Srinagar-Udhampur highway restrictions on Wednesdays lifted from next week

Srinagar-Udhampur highway restrictions on Wednesdays lifted from next week

SRINAGAR: The J&K Government has decided to lift restrictions on civilian traffic between Srinagar and Udhampur on NH-44 on Wednesdays with effect from May 13 (Wednesday next week). The prohibition on civilian traffic on this stretch would now only be on Sunday. In a statement, the government said that it had been reviewing the restrictions […]

Kashmir economy severely hit by frequent highway blockades: JKSECC

Kashmir economy severely hit by frequent highway blockades: JKSECC

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Socio Economic Coordination Committee (JKSECC), an umbrella body of various organisations of trade, industry, travel, tourism, horticulture, education, contractors, pharmaceutical, houseboat, bakers, transporters, and civil society, on Monday expressed concern at the business scenario in Kashmir valley. Addressing a press conference here at the press club, the JKSECC said that […]

Buses of edu institutes stopped on normal days, too, on highway

Buses of edu institutes stopped on normal days, too, on highway

Srinagar: Recent assurances by government authorities to exempt vehicles of educational institutions from the ban on civilian vehicles on the national highway have fallen flat, with staff and students travelling in the buses saying they were “stopped throughout the week, not to talk of the ban days”. Two days after Governor SP Malik’s state administration […]

Pakistan for early resumption of cross-LoC trade

Pakistan for early resumption of cross-LoC trade

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday condemned the unilateral suspension of trade by India across the Line of Control (LoC) and expressed hope that it resumes soon as the step is a “confidence building measure” between the two nations. Hardening its stand against Pakistan, India last week indefinitely suspended cross-LoC trade at two points along the Line […]