Even after 22 days, the J-K government remained clueless about what led to water discharge in Jehlum river swell to historic and unprecedented 1.20 lakh cusec against average discharge of 25,000 cusec on September 6-7, which left 70 percent of Srinagar flooded and state administration crippled.
Finally China has stopped construction work on a road in the Chumar area, 250-km from south-east of Leh. It was one of the conditions put forth by India before the two sides decided to pull out troops from Actual-Line-of- Control (ALC).
Expressing concern over the colossal losses to life and property due to floods and landslides across the Jammu region, the National Conference on Monday sought a massive central assistance for rehabilitation and reconstruction of the damaged infrastructure.
Opposition PDP MLA in Jammu and Kashmir assembly and prominent Shia cleric, Moulvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari died here on Tuesday following prolonged illness. He was 74.
Jammu and Kashmir will submit a memorandum of losses amounting to Rs.1,00,000 crore to the central government as the recent devastating floods have caused colossal damage to property besides claiming more than 280 lives, a top official said on Monday.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice president Rahul Gandhi will reach out to people in the flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir during their two-day visit starting on Monday.
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Abdullah on Sunday said he has no doubt that his flood-hit state will get the Centre's support in reconstruction works as Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a pointed reference to the natural calamity in his address to the UN General Assembly.
Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday said there were no reports of outbreak of any flood-related diseases in any part of the state.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday visited the flood affected areas in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district and interacted with the people.
It was around the same time last year S Hussain had to renovate all the 30 rooms of his budget hotel around the Dal Lake after a short circuit caused fire. A year later, the fresh wall paper, silk curtains, furniture and upholstery are all mud. The first two storeys of his hotel went under water, the moment Jhelum made way into the Dal Lake.
Floods have caused damage to the tuneof Rs. 64 crore to the infrastructure of school education department in Jammu region, where nearly 1,400 schools have been damaged.
Patting Gunners for their professional standards and ethos, GOC-in-C Northern Command Lt Gen DS Hooda today called upon the Artillery units deployed in J&K to reach even higher standards of excellence and continue to contribute towards peace and stability in the region.
Unprecedented floods and heavy rainfall have affected the apple business in Jammu and Kashmir badly. The worst flooding in over a century has hampered the trade of famed Kashmiri apple.
Claiming that BSP will play a major role in the formation of the next government in Jammu and Kashmir, the party on Sunday said it will provide a corruption-free government to the people of the state.
It will take another three months to have Srinagar's buzzing traffic back on streets as more than 1.5 lakh vehicles, from SUVs to sedans to smaller cars, remain grounded due to flood water that hit the city on September 7, leaving around 80 dead and 6.5 lakh population stranded in the valley.