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Man Mohan Sood passes away at 80

The 80-year-old former batsman of the Indian cricket team and National Selector, Man Mohan Sood passed away on the early hour of Sunday, 19th January 2020. Man Mohan Sood was born on 06-07-1939 in Lahore, Punjab (now in Pakistan), India.  He made his first-class debut against Services in 1957 at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium ..

Concession Agreement signed for Z-Morh tunnel

In the presence of the Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises(MSME), Nitin Gadkari and other senior officers from the Ministry and National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL), a Concession Agreement was signed on Friday, 17th January 2020 for the completion of the Z-Morh tunnel in the Union ..

3 Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists arrested from Srinagar’s outskirts

Three Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists were arrested by security forces yesterday from the outskirts of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir. Police arrested them at Lawaypora on Srinagar-Baramulla road following intelligence input. The arrested terrorists have been pinpointed and identified as Rayees Hurrah, Shahid Bhat and Ishaq Lone. Police has seized ammunition including live rounds from them.

Indian Air Force airlifted passengers to and fro Kargil

Indian Air Force has airlifted 187 stranded passengers to and fro Kargil in Jammu and Kashmir. Air Force airlifted 71 passengers from Jammu to Kargil, 69 from Srinagar to Kargil, 27 from Kargil to Srinagar and 20 from Kargil to Jammu. The AN-32 Kargil courier service operates regularly to provide the stranded passengers of Ladakh ..

ED imposed Rs. 14 lakh penalty on Syed Ali Shah Geelani

Srinagar’s Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has been imposed with a penalty of around Rs. 14 lakh by Enforcement Directorate after taking cognisance of the Income Tax report. This comes aftermath to illegal possession of 10 thousand dollars in violation of foreign exchange law. This foreign currency was seized during an Income Tax ..

Government of Germany grants Rs 32 lakh for conservation of camel hump-shaped bridge

The 17th century ‘Oonth Kadal’ is a Mughal period arch-shaped bridge, located at the middle of the picturesque Dal lake in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir. Recently, it is in news because the Government of Germany has granted Rs 32 lakh for the conservation of the camel hump-shaped bridge. The restoration of the bridge will bring ..

The unique, first-of-its-kind, floating market come up in Kolkata

The unique, first-of-its-kind, floating market has come up in Patuli in Kolkata, West Bengal. The market is similar to the ones on Dal Lake in Srinagar and in Bangkok. The project is being implemented by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA). There are 228 stalls, set up on 114 boats, with zone-wise demarcations for fish, meat, ..

Jammu & Kashmir : India’s longest railway tunnel completed

11-km long tunnel through the Pir Panjal range was on Friday formally completed, removing the last hurdle to connect Kashmir to India’s vast railway grid for the first time and making train journey possible all the way to Srinagar. Built over seven years at 7,000 feet, it is India’s longest railway tunnel and the second ..