Govt directs GMC Sgr to discard flood-hit equipment without delay

Govt directs GMC Sgr to discard flood-hit equipment without delay

Srinagar: The J&K Government has asked the administration of all hospitals associated with Government Medical College Srinagar to discard all flood-affected equipment and devices immediately. Last week, Kashmir Reader carried a story highlighting failure of the government to clear a huge junk of “condemned” machines from associated hospitals of GMC Srinagar even after more than […]

2014 flood-hit medical equipment poses serious health hazards

2014 flood-hit medical equipment poses serious health hazards

Srinagar: The state government has failed to clear a huge junk of “condemned” machines from hospitals associated with Government Medical College Srinagar, even after more than five years since the devastating floods of 2014 damaged the equipment. According to doctors, the equipment which has been abandoned for past many years is posing serious health concerns […]

Flood protection work for Shopian fruit mandi faces funds shortage

Flood protection work for Shopian fruit mandi faces funds shortage

SHOPIAN: With funds falling short to proceed with flood protection work on the Bund around New Fruit Mandi in Shopian, the project may get delayed once again. People in the district will continue to face problems this autumn as the main Shopian-Srinagar road gets blocked every year with the high number of trucks. Traders too […]

HC takes suo-moto cognizance of reports about plight of 2014 flood victims

HC takes suo-moto cognizance of reports about plight of 2014 flood victims

SRINAGAR: The J&K High Court Wednesday treated several news reports published on Sep 7 about the plight of 2014 flood victims as a public interest litigation (PIL) and issued notices to Commissioner Secretary and Chief Engineer, Irrigation & Flood Control to respond to the issue by Oct 17. The reports had highlighted that despite four […]

Prompted by 2014 floods, two men volunteer to teach swimming

Prompted by 2014 floods, two men volunteer to teach swimming

SRINAGAR: Two Physical Education graduates, who observed lack of swimming skills among people in Kashmir during the 2014 floods, have volunteered to impart the life saving skill to enthusiasts. Riyaz Wani and Abid Bhat arrive at the Nigeen Lake banks, every morning, in summers, to train aspiring swimmers, which include youth as well as elderly […]

Brothers died rescuing people in 2014 deluge, their families now struggle for survival

Brothers died rescuing people in 2014 deluge, their families now struggle for survival

Ashtengoo, Bandipora: Brothers Showkat and Abdul lived in Loab locality in Ashtengoo village of Bandipora, before they drowned in flood waters near Shalteng in Srinagar. On September 9, 2014, the brothers had relocated scores of stranded people in Srinagar but on their last round of rescue before returning home, their boat capsized. Along with them […]

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