Weather Permitting

Out of the 100 districts identified as multi-hazard in India, 13 are in Jammu and Kashmir. But contrary to the sense of responsibility this ought to have generated in the state’s leaders, planners and authorities, all it has succeeded in is inspiring them with new publicity ideas instead of acting on even on a basic […]

September 2014 haunts Valley

September 2014 haunts Valley

Jhelum breaches ‘alarm’ mark on Ram Munshi Bagh gauge in Srinagar; DC asks people living along Jhelum banks to move the elderly and children to safer places Relief minister says flood-like situation in Baramulla; panic everywhere else in the Valley Met office predicts heavy rain till Monday afternoon, says rainfall will decrease and pose no […]

Water logging cripples city’s nerve centre

Moazum Mohammad Srinagar: Rains during the past 24 hours inundated several busy streets and roads of Srinagar besides low-lying areas and houses, underscoring the government’s ill-preparedness even after the worst-ever flood caught it unawares six month ago. Rainwater inundated Srinagar’s nerve centre Lal Chowk, Hari Singh High Street, Naz Chowk, Magarmal Bagh, Exhibition Crossing and […]

Meet supply requirements of food deficit JK under NFSA: ICRIER

Meet supply requirements of food deficit JK under NFSA: ICRIER

SRINAGAR: New Delhi should keep provision for stocking of food grains to make strategic reserve requirements for feeding food-deficit and difficult areas Jammu and Kashmir and North Eastern states under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), a working paper by Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations ICRIER has recommended. The working paper titled […]

237 families shifted to safer places

237 families shifted to safer places

Jammu: Governmnet on Sunday said that as many as 237 families were evacuated from various parts of the Valley to safer places in wake of the incessant rains. Giving details,minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura said that 221 families have been evacuated from several villages of district Budgam. “Out of these 99 families have […]

Avalanche warning issued

SRINAGAR: Government on Sunday issued an avalanche warning for many areas across Kashmir. Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir in an official communiqué stated that an avalanche warning exists for next 24 hours from March 29 to March 30, 2015 in the avalanche prone areas of Kulgam, Pulwama, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Ganderbal and Kargil districts. The statement said […]