Two vehicles were submerged in nallah in JandK's Kishtwar district on August 10. Vehicles were submerged due to heavy rainfall in the region. The incident took place in Bonjwah region of Kishtwar. There was no loss of life in the incident. More details are awaited in this regard.
With several reforms are underway after Jammu and Kashmir received the Union Territory status, Government has taken another initiative in developing a 5.25 km road from NH-1A 46th Delina to Singhpora in Baramulla district of North Kashmir. This developmental process of road construction is being executed under Prime Minister Grameen Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) at the cost of rupees 443.65 lacs . The Union Territory administration has taken this step under Pradhan Mantri Gram SadakYojna (PMGSY) scheme, benefitting the people living in rural area in commuting. Local residents of the area thanked the government of India, and government of Jammu and Kashmir for the developmental process.
Construction of underground bunkers began at villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of Baramulla district in view of ceasefire violations by Pakistan. Javed Ahmad, Junior Engineer said, "Total 18 bunkers to be constructed here, work underway for six bunkers is underway." The bunker will be equipped with all the facilities which will allow people to take shelter in the bunkers for days. 18 community bunkers will be constructed in Boniyar and Uri areas out of which construction work on six is being underway and will be finished shortly. Each bunker will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 10 lakh. Each community bunker will consist of two rooms besides a washroom. Local residents of border areas of Uri were heaving a sigh of relief as their long pending demand is being finally met. Ceasefire violation by Pakistan has been increased in recent days and several civilians lost their lives due to these unprovoked ceasefire violation.
Residents of Muzaffarabad held protest against China and Pakistan, opposing the construction of dams on Neelam and Jhelum rivers. A protestor said, "Agreement for the dams was signed between governments of China and Pakistan, we had no say in it." The protesters also highlighted environmental impacts caused by the dams constructed by Pakistan and China. Recently, a tripartite agreement was signed between a Chinese company and the governments of Pakistan and China for construction of a 1,124 megawatt hydropower project in Kohala costing US 2.4 billion dollars.
A body was found near waterlogged road under Minto Bridge on July 19. It was retrieved by a trackman working at New Delhi yard. Trackman Ramniwas Meena said, "I spotted the body while I was on duty at the tracks. I came down, swam and retrieved it. The body was floating in front of a bus." Road was severely waterlogged following rainfall early morning on July 19.
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Kashmiri youth are reaping peace dividends post abrogation of Article 370. Danish Kak, an actor-producer from Srinagar has gained prominence in B-town. He bagged his first Bollywood break with 'Student of the Year' in 2012. Though he is settled in Mumbai, Danish wishes to start new projects in Kashmir. With return of the peace, he wants to do film and music video shoots in the valley. Danish launched his own music label 'Yellow Sky Music'. He desires to give exposure to talented youth of the Valley. Picturesque locales in Kashmir valley always attracted Bollywood. 'Raazi', 'Aiyaary' and Bajrangi Bhaijaan' are some of the latest films shot in Kashmir.