The 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar national highway, the only surface link between Kashmir and rest of the country, was today closed for vehicular traffic due to landslides triggered by rains in Ramban district.
The Jammu and Kashmir government is working to put in place a new and modern economic and financial structure, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said today and asked the people to become active stakeholders in effective implementation of developmental programmes.
The Jammu and Kashmir government today withdrew cases against 634 youth booked for stone-pelting in different police station areas of the state as a goodwill measure ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, an official said.
A Vaishno Devi-bound pilgrim was allegedly killed by her husband who throttled her and then threw the body off a cliff to make it look like an accident in Katra town of Reasi district, police said on Tuesday. The couple got married on March 10.
Like most parts of North India, it has been an unusually hot summer in Jammu this year, with temperatures crossing 40 degrees on most days in the last one month. What's making matters worse is eight to 10 hour long daily power cuts.
Asserting that real efficiency lies in delivering projects on time, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday asked the bureaucracy not to show laxity as they are custodians of development and the people have huge expectations.
Several organisations including JKNPP, Jammu Province People's Forum (JPPF) and Sri Ram Sena have called for Jammu bandh today in protest against the alleged police action on outstation students at NIT in Srinagar.