Landslide blocks Jammu-Srinagar national highway

A fresh landslide struck Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Udhampur district today, forcing closure of the strategically important and only all weather road connecting Kashmir with rest of the country, officials said. The major landslide occurred at Kheri Passi morh around 3 am, blocking the highway and leaving hundreds of vehicles stranded, a traffic department official […]

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Jammu-Srinagar NH closed after landslide

The 270-km Jammu-Srinagar national highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country, was closed today as overnight rains triggered a landslide in Ramban district, officials said. The landslide occurred near the Block Development Office at Ramsoo in the wee hours, blocking the arterial road, Senior Superintendent of Police, Ramban, Anita […]

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Amarnath Yatra resumes from Jammu

The Amarnath Yatra resumed today after it was suspended for a day yesterday due to non-availability of adequate number of pilgrims, officials said. The 43rd batch of 306 pilgrims left the base camp here for the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, they said. Meanwhile, the 10-day Budha Amarnath yatra, which began […]

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782 pilgrims leave for Amarnath shrine

A fresh batch of 782 pilgrims today left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, officials said. The 60-day of yatra commenced from the twin routes of Pahalgam in Anantnag district and Baltal in Ganderbal district on June 28. Till yesterday, a total of 2.49 lakh pilgrims had paid their obeisance at […]

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Four drug peddlers arrested

Four people were arrested with 60 grams of heroin in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district, police said today. A police team had setup a check post on Bhalla-Droundi link road in Bhaderwah when they intercepted a car. During its search, they recovered 60 grams of heroin from the four occupants, they said. “The driver tried […]

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Teachers hold protest in Srinagar

Dozens of government employees were today detained as police foiled their protest march towards the official residence of Governor N N Vohra in support of their demands including implementation of the seventh pay commission recommendations. Hundreds of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers assembled at the Sher-e-Kashmir Park here in the summer capital of the state […]

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