J&K polls: EC to hold further consultations to decide timing, says VS Sampath
J&K polls: EC to hold further consultations to decide timing, says VS Sampath

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.

EC holds discussions with parties in J&K on poll timing
EC holds discussions with parties in J&K on poll timing

Election Commission (EC) team will visit Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday to review the situation and take a final call on holding state Assembly polls in the state.

On expansion drive, RSS says all Indians are equal

The RSS, on the first day of its three-day central working committee convention here Friday, said it will expand its base in villages and does not differentiate between Indians.

Election Commission report says situation in J&K conducive for polls: Sources
Election Commission report says situation in J&K conducive for polls: Sources

An Election Commission official's report stated on Friday that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, which is hit by the worst-ever floods, is conducive for polls.

Expedite release of flood package in J&K or face stir: Congress to Centre

Jammu and Kashmir Congress on Tuesday asked the Centre to immediately release relief package for the flood victims and threatened to launch an agitation if it was not done.

J&K floods: Exams to be held in March next year

Facing flak for its decision to hold school examinations in the flood-hit Valley in autumn, Jammu and Kashmir government has now decided to hold the exams in March next year.

J&K government seeks Rs 44,000 crore flood relief package from Centre
J&K government seeks Rs 44,000 crore flood relief package from Centre

The Jammu and Kashmir government has submitted a proposal to the central government, seeking a special financial package of Rs 44,000 crore for the rehabilitation of flood affected people.

BSNL not to charge for telecom services in Valley for September

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on Friday joined other service providers in announcing relief to customers in the Valley during the period when the state was hit by floods.

CPI(M) says govt's focus should be J&K flood victims' rehabilitation

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.

Jammu and Kashmir: Rains add to miseries of flood-hit people living in tents

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.

Omar orders safety of people in areas hit by shelling

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.

Omar orders relief in 1 week to those whose houses collapsed

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.

Amitabh Bachchan to participate in charity event for Kashmir help
Amitabh Bachchan to participate in charity event for Kashmir help

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is all set to particiapte in a fund raising event for Kashmir flood victims and has also appealed his fans to participate in the relief work.

Visiting EC team to decide Jammu and Kashmir elections schedule
Visiting EC team to decide Jammu and Kashmir elections schedule

A visiting Election Commission of India (ECI) team will review the overall situation in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday to decide whether the state Assembly Elections can be held this year.

Impressed by Modi's commitment to fighting poverty: Bill Gates

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.

PM Modi happy with Tarun Gogoi in Clean India campaign

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed happiness over Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi inspiring its people to work towards a clean India.

Nearly four lakh still flood-hit in Assam

Nearly four lakh people were still reeling under the impact of floods in Assam though the water level was receding in most parts of the state.

No place to call home for Pandit family hit by floods

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.

NF Railway cancels 10 trains as flood damages tracks

Northeast Frontier Railway on Sunday cancelled 10 trains, and changed the schedules and routes of three others due to damage in tracks by flood waters in Lower Assam.

Study to assess causes behind unprecedented J&K floods

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.