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Srinagar: The incessant rainfall for the last 48 hours has thrown life out of gear in the Valley even as the officials of Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC) department said that there was no threat of floods in the Valley as the gauges are well below the alert mark. A top official of the Irrigation and Flood Control department told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that there is no flood threat, and the gauges…

At least six residential houses were damaged, most of them fully, in highly congested Nawab Bazar area in old city Srinagar here, officials said on Thursday. Quoting the officials, news agency GNS reported that the fire erupted at around 4:20 am apparently due to short-circuit in one of the houses. Soon the fire spread and engulfed five other houses in the vicinity. The fire was controlled with the help of fire tenders, locals and police,…

An Engineer from Kashmir who was working in a power project in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district has been missing since the breach of a glacier on Sunday morning. At least 14 people have been killed and over 170 are still missing, after a part of a glacier burst in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on Sunday, triggering an avalanche and massive flash floods in the Alaknanda river system that washed away hydroelectric stations and five bridges. Among the…

Jammu: Amid Bird Flu scare, authorities have asked all the allied government departments to remain on standby in Jammu and Kashmir as reports of death of birds from various districts of Jammu province have poured in. Officials said that reports of death of crows have pured in from Jammu, Rajouri and Udhampur districts following which field staff has been asked to remain vigilant. “We are keeping close vigil on the situation and 24 hours surveillance…

Srinagar: Disaster Management Authority (DMA) has issued low level avalanche warning for higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh region. There is a threat of low level avalanche in higher reaches of Poonch, Rajouri, Ramban, Doda and Kishtwar, Anantnag, Kulgam, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Ganderbal and Kargil districts. Low level avalanche has also been issued for Srianagar-Jammu national highway, which has been closed for traffic movement due to heavy snowfall. People are urged to remain…

Srinagar: Authorities on Wednesday evacuated 22 families in avalanche-prone area of Kulgam and accommodated them in a school in the south Kashmir district. Officials said that 22 families of Marisle Nallah Kund were evacuated and accommodated in the Government Middle School in view of avalanche warning in the area. The step has been a precautionary one to prevent any loss of life, they added. Jammu and Kashmir Disaster Management Authority (DMA) has issued medium and…

As rescue teams in the Turkish port city of Izmir continue the search for survivors of Friday’s powerful (7.0 magnitude) earthquake, the death in the Turkish city has mounted to 75 and 1,000 are reported injured. Reportedly, there are nearly 6,000 rescuers who work day and night since Friday in Izmir, racing to free dozens of people still trapped in several collapsed apartment buildings. The recent survivor, a 70-year-old man was pulled out from the…