All major Srinagar hospitals on Wednesday shifted critical patients to upper storeys and received stock of boats as the government drafted an elaborate evacuation plan in the wake of ongoing incessant rainfall, being predicted till April 3.
A day after the water level of the swollen Jhelum river began to recede, fear was back as a fresh spell of rain hit the Valley on Wednesday.
The 300-km Jammu-Srinagar national highway -the only surface link of the Valley with the rest of India - was again closed on Wednesday afternoon due to incessant rains which caused fresh landslides and cave-ins at many places along the route from Udhampur to Banihal.
Former chief minister Omar Abdullah has tweeted a series of appeals to tourists urging them not to cancel their tours to the Valley in haste, after media reports said hotel bookings were being cancelled due to the flood threat.
Abdul Rehman, a resident of Suryasar in central Kashmir's Budgam, deserted his house like scores of others after land beneath shook and slid. Dozens like him now live in makeshift shelters like the Khansahib School building as the threat of landslides and caving-in threatens thousands of residents here.
Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday said that the water level in river Jhelum has been constantly receding since it touched the flood level at Sangam and Ram Munshi Bagh areas.
The Central government is planning to set up five new medical colleges in Jammu and Kashmir, the state government said on Tuesday.
The members of opposition National Conference and Congress on Tuesday staged a walkout from the Legislative Assembly accusing the government of "undue delay" in rescue operations in the wake of recent floods in the Valley.
Union home secretary said the Centre is sending eight National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams to the Kashmir from New Delhi, Patna and other places. One team has already arrived in the Valley. The teams will be stationed in south, central and north Kashmir.
Staying put in Srinagar for two days to monitor flood situation, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Monday visited the city's commercial hub Lal Chowk.
It is 11am. After nightlong vigil, locals are busy monitoring and strengthening a breach with sandbags at Srinagar's Bemina colony, first to witness a major inundation.
Doubts persist over continuance of pre-paid mobile phone services in Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and other Northeastern states beyond March 31 as government is yet to take a decision on extending permission to telecom service providers for the facility in these sensitive regions.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed rushed to Srinagar on Sunday to personally monitor the situation arising from incessant rains in the Kashmir Valley.
A policeman, posted at the house of minister in Jammu and Kashmir, has reportedly gone missing with two sophisticated weapons.
Ruckus, shouting and tearing-off the government reports shocked and disappointed the schoolchildren, who were invited to watch the assembly debate on grants for the education department.