FLOODS

  • With no expectations from voters, Omar taking it easy in elections 16 hours 59 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who is battling anti-incumbency factor and people's wrath in wake of the floods, is taking it easy in these Assembly elections. Talking to CNN-IBN on Tuesday, he said, "It is the easiest when nobody expects from you. The so-called experts have written of...
  • New York snowstorm: Officials warn residents not to wait too long to evacuate 2 days ago

    Residents of New York are preparing for more bad weather.Last week, the area saw over 7 feet of snow. Officials warned residents not to wait too long to evacuate. They are worried people could be trapped in their homes as flood waters surge. ...
  • Evacuation plans readied as Buffalo flooding looms 2 days ago

    Buffalo: First came the big storm, then the big dig. Now comes the big melt. Residents of flood-prone areas around Buffalo should move valuables up from the basement, pack a bag and prepare for the possibility of evacuation as up to 7 feet of melting snow posed the threat of flooding,...
  • US: With snow still piled high, Buffalo faces flooding 4 days ago

    Buffalo (New York): Residents of western New York may soon have to worry about the water in their basements as well as the snow on their roofs. After a three-day onslaught that dumped a historic 7 feet of snow on the Buffalo area and killed at least 12 people, the sun...
  • Flood-hit Kashmiris battle cold, hunger; vent their ire on Omar Abdullah government 5 days ago

    Srinagar: Anger, frustration and helplessness - these are writ large on the faces of those who suffered massively during the 2014 Kashmir floods. Many victims not only lost their belongings but some also saw their houses come down like a pack of cards as an angry Jhelum broke its banks...
  • We cannot force Centre to take quick decisions: SC to J&K government November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday made it clear to the Jammu and Kashmir government that it cannot force the Centre to take quick decisions on its demand for Rs 44,000 crore for relief and rehabilitation of flood victims. "We cannot be forcing them to take a decision tomorrow,"...
  • A grim Children's Day for the flood-affected in Jammu & Kashmir November 14, 2014

    Kulgam: While children across the country celebrate Children's Day with great fervour, the kids in Jammu and Kashmir are yet to come to terms with the damage the floods caused in their region recently. Gund village in the Kulgam district is of one of the worst-hit places and most of...
  • Political party moves SC, seeks postponement of J&K polls November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Awami National Conference (ANC) moved the Supreme Court seeking postponement of Assembly polls in the flood-ravaged state, saying the situation is not conducive for election as thousands are still displaced. As the counsel for ANC mentioned its plea, a bench of justices J Chelameswar and...
  • J&K Assembly elections: BJP's 'Mission 44+' faces a roadblock in Kashmir Valley November 7, 2014

    Srinagar: Buoyed by its performance in the Lok Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to make inroads in the Valley by fielding Kashmiri Muslims and Pandits in the Assembly election to accomplish its 'Mission 44-plus', a feat that will enable it to form a...
  • SC to hear plea seeking postponement of J&K polls due to floods November 7, 2014

    Srinagar: Ahead of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, the Supreme Court will hear a petition by J&K Awami National Conference seeking postponement of polls in the state in the backdrop of recent floods. The party has claimed that no polls should be held in the state till the time...
  • J&K Assembly elections: Omar Abdullah faces an uphill task despite quitting home seat of Ganderbal November 6, 2014

    Srinagar: Even though many believe that Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah decided to quit his family political bastion Ganderbal fearing rout from the constituency, it will be an uphill task for him to get mandate from Sonawar and Beerwah, the two seats he will test his luck in...
  • ICICI bank extends help to PM relief fund, contributes Rs 12 crore November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: ICICI Group on Wednesday made a contribution of Rs 12 crore towards the 'Prime Minister's National Relief Fund' for the people affected by the natural calamities in Jammu & Kashmir, Assam, Meghalaya and Andhra Pradesh. Commenting on the situation in these states, ICICI Bank chief Chanda Kochhar said,...
  • J&K Assembly elections: Flood-hit people allege misuse of relief material to woo voters November 5, 2014

    Srinagar: Notwithstanding the enthusiasm shown by political parties to campaign for their candidates in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, which has already been set into motion with the issuance of notification for the first of the five phase polls, the local people are still indifferent towards the polls as...
  • Rains kill seven in Haiti, cause flooding in Dominican Republlic, Puerto Rico November 5, 2014

    Port-Au-Prince: Heavy rains caused by a cluster of storms in the northern Caribbean killed at least seven people in Haiti and caused major flooding on Tuesday in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, authorities said. Three children died in the capital of Port-au-Prince after the wall of a home fell on...
  • As winter approaches, J&K flood victims turn to government for help November 4, 2014

    Srinagar: Nearly three months after the massive floods in the valley destroyed over a lakh homes, many victims are still forced to live in tents. For people like 67-year-old Saleema, the last couple of months have been nothing short of miserable. The tent provided by government after the floods is too...
  • J&K: Kashmiri Pandit woman goes from door to door offering help to flood victims October 28, 2014

    Jammu: Suman Raina, a humanitarian, in the flood ravaged state goes door to door offering help to the flood victims. Raina survived the deluge in September, now Raina, a Kashmiri Pandit, has come to her home town bearing relief material and gifts for the flood victims, to help them set...
  • J&K floods: Mass promotion to private school students up to Class 7 October 26, 2014

    Srinagar: In a major relief to thousands of students in Kashmir Valley, private schools decided to grant mass promotion to students up to class seven in view of the last month's devastating floods. "The Coordination Committee of Private Schools Associations (CCPSA) has decided to unanimously grant mass promotion to all...
  • JKNPP accuses PM Modi of entering a 'secret deal' with Omar Abdullah October 26, 2014

    Jammu: The JKNPP on Sunday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to Srinagar to celebrate Diwali with the flood-hit people of Kashmir was aimed at "reaching a secret bargain" with Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. "The Prime Minister bargained with Omar Abdullah, allowing him (PM) to misuse all the relief...
  • Congress welcomes J&K assembly polls announcment October 25, 2014

    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 October 25, 2014

    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 October 24, 2014

    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 October 24, 2014

    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 October 24, 2014

    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 October 24, 2014

    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 October 23, 2014

    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 October 23, 2014

    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 October 23, 2014

    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 October 23, 2014

    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 October 23, 2014

    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 October 22, 2014

    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...