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 on Friday following landslides triggered by heavy rain in the area.
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Friday greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Holi.
The Indian Air Force rescued 220 people stranded in snow-bound areas of remote Kishtwar district, a senior official said here on Thursday.
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 on Thursday following landslides triggered by heavy rain in the area.
The moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, termed the meeting of foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan a "positive development", but called upon the prime ministers of both the countries to take up Kashmir issue on a priority basis.
The army on Wednesday said a large number of Kashmiri youth enrolling for recruitment in the force was a "positive change" and a very encouraging trend.
All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) on Wednesday expressed disappointment over the "exclusion" of the Sikh community's demands in the common minimum programme (CMP) announced by PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir.
The 300-kms long Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, the only surface link connecting the Kashmir valley with the rest of country, continued to remain closed for the third consecutive day today following heavy rain and snowfall in the area.
Ghulam Ahmad Mir, the newly-appointed Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president, was accorded warm reception on his arrival to Jammu from New Delhi.
The West Pakistan refugees have expressed deep resentment over the silence of the Common Minimum Programme (CMP) on granting them permanent citizenship rights and threatened to take to the streets once again. The Congress has said it has exposed the real face of the BJP.
Kashmir Valley remained cut off from rest of the country for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, due to continued rainfall in plains and snowfall in upper reaches.
Mufti's statement has not only put the BJP in the state and at national-level in an awkward position but has also drawn critical reactions.
Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah on Tuesday took a dig at the BJP-PDP coalition in the state over delay in allocation of portfolios to the sworn ministers, saying they should "stop squabbling and start governing."
Chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said national and people's interest will be supreme and ahead of party's interest. He said the government will focus on removing trust deficit between the state and rest of the country.
Fourteen houses were damaged by an avalanche in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district on Monday. There was no immediate report of any loss of life, authorities said.