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Jammu and Kashmir

Sweating in snow for boys from Batalkoote


Batalkoote, April 7 : Ghulam Mohammad was late for school by over 15 days. When schools reopened in the first week of March in this remote mountainous area in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, over 8,500 feet above sea level, the 17-year-old boy was in Kargil, over 11,000 feet up in the Himalayas, toiling as a labourer during the bone-freezing winter months.

Protesting employees caned in Srinagar


Srinagar, April 6 : Police used batons and water cannon here Wednesday to disperse slogan shouting Jammu and Kashmir government employees demanding their arrears and a rise in retirement age.

The employees came out of their offices at many places in the city, violating prohibitory orders banning the assembly of five or more people.(IANS)

Fresh snowfall closes Srinagar-Jammu highway


Fresh snowfall closes Srinagar-Jammu highwaySrinagar, April 5 : The strategic Srinagar-Jammu national highway was closed for vehicular traffic Tuesday morning as heavy snowfall started in the Bannihal Tunnel sector of the over 300-km road.

Indian Army provide free education to deprived J-K children


Poonch, Apr 4: The Indian Army is providing free education to deprived children in remote areas of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Army has started a school in the Saujian-Gagriyan region near the Line of Control.

Blossoming almond trees herald spring in J-K, promote tourism


Srinagar, Apr 4: Pleasant weather and blossoming almond trees herald spring in Jammu and Kashmir and have been attracting number of tourists to the region.

Residents and tourists seemed to be very delighted with the beautiful atmosphere.

Abdullah 'happy' to reward Raina with a plot


Omar AbdullahJammu, April 4 : Indian cricketer Sueresh Raina, whose family originally hails from Srinagar's Rainawari area, may get a residential plot in the Jammu and Kashmir capital if Chief Minister Omar Abdullah takes his Twitter message seriously.

Gulmarg weaves its magic around tourists


Gulmarg weaves its magic around touristsGulmarg, April 3 - A magical mist surrounds this ultimate destination of skiers, sports lovers, honeymooners and adventure- seeking tourists as yet another snowfall changes the landscape in Gulmarg, the world-renowned tourist retreat in Jammu and Kashmir.

Ensure against street protests this year, Kashmir told


Ensure against street protests this year, Kashmir toldJammu, April 2 : The central government has conveyed to the Jammu and Kashmir government that it is keen that the bloody protests of last year do not recur this summer in the valley, officials said Saturday.