SRINAGAR: Underlining the importance of energy efficient and up to the mark power distribution system in ensuring hassle free electricity supply to the consumers, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday laid thrust on time line completion of projects under implementation on the State.

The Government has accorded sanction to release of 15.33 crore under SDRF for clearing the liabilities on account of restoration works done in three regions of the State in wake of flash floods, cloudburst and hailstorm.

80% local manpower, 15 Enggs from Jammu engaged
JAMMU: In a major step aimed at providing safest road link in the landslides prone areas of the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway 1A, the work on first section of the country’s longest road tunnel between Chenani and Nashri was started today.

The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, connecting the state with the rest of the country, was closed to traffic today due to a landslide, triggered by heavy rain in Ramban district.The highway was cl

Non-availability of drinking water at Govt High School Panjar, winter Zone Panchari, Distt Udhampur is quite painful. Though there exist who water tanks fully connected to water pipe lines and constructed within school premises for the past several years, shockingly, those are lying in a completely dried state for over months for the reasons better known to the PHE authorities, Udhampur.

With the Prime Minister stressing on the importance of improving connectivity in extremist-affected areas, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has drawn out a plan to invest Rs 10,000 crore on building four-lane highways in J&K.

UDHAMPUR, Minister for Public Health Engineering, Irrigation & Flood Control, Taj Mohi-ud-Din convened a meeting of officers of PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control of district Udhampur to review the status of various water supply schemes and other PHE installation besides taking stock of problems being faced by the department in meeting drinking water requirement of the districts here today.


Five members of a family, including two minors, were buried alive and one person was injured due to a landslide caused by heavy rain in Doda district last night. Besides damaging the house, the landslide killed two mules.

The deceased have been identified as Luftullah (60), his wife Sharifa Begun (60), cousin Shamshada Begum (30), granddaughters Fatima Bano (11) and Sania (2).

Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Taj Mohi-ud- Din today reviewed the pace of work on the Hydraulic projects under execution in the Ramanagar area of Udhampur district.

He was informed that Rs.

The objectives of the disaster management plan are: To provide effective support and resources to the individuals and