Mufti Islah

  • Flood-hit Jammu & Kashmir eyes hefty package with PM's Diwali visit 23-10-2014 07:35 AM

    Srinagar: Residents in Jawahar Nagar, Srinagar's worst flood-hit area, are busy clearing the debris of their collapsed homes ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit. Even as they work overtime to build a shelter above their heads, they are eager to see the Prime Minister. "We are expecting a relief...
  • J&K floods: 5 weeks on, residents try to cope with destruction 17-10-2014 10:53 AM

    Srinagar: Five weeks after floods hit Jammu and Kashmir, residents of Jawahar Nagar in Srinagar are still trying to wade through the destruction and to salvage their belongings. Over 250 people lost their lives and many were injured when the floods ravaged the state. One Sartaj Madni and his friends...
  • J&K floods: Cheer amidst gloom as kidnapped 6-year-old Mumbai girl gets reunited with family 17-10-2014 08:34 AM

    Srinagar: It has been five weeks since floods ravaged Jammu and Kashmir killing over 250 people and leaving behind a trail of damage and devastation. But amidst all the gloom, there was a glimmer of cheer as a 6-year-old girl who was kidnapped from Mumbai has now been reunited with...
  • J&K: IED blast at Nadihal in Baramullah, two Army personnel injured 16-10-2014 12:58 PM

    Srinagar: Two Army personnel have been injured in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast on Thursday afternoon in the Nadihal area of Baramullah in north Kashmir when suspected terrorists targeted an army convoy. The blast targeted an Army anti-sabotage vehicle. Two injured army soldiers have been rushed to a nearby...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire along Poonch sector 14-10-2014 03:14 PM

    Poonch: After some days of relative calm along the Line of Control, Pakistan violated ceasefire once again on Tuesday. Violation of the ceasefire truce was reported Balakot area in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch sector. In wake of the repeated violation by Pakistani troops, Centre had said that the Indian Army...
  • Kashmir: Traders praise Modi's Minister, demand probe against Omar Abdullah 14-10-2014 02:56 PM

    Srinagar: On a day when the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said no to polls this year, his government came under serious attack from Kashmiri flood-hit traders for shoddy relief and rescue work at a meet held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's point man Dr Jitendra Singh. While traders applauded every...
  • J&K: One soldier killed in Army-terrorists encounter in Handwara 13-10-2014 11:23 AM

    Handwara: A fierce encounter is on between the Army and terrorists in Handwara in Jammu and Kashmir since Monday. Till now, one Indian soldier has been martyred in the gun battle going on in Handwara. The gun battle has been going on since 10 am on Monday. ...
  • Pakistani rangers resort to overnight firing and mortar shelling, target 15 border outposts 12-10-2014 08:52 AM

    Jammu: After two nights of peace, Pakistani troops continued to violate ceasefire by opening fire at 15 outposts along the International Border (IB) in Arina and RS Pura sectors of the Jammu district from Saturday night to Sunday morning. Indian BSF forces have retaliated to the firing. The Pakistani troops...
  • A month after J&K floods, many areas still waterlogged 07-10-2014 08:59 AM

    Jawaharnagar: It's been a month since floods lashed Jammu and Kashmir. Some areas in Srinagar are still waterlogged with water levels as high as 3 to 5 feet. CNN-IBN spoke to a few residents of Srinagar whose houses are still submerged, including cameraperson Bashir Ahmed's house. Around the Jawaharnagar Market,...
  • Ceasefire violations unfortunate, will deal with it strongly if we are at fault, says Pak after fresh firing 06-10-2014 07:39 PM

    Srinagar: Pakistan violated the ceasefire for the 12th time in the last six days when its troops resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday evening. The Pakistan troops fired at Indian posts in the Shahpur sector of Poonch district. A defence spokesperson said that India...
  • Eid a low key affair in flood-ravaged Jammu & Kashmir 06-10-2014 11:15 AM

    Eid is a low key affair this time around for the residents of Jammu and Kashmir as they are yet to recover from the aftermath of the worst ever floods in a century. ...
  • J&K floods: Bemina girls turn CJ to show the true scale of devastation 06-10-2014 09:58 AM

    A month after the flood wreaked havoc in Jammu and Kashmir, life is still limping back to normalcy. Two young girls from Bemina, which was one of the worst affected, turned Citizen Journalists for CNN-IBN to show the true scale of devastation. ...
  • Kashmir gears up to celebrate Eid in the shadow of floods 05-10-2014 07:52 AM

    Srinagar: Even as Kashmir gears up to celebrate Eid al Adha it will take some time for the valley to truly recover from the floods that nearly ravaged the state. But gritty Srinagar residents are making the best of what they can. Kashmir will bounce back on its feet, they...
  • J&K floods: School lends helping hand in relief operations despite its own devastation 25-09-2014 08:10 AM

    Srinagar: As the flood-ravaged state of Jammu and Kashmir limps back to normalcy, many organisations continue to volunteer to help the victims. One such organisation is Srinagar's prestigious Presentation Convent school, which despite the damage it suffered is serving the common man. Inside the school, the damage is unspeakable. Hallways...
  • 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 floodhit 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...