FLOODS

  • Congress welcomes J&K assembly polls announcment 11 hours 54 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Terming it as "well in time", Congress has welcomed the announcement of holding of the Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, even as National Conference, which leads the alliance government in the state felt the time was "not opportune" for the electoral exercise. "A new government will have a...
  • Tamil Nadu: 2 killed in flash floods in Erode district 23 hours 26 minutes ago

    Erode: Two people have been killed and one more feared trapped in flash floods in Tamil Nadu's Erode district. The tragedy occurred on Saturday morning when men were crossing a bridge on the bike. The water flow increased due to rains in Sathyamangalam forest. More details are awaited. ...
  • Congress leaders did not meet PM as they are not concerned about people: BJP Yesterday

    Jammu: Lambasting Kashmir Congress leaders for not meeting the Prime Minister during his visit to Srinagar on Diwali, BJP on Friday alleged that the party is not concerned about the people otherwise its leaders would have called on Narendra Modi to discuss the situation after floods. "They (Congress) are more...
  • J&K: NCP praises PM Modi for celebrating Diwali with flood-hit people Yesterday

    Jammu: Nationalist Congress party (NCP) on Friday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for celebrating Diwali with the flood-hit people of Jammu and Kashmir. The party also appreciated the move of the Prime Minister of celebrating the festival with the soldiers guarding the frontier at the Siachen glacier. State NCP chief...
  • J&K: NC, PDP unhappy with PM Modi's relief package Yesterday

    Political parties PDP and NC have expressed their dissatisfaction with the Rs 745 crore relief package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir. ...
  • Centre duty-bound to help flood victims, it's not charity: PC Chacko Yesterday

    The Opposition has rejected the Rs 745 crore package announced by the Prime Minister for the Jammu and Kashmir flood victims as not being enough. The Congress calls the visit a political stunt aimed only to garner votes ahead of the state elections. ...
  • Omar Abdullah briefs PM Narendra Modi on flood status, seeks liberal financial help 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the status of relief and rehabilitation operations in the flood-hit state and sought liberal financial assistance from the Centre to rebuild the devastated areas. The Prime Minister arrived here this afternoon to spend Diwali with the flood-hit...
  • Pakistan fires along international border as Modi tours Siachen, flood-hit Jammu & Kashmir 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Pakistan on Thursday repeatedly violated the ceasefire along the international border on a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew to Siachen Glacier to meet and greet the soldiers on the occasion of Diwali. "Pakistan Rangers resorted to small-arms firing at a few BoPs along IB in Ramgarh and Arnia...
  • Srinagar awaits Prime Minister Narendra Modi 2 days ago

    Residents in Srinagar are awaiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the city as he is expected to announce a relief package for the flood-hit state. ...
  • Modi visits Siachen to meet soldiers on Diwali 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is scheduled to spend this Diwali with the flood-hit victims of Jammu and Kashmir is also visiting the soldiers posted at Siachen Glacier. Modi left for Siachen around 7:30 am on Thursday. "Friends, I am leaving for Siachen Glacier. Its my good fortune that...
  • Flood-hit Jammu & Kashmir eyes hefty package with PM's Diwali visit 3 days ago

    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...
  • Music for relief! Bollywood singers and musicians come together for a concert to help Assam flood victims 4 days ago

    As Indians were glued to their TV sets for the Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly bypoll results, government and people's apathy towards Assam flood victims seemed to have been of much more concern to some of the most prominent faces from the Indian music fraternity than the polls outcome. Spearheaded by...
  • Baby Twisha needs help, millions devastated in J&K: Can we show more concern? 4 days ago

    This Dhanteras, as you step out to buy yourself something, spare a thought for a 3-and-a-half-year-old child, who urgently needs your help. Baby Twisha, born with an incomplete food pipe needs Rs 7.5 crore to undergo a complicated procedure in Boston to survive. Twisha has already undergone 20 surgeries but...
  • BJP holds medical camps in flood-affected Kashmir Valley 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A large number of flood-affected people in Kashmir have been provided medical facilities at camps organised by the medical cell of the BJP, the party said in a statement. The medical camps were organised over the last month since floods hit the Valley and health facilities were provided...
  • IAF choppers undertook 1,600 sorties during LS polls: Arup Raha 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The recent Lok Sabha elections saw Indian Air Force helicopters undertaking 1,600 sorties to take officials and equipment around the country while it handled about 3,500 chopper sorties in wake of Uttrakahnd flood last year rescuing more than 25,000 people. These were some of the snippets from the history...
  • J&K: Omar Abdullah lauds youngsters, forces for their flood relief efforts 4 days ago

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah lauded the youth of the Valley and various forces for their efforts and hard-work in saving many lives during the floods last month. "We perhaps do not know your (youth) names and would not ever, but we salute your efforts and hard...
  • BJP delaying relief to flood-hit J&K for electoral gain, says Geelani 4 days ago

    Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Tuesday accused BJP of using the upcoming Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir as a delaying tactic for providing relief to the flood-affected state for electoral gains. "Instead of addressing the problems of the people,...
  • PDP welcomes PM's decision to spend Diwali with flood victims 4 days ago

    Srinagar: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday termed as "good gesture" Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to spend Diwali with flood-affected people of Kashmir but said it would have been thoughtful of him to spend Eid. "It is a good gesture," Chief Spokesman of the PDP Naeem Akhtar said...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Flood victims pin hope on PM's visit 4 days ago

    Srinagar: Thousands of people rendered homeless by the deluge in Jammu and Kashmir last month are pinning their hopes on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Diwali visit to the Valley, expecting him to announce a substantial package that can help them rebuild their homes before the onset of winter. "We are...
  • PM Modi to spend Diwali with flood-hit people in Kashmir 4 days ago

    New Delhi: In a special gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kashmir on Diwali and spend time with flood-hit people there. He made the announcement himself on his twitter account. "Will be in Srinagar on Diwali, 23rd October & will spend the day with our sisters & brothers affected...
  • J&K floods: 5 weeks on, residents try to cope with destruction October 17, 2014

    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 were...
  • J&K floods: Cheer amidst gloom as kidnapped 6-year-old Mumbai girl gets reunited with family October 17, 2014

    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...
  • The film industry has, without hesitation, tried to help people: Big B urges people to help flood-hit Kashmir October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: On behalf of the Indian film fraternity, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan Tuesday appealed to all citizens to contribute to the cause of rehabilitating the flood-ravaged Kashmir. Big B is the front-runner of the campaign "Hum Hain...Umeed-e-Kashmir", an initiative of the entertainment industry, led by the Event and Entertainment Management...
  • Situation in J&K not conducive for Assembly polls, says CM Omar Abdullah October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid reports that the Election Commission may hold assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir on time despite the widespread damage to life and property caused by the recent floods, state Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said that the situation was not conducive for polling and warned that...
  • Kashmir: Traders praise Modi's Minister, demand probe against Omar Abdullah October 14, 2014

    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 word...
  • Terrorist encroachment on river beds worsened the effects of the J&K floods, says Jitendra Singh October 13, 2014

    Jammu: Massive encroachment on river beds in Jammu and Kashmir since militancy took roots over two decades ago worsened the effects of the unprecedented floods in the state, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Monday. "The trouble was seen from the beginning... From last 25 years when militancy took roots in...
  • Odisha government gears up for possible floods as cyclone Hudhud loses speed October 12, 2014

    As cyclone Hudhud progressively loses speed, Odisha is reeling under the fear of heavy flooding in the aftermath of the cyclone. Heavy rainfall is predicted in the states of Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and even Bihar. ...
  • Well-prepared Andhra, Odisha weather Cyclone Hudhud, six dead, Vishakapatnam worst hit October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Sunday noon witnessed the very severe cyclonic storm Hudhud hitting the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha with full force but the loss of life was contained to single digits by a well prepared administration. Even though heavy rain and winds of almost 200 kmph left six...
  • South Odisha fears flood after cyclone Hudhud October 12, 2014

    Berhampur (Odisha): With the southern districts of Ganjam, Gajapati and Kandhamal receiving heavy rainfall due to cyclone Hudhud, the local administration has started preparations for floods if such a situation arises. While the water level of river Bansadhara is flowing near its danger level at Kasinagar in Gajapati district, water level...
  • J&K government to provide seeds, fertilisers to flood-hit farmers October 12, 2014

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government will provide seeds, fertilisers and pesticides to farmers whose crops have been damaged by recent floods in the state. "The state government has decided to provide relief of Rs 450 per kanal for irrigated land and Rs 225 for non-irrigated (rain-fed) land as a...