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HindustanTimes Thu,18 Sep 2014

J & K

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ministers brave flood water to reach Secretariat

Ministers in Jammu and Kashmir had to wade through water-logged areas to make it to the Civil Secretariat here which reopened on Thursday after remaining closed for 11 days due to massive floods in the state.

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.

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.

Quakes hit J&K's Bhaderwah hills

Mild tremors in quick succession jolted Bhaderwah belt of Doda district in Jammu and Kashmir tonight.

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.

Flood victims run from pillar to post to get relief material

Chaos has hit relief distribution in flood-ravaged Kashmir as some survivors of the natural calamity from the summer capital of the state are running from pillar to post to get food grains but to no avail.

Tripura donates Rs.1 crore to flood-hit J&K

The Tripura government will contribute Rs.1 crore for the relief of flood-affected people of Jammu and Kashmir, a minister said here Wednesday.

Protests by flood victims delay rescue efforts

Accusing delay in rescue and relief operations, people in many areas of Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital here took to streets demanding immediate redressal of their problems, temporarily halting NDRF's efforts to reach the needy.

Radio Kashmir keeps hope afloat, unites divided families

Nazeer Ahmad (55), a desperate father whose daughter went missing since September 7, changed boats and buses several times to reach Srinagar from cut-off south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Friday. His only hope to trace her daughter was trekking the peak of the Shankar Achrya hill, east of the city.

India Air Force Chief reviews relief operations in Srinagar

Air Chief Arup Raha on Tuesday visited Srinagar and reviewed the ongoing relief, rescue and restorations operations ongoing in the flood-ravaged Kashmir region.
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