JHELUM

  • Jhelum River: From revered to being feared September 13, 2014

    Srinagar: It has been revered as the lifeline of Kashmir Valley, but River Jehlum has in the last fortnight revealed its most horrific face, unseen by generations, as it ravaged a large part of Srinagar city. Experts feel that encroachment of water bodies, unplanned urban development and failure to put...
  • Pakistan: Over 230 killed in deadliest flood September 9, 2014

    Islamabad: Nearly half a million people in Pakistan have been hit by the deadliest flood in the country's history that has claimed over 230 lives, as authorities braced to save major towns along the swollen Chenab river, which has left a trail of devastation. Flood waters submerged thousands of homes after...
  • Such devastating floods were not expected in the river Jhelum: Water Commissioner September 9, 2014

    Could the devastation in Jammu and Kashmir have been avoided? "Our system is there across the country and our forecast accuracy is always more than 96 per cent. We did not have the assignment of forecasting for the Jammu and Kashmir region this time. Jhelum is not a river that...
  • J&K floods: Chenab, Jhelum and Tawi continue to wreak havoc September 8, 2014

    As rescue operations step up, the situation is finally improving in flood ravaged Jammu and Kashmir. With the three main rivers Chenab, Jhelum and Tawi continuing to wreak havoc and half of Srinagar still submerged under water, rescue operations are yet to make a significant dent. ...
  • J&K floods: Rescue operations in full swing as situation worsens, half of Srinagar under water September 7, 2014

    Srinagar: The situation in floodhit Jammu and Kashmir worsened on Sunday as the death toll rose to 116 and lakhs still stranded. Water levels have receded in the Tawi river in Jammu in the morning, but breaches in the Jhelum have worsened the situation in Srinagar as more than half...
  • J&K: PM reviews situation, government working to restore transport, communication links September 7, 2014

    Jammu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a highlevel meeting in Jammu on Sunday to assess the rescue work and the damage that has been caused due to the massive floods in the state. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and other top officials attended the meeting and briefed the PM about the...
  • Water level decreasing in Jammu but situation in Kashmir worsens: Omar September 7, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir is battling with massive floods that have claimed the lives of over 110 people so far. Assessing the current situation, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that the water level in Jammu is decreasing. However, he also maintained that the situation in Kashmir has worsened adding that...
  • J&K: PM Narendra Modi to visit floodhit regions today as state battles worst floods in 60 years September 7, 2014

    Srinagar: With massive floods claiming the lives of over 100 people in Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit the state on Sunday to personally review the situation and assess the damage caused. The decision to visit the state came following a review meeting which Modi...
  • J&K floods: IAF rescues 108 people, over 100 dead in three days September 6, 2014

    Srinagar: The Indian Air Force on Saturday rescued 108 people from the floodhit areas of Jammu and Kashmir. Many of those rescued were stranded on rooftops, marooned in the floods. At least 100 people have lost their lives and many are still stranded in floods in the past three days. A...
  • J&K: Seven Army jawans rescued from floodhit Pulwama, two soldiers still trapped September 6, 2014

    Pulwama: Seven Army personnel have been rescued from flood waters in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. A team of army personnel had been trapped in flood waters after their boat had capsized while carrying out relief and rescue operation in Pampore area of Pulwama district. Two soldiers are still...
  • J&K: Nine Army jawans washed away during rescue operations in floodhit Pulwama, search on September 6, 2014

    Pulwama: Nine personnel of the Indian Army have been washed away during rescue operations in the Pulwama district of floodhit Jammu and Kashmir. Rescue operations for the Army soldiers is currently underway. The team of Army personnel, who were on relief and rescue operation in Pampore area of Pulwama district, were...
  • Kashmir reeling under worst floods in six decades September 5, 2014

    Srinagar: Kashmir was on Wednesday battling the worst floods in nearly six decades with four more people killed in the deluge that left a trail of devastation across the Valley, damaging roads, over two dozen bridges and standing crops worth hundreds of crores of rupees. Due to heavy rains since Wednesday,...
  • J&K: Floods claim 12 lives, Jhelum flowing 4 feet above the danger mark September 4, 2014

    Srinagar: Floods in several districts across Jammu and Kashmir have claimed 12 lives so far. Many areas in Srinagar, Anantnag, Pulwama and Poonch districts are flooded. Schools in affected areas will stay shut on Thursday. Five people were killed when a tree fell on a house on Wednesday. Authorities have...
  • India wins Kishanganga case against Pakistan February 19, 2013

    New Delhi: An International Court of Arbitration at the Hague has ruled in favour of India on the Kishanganga hydroelectric project and upheld India's right to divert water from the hydroelectric project to Kashmir. Pakistan had moved for arbitration in May 2010, claiming India was trying to divert the Jhelum...
  • Flood alert sounded in Srinagar September 10, 2012

    Srinagar: A flood alert was sounded in the city on Monday after the water level in the Jhelum River rose sharply following incessant rains. The Jhelum is flowing above 16 feet in Ram Munshi Bagh area prompting the flood alert, officials in the disaster management cell said. Incessant rains have been lashing...
  • Peace a prerequisite for development: Omar May 10, 2012

    Srinagar: Terming peace a prerequisite for development, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said maintaining tranquillity and harmony in the state was needed for comprehensive progress on socioeconomic and political fronts. "I am time and again making it clear that political issues relating to Jammu and Kashmir require...
  • Venice in Srinagar: Watertaxis on the Jhelum May 6, 2012

    Srinagar: The waterfront near Srinagar has begun to look like Venice thanks to the newlylaunched water taxis. They are expected to hit two birds with one stone, easing road traffic on the one hand and luring in more tourists on the other. The taxis have been launched on the Jhelum to...
  • Pak officials to visit Jammu over lake proposal February 19, 2011

    Jammu: Three Pakistani officials dealing with the Indus Water Treaty will arrive on Sunday to inspect the design and the site of a proposed artificial lake in Jammu. The lake is to be built by using the waters of river Tawi, a tributary of the Chenab, one of three rivers that...