Militants kill 2 security men in flood-hit Kashmir

Weather conditions ease and rivers rise marginally in Jammu and Kashmir

GN Bureau | April 2, 2015


#Jammu and Kashmir   #militants   #floods  

As Kashmir recovers from another wave of floods and deaths with the help of Indian army jawans, militants killed two security personnel in Tangmarg area of north Kashmir's Baramulla district on Thursday.

Acting on a tip off about the presence of militants in Kunzer village, security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area. A gun battle broke out when militants opened firing on the security forces.

One policeman was killed in the encounter while an army jawan who was injured also succumbed to his injuries at the hospital, the official said, adding, a civilian has been injured.

Meanwhile, the flood threat in Kashmir eased on Thursday as overnight rainfall, which had led to slight rise in water level of River Jhelum, stopped.

Water level of the Jhelum river was 12 feet at Sangam (Anantnag). It was 15.15 feet at Ram Munshibagh (Srinagar) and 11 feet at Asham (Bandipora). At all these places, the river is flowing below the danger mark

Earlier, rainfall had resulted in an increase in the water level of Jhelum but there was no immediate threat of floods, official sources said.

The weather has improved since Wednesday night and if it holds like this, the worst phase might be over. Even as the weather has improved, authorities here are taking no chances and they have put in place measures to deal with any eventuality.

Pertinently, heavy rainfall since Saturday has resulted in death of 16 persons in Chadoora area of Budgam district. Dozens of structures also suffered complete or partial damage due to land sinking.

Teams of state disaster response force (SDRF) and national disaster response force (NDRF) maintained vigil at vulnerable places along the river banks and also plugged some minor breaches those occurred during the night.

More than 2500 people from different flood prone areas have been shifted to safer places as a precautionary measure during the last 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir.

Comments

 

Other News

A great literary feast (that could’ve been even more sumptuous)

A Case of Indian Marvels: Dazzling Stories from the Country’s Finest Writers Edited by David Davidar Aleph, 390 pages, Rs 999 Change is the only constant, and India has always been doing so. Yet, after independence, if there was a year when the p

Govt e-Marketplace sellers report more business

“My volume of business has increased ever since I registered on GeM (Government e-Marketplace) in 2017. Earlier, I could supply items only in the vicinity of my shop in Fort area and only within Mumbai. Now, I ship my products all over the country! I have tied up with India Post and three private cou

How the Hindi Newspaper Business Changed

The Journey of Hindi Language Journalism in India: From Raj to Swaraj and Beyond By Mrinal Pande Orient BlackSwan, 188 pages, Rs 1,195.00 In India, the English-language media is considered the ‘national media’, while the language press

More reforms in telecom sector in offing: Ashwini Vaishnaw

The telecom sector in the country will witness more reforms in the coming years, minister for communications, electronics & IT and railways Ashwini Vaishnaw has said. He also asserted that the industry too will have to do its bit and reciprocate by improving quality of service significantly.

Left-wing extremism: challenges and response

Left-wing extremism is in existence right from India’s independence, but it became prominent in 1967 under the name of Naxalism. The nomenclature of this movement has changed from time to time and place to place depending upon the leadership. Before 2014 more than 15 states were facing this problem w

Agri Min organises events ahead of International Year of Millets 2023

A series of pre-launch events and initiatives have been organised by the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare on the MyGov platform in the run-up to the International Year of Millets 2023 to create awareness and a sense of participation in the country  around the ancient and forgotten golden

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter