The Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath said on Saturday that a final decision over the dates of the Assembly Elections in Jammu and Kashmir will be taken only after holding a further round of consultations at the national capital.
The CPI(M) on Thursday said the primary focus of the Centre and the state government should be providing immediate relief to the flood victims, along with continuing the democratic process in the state.
Hundreds of families living in tents after their houses were damaged by the devastating floods which swept Kashmir a month ago spent a sleepless night as rains lashed many parts of the Valley adding to their woes.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday directed the administration to take all requisite measures for ensuring safety of life of the people in areas hit by shelling from across the border.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today directed the state administration to distribute within one week Rs 75,000 as interim relief to families whose residential houses have collapsed due to floods in the state last month.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitment to improve health services and his focus on ending open defecation has "impressed" Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates who said it is "inspiring" to see India move to the forefront of providing such services to the underprivileged.
A Kashmiri Pandit family braved all odds to stay back when militancy engulfed the Valley in 1990 but the devastating flood last month has forced to live them separately after losing everything including the roof over their heads.
Following the devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir, a study has been initiated to assess the causes behind the unprecedented deluge amid possibility of diverting the Jhelum river around Srinagar to prevent such catastrophe in the future.