Jammu-Srinagar national highway opens for stranded vehicles


Hundreds of stranded vehicles, mostly trucks carrying essential supplies, were allowed to move towards Kashmir on Sunday, a day after heavy snowfall disrupted traffic on the vital 270-km Jammu-Srinagar national highway, officials said. No fresh vehicle was allowed on the highway from either Jammu or Srinagar Sunday morning to ensure clearance of the trucks which were left stranded between Banihal ...

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“Shah Faesal Could Serve Better As An IAS Officer”: J&K Governor

JAMMU:  Calling Shah Faesal as an “efficient” and “dedicated” IAS officer, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday said although the decision to join politics was personal, he could have served people better as an officer rather than as a politician. “Faesal was an efficient and dedicated officer who rendered his services with great zeal and enthusiasm for ...

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Srinagar freezes at minus 6.4 degrees Celsius


Srinagar: Srinagar froze at minus 6.4 degrees Celsius  even as Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a bright, sunny Monday morning after days of inclement weather in the state, the weather office said. Met department said the weather would remain dry in the state during the next four to five days after which another spell of rain and snow is likely to ...

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Hizbul Militant arrested in Bandipora village


Bandipora, January 14: Police on Monday arrested a militant in North Kashmir’s Bandipora village. According to sources forces had laid a Naka in Ajas area of the district following specific inputs about militants movement.”A joint Naka was laid by Bandipora Police, Army’s 13 RR and at Ajas village of Bandipora,” sources said. “During Naka checking, one militant has been apprehended ...

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Ambulance driver among six injured in Pattan road accident

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Srinagar: Six persons were injured, one of them critically, in a road accident in Pattan area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district last night. Reports said an ambulance heading towards Handwara collided with a private car near ITI Pattan, resulting in injuries to six persons, including the driver of the ambulance. The ambulance driver, identified as Manzoor Ahmad Khan of Gund Razak ...

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In 5 Years, MHA Released over Rs 223 Cr for Modernization of JKP


J & K Govt. Fails to Submit  UCs of Rs. 57 Cr to MHA JAMMU:  Despite liberal funding by the union home ministry for  modernization of Jammu and Kashmir Police under ‘Assistance to States for Modernization of Police’ scheme, yet the Babus of the state government failed to submit utilization certificates to the union home ministry within stipulated period of ...

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PDP worried over Kashmir worsening power scenario


‘Govt.’s inaction worrisome as Valley reels under darkness amid harsh winters’ Srinagar, Jan 12:  Urging the party workers and activists to stay united during the present time of tough ordeals, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura has said that conspiracies aimed at undermining the importance of PDP will miserably fail on ground this time again.  Addressing party ...

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