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J & K

Battling floods, Kashmir students in troubled waters over exams now

Set up in 1880, Kashmir's first missionary school Tyndale Biscoe School gives a junkyard look even after 22 days of flash floods.

'Molvi Sahib's death a great loss to party'

At a meet held to condole the death of Molvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari here on Wednesday, the People's Democratic Party paid rich tributes to Molvi Ansari, who had passed away on Tuesday.

Salahuddin suspends militant activities in state

United Jehad Council (UJC), a Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) based umbrella group of 13 militant outfits, on Wednesday decided to suspend militant activities in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of devastating floods.

4 more bodies retrieved from mudslide

After the recovery of four more bodies on Wednesday from Saddal village in Pancheri block of Udhampur district, the villagers are now hopeful of retrieving all the bodies, buried under the massive landslides three weeks ago.

SK Sharma takes charge of Powergrid, NRTS-II

 SK Sharma,executive director has taken over the charge of Northern Region Transmission  System -II of POWERGRID.SK Sharma shall be responsible for operation and maintenance and project execution of EHV/ UHV transmission lines and substations under central transmission projects in the states of JK, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and UT Chandigarh.

BSP for early Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir

Bahujan Samaj Party on Tuesday called for early elections in Jammu and Kashmir and asked the Election Commission to hold assembly polls well before the tenure of the present assembly ends.

20 illegal shops demolished in Srinagar

Authorities here demolished atleast 20 illegal shops today, which were constructed in Regal Chowk area of the city.

Rajnath's 'no' to interlocutors for J&K welcomed

Union home minister Rajnath Singh's 'no' to interlocutors for Jammu and Kashmir has been appreciated broadly in the Jammu region.

Massive funding for reconstruction, rehabilitation required: Rana

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.

China stops road construction work in Chumar area

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).

Jammu & Kashmir to submit list of losses to Centre

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.

Sonia Gandhi interacts with Kashmir flood victims

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday visited the flood affected areas in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district and interacted with the people.

No flood-borne disease reported: J-K govt

Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday said there were no reports of outbreak of any flood-related diseases in any part of the state.

Rs 75,000 for damaged house is not final amount: Omar Abdullah

Following public uproar over Rs. 75,000 compensation for a fully damaged house in the Valley, chief minister on Sunday clarified, saying, "It was not the final figure of compensation for a house."

Tourism badly hit in floods

 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.

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