The 7.5-magnitude earthquake, which the Indian Meteorological Department described as great in intensity, had a marginal effect on the life and property in the Kashmir valley.

With a series of mitigation measures recommended by experts remaining unimplemented over the past year, the threat of floods remains real in Kashmir.

Hundreds of residents of central Kashmir have been displaced by heavy rain which threatened to unleash floods and landslides, officials here said.

Encroachment, pollution contribute to steady degradation of the water body

13 of 22 dists identified as prone to multi-hazards, says 2011 disaster management policy

1,900 houses damaged across state; Shopian and Bandipora worst affected

The number of deaths caused by the snowstorm that battered the state for nearly 60 hours has risen to 17. Nearly 1,900 houses have been damaged by the snow fury that triggered avalanches.

Paramedics fear virus can spread; docs say rules being followed

The admission of a critical patient hit by swine flu has created a scare at Kashmir’s leading hospital as the man suffering from the communicable virus is being treated in a common ward instead of being put into quarantine. Kashmir’s only tertiary care hospital Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) has been treating a resident of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district at its surgical intensive care unit for the last five days.