Midnight catastrophe Eight houses, five shops damaged | Bodies retrieved during rescue ops

4,300 houses damaged, hundreds of families shifted to safety

People of Ghat village and adjoining areas in Doda district are without drinking water for the past 10 days. The village has a population of around 2,000.

The seismic activity in the south of the Pir Panjal range in Doda district is not new and is a continuous process that leads to earthquakes in the region.

240-MW project on Jhelum to provide 12% free electricity to state

The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) has added another feather to its cap as the Uri-II hydroelectric project is ready for use and will be commissioned within a couple of months.

As the Central government has announced a Rs 334-crore package for the quake-hit areas of Doda and Kishtwar districts, the state government is yet to submit the assessment report of the actual loss to the Centre.

The Rs-334 crore package will cover all affected families whose houses have been completely, severely or partially damaged. The Doda and Kishtwar administrations are on the job to prepare the report of loss caused by the May 1 quake which was followed by nine moderate-intensity tremors.

Residents allege bias in relief distribution

25 children among 58 hurt in Doda, Bhaderwah, Epicentre on J&K-HP border

An elderly shepherd was killed today and at least 58 persons, including 25 children, were injured after a moderate-intensity earthquake — with epicentre on the Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh border — jolted the region. The quake, measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale, struck J-K and other parts of north India, including the national capital and its satellite towns, at 12:27 pm