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Water level recedes, but more rains predicted

Pampore water-logging triggers protests; Several families evacuated in Baramulla, Anantnag, Ganderbal

SHABIR IBN YUSUF/ KHALID GUL/ALTAF BABA

Srinagar, Mar 31: The water level in river Jhelum Tuesday receded below danger mark in the wake of a dry spell in the Valley, even as weatherman predicted light to moderate rains in next 24 hours. The Srinagar-Jammu reopened for one-side traffic, officials said. “The water level is receding slowly More


In LC, opposition blames govt for failing to tackle flood situation

NC, Congress legislators stage walkout

UMER MAQBOOL

Jammu, Mar 31: The opposition National Conference and Congress Tuesday staged a walkout from the Legislative Council against “failure” of the government to tackle the flood situation in Kashmir and other parts of the State. As soon as proceedings of the House began, all NC and Congress MLCs slammed More


‘Govt hasn’t learnt lessons from September floods’

Experts pitch for increasing carrying capacity of Jhelum

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Mar 31: As Kashmir faces threat of another flood, experts have maintained that the Valley will remain vulnerable to deluge till the carrying capacity of river Jhelum—the lone outflow waterway of this mountainous region—is increased. Following incessant rains last weekend, water level in Jhelum More


8 NDRF teams to carry out relief operations

New Delhi, Mar 31: Eight NDRF teams have been put on standby to combat the rain-triggered deluge and carry out relief and rescue works in Kashmir. While two teams have taken position in Srinagar, under Anantnag and Humhama police station areas, three other teams have been airlifted on Tuesday from various More


JK flood situation under control so far: Rajnath Singh

Bagdogra (WB), Mar 31: The Centre Tuesday said the flood situation in Jammu and Kashmir so far is not as grave as last year but authorities are on alert to deal with any situation. "Situation is not as grave as last time. But we are fully alert and if required we will send more assistance," Home Minister More


Naqvi submits report to PM

New Delhi, Mar 31: As Jammu and Kashmir faced floods for the second time in seven months, a number of measures have been suggested for addressing the problem by Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, who was rushed by Prime Minister NarendraModi to the Valley to assess the situation. Naqvi presented his More


Uproar in House over Budgam tragedy

Govt confirms 16 deaths, announces ex-gratia

Opposition, PDP legislators stage walkout

ABID BASHIR

Jammu, Mar 31: The State Legislative Assembly Tuesday witnessed noisy scenes over the death of 16 persons in a landslide in Budgam district, with National Conference and Congress legislators accusing the government of “maintaining a criminal negligence” over the tragedy. The agitating legislators of More


15 bodies recovered

Search on to trace last body: SSP; All eyes moist as deceased laid to rest

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Mar 31: The bodies of 15 people have been recovered from the debris of a house that collapsed due to a landslide in central Kashmir’s Budgam district yesterday, police said Tuesday. The rescue operation is on to trace the last body. The landslide hit HajamMohaalla of Laden village of Charai More


‘Safe’ house turns graveyard for Budgam family

Laden (Budgam), Mar 31:LalaHajam and his family left their house for a 'much safer' place as they feared their kuccha house in this village in central Kashmir Budgam district might collapse due to heavy rains but they ran out of luck as death followed them. Hajam and his four family members, who took More


New transfer policy in Edu department soon: Akther

Jammu, Mar 31: A new transfer policy in Education department is under formulation while rationalization of teaching staff in schools has been started, Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar said Tuesday. Speaking in J&K Assembly, he said steps would be initiated to make government educational institutions More


SPOTLIGHT: JK bans use of brand names of drugs

Bars doctors from meeting medical representatives during working hours

ZEHRU NISSA

Srinagar, Mar 31: The J&K’s Health and Medical Education department has banned use of brand names of drugs by doctors working in its medical and dental colleges. The doctors have been directed to write only generic names of drugs in accordance with an order issued in this regard. Commissioner/Secretary More


Kashmir schools to remain closed today

BOSE postpones exams till April 4

SYED RIZWAN GEELANI

Srinagar, Mar 31: Schools up to class 12th shall remain closed across Kashmir on April 1, officials said Tuesday. Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK) Showkat Ahmad Beigh said the decision to extend holidays by one more day was taken in view of prevailing bad weather conditions in the Valley. Following More





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‘On fiscal end `150 cr bills go down the drain’

Contractors blame govt for delay in release of funds

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Mar 31: On the last day of this fiscal year on Tuesday, the contractors in Kashmir alleged that government negligence has resulted in lapsing of Rs 150 crore, a charge vehemently refuted by the More



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Women hockey trials on April 8

Jammu, Mar 31 : Hockey Jammu and Kashmir has decided to conduct selection trials to pick up probable for the upcoming Senior Women’s Hockey Tournament to be held at Safai in Uttar Pradesh from April 20 More



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3 lakh families in JK without ration cards

State receives ration under PDS on basis of 14-year-old survey

YOGESH SAGOTRA

Jammu, Mar 31: Surprising but true, Jammu and Kashmir receives ration under PDS from union government on the basis of a survey conducted 14 year ago. Over 3 lakh families are without ration cards in the More



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AJKGSWA demand advisory board, hostels for Gaddi, Sippi

Jammu, Mar 31: All J&K Gaddi Sippi Tribes Welfare Association (AJKGSWA ) has demanded establishment of Gaddi Sippi Hostels and Advisory Board for Development of Gaddi and Sippi tribe on the pattern of More




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Ladden tragedy: Political, religious leaders sympathise with families of victims

Offer special prayers after Zuhr today: Geelani to people

Srinagar, Mar 31: Various political and religious leaders and organizations have expressed grief over the loss of 16 precious lives due to landslides at Ladden village of Chrari-i-Sharief in central Kashmiris More



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‘Loopholes’ in ration distribution

SDM serves show cause notice to TSO Kotranka

SUMIT BHARGAV

Rajouri, Mar 31: Taking a strong notice of the ‘loopholes’ in the ration distribution in Kotranka sub division area of Rajouri district, show cause notice has been served to TSO Kotranka, who has been More



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Youth Congress hails appointment of Saroori as Vice-President

TOUSEEF IQBAL BUTT

Kishtwar, Mar 31: Congress activists today welcomed the announcement of appointing GM Saroori as the new state vice president congress committee of Jammu and Kashmir. In connection of the announcement More



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