As weather improves, highway opens to one-way traffic

As weather improves, highway opens to one-way traffic

The weather in the Valley remained mostly dry and the Jammu-Srinagar national highway was opened to one-way traffic today after remaining closed for three days. On Wednesday, 24 flights were cancelled due to poor visibility and snowfall in the Kashmir...
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Hundreds of vehicles stranded as highway remains closed

Hundreds of vehicles stranded as highway remains closed

Snow, rain trigger landslides; Banihal-Ramban stretch worst hit The 300-km Jammu-Srinagar national highway remained closed for the second consecutive day, leaving hundreds of vehicles stranded on the road. Continuous rain and snow resulted in landslides at dif...
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Chief Secretary dismayed over sluggish highway expansion

Chief Secretary dismayed over sluggish highway expansion

Expressing his dismay over sluggish pace of work on upgradation of Banihal-Ramban stretch of the Srinagar-Jammu highway, J&K’s chief secretary B B Vyas on Monday asked the executing agency to immediately flag the issues hampering the work for their redre...
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Heavy Snow, Rain predicted across Kashmir Valley next week

Heavy Snow, Rain predicted across Kashmir Valley next week

Leh in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir was the coldest recorded place in the state as the night temperature there remained several degrees below the freezing point even as the Valley braced for possible heavy snow next week. The...
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5.4 Magnitude earthquake jolts parts of J&K

5.4 Magnitude earthquake jolts parts of J&K

The epicentre of the earthquake was J-K-Xingjian border; no reports of casualty or damage so far. A moderate intensity earthquake occurred in Kashmir in the wee hours of Thursday. No report of casualty or damage has come from anywhere so...
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Message on Babri anniversary from Al-Qaeda in Kashmir calls on Indians to join jihad

Message on Babri anniversary from Al-Qaeda in Kashmir calls on Indians to join jihad

The call was released on online jihadist feeds on Wednesday, by the new al-Qaeda affiliate formed earlier this year by breakaway cadre of the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Taiba. Ansar Ghazwa ’tul-Hind, the Kashmir-based affiliate of transnational terrori...
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Mehbooba Mufti pitches for release of political prisoners

Mehbooba Mufti pitches for release of political prisoners

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has urged the Centre to help her in the release of political prisoners whose health is deteriorating in prisons and also shift Kashmiri inmates from Tihar Jail to J&K prisons to help make the atmosphere tension-free...
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Dineshwar Sharma met Gani Bhat and another Hurriyat leader during his second visit

Dineshwar Sharma met Gani Bhat and another Hurriyat leader during his second visit

New Delhi’s “special representative” for Kashmir talks Dineshwar Sharma has met senior Hurriyat leader Abdul Gani Bhat and one more separatist leader during his second leg of Kashmir visit last week, a media report said. According to a report in...
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Terror and Talks can’t go together: BJP to Farooq Abdullah

Terror and Talks can’t go together: BJP to Farooq Abdullah

The BJP today criticised National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah for advocating dialogue with Pakistan, saying “terror and talks cannot go together”. J&K BJP spokesperson Brigadier (retd) Anil Gupta, in a statement, said Abdullah had time an...
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Centre’s mission Kashmir seems to be losing steam

Centre’s mission Kashmir seems to be losing steam

The visit to Kashmir this week by the Centre’s representative, former Intelligence Bureau Chief Dineshwar Sharma, has ended with even less hope that a way forward will emerge. In fact, commenting on the visit, former RAW chief and long-time IB...
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