Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday afternoon arrived in summer capital Srinagar after visiting troops at the Siachen glacier, the world’s highest battlefield in Ladakh region. Modi was received in Srinagar by state Governor N N Vohra, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, senior civil personnel, police and security force officers at the airport. The prime minister later left for Raj Bhavan were he is scheduled to hold discussions with the chief minister and senior state ... Rediff.com, 1 day ago
It will take months if not years before flood-ravaged Srinagar is restored to its pristine glory. Mukhtar Ahmad / Rediff.com reports. Image: A view of the historic Lal Chowk in the heart of Srinagar. Photograph: Umar Ganie The historic Lal Chowk in the heart of Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital Srinagar looks devastated, bearing no resemblance of its pre-flood glory.At no point of time in its living memory has the business hub of the Valley been ravaged by floods as it did on ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Just In: J and K's Civil Secretariat in flood-hit Srinagar opens after 11 days, less than 10 per cent of the employees report for work at the scheduled opening time.Rediff.com, 1 month ago Omar Abdullah to get his office back on Thursday Rediff.com, 1 month ago
As the rescue operations in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir are tapering off and the victims are being attended to in scores of relief camps, most of which have been set up by the locals, fear of an epidemic still looms in the affected areas.A senior doctor at the Soura Medical Institute in Srinagar said that the floodwaters mixed with sewage have remained stagnant for many days leading to increased breeding of mosquitoes, which can be vectors of diseases. "The stagnant waters around homes ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Army men repair fence along the border damaged by floods in Jammu and Kashmir. Photograph: PTI When calamity strikes, it does not discriminate. This was on ample display when floods ravaged Kashmir. Along with civilian population, security forces deployed in Srinagar from various parts of the country were also hit badly. They lost their belongings and their weapons were damaged or left useless after water entered their camps across the Kashmir Valley. Hundreds of AK rifles, INSAS rifles and ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Photograph: Umar Ganie/Rediff.com Twenty three villages inundated by floods in south Kashmir districts of Anantnag and Kulgam; the death toll rises to 10 A flood alert was sounded on Thursday in Srinagar city as River Jhelum was flowing four feet above the danger mark after incessant rain, while 23 villages have been inundated by floods in south Kashmir districts of Anantnag and Kulgam. Incessant rain over the past three days has wreaked havoc in many parts of the Valley with south ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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