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Day-14: Civil lines still submerged

2 lakh city souls continue to be out of their homes

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Sep 20: For the 14th consecutive day on Saturday, life remained paralyzed in the state’s inundated summer capital as government failed to undertake de-watering in the flood -hit areas here forcing more than two lakh city inhabitants to stay out of their homes.  Even as two weeks More


Hajj flights resume from Sgr airport

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Sep 20: Hajj flights to Saudi Arabia resumed from Srinagar International Airport Saturday after being suspended on September 5 in the wake of devastating floods in Kashmir.Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said that two flights took off from the Srinagar International Airport carrying More


KCCI petitions High Court

Settlement of insurance claims

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Sep 20: Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) has filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Jammu and Kashmir High Court against what it termed the casual approach adopted by the insurance companies in the assessment of losses and settlement of claims of the flood-hit businesses More


Media coverage regains balance

‘People expect the media to stay true to the truth rather than ply an agenda’

Kashmir Floods

GK CORRESPONDENT

Srinagar, Sep 20: When the contingent of reporters from New Delhi descended on Srinagar on September 8 to cover the deluge in Kashmir, they invariably focused on the rescue and relief operation mounted by Army to the exclusion of other parallel efforts, a strategy that generated resentment in Valley More


SKIMS symbolizes healthcare disaster

Panic-stricken patients make beeline at Kashmir’s only super-speciality hospital

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Sep 20: Enter the gates of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura, a tertiary-care hospital, you see a flood of visibly panic-struck people rushing in and out.Over the past two weeks, which saw a devastating flood annihilate more than 280 people and damage healthcare More


Tipper driver rescues 250 people at Kanihama

‘Rashid came to our rescue at a time when the administration was missing on the ground‘

MAJID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Sept 20: When the flood waters raged and entered homes in Kanihama, Kanipora on September 7, Abdul Rashid Bhat (30), a tipper driver from Panzan, Chadoora, received an SOS call from his sister who was trapped in the second storey of her submerged house. After rushing to Kanihama along with More


Lal Chowk – once a buzzing market turns into ghost street

Receding flood-waters leave behind devastation in Srinagar’s commercial hub

On The Spot

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Sep 20: In Kashmir, September is the season of marriages and Muzaffar Hussain, a fire-crackers seller, at Maharaja Bazaar, was hoping for a good business this year. But the September 7 flood that drowned the summer capital swept away his dreams.This morning, Hussain, who opened his shop More


Scourging floods spawn tales of youth valor

Soibugh brave-hearts save 42 orphans, 12 staff members from Jawahar Nagar

Real Heroes

WAHID BUKHARI

Soibugh (Budgam), Sep 20: Muhammad Aaqib (20) was patiently listening to his father’s faint memories of the last major flood Kashmir faced decades ago when a friend knocked on the door of his house in Soibugh area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Sunday, September 7. On his way to the village More






  • National

Over Rs 1,000 cr damage to Kashmir apple in floods: ASSOCHAM

New Delhi, Sep 20: Floods have washed out Kashmir apple's crop worth Rs 1,000 crore leaving a devastating impact on growers and the collateral damage for the consumers in rest of the country who should More




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  • Opinion

The ‘deceased’ government!

While we are collectively braving the onslaught of the flood, let’s not forget to perform the ‘last rites’ of the ‘deceased’ government

SPOTLIGHT

FAHEEM ASLAM

Hit by the flood fury at home, an angry man shouted in utter desperation in a Srinagar street while trying to get his family evacuated: Pariv Sa Yath Nabkaar Sarkaaras Jinaaze (Let’s offer funeral prayers More



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Kashmir’s Four Flood Heroes

If a people’s character is tested in adversity, then we have passed. If we sustain this character, we will be able to overcome the monumental human and economic loss easily

DATELINE SRINAGAR

ARJIMAND HUSSAIN TALIB

Kashmir is coming out of the grip of its worst natural disaster in over a century. In these extraordinary times what we witnessed is an extraordinarily humane and resilient Kashmir. A Kashmir that, despite More



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75 families putting up on Tengpora by-pass

Flood Fury

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Sep 20: Never would have Nazir Ahmad Dar of Tengpora imagined that he would have to spend days and nights in a makeshift tent on the pavement of Srinagar-Baramulla Highway, but the devastating More



  • Srinagar City

5 police station areas synonymous with siege escape nature’s fury

Free from flood, Safa Kadal, Nowhatta, Khanyar, Mahraj Gunj and Rainawari remain busy offering relief and rescue

‘Stone pelters’ provide succor to trapped police, CRPF personnel

M HYDERI

Srinagar, Sep 20: Call it fate or coincidence but areas falling under five City Thanas –infamous for frequent curfew like restrictions –had a miraculous escape from nature’s recent flood fury which devastated More




  • Jammu

Education Deptt cancels 150 transfer orders

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Sep 20: Complying with government’s circular to rescind all transfers ordered after Sept 1, the School Education Department (SED) has canceled around 150 transfers across the region.Talking to Greater More



  • South Asia

PPP to get entire Kashmir from India: Bilawal Bhutto

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Sep 20: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the 'Gen-Next' politician of Pakistan, has said that his Pakistan People's Party (PPP) would get back entire Kashmir from India.Bilawal, in his 20s, was addressing More



  • World

World united in fight against ISIL: Barack Obama

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Washington, Sep 20: As he continues to galvanise the world for a broad coalition against the Islamic State, US President Barack Obama today said the international community is united in its fight against More



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