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12 Jun

Katra Goes Tobacco-Free: Jammu Administration Implements Ban

In a significant move aimed at preserving the sanctity and cleanliness of the sacred Vaishno Devi temple town, Katra, the Jammu administration has imposed a comprehensive ban on the sale, possession, and consumption of tobacco products making the surroundings tobacco-free. Implemented under Section 144, this prohibition encompasses cigarettes, gutka, and all forms of tobacco from the Numai and Panthal check posts to the Bhawan via the Tara Court area. The ban extends the existing restrictions on the sale and consumption of meat and alcohol in Katra and its surroundings, with the...

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28 Nov

Kashmir Anticipates Inaugural Direct Train Connection from Jammu

A significant milestone is on the horizon for the Indian Railways as the Udhampur-Baramulla rail link project nears completion, heralding the prospect of Kashmir's first direct train service from Jammu. The project, spanning 272 km, aims to seamlessly integrate the Kashmir Valley into the national rail network. With over 95 percent of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail link project (USBRL) already accomplished, the swift progress promises enhanced connectivity for the region. Once operational, the direct train service will significantly reduce the travel time between Srinagar and Jammu from six hours to just 3.5...