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Doctors clean SMHS, BJ Hospitals

Doctors clean SMHS, BJ Hospitals

SRINAGAR: With State government still grappling to get off its feet in ..

Doctors clean SMHS, BJ Hospitals

Doctors clean SMHS, BJ Hospitals

SRINAGAR: With State government still grappling to get off its feet in ..

Doctors clean SMHS, BJ Hospitals

Doctors clean SMHS, BJ Hospitals

SRINAGAR: With State government still grappling to get off its feet in ..

NC worker shot dead

NC worker shot dead

Srinagar: Unidentified gunmen Sunday shot dead a worker of the ruling National ..

Flood operations in JK

Flood operations in JK

New Delhi:  Rescue and relief operations mounted by the government in flood-ravaged ..

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Gadkari, Jitendra to conduct aerial survey

Monday, 22 September 2014

New Delhi: Union Ministers Nitin Gadari and Jitendra Singh will tomorrow take an aerial survey of various roads damaged in recent floods in valley in Jammu and Kashmir. 

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Health

Editorial

Coming up for air

Monday, 22 September 2014

“We had just finished dinner, when a local sarpanch rushed to our village to warn us that the water had changed course and had started flowing towards us through a drain. I grabbed my two children and called out to my husband, who was watching television in another room, and we ran out of the house,” says Afroza, 35, now at a shelter in a government school in Dahrun, 15km from the district headquarters of Anantnag. Afroza’s newly constructed home in this south Kashmir village crumbled before her eyes on September 6, even as strong currents took all her worldly belongings and tore through 46 structures, including 18 homes, in the area. Torrential rain that had started on September 3 breached the banks of the Jhelum on September 7, which caused unprecedented flash floods.

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Opinion

Fighting the Floods?

Fighting the Floods?

Monday, 22 September 2014

When Kashmir Valley was hit by floods the earlier this month, its unprecedented intensity and savage fury took everyone by surprise. While entire localities were inundated in the blink of an eye leaving thousands stranded and in grave danger, the administrative machinery (as expected), was nowhere to be seen. Unable to grapple with this humungous crisis, the State government called in the army to conduct rescue and relief operations, as besides ensuring defence of the nation, the army is also mandated to provide assistance to the civil authorities during natural calamities. However there is a catch- under the Indian constitution, the army is only expected to assist the civil administration and not take over its role or responsibilities. 

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