A militant ambush near the highway of Qazigund town in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district left 4 Central Reserve Police Force troopers injured on Saturday evening. A senior police officer said militants fired at a passing vehicle of the CRPF at Lavdora near Qazigund on the Srinagar Jammu national highway on Saturday evening wounding the CRPF troopers. "The injured CRPF jawans have been evacuated to hospital for treatment," the officer said. Reinforcements were rushed to the spot and the ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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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 month 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, 1 month 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, 2 months ago Omar Abdullah to get his office back on Thursday Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Ganderbal was once the bastion of the Abdullah family but this time around, the electoral battle in this north Kashmir assembly constituency is being fought sans the Abdullah’s. Omar Abdullah has decided to contest the election from 2 assembly segments of Sonwar in capital Srinagar and Beerwah in central Kashmir Budgam district. The National Conference this time has fielded a local as its candidate from the constituency which goes to polls in the first phase on ...Rediff.com, 3 days ago Omar gives up family bastion, to contest polls from 2 constituencies Rediff.com, 3 weeks 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months ago
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