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No relief for Kashmir: Health emergency lurks even as 2 lakh people are rescued

Jammu-Sringar National Highway reopens for traffic

In a boost to relief efforts in the flood-ravaged Kashmir valley, the Jammu-Sringar National Highway on Tuesday reopened for traffic after remaining closed for 13 days due to landslides triggered by incessant rains. Engineers of Border Roads Organisation and the army restored the vital road link. "After sustained effort by the BRO and army engineers, the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway has been opened on Tuesday," a defence spokesman said. He said multiple landslides were cleared with ..., 1 month ago

IAF calls in the 'big boys' for Kashmir flood rescue

A Korean couple and a retired Army Major General were among 310 people rescued by Chandigarh-based 12 Wing of the Indian Air Force, which has been conducting non-stop sorties during the past three days to evacuate people from flooded areas of Srinagar. Indian Air Force IL-76 transport aircraft The Korean couple and the retired Army officer S K Dhiman were on an excursion to Srinagar while others had gone to the Valley for various reasons including many of them as migrant labourers. Among the ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago Flood situation worsens in J-K, 138 dead, 12,000 rescued  Rediff.com1 month ago Army, IAF work tirelessly to rescue flood-hit victims  Rediff.com1 month ago

Unsung heroes: Youth risk their lives to save others in Kashmir

  Army soldiers and civilians rescue an elderly flood victim in Srinagar. Photograph: PTI photo Among tales of misery in the flooded city, there are stories of many “unsung heroes” who risked their lives to save many stranded persons. “Even before the army, the police or anybody from the civil administration could reach us, we were rescued by locals who risked their own lives to save us,” said Inderjeet Singh, a resident of Jammu who works at the state health ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago Army hospital in Srinagar gives a new lease of life to flood victims  Rediff.com1 month ago

Students recount tales of hunger and thirst after escape from Kashmir

Telugu students of NIT at Andhra Bhavan after they were flown to New Delhi from Leh. Photograph: PTI photo Out of food and water for days, 36 engineering students from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have tales of strength and survival to share of their experience of the worst floods witnessed by the KashmirValley in a century. These students of NIT, Srinagar claim to have travelled through one of most deadliest terrains, parched and empty stomach, and survived the ordeals to safely reach the ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Air India to fly out trapped J&K tourists for free

As Kashmir valley remains under flood water, Air India has decided to ferry free of cost tourists trapped in Srinagar while Gujarat and Bihar governments are sending 75,000 food and dry food packets for affected people. Air India's gesture was announced after a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee, chaired by Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth, in New Delhi on Tuesday."Air India has kept two aircraft ready to join the humanitarian efforts in Jammu and Kashmir, while Pawan Hans and ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

JK road, telecom network to be restored in 3-5 days: Centre

Restoration of road and telecommunication network in the KashmirValley, ravaged by floods, will take three to five days. The Centre has directed free flow of transport via Manali and Leh to Srinagar, the only available surface network, a top central government official said on Monday. The home ministry is also airlifting thousands of bottles of drinking water and blankets to Jammu and Kashmir to be distributed among the flood-affected people as there is shortage of potable water and woollens.
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Kashmiri migrants' rehab: Rajnath writes to Omar seeking land

The Centre on Friday asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to identify “suitable land” for the rehabilitation of some 3 lakh Kashmiri Pandits who migrated from the KashmirValley in the early 1990s due to militancy. The Narendra Modi government has committed itself to the return of some 62,000 Kashmiri Pandit families with “full dignity” to their homes in the Valley and has earmarked Rs 500 crore for this in the 2014-15 Union budget. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Pak violates ceasefire again; opens heavy fire along LoC

Violating the ceasefire for the 10th time this month, Pakistani troops on Sunday opened heavy fire on Indian posts along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. Army troops guarding the borderline with Pakistan effectively responded to the firing. "Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked and heavy firing on Indian forward posts along the LoC in Balnoie sub-sector of Poonch district around 8 am", defence spokesman Lt Col Manish Mehta said ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

200 heavily armed militants wait across LoC to attack India

Around 200 heavily armed militants were waiting across the Line of Control to infiltrate into the Indian side even as the security forces foiled several attempts by the ultras to sneak into KashmirValley following the recent floods. “There are around 200 heavily armed terrorists across the Line of Control waiting to infiltrate into the KashmirValley,” Lt General Subrata Saha, the General Officer Commanding of Srinagar-based 15 Corps, said. He said that infiltrators from across the ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Understand people's anger, but they are alive to yell slogans: Omar

An aerial view of inundated areas of Srinagar city including Badamibagh Army cantonment. Photograph: PTI photo Terming the flood situation in the flood-ravaged KashmirValley as “very serious”, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said he understood the anger of the people affected by the “unprecedented” catastrophe. Omar also dismissed criticism of his government in the handling of the flood crisis, saying joint efforts involving various ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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