The 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with the rest of the country, continued to remain closed for the fourth consecutive day today following landslides triggered by heavy rain in the area.
Elected legislatives of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) met Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra on Friday and submitted a letter with regards to their party extending its support to the People`s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state assembly.
The postponement of an expected meeting on Wednesday between PDP patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has triggered speculation about any last minute hitches on key issues that could form the basis for the formation of a coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir.
A senior doctor posted at a government hospital in Bishnah Tehsil in Samba district was Tuesday admitted in Government Medical college hospital in a critical condition for what is suspected to be a case of swine flu related infection.
Six persons have been tested positive for swine flu in Jammu so far, with doctors at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) here today alleging that the state health authorities were not supplying adequate protection gear and medicines to deal with the virus.
Cautioning the BJP against joining hands with PDP, an organisation for displaced Kashmiri Pandits on Friday said if government formation in Jammu and Kashmir takes place on PDP's terms, it will prove to be a "deadly" embrace for the saffron party.
Amid speculation on formation of a government in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday met state Governor NN Vohra, though he said the meeting was aimed at discussing administration-related issues.
People of Jammu region bordering Pakistan and BSF personnel posted along the frontier erupted in joy as Indian cricket team scored a 76-run win over the neighbouring country's squad in World Cup on Sunday.