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Fresh avalanches delay reopening of highway to Ladakh region

Srinagar, Apr 26 (UNI) Fresh snow avalanches at over 10 places has delayed reopening of national highway, the only road linking Ladakh region with Kashmir though snow clearance operation has been completed, a senior traffic police official said on Friday.
The Beacon authorities have completed snow clearance operation on the highway, which was closed in November last year due to accumulation of eight to ten feet of snow, particularly between Sonamarg-Zojila and Meenmarg, Superintendent of Police (SP) Rural Muzaffar Ahmad Shah said.
He said, "There were about ten to 12 fresh snow avalanches at different locations on the highway which are being cleared." "Majority of them have been cleared," he said adding traffic will be restored on the highway only when there is no threat of avalanches.
Mr Shah said once a message is received that there is no threat of snow avalanches, a proper notification will be issued by the Divisional Administration to allow vehicular traffic on the highway.
We expect that if there is no fresh avalanche or weather disturbances, the highway will be put through within next two to three days, he added.
About rumours that there will be ban on civilian traffic movement on Srinagar-Leh national highway twice in a week, similar to ban on Srinagar-Jammu highway, he said no such order has been received or issued. The authorities have banned civilian traffic on national highway, the connecting Kashmir with the rest of the country twice in a week on Sunday and Wednesday to allow free and secure movement of security force vehicles. Ban was imposed after 44 CRPF personnel were killed in a fidayeen attack by Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) on February 14 at Awantipora on Srinagar-Jammu highway. However, ban evoked sharp reaction from national and separatist leaders besides traders, fruit growers and common people, alleging that it badly affects normal life in the valley.
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Sukhbir Singh Badal unanimously re-elected President of SAD for third time

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Chandigarh, Dec 14 (UNI) The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) delegates on Saturday unanimously re-elected Sukhbir Singh Badal as President of SAD for the third time at the Teja Singh Samundri hall in the Sri Darbar Sahib complex here.

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14 Dec 2019 | 8:34 PM

Chandigarh, Dec 14 (UNI) A panel discussion on the book 'The POW who saved Kashmir - Unsung Saga of Sher Bacha Brigadier Pritam Singh' written by Brigadier Jasbir Singh was held here on the second day of the Military Literature festival.

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14 Dec 2019 | 8:24 PM

Chandigarh, Dec 14 (UNI) An interactive session on the topic ‘Imphal: The last battle of the Japanese Empire’, was held Saturday on the second day of Military Literature Festival, brought out several significant aspects of World War-II fought at the Indian land.

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Temperature chart

14 Dec 2019 | 8:11 PM

Bhopal, Dec 14 (UNI) The maximum and minimum temperatures recorded on Saturday in Madhya Pradesh’s principal cities/towns:
Place Max Min (in degrees Celsius)
Bhopal 22.

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Book on Kashmir problem by eminent defence analyst presents real picture of Kashmir problem

14 Dec 2019 | 8:09 PM

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