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Flash floods damage houses, roads in Kashmir

Srinagar : Flash floods triggered by incessant rain have damaged scores of houses, school buildings and other structures besides snapping road connectivity in the Kashmir Valley, an official said on Sunday.

"Over 80 structures, including residential homes, school buildings and other structures, have suffered damage due to flash floods since Saturday," an administrative officer told IANS here.

The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway was closed following landslides at a number of places on Sunday.


Hashimpura: wait for justice continues even after 28 years, survivors pledge to continue fight

By M Reyaz,,

New Delhi: “Men from Hashimpura between ages 12 to 50 were segregated, forced in a truck and taken to so remote place in the dark of the night. One by one PAC shot at us. A bullet hit me here in the stomach and exited from back,” says Mohammad Usman, while showing the bullet mark that has remained.


National Urdu Science Congress organised at Zakir Husain Delhi College

By TCN News,

New Delhi: The very First National Urdu Science Congress, was organized by the Anjuman Farogh-e-Science (Organisation for Science Promotion, Delhi), at Zakir Husain Delhi College, Delhi, India during 20-21 March 2015.


Continuous rainfall triggers another flood panic in Kashmir; Met dept denies any chance of flood

By Raqib Hameed Naik,,

Srinagar: In wake of heavy rainfall in Kashmir valley, the Jammu and Kashmir state government on Sunday deputed four ministers to monitor rising water levels in Kashmir valley. Even Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed is on his way to Srinagar to personally monitor the arising situation.


Lift 'no fly zone' restriction: India urges Saudi Arabia

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has urged the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to persuade Saudi Arabia to lift the ban on flying through its air space to help stranded Indians in Yemen fly home, said a Kerala minister.

Minister of Diaspora K.C. Joseph told IANS that Chief Minister Oommen Chandy was told this when he had a talk with Sushma Swaraj.

No flood threat to Kashmir Valley: Met

Srinagar : The Kashmir Valley faces no flood threat, authorities said on Sunday, as many residents of Srinagar began shifting to safer areas as the water level in the Jhelum rose menacingly.

The Jhelum's level reached 12 feet at the Ram Manshibagh in Srinagar overnight following incessant rains, triggering panic in many parts of Srinagar that faced unprecedented floods in September 2014, killing over 200 people and affecting some 700,000 residents.

Sonam Lotus, director of the meteorological office, on Sunday dismissed any flood threat to the Kashmir Valley.


Sayeed leaves for Kashmir to assess flood threat

Jammu : 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.

This is Sayeed's first visit to the valley after he took over as the chief minister of the state on March 1, 2015.

Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh informed the assembly here on Sunday that Sayeed is on way to Srinagar to monitor the flood situation arising from incessant rains in the Valley.


Submit Magisterial Inquiry and Forensic report in two year old Shopian Killing Case: NHRC

By Staff Reporter,

New Delhi: In the latest development in two years old Shoipan case, where 4 persons were shot dead as alleged militants, NHRC had already asked for reports and had issued notice on the appeal of human rights activist and Save sharmila Solidarity Campaign convener Ravi Nitesh.


Delhi based NGO empowering women from flood prone Purnia in Bihar

By Staff Reporter,

Purnia/Delhi: Delhi based NGO ANHAD is helping women in flood-prone Purnia District of Bihar in livelihood under an umbrella project Dhaani. ANHAD started working in Purnia District in Bihar in 2008 after the Kosi floods. After the initial relief work and livelihood support to over 150 families we set up vocational training centres in 10 villages in Purnia and Araria.


Afghan students in Delhi organise candle vigils in solidarity with Farkhunda

By M Reyaz,,

New Delhi: Students from Afghanistan studying in different universities in New Delhi organised candle vigil in solidarity with with Farkhunda who was lynched by mob in Kabul

Farkhunda was brutally beaten, dragged, killed, and burnt by a lynched mob, allegedly for burning Quran – investigating agencies latter denied any burning of Quran – on March 19.