HindustanTimes Sat,20 Sep 2014

Jammu and Kashmir

Chinese army still camping inside Indian territory in Chumar area

The Chinese army is still camping in Indian territory in Ladakh’s Chumar area, 250 km south east of Leh. It has, however, moved back from the original point of transgression. Sources said India had also pushed in an army battalion, comprising about 500 soldiers.

Kolkata 'rice bucket challenge' for Kashmir relief

Collections in the rice bucket challenge, as part of the "Joy of Giving" "Daan Utsav" week that began here Friday, will be donated for relief measures in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir, an organiser said Friday.

Vaishno Devi Shrine Board decides to cut down on Navratra celebrations

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board and the Jammu administration have decided to tone down the celebrations on the annual Navratra festival this year due to the loss of lives and property destruction because of the devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir.

India-China standoff over canal continues in Ladakh

Civilians from both sides have ended up becoming part of an India-China standoff over a contentious canal project near the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the de facto border between the two countries, at Demchok, 230km from Leh, in Ladakh.

Tourism ministry gives Rs.100-cr for Kashmir relief

Minister of state for culture and tourism Shripad Yesso Naik Friday said the ministry has given Rs.100 crore as a special assistance for reconstruction of damaged infrastructure in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir.

State opens relief fund account

The state government has set up chief minister's Flood Relief Fund to receive donations from the individuals, business groups and non-government organizations, intending to donate for relief and rehabilitation of the people affected by the unprecedented floods in the state.

Telecom service providers asked to restore connectivity

Chief minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday asked all the private mobile companies operating in J&K to restore connectivity in the state at the earliest.

J-K secretariat opens after 11 days

The Jammu and Kashmir civil secretariat in Srinagar reopened on Thursday after being shut for 11 days after flood hit the Valley almost two weeks back.

If angry people throw stones, it should not be taken seriously: Union home secy

The rescue and relief efforts undertaken in Jammu and Kashmir were on a war footing, said union home secretary Anil Goswami on Wednesday, who was camping in Srinagar for nearly a week. "We made an air bridge between Srinagar and Jammu. Aircraft and helicopters were flying every two minutes," he said.

Ministers reach out to flood-hit populace of Kashmir Valley

As the Omar Abdullah government gears up to rehabilitate people in flood-battered Kashmir valley, state ministers have begun to lead the administration from the front and are reaching out to the affected.

Omar appeals for donations to CM flood relief fund

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday urged all, especially MPs, legislators and employees of the state to donate as much as they can for those affected by the floods to the J&K Chief Minister's Flood Relief Fund.

Vehicles carrying succour to J&K need not pay toll fee: Gadkari

Vehicles carrying relief material to flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir have been exempted from paying toll fee till Sep 24, road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday.

Jammu and Kashmir governor, CM donate salaries for relief

Jammu and Kashmir governor NN Vohra and chief minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday donated their one month's salary to the state government's flood relief fund.

Jhelum to be breached to drain out water

As the flood water in Kashmir is turning fetid, the state government has decided to breach the banks of Jhelum at strategic points to let water flow back into the river.

JK: Bridges restored by Army engineers connect lakhs of people

After restoring the national highway between flood ravaged Srinagar and Jammu, Army engineers have successfully constructed four major bridges in Jammu, Rajouri and Poonch districts in a big relief to lakhs of people residing here.
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