Day 3: Srinagar-Jammu highway remains closed

Day 3: Srinagar-Jammu highway remains closed

Jammu, Feb 22: The Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed for the third consecutive on Friday due to fresh snowfall and landslides at some place on the 300 km-long road, an official said. “There have been landslides at some places along the Ramsoo-Ramban stretch of the highway due to heavy rain in the area, while fresh snowfall […]

30 houses damaged after avalanche hits Gurez

30 houses damaged after avalanche hits Gurez

Srinagar, Feb 22:  At least 30 residential houses were damaged after an avalanche hit Khandiyal village of Gurez valley in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district late last night. An official said that at least 22 houses were completely damaged while around eight houses, several cowsheds and some shops were also partially damaged due to the avalanche. […]

Militant killed in ongoing Sopore gunfight

Militant killed in ongoing Sopore gunfight

Srinagar, Feb 22: A militant was killed in an ongoing gunfight with the government forces at Warpora Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday,  a local news agency GNS reported. The exchange of gunfire started late last night following an eight-hour-long search operation. Authorities suspended the mobile Internet service and imposed restrictions under Section […]

UN urges India, Pakistan to defuse tensions

UN urges India, Pakistan to defuse tensions

United Nations, Feb 20: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on India and Pakistan to exercise “maximum restraint” and offered to mediate in the face of rising tensions following the attack at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir that claimed the lives of 49 CRPF troopers. Guterres, through a spokesman, said that the UN […]

Private university suspends 7 Kashmiri students for social media posts

Private university suspends 7 Kashmiri students for social media posts

Dehradun, Feb 20:  Seven Kashmiri students have been suspended by Roorkee-based Quantum Global University for their alleged anti-national posts on social media, a university official said. The action was taken on Tuesday after around 450 students gathered on the campus demanding their expulsion for allegedly posting ‘anti-national’ slogans on Facebook and Instagram, Registrar of the […]

Govt reshuffles administration

Govt reshuffles administration

Srinagar, Feb 19: State Government on Tuesday ordered reshuffled administration. According to a Government order:  Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, IAS (JK:2009), Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora, has been transferred and posted as Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar. Kumar Rajeev Ranjan, IAS (JK:2010), Director Area Planning & ex-offlcio Special Secretary to the Government, Planning, Development and Monitoring Department, has been transferred […]

Lieutenant Colonel Among 3 Soldiers Injured In Fresh Firing In Pulwama

Lieutenant Colonel Among 3 Soldiers Injured In Fresh Firing In Pulwama

Srinagar, Feb 18 (GNS): A lieutenant colonel and two other army soldiers were injured in fresh firing in an ongoing encounter at Pingleena area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday. Two militants and four soldiers including an officer of Major rank were killed and three other soldiers injured during the initial phase of the […]

Curfew relaxed for three hours in few Jammu areas

Curfew relaxed for three hours in few Jammu areas

Srinagar, Feb 18: Authorities relaxed the curfew in few areas in Jammu city from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Monday. The areas where curfew was relaxed are Gandhi Nagar (except Police Post Nehru Park and Digiana), Channi Himmat, Sainik Colony, Trikuta Nagar and Satwari (except Police Posts of Belicharana and Gadighat), an official said. […]

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