Wednesday, Aug 21 2019 | Time 04:57 Hrs(IST)
image
  • US approves 8bln dollar sale of 66 F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan - Defence Department
  • Top seed Benoit Paire beats Prajnesh Gunneswaran
  • Germany vows to continue anti-terror cooperation with Iraq
  • UN appeals for civilian safety in SW Libya
  • Pompeo acknowledges "bumps" in US-DPRK negotiations
  • Tension prevails, workers of CPI(M) and CPI clash each other
  • Italian PM announces resignation, calling hard-line Salvini "political opportunist"
  • Britain to boycott most EU meetings from Sept 1, gov't says
  • Modi Govt indulging in worst kind of virulent vendetta: Cong
States » North


Snow avalanche at Zojila pass, narrow escape for Beacon officials

Snow avalanche at Zojila pass, narrow escape for Beacon officials

Srinagar, Apr 5 (UNI) Beacon project officials had a narrow escape, when a snow avalanche hit Zojila on Friday during snow clearance operation on Srinagar-Leh national highway, which remained closed for traffic since December 2018.

Official sources said that a group of Beacon project officials were busy in snow clearance operation when a snow avalanche occurred at Zojila pass. “It was a close call as the officials were just a few meters away.”

The area is avalanche prone and every precaution was being taken during snow clearance operation, they added.

The snow clearance operation from both the sides of Zojila was started last month.

There is about 10 to 15 feet of snow accumulated on the highway, officials said.

The highway is likely to reopen later this month provided there is no fresh snowfall and avalanche as is the only road linking Ladakh region with Kashmir.

However, the Centre has already sanctioned construction of a tunnel at Zojila to make it an all weather road.

UNI ABS RSU 1934

More News

No link with Puri: MP CM

20 Aug 2019 | 10:45 PM

Bhopal, Aug 20 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Tuesday denied having ever had any connection whatsoever with the business of industrialist Ratul Puri who was placed under arrest by the Enforcement Directorate on the charge of bank fraud running into crores.

see more..

Unity and consonance are our real might: MP CM

20 Aug 2019 | 10:29 PM

Bhopal, Aug 20 (UNI) Unity in diversity and mutual harmony comprise India’s true strengths and shall safeguard the country’s future, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath averred on Tuesday.

see more..

UP gov't transfers 14 IPS officers; Appoints police chiefs in 8 districts

20 Aug 2019 | 10:13 PM

Lucknow, Aug 20 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday shifted 14 IPS officers and appointed new police chiefs in eight important districts of the state.

see more..

Quintuple homicide: 2 nabbed

20 Aug 2019 | 9:40 PM

Barwani, MP, Aug 20 (UNI) Two brothers were placed under arrest on Tuesday on the charge of fatally stabbing five members of a family at the latter’s dwelling in Barkota village and dumping the corpses in a river on August 9 due to festering enmity.

see more..

Youth drowns, 2 missing

20 Aug 2019 | 9:23 PM

Chhindwara, MP, Aug 20 (UNI) Four members of a Ramakona village-resident Yadav family were swept away – while immersing a relative’s ashes in the nearby Kanhan river on Tuesday – and only one could be rescued by those present, law-enforcement authorities said.

see more..
image