winter capital

J&K; government creates 1,083 posts, approves Jammu golf course


August 30th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 30 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government Thursday approved the creation of 1,083 posts of village-level workers (VLWs) in the rural development department.It also took a decision to ... Read more...

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Relief soon from unusual heat in Kashmir Valley


August 23rd, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 23 (IANS) With temperatures soaring to over 33 degrees Celsius during the last six days in the Kashmir Valley, people have been complaining of an unusual August heat."Yes, ... Read more...

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‘Triggered AFSPA debate to force its withdrawal’


May 7th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 7 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said he had triggered a debate on the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) last year ... Read more...

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Facelift for Srinagar makes residents fume (Letter from Srinagar)


May 3rd, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 3 (IANS) With zebra crossings, road dividers and fences being painted, even during a downpour, Srinagar is being spruced up as top offices reopen here after six months ... Read more...

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SBI flayed for shifting branch control to Jammu


April 19th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 19 (IANS) The State Bank of India's (SBI) decision to shift the administrative control of all its branches in south Kashmir districts to Jammu attracted a lot ... Read more...

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Need to consult with centre on NCTC: Omar


February 21st, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday said he would give his views on the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) only after consulting with ... Read more...

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IAF airlifts stranded Kashmiris


January 30th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 30 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) Monday flew special sorties to airlift 126 people stranded in snowbound areas of Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region of Jammu and ... Read more...

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Srinagar-Jammu highway open for one-way traffic


January 22nd, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 22 (IANS) The Srinagar-Jammu highway will remain open for one-way traffic Sunday, but only trucks and government-run buses will move from the summer capital to the winter capital.Inspector ... 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 to run sorties for stranded passengers in Jammu and Kashmir


January 21st, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 21 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government organized special Indian Air Force (IAF) sorties between summer capital Srinagar and winter capital Jammu to airlift stranded passengers as the ... Read more...

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IAF sorties for stranded passengers in Jammu and Kashmir


January 20th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 20 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government Friday announced it is making special arrangements of Indian Air Force (IAF) sorties for airlifting stranded passengers between this summer capital ... Read more...

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One-way traffic on Jammu-Srinagar highway (With Images)


January 11th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 11 (IANS) For the first time since the Srinagar-Jammu highway was blocked due to heavy snowfall and avalanches last week, authorities Wednesday allowed vehicles to move from here ... Read more...

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Jammu-Srinagar highway open to one-way traffic


January 10th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 10 (IANS) Despite snow, the Srinagar-Jammu national highway will remain open for one-way traffic Tuesday and vehicles will be allowed to move from Jammu to Srinagar, Border Roads ... Read more...

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Cold Wave continues unabated across North India (Roundup)


January 9th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) The cold wave in North India continued unabated Monday with icy winds and bone-chilling temperatures across the region and at least 140 deaths, mostly of ... 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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Sans traffic lights, chaos on Jammu, Srinagar roads (Letter from Kashmir)


December 30th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 30 (IANS) This is one old world charm that the two capitals of Jammu and Kashmir can do without. Despite an increasing number of vehicles, Jammu and Srinagar ... Read more...

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Can Kashmir afford Omar-army confrontation? (Kashmir Newsletter)


November 13th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 13 (IANS) Thanks to the open confrontation between the state government and the army over the revocation of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), the ... Read more...

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Omar angry at media leaks on security meeting


November 10th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 10 (IANS) "Who the hell is leaking the proceedings of the UHQ to the media??????", an angry Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted after a crucial Unified Headquarters meet ... Read more...

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Kashmir ‘durbar’ moves to Jammu


November 9th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 9 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government's annual 'durbar move' took place Wednesday with its offices shifting to winter capital Jammu amid tight security and Chief Minister Omar ... Read more...

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President to visit Kashmir


November 5th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 5 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will be on a three-day visit to this winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir later this month, sources said Saturday.She is scheduled ... Read more...

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National Conference-Congress to meet


October 30th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 30 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir coalition government of the National Conference (NC) and the Congress will be meeting here to discuss issues confronting them, especially the differences ... Read more...

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Removing AFSPA no reflection on army, says Omar


October 27th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 27 (IANS) The proposal to remove the Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) from some parts of the state was neither a reflection of the role of the ... Read more...

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Mumbai Congress MP Nirupam stirs hornet’s nest


October 24th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur/Mumbai, Oct 24 (IANS) Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam stirred a hornet's nest Monday by publicly stating that north Indians, if required, could bring Mumbai to a grinding halt."We are ... Read more...

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BJP demands Omar’s resignation


October 23rd, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 23 (IANS) With the Jammu and Kashmir government soon shifting to the winter capital here, considered the stronghold of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the ... Read more...

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Free kitchens in Jammu on Anna victory


August 28th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 28 (IANS) People in this winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir took out processions and set up free kitchens at various places Sunday to celebrate the end ... Read more...

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Protests in Jammu over Anna detention


August 16th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 16 (IANS) Protests erupted in this winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday against the detention of civil society activist Anna Hazare in New Delhi.As news of the ... Read more...

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Kashmir panel meets migrants, activists


July 23rd, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 23 (IANS) The three-member Kashmir Committee, headed by Rajya Sabha member Ram Jethmalani, met a cross-section of people and sought their views on the Kashmir issue on ... Read more...

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Amarnath pilgrimage resumes, 26,000 head for shrine


July 9th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 9 (IANS) The Amarnath pilgrimage resumed Saturday after remaining suspended for a day due to bad weather, an official said. Over 26,000 pilgrims were allowed to move to ... Read more...

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Tweeting the lighter side, the Oman Abdullah way


July 3rd, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 3 (IANS) As Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah continues to post his feelings on various issues on the micro-blogging site Twitter, thousands of his followers ... Read more...

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One soldier killed after India, Pakistan exchange border fire


May 15th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by BNO News
SRINAGAR, KASHMIR (BNO NEWS) -- An Indian soldier was killed after Pakistani and Indian troops exchanged fire at a border spot near Jammu, the winter capital of the disputed Kashmir region, Press ... Read more...

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Jammu, the refugee city of India (Part-I)


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashJammu, May 3 (ANI): It is not a happy city. The winter capital of the strife-torn state of Jammu and Kashmir has too much angst to pass off as ... Read more...

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Jammu gets its first golf course


April 24th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 24 (IANS) The winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu got its first golf course Sunday, which Chief Minister Omar Abdullah described as "the best in the plains" ... Read more...

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Srinagar shuts to protest religious leader’s killing


April 9th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 9 (IANS) Normal life was affected Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar as the separatists called a shutdown to protest the killing of Islamic cleric Maulana ... Read more...

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Omar shown black flags in Ajmer


April 3rd, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 3 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was greeted with black flags in Rajasthan's Ajmer city where he had gone to pay obeisance at ... Read more...

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Bright sunshine greets Kashmir Valley


March 6th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 6 (IANS) After a week of inclement weather, bright sunshine greeted the Kashmir Valley Sunday even as the strategic Srinagar-Jammu National Highway remained open only for one-way traffic."The ... Read more...

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