Play active role in releasing int’l aid: Mirwaiz to Indian civil society

Play active role in releasing int’l aid: Mirwaiz to Indian civil society

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Monday advised the Indian civil society members to play active role in removing the obstacles for the much needed flow of International aid to Kashmir. In a meeting with Indian civil society delegation Mirwaiz stressed upon the Indian civil society members to utilize its resources and efforts […]

Compensate flood victims on lines of KP package: JKCCS

Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) Monday urged state government to compensate the victims of flood affected on the lines of package given to Kashmiri Pandits. In a statement a spokesman said, “In the case of Kashmiri Pandit migrants, the state has announced a compensation package of rupees 20 lakhs, and the victims […]

JVC conducts corneal transplant surgery successfully

Srinagar: In times of flood there is some good news: SKIMS Medical College JVC Bemina’s department of Ophthalmology conducted the first successful corneal transplant surgery, an official of the Institute said Monday. A spokesperson of the Institute said, “A team of experts from SKIMS Medical College Bemina comprising Dr. Riyaz Untoo, Dr. Sheikh Sajjad, Dr. […]

Athrout, NSS distribute sanitation kits to flood-hit people

Srinagar: ‘Athrout’ in collaboration with National Service Scheme of Kashmir University on Monday distributed 300 sanitation kits to flood-hit victims of Srinagar. In a statement, a spokesman of the KU said, “The victims who were given kits were identified by welfare organization Athrout.” The spokesman said that NSS coordinator Prof Neelofar Khan while interacting with […]

Govt puts flood losses at Rs 100,000 crore

Govt puts flood losses at Rs 100,000 crore

Srinagar: Terming recent floods in Kashmir as a “disaster with international dimensions”, the state government Monday said it will submit a memorandum before the government of India (GOI) pressing for special package for rehabilitation of affected people. The government also said it is “still ignorant” about what happened between September 6 and 7 that caused […]

Wullar consumed villagers, ‘saved’ cattle

BANDIPORA: Inundating hundreds of families inhabiting its vast adjoining area, the Wullar lake in north Kashmir became an easy source of fodder for the domesticated animals facing starvation. For the residents of Makdumyari, a village at tail end of Jhelum’s tributary, paddy fields spanning hundreds of kanals of land is the principal source of cattle […]

Archimedes Law

On peril of sounding repetitious and tiresome, these columns revert to their theme of the past few days, with the assurance that that is easily done, and in very few words. The problem, however, is that the breeze blowing across some parts of the city tonight – particularly those hit by floods – carries a […]

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