One dead, two injured as avalanche hits Doda

One dead, two injured as avalanche hits Doda

DODA: A 40-year-old government employee was killed Saturday and two of his colleagues were injured after an avalanche struck a remote village in this hilly district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. A group of Public Health Engineering (PHE) department employees were performing their duties to restore drinking water supply in the snow-bound Gandoh when […]

Widening projects causing more landslides on Jammu -Srinagar highway

Widening projects causing more landslides on Jammu -Srinagar highway

SRINAGAR: The frequent closure of Jammu-Srinagar highway this year -highest in recent years- has more to do with the road widening projects than the inclement weather conditions, officials of several departments said. Officials from Revenue, Traffic, and Highways, told Kashmir Reader that for the undergoing widening of the highway mountains have to be razed at […]

Petroleum rationing due to highway closure: Div Com

Petroleum rationing due to highway closure: Div Com

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Sunday said rationing of petroleum products in valley has been ordered because of persistent closure of the Srinagar-Jammu highway and not for any other reason. He appealed the general public not to pay heed to “rumours” suggesting shortages or depletion thereof. There is no truth in these […]

Farooq grieved over loss of property in Gurez avalanche

Farooq grieved over loss of property in Gurez avalanche

Srinagar: The National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Sunday expressed grief over damages to sixty structures including fifty-five houses in avalanche at Khandyal, Gurez. According to the statement, Farooq while expressing grief on the losses to people said, “The people of the village have undergone a worst nightmare. Thankfully there was no loss of lives […]

Fresh landslide disrupts traffic on Jammu-Srinagar highway, clearance operation underway

Fresh landslide disrupts traffic on Jammu-Srinagar highway, clearance operation underway

Banihal/Jammu: A major landslide struck the Jammu-Srinagar Highway in Ramban district on Saturday, disrupting smooth movement of traffic which was restored after three days of closure owing to fresh snowfall and multiple landslides, officials said. The landslide completely blocked the highway near Maroog around 1 pm, leaving thousands of Kashmir-bound vehicles, which were allowed from […]

NC delegation visits avalanche affected families of Khag

NC delegation visits avalanche affected families of Khag

Provides relief material SRINAGAR: On the instructions of party vice president Omar Abdullah, a delegation of National Conference on Monday visited the avalanche affected families in Mynar, Khag. The delegation comprised of Professor Abdul Majeed Mattoo and Omar’s political advisor Tanvir Sadiq. The delegation met the affected families who have been lodged in Darul Aloom […]

Jawahar tunnel avalanche: Another body recovered, toll 8

Jawahar tunnel avalanche: Another body recovered, toll 8

Srinagar: The body of a policeman, who was missing following an avalanche near Jawahar Tunnel in Kulgam district two days ago, was found on Saturday, taking the death toll in the incident to eight, police said. The body was extricated by a search and rescue team this morning, a police official said. An avalanche hit […]

Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia for kin of persons killed in avalanches

Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia for kin of persons killed in avalanches

JAMMU: The Governor’s administration in J&K has announced ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each for the next of kin of those killed in snow avalanches and shooting stones at various places across the state during the recent snowfall. Expressing deep grief over the loss of precious human lives in these tragic incidents, the Governor lauded […]

Hundreds attend funeral of Ganderbal cop killed in Kulgam avalanche

Hundreds attend funeral of Ganderbal cop killed in Kulgam avalanche

Ganderbal: Hundreds of people attended the funeral prayers of a police constable here, who died after coming under an avalanche near Jawahar Tunnel in Kulgam district on Thursday. A pall of gloom enveloped Arampora Ganderbal as the body of Parvaiz Ahmad Mir, a selection grade constable reached home this afternoon. A number of people thronged […]

7 bodies recovered from snow on highway

7 bodies recovered from snow on highway

Srinagar: Seven bodies were recovered from under snow on Friday a day after a snow avalanche struck a police post at Jawahar Tunnel on the Srinagar-Jammu highway. Ten policemen including two civilians were buried under the snow avalanche on Thursday night after a police post came under the avalanche. An official said that two persons […]

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