Fresh Spell of Rains Revive Flood Fears

• Weatherman predicts downpour from April 1 to 3 • Stranded traffic allowed, highway to remained closed today SRINAGAR: Kashmir Valley braced for a fresh spell of rains over the next two days even as there was relief with the receding flood waters that have claimed 17 lives so far. Water level in river Jhelum was receding […]

Budgam Tragedy: All 16 Laid To Rest

5 Sisters, 3 Brothers Among The Dead BUDGAM:  Thousands of people on Tuesday bid a tearful adieu to sixteen members of two families who were buried alive after their houses collapsed due to landslip in Chadoora area of Budgam on Monday. All the sixteen bodies were retrieved on Tuesday from the debris of two houses […]

‘Don’t Lower Guard, More Floods Likely This Year’

Expert urges authorities to act at earnest SRINAGAR:  Even as Kashmir is bracing with flood like situation experts are warning that there will be little respite in coming months  “If luck favours people of Kashmir this week and they will not witness any flood, still the probability of such a flood shall increase with every […]

Police Deployed on Jhelum Banks

SRINAGAR: The J&K Police has deployed its men and officers for patrolling on the river Jehlum banks in the jurisdiction of Police Stations Pantha Chowk, R.M Bagh, Rajbagh, Kothibagh, M.R. Gunj, Safakadal and Parimpora.  These policemen kept vigil on the water levels and were deputed to take measures in case of any breach in their […]

No need to go for Kandizal breach: Drabu

Says govt examining possibilities after prediction of more rains SRINAGAR: State Government Tuesday said the water levels in river Jhelum was under control and there seems no need to breach Kandizal embankment to divert flood waters. Minister for Finance Haseeb Drabu said that the government was examining the options to tackle the flood situation, if […]

MRs Barred From Hospitals

Doctors directed to prescribe medicines of generic salts JAMMU:  As per a circular issued by Commissioner Secretary, Health and Medical Education Department, all the Principals of Government Medical and Dental Colleges of the State and Heads of the Departments have been directed to ensure that no medical representative is allowed to meet any doctor in […]

‘Hunger for modernization devouring our cultural moorings’

Drabu calls for revival of Kashmiri culture SRINAGAR: Kashmir has a rich and fascinating cultural heritage which needs to be revived and promoted for posterity and there is need for saving the losses occurring to culture and language by regular modernization and other allied things. This was stated by the newly appointed Minister for Finance, […]

Mufti meets trading community in Lal Chowk

Srinagar: Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed today visited Lal Chowk area and met the traders whose shops were facing threat of inundation due to drainage failure following incessant rains in the area. The dewatering has since been completed and the waterlogged roads have been restored in the business hub of the city. Minister for Public […]

Saudi air raid on camp for displaced kill 45

SANAA: At least 45 people have been killed and 65 others wounded in an airstrike by Saudi warplanes targeting a camp for displaced people in northwest Yemen, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Monday. “IOM is reporting 45 dead among internally displaced persons, 65 injured [and counting],” spokesman Joel Millman told AFP on […]

Saudis, Pakistanis Begin Joint Drill On Yemen Border

ADEN: Amid continued Saudi onslaught on Yemen, Saudi and Pakistani forces attended a joint military drill near the kingdom’s border with its impoverished neighbor. The official Saudi Press Agency reported the development on Monday with Major General Fares bin Abdullah, a senior Saudi commander, telling the agency that the drills were part of a series […]

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