Govt was informed in advance about floods, say official records

Govt was informed in advance about floods, say official records

SRINAGAR: In the first six days of September leading to the devastating floods, the south and central Kashmir received abnormally massive rainfall due to a rare climatic occurrence, and the state government was informed about it almost three days before Srinagar was submerged. The record maintained by the Meteorological Centre here shows that the rain […]

Blessing in Disguise?

Even as authorities remain “otherwise engaged,” particularly in the state’s summer capital, many traders in flood-hit Lal Chowk, Abi Guzar and other commercial areas have begun replacing makeshift shops by concrete structures. Some of this ‘reconstruction’ encroaches on roads, lanes and drains in the name of resilience and re-building Kashmir. Pertinently, encroachment of roads, drains, […]

Flood fury: Posh Balgarden now a ghost locality

Flood fury: Posh Balgarden now a ghost locality

Srinagar: Regarded as a posh colony for its ambiance and environs, the Balgarden locality in uptown here presents the look of a ghost area, with abandoned houses, collapsed buildings and muck- filled streets following devastative floods that hit Srinagar early this month. Established in early ‘60s, Balgarden with mud and brick houses was considered to […]

KASHMIR’S UNSUNG HEROES: Mirwaiz Maulana Rasool Shah – II

Another reason for Mirwaiz Rasool Sahib to start the Anjuman-e-Nusrat-ul-Islam was the presence of Christian missionaries in the Valley, who had already established a school and a hospital to facilitate the propagation of Christianity in Kashmir. They were, to some extent, successful in their endeavour as some Kashmiri families did embrace the Christian faith. The Mirwaiz […]

SKCS sets up relief camps for flood hit

ANANTNAG: ‘South Kashmir Civil Society’ (SKCS) has taken up relief work for the flood hit people of all the four districts of the region. A spokesman of the organisation said, “To provide relief to the people hit by recent devastating floods SKCS has set up camps at the district headquarters of three districts at Anantnag, […]

HC rejects bail plea of ex-BOPEE chief, 13 others

Srinagar: The J&K High Court Wednesday rejected bail plea by former chairman of Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE), Mushtaq Ahmad Peer, named as prime accused by Crime Branch of police in infamous cash-for-paper scam involving selling of Common Entrance Test papers before the scheduled examination in 2012. The court also rejected the bail plea […]