|16 people buried under debris in Budgam|
Police recovers six bodies, rescue operation on
Srinagar, Mar 30 (KNS): Around 16 members of two families area feared dead in Laden village of Chadoora area on Monday when two residential houses collapsed due to land sinking.
According to the KNS correspondent, families of Ghulam Nabi Hajam and Lal Din Hajam were in a house when the mud slide stuck the house and buried the families. Late in the evening, six bodies were recovered from the debr...
|No threat to Srinagar, assures CE Flood Control|
Says no breaches reported despite water flowing above danger level
Srinagar, Mar 30 (KNS): Government on Monday ruled out any flood threat to Srinagar, saying the machinery is striving to keep the city at bay from getting hit by the possible floods.
The chief engineer Irrigation and Flood Control Mir Javed Jaffar told KNS over phone that despite Jehlum flowing above the danger mark, there are no further breaches reported at the embankments and that Srinagar wou...
|Return of power projects from NHPC ‘litmus test’ for us: Mufti|
‘Situation improved in JK; NC sold JK Bank, undermined state’s autonomy’
Srinagar, Mar 30 (KNS): Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Monday termed the return of the power projects from NHPC a ‘a litmus test’ for Government’s credibility, saying he has discussed the issue at threadbare with the prime minister and modalities over the process are being looked into.
The statement of the chief minister came in the backdrop of the recent remarks by the Union Power minis...
|GOI preferred polls over relief in JK last year: Omar|
Castigates Center over delay in relief package to flood hit people Suggests Mufti to use former officers who served state last year during floods
Srinagar, Mar 30 (KNS): The former chief minister and NC working president Omar Abdullah Monday alleged that the Government of India preferred polls over the relief activities in the flood ravaged Jammu and Kashmir and delayed the flood package without any reason.
According to KNS correspondent, Omar while talking to reporters outside the Assembly in Jammu said, “Instead of playing politics ov...
|Baramulla court without Public Prosecutor since six months|
Detainees’ families urge govt to end their plight
Srinagar, Mar 30 (KNS): The families of the under trails at north Kashmir’s Baramulla on Monday said that due to the continuous absence of the public Prosecutor at the court of Principal and Session Judge, they continue to suffer with the cases getting delayed every day after.
Families of persons said that from the last more than six months, the government has not posted any PP in the court...
|Mufti meets trading community in Lal Chowk|
Srinagar, Mar 30 (KNS): Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed today visited Lal Chowk area and met the traders whose shops were facing threat of inundation due to drainage failure following incessant rains in the area.
The dewatering has since been completed and the waterlogged roads have been restored in the business hub of the city.
Minister for Public Works, Syed Altaf Bukhari, Minister for F...
|Mechanism put in place to deal with flood situation: Naeem Akhtar |
Jammu, mar 30 (KNS): Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar while informing the Legislative Council at 12 noon said that the necessary steps have been taken by Government for dealing with the flood situation which has arisen due to the incessant rains. “3 control rooms have been established in North, South and Central Kashmir, besides 4 lakh sand bags have also been made available to deal with any...
|Geelani writes to Pak PM|
Urges him to play role of facilitator between Saudi Arabia and Iran
Srinagar, Mar 30 (KNS): Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani Monday appealed Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Nawaz Sharif to play a role of facilitator between Saudi Arabia and Iran and try to call a meeting of the heads of the organization of the Muslim countries (OIC) to find a respectable solution to the Yemen conflict.
“Instead of becoming the part of the unholy war, Pakistan sh...
|Mirwaiz convenes emergency meeting of Dar-ul-Khair|
Instructs workers, volunteers to be ready to meet any eventuality
Srinagar, Mar 30 (KNS): In the wake of incessant rains in Kashmir, Hurriyat (M) chairman and head of Dar-ul-Khair Mirwaiz Umar Farooq convened an emergency meeting of Dar-ul-Khair members, workers and activists to take stock of the flood like situation emerging in Kashmir.
“During the meeting, Mirwaiz instructed Dar-ul-Khair members, workers, volunteers and youth to be ready to meet any eventual...
|Alam tours to old city, asks authorities to begin dewatering without delay|
Srinagar, Mar 30 (KNS): PDP senior leader Mohammad Khurshid Alam travelled to various areas of old city on Monday in view of the incessant rains and listened to peoples’ grievances.
Alam was apprised by people that the Municipal Corporation has so far not installed any dewatering pumps in the area due to which water has entered into the inner lanes making the pedestrian movement difficult. Peop...