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LMVs move as One-way traffic restored on Jammu Srinagar highway after 7 days


Srinagar: Stranded light-motor vehicles (LMVs) and fuel tankers were allowed to move towards Kashmir valley on Tuesday after the debris of landslides was cleared from the strategic road. “Over one hundred stranded fuel tankers and light passenger vehicles were allowed after seven days from Ramban to Kashmir,” said DSPT NHW Ramban Suresh Sharma. An official said the road was made ...

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At Minus 17 Degrees, Thousands Spent Night On Roads In Kargil In Protest


Kargil: At minus 17 degree Celsius, thousands spent the night on roads in Kargil protesting against the creation of a separate administrative division for Ladkah with its headquarters at Leh. Protests erupted yesterday evening when the divisional commissioner of newly-created division tried to visit Kargil but thousands marched on roads and blocked his entry into the town and forced him to ...

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Contractual teachers protest for regularization in Srinagar


Srinagar: All J&K Contractual lecturers (10+2) Forum staged a protest demonstration at Pratap Park on Tuesday afternoon demanding the regularisation of their services. Scores of protesters shouting anti-administration slogans sought the intervention of Governor’s administration for taking their services for-granted and to fulfil their “legitimate demands”. Contractual teachers protest for regularization in Srinagar “Our ability is being tested every year. Unlike ...

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Panic grips stranded Kashmiri passengers in Jammu after rally taken out  


Srinagar: A day after stranded Kashmiri passengers were thrashed in winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu city, students of Government Gandhi Memorial (GGM) Science College, rallied outside the college campus sloganeering, “desh ke gaddaro ko, goli maro salo ko,” (Shoot the betrayers of the country) accompanied with “Vande Matram” (Long live homeland). Imtiyaz Hussain, a stranded Kashmiri passenger, said, “they ...

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IAF lifted Over 700 stranded passengers airlifted from Jammu to Srinagar on Monday


JAMMU: The Indian Air Force (IAF) airlifted over 700 stranded passengers, including students, from Jammu to Srinagar on Monday, a defence spokesperson said. With this, the IAF has airlifted 1,431 people in the past four days, a defence spokesman said. For the first time, two C-17 Aircraft airlifted 707 passengers simultaneously from the Jammu Air Force Station, the spokesman said. ...

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Grand Mufti of Jammu and Kashmir Bashiruddin dies at 82


Srinagar, Feb 12: Grand Mufti of Jammu and Kashmir Bashiruddin Ahmad died here on Tuesday. Ahmad was 82. He was hospitalised on Monday evening after he complained of chest pain, the family of the Grand Mufti said. They said he breathed his last at the hospital around 3 am. Ahmad was the Grand Mufti of Jammu and Kashmir for over ...

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Students protest in Jammu, demand arrest of those who raised “Pro-Pak” slogans


Jammu, Feb 12: Shouting “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” and “Vande Matram”, thousands of college students on Tuesday staged protest and demanded arrest of those raised “Pro-Pak” slogans. Pertinent to mention that “Pro-Pak” slogans were allegedly raised on Monday by a section of Kashmir bound stranded passengers who were accommodated in a hostel located adjoining GGM Science College. On hearing slogans, ...

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After rumours of airlift, Police asks stranded passengers not move for registration


Srinagar: Following the chaos at Jammu where thousands of Kashmir bound passengers are stranded from last many days, the Jammu and Kashmir police have appealed the passengers not to pay heed to rumours of the registration. The senior superintendent of Police, Jammu said that valley bound passengers who are stranded in Jammu have started moving towards Bathindi to register themselves after ...

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Central University of Jammu Decides to Revoke Bus Fares After Students Walk 25km in Protest


New Delhi: The Central University of Jammu (CUJ) on Monday decided to revoke bus fees imposed on students after a meeting with scholars residing in the university hostel. The decision came after over 200 university students walked 25km from their hostel to the campus in protest against cancellation of buses which is their only mode of conveyance to the institute. On ...

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Fresh landslides hit Jammu-Srinagar NH, Roads Closed for Day 7


Banihal: Fresh landslides struck several places along the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway which remained closed for the seventh consecutive day Tuesday. Authorities are hopeful of clearing the debris and making the road traffic-worthy by this afternoon. “The road clearance operation is going on in full swing. The massive landslide at Maroog was cleared but fresh landslides occurred at several places between Ramsu ...

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