Omar Abdullah

  • The government's priority was to rescue stranded people: Omar Abdullah Yesterday

    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: SC expresses concern over relief work, demands status report from state government Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Supreme court on Thursday expressed concern over the relief work in the flood-affected state of Jammu and Kashmir. The apex court asked the Central government to convene a meeting of the health secretaries of all states to dispatch doctors for medical emergencies in the state. It also asked the...
  • In flood-hit Srinagar, it's raining burglars and thieves 3 days ago

    Srinagar: Leaving his family behind at a relief camp, Gulzar Ahmed swims every night to reach his house in inundated Gogji Bagh area and sleeps there to ensure that his belongings are safe. As the ravaging flood of Kashmir has emptied the city of its dwellers, the burglars in Srinagar...
  • J&K government releases additional Rs 100 crore each to Kashmir, Jammu 3 days ago

    Jammu: The Omar Abdullah government on Tuesday placed Rs 100 crore each at the disposal of the Divisional Commissioners of Kashmir and Jammu for temporary restoration of infrastructure. According to an official spokesman, the fresh grant is in addition to the already released Rs 100 crore each for Jammu and Kashmir...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 4 days ago

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  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 4 days ago

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  • Centre asks J&K government for daily report on flood relief 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The National Crisis Management Committee under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth on Monday reviewed the situation in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir and asked the state government to provide daily report on relief and rehabilitation assistance. The Centre asked the state government to provide...
  • News 360: SC asks government to step up relief operation in flood-hit J&K 4 days ago

    The Supreme Court has expressed concerns on the rescue and relief operations in the flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir. The court has said that the state government must provide basic necessities to flood victims. ...
  • J&K government must provide basic necessities, ex-gratia to all the flood victims: SC 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has expressed concerns on the rescue and relief operations in the flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir. The court has said that the state government must provide basic necessities to flood victims. The state government must focus on providing food, water and medicines, the court said. "The focus...
  • J&K floods: As flood waters recede, civic problems come to the fore 4 days ago

    Srinagar: The joint effort by the Army, Indian Air Force and National Defence Response Force have rescued 1,84,000 people in the flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir. But with the receding flood waters, civic problems have now come to the fore. Stagnant water in the state may lead to an outbreak of water-borne...
  • J&K floods: Death toll by drowning is 30, says CM Omar 5 days ago

    Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah appealed to people not to fall prey to rumours about the death toll. He said, "Don't go by rumour. The death toll by drowning in water for entire Kashmir Valley still is 30. I appeal to people not to fall for such scare...
  • Centre assures all-out health care assistance to flood-hit J&K 5 days ago

    Srinagar: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said that all assistance will be provided to the state health authorities to tackle any possible epidemic in the aftermath of the devastating floods. Vardhan was speaking at a meeting held with Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and senior officers at Hari Niwas to...
  • J&K floods: 60 per cent power supply restored in Kashmir, says CM Omar Abdullah 5 days ago

    Jammu: Stepping up efforts to re-establish normalcy in the flood ravaged state, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said that 60 per cent power supply has been restored in Kashmir Valley so far. "60 per cent power supply in Kashmir division has been restored so far," he...
  • J&K: Rains briefly hit relief work, Health Ministry steps up medicine supply 5 days ago

    Srinagar: Relief operations in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir were briefly hampered on Sunday morning due to rains even as the Armed forces and NDRF rescued nearly 50,000 more people trapped in flood waters in Kashmir Valley. Mild rainfall occurred in many parts of the Valley on Sunday morning, triggering fears...
  • J&K floods: 1.5 lakh people still marooned, says CM Omar Abdullah 6 days ago

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said that 1.5 lakh people are still marooned after the worst floods in a century devastated the state last week even as he said there was some concern over rising water levels in northern parts of the Valley. ...
  • J&K floods: Ration supplies to reach all places in Srinagar in 36 hours, says Omar Abdullah 6 days ago

    Srinagar: Ration supplies will reach all places of Srinagar within 36 hours, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Saturday while noting that his government was addressing a multitude of challenges to ensure quick relief to all hit by the unprecedented flood. "There is...
  • Rising water levels in North Kashmir matter of concern: CM Omar Abdullah 6 days ago

    Srinagar: Water levels in North Kashmir are rising which is a matter of concern, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said while hoping that it would not be as bad as in the rest of the valley. The Chief Minister said the water levels are "receding" in central Kashmir but...
  • News 360: Network 18 reporter turns rescuer, saves lives while reporting in J&K 1 week ago

    A Network 18 reporter turned into a rescuer and started to help people while reporting for the Jammu and Kashmir floods. As frustrations spike with rescue operations, locals indulge in stone pelting at relief choppers. ...
  • J&K floods: Stone pelting at relief choppers increase as frustration with rescue teams spike 1 week ago

    As the situation aggravates in the flood ravaged state of Jammu and Kashmir, there have been widespread reports of theft and stone pelting at the relief choppers. ...
  • Omar announces Rs 100 crore each for Jammu, Kashmir valley 1 week ago

    Srinagar: Getting its act together after being initially numbed by last week's devastating floods, Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday announced financial and other assistance to those hit by the disaster, including assistance of Rs 100 crore each to the Jammu region and the Kashmir valley and supply of free...
  • J&K floods: Locals angry, say government did nothing for us 1 week ago

    Several locals are disgruntled with the relief and rescue efforts and are pointing fingers at the government. "No one came to help us or rescue us. It was only the local kids who came to our rescue, the government did absolutely nothing," said a resident. ...
  • Modi has promised all help to prevent diseases: J&K CM Omar 1 week ago

    Srinagar: Heavy rainfall and flooding in Jammu and Kashmir have led to a spurt in water-borne diseases. Expressing concern over the situation, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday listed the steps that his government is taking to combat the diseases. "The threat of disease is a genuine one. It is very...
  • J&K floods: Schools will be back on track soon, banks not affected, says CM Omar Abdullah 1 week ago

    Srinagar: Even as lakhs of people are still stranded in the flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir, the state's Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has assured that schools will be back on track soon and banks will not be affected by the floods. He also said that action is being taken to contain...
  • Dalai Lama mourns deaths in Kashmir floods September 11, 2014

    Dharamsala: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Thursday mourned the deaths in the devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir and expressed his condolences to the families of the victims. In a missive to Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, the Dalai Lama expressed sadness at the loss of life and property. He wrote...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 10, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey September 10, 2014

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  • News 360: 200 dead, 90000 rescued, lakhs still stranded in J&K floods September 10, 2014

    The Army, Indian Air Force, National Disaster Response Force and Indian Navy- the heroes of rescue operations - are battling the raging flood waters round the clock to save the life of people in the flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir. Not caring about their lives and families, these personnel are trying...
  • J&K floods: Wrong to say that we responded once PM Modi arrived, says CM Omar Abdullah September 10, 2014

    Jammu: As Jammu and Kashmir grapples with the worst flooding in the last 50 years, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah rubbished rumours of negligence on the part of the state administration in dealing with the rescue operations as well as the provision of basic supplies to people living in relief camps....
  • J&K floods: Death toll crosses 150, lakhs stranded; Army, IAF, NDRF lead rescue operations September 8, 2014

    Srinagar: Floods in Jammu and Kashmir have claimed over 150 lives and have left lakhs of people stranded. Many locals are still stranded on rooftops in Jammu. Communication lines are down, power cuts in many parts of the valley. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was in the state on Sunday to...
  • J&K government extends vacations by four more days till September 12 September 7, 2014

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government has extended vacations in the schools by four more days, till September 12, in view of the flood situation in the state. As per an order issued on Sunday by Secretary School Education, Nirmal Sharma all the government and private schools of the state shall...