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Srinagar-Jammu highway shut following fresh snowfall, landslides


Srinagar, Jan 31: Authorities on Thursday shut the Srinagar-Jammu highway for vehicular traffic after fresh snowfall and landslides at different places on the arterial highway. A traffic department official said that the roads have turned slippery due to fresh snowfall at Banihal while landslides have blocked the road at some places in Ramban. The official said that the traffic will ...

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Several political activists join National Conference

Today joining pic 31-01-2019

JAMMU JANUARY 30- Several prominent political activists on Wednesday joined National Conference and reposed their faith in its policies and programmes, saying this party alone can steer Jammu and Kashmir to peace, progress and development. Welcoming the new entrants at a function held at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhavan here this morning, Additional General Secretary Dr Sheikh Mustafa Kamaal said National Conference is ...

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People’s Conference adopts ‘apple’ as its poll symbol


Srinagar: The People’s Conference, led by former separatist leader Sajad Gani Lone, has adopted “apple” as its party symbol in Jammu and Kashmir. “Apple will be the symbol of JKPC. A symbol of economic power,” Lone took to Twitter  to announce it on Tuesday night. The former Jammu and Kashmir minister thanked party leader and former MLA Mohammad Abbas Wani ...

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Chief Electoral Officer reviews poll preparedness in J&K with DEOs ahead of Lok Sabha and State Elections


Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir‘s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Shailendra Kumar on Tuesday reviewed and interacted with the district election officers through video conferencing and look after the progress of preparations for the impending Lok Sabha and assembly elections in the state. General Elections to Lok Sabha is slated for April-May this year, It is also expected that State Polls will be ...

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Man wanted in 16-year-old case held

Jammu, Jan 30: A man wanted in a 16-year-old case of causing death due to negligence was arrested here Wednesday, officials said. A police party raided Bagh-e-Bahu area and arrested the absconder Chuni Lal, they said. He was wanted in a case of crime registered under section 304-A Ranbir Panel Code (causing death by negligence) and 279 (causing hurt by ...

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Jammu and Kashmir: Three injured as terrorists hurl grenade in police station


Kulgam: Three civilians got injured after terrorists lobbed a grenade towards a police station in Damhal Hanji Pora in Kulgam on Wednesday. The terrorists missed the target and the grenade exploded on road resulting in injuries to the civilians. More details are currently awaited. This comes days after terrorists attacked 44 Rashtriya Rifles camp at Ahgam. No loss of life or ...

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Col. Jamwal meets Governor

Jammu, January 30: Col. Ranveer Singh Jamwal, who hails from a village in district Samba, called on Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Col. Jamwal who has been recognized as the best mountaineer in India by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation in the year 2017, shared with Governor his views regarding promotion of adventure sports in the ...

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Fresh landslides shut Srinagar-Jammu highway again


Srinagar, Jan 30: Srinagar-Jammu highway was on Wednesday closed again after fresh landslides blocked the highway at many places in Ramban area, said traffic officials overseeing the traffic on the road prone to stone pelting and landslides in the winter months. Traffic officials said, “One-way traffic from Srinagar to Jammu will be allowed as soon as the landslide is cleared”, ...

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Landslide hits Jammu-Srinagar highway


Jammu: The Jammu-Srinagar highway was hit by a landslide early on Wednesday in the Ramban district, a traffic official said. “An earlier landslide at Panthal was cleared to ensure smooth passage of one-way traffic on the highway. The other one hit at the Anokhi Fall. “One-way traffic from Srinagar to Jammu will be allowed as soon as the landslide is cleared. ...

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Chillai Kalan ends in Jammu and Kashmir; snowfall likely today, -0.3°C temperature in Srinagar


Srinagar: Minimum temperatures improved throughout Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday due to a nightlong cloud cover as the 40-day long period of harsh winter cold ‘Chillai Kalan’ ended. The Met forecasts moderate snowfall in the Valley beginning later in the day. Minimum temperature in Srinagar was minus 0.3 while in Pahalgam and Gulmarg it was minus 3.3 and minus 7.5, respectively. Leh town ...

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