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  • Kashmir secretariat resumes functioning after 16 days 8 hours 4 minutes ago

    Srinagar: The flood-inundated Jammu and Kashmir secretariat, which houses offices of the chief minister, his ministerial colleagues and all the top bureaucrats, Monday resumed functioning after 16 days. The civil secretariat, the state legislature complex and the high court complex were inundated September 7 causing damage to the records kept in...
  • J&K government launches 'Any Time, Any Where' access state portal 8 hours 43 minutes ago

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday launched single window 'Any Time, Any Where' access to the information and services of various departments of Jammu and Kashmir Government. "The portal will provide to people a single window 'Any Time, Any Where' access to the information and services...
  • Over 2 lakh structures damaged in floods: J&K government to HC 10 hours 33 minutes ago

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday said that more than two lakh structures were damaged, which included 20,000 houses totally destroyed, in the worst floods in the state in more than a century. "Approximately 2,34,516 structures have been damaged, which includes nearly 20,000 completely damaged houses, in the...
  • NC politicising relief distribution in Kashmir, says PDP 11 hours 0 minutes ago

    Jammu: Accusing National Conference leaders of blocking and hijacking relief material meant for the flood victims, senior PDP leader and MP Tariq Hameed Karra has said that instead of reaching out to the affected, the ruling party is trying to cash in on the tragedy by politicising the relief distribution. "The...
  • J&K: 70 Army installations hit by floods, LoC posts relocated 15 hours 45 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Seventy Army installations, including camps, bunkers and posts, have been hit by the devastating floods in Kashmir Valley but security forces have swiftly relocated the damaged and washed out posts to plug the gaps in the sensitive border areas. The installations were partially submerged or totally inundated in the floods...
  • J&K: Flood-victims slam government for failing to provide healthcare Yesterday

    Pulwama: Residents of one of the worst flood -affected villages in Pulwama district have complained about state government's failure to provide adequate healthcare facilities to them after the calamity hit the region. The flood victims in Gulzarpura village, where more than 90 per cent houses have collapsed in the calamitous deluge,...
  • Nitin Gadkari in J&K on Monday to review work in flood-hit areas Yesterday

    New Delhi: Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari will visit Jammu and Kashmir on Monday to review repair and rehabilitation operations concerning roads and drinking water in the flood ravaged areas in the state. Gadkari, who also heads road transport and highways ministry, will arrive at Srinagar airport on Monday morning and...
  • Idea extends free talk time in Kashmir till October 3 Yesterday

    New Delhi: Telecom operator Idea Cellular has extended free talk time offer for pre-paid customers in flood-affected Kashmir till October 3. "All Idea prepaid customers of Kashmir can now make unlimited local Idea calls for the next 15 days without doing any recharge. This has been enabled till 3rd October 2014,"...
  • Haryana government to send pumps to J&K for draining out water Yesterday

    Chandigarh: Haryana Government has decided to send 10 pump sets to Srinagar to expedite draining out of water from flooded areas of the Kashmir valley. This is in addition to the earlier financial assistance of Rs 10 crore, medicines worth Rs 50 lakh, 50,000 blankets and food items sent to...
  • Jammu floods to have 'minimal' impact on LIC, says its Chairman Yesterday

    Mumbai: Life Insurance Corporation, which has nearly 13 lakh customers in flood-ravaged Jammu & Kashmir, has said the financial impact of the massive tragedy would be "very minimal" on the company. "Financial impact due to the massive floods in Kashmir this month will be very nominal for us. Even after the...
  • Exodus of migrant workers to hit reconstruction work in the valley Yesterday

    Srinagar: The work of reconstruction in the flood-ravaged Kashmir could get delayed by at least six months due to the mass exodus of migrant labour force in the wake of the natural calamity that hit the valley causing huge damage to infrastructure both public as well as private. Even the...
  • 20 girl students from Jammu on an educational tour across north India Yesterday

    Jammu: Army sent a group of 20 girl students and two teachers of border areas of Jammu district on an 10-day educational-cum-motivational tour across north India under "Operation Sadbhavana". The tour was flagged off by General Officer Commanding (GOC), Crossed Swords Division from Akhnoor area of Jammu, defence spokesman said....
  • J&K floods: UPSC shifts NDA, NA exam centre from Srinagar to Jammu Yesterday

    New Delhi: All candidates who had opted for Srinagar centre to appear in the National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) examination will now have to take the test from Jammu, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has said. The NDA and NA Examination (II) is scheduled to be held on...
  • J&K: Sachin sends water purifiers, baby food to flood victims 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar has involved himself in the relief operations for flood victims in Jammu & Kashmir. The cricket legend sent a truck full of relief material including water purifiers, one lakh chlorine tablets and baby food to the flood affected state. The truck is expected to reach Srinagar on...
  • Messages received on J&K CM's email will be acted upon: Omar Abdullah 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said he has transferred his email account to his office and messages received on it will be acted upon and he will try to tweet about the updates. "Limited, very patchy internet access, not able to access anything.Those who want to...
  • Villagers in Jammu and Kashmir allege no relief from government 2 days ago

    Pulwama (JK): Alleging that no relief work has reached them since the tragedy struck the state, villagers of Gulzarpora said they are an an "unfortunate lot", as anger brewed among them over the harried experience in coming to terms with a natural disaster. Gulzarpora, with a population of around 3000 people,...
  • Unity and integrity of India is non-negotiable: Modi government's terse reply to Bilawal Bhutto on Kashmir 2 days ago

    New Delhi: India on Saturday gave a terse reply to Bilawal Bhutto, son of Benazir Bhutto, the former slain prime minister of Pakistan, after he claimed that he will "take back Kashmir" from India. "The integrity and unity of India is non-negotiable. We are in the process of looking forward, but...
  • Jammu bus mishap: 16 bodies still missing 2 days ago

    Jammu: Over a fortnight after a bus with 67 passengers on board was washed away in flash-flood in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, the fate of 16 people is still not clear while the Army apprehensive that they might have been washed away to the other side of border. "One...
  • Hajj flights from Srinagar resume 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Hajj flights from flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir resumed on Saturday as 550 pilgrims from the state left for Saudi Arabia for the annual pilgrimage. "Hajj flights from Srinagar to Saudi Arabia have been resumed from today and two flights took off from the Srinagar...
  • I will take back Kashmir from India, it belongs to Pakistan, says Benazir Bhutto's son 2 days ago

    Islamabad: 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 the party workers in Multan region in Punjab on Friday. "I will take back Kashmir, all of it, and I will not...
  • Jammu and Kashmir floods: Army hospital saving lives as health infrastructure crumbles 2 days ago

    Srinagar: At a time when almost the entire healthcare infrastructure in Srinagar city has been rendered ineffective by the devastating floods, the Army's 92 Base Hospital has saved the lives of more than 300 people including 35 newborns. The army doctors without caring about their own houses and families affected by...
  • J&K floods: 10-year-old returns to marooned house to retrieve school bag 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Days after he was airlifted along with his family to safety, 10-year-old Taukeer Ahmed was on Saturday on a rescue boat returning to his marooned house in Raj Bagh locality to retrieve his most loved possession - his school bag. Taukeer, a class five student of a prestigious school in...
  • J&K: Four Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists gunned down 2 days ago

    Tangdhar: Security forces gunned down four Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Tangdhar region on Saturday morning. Even as the state battles with its worst ever floods, terrorists have been trying to infiltrate into the Indian territory. "There are around 200 heavily armed terrorists across the Line of Control waiting to...
  • Jammu and Kashmir floods: Death toll reaches 280 2 days ago

    Jammu: The number of deaths due to the floods in Jammu and Kashmir has climbed to 280, an official said. At least 203 people have died in Jammu region and 77 in the Kashmir Valley. The loss in terms of private properties, businesses and infrastructure in the valley is more. "We have...
  • 200 heavily armed terrorists waiting across LoC to infiltrate into the Indian side: Army 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Around 200 heavily armed terrorists were waiting across the Line of Control to infiltrate into the Indian side even as the security forces foiled several attempts by the ultras to sneak into Kashmir Valley following the recent floods. "There are around 200 heavily armed terrorists across the Line of...
  • J&K: 2 weeks after floods, many houses still marooned in 12 feet of water 2 days ago

    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. ...
  • Army calls off rescue work in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The army's rescue operations under Operation Megh Rahat in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir have been called off but relief and medical assistance will continue, a defence release said on Friday. "Operation Sadbhavna activities will continue and the troops of Northern Command remain committed to provide support in close synergy...
  • Army calls off its rescue mission in J&K, relief work to go on 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Army on Friday called off its 'Operation Megh Rahat' to rescue people stranded in flooded areas of Jammu and Kashmir, but its relief efforts will continue in the state. "Operation Megh Rahat which continued for the past two weeks has been called off, while the relief and...
  • J&K floods: Kolkata 'rice bucket challenge' for relief 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Collections in the rice bucket challenge, as part of the "Joy of Giving" "Daan Utsav" week that began here Friday, will be donated for relief measures in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir, an organiser said Friday. The Kolkata citizens' initiative is urging residents to take up the rice bucket challenge at...
  • Tourism ministry gives Rs 100 crore for Kashmir relief 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Minister of state for Culture and Tourism Shripad Yesso Naik on Friday said the ministry has given Rs 100 crore as a special assistance for reconstruction of damaged infrastructure in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir. "We are the first ministry to allocate money to flood-affected Jammu and Kashmir. The money...