Chenani-Nashri tunnel impacts footfall in Patnitop?

Chenani-Nashri tunnel impacts footfall in Patnitop?

The country’s longest surface tunnel — the 9.2-km Chenani-Nashri tunnel — has come as a boon for travellers, but it could have an adverse impact on the tourism sector in Patnitop area in Udhampur district of Jammu region, with Kashmir...
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Residents from Ramban fumes due to power outage

Residents from Ramban fumes due to power outage

The supply of electricity remained disrupted in several areas of Ramban tehsil since Wednesday night even as the locals accused the Power Development Department of “carelessness”. Power supply was yet to be restored by Thursday late afternoon. Reports said...
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HCC ‘fails’ to maintain highway, DM initiates criminal proceedings

HCC ‘fails’ to maintain highway, DM initiates criminal proceedings

The work of four-laning project from ‘Km 150 to 187’ was allotted to HCC under the conditions that the company also has to properly maintain the existing NHW, an official spokesman said. District Magistrate Ramban, Muhammad Aijaz on Thursday initiated...
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Heavy rain wreaks havoc in Batote

Heavy rain wreaks havoc in Batote

Heavy rain and a reported cloudburst in the Patnitop area on Thursday wreaked havoc and caused widespread destruction in the Batote tehsil of Ramban district. Three minor students and many heads of cattle were reportedly swept away. Several houses, link...
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Three students swept away in Ramban flash floods

Three students swept away in Ramban flash floods

2 bodies recovered, several houses damaged in Chenani Three students were washed away in a flooded nullah following flash floods after a downpour at Ladhwal in the Batote area of Ramban district this afternoon. According to sources, the bodies of...
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Two killed, three hurt as rain triggers landslides in Ramsu area

Two killed, three hurt as rain triggers landslides in Ramsu area

Taxi plunges into nullah after being hit by shooting stones; Srinagar, Kishtwar highways shut Two persons were killed and three others sustained grievous injuries after a Jammu-bound Sumo taxi skidded off road and plunged into the turbulent Bisleri Nullah at.....
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Probe indicts 2 companies for death of 10 workers

Probe indicts 2 companies for death of 10 workers

Inquiry committee says safety measures remained on paper Beig Construction Company, which is building the country’s longest 9.2-km Chenani-Nashri tunnel, has been found guilty of criminal negligence that resulted in the death of 10 labourers in a fire in Ram...
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Ramban residents resent opening of liquor shop

Ramban residents resent opening of liquor shop

Residents of ward 4 and 5 of Ramban town are up in arms against the opening of a liquor shop in the area by a local contractor. In this connection a delegation comprising prominent citizens, members of religious and social...
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Beautification projects for Patnitop tourist resort remain on paper

Beautification projects for Patnitop tourist resort remain on paper

Chenani-Nashri tunnel to put question mark on its future prospects The Chenani-Nashri tunnel is nearing completion and is expected to be thrown open to traffic in May next year. The new road connectivity has put a big question mark on...
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New CJI’s native village upbeat

New CJI’s native village upbeat

As Justice Tirath Singh Thakur took the oath as the Chief Justice of India (CJI) at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Thursday, there was jubilation at his native Batru village in Ramban district, where he was born in 1952. “People are upbeat...
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