Jammu, March 24 (IANS) The Election Commission on Friday put on hold the appointments of vice chairmen in PSUs of the Jammu and Kashmir government in view of the Model Code of Conduct that is in place ahead of two Lok Sabha bypolls in April.
Only one-way traffic was allowed to move on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Friday due to bottle-necks at many places, a traffic department official said.
The ski resort of Gulmarg received fresh snowfall on Wednesday as the weather office forecast light to moderate rain and snow in Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours.
A 33-year-old man trying to rescue an alleged abducted woman was beaten and drowned in a stream in a north Kashmir village on Saturday, police said here.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said that the state is safe for tourists to visit as the political situation is under control.
The strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway that was closed on Friday evening following landslides in Ramban district, was reopened on Saturday after restoration of one-way traffic, an official said.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday urged people from rest of India to visit the state and "enjoy the spring" and its natural beauty to better connect with the border state.
Due to bad road conditions, only one-way traffic was allowed on the strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway on Friday.
A security operation in south Kashmir's Pulwama district was called off on Friday after militants managed to escape, police said.
After eight days, the strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway was restored for one-way traffic on Wednesday as vehicles were allowed to move from Srinagar to Jammu.
Jammu, March 14 (IANS) Authorities on Tuesday airlifted at least 830 stranded passengers from Jammu region to the Kashmir Valley.
The strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed on Tuesday prompting authorities to make arrangements to airlift stranded passengers, officials said.
Authorities on Monday suspended the scheduled run of the Poonch-Rawalakot bus service due to cross-border shelling by the Pakistan Army.
Police on Monday recovered the body of a former village head -- Sarpanch, who had been kidnapped and later killed by gunmen in south Kashmir's Pulwama district.