Mufti Islah

  • J&K: 2 weeks after floods, many houses still marooned in 12 feet of water 20-09-2014 08:51 AM

    Two weeks after floods hit Jammu and Kashmir, many houses still remain marooned in nearly 12 feet of water. CNN-IBN's Mufti Islah visited Rajbagh, which is the worst hit area in the region. ...
  • J&K floods: In this Pulwama village, epidemic fears loom large as authorities look away 16-09-2014 07:43 PM

    The Jammu-Srinagar Highway has finally reopened after the devastating floods. Authorities continue to distribute relief material. The big priority is food, drinking water and essential medical supplies, but sanitation and hygiene remains a big problem. Mufti Islah sends us a ground report from a village in Pulwama. ...
  • Two weeks after floods ravaged J&K, locals still await food, relief 16-09-2014 08:01 AM

    Srinagar: Over two lakh people have been rescued in the flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir but the big challenge ahead was to supply food and relief to the people. The locals continue to battle with uncertainity without the basics and have accused the government of ignoring their plight. Indian Air Force...
  • Train services get back on track slowly in flood-hit Jammu & Kashmir 15-09-2014 11:47 PM

    Train services have started in the flood-hit state of Jammu & Kashmir after almost nine days. The train services have resumed from Srinagar to Baramullah. And the line from Srinagar to Banihaal will resuem in 10 to 20 days. ...
  • J&K floods: As water recedes, carcasses come up; fear of epidemic looms 15-09-2014 03:53 PM

    After waters receded in the Chatabal area of Jammu and Kashmir, the carcasses of animal have come up. People in the region are complaining about the stench and the fear of diseases. ...
  • J&K floods: BSNL employees who were trapped for 9 days recount ordeal 15-09-2014 09:19 AM

    CNN-IBN's Mufti Islah also spoke to some BSNL employees who were trapped at Lal Chowk for nine days. "We switched off everything and tried reaching home when we heard the news of flood. However, the water had already reached till our chest by then," said one of the employees. ...
  • J&K floods: As flood waters recede, civic problems come to the fore 15-09-2014 07:41 AM

    Srinagar: The joint effort by the Army, Indian Air Force and National Defence Response Force have rescued 1,84,000 people in the flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir. But with the receding flood waters, civic problems have now come to the fore. Stagnant water in the state may lead to an outbreak of...
  • Water levels in Srinagar recede but ground floor of buildings still flooded 12-09-2014 04:02 PM

    Though water levels in Srinagar have receded, the ground floor of many buildings remain flooded. Over 200 people have lost their lives in the massive floods in Jammu and Kashmir. ...
  • J&K floods: Locals angry, say government did nothing for us 12-09-2014 02:39 PM

    Several locals are disgruntled with the relief and rescue efforts and are pointing fingers at the government. "No one came to help us or rescue us. It was only the local kids who came to our rescue, the government did absolutely nothing," said a resident. ...
  • J&K: Situation improves in Srinagar as water begins to recede 10-09-2014 01:51 PM

    The situation near the bridge at Lal Chowk city square that was inundated and was close to collapsing 2 days back, is now improving with water receding by nearly 6 feet. ...
  • J&K floods: India shouldn't make it a prestige issue and take UN's help, says Hurriyat 10-09-2014 11:52 AM

    Srinagar: Amidst reports that the United Nations has extended help to the flood-affected Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that the government should take their help. "If the UN has said that they are willing to help, we appeal to the Government of India to not...
  • J&K floods: Over 47,000 people evacuated, lakhs still stranded 09-09-2014 05:42 PM

    Srinagar: More than 47,000 people have been evacuated in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir which has witnessed its worst floods in six decades. Nearly 200 people have lost their lives and lakhs have been stranded in the floods, landslides and house collapses triggered by torrential monsoon rains since September 2. The...
  • J&K floods: People forced to live on rooftops, Hazratbal Shrine submerged 09-09-2014 11:59 AM

    The people of Jammu and Kashmir, struggling to save themselves from the water level in their houses, say they have no option but to live on rooftops. They say that the government has not made many arrangements for them. ...
  • J&K ground report: More than half of Srinagar under water 09-09-2014 10:27 AM

    Srinagar has practically become an island and over 7 lakh people are stranded there with many areas completely under water. ...
  • J&K floods: 7 lakh stranded in Srinagar, landslides in Udhampur leave many dead 09-09-2014 09:23 AM

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir is facing its worst floods in six decades that have left nearly 200 people dead. Srinagar has practically become an island and over 7 lakh people are stranded there with many areas completely under water. Cloudy weather in Srinagar could hamper air sorties on Tuesday. The...
  • J&K floods: Over 200 dead, many areas cut off, states offer help; Army aims to restore connectivity 09-09-2014 07:59 AM

    Srinagar: The death toll in Jammu and Kashmir is now nearly 200 in the worst floods in six decades in the state. More than 23,000 people have been evacuated, but lakhs remain stranded. The valley is cut off as many roads have been washed away. "Only my husband and I...
  • J&K floods: Kashmir University shelters displaced refugees 08-09-2014 11:20 PM

    As floods ravage the state of Jammu and Kashmir, hundreds of displaced refugees who had to leave their homes in the dead of night were sheltered by Kashmir University. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah called the recent flooding in the state as the worst in 50 years. There is a massive...
  • J&K floods ground report: Situation worsens in Srinagar, people await rescue teams 08-09-2014 11:58 AM

    Over the past 24 hours the situation in the valley has deteriorated. Water has still been entering in and even Srinagar, which is otherwise considered a safe bed, has been overflowing. ...
  • J&K floods: Death toll crosses 150, lakhs stranded; Army, IAF, NDRF lead rescue operations 08-09-2014 07:59 AM

    Srinagar: Floods in Jammu and Kashmir have claimed over 150 lives and have left lakhs of people stranded. Many locals are still stranded on rooftops in Jammu. Communication lines are down, power cuts in many parts of the valley. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was in the state on Sunday...
  • Triumvirate of Army, IAF and police emerge as saviours in flood ravaged Jammu and Kashmir 07-09-2014 06:27 PM

    Jammu: In flood ravaged Jammu and Kashmir, the Army, Indian Air Force and police have emerged to be the real saviours. The police and Army together have saved more than 15,000 people while the IAF is evacuating people from other inaccessible areas. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on...
  • J&K floods a national disaster, says PM Modi; announces special assistance of Rs 1,000 cr 07-09-2014 03:54 PM

    Srinagar: Assuring the people of Jammu and Kashmir of all assistance from the Central government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced a special assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for the flood-affected state. "Centre is in touch with state government. Army, Air force and NDRF are coordinating relief operations in...
  • J&K: PM reviews situation, government working to restore transport, communication links 07-09-2014 01:48 PM

    Jammu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a high-level meeting in Jammu on Sunday to assess the rescue work and the damage that has been caused due to the massive floods in the state. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and other top officials attended the meeting and briefed the PM about the...
  • Water level decreasing in Jammu but situation in Kashmir worsens: Omar 07-09-2014 10:35 AM

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir is battling with massive floods that have claimed the lives of over 110 people so far. Assessing the current situation, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that the water level in Jammu is decreasing. However, he also maintained that the situation in Kashmir has worsened adding that...
  • J&K: PM Narendra Modi to visit flood-hit regions today as state battles worst floods in 60 years 07-09-2014 07:41 AM

    Srinagar: With massive floods claiming the lives of over 100 people in Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit the state on Sunday to personally review the situation and assess the damage caused. The decision to visit the state came following a review meeting which Modi...
  • J&K floods: IAF rescues 108 people, over 100 dead in three days 06-09-2014 06:19 PM

    Srinagar: The Indian Air Force on Saturday rescued 108 people from the flood-hit areas of Jammu and Kashmir. Many of those rescued were stranded on rooftops, marooned in the floods. At least 100 people have lost their lives and many are still stranded in floods in the past three days....
  • J&K: Seven Army jawans rescued from flood-hit Pulwama, two soldiers still trapped 06-09-2014 02:57 PM

    Pulwama: Seven Army personnel have been rescued from flood waters in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. A team of army personnel had been trapped in flood waters after their boat had capsized while carrying out relief and rescue operation in Pampore area of Pulwama district. Two soldiers are still...
  • Rajnath takes stock of flood-ravaged Jammu & Kashmir, assures Centre's help 06-09-2014 02:01 PM

    Jammu: As floods and heavy rainfall continue to cause loss of life and property, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday met Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and took stock of the situation in the state, Singh, however, could not conduct an aerial survey of the affected areas due...
  • J&K: Nine Army jawans washed away during rescue operations in flood-hit Pulwama, search on 06-09-2014 12:36 PM

    Pulwama: Nine personnel of the Indian Army have been washed away during rescue operations in the Pulwama district of flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir. Rescue operations for the Army soldiers is currently underway. The team of Army personnel, who were on relief and rescue operation in Pampore area of Pulwama district,...
  • Home Minister to visit Jammu & Kashmir today as floods claim over 100 lives 06-09-2014 08:14 AM

    Jammu: Over 100 people lost their lives in Jammu and Kashmir as floods continued to wreak havoc in the state. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of State (MoS) in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh will visit the state on Saturday to review the situation. Army has...
  • J&K floods ground report: Houses submerged in water, people trapped 05-09-2014 02:18 PM

    Heavy rains in Jammu and Kashmir have left 70 people dead in two days. Floods have swept through several districts of the state. ...