Air Chief Arup Raha on Tuesday visited Srinagar and reviewed the ongoing relief, rescue and restorations operations ongoing in the flood-ravaged Kashmir region.
The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday placed Rs. 100 crore each at the disposal of divisional commissioners of the state for temporary restoration of infrastructure.
Union home secretary Anil Goswami reviewed relief and rescue operations here on Monday. Goswami took up a detailed review of LPG, ration supply, status of roads, health and number of other issues while chairing a high-level meeting.
Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, which was reopened on Wednesday for traffic after remaining closed for 13-days, will be one way for first two days to boost the relief efforts in the flood-ravaged Valley.
Rescue workers on Tuesday spotted 13 bodies lying in a house in Jawahar Nagar area of the city, taking the death toll in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir to over 200.
An alliance of pro-Pakistani militant groups fighting in Kashmir announced on Monday that it was suspending jihadist activities to carry out rescue and relief for flood victims.
As Mission Sahayata entering its 12th day on Monday, the focus of the army shifted to relief and distribution of food, water and medicine.
The state cabinet that met under the chairmanship of chief minister Omar Abdullah on Monday decided that the state government shall start functioning from the Civil Secretariat, Srinagar, from September 18.
Condemning the repeated incidents of stone-pelting on the army personnel and other forces, who are engaged in relief and rescue operations in the Valley, BJP state spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan said that these brave sons of India deserve salutes and felicitations instead of being targeted by stones.
In the midst of a natural calamity of a humongous proportion that has affected lakhs of people in Jammu and Kashmir, separatist leaders in the valley have shown their ugly face yet again by leaving no stone unturned in order to create physical hurdles in the ongoing relief and rescue efforts carried out in the state.
Army has treated 53,082 flood victims in Jammu and Kashmir, where 80 medical teams of the Armed Forces Medical Services are already operating in full swing.
For the people of this hamlet situated barely a few kilometres from Jammu, it is the Army which came as a saviour after the flash floods in river Tawi ravaged their homes.
Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu (SKUAST-J) had suffered a huge loss of infrastructure and intellectual properties during the recent flash floods in Jammu. Research and education has been terminated in the varsity for the time being as heavy floods have completely destroyed farm machinery in the field, classrooms and laboratory equipments of various departments.
A three-member team of the Bharatiya Janata Party that returned to Jammu from Kashmir has accused chief minister Omar Abdullah for making lame excuses and charged him for having failed to own up that he had failed miserably to govern, and lead in this hour of crisis.
The state administration has started function from a makeshift civil secretariat at Hari Niwas hotel in Srinagar. It will act as a central point in coordinating efforts for relief operations.