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Kashmir releases Rs 200 crore more to restore infrastructure

Sep 17, 2014 at 08:37 | Source: FirstPost

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday released Rs 100 crore each for the administrations in the Kashmir valley and the Jammu region for temporary restoration of infrastructure following the massive floods."The state government today...

Will PM Modi, President Xi write a new script for India-China ties?

Sep 17, 2014 at 07:24 | Source: FirstPost

Since the war of 1962, bilateral relationship between India and China has always remained on the edge. Despite efforts to build economic, people-to-people contact and even military ties, the relationship has largely been dominated by a strong undercu...

Chief minister defends Kashmir flood response

Sep 17, 2014 at 03:37 | Source: BBC

The top official in Indian-administered Kashmir has defended the response to the region's deadly floods. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah told the BBC the disaster nearly two weeks ago had crippled his administration, cutting communication links. Hi...

Pakistani Islamists use floods to turn opinion against India

Sep 17, 2014 at 03:30 | Source: FirstPost

MULTAN Pakistan (Reuters) - Hafiz Saeed, widely considered one of South Asia's most dangerous militants, has no doubt who is to blame for devastating floods that have submerged swathes of Pakistani countryside and claimed hundreds of lives."Indi...

Modi Praise in Flooded Muslim Area Helps Election Chances

Sep 16, 2014 at 23:51 | Source: Bloomberg

Suhail Maajid and his aging parents spent two nights atop the roof of a three-story building in the Indian region of Kashmir, shuddering each time the swirling floodwaters below shook the structure. An army boat rescued them after they earlier failed...

J&K floods: Air India sends 21 lifeboats from New York to Srinagar free of cost

Sep 16, 2014 at 23:33 | Source: IBNLive

New Delhi: Air India has transported 21 lifeboats from New York to Srinagar free of cost to aid the ongoing rescue and relief operations in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir. The 21 inflatable boats in a 100 kg consignment were given by "a goo...

Jammu-Srinagar NH reopens for traffic after two weeks

Sep 16, 2014 at 20:26 | Source: FirstPost

Srinagar/Jammu: In a boost to relief efforts in the flood-ravaged Kashmir Valley, the Jammu-Sringar National Highway today reopened for traffic after remaining closed for 13 days due to landslides triggered by incessant rains.Engineers of Border Road...

In flood-hit Srinagar, it's raining burglars and thieves

Sep 16, 2014 at 19:56 | Source: IBNLive

Srinagar: Leaving his family behind at a relief camp, Gulzar Ahmed swims every night to reach his house in inundated Gogji Bagh area and sleeps there to ensure that his belongings are safe. As the ravaging flood of Kashmir has emptied the city of its...

From Bobby to Finding Fanny: Why Bollywood never gets bored of Goa

Sep 16, 2014 at 19:50 | Source: FirstPost

Bollywood's love affair with Goa seems to be like a never-ending honeymoon. Forty two years ago, a 15-year-old Dimple Kapadia made her debut in the film Bobby, playing the daughter of a Goan fisherman. Rohit Shetty has shot the entire Golmaal series ...

Indian Railways restores tracks, eight stations in flood-hit north Kashmir

Sep 16, 2014 at 19:43 | Source: FirstPost

Srinagar: Indian Railways, in coordination with state police, has restored a total of 57 km of tracks and made operational eight railway stations from Baramulla to Nowgam in north Kashmir, and efforts were on to make the remaining stations in south K...

J&K government releases additional Rs 100 crore each to Kashmir, Jammu

Sep 16, 2014 at 19:22 | Source: IBNLive

Jammu: The Omar Abdullah government on Tuesday placed Rs 100 crore each at the disposal of the Divisional Commissioners of Kashmir and Jammu for temporary restoration of infrastructure. According to an official spokesman, the fresh grant is in additi...

SC pulls up Centre over 'sloppy' implementation of laws against female foeticide

Sep 16, 2014 at 18:41 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today rapped the Centre for being "sloppy" in checking female foeticide inthe country, saying laws are not being implemented and everything is being left to fate.A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra directed th...

Australian PM Tony Abbott calls upon Modi to thank him for his hospitality

Sep 16, 2014 at 18:27 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: A week after his visit here, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott today called up hisIndian counterpart Narendra Modi and thanked him for the warm hospitality as the two leaders agreed to actively follow up on the decisions reached.Abbott...

Jammu and Kashmir floods: NDRF personnel faced anti-India protests

Sep 16, 2014 at 16:49 | Source: FirstPost

Srinagar: When NDRF personnel were rushed in Srinagar 12 days back, their objective was to rescue people marooned in flood waters but they had no idea that they will face hostility from those whom they were saving.At various places in Srinagar, the p...

Jammu and Kashmir floods: Over 2.37 lakh people rescued so far

Sep 16, 2014 at 15:59 | Source: FirstPost

Jammu: Over 2.37 lakh people have been so far rescued while medical treatment has been provided to nearly 75,000 of them in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir where relief and and rescue operations entered the 15th day today."Over 2,37,000 persons have...

Kashmir floods: 13 bodies found in Srinagar, death toll at 200

Sep 16, 2014 at 15:53 | Source: FirstPost

Srinagar: Rescue workers today spotted 13 bodies lying in a house in Jawahar Nagar area of the city,taking the death toll in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir to over 200."We spotted 13 bodies in a house which had collapsed due to flooding late ye...

BJP's Tamil Nadu unit drops plans of celebrating PM Modi's birthday

Sep 16, 2014 at 14:57 | Source: FirstPost

Chennai: The BJP's state unit today dropped plans for grand celebrations of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday tomorrow, with the party scheduled to launch a drive to collect donations for flood relief efforts in Jammu and Kashmir.The office-bea...

In wake of floods, J&K govt orders all its units across state to be made functional

Sep 16, 2014 at 14:39 | Source: FirstPost

Jammu: In the wake of the recent floods, the Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered all 659 newadministrative units across the state to be made functional as soon as possible, without waiting for any formal inauguration."The state government h...

Relief distribution in flood-hit Kashmir sees irregularities

Sep 16, 2014 at 13:32 | Source: FirstPost

Srinagar: 'Might is right' seems to be the rule of the game as relief distribution in flood-affected areas of Kashmir has been hit by chaos due to lack of civil administration on ground.Scuffles between various groups of flood victims have been witne...

Jammu and Kashmir govt sets up 24x7 helpline to trace missing people

Sep 16, 2014 at 13:29 | Source: FirstPost

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government has setup a 24x7 dedicated helpline centre in order to trace people who went missing after the floods hit the state.A 24x7 dedicated helpline through J&K Connect Centre has been established at the ground fl...

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