As thousands of displaced families are desperately looking for succour and many more waiting for the deluge to inundate their homes, sections in state’s officialdom must be happy that the floods finally kept a date.
With CM Ghulam Nabi Azad in the arid Ladakh desert, Congress high command has directly opened its channels with PDP. Union Water Resources Minister Prof Saifuddin Soz has chipped in to neutralise the impact of Azad’s ‘misfire’ in which he retained Muzaffar Hussain Baig as finance and planning minister against the wishes of his parent party.
Dr Farooq Abdullah, whose disclosures on the Kandhar hijack put the BJP on the defensive, turned his ire on the Congress-led UPA government over the issue of ‘maltreatment’ of Indian Muslims within and outside the country.
Ghulam Nabi Azad is expected to be the first chief executive of any state in India to make a speech to the European Parliament.
Army jawans killed five infiltrators in Machil sector, north of Srinagar. Even the hinterland witnessed a series of violent incident a day after the heightened tensions eased with the conduct of peaceful Independence Day celebrations.
An unprecedented locust invasion in secluded Zanskar valley of arid Ladakh desert has triggered panic in the northern states as the swarming creatures threaten India’s rice bowl - Punjab and Haryana - and the fruit basket - J&K and Himachal.
With the otherwise sluggish peace process between India and Pakistan officially halted, the impact of Mumbai’s serial blasts has started worrying J&K.
A series of grenade attacks in Srinagar on Tuesday killed eight persons and left around 40 injured.
Kashmir’s sex abuse racket being probed by the CBI had an impact in Jammu where the striking Bar Association split over the wisdom of demanding transfer of trial court from Srinagar.
With the crucial exercise to identify the experts being over, J&K chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad will shortly announce members to the five WGs.
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