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Srinagar-Jammu highway opened for one-way traffic

JAMMU/SRINAGAR: The strategic Srinagar-Jammu highway was restored for one-way traffic on Wednesday following improvement in the weather after two days of heavy snowfall, an official said. Brigadier TPS Rawat, chief engineer of border roads organization (BRO), which maintains the highway...
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Hot air balloon rides take flight in Kashmir

Hot air balloon rides take flight in Kashmir

The tourism department in Jammu and Kashmir and the Indian Institute of Ski and Mountaineering (IISM) have introduced hot air balloon rides to promote adventure tourism in the valley. The efforts of IISM has yielded the desired result and Gulmarg...
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Fatwa Issued Against Kashmiri All-Girl Band

Fatwa Issued Against Kashmiri All-Girl Band

SRINAGAR: Kashmir’s top clergyman, Mufti Azam Mufti Bashiruddin, on Sunday issued a “fatwa” against three Kashmiri girls for being part of a rock band which performed in Srinagar in December 2012. The grand mufti said he has decreed against t...
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Hurriyat (G) Opposes 55-Day Amarnath Yatra

Hurriyat (G) Opposes 55-Day Amarnath Yatra

‘It’s Offensive; Hold Pilgrimage On Gangotri Pattern’ Srinagar, Feb 1: Hurriyat Conference (G) led by Syed Ali Geelani Friday opposed the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board’s (SASB) 55-day Yatra schedule, saying the move is offensive and that the Hurriyat will...
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ISI gave Rs 5 lakh to man who beheaded Indian soldier

NEW DELHI: The terrorist who beheaded Indian soldier Lance Naik Hemraj Singh on January 8 was rewarded with Rs 5 lakh by Pakistani intelligence agency ISI, which executed the attack on Indian troops with the assistance of terrorists, according to...
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3 SPOs arrested while escorting a wanted Hizbul Mujahideen militant to Kashmir Valley

THREE Special Police Officers (SPOs) were among seven people arrested by Jammu Kashmir Police at Banihal yesterday after they were found escorting a wanted Hizbul Mujahideen militant to Valley from Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh adjoining Nepal . Identifying the a...
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Srinagar-Jammu highway closed for third day

Srinagar-Jammu highway closed for third day

Heavy snowfall continued to disrupt life for the third day on Saturday, a day after two Army troopers died of asphyxiation in their bunker near the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowgam sector in the valley. “Over four feet snow...
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LPG Cap Raised To 9 Cylinders, Diesel Price Hike Coming

LPG Cap Raised To 9 Cylinders, Diesel Price Hike Coming

NEW DELHI: The government on Thursday raised the annual cap on supply of cheap cooking gas to nine cylinders from six and gave freedom to state-run oil companies to raise price of diesel “from time to time”. The new cap...
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8 Dead, 12 Injured in road accident in Doda

JAMMU: Eight persons were killed and 12 others injured when a matador skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said today. The ill-fated vehicle was on its way from...
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Highway Traffic Suspended On Jan 17

Highway Traffic Suspended On Jan 17

Vehicles To Ply From Srinagar To Jammu Today Srinagar, Jan 15: With weatherman forecasting moderate to heavy snowfall from Wednesday, authorities in Kashmir Valley today decided to suspend traffic on the arterial Srinagar-Jammu Highway on Thursday. The 294-km ...
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