November 22nd, 2012

‘Ashoora’ holiday on Nov 25

JAMMU: The Govt has ordered that the holiday on account of ‘ Ashoora’ which was earlier notified for 24th November (Saturday), shall now be observed on 25th November, 2012 (Sunday).

ASI escapes unhurt in insurgent’s ambush
SRINAGAR: A police officer had a narrow escape when militants fired at him in south Kashmir this afternoon, a police spokesman said.
He said militants fired at Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Reyaz Ahmad outside his Drusoo house in south Kashmir district of Pulwama.
However, Reyaz escaped unhurt, he said adding militants managed to escape.
A massive hunt has been launched to nab the attackers, he said.
Traffic restrictions on November 24, 25 in view of forecast for snow
Srinagar: As a precautionary measure, the authorities  have ordered fresh restrictions on traffic movement in the Kashmir valley and Ladakh region for two days from November 24 following forecast for snowfall.
This is for the second time during the past one week, traffic restrictions have been imposed in Kashmir and Ladakh region as a precautionary measure.
Disaster management head in Kashmir, Aamir Ali said in view of the forecast issued by the Met department here for light to moderate snowfall on November 24 and 25 in higher reaches of the Kashmir Valley, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon has ordered traffic restrictions on movement of vehicles on some routes as a precautionary measure.
The roads where the restriction has been imposed included Kargil-Zanskar, Srinagar-Zojila-Kargil, Kupwara-Machil-Tangdhar, Anantnag-Sinthan-Kishtwar, Bandipora-Gurez roads and Shopian-Mughal road.
The concerned Deputy Commissioners, Senior Superintendents of Police and Sub District Magistrates (SDM) alongwith Traffic Police have been asked to take appropriate measures to ensure strict implementation of restriction to safeguard life and property of the general public.
Similar restrictions were imposed on November 17 and 18 in view of forecast for snowfall in the valley and Ladakh region.

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