Governor admin approves Phase 2 of flood management plan

Governor admin approves Phase 2 of flood management plan

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has approved the second phase of a comprehensive plan for flood management work on the Jhelum river at a cost of over Rs 5,400 crore, an official spokesman said on Saturday. The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik on Friday […]

Several areas in Baramulla still submerged

Several areas in Baramulla still submerged

Baramulla: As the weather improved across the Kashmir valley on Thursday following incessant rains, wind and hailstorm, several areas of district Baramulla continued to remain submerged under water. Locals said that several streams running in higher reaches of Tangmarg damaged embankments, spilling water into adjacent villages. They said that paddy and vegetables on thousands of […]

Hailstorm, rain wreak havoc on Budgam orchards

Hailstorm, rain wreak havoc on Budgam orchards

BUDGAM: Heavy rain and a massive hailstorm wreaked havoc in many villages of Budgam here in central Kashmir on Wednesday night. Reports of damage to vegetable crops and orchards of cherry, apricot, walnut and apple were received from areas of Charar-e-Sharief, Chadoora and other parts of the district. Orchardists told Kashmir Reader that the massive […]

Snowfall in Sonamarg, Zoji-la

Snowfall in Sonamarg, Zoji-la

Ganderbal: The upper reaches of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district including Sonamarg, Gumri, Zojila Pass, Shaitani Nallah, Panch Tarni, Zero Point, and Minimarg received snowfall on Wednesday. Nearly two-inch snow had accumulated at Zojila and Zero Point areas of the district. Following the snowfall, the 434-km Srinagar-Leh highway, connecting Ladakh region with the Kashmir valley, was […]

Bridges swept away, paddy saplings destroyed

Bridges swept away, paddy saplings destroyed

Budgam: Heavy rains followed by cloudbursts in upper areas of central Kashmir’s Budgam district created a flood-like situation, with gushing waters washing away makeshift bridges and inundating paddy fields, destroying saplings. Reports said that the water level in one of the major streams, Sukhnag, was overflowing at many places and had inundated scores of villages. […]

2 women die as tree falls

2 women die as tree falls

Bandipora: Two women lost their lives when a tree fell on them at Chandaji area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Wednesday, police said. “The deceased women have been identified as Shariefa Begum and Mubeena Begum of Chandaji village,” said a police official. He said both the women were on the way to a nearby […]

Shepherds, 550 sheep rescued from Doodhganga

Shepherds, 550 sheep rescued from Doodhganga

Budgam: Local volunteers rescued two shepherds and their livestock stuck in a stream in Budgam district following heavy rains on Wednesday. “Two shepherds along with their 400-500 sheep were stuck in the middle of Doodhganga stream near Sogam bridge. They were not able to cross the stream because of the heavy water flow,” said a […]

Flash floods: Omar expresses grief over deaths

Flash floods: Omar expresses grief over deaths

Srinagar: The National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah on Wednesday expressed grief over the loss of lives in the valley due to severe weather condition and urged the administration to make up to the losses suffered by people on a priority basis. In a statement, he said the recent calamitous weather condition has led to […]

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