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Kashmir

Rs One m to be paid to next kins of AJK flood victims: Ch Majeed

Mirpur—Azad Kashmir government has made an immediate increase in the financial relief limit for the bereaved families of the victims of rains and flood. This was announced by AJK Prime Minister Chaduhry Abdul Majeed while addressing a media conference at the Prime Minister Secretarmiate in Muzaffarabad. The Prime Minister thanked the Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif for visiting various flood-hit areas of Azad Jammu Kashmir. ... Sunday, September 14, 2014 Details

Death toll due to floods continues to rise in IOK

Srinagar—In occupied Kashmir, the death toll due to heavy rains and floods continues to rise with the recovery of more dead bodies after the flood water has started receding in the Kashmir Valley. Officials said that 14 children had died in the government-run G B Pant Hospital in Srinagar while 29 other people were found dead across the Valley. More than five-hundred people have been killed so far in the worst floods witnessed by the occupied territory during the past over sixty years. ... Sunday, September 14, 2014 Details

Omar Abdullah draws parallel between Kedarnath, J&K rain furies

Jammu—Kashmir Drawing parallel between last year’s Kedarnath tragedy and the Jammu and Kashmir’s flood, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today hoped that his government will be able to keep the death toll less by better and speedy rescue operation. “That state has faced such a situation and this state is facing such a situation. However, there were more deaths there than here,” Omar told reporters here today. He was replying to a question whether JK’s rains triggering flash-floods can be termed as Kedarnath-2. Omar further said “but we hope that we will be able to keep death toll less by better and speedy rescue operation. ... Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Details

JKPPF shows grief over devastation caused by floods in AJK

Muzaffarabad—Patron of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Political Front (JKPPF) Fazl Haq Qureshi and Chairman, Musaddiq Aadil, have expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious human lives and property caused by heavy rains and floods in the te ... Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Details

Muzaffarabad, Srinagar bus service suspended

muzaffarabad—Muza-ffarabad, Srinagar bus service has been suspended due to land sliding here Monday.

Following the recent flood and land sliding, occupied Kashmir administration appeals to suspend bus service after which all roads towards line ...
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Details

Rehmani expresses sorrow over losses caused by floods

Srinagar—The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League (JKPFL), Muhammad Farooq Rehmani has expressed grief over the loss of precious lives and property in Pakistan, occupied Kashmir and Azad Jammu and Kashmir due to recent floods.

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Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Details

Indian aggression persists in IHK

WHENEVER there is discussion on Indo-Pak ties, attention is automatically drawn towards Kashmir that has, at times, been declared nuclear flashpoint by some global powers. And whenever there is discussion on nuclearisation of the two neighbours, the first-use or second-use options also come under consideration. ... Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Details

Jayalalithaa announces Rs 5 crore assistance to flood-hit Kashmir

Ayalalithaa—on Monday announced an assistance of Rs five crore to flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir and offered to extend any other assistance required. Describing the destruction caused by flood fury in the state as a “colossal tragedy”, she observed that the unprecedented floods and landslides had caused extensive damage to property, besides taking a heavy toll of lives. ... Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Details

10 Indian army posts inundated in IOK

Islamabad—Ten Army forward posts were inundated and some of them had to be thinned out due to the flash floods and mudslides in Indian Occupied Kashmir. General Officer Commanding (GOC of the 16 Corps), Lt Gen K H Singh talking to media men in Srinagar said that 40 troops had to be evacuated through helicopters from forward posts along the Line of Control, KMS reported. ... Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Details

Rains, floods claim over 175 lives in IHK Sarinagar inundated

Srinagar—In occupied Kashmir, heavy rains and flash floods during the past six days have rendered over 175 people dead and thousands others homeless in the territory. The natural calamity, the worst in the last over fifty years, has wreaked unprecedented havoc inflicting huge damage to infrastructure across the occupied territory and causing loss of billions of rupees. With all phone lines down and roads cut off, the exact scale of the disaster is still unclear. Help us and save us are the only voices one can hear all around the Kashmir Valley. Residents could be seen waving from rooftops since vehicles and livestock has been washed away. ... Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Details

Cross LoC Trade: Political Economy of building Peace

THE multi-dimensional Kashmir issue has achieved the distinction of being ‘one of the most intractable disputes’ in the contemporary world. While the political dimension of this vexed problem has been thoroughly analyzed by the scholars, however, the economic dimensions of the problem have received much less attention. Traditionally, India and Pakistan have remained pre-occupied with concerns about territoriality, sovereignty, principle of equality and moral legitimacy while approaching the issue. ... Sunday, September 07, 2014 Details

Indian Army’s huts, vehicles washed away

Baramulla—In occupied Kashmir, at least 12 huts and several vehicles belonging to Indian Army were washed away in flash floods in Baramulla district. The huts and vehicles belonging to 34 Rashtriya Rifles and 18 Battalion of Border Security Force were washed away after Hapatnaar stream in Boniyar area of the district breached. ... Sunday, September 07, 2014 Details

India asks IOK regime to identify land for Kashmiri Pandits

New Delhi—The Indian government has asked the puppet authorities of occupied Kashmir to identify suitable land for the rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits who migrated from the occupied territory in the early 1990’s. The Indian Home Minister, Rajnath Singh wrote to the puppet Chief Minister of the territory, Omar Abdullah, for allocation of land for establishing separate colonies for the Pandits.Rajnath Singh wrote that the land might be identified near the native places from where the Pandits had migrated adding that adequate security should be ensured in and around the area. ... Sunday, September 07, 2014 Details

Jammu flood toll climbs up to 160

Srinagar—The toll in the Jammu and Kashmir floods has risen to 160 as the floods, the worst the state has seen in 60 years, affected a staggering 2,500 villages, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Saturday said as he assured help to deal with the grim situation. Rajnath Singh told the media at the Jammu airport that “160 people have lost their lives in these floods”. “Floods of this magnitude have hit Jammu and Kashmir after 60 years.” ... Sunday, September 07, 2014 Details

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