JK HIGHWAY

SINGLE WAY TRAFFIC ON JAMMU SRINAGAR NATIONAL HIGHWAY ON TRACK

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: One-way traffic was allowed on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Saturday and only stranded vehicles are moving from Jammu to Srinagar, a traffic official said.

Around 7,000 vehicles stranded in the Kashmir Valley would only be allowed to move towards the Jammu region after the highway was completely decongested, the official added, hoping the process might get smoother by later in the day.

The strategic 300-km long national highway that links the landlocked valley to other regions was restored on Friday afternoon for traffic.

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DAY 8: SRINAGAR JAMMU NATIONAL HIGHWAY RESTORED

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: After remaining close for the seven straight days, the Jammu Srinagar National Highway has been restored for vehicular movements. One-way traffic has already allowed over 1,400 vehicles to cross the Jawahar Tunnel and reach the Kashmir Valley.

The strategic highway was restored for one-way traffic on Tuesday after seven days following avalanches and landslides.

Since Tuesday afternoon some 700 trucks carrying petroleum products, vegetables, poultry, mutton and other essentials crossed the Jawahar Tunnel to reach the valley.

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DAY 7: KASHMIR HIGHWAY SILENT FOR VEHICULAR MOVEMENT

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: For the straight seventh day today The Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed to traffic in a row with authorities trying to restore it by the day end as landslide debris removal was on in full swing.

“The landslide at Marog in Ramban-Ramsoo sector has been almost cleared. But two fresh landslides have occurred in the sector during the night. However, they are small ones and would be cleared soon. We are hopeful of opening the highway by today afternoon.

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DAY 5: JAMMU SRINAGAR NATIONAL HIGHWAY STAND STILL

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: The Jammu Srinagar National Highway is still closed down for the fifth consecutive day today, as authorities said road clearance operation was continuing on “war-footing”.

“Snow clearance operation has been completed from Bannihal to Qazigund town on Saturday. Our main problem is the Ramsoo-Ramban stretch which is filled with landslide. Clearance operation is continuing on war-footing,” a traffic department official said.

SAUDI

ACTIVISTS TARGET APPLE AND GOOGLE FOR INTRODUCING ‘MISOGYNISTIC’ APP

ANM News Desk: Apple and Google are facing criticism from human rights activists for hosting an app that allows men in Saudi Arabia to track and control women’s movements.

The app called “Absher” lets men give women permission to travel, and also get SMS when a woman uses her passport at the border.

For making the apps available on Google Play and Apple’s App Store, the US-based tech giants have been accused of facilitating misogyny and helping “enforce gender apartheid”.

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DAY 4: KASHMIR NATIONAL HIGHWAY STAND STILL

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: For the fourth consecutive day today, The Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed due to snow accumulation and landslide debris on the strategic 300 km-long road.

Snow clearance operation is going on in the Bannihal sector while landslide debris is being cleared at Digdol, Panthal, Battery Chashma and Anokhi Falls in the Ramsoo-Ramban sector.

ARREST

FBI ARRESTS YOUTH ON THE WAY TO JOIN LeT

ANM News Desk: In a dangerous sign that Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) is expanding its tentacles in the United States, federal prosecutors on Friday announced to have arrested a New Yorker who was about to catch a flight to Pakistan to join the terror group. While in Texas, the FBI charged a teenager with using social media to recruit people on behalf of the LeT. Jesus Wilfredo Encarnacion (29), was arrested Thursday night at John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK Airport) as he was about to board an international flight with Pakistan being his final destination.

KASHMIR AVALNCHE

JAWAHAR TUNNEL AVALANCHE: RESCUE EFFORTS INTENSIFIED IN COMBING EFFORTS

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: Day after Snow Avalanche hits Jawahar Tunnel on Jammu Srinagar National Highway, Rescue operation has been intensified as 10 policemen feared to be trapped inside their post under a snow avalanche.

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DAY 3: KASHMIR NATIONAL HIGHWAY STAND STILL, ADMIN ORDERS RATIONING

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: The Jammu Srinagar National Highway is still closed for the straight consecutive day today due to landslides and avalanches

No traffic was allowed on the highway on Friday due to multiple avalanches in the Banihal area and landslides in the Ramsoo-Ramban area.

Avalanches that occurred between Qazigund and Jawahar Tunnel those are yet to be cleared, traffic department officials said.

Incessant rain in Ramsoo-Ramban triggered landslides at Panthal, Anokhi Falls and Battery Chashma.

TRAIN

PM MODI TO FLAG OFF INDIA’S FASTEST TRAIN

ANM News Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off India’s first engineless train Vande Bharat Express on February 15 from the New Delhi Railway station.

Train 18, was recently named as Vande Bharat Express by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, has been manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory, Chennai becoming India’s fastest train by hitting speeds of over 180 kmph.

The 16-coach train will replace the 30-year-old Shatabdi Express and will run between Delhi and Varanasi.