Nocturnal flood alert triggers panic

Junaid Nabi Bazaz SRINAGAR: The flood alert issued by the government on Sunday night, after advising people “not to panic” the entire day, created panic in flood-prone areas of the city. Mohammad Ayoub Misgar, a resident of Jawahar Nagar, an area where more than half of the houses were completely damaged in the last year’s […]

GMC, associated hospitals take pre-emptive measures

Shafaq Shah Srinagar: Devastated during last year’s floods, Government Medical College (GMC) and its associated hospitals are taking no chances this time around. Apart from shifting vital machinery from the ground floor, portable gensets, oxygen cylinders and boats have also been arranged. “We have learnt a lesson from last year’s floods. We won’t take any […]

76 dewatering pumps on standby: SMC

Srinagar: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Monday said dewatering process at several places in the commercial hub, Lal Chowk and other city areas. In a statement, an SMC spokesperson said that top officials of the SMC assessed situation on the ground and instructed the officials to take measures to tackle situation arising due to heavy […]

Mirwaiz convenes emergency meet

Srinagar: Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Monday convened an emergency meeting to take stock of the situation arisen due to incessant rain across the Valley. In a statement, a party spokesman said that Mirwaiz instructed the workers, volunteers and youth to be ready to meet any eventuality. The spokesman said that Mirwaiz asked the […]

Missing cop found dead

SHEIKH ANEES Ganderbal: A cop who had gone missing last week was found dead in this central Kashmir district Monday. Assistant Sub-Inspector Shafi Parray’s body was recovered from the Sindh river near Haripora, two kms away from his residence in Wussan area. Altaf, who had been suspended from service, had gone missing last Thursday.

Geelani writes to Nawaz

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani Monday wrote a letter to Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif appealing him to play a role of facilitator between the Saudi Arabia and Iran to resolve the ongoing conflict in Yemen. In a statement, a spokesman said that Geelani also wrote that Sharif must try to […]

Locals demand clean Trikuta Nagar

Sohail Punjabi Jammu: Local welfare society and residents of Trikuta Nagar Monday urged Jammu Municipal Corporation to keep the area clean. Among other demands, they asked authorities to enforce strict ban on use of polythene and clean nallahs passing through it. The demands were raised by the Trikuta Nagar welfare society and the residents after […]

Sept floods affected 6.48 lakh hc agri land

JAMMU: Minister for Horticulture, Abdul Rehman Veeri, Monday said 6.48 lakh hectare of agriculture land got affected in the September floods, causing loss to the tune of Rs 5,611.65 crore. Replying to a question by Syed Farooq Ahmed Indrabi in Legislative Assembly here, the Minister said the government has asked New Delhi to sanction an […]

Doon School announces Summer prog

JAMMU: Doon School Monday said it is organising ‘Residential Summer at Doon Leadership Programme’ from June 1 to 15 in Dehradun. “The programme is open for all aspiring young boys and girls of 14 to 18 years of age and in grades 9 to 12, from all over India and across the globe,” it said […]