Kashmir highway closed following landslides

Kashmir highway closed following landslides

Jammu: The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, which is the only all-weather road connecting Kashmir with the rest of India, was Wednesday closed for traffic due to landslides triggered by rains in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir. “The highway is blocked for vehicular traffic due to landslides triggered by rains in Ramban-Ramsoo section”, traffic police officials said. […]

Pakistan flag incident: UN asks GoI for additional escorts for its military observers in Kashmir

Pakistan flag incident: UN asks GoI for additional escorts for its military observers in Kashmir

Srinagar: The United Nations has asked the government of India for additional escorts for its military observers in Kashmir after one of its vehicles was stopped by a group of protesters in Jammu. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said that the observer group reported on February 16 that a UN vehicle in the city […]

Ex-sarpanch held for objectionable remarks on Pulwama attack

Ex-sarpanch held for objectionable remarks on Pulwama attack

Ahmednagar: A former village head in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra has been arrested for allegedly making objectionable comments over the Pulwama terror attack, police said on Wednesday. A candle march was taken out on Monday evening in Vispur village, located around 30 km from here, to protest against perpetrators of the attack in which 40 […]

Pakistan envoy briefs UN Chief about developments in Jammu and Kashmir

Pakistan envoy briefs UN Chief about developments in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar: Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Dr Maleeha Lodhi on Tuesday brief the United Nations Secretary General Antonino Guterres about the developments in Jammu and Kashmir. Radio Pakistan reported that Lodhi called on Guterres at the United Nations. The Radio Pakistan report said  that Lodhi asked the Secretary General to play a role in […]

In an audio release, Riyaz Naikoo warns of suicide attacks, says, ‘we prefer to die than surrender’

In an audio release, Riyaz Naikoo warns of suicide attacks, says, ‘we prefer to die than surrender’

Srinagar: Militant organisation Hizbul Mujahideen has warned of fidayeen (suicide) attacks by young boys “as it has become a do-or-die situation for them”. The warning comes five days after a suicide bomber of JeM rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into a bus in a CRPF convoy on Srinagar-Jammu highway at Lethpora, Pulwama, killing at least 40 […]

Pulwama attack: UN High Commissioner expresses concern over attacks on Kashmiris, muslim communities in India

Pulwama attack: UN High Commissioner expresses concern over attacks on Kashmiris, muslim communities in India

Srinagar: The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Rupert Colville has expressed concern over acts of violence targeting Kashmiris and Muslim communities in the aftermath of Pulwama militant attack that left 49 CRPF personnel dead. The spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert Colville in a press statement said that the High […]

Curfew relaxed in Jammu on Wednesday

Curfew relaxed in Jammu on Wednesday

Srinagar: Authorities Wednesday morning relaxed the curfew in all parts of the Jammu district from 8 am to 12 noon.  An official said, however, all educational institutes will remain shut and the exams scheduled for Wednesday have been postponed. Mobile Internet services also remained suspended for the sixth consecutive day. On Tuesday, the curfew was […]

Landslides block traffic on Kashmir highway

Landslides block traffic on Kashmir highway

k: Fresh landslides on Wednesday blocked Traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu highway. Reports said that heavy overnight rains triggered fresh landslides ar some places in Ramsoo and Ramban areas on the highway forcing authorities to suspend block traffic movement temporarily. They said that the traffic will be allowed once the debris of the landslide is cleared.