on-the-spot assessment of the flood situation and to coordinate with state authorities for whatever help is required. As the flood situation began to turn serious in the Valley, Modi deputed Naqvi More

Mufti visits Lal Chowk

Assures traders, locals of all possible help


Srinagar, Mar 30: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Monday visited commercial hub of Lal Chowk here and assured traders and locals that all possible measures are being taken to meet any eventuality that might arise due to increase in water level in river Jhelum. Accompanied by More

Rajnath rings Mufti, promises all help

Cabinet Secretary reviews situation

New Delhi/Jammu, Mar 30: Home Minister Rajnath Singh Monday spoke to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and conveyed to him that relief materials are being air dashed to the flood-affected valley in the shortest possible time. During the telephonic talk, the Chief Minister briefed More

CM tells House: Situation edgy, but no need to panic

Announces Rs 35 crore assistance for relief, rescue efforts


Jammu, Mar 30: The Jammu and Kashmir Government Monday said the situation in Kashmir continues to be edgy in the wake of torrential rains which have created flood-like conditions in the Valley. “I have just returned from Kashmir after taking a review of the situation on ground. The water level (in More

Centre did nothing after September floods: Ex-CM Omar


Jammu, Mar 30: Former J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday accused the Government of India of “doing nothing” after the devastating floods in Kashmir last September. He said infrastructure damaged due to the deluge, and the river embankments, couldn't be reconstructed as the Centre withheld Rs More

‘Will ensure full assistance to September flood victims’

CM assures good governance, corruption-free system


Jammu, Mar 30: Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Monday said the state government would “seriously” pursue rehabilitation of flood victims with New Delhi and ensure adequate financial assistance to people who lost their houses in the devastating deluge in September 2014. Mufti said the previous More

JK Bank chairman will continue: CM

Slams NC-Congress for ‘weakening bank’s autonomy’


Jammu, Mar 30: Stating that his government would make performance as a benchmark for governance, Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Monday said the Chairman J&K Bank, Mushtaq Ahmad, would continue at his position. “He is my chairman and he will continue at his position. We are not like the previous More

Amid din, LC passes resolution on return of power projects

Dignity of House will lower if it meets fate of NC’s Autonomy resolution: Akther


Jammu, Mar 30: The demand for return of NHPC-owned power projects in Jammu and Kashmir to the State got a shot in the arm on Monday when Legislative Council passed a resolution on the issue. The PDP-BJP government opposed the resolution, saying, “We have taken up the issue with Government of India More

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Govt mulls transfer policy in Edu for Ladakh

Jammu, Mar 30: Government is contemplating to develop a transfer policy in education sector for Ladakh region to address the issues relating to posting tenures of non locals in the region. Minister for More

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728 people of 151 families rescued across Kashmir: Police

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Srinagar, Mar 30: At least 728 people of 151 families have been evacuated to safer places, police said Monday. In Shopian, around 550 persons have been evacuated by the police, a spokesperson said. “ More

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Transfer of Power Projects

…the denial is as evident as evasion in conflict resolution



Delhi is as much in denial mood vis-à-vis transfer of power projects as it is in evasion of conflict resolution. Haseeb Drabu may claim that negotiations vis-à-vis transfer of hydroelectric power projects More

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Lidder Valley: Another Winter Sports Resort

Aru, Pahalgam, is set to provide lots of thrill to ski lovers



Aru, a famous village in Lidder valley of Kashmir Himalayas, about 11 km away from the tourist destination Pahalgam, is settled in a bowl shaped small valley, amidst Birzamall and Tson Mountains. It is More

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Managing the Disasters

Short term measures apart, government must frame a comprehensive flood control policy

The downpour on Sunday, that caused destruction in several areas across Kashmir province, and inundated commercial hub of the city, was expected. Most of the weather sites, and the metrological department More

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INCLEMENT WEATHER: Farmers advised to stop all field operations

Rains won’t have any impact on fruit production: Director Horticulture


Srinagar, Mar 28: In view of inclement weather forecast in Kashmir, SKUAST-K (Agronomy division) and Indian Meteorological Department have advised the farmers to stop all field operations during bad weather More

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SKIMS, DHSK cancel leaves of staff

Advisory issued on safe drinking water


Srinagar, Mar 30: The Directorate of Health Services Kashmir and SKIMS has cancelled leaves of their staff in the wake of flood situation in the valley, asking them to immediately report for duty. No health More

  • Srinagar City

Floods: Kandizal politics risks Srinagar again!


Srinagar, Mar 30: While Srinagar is still struggling to come out of last year’s devastation, delay in “deliberate” breaching of Kandizal Jhelum embankment is yet again making the City vulnerable to floods More

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NC, Congress, BJP protest on separate issues in LC


Jammu, Mar 30: Pandemonium broke out in the Legislative Council on Monday when opposition and treasury benches protested on different issues. As soon as the House met this morning, NC, Congress and BJP More

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