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Rains block Jammu-Srinagar highway, many stranded


August 22nd, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 22 (IANS) Incessant rains and landslides for two days have left many stranded on the Jammu-Srinagar highway, considered the lifeline of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said Wednesday.Over 500 ... Read more...

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Rohtang Pass reopens for traffic


August 6th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, Aug 6 (IANS) Rohtang Pass, the crucial high altitude road link between Manali and Keylong in Himachal Pradesh, has been re-opened for traffic after remaining closed for two days ... Read more...

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Manali-Rohtang Pass closed after cloudburst


August 4th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 4 (IANS) Hundreds of vehicles were stranded on the Manali-Rohtang Pass highway due to massive landslides triggered by a cloudburst near picturesque resort of Manali, an official said ... Read more...

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SC sets up panel to study Amarnath deaths (Second Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday set up a high-powered committee, headed by the Jammu and Kashmir governor, to study reasons for the growing number of ... Read more...

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SC sets up panel to study Amarnath deaths (Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday set up a high-powered committee, headed by the Jammu and Kashmir governor, to study reasons for the growing number of ... Read more...

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SC sets up panel to study Amarnath deaths


July 20th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday set up a high-powered committee headed by the Jammu and Kashmir governor to study the reasons for growing number of ... Read more...

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Northeast road-rail links snapped, situation worsens


July 16th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Silchar, July 16 (IANS) Surface links between the northeastern states of Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram as also southern Assam and the rest of India have worsened since Sunday with massive ... Read more...

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Bridge on Simen River in Arunachal opened


July 5th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) A strategically important 480-metre bridge built on River Simen in Arunachal Pradesh by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), an agency of the defence ministry, has ... Read more...

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Cloud burst kills one in Chamoli, Badrinath route blocked


July 5th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chamoli, July 5 (IANS) A cloud burst in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district Thursday morning killed a woman and injured four people, and blocked roads to Badrinath, an official said.Talking to IANS, ... Read more...

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Rivulet gushes out while digging Rohtang tunnel


June 4th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Manali (Himachal Pradesh), June 4 (IANS) A geological surprise in the form of a rivulet has sprung up during work on a tunnel below the 3,978-metre Rohtang Pass in Himachal ... Read more...

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Over 400 militants waiting to enter valley: Army


May 23rd, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 23 (IANS) The army apprehends an increase in infiltration attempts from across the Line of Control (LoC) during the coming month, said a senior official who warned that ... Read more...

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Drug smuggling rising along India-Myanmar border


May 19th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, May 19 (IANS) Smuggling of narcotics and other drugs has been increasing along the unfenced India-Myanmar border, Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla said here Saturday."To tackle the menace ... Read more...

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A tribute to Balraj Sahni in Himachal hills


May 9th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 9 (IANS) Screen legend Balraj Sahni was very fond of the hills and now his actor-son Parikshit Sahni is paying him a tribute by setting his first ... Read more...

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River erosion upsets BSF at India-Bangladesh border


May 8th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Silchar, May 8 (IANS) River erosion has made the job of Border Security Force (BSF) guards increasingly difficult and dangerous along the India-Bangladesh border, says a senior BSF official."The erosion ... Read more...

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Through mountain of snow, they open road to Lahaul (Feature with image)


April 27th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, April 27 (IANS) In a rigorous four-month effort, they chipped away a mountain of snow to once again link this Himachal Pradesh tourist resort with the picturesque ... Read more...

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Srinagar-Leh highway opens for light vehicles


April 25th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 25 (IANS) The strategic Srinagar-Leh highway was opened for traffic Wednesday after a nearly five-month winter break, said a senior army officer."For the next one week, only light ... Read more...

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Strategic bridge in Arunachal opened


April 10th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh has got its longest bridge - 720 meters long. It is strategically important for the Indian Army to move troops and equipment to ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s Sonamarg reopens after winter


April 2nd, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 2 (IANS) After remaining closed for nearly three winter months, the Srinagar-Sonamarg road connecting the picturesque north Kashmir tourist destination with the rest of the country was re-opened ... Read more...

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Diverting avalanches! More tech marvels unfold in Rohtang


March 15th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Manali (Himachal Pradesh), March 15 (IANS) It will not only provide all-weather connectivity but also protect from calamities. The engineering marvel that is the Rohtang tunnel, being built under ... Read more...

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Landslides block Srinagar-Jammu highway again


February 22nd, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) Landslides and shooting stones Wednesday blocked the Srinagar-Jammu highway even as the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) started road clearance operations early morning, an official said.According to ... Read more...

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Fresh snowfall blocks Srinagar-Jammu highway again


February 15th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 15 (IANS) The Srinagar-Jammu highway, which was briefly opened a day earlier to clear stranded traffic, was again closed Wednesday due to fresh snowfall."It is snowing in Banihal ... Read more...

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17 labourers killed in Himachal accident (Lead)


February 14th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 14 (IANS) Seventeen labourers, most of them from Jharkhand and Bihar, were killed Tuesday when their vehicle skidded off an icy road and rolled down a 200-ft-deep gorge ... Read more...

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17 labourers killed in Himachal accident


February 14th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 14 (IANS) Seventeen labourers, most of them from Jharkhand and Bihar, were killed Tuesday when their vehicle skidded off an icy road and rolled down a 200-ft-deep gorge ... Read more...

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Rohtang tunnel engineers ready for geological adventure


February 14th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Manali (Himachal Pradesh), Feb 14 (IANS) Indian and European engineers overseeing the progress of an ambitious project to dig a tunnel below the 3,978-metre Rohtang Pass in the Himalayas ... Read more...

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Srinagar-Jammu highway closed, avalanche warning


February 14th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 14 (IANS) Fresh snowfall and slippery road conditions blocked the Srinagar-Jammu highway for the second consecutive day Tuesday.Brigadier T.P.S. Rawat, chief engineer of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), ... Read more...

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Heavy snowfall blocks Srinagar-Jammu highway again


February 13th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 13 (IANS) Heavy snowfall Monday lashed the Kashmir Valley, blocking the Srinagar-Jammu highway, an official said."Two feet deep snow has accumulated on the road in Banihal sector. Although ... Read more...

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Srinagar-Jammu highway closed for second day


February 5th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 5 (IANS) The Srinagar-Jammu highway remained closed for the second day Sunday as fresh snowfall and shooting stones continued at vulnerable sectors of the road, an official said.Due ... Read more...

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Over 1,200 stranded passengers ferried by IAF (Second Lead)


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 21 (IANS) More than 1,200 tourists and locals stranded in Jammu and Srinagar due to bad weather were Saturday airlifted by the Indian Air Force (IAF) between the ... Read more...

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IAF sorties between Srinagar and Jammu begin (Lead)


January 21st, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 21 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) began flying sorties between Srinagar and Jammu with two flights leaving Srinagar airport Saturday afternoon carrying passengers stranded here due to ... Read more...

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Government sets up panel to promote tourism


January 21st, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) To resolve inter-ministerial and industry issues and to promote tourism, the government has set up an inter-ministerial coordination committee for the sector under the chairmanship ... Read more...

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One-way traffic likely on Srinagar-Jammu highway


January 20th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 20 (IANS) One-way traffic is likely to be restored Friday afternoon on the Srinagar-Jammu highway that has been closed for the last two days due to snowfall in ... Read more...

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Snowfall again closes Srinagar-Jammu highway (With Images)


January 19th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 19 (IANS) Snowfall Thursday again halted commuting on the Srinagar-Jammu highway but one-way traffic is likely to be restored during the day."Snow has accumulated on the highway in ... Read more...

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Jammu-Srinagar highway re-opens for one-way traffic


January 19th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) The over 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar national highway was thrown open for one-way traffic towards Srinagar even as the Kashmir Valley received fresh snowfall Wednesday evening, the ... Read more...

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Jammu-Srinagar highway re-opens for one-way traffic (With Images)


January 19th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) The over 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar national highway was thrown open for one-way traffic towards Srinagar even as the Kashmir Valley received fresh snowfall Wednesday evening, the ... Read more...

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Jammu-Srinagar highway opened again to traffic (Lead)


January 17th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) After a three-day-long closure due to heavy snowfall, the strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway was re-opened to one-way traffic, a Border Roads Organisation (BRO) official told IANS.Brigadier ... Read more...

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