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42 Taliban killed in Afghanistan


June 17th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 17 (IANS) Over 40 Taliban militants have been killed and 37 suspects detained during joint security operations in different provinces of Afghanistan in last 24 hours, the ... 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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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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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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Srinagar-Jammu highway opened to one-way traffic


January 9th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 9 (IANS) The Srinagar-Jammu highway, struck by a massive avalanche, was Monday opened to one-way traffic, allowing supplies to reach the snowed-in Kashmir Valley from the state's winter ... Read more...

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Avalanche warning issued in Kashmir


January 7th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 7 (IANS) An avalanche warning has been issued in the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir and people have been told not to leave their homes, an official ... Read more...

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Srinagar-Jammu highway closed due to heavy snowfall


January 7th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 7 (IANS) The Srinagar-Jammmu national highway remained closed for the second consecutive day following heavy snowfall at many places along the road.Chief engineer of the Border Roads Organisation, ... Read more...

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Omar hopes for safe, peaceful Amarnath pilgrimage


June 20th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 20 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday hoped that this year's Amarnath pilgrimage, scheduled to begin from June 29, would be safe and peaceful."The ... Read more...

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Hindu groups to view route to Amarnath pilgrimage


June 12th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 12 (IANS) Hindu groups will be given an aerial view of the snowbound trek to the Amarnath cave in Jammu and Kashmir in a bid to make ... Read more...

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Tourists flock to Srinagar, Shimla to enjoy first snowfall


December 31st, 2010 - 10:06 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar/Shimla, Dec.31 (ANI): Scores of tourists thronged various hill stations in Srinagar and Shimla to enjoy the first snowfall of the season.Jammu and Kashmir witnessed the maiden snowfall of the season on ... Read more...

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Snow blocks Srinagar highway, all flights cancelled (Lead)


December 30th, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 30 (IANS) Heavy snowfall and inclement weather Thursday cut off the Valley from the outside world as the Srinagar-Jammu highway remained closed and all flights to and from Srinagar were ... Read more...

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People rejoice as Kashmir receives first snowfall


December 30th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
By Fayaz AhmadSrinagar, Dec.30 (ANI): People rejoiced as the valley region of the Jammu and Kashmir state witnessed the maiden snowfall of the season on Thursday ending the two-month long dry spell ... Read more...

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Srinagar-Leh Highway reopened after snow clearing


April 18th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Zojila pass (Jammu and Kashmir), Apr 18 (ANI): Authorities have reopened the strategic Srinagar-Leh Highway in Kashmir, which remained snow-blocked for almost five months.The 434-kilometer-long highway links Srinagar and Kashmir with ... Read more...

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Srinagar-Leh highway opens after five-month closure


March 29th, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 29 (IANS) The 475-km long Srinagar-Leh highway was opened for traffic Monday after it had remained closed for the winter. The highway is the lifeline for the cold desert Ladakh region, ... Read more...

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21 militants killed in Pakistan


March 19th, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 19 (IANS) At least 21 militants were killed in a clash with tribesmen in northwest Pakistan, sources said Friday. Xinhua news agency reported that during a Jirga (tribal council meeting) ... Read more...

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Two more British soldiers killed in Afghanistan


February 16th, 2010 - 12:43 am ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- Two more British soldiers were killed in southern Afghanistan, the British Ministry of Defence said on Monday.One soldier from 2nd Battalion, serving as part of the The Duke ... Read more...

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Another British soldier dies in Afghanistan, third of the day


February 9th, 2010 - 4:26 am ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- Another British soldier was killed in southern Afghanistan on Monday, the third British fatality of the day, the country's Ministry of Defense said.The soldier from the 36 Engineer ... Read more...

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Snowfall in Kashmir, Srinagar-Jammu highway closed


January 29th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 29 (IANS) The Srinagar-Jammu national highway was closed Friday morning following fresh snowfall and slippery road conditions in the Jawahar tunnel area, a Jammu and Kashmir traffic department official said. "The ... Read more...

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Heavy snowfall suspends traffic on Srinagar-Jammu national highway


January 4th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Jan 4 (ANI): The traffic has come to a still on the 300 kilometer Srinagar-Jammu national highway on Monday due to slippery conditions caused by heavy snowfall, leaving hundreds of trucks, ... Read more...

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Five militants killed in Pakistan


November 22nd, 2009 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 22 (DPA) The Pakistani armed forces said Sunday that troops killed five militants in the ongoing anti-Taliban offensive in the tribal region near the Afghan border. Around 30,000 soldiers launched ... Read more...

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Six soldiers, 14 Taliban killed in Pakistan


November 21st, 2009 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 21 (DPA) At least 14 militants and six soldiers were killed Saturday in the latest fighting in the ongoing military operation in Pakistan's restive northwestern tribal region, the army ... Read more...

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180 Taliban killed in South Waziristan: Pakistan Army


November 17th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 17 (IANS) Pakistani security forces have cleared the Taliban stronghold of Srarogha in South Waziristan after an intense five-day battle in which 180 militants and seven soldiers were killed, ... Read more...

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60 Taliban killed in South Waziristan (Third lead, changing dateline)


October 18th, 2009 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Rawalpindi, Oct 18 (IANS) Sixty Taliban have been killed while five soldiers died and 11 others were injured in the 24 hours to Sunday afternoon in the security operations in the ... Read more...

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Pak Army recovers blood transfusion, reprocessing plant from Fazlullah’s hideout


October 8th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct.8 (ANI): Pakistani security forces have found blood transfusion and reprocessing plants during clearance operations of the Taliban hideouts in Swat and Malakand Divisions.Besides the blood transfusion plant, a huge ... Read more...

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Seven terrorists killed by Pak security forces in Malakand


September 9th, 2009 - 9:44 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Sep 9 (ANI): The Pakistani security forces continued on Wednesday the search and clearance operations in Swat and Malakand during in which seven terrorists were killed.According to a press release ... Read more...

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Pak Army determined to chase Taliban till the very end: Kayani


September 5th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Sep.5 (ANI): The Pakistan Army is determined chase the Taliban till the very end, and would continue its offensive against the extremists until they are rooted out from the country, ... Read more...

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Six militants killed in Pakistan


August 29th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 29 (DPA) Pakistani security forces killed at least six militants in the country's restive north-western Swat region, the army said Saturday. Pakistan launched military operations in the area in late ... Read more...

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Seven militants killed in Pakistan fighting


August 6th, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 6 (Xinhua) Security forces have killed seven militants and arrested 17 in operations in northwest Pakistan, the army said Thursday. Security forces continued search and clearance operations in Swat ... Read more...

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Crime Branch to probe Delhi Metro accidents


July 25th, 2009 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Delhi Police Saturday transferred to its Crime Branch investigations of two Metro accidents at an under-construction bridge in south Delhi July 12 and 13. "We have transferred the ... Read more...

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Pak troops kill 114 Taliban in Dir, Swat


July 21st, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 21 (ANI): Pakistani security forces have killed at least 114 Taliban militants in two separate operation in Lower Dir and Swat regions, while three army officials have also lost ... Read more...

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Clearance operation continues at Delhi Metro mishap site


July 14th, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 14 (ANI): Debris clearance operations continued at the Delhi Metro accident site in South Delhi on Tuesday.Cranes, which toppled yesterday leaving six injured, have been removed from the ... Read more...

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50,000 pilgrims visit Amarnath cave shrine


June 24th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 24 (IANS) As many as 50,000 pilgrims have visited the holy Amarnath cave shrine since June 15 when the pilgrimage officially began and with the weather improving in the ... Read more...

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38 Taliban killed as Pakistani Army continues operations


June 20th, 2009 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) Pakistani security forces have killed 38 Taliban - the bulk of them in the South Waziristan agency along the border with Afghanistan - the military said Saturday ... Read more...

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Amarnath pilgrimage via north Kashmir route to start Monday (Lead)


June 13th, 2009 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Jammu/Srinagar, June 12 (IANS) The annual Amarnath pilgrimage that attracts tens of thousands of Hindus will start June 15 from Baltal, taking the shorter and steeper route to the Himalayan cave ... Read more...

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