Jammu-Srinagar highway shut for fourth day

JAMMU: The strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway remained closed for traffic on Saturday for the fourth consecutive day due to landslides. “We are clearing the landslide debris at Magarkoot and near the Battery Cheshma in Ramban district. The road is likely to be opened for vehicular traffic later today (Saturday),” a ...

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Schools reopen today in Valley

Srinagar: All government and private educational institutions up to class 12th shall re-open across Kashmir on Friday, Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK) Showkat Ahmad Beigh told repoters that the schools will resume functioning from Friday while they will “take a compassionate view” if any school fails to open due to ...

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In Afghan Province, Fighting With Taliban Gets Bloodier

By Margherita Stancati Afghanistan—Before getting into his ambulance,Abdul Ghafar prays. His job is ferrying war casualties across embattled Helmand province to a hospital here, each time braving Taliban ambushes and roadside bombs. Amid a continuing government offensive, the journeys from his home district of Sangin to Lashkar Gah, the provincial ...

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