FLOODS

  • Indian armed forces play saviour across the world, put duty before self in rescuing thousands 3 days ago

    New Delhi: They are trained to fight and defend our motherland against external threats. But over the years the three arms of our armed forces - Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force - have come to the rescue of not only the citizens of the country but also...
  • BJP MLAs protest against providing security to Hurriyat leaders in J&K Assembly April 7, 2015

    Srinagar: High drama was witnessed in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly as the Bharatiya Janata Party members on Tuesday protested over providing security to Hurriyat leaders and the government's move to review the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. The protest took place a day after the state was rocked by three separate...
  • Flood fears diminish in Kashmir valley April 5, 2015

    Srinagar: Water level in the Jhelum river reduced below the alert mark at all three measuring places in the Kashmir Valley for the first time in a week, further allaying the fears of flooding. At Sangam in south Kashmir, the Jhelum river was flowing at 10 feet while at Ram Munshi...
  • Jammu-Srinagar National Highway closed for 5th consecutive day April 5, 2015

    Jammu: The 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar National Highway continued to remain closed for traffic for the fifth consecutive day on Sunday due to landslides triggered by heavy rains, leaving over 700 Kashmir-bound trucks and light passenger vehicles stranded. Authorities have not allowed any fresh movement of traffic from Jammu to Srinagar...
  • Watch: Srinagar's tulip garden in full bloom April 5, 2015

    Just days after Srinagar was pounded by heavy rain, there is a much-needed sight for sore eyes. The city's tulip garden, the largest in Asia, is in full bloom. ...
  • Schools in Kashmir reopen post flood threats April 3, 2015

    Srinagar: Schools in Kashmir Valley reopened on Friday after remaining shut for four days in the wake of incessant rains and flood threats in the region, officials said. Most of the government and private schools in Kashmir reopened on Friday after they were closed on Monday due to heavy rains, they...
  • J&K: 7 feared dead in house collapse April 3, 2015

    Doda: Seven members of a family are feared dead after a house collapsed due to heavy rains at Diwalkund on Friday, police said. "The house of Jodh Ram, a resident of Diwalkund in Dessa belt of the district, collapsed today because of heavy rains in the area," Senior Superintendent of...
  • Heavy rainfall hits Jammu and Kashmir again, water level rises in Jhelum April 3, 2015

    Srinagar: As fresh rains hit the state again, the water level in the Jehlum river is rising due to continuous rainfall. However, Met department had predicted that there would be only moderate rainfall in the next few days. Jhelum was earlier flowing at 14.10 feet at Sangam in south Kashmir, nearly...
  • Flood threat in Jammu & Kashmir eases as weather improves April 3, 2015

    Srinagar: The flood threat in Jammu and Kashmir is easing as the weather improves. The MET department has said there would be only moderate rainfall in the next few days. Currently all the rivers in the Valley are flowing below the danger mark. Jhelum was flowing at 14.10 feet at...
  • Flood threat eases in Kashmir as rain stops April 2, 2015

    Srinagar: The flood threat in Kashmir eased on Thursday as overnight rainfall, which had led to slight rise in water level of River Jhelum, stopped. Jhelum was flowing at 14.10 feet at Sangam in south Kashmir, nearly nine feet below the danger mark, while the water level at Ram Munshi Bagh...
  • Threat of floods in Kashmir hits tourism sector, hoteliers worried April 2, 2015

    Srinagar: Heavy downpour for the last few days has not only left the residents of Kashmir valley panicky but also unnerved the people associated with tourism sector because floods are going to hit their business hard a second time in seven months. Having braved the September 2014 floods, the manager of...
  • Government apathy, illegal construction, deforestation behind recurring floods in Kashmir valley April 1, 2015

    Srinagar: Ignorance is not always bliss. And perhaps it is the ignorance of the administration and the people of Jammu and Kashmir that a flood threat is once again looming over the valley, which in September 2014 witnessed the most ferocious and biggest floods the state has seen in over...
  • Flood fear resurfaces as rains hit J&K again, water level in Jhelum continues to recede April 1, 2015

    Srinagar: Flood fear has resurfaced in Jammu and Kashmir as rains have hit the state again. The Met Department had predicted heavy rainfall in the valley from Wednesday till April 3. "During this period, April 1 to April 3, some places may received heavy rainfall also. We have issued a...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories March 31, 2015

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  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay March 31, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • J&K: Water level in Jhelum river recedes, no rain since Monday night March 31, 2015

    Srinagar: As there has been no rainfall on Monday night in Jammu and Kashmir, the water levels of the Jhelum river are receding below the danger mark. But with the Met Department warning of heavy rainfall from April 1 to 3, the water level of Jhelum river may cross the...
  • News 360: India can't rely on surveys done abroad that link tobacco to cancer, says BJP MP March 31, 2015

    The anti-tobacco campaign with an increase in the size of pictorial warnings hits a road block after one BJP MP said that India cannot rely on surveys done abroad that link tobacco to cancer. ...
  • J&K: Bodies of 15 people killed in landslide recovered, one still missing March 31, 2015

    Srinagar: Even as Jammu and Kashmir battles with the flood, bodies of 15 out of 16 people who were buried alive in a house due to a mudslide on Monday, have been recovered in Budgam. As reported by Kashmir Pioneer, the search operation to recover the body of a ten-year-old Faisal...
  • Two teams of NDRF personnel stationed at Jammu and Kashmir valley March 31, 2015

    The danger level mark which is 18 feet at Rammunshibagh Gate, just behind the zero bridge and the old zero bridge clearly shows that water level has not gone down since Tuesday morning. Although the weather had improved considerably, cloudy weather still persists. ...
  • People face difficulties as Jammu-Srinagar highway gets closed March 31, 2015

    People face difficulties in their day to day activities as the Jammu-Srinagar highway gets closed down due to a flood alert in the region. Work is on by the police as they repair the road as well as guide people to not go any further as there maybe more landslides. ...
  • J&K: Water levels of Jhelum receding, no rain since Monday night March 31, 2015

    Srinagar: In some respite for Jammu and Kashmir, there has been no rainfall though the night due to which the water levels of the Jhelum river are receding. Water levels at Sangam have come down from 22.5ft to 21ft and at RM Bagh, the levels have have come down from...
  • J&K hit by floods after incessant rains; armed forces, NDRF launch rescue operation March 30, 2015

    Srinagar/Jammu: Seven months after witnessing the worst ever floods in a century, Jammu and Kashmir is bracing to battle yet another deluge. The state is in panic as several areas of the Valley and parts of Jammu are flooded following incessant rains in the last couple of days. Till now...
  • 17 die as floods ravage Kashmir, thousands flee March 30, 2015

    Up to 16 people were killed on Monday as a devastating flood in the Kashmir Valley forced thousands to flee to safer places as rain-fed streams rushed down the mountains, flooding parts of Srinagar. A man was washed away by a swollen river in Jammu region. ...
  • J&K floods: Centre monitoring situation very closely, says Jitendra Singh March 30, 2015

    Seven months after witnessing the worst ever floods in a decade, Jammu and Kashmir is bracing to battle yet another deluge. Minister of State for Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh said there was no reason to panic and the the government is monitoring the situation in Kashmir very closely. He...
  • Cartoon of the day: Indian Army turns saviour for J&K floods victims March 30, 2015

    Less than a year after Jammu and Kashmir faced its worst floods ever, the valley is bracing to battle yet another flood. Heavy rainfall has caused the water level in the Jhelum river to rise above the danger mark forcing the state government to issue a flood alert in the...
  • Centre sanctions Rs 200 crore for flood-hit Jammu & Kashmir March 30, 2015

    Jammu: Centre on Monday sanctioned Rs 200 crore for immediate rescue and relief operations in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir. This information was provided by Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed to the Assembly on Monday, according to an official press release which came in the form of a clarification. The clarification was issued after...
  • Jhelum crosses danger mark in Kashmir, several areas waterlogged March 30, 2015

    Several areas in Jammu and Kashmir are waterlogged after heavy rains in the valley The state government has declared a flood alert in Jammu and Kashmir. ...
  • Centre delayed rehabilitation of flood-hit in Valley: Omar Abdullah March 30, 2015

    Jammu: With Kashmir Valley facing fresh floods, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday asked the Centre what steps it was taking to help the state even as he accused the Narendra Modi government of delaying rehabilitation of the those hit by 2014's deluge. The NC leader said people should not...
  • Stranded locals pulled out of flood waters using ropes March 30, 2015

    Some dramatic visuals of rescue operations in Poonch district were caught on camera. Army personnel can be seen swimming to the rescue of locals stranded in flood waters. They can be seen helping locals to safety using ropes. ...
  • 100 NDRF personnel rushed to Kashmir; 4 teams on standby March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Two NDRF teams comprising 100 personnel have been rushed as part of contingency measures in Jammu and Kashmir, where Jhelum river on Monday crossed the danger level in Srinagar and Sangam area of South Kashmir following heavy rains. The two National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams, comprising about 50...