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Kashmir situation still tense as sporadic violence continues amid curfew, toll reaches 42

Kashmir situation still tense as sporadic violence continues amid curfew, toll reaches 42

Curfew and a separatist-called shutdown continued for the 10th day, crippling normal life across the restive Kashmir Valley.

Man arrested with Nag Chatri worth Rs 4 crore in Jammu

 Police today arrested a smuggler and recovered 14 kgs of banned rare medicinal herb Nag Chatri worth Rs 4 crore from his possession in Jammu city.

People stage protests against 'shortage' of doctors in J&K's Ramban

 The residents of Banihal today staged protests over "shortage" of doctors in various hospitals here and accused the state government of "adopting discriminatory policies" against them, police said.

Man arrested for smuggling bovines in J&K

A man has been arrested for allegedly smuggling bovines and 21 cattle were rescued from his possession in Ramban district, police said on Wednesday.

Kashmir rail link project to be finished by 2020: Manoj Sinha

 Indian Railways will stick to its old alignment of route between Katra and Banihal section of Kashmir rail link project, the deadline for which has been extended to 2020, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Kumar Sinha said here on Wednesday.

Two killed as vehicle falls into gorge in Ramban

Two persons were today killed when the vehicle in which they were travelling skidded off the road and rolled down into a gorge in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

HC expresses concern over alleged faulty J&K rail link

Delhi High Court on Monday expressed concern over the alleged faulty Katra-Banihal rail link to the Kashmir Valley, saying it was worried about the safety of citizens if a major Nepal-like quake happened and asked the government to take a call on it.

Railways examining alternative route between Katra, Banihal

Railways is examining the suggestions of Sreedharan Committee on realignment of route between Katra and Banihal as part of the final leg of the Kashmir rail link project.

Snow, rains in hilly areas; pleasant weather in plains

Hilly areas of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand received a fresh bout of snowfall and rains on Thursday even as pleasant weather prevailed in plains where temperatures rose marginally.

Two killed in landslide on Jammu-Srinagar highway

Two people were on Thursday killed while two others were seriously injured when the vehicle they were travelling in was hit by a landslide on the Jammu- Srinagar national highway near here, a police official said.

Army, civil administration to conduct disaster management exercise in J&K

The Army and civil administration in Banihal belt of Jammu and Kashmir will conduct a disaster management exercise to tackle challenges posed by weather conditions or natural calamity.

Teach two ruling families in J&K a lesson: BJP chief Amit Shah to voters

Teach two ruling families in J&K a lesson: BJP chief Amit Shah to voters

Blaming Jammu and Kashmir's political dynasties for the state's backwardness and corruption, BJP on Thursday said the time has come when the people themselves have decided to teach these families and their parties a lesson.

Eight die in Jammu accident

Eight people were killed Thursday when their vehicle skidded off the road in Ramban district of Jammu region, an official said.

13 killed, 34 injured as mini-bus plunges into gorge

Thirteen people were killed and 34 injured, some of them seriously, when a mini-bus in which they were travelling plunged into a gorge in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.

Army rescues eight people trapped in Kashmir avalanche

The Army on Thursday rescued eight civilians trapped in an avalanche in Banihal of Jammu and Kashmir.

Special trains between Banihal and Baramulla for Eid

To clear extra rush on the occasion of Eid festival, Northern Railway will run special trains between Banihal and Baramulla in J&K.

Fresh protests in Banihal, Gool; Amarnath yatra resumes

Fresh protests against the Ramban killings broke out in Banihal belt and in Gool even as the Amarnath yatra from Jammu resumed this evening after it was halted for two days.

Qazigund-Banihal rail link realises J&K residents` dreams

Mohammad Sultan`s 30-year-old dream came to fruition, when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh flagged off the train between this highway town in Jammu region to Qazigund in Kashmir.

PM interacts with school children on board train to Kashmir

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday undertook a train journey through the 11-km long tunnel under the Pir Panjal mountain ranges along with school children most of whom travelled by rail for the first time.

Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi inaugurate Banihal-Qazigund rail link

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi inaugurated the rail link between Banihal to Qazigund in the Valley.