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Kashmir battles to prevent epidemics; Massive dewatering Ops on
After rescue, focus shifts to provide relief to survivors; 1.5 lakh still marooned
SRINAGAR, Sep 15: Emergency workers on Monday battled to prevent waterborne diseases like cholera from spreading as fetid water swelled around the Kashmir valley more than a week after the worst flooding in more than a century. More than 1,50,000 people were still in partly submerged homes in Srinagar, Kashmir's main city of more than a million people, where roads have been transformed into stagnant canals strewn with wreckage, trash and dead a...
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2.34 lakh rescued in J&K, NH closed on 12th day
Torsos of 2 minors recovered from Pancheri, Sunderbani
JAMMU, Sep 15: With relief and rescue operation entering on 14th day today more than 3, 34, 000 people have been rescued from the flood-ravaged parts of Jammu and Kashmir so far. One more body of the missing villager has been recovered from the rubble at Saddal village in Pancheri (Udhampur district) taking the toll to 13. Twenty-eight villagers are still missing and the search operation in the village is on seventh consecutive day. Police als...
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Civil Sectt to start functioning on Sep 18
Cabinet assesses flood situation # Centre urged to relax SDRF norms
JAMMU, Sept 15: The state government will start functioning from the Civil Secretariat, Srinagar, from September 18, 2014 and no holidays will be observed on Saturdays and Sundays in the state government offices in the Kashmir valley, except educational institutions, till the closure of offices on account of Durbar Move. This was decided in the state cabinet meeting that met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in the summer c...
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10 new-born victims buried in Srinagar
SRINAGAR, Sep 15: When a devastating flood swept throught the summer capital, Srinagar, of Kashmir on September 7, covering almost the entire earth surface of the city, locals at the famous Jehlum bund situated along the backside of the Lal Chowk dug graves for new-borns. "We buried 10 new-borns in this graveyard," said Muhammad Subhan, a local, said. "The deceased were brought here either by their parents or relatives. I am not sure but I thi...
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Omar reviews relief, rehab measures
JAMMU, Sept 15: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday convened a high level meeting of officers of civil and police administration to review the rescue, relief and rehabilitation measures in Kashmir province as the state government paced up the relief and rehabilitation process and the situation was improving day by day. According to an official handout, during the meeting, it was apprised that the situation was under control as the water level w...
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SC asks Centre, J&K govt to focus on districts other than Srinagar
NEW DELHI, Sep 15 (Agencies): The Supreme Court today asked the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir government not to restrict its focus to Srinagar in the rescue and relief operations in flood-hit areas, saying the condition in some other districts is “worse”. It said the authorities must ensure that necessary supplies reach the last of the flood-hit victims with emphasis on their rehabilitation. A bench headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha reiterated th...
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After 11 days, trains services partially resume in valley
NEW DELHI, Sep 15 (Agencies): After remaining disrupted for 11 days, Railways on Monday partially resumed train services in Kashmir Valley following restoration of tracks damaged by flood waters. Train services commenced between Srinagar and Baramulla, said a senior Northern Railway official. The first train departed from Budgam at 12 noon to Baramulla and will commence its return service to Srinagar and thereon. “Efforts are in full swing to...
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Telecom services inching closer to normalisation
NEW DELHI, Sep 15: BSNL has restored 85 per cent of its network, taking telecom services in the flood-hit Kashmir Valley and Jammu region closer to normalisation. Private operators Vodafone and Aircel said they have also resumed connectivity in most parts of the Kashmir Valley. A BSNL official said that the state-run firm has about 1,173 base transceiver stations (BTS) or mobile towers in the state and 934 are now working. The firm has been a...
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2 porters die, 2 BSF jawans injured in twin IED blasts on LoC
MENDHAR, Sep 15: Two porters died while two Border Security Force (BSF) jawans and a potter were injured in twin Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blasts along Line of Control (LoC) in Sona Gali sector of Mendhar tehsil in Poonch district. Official reports said twin IED blasts took place this morning along the LoC near Naini forward post in Sona Gali sector of Poonch district. The first blast took place at 10.30 AM when 2.5 ton vehicle of 15 Ma...
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Officers deployed at PRC office in New Delhi
JAMMU, Sept 15: The state government Monday ordered deployment of officers in the office of Principal Resident Commissioner J&K, New Delhi on temporary basis to assist the Principal Resident Commissioner J&K, New Delhi in relief and rehabilitation measures being taken up for recent flood victims in the state. These officers are Charandeep Singh, Additional Secretary to Government Higher Education Department, Puneet Sharma, Additional Secretary ...
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Mobile phone, currency seized from 3 visiting PAK men
Anubhav Misri
POONCH, Sep 15: A Nokia mobile phone and excess currency were seized from three Pakistani Administered Kashmir (PAK) visitors who were returning to their native place after meeting their relatives living on this part of divided state, while 115 persons exchanged sides via Chakkan-Da-Bagh here today. The Chakkan-Da-Bagh crossing point was opened after two weeks after the damaged bridge connecting Chakkan-Da-Bagh with Poonch was repaired by the a...
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Jitendra to adopt Saddal, Seeri villages for reconstruction
REASI, Sept 15: Union Minister of State (independent charge) for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, MoS in PMO, Space and Atomic Energy Dr Jitendra Singh Monday announced to adopt villages Saddal and Seri ravaged by landslides in Udhampur and Reasi districts for reconstruction and rebuilding purposes. He made this announcement after his tour to Mahore and Arnas and other affected areas in district Reasi here today. Dr Singh is presently...
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Saturdays, Sundays to be working days in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, Sep 15: Authorities in Indian administered Kashmir have cancelled Saturday and Sunday holidays for all government departments except educational institutes till the capital shifts to Jammu region from Srinagar. Chief minister Omar Abdullah whose cabinet of ministers met in Jammu announced Monday that there will be no holidays for employees of state government except educational institutes in the view of an unprecedented situation that...
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Jammu employees refuse to resume duties
SRINAGAR, Sep 15: Government employees in Jammu and Kashmir posted in the valley, but stranded in the Jammu region, Monday resented orders to join their duties immediately or face drastic administrative actions. Crippled by the absence of its employees from their places of duty in the valley, the state government Sunday ordered them to report to work immediately, failing which strong administrative action will be taken against them. In order ...
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Cartoon Corner
Army has been our saviour, say flood victims of Jammu villages
SURYA CHAK (JAMMU), Sep 15: For the people of this hamlet situated barely a few kilometres from Jammu, it is the Army which came as a saviour after the flash floods in river Tawi ravaged their homes. Shammi Kumar, who along with his six family members is staying at a camp set up by Army at a government school for past one week, says, "My house was washed away in the flash floods in Tawi river last week. "All has been washed away... nothing is ...
> Jet Airways’ additional flight today
> DRDO extends helping hand in relief Ops
> JU suspends class work on Sep 8 and 9
> Farooq,Rana condole demise of Gh Nabi Khan
> NC leader exhorts people to free politics from corrupt elements
Desperate separatists creating hurdles in flood relief operations
SRINAGAR, Sep 15: In the midst of a natural calamity of a humongous proportion that has affected lakhs of people in Jammu and Kashmir, separatist leaders in the valley have shown their ugly face yet again by leaving no stone unturned in order to create physical hurdles in the ongoing relief and rescue efforts carried out by the armed forces in the state. On September 13, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik, led a gang of uns...
> NDRF jawan injured in attack by angry locals
> Army Major, 3 others killed in accident
> PDP slams BJP, Cong , NC for the sufferings of KPs
> Pulwama people being discriminated against for their political lineage: PDP
> Bhat expresses concern over lack of basic amenities in Shopian
Herculean task in hand
Amidst distressing situation of floods in the fury of which Kashmir Valley today is miserably trapped and some parts of Jammu region too are affected, the report of tonnes and tonnes of relief material transported by the Air Force planes to Srinagar’s technical airfield is rotting without any authority to lift it. This ugly revelation of poor administrative action on something that demands seriousness and immediacy is further coupled with the gr...
> Too meager a response
> Man behind the disaster, before and after - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Allow global aid agencies
> Poor show of co-ordination
> Plug vicious propaganda
Youth heroes in Kashmir flood
By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai
This flood was the first in history, in the living memory of Kashmir. More than 450 people are dead, and more than $1bn in destruction has been estimated. The actual magnitude of the total destruction, the number of dead and the people who are missing may not be known for some time. Kashmir Valley was cut off from the rest of the world for days. Thousands of villages have been submerged, including the capital city of Srinagar. Hundreds of tho...
> Man with a beard..! - By Robert Clements
> Kashmir Floods: History forgotten - By Dr Hamid Iqbal Tak
> Just A Little Dirt..! - By Robert Clements
> For disaster struck Odiya women, the struggles are unending - By Sarada Lahangir
> Love Jihad and other demons - By Aijaz Zaka Syed
Kashmir floods and disaster management
By Adfar Shah
The devastating floods in India's Jammu and Kashmir State following the Uttrakhand tragedy last year expose our response and preparedness for disasters both at the state and the national level. Unprecedented rainfall in the State has destroyed houses and submerged vital highways and lanes. A calamity of such a magnitude taking hundreds of lives and destroying property worth billions does not come as a shock as the State of Jammu and Kashmir has...
> Flooding in Kashmir is a wake up call - By Kimberly Curtis
> Sailab Nama : An insider's view of the flood in Kashmir from the outside - By Gowhar Fazili
> Floods : May you wash away the prejudices - By B L Saraf
> People come to their own rescue - By Basharat Ali
> National Education Policy - By Dr S Saraswathi
Need to clear animal carcass dispose off
Dear Editor It seems that the condition of relief camps in Jammu was pathetic and an epidemic threat was looming large over water logged Srinagar city. The absence of state’s administrative machinery from ground zero calls for brining in workers from neighbouring states to drain out water from Srinagar city, launch massive cleanliness operations, dispose off animal carcass scientifically and most importantly set up medical camps and hospitals ...
> Govt. overlooks sale of sub-standard items
> Parliamentary committee for tribunals
> Parliamentary Committee for Delhi HC Bill
> Govt must concentrate on post flood diseases
> Handling RTI petitions
BJP-Sena ties in trouble, Uddhav rejects BJP's demand for 135 seats
MUMBAI, Sep 15 (Agencies): Further hardening his stand on seat- sharing with BJP, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray today said he has rejected the saffron ally's demand for contesting 135 seats in Maharashtra assembly polls and hinted at going it alone, saying "everything has an alternative." He, however, clarified that talks are still on to clinch a seat-sharing formula. "They (BJP) offered a proposal under which they wanted to contest 135...
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> Govt to train IAS, IPS, IFoS officers to tackle naxalism
> Reveal source of documents against CBI director: SC asks Prashant Bhushan
> No case against 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed: Pakistan
> 3 CRPF personnel injured in landmine blast
Murdered aid worker's brother says Islam 'not to blame'
LONDON, Sep 15 (Agencies): The brother of British hostage David Haines murdered by Islamist militants today issued a tearful video statement about growing religious radicalisation in which he quoted a verse from the Koran. "We are seeing more and more radicalisation in every walk of life. It is not a race, religion or political issue, it is a human issue," Mike Haines told British media. His voice breaking with emotion, Haines read out a passa...
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> Hamas official rules out direct talks with Israel
> Hasina likely to hold first meeting with Modi on Sept 27
> Muslim brotherhood announces departure from Qatar
J&K floods cut-off Parvez Rasool from the world
JAMMU, Sep 15: When floodwater entered Indian cricketer Parvez Rasool‘s Bijbehara residence 10 days back, his first reflex action was to drag his two cricket kit bags upstairs on the first floor but little did he expect what followed after that. “For the last 11 days, I was literally cut off from the society as none of the telephones or cell-phones were working. There was no internet connections. It was a helpless situation for me and my family...
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Diesel subsidies should be eliminated immediately: Rajan
MUMBAI, Sep 15 (Agencies): The government must take advantage of the lowest oil prices in a year to deregulate diesel, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said today. Brent crude, a benchmark for Asian and Indian buyers, has fallen 14 per cent since June to USD 96.38 per barrel. This together with monthly price increases of up to 50 paisa a litre has trimmed losses on the nation's most consumed fuel to just 8 paisa per litre. "Lower crude oil prices a...
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