Kashmir Valley

The central government had abrogated Article 370 and also bifurcated the former state into Union Territories (UTs) of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The new UTs came into being on October 31.

Principal secretary Kansal, who is the Jammu and Kashmir administration’s spokesperson, said broadband internet services in all government-run hospitals were also being restored.

Railways in Kashmir is fully operational between Baramulla and Banihal, so that when other modes of transport come to a standstill due to heavy snowfall, trains in the valley keep the people moving, tweeted Piyush Goyal

Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy also expressed his anguish over the attack by stating that the guns and grenades in the valley are being supplied by Pakistanis.

Soon after the results were announced, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the 98 per cent turnout in Jammu and Kashmir Block Development Council (BDC) elections held on October 24.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday had reviewed the ground situation of Jammu and Kashmir during a meeting with state BJP leaders here with party leaders, sources said.

The General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, on Friday visited the Kashmir Valley to review the prevailing security situation in the region.

Curfew-like restrictions were reimposed on Sunday in several parts of Kashmir, including the city, to foil any plans on taking out Muharram processions in the Valley as authorities apprehended that large congregations might lead to violence.

Article 370 of the Indian constitution gives a special status to Jammu and Kashmir, thereby allowing it to have a separate constitution, a state flag and autonomy over the internal administration of the state.

Restrictions were imposed in Srinagar city on Friday after posters issued by separatists called on people to march to the local United Nations military observer group office, officials said.