News from the region

Wednesday, November 14, 2018Dozens of far-flung, remote villages remain cut off in north Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 14 : Dozens of roads, connecting far-flung and remote areas, including those near the Line of Control (LoC) remained closed for the second day on Wednesday due to fresh snowfall.

The road to border town of Karnah was so far through despite snowfall on Wednesday, official sources said.

They said dozens of far-flung and remote villages near the LoC, including border town of Kera


Wednesday, November 14, 2018No classes in CUK Nowgam campuses till Friday to prevent protests

Srinagar, Nov 14: To prevent protests on Wednesday class work remained suspended in Central University Kashmir (CUK) Nowgam, where students are demanding release of their two varsity mates arrested last week by security forces for their alleged links with militants.

However, the Ganderbal campuses of the varsity is functioning normally.

Meanwhile, the Central University of Kashmir Teachers


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Upper reaches receive fresh snowfall, rain lashes plains in Kashmir

Srinagar: Fresh snow and rain occurred in the mountains of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, as the Met forecast scattered rain and snow to continue till Thursday.

There would be some improvement in the weather after Thursday, the weather official said, adding that the state had so far received 83.5 mm rainfall between October 1 and November 7, as against the normal 47.6 mm.

Kargil in Ladakh


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Border roads closed in Kupwara following fresh snowfall

Srinagar, Nov 13: The roads leading to border areas Machail and Keran on Tuesday were closed following fresh snowfall in higher reaches of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

“The decision was taken as a precautionary measure due to slippery road conditions after a fresh snowfall,” said an official.

An official said that the road connecting Machil and Keran with the district headquarters hav


Tuesday, November 13, 2018One-way traffic on Kashmir highway, Mughal road closed

Srinagar: Keeping in view the overall condition of the road, the Srinagar Jammu highway continues to remain open for one way traffic on Monday.

The spokesman said that the movement of light motor vehicles shall be allowed from Srinagar to Jammu, and in order to ensure smooth service, no movement of traffic shall be allowed after 1:00 pm from Srinagar to avoid congestion.

Moreover, the passe


Monday, November 12, 2018Life returns to normal in Tral after two days' strike

Srinagar, Nov 12: Life returned to normal on Monday in Tral in south Kashmir district of Pulwama after two days strike against the killing of a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant in an encounter with security forces in the area on Friday.

Shops and business establishments are open and traffic was plying on all routes normally in Tral and adjoining villages. Work in government offices, banks and o


Monday, November 12, 2018CUK students boycott classes demanding release of two arrested colleagues

Srinagar, Nov 12: Students of the Central University Kashmir (CUK) Nowgam campus on Monday again staged a dharna in Srinagar demanding release of their two varsity mates arrested by security forces last week.

The students boycotted their classes on Saturday and disrupted traffic on the national highway at Nowgam.

Students of the university assembled at Press Enclave near here and staged a


Monday, November 12, 2018Kashmiri Sikh community staged protest demands revocation of SRO-425

Srinagar, Nov 12: Kashmiri Sikh Community Monday held a protest demonstration in Srinagar demanding revocation of SRO-425 in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Sikhs from various district of Kashmir valley assembled here in Pratap Park under the banner of Kashmir Sikh community.

Holding placards and banners reading: “SRO- 425 totally injustice with Kashmiri Sikhs”, ” Stop Favouritism”, “Do Justice o


Monday, November 12, 2018Mughal road closed as high altitude areas experience fresh snowfall

Jammu, Nov 12: As the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir experienced fresh snowfall, the Mughal road, connecting the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu region with south Kashmir's Shopian district, was closed for traffic Monday as a precautionary measure, officials said.

Light snowfall was reported from various high-altitude areas, including Peer Ki Gali along the Mughal road, sin


Monday, November 12, 2018FAM Row | Probe finds Dir Tourism drunk


SRINAGAR: The inquiry into conduct of Director Tourism Tassaduq Jeelani while addressing a group of travel traders from all across the country at an event, allegedly in an inebriated condition, has confirmed that he was drunk during the event.

His conduct at the FAM tour had eventually led to his ouster on November 1, when state government removed Jeelani from his post and orde


Monday, November 12, 2018Widespread rains, snow predicted till Wed

JAMMU: The state’s meteorological department on Sunday predicted a light to moderate widespread rain and snow for the next three days across Kashmir even as the minimum temperatures increased across Jammu and Kashmir today.

"There is a likelihood of light to moderate widespread rain and snow beginning from Monday," an official of the MET department said.

"The spell is likely to be less seve


Monday, November 12, 2018Kashmiri Pandits protest in Jammu against murder of man

Jammu: A group of Kashmiri migrant pandits staged a sit-in here demanding strict action against those who murdered a community member on the eve of his daughter's marriage, officials said.

Dilip Langar (59) was allegedly stabbed to death by three youths on Wednesday after he objected to a fight between two groups of men at K K Resorts, where his relatives were staying for the marriage of his


Saturday, November 10, 2018Mughal road opens for one-way, Poonch-Shopian, traffic after eight days closure

Jammu, Nov 10: Mughal road, connecting the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu region with south Kashmir's Shopian, was opened for one-way traffic on Saturday after remaining closed for eight days owing to heavy snowfall, a senior official said.

Deputy Superintendent of Police, traffic, Mohammad Rafiq said only Shopian bound traffic was allowed on the road from Buflaiz (Poonch) whil


Saturday, November 10, 2018Tral shuts against killing of JeM militant

Srinagar, Nov 10: A complete shutdown was observed on Saturday in Tral town and adjoining areas in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, where a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant was killed by security forces in an encounter.

Shops and business establishments remained closed and traffic was off the road in Tral and adjacent areas though there was no strike call by any organisation. However, some pr


Friday, November 9, 2018Water scarcity, bad condition of roads triggers protest in Bandipora

Srinagar, NOV 9: The residents of Sumlar and Gugarpati villages of Badndipora district on Friday held a protest demonstration against the R&B department of the district for ignoring the dilapidated condition of roads in their village.

Reports said that scores of people from both the villages of Sumlar and Gugarpati today morning blocked the traffic movement against the department’s negligence