People, governtment alert as rains continue

Highway shut again after landslides

Schools to remain closed today


Srinagar, Apr 1: Moderate to heavy rain lashed Kashmir’s plains Wednesday while its higher reaches received fresh snowfall, even as Meteorological department predicted heavy downpour in next 24 to 36 hours. Director MeT department, Sonam Lotus, said ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir and some More

Situation improving, but 24 hours crucial: Govt

Ready with plan to meet any eventuality: Minister


Jammu, Apr 1: As flood fear looms over Kashmir, the J&K government Wednesday said next 24 hours would be crucial even as it quoted the receding water level in river Jhelum as a “sign of improvement” in the situation. “The water level in Jhelum has decreased considerably from Tuesday. The Government More

‘Rs 24 cr fixed for highway repair, NHAI released Rs 1 cr’


Jammu, Apr 1: Srinagar-Jammu highway would remain a challenge till its four-laning is fully completed, the J&K government said Wednesday. It said Rs 24 crore had been fixed as revised cost for restoring critical stretches on the road but the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has released More

CM warns SKIMS doctors: Choose job or private practice

Says violation of directions will be viewed seriously


Srinagar, Apr 1: J&K Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Wednesday called for strict enforcement of ban on private practice by doctors of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences here. Chairing the Governing Body meeting of SKIMS, the Chief Minister said doctors of the institute have to choose More

Vohra tours Srinagar areas, visits local Met office


Srinagar, Apr 1: J&K Governor NN Vohra Wednesday toured various water-logged areas of Srinagar before visiting the local Meteorological department at Rambagh here. At the Met office, an official spokesman said, the Governor climbed four levels to see the new ‘X’ Band Radar and take a detailed briefing More

Highway status to Mughal Road taken up with Centre: JK Govt

Jammu, Apr 1: The J&K government Wednesday said it has released Rs 75 lakh during the current financial year for maintenance of Mughal Road that connects Kashmir Valley with Poonch district in Jammu. Minister of State for Public Works, Sunil Kumar Sharma, said the government has also taken up with More

Kashmiris turn to rituals to ‘keep away floods’

Amid incessant rains, locals prepare ‘Sas Ras, Tehri’


Srinagar, Apr 1: Amidst looming flood threat triggered by incessant rains, fear-stricken Kashmiris have turned to rituals seeking divine intervention for improvement in weather. The incessant rains in the past four days and rising water level in river Jhelum has relived horrific memories of last year More

Will make JK knowledge capital of India: CM at KU

Varsity confers honorary degree on Prof CNR Rao; Vohra for promotion of research


Srinagar, Apr 1: J&K Chief Minister, who is also the Pro-Chancellor of State Universities, Wednesday asserted his government would strive to turn the state into “the knowledge capital of India.” Speaking at the Special Convocation at University of Kashmir here, the Chief Minister said J&K has “all More

Mufti pays obeisance at Hazratbal shrine

Srinagar, Apr 1: Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Wednesday visited Aasar-e-Sharief Dargah Hazratbal and paid obeisance at the revered shrine. The Chief Minister offered special prayers there for improvement in weather conditions in the State, an official spokesman said. This was his first More

WB to finance JK’s Disaster Management Authority: Govt


Jammu, Apr 1: The World Bank will be financing J&K’s Disaster Management Authority to deal with emergencies during disasters, the state government said Wednesday. Minister for Relief and Rehabilitation, Syed Basharat Bukhari—in a written reply—informed the State Legislature that the World Bank has More

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Postpone our exams: Students to KU

Srinagar, Apr 1: Many students of University of Kashmir Wednesday sought postponement of the scheduled examinations in view of inclement weather in Valley. A delegation of the students told Greater Kashmir More

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Kashmir floods monitored by latest satellite technology: Dr Jitendra

New Delhi, Apr 1: Kashmir floods are being constantly monitored by latest satellite technology at the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) of ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) which is also keeping More

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Mufti's charm offensive

This is the time when he can prove that he can deliver



Whether he likes it or not, nature has given the newly elected Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed a significant opportunity to prove his mettle not only as an administrator and political leader but most More

  • GK Reading

Seeking Answers in Silence

Mystics find the world as a Question. This is to be contemplated and not answered.


‘I said to the almond tree, “Friend, speak to me of God,” and the almond tree blossomed. Nikos Kazanzakis In Kashmir today we find many people posing as mystics selling spurious things in the name of More

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On a Wing and a Prayer

We may have narrowly escaped flood after the rain stopped just short of a swollen Jhelum breaching its embankments, but the potential for another deluge remains a looming threat. The continuing rain and More

  • Business

Govt laxity leads to lapse of Rs 250 cr

We were directed by Finance department not to entertain bills, cheques from Mar 30: Altaf Mirza


Srinagar, Apr 1: As the fiscal 2014-15 came to end, the alleged laxity shown by Planning and Finance departments in allocating funds on time to various departments has cost Kashmir Rs 250 crore. Sources More

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Bedlam in LA as NC cries discrimination against Kashmir

Dy CM releases ` 2.5 cr for Jammu, ` 1 cr for Kashmir


Jammu, Apr 1: Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly witnessed bedlam on Wednesday after National Conference legislators and independent member Engineer Rashid stormed into the Well alleging discrimination More

  • Srinagar City

Come rains, millions spent on drainage go down the drains

Commercial hub, residential colonies submerge before floods; Lal Bazar house collapses, others develop cracks


Srinagar, Apr 1: Lal Bazar residents wouldn’t ever have it in their wildest imagination that this raised ground locality would deluge not because of any Jhelum or Dal breaches but due to drainage network More

  • Jammu

Govt sabotaged resolution on Mughal Road: NC


Jammu, Apr 1: National Conference Wednesday disrupted proceedings in the Legislative Council over dropping of a resolution on Mughal Road. The resolution submitted by NC legislator Dr Shehnaz Ganai urged More

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