Kashmir floods helped change perceptions

Born and brought up in Delhi, 18-year-old Anita Kaul never thought that her trip to Kashmir will change her life-long perception about the Valley from where Kashmiri Pandits were hounded out during the insurgency two decades ago.

Highway of hope in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir
Highway of hope in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir

The opening of Jammu-Srinagar National Highway has come as a ray of hope for flood-affected population in Kashmir Valley which is battling with shortage of essentials including life-saving drugs and baby food.

Haj flights to begin form Sept 20 in J&K: Peerzada

Haj flights from the state will resume from Saturday and around 3,750 people are expected to fly to Saudi Arabia for the pilgrimage, Jammu and Kashmir's Minister for Hajj and Auqaf Peerzada Mohammad Sayed said on Wednesday.

J&K govt sets up CM's Flood Relief Fund

Jammu and Kashmir government has set up Chief Minister's Flood Relief Fund to receive donations for relief and rehabilitation of the people affected by floods in the state.

J&K govt releases additional Rs 100 cr each to Kashmir, Jammu

The Omar Abdullah government on Tuesday placed Rs 100 crore each at the disposal of the Divisional Commissioners of Kashmir and Jammu for temporary restoration of infrastructure.

J&K: Woman washed away in nallah in Doda

A woman was washed away in strong water currents after falling in a nallah, while three others were rescued by the army in Doda district of flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir.

Omar thanks Modi Govt for support during flood rescue ops

Jammu and Kashmir Government on Monday expressed sincere thanks to the Centre for its support during rescue and relief operations in the flood ravaged state.

Kashmir employees resent orders to join duty

Jammu and Kashmir government employees posted in the Valley, but stranded in the Jammu region, on Monday resented orders to join their duties immediately or face drastic administrative actions.

Relocation of ammunition dumps, bunkers ordered in Jammu

The Indian Army on Monday ordered the relocation of its ammunition dumps, bunkers and border outposts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu region due to extensive damage caused by floods.

Floods bind people across religious lines in J&K

15-year-old Abdul Rahman has been staying in a Gurudwara here along with his family ever since he was rescued from his house in marooned Wazir Bagh locality after the floods ravaged Jammu and Kashmir.

60 percent power supply restored in Kashmir: Omar

Stepping up efforts to re-establish normalcy in the flood ravaged state, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said 60 per cent power supply has been restored in Kashmir Valley so far.

'Will ensure J&K flood victims do not suffer further in winter'

All necessary steps will be taken to ensure that the flood-affected people in Jammu and Kashmir do not suffer further miseries during winter which is going to set in less than two months, the state government has said.

Jammu-Srinagar national highway remains closed for traffic

The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway remained closed for the tenth consecutive day today due to landslides and sinking of road at various places, with hundreds of vehicles stranded on the route.

J&K floods: Tragic death of a groom along with 67 others

J&K floods has many tragic stories under its shade, the untimely death of a groom adds to the list. After 2 yrs of courtship the couple was about to get married the day when this unfortunate event happened.

23,000 flood victims rescued, 83 relief camps set up in Jammu

In the Jammu division 23,000 people have been rescued and 83 relief camps were set up for the flood victims, a senior officials said here on Thursday.

Gradual improvement in telecom services in flood-hit Kashmir

Telecom services in flood-hit Kashmir Valley are slowly being restored with BSNL resuming connectivity to 7,000 landline phones and 14 mobile towers in Srinagar city.

EC puts off poll preparedness review visit to J&K

The Election Commission on Wednesday put off its proposed visit to Jammu and Kashmir for review of election preparedness following the flood situation in the state.

Army dogs uncover two bodies in Kashmir

Army dogs have unearthed the bodies of an elderly woman and a child buried under snow and mud in the flood ravaged Kashmir Valley, the military said Tuesday.

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IAF airlifts 180 jawans from flood-hit border posts in J&K

Indian Air Force on Sunday airlifted 180 jawans who were posted at various border area posts along flood-affected Indo-Pak border in Jammu sector.