Floods

  • J&K: Flood-victims slam government for failing to provide healthcare 39 minutes ago

    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 2 hours 23 minutes ago

    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...
  • Pakistani Islamists use floods to turn opinion against India 3 hours 22 minutes ago

    Multan: Hafiz Saeed, widely considered one of South Asia's most dangerous militants, has no doubt who is to blame for devastating floods that have submerged swathes of Pakistani countryside and claimed hundreds of lives. "India irrigates its deserts and dumps extra water on Pakistan without any warning," the bearded Saeed told...
  • Haryana government to send pumps to J&K for draining out water 5 hours 35 minutes ago

    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 9 hours 41 minutes ago

    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 9 hours 52 minutes ago

    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...
  • J&K floods: UPSC shifts NDA, NA exam centre from Srinagar to Jammu 13 hours 47 minutes ago

    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...
  • Jammu and Kashmir's Ranji Trophy home games shifted to Mohali after floods 14 hours 28 minutes ago

    Mohali: The BCCI has decided to shift Jammu and Kashmir's Ranji Trophy home matches to Mohali, following the devastating floods that hit the state and left the two cricket grounds in deplorable condition. "Recently, we have taken a decision that due to the natural calamity in Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab Cricket...
  • Vadodara: BJP MLA seeks vacant houses for J&K flood-hit victims Yesterday

    Vadodara: A BJP MLA from Vadodara in Gujarat has written to Chief Minister Anandi Patel requesting her to provide tenements, constructed under various Central schemes but are currently lying vacant, to those people whose houses have suffered extensive damage in heavy rains recently. "Heavy rain and floods had wreaked a havoc...
  • J&K: Sachin sends water purifiers, baby food to flood victims Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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,...
  • Over Rs 1,000 crore damage to apple crop in J&K floods: Assocham Yesterday

    New Delhi: Over Rs 1,000 crore worth of apple crop has been damaged in Jammu and Kashmir because of devastating floods, and consumers across the country should be prepared to pay high prices during the coming festival season, said an Assocham study. "Floods have washed out Kashmir apple's crop worth Rs...
  • Jammu and Kashmir floods: Army hospital saving lives as health infrastructure crumbles Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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...
  • Jammu and Kashmir floods: Death toll reaches 280 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 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...
  • AAP accuses Delhi L-G Jung of preventing its MLAs to send aid to J&K 2 days ago

    New Delhi: AAP on Friday accused Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung of preventing its MLAs from sending relief package to Jammu and Kashmir by "raising an objection" to the transfer of Rs 20 lakh from the funds of each of its 27 legislators to Jammu and Kashmir CM fund. In a...
  • J&K floods: Kolkata 'rice bucket challenge' for relief 2 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 2 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...
  • Jammu & Kashmir floods claimed 277 lives: CM Omar Abdullah 2 days ago

    Srinagar: The floods that wreaked havoc in Jammu and Kashmir for over 10 days, turning out to be the worst ever flood of the century claimed 277 lives, said Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday. The death toll in Jammu region reportedly is above 210 while in Kashmir Valley over 54...
  • J&K floods: Two weeks on, water refuses to recede in some areas 2 days ago

    Srinagar: It has been two weeks since floods triggered by heavy rains wreaked havoc in Jammu and Kashmir and still many houses in Srinagar's upscale Jawahar Nagar are marooned in nearly 12 feet of water. Concrete houses have been submerged in 10 feet of water for over 10 days. Once...
  • The government's priority was to rescue stranded people: Omar Abdullah 3 days ago

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah emphasized that the government didn't have any priorities as far as the rescue operations were concerned. Abdullah said that priority was given to people in distress and that the priority was to rescue stranded people. Abdullah also pointed out the Army and NDRF...
  • J&K: Floods toll crosses 260 3 days ago

    Srinagar: The death toll in Jammu and Kashmir has crossed 260 with Jammu region accounting for most of the deaths in the worst flood in the state in more than a century. The death toll in Jammu region was 210 while in Kashmir Valley so far 54 bodies have been...
  • J&K floods: Indian carriers airlifted over 35,000 people 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian carriers, including Air India, have so far airlifted over 35,000 stranded passengers and flown 114 tonnes of relief materials to the flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir. While Air India permanently stationed two aircraft to fly out stranded people and patients free of cost from Srinagar and Leh, private airlines...
  • Australia announces aid for Kashmir flood victims 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Australia on Thursday announced an aid of Rs 15 lakh for the flood-affected victims of Jammu and Kashmir. Australian High Commissioner in India Patrick Suckling presented a cheque of Rs 15 lakh to ActionAid India for the purpose, said a statement. ActionAid India - a non-government organisation - will use...
  • J&K floods: Ministers brave flood water to reach Secretariat 3 days ago

    Srinagar: Ministers in Jammu and Kashmir had to wade through water-logged areas to make it to the Civil Secretariat in Srinagar which reopened on Thursday after remaining closed for 11 days due to massive floods in the state. "We have braved flood water to reach to our offices in Civil Secretariat...