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Kashmir flood a disaster of international magnitude: JK Govt

Losses over Rs 1 trillion, says Chief Secretary

Muddasir Ali

Srinagar, Sep 29: The J&K government Monday said the flood that hit Kashmir earlier this month was a “disaster of international magnitude” and the losses to properties and businesses were in excess of Rs 100,000 crore (one trillion).“It is not a disaster of national but international magnitude More


Babus surface to defend cornered Govt

GK News Network

Srinagar, Sep 29: The Chief Secretary-led state bureaucrats Monday—26 days after the ravaging flood hit Kashmir—held a first formal interaction with media over the pre and post flood situation in Kashmir. They tried to defend the state government which has come under criticism for allegedly remaining More


Clueless on how Srinagar sank, says Govt

Muddasir Ali

Srinagar, Sep 29: The cornered J&K government Monday said it was clueless on how waters suddenly rose in river Jhelum on September 7 that ultimately led to drowning of the summer capital for the first time in over 100 years. “We are still not able to analyze what happened in the intervening More


Flood havoc: PIL seeks probe into ‘official negligence’

High Court directs government to respond

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Sep 29: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Monday issued notice to the government on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking constitution of a Special Investigation Team to probe the alleged sluggish response of officers to the floods that ravaged the state recently and punishing those More


Sonia, Rahul visit Dehruna, assure ‘assistance’

Khalid Gul

Dehruna (Dooru), Sep 29: Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Vice-President Rahul Gandhi Monday visited this flood-hit hamlet in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. They assured “assistance” and “support” to the villagers. Sonia and Rahul visited Dehruna village in Dooru constituency where around More


Shahnaza breaks down on meeting Sonia

Anantnag, Sep 29: Thirty-five-year-old Shahnaza, who lost all her belongings in the floods that ravaged the Kashmir Valley, broke down when Congress President Sonia Gandhi visited her and her family at a rehabilitation centre in Anantnag on Monday.Sonia, accompanied by her son Rahul Gandhi and More


JK Govt inadequately prepared for floods: Rijiju

New Delhi, Sep 29: The recent floods have shown that preparation level in Jammu and Kashmir and Meghalaya to deal with such calamities was not up to the mark, Union minister Kiren Rijiju said Monday and favoured urgent measure to ramp up disaster management capabilities in the country."We have More


Mufti demands probe into ‘mismanagement’ of floods

GK News Network

Srinagar, Sep 29: Calling for a high-level inquiry into the management of recent floods, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, Monday said it needs to be conclusively established whether every effort was made to save Srinagar and other areas from the deluge. Addressing More


CM hopeful of extraordinary support from Centre

SERF representatives meet Chief Minister, present memorandum

GK News Network

Srinagar, Sep 29: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said a comprehensive proposal for rehabilitation of flood affected people including compensation to agriculturists, horticulturists, industrialists, traders, hoteliers, houseboat owners and others who suffered losses in the devastating flood is More


Assembly polls: CEO likely to brief CM on preparedness

Election Commission to take final call on holding polls after October 15

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Sep 29: Chief Electoral Officer of Jammu and Kashmir is expected to brief Chief Minister Omar Abdullah about the election preparedness in the second week of October.Sources disclosed that a meeting of CEO Umang Narula with the Chief Minister is scheduled in the second week of October. The More


Hundreds of flood-hit families spend nights under open sky

‘Govt promises of shelter, tents have proved hoax’

MUDASIR YAQOOB

Srinagar, Sep 29: Hundreds of flood affected families, rendered homeless, are still spending nights under open sky as the government has failed to accommodate them in temporary shelters or provide them tents. The government claims that rehabilitation and relief operations are being carried out for More





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Body of missing person recovered from ravine

MM PARVAIZ

Ramban, Sept 29: A body of a missing person was today recovered by police from a ravine at Kanthi in District Ramban. The deceased has been identified Jugal Kishore, son of Nek Ram, resident of Uppar More




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SBI to launch rehab scheme for flood affected customers

Post-flood, bank makes 63 branches operational in Kashmir

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Jammu, Sep 29: The State Bank of India today said that it will soon launch rehabilitation and restructuring scheme for its customers affected by the floods in Kashmir.In a statement here today the bank More



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PG men lift inter-college kho-kho trophy

Jammu, Sept 29: The combined side of Post Graduate (PG) Departments of University of Jammu today lifted men’s kho-kho title in the ongoing inter-college competitions on the campus ground, here.In the final More



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Court grants absolute bail to DGP’s daughter

Jammu, Sept 29: In a much publicized accident case causing death of an elderly man, a few days back at Jammu, the court today granted absolute bail to Pooja, daughter of Director General of Police (DGP More



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Gang of bike lifters busted, 2 held at Rajouri

SUMIT BHARGAV

Rajouri, Sept 29: Police today busted a gang of motorbike lifters by arresting 2 persons at Rajouri and recovering a stolen motorcycle from them.  As per sources, Rajouri police for the past some More



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FLOOD SURVIVAL: A journey of faith and struggle

4 youth cover 400 kilometers on foot to save family members

TOUSEEF IQBAL

Kishtwar, Sep 29: It was faith and hope which kept about 6 members of a family, trapped in Kashmir floods, alive before four youth rescued them from a rented accommodation here in Hyderpora locality.  More



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