A truck driver in Jammu & Kashmir was rescued by a Border Roads Organisation (BRO) team after an avalanche, as per reports. A truck was reportedly carrying essential items to Keran village. An avalanche in Kupwara reportedly trapped the truck driver on March 21 evening. It took the BRO team around half an hour to rescue the driver, reports said. The rescuers were seen lighting a large fire to help the driver. Watch the full video for more.
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A team of Border Road Organisation (BRO) rescued a truck carrying essential supplies to Keran village was hit by avalanche at Dett Sirpaton. The mishap took place at 4pm today. The driver received minor injuries. The rescue operation continued for over half an hour.
A new 200m-long Bailey bridge has been built in place of 90m-long bridge that was washed away on February 7 in Raini village during flash floods. "It'll be open for transportation at 2 pm today. Constructed with innovative methods in 8 record days," said AS Rathore, Chief Engineer, Border Roads Organisation.
India leaves the entire world awestruck with its ability to be home to a number of different cultures and religions and imbibe them peacefully. During a number of occasions, people of various castes and communities could be seen gathered under one roof as a mark of brotherhood and bonhomie among them. A similar scene was witnessed in the Poonch area of Jammu and Kashmir where people of different religious communities came together to be a part of Baisakhi celebrations at Nangali Sahib Gurudwara. Devotees of all faiths gathered at this Gurudwara in Poonch and offered their prayers to mark the auspicious occasion. As food plays a major role in uniting different faiths, a community kitchen or langar was also organised in which devotees of different faiths and backgrounds sat together and enjoyed the meal. This year as Baisakhi, Ramadan and Navratri fell on the same day; an even more secular picture of our country was witnessed. It is due to events and occasions like these that citizen of different castes and communities get a chance to come closer and learn about the traditional heritage of various cultures.
In an effort to make Indian Army convoys look more people-friendly in JandK, red flags have been replaced by blue flags on vehicles. Troops carrying lathis have also been instructed to use whistles to stop vehicles.
The strategic Srinagar-Leh highway was reopened for traffic on Sunday after remaining closed for nearly two months due to heavy snowfall. This is the earliest reopening of the high mountain Zojila pass..