Saturday, September 20, 2014
 
 Top Stories of The Day
Death toll climbs to 77 in Kashmir, 203 in Jammu
State slowly moving back to normalcy:CM
Srinagar, September 19, (Scoop News)-The death toll due to the floods in Jammu and Kashmir has climbed to 280 even as Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today expressed hope that the toll would not be as high as feared earlier. Meanwhile Police said that the rescue workers have so far recovered 77 bodies from different parts of Kashmir Valley. Death Toll during the recent floods Srinagar East 03 West 07 North 03 South 24 Hazratbal 02 Total 39 Anantnag 08 Kulgam 09 Shopian 02 Pulwama Nil Awantipora 04 Baramulla Nil Sopore Nil Bandipora 03 Kupwara 04 Handwara Nil Budgam 06 Ganderbal 02 Total casualties 77 Omar said,"The death toll in Jammu is 203 including the 44 members of a marriage party who are missing since there bus as washed away (in Rajouri district)," He said the rescue workers have so far recovered 77 bodies from different parts of Kashmir Valley. "Other than the 44 persons from Jammu, we do not have many people reported missing. If t...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
Mehbooba seeks effective dewatering mechanism, relief operation on war footing
Srinagar, September 19, (Scoop News)-Urging the state government to put its act together even at this late stage, Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti has said that the claims made by the government about relief efforts are mostly confined to the announcements. After visiting several affected areas of South Kashmir and Srinagar, the PDP president, in a statement, said that the inadequate arrangement for pumping out flood waters from the most inundated areas is threatening lives and surviving buildings besides adding to the economic loss suffered by people in Valley. “Many areas...

Omar visits Pulwama,assures people all help from Government
Asks cell companies to ensure complete restoration of services
Srinagar, September 19, (Scoop News)-Speaking to people in Pulwama and other areas he visited on Friday morning to monitor relief and rehabilitation measures and receive the first hand information about the same, the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah assured the people that he and his Government is with them at this juncture of crisis and everything possible would be done to give required succor to the flood affected families for their rehabilitation. The Chief Minister said that priority has been given to make food grains and other essentials available to the people besides making ho...

JK CM Appeals MPs, Legislators, employees, general public to also donate to CM’s Flood Relief Fund
Srinagar, September 18, (Scoop News)-Chief Minister Omar Abdullah who this morning reviewed the latest prevailing aftermath in the State arising out of devastating floods at a high level meeting he chaired here, expressed gratitude to the Governor Jammu and Kashmir State, N.N. Vohra for donating his one month salary in the J&K Chief Minister’s Flood Relief fund. Omar Abdullah also announced Rupees One Lakh donation out of his salary to the flood relief fund and appealed to the MPs and Legislators of the State to donate as much as they could for the flood affected families. He said MPs and Legislators can also earmark funds out of their MPLADS and CDF for the restoration of floo...

Mufti calls for massive coordinated effort to rebuild Kashmir
PDP legislators, Parliamentarians to donate one-month salary for relief, rehabilitation
Srinagar, September 18, (Scoop News)- Calling for a massive and coordinated effort to rebuild flood-ravaged Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said that the PDP legislators and parliamentarians would donate one month salary for relief and rehabilitation. He said the party legislators and parliamentarians would also utilize their constituency development fund for the relief and rehabilitation work. “The whole country must rise as one to support the residents of the Jammu and Kashmir in their hour of need, as it has done earlier when natural disasters h...

 
 Ladakh News
Air India operates additional flight for Leh
Jammu, September 15, (Scoop News)- According to Station Manager Jammu Mohammad Arif due to cancellation of Air India Flight AI450 Dated 15-09-2014 from Jammu to Leh, Air India operates additional flight for Leh AI4450 on Dated 16-09-2014 (Tuesday). The departure of the additional flight for Jammu to Leh will be at 0910 AM. All the stranded passengers of the cancel flight are advised to report at Airport at 0700 AM Sharp. ...

Army triumphs Ladakh Scouts Marathon
Udhampur,September 15, (Scoop News)- The 3rd Ladakh Marathon was organised by the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council at Leh. A total of approximate 3,000 participants from across the world took part in the Marathon. The aim of the Marathon was to foster National Spirit and encourage Sports in Ladakh. The 3rd Ladakh Marathon had four categories namely the Khardung La Challenge Ultra Marathon of 72 Kms, the Full Marathon of 42 Kms, the Half Marathon of 21 Kms and the 7 Kms run in which maximum school children participated. The Ladakh Marathon is the World’s Highest and Toughest M...

Spalbar inaugurates an irrigation pond at Taru village
Leh, September 13, (Scoop News)- The Chief Executive Councilor LAHDC, Leh Rigzin Spalbar today inaugurated an irrigation pond constructed by TISS at Taru village. The completed pond is one of the project in Taru village undertaken by TISS under the MoU already signed between LAHDC, Leh and TISS and financially supported by IDBI under Corporate Social Responsibility scheme. After inaugurating the pond, CEC along with Councilor Basgo Tsering Norboo, Project Director, TISS Leh Sonam Jorgais, Sarpanch Taru and other members inspected other ongoing projects of TISS in Taru which include two ...

CEC, LAHDC declares Takmachik an Eco Model Village
Leh ,September 02, (Scoop News)- In a function organised by LEHO at Takmachik village, CEC, LAHDC, Rigzin Spalbar declared Takmachik an Eco Model Village and said that a MoU would be signed shortly in partnership between LAHDC, Panchayat, Takmachik and LEHO to start with the formulation of the project and its implementation by March of next year. On the occasion EC Agriculture Sonam Dorje, President LEHO Dr. Din Mohd, Director LEHO Raziya Sultana, District Horticulture Officer, Leh and Horticulture Development Officer, Khalsi were also present. Spalbar stressed that every Ladakhi must...

BOSE organizes first time an awareness programme on Adolescence Education
Leh ,September 02, (Scoop News)- For the first time an awareness programme on Adolescence Education is being organized in Leh. Organized by J&K State Board of School Education (BOSE) in collaboration with NCERT New Delhi at Leh Conference hall the two days awareness programme was chaired by Executive Councilor for Higher Education, Mohd. Shafi Lassu today. Addressing the programme, Executive Councilor for Higher Education Mohd Shafi Lassu said that adolescent period is the most sensitive stage in human life adding that it is the same period in which adolescents are venerable to drugs, ba...

No encroachment, DC Leh in touch with his HP counterpart: Gurezi
Srinagar, August 30, (Scoop News)-Minister of State for Sheep and Animal Husbandry, Nazir Ahmad Gurezi while replying, on behalf of Minister(I/c) Revenue, on a Calling Attention Notice of Nurboo Gialchan informed the House today that Sercho area of block Nyoma falls on the border of Leh and Himachal Pradesh (HP) and generally people cross over to either side for grazing their cattle. The Minister said that Deputy Commissioner Leh has been asked to pursue the matter vigorously to ensure that no permanent encroachment takes place in the area. Regarding the issue of demarcation of boundary between Leh and Himachal Pradesh, the Minister said that Deputy Commissioner is in touch with his cou...

OP Sadhbhavna A Module to Strengthen Awam and Jawan: Maj Gen Negi
Kargil,August 30, (Scoop News)- OP Sadhbhavna Programme is a module to strengthen the bond between the Jawan and Awam and to fulfill this aim Indian Army is organizing various Programmes like Medical Camps, Vetenary Camps, Sports Activities, Music Competitions etc and army has opened various Army Goodwill Schools, Women Welfare Centers etc in Border District Kargil. This was revealed by the GOC 8 Mountain Division Major General Jaiveer Negi while talking to our correspondent on the final day of Suru Valley National Integration Cultural Competition concluded at Captain Nongrum, MVC Auditorium Khumbathang Kargil. Out of Hundreds of Participants from more than 40 villages, Syed Zulfi ...

A&H department organizes one day Vegetable –cum-Fruit Exhibition
Leh, August 30, (Scoop News)- To encourage the farmers in agriculture, horticulture and floriculture sectors keeping in view the growing demands of vegetable and fruits in Leh, the Agriculture and Horticulture department organized a day long Vegetable –cum-Fruit Exhibition at Indoor Stadium, Leh today. The exhibition was inaugurated by CEC, LAHDC Rigzin Spalbar who was chief guest on the occasion while as Executive Councilor for Agriculture Sonam Dorjey was guest of honour on the occasion. Tremendous response of farmers was seen in the exhibition displaying variety of fruits like apric...

 
 Debate
Army generates new debate in Kashmir
By Shafiq Mir Already divided and confused on various political theories, ideologies and slogans, the Kashmiries have been engulfed with an other confusion. And this latest confusion has been added by the armed forces working in Kashmir by doing a good work during the recent devastating floods in Jammu Kashmir which the Kashmiries had never expected from them. On seeing the appreciation for army by common people, even the separatist forces have been left confused that how to fight it back and keep their grip continue on the masses . As per government claim, about 1 lakh and ...

Nature’s Verdict
By Dr Nirmal Kamal It is not what was initially presumed to be heavy incessant rains later turned into “Flood Fury” when a frail part of protecting embankment (baand ) supporting river Jehlum gave way to enter bowl like valley of Kashmir to cause disaster and havoc wrought in Jammu region on 3rd of this month taking toll on several of precious lives. Furious forceful outflow of water created “Pralaya” on the roads, entered shops, buildings, households, displaced and made everybody’s life – poor and rich, infants an...

Salam Kashmir: An artist on Noah's Ark
Naeem Akhtar Human beings tend to come out with their best or the worst in face of disasters. The current deluge in Kashmir is no exception. Here are two stories from the same neighbourhood, Jawaharnagar, once a posh locality in the uptown Srinagar. Both narrated by the most authentic witnesses who have been the central characters of these stories. On Sunday, 7th of September I received a message from Dr Iffat shah the renowned dermatologist of the city that her parents living in Jawaharnagar were 'drowning in their second story' and asked me to do something. Her parents happen to ...

I can’t remember another natural disaster where govt was so completely paralysed
By Omar Abdullah I’ve spent an awfully long time staring at this blank computer screen wondering where to start from, wondering how to put in to words what I’ve seen, felt and experienced over the last couple of weeks. The suffering and difficulty that I’ve seen the people of my state go through has been unimaginable, and at times almost overwhelming, but I want others to get a sense of what it has been like to try and lead Jammu and Kashmir through these difficult times. None of what I've written is in any way offered as an excuse or a defence of what went wrong in the firs...

Without Mincing Any Words
Brig Anil Gupta Jammu & Kashmir has experienced the worst tragedy in the living memory of many people. It’s still reeling under the effect of massive devastation caused due to unprecedented rains and floods in the first week of September. But for the heroic and selfless efforts of the Indian Armed Forces and the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) the magnitude of the tragedy would have been unimaginable. The tragedy is not over as yet; while I sit down to pen my thoughts. There is extreme resentment and anger among the public for total collapse and callousness of the civil adm...

Floods - May you wash away the prejudices !
B L Saraf The humongous floods have inundated the state of Jammu & Kashmir in general and the Valley in particular ; bringing heaps of misery , of varied kinds, to the helpless residents .The destruction caused by the floods in Kashmir is a tragedy of a great magnitude . The devastation brought about is unbelievable and , in most cases , immeasurable . Hundreds of precious lives have perished in the furry - a loss which can never be recompensed. It is a human problem . The state government is missing from the scene . The Indian Army has ...

Prepare for a dangerous Pakistan
By Dr. Ramesh Tamiri Pakistan’s neurotic obsession to change the status quo in Kashmir,seek parity with India by resorting to cross-border terrorism to check its ascendency to a regional power and chase strategic depth in Afghanistan has pushed Pakistan in to a state of chronic instability. Far from hurting India its policies have put the very future of the state at stake. The jihadi assets it reared over the years as tools of for pursuing its strategic policies have turned against it and have been indulging in systematic assaults on the symbols of the army and the state. There ...

Pakistan on knife edge
Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani I had planned to write this column on the special session of UN Human Rights Council requested by Iraq and supported by Group of Arab States, Non Aligned Movement, Organization of Islamic Cooperation and European Union to discuss “the human rights situation in Iraq in light of abuses committed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and associated groups,” on Monday 1 September 2014. UN Secretary General has received JKCHR Written Statement for the Special Session. This will be circulated as a General Assembly document on Monday during the session an...

 Jammu News
Defence correspondents course -2014 culminates at Nagrota
Jammu, September 19, (Scoop News)- Thirty one journalists from pan India both from print and electronic had congregated at Kochi for the Defense Correspondents Course which had commenced on 20th August 2014. Lt Col NN Joshi, PRO Srinagar was the course conducting officer. The participants of the course after the Navy, Airforce and Army module at various locations had been on a Forward Area Tour from 14 to 19 September 2014 in the area of Cross Swords and Ace of Spades Division. The most exciting and thrilling module was the Forward Area Tour which started on 14 September 2014....

Sham distributes relief among flood victims
‘Assures all help from Government’
Jammu,September 19, (Scoop News)-Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Sham Lal Sharma on Friday visited Chowki Choura, Mera Mandria and other adjoining areas to assess the damages caused to public infrastructure, agriculture land, crop, roads and other infrastructure along the Jammu-Rajouri roads due to recent flash floods and heavy rains. After assessing the loss of damages at Chowki Choura, Mera Mandria and its adjoining areas, the Minister interacted with the villagers and said Government is committed to provide all basic amenities to the flood affected people of the State, adding that there is no constraint of funds under State Disaster Response Fund. He said i...

Div Com briefs about Navratra arrangements
Festival to be a low key affair
Jammu,September 19, (Scoop News)- Navratra festival this year shall be a low key affair, this was stated by Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Shantmanu during a press conference, here today. Divisional Commissioner while briefing the media regarding the festival said that keeping in view the calamity which has hit the state and the loss of life and property caused by the floods, this year’s Navratra festival will be without any component of festivities. The event shall be kept simple and the only event which shall mark the festival this year shall be Bhagwat Katha for the well being of all those who have suffered during the recent floods in the state. He also said that as per...

Kishtwar Warwan Road reopens
Margan top cleared for traffic
Kishtwar,September 19, (Scoop News)- Due to the hectic and tireless efforts of PWD division Marwah and PWD division Vailoo, the Margan top pass connecting the remote and inaccessible valley of Warwan and Marwah to Vailoo Anantnag and subsequently to the District HQ Kishtwar, was cleared for traffic in record time. DDC Kishtwar Mohd Javed Khan personally supervised all the restoration work. With the clearance of this important link, the essential supplies to the Marwah and warwan have been restored; Thus providing major relief to the local population. It is pertinent to mention there that the sinthan pass which connects Kishtwar with Anantnag was also cleared in the record time of only on...

Medicines donated for flood victims of Panchari
Jammu,September 19, (Scoop News)- As Social Responsibility, Jai Durga Amba Charitable trust, Jammu handed over relief medicines amounting to Rs 40,000 to the District Administration Udhampur under the supervision of District Development Commissioner, Udhampur, Mrs Yasha Mudgal for the landslide/ flash flood victims of the Panchari. On the occasion, Mr Rakesh Jamwal, Joint Director, Planning thanked Dr Sumeet Gupta, Chairman, Jai Durga Amba Charitable trust, Jammu for their much needed relief medicines for the flood victims of the area. Also, He appealed to all the NGO’s, Industrial units, civil societies, private institutions etc to come forward and to contribute more and more for the...

Jagjivan seeks 6 months rations, rehabilitation of flood sufferers
Reasi,September 19, (Scoop News)- NationalConference candidate from Reasi Assembly Constituency Jagjivan Lal on Friday sought immediate assessment of losses to due to recent floods and landslides, saying that focus should shift now to the rehabilitation of the affected population. “While free rations to the flood hit people is a welcome step, it needs to be continued at least for six months”, Mr Jagjivan Lal said while interacting with the sufferers at Serri near Dera Baba Bandha and Sadal in Panjer Panchayat. The former minister lauded the efforts of the Omar led government in initiating urgent rescue measures soon after the natural calamity struck the state and said timely intervent...

BJP, BJYM leaders collect donations for flood affected families
Jammu, September 19, (Scoop News)- State BJP General Secretary & Former Mayor Kavinder Gupta, alongwith BJYM State Prabhari Ashok Singh Chauhan and other leaders setup a collection counter at Talab Tillo area of Jammu West district to seek donations from the general public for the help of the people who have been affected by the recent rains and floods. They were making appeals to the people to donate for the noble cause. Kavinder Gupta, while expressing sympathies with the families which have lost their kiths and kins and suffered heavy losses of houses, crops, livestock etc. said that be...

Div Com oversees relief, restoration works at Saddal, Panchari
Udhampur, September 18, (Scoop News)- To assess the damage caused to private and public property in the backdrop of recent rains and flash floods in the district, the Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Shantmanu accompanied by Inspector General of Police, Jammu Mr Rajesh Kumar and District Development Commissioner, Udhampur Mrs. Yasha Mudgal today conducted an extensive tour of flood affected and landslides area of Udhampur district including Saddal, Panjar, lower Meer and Panchari etc to monitor the situation that has arisen after incessant rainfall in the district. During the tour, Div Com expressed sympathies with the people of the area who have lost their family members and s...

 
 Kashmir News
Mazher Hussain Calls on Governor
Srinagar, September 19, (Scoop News)-Mazher Hussain, Executive Director, Confederation of Voluntary associations (COVA), met N.N. Vohra, Governor , here at the Raj Bhawan today. Hussain presented to the Governor, a strategy paper for rescue, relief and rehabilitation of the flood affected people of Jammu and Kashmir. He offered the services of the COVA in facilitating the locals to organize welfare committees at the grass root level, formation of advocacy groups to take up issues of the affected people with the State and the Central Government and safety assessment of the houses in rural areas and of economically weaker sections of the society. The Governor thanked Hussain and observ...

Sakina asks ICDS Staff to volunteer in rehab operations
Srinagar, September 19, (Scoop News)- Minister for Social Welfare, Ms Sakina Itoo today asked the ICDS field functionaries to involve themselves in providing relief to the flood victims and reach out to the people in this hour of distress. Chairing a meeting of departmental officers, Ms Itoo called for community mobilization with the involvement of ICDS staff including Anganwadi workers and helpers to facilitate people in their proper rehabilitation to the safe place including provide relief. Ms Itoo directed for extending services on voluntarily basis in providing medical and health tips to the flood affected people in consultation with health department functionaries. The Minister dire...

Mirwaiz assesses loss to property in valley between Rs. 80 thousand and one lakh crore
Srinagar,September 19,(Scoop News)_Appealing the world community and the globally acknowledged financial institutions including Islamic Development Bank (IDB),Asian Development Bank (ADB) and World Bank to extend financial support in rebuilding the flood hit Jammu and Kashmir, All Parties Huriyat Conference(APHC) leader, Mirwaz Umar Farooq, Friday asked the Government of India (GOI) to rise above politics and on humanitarian grounds allow international aid agencies to reach out to the people hit by the worst ever floods. Addressing peoples’ gathering at Historic Grand Mosque, Mirwaiz said that with the loss of precious human lives, the havoc has caused damage to the public property w...

Shah appeals people to refrain from looting relief material meant for flood victims
Srinagar, September 19, (Scoop News)_ Expressing satisfaction over the mutual assistance showed by the people of Kashmir during the course of floods, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader, Shabir Ahmad Shah, urged people to refrain from indulging in unethical means of looting relief meant for the deserving. Shah expressed these words on Friday while touring the flood affected areas of south Kashmir and adjacent areas of Srinagar. He said the relief and local committees responsible for collecting and distributing relief should be made more mechanized so as to ensure the relief reaches the deserving without any obstacles. Shah also visited Raj Bagh, Dalgate, Ompora, Goripora ...

Secretary GAD visits Civil Secretariat, assures all help to employees
Srinagar, September 19, (Scoop News)- The Secretary GAD, M.A Bukhari today visited the Civil Secretariat premises to take stock of the dewatering process and clean-up operations going on there. Mr Bukhari asked the officers of Fire & Emergency Services to speed up the dewatering and cleaning process so that work is resumed in the Secretariat normally and more and more employees are able to make it up to their offices. Mr Bukhari said all facilities would be provided to the employees returning back to duty including their accommodation and other logistic needs. He directed the concerned that efforts should be made to salvage the office records by taking all possible measures. ...

Police efforts for clearance of garbage continues
Srinagar,September 19, (Scoop News)- Police deputed teams for clearance of garbage in some flood hit areas of Srinagar. Several teams of police Jawans alongwith trucks and tractors were deputed in flood affected areas in and around Batamaloo, Sher Garhi and Sonwar areas to clear the garbage from the main roads. Contingents of Police and Traffic police were deputed for traffic regulations in Reki Chowk Batamaloo, Magarmal Bagh , Sher Garhi and Parimpora. Police Hospital Srinagar established a Medical Camp at Batamaloo and wherein patients were examined by a team of doctors and wer...

Civil Secretariat resumes activity, CS takes review
Srinagar, September 18, (Scoop News)-The Civil Secretariat today resumed its activity after the recent floods with Chief Secretary, Mohammad Iqbal Khandey along with administrative secretaries and other senior officers taking stock of the damages caused to the records and other infrastructure. The Chief Secretary reviewed the situation at a meeting of administrative secretaries and representatives of the employees unions. Mr Khandey directed using more pumps to dewater the premises and starting the clean-up operation accordingly. He also directed Estates department to make necessary arrangements of accommodation for those darbar move employees whose dwellings came under floods. As floo...

Baramulla: 78571 hectares agriculture, orchard land affected
Baramulla, September 18, (Scoop News)- In light of the Government order with regard to immediate distribution of relief among the people whose houses and crops were damaged due to flood and heavy rains, an officers meeting was convened by the District Development Commissioner Baramulla Dr. Farooq Ahad Lone here today. The meeting was attended by MLA Sopore Mohammad Ashraf Ganai, MLA Sangrama Basharat Bukhari, ADC Baramulla, concerned SDM’s Tehsildars, Kissan Board Members and senior officers from various departments. The concerned departments were directed to speed up work and ensure that the sufferers are provided relief without delay. The meeting was informed that 48571 he...

 
 Other Stories
Sopori announces ‘SaMaPa Fund Raiser Programmes’ for Kashmir flood victims
Jammu, September 19, (Scoop News)- Perhaps the worst floods in Kashmir, the catastrophe has claimed hundreds of lives and caused large scale devastation. The Jammu and Kashmir has suffered one of the worst natural catastrophes. While the Army, Air force and other relief agencies are working round the clock to save and rehabilitate everyone, Music legend Pandit Bhajan Sopori and maestro Abhay Rustum Sopori have decided to create avenues for raising funds for the victims of the catastrophe through fund raising concerts. Pandit Bhajan Sopori announced that SaMaPa (Sopori Academy of Music An...

Dr. Sunita Dube’s Medscape India National Awards 2014 a glitzy affair
Mumbai, September 19, (Scoop News)- Last night Mumbai witness a gala affair of Doctors, Politicians, Sports person and Bollywood celebrities to felicitate the life saver “Doctors” at 3rd MedscapeIndia National Awards 2014. The awards were initiated to honor individuals and organizations working tirelessly to elevate the status of health in India. It is put together by MedscapeIndia-Aryan Medical and Educational Trust a nonprofit organization formed that connects leading professionals from the medical and paramedical community. Cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin walked the red carpet and was seen...

Piramal supports J&K’s disaster relief operations
To setup 10 water purification plants across Srinagar
Jammu, September 19, (Scoop News)- Piramal Foundation has partnered with the Central Government, Jammu & Kashmir state governments and Indian Air Force to provide relief support to the flood ravaged state. One of the direst needs of the State is at present clean and safe drinking water, as the main source of water has been contaminated. To address this issue, Piramal Sarvajal, Piramal Foundation’s philanthropic safe drinking water initiative, is in the process of sending and setting up 10 Sarvajal water purification plants across Srinagar. Four plants have been sent via the Indian Air Force, of which one has been installed at the Srinigar Air Force station. Another six Sarvajal plan...

Kashmiri Pandits presently leaderless: Dr Jitendra
Deepak Raj’s book ‘In Wanderland’ released That
Jammu, September 18, (Scoop News)- Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister in PMO, with independent charge of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences while releasing Deepak Raj’s book In Wanderland, said that the Kashmiri Pandit community which has given leadership to independent India for decades together is virtually leaderless at present. He said that during the Simla pact signed by the then Prime Minister, Mrs Indira Gandhi with Pakistan a battery of Kashmiri Pandit leaders was present on the occasion who besides Mrs Gandhi included veteran diplomats P N Haksar, T N Kaul and D P Dhar. Their joint photograph still exists in Raj Bhawan of Simla, he added. While highly acclaiming the Deep...

Governor reviews flood relief work
Governor reviews flood relief wo
Srinagar, September 18, (Scoop News)-In a meeting this afternoon the GOC XV Corps, Lieutenant General Subrata Saha briefed N.N. Vohra, Governor, Jammu and Kashmir about the rescue and relief measures so far taken by the army on its own , and with IAF’s support, to meet the enormous challenge posed by the flood disaster in J&K . Thereafter, along with Lieutenant General Saha, the Governor undertook an aerial reconnaissance of the entire town and surrounding areas. The Governor had undertaken a similar survey last week. The Governor is receiving daily reports about the relief measures currently underway. Governor reviews flood relief work Satya Mohanty, Secretary, Nationa...

Restore connectivity immediately: CM asks telecom companies
Fruit growers seek transport facilities to outside mandis
Srinagar, September 18, (Scoop News)-Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah today asked all the private mobile companies operating in J&K to restore connectivity in the State at the earliest. The Chief Minister was interacting with the representatives of BSNL, Vodafone, Idea, Reliance and Aircel companies here this afternoon. He asked the representatives of these companies to furnish the power restoration requirement to the Government so that optimum power supply is provided to them. Meanwhile, a delegation of fruit growers met the Chief Minister seeking immediate assessment of the fruit damages and sought his intervention in facilitating suitable and early transportation of fruits to th...

Dr Shehnaz visits flood affected areas along LOC
Poonch,September 18, (Scoop News)-MLC, Dr Shehnaz Ganai, today visited various villages situated along forward areas on LOC Brari, Gagrian (Sawjian) and the Bravo Post -2 of Rashtriya Rifles, to express her sympathies with the bereaved families who lost their near ones during the recent floods. She assured the flood-hit people of all possible help saying the government is alive to their problems and taking all measures to mitigate them. While interacting with affected people at Gagrian, Brari, she took stock of the colossal damage caused to life, property, crops, infrastructure and utility services. She said a massive rehabilitation programme has become imperative to deal with the present...

Formulate comprehensive policy to rehabilitate ill-fated residents of Saddal village: Vikramaditya
PACNHARI (UDHAMPUR),September 18, (Scoop News)- Sept 18: Expressing his concern over non-serious attitude of the state government in providing adequate relief and compensation to the ill-fated residents of Saddal village of Panchari block of Udhampur district, senior leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Yuvraj Vikramaditya Singh emphasized on the need of formulate a comprehensive policy for the rehabilitation for the survivors of Saddal village. Saddal village was completely washed out due to massive land-sliding in this belt due to heavy downpours and incessant rains. Vikramaditya Singh asked the state and central government to immediately devise a policy to provide succor...

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Social org. handed over relief material to DDC
Frequently asked questions on dealing with various situations after floods
Several roads in Poonch restored
Madan demands Relief/Compensation for flood Victims
Gujjar Tribal Welfare Society, donates relief for flood victims of Kashmir
A delegation of Congress leaders of Udhampur met Prof. Soz
J&K Govt sets up CM’s Flood relief fund
Abrol visits flood effected area, distributes blankets
RBI convenes meeting to assess the impact of devastating floods
NC sets up relief camp at Banihal
 
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Combating Global Jihad threat
Helpline Numbers for Jammu and Kashmir Floods Information(Updated)
Bombardment Again? "Show Me the Science!"
Political Empowerment to Women
Stories Untold, Mysteries Unfold-Re-discovering Kargil’s Forgotten Past
Contours of Sham Lal Sharma’s bombshell
Well begun Mr. Prime Minister!
Pakistan is heading for a disaster
Speaking on Art & Culture:Late (Smt.) Gobind Kaur – The First Woman Sculptor of J&K State
Acne vulgaris (or simply acne or pimples)
 
 
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