FLOODS

  • Baby Twisha needs help, millions devastated in J&K: Can we show more concern? 41 minutes 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 1 hour 17 minutes 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 2 hours 43 minutes 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 3 hours 32 minutes 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 3 hours 38 minutes 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 5 hours 50 minutes 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 6 hours 25 minutes 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 8 hours 10 minutes 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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • J&K: Ban on construction around Dal Lake became bane during floods, say residents October 12, 2014

    Srinagar: The ban imposed by Jammu and Kashmir High Court on any construction in the Green Belt area around Dal Lake became a bane for the residents of several localities in the area as floods destroyed many decaying houses. In view of the ban on construction activities by the High...
  • Odisha: Threat of storm is over but flood situations arise due to heavy rainfall October 12, 2014

    As the cyclone Hudhud strikes eastern coast of India, the heavy rainfall has lashed the state of Odisha resulting in death of two. ...
  • Private schools criticise J&K government's decision to postpone exams October 11, 2014

    Srinagar: An organization of private schools in Kashmir Valley condemned the government's decision to postpone the annual examinations till March next year, terming it a "politically motivated" move and threatened to approach the court on the issue. "Despite only a small number of schools getting...
  • Declare floods in J&K as National Disaster: JKNPP October 11, 2014

    Jammu: Fearing that flood affected people of Jammu province will not be properly compensated, Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) on Saturday demanded that the recent floods in the state should declared as a National Disaster. "If the recent floods in the state are not declared as National Disaster...
  • Doctors hailed as 'real heroes' as they save lives of shelling October 10, 2014

    Jammu: While soldiers at International Border give a befitting reply to firings by Pakistan, the contribution of doctors who are treating people, including BSF jawans, injured in the cross-border shelling in Jammu is also remarkable. The doctors at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMC&H), Jammu, have saved lives of...
  • Exams to start in last week of October in flood-hit Kashmir Valley October 10, 2014

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday announced that the annual school examinations in the flood-hit Valley will be held in the last week of October and first week of November. "The annual examinations for the classes I to IX and Class XI in Kashmir Valley will be conducted in...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Sebi donates Rs 9.10 lakh for relief work October 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Sebi has made a contribution of Rs 9.10 lakh towards Prime Minister's National Relief Fund to help victims of floods in Jammu and Kashmir. "As a way of contribution to the relief effort for the victims of flood affected areas in Jammu and Kashmir, staff members of Sebi have...
  • Omar Abdullah orders prefabricated structures for homeless Kashmir flood victims October 10, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday directed the state administration to procure prefabricated structures to provide shelter ahead of the onset of winter to those rendered houseless by the recent floods. "Let it be 500 prefab structures in the first phase," he said. "You should take a call...
  • Despair, sorrow sweep flood-hit Meghalaya October 10, 2014

    Tura: "I don't know what to do and how to resume my life," says a sobbing Jafar Ali, whose wife and three children were swept away in the recent flash floods in the Garo Hills. "In a matter of minutes the flood waters claimed my wife, a son and two daughters...
  • Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor support fundraiser campaign for Kashmir flood victims October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Gulzar, Ranbir Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar and Sonakshi Sinha have come together to support "HUM HAIN... Umeed-e-Kashmir" - a campaign to raise funds and awareness for flood-ravaged Kashmir. The campaign is an initiative of entertainment industry led by the Event and Entertainment Management...
  • Reliance Foundation steps in to help J&K flood victims October 10, 2014

    Srinagar: It will be a long and harsh winter for the residents of Jammu and Kashmir who are struggling to piece their lives together a month after floods destroyed their homes. Some have tents, others just tarpaulin sheets to stave off the cold. "We lost everything including our house and...
  • J&K: PDP bats for timely polls, NC asks EC to delay October 9, 2014

    Srinagar: Ruling National Conference on Thursday called for delaying the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir saying time was not conducive in view of the devastation caused by the floods in the state but Opposition Peoples Democratic Party was for holding the polls as per schedule. "Time is not ripe for...