Pir Panjal

  • Republic Day tableaux to serve up a slice of India January 22, 2014

    New Delhi: From the construction of the Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel in Kashmir to a tribute to Assamese singer Bhupen Hazarika, and from the story of the valiant Tipu Sultan to an evocation of the confluence of nomadic tribes in Jammu and Kashmir, these are some of the themes which...
  • Kashmir buried under thick snow, people angry with government response January 22, 2014

    Srinagar: As was predicted by the weather men, snow kept another of its trysts with Kashmir piling woes on people and catching government in its familiar inertia. Srinagar received 8 inches of snow and areas close to the Pir Panjal mountain range lie buried under two to four feet of...
  • J&K: Security forces bust militant hideout, huge cache of arms seized August 28, 2013

    Security forces on Wednesday busted a militant hideout and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir. Based on a specific information, a joint team of Rashtriya Rifles and police personnel carried out an overnight search operation in highly dense Deolmarg forest on upper...
  • Killings lengthen distance between Kashmir, India: Omar July 2, 2013

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said incidents like the killing of two youth lengthen the distance between the state and the rest of the country which was intended to be shortened by the railway tunnel across the Pir Panjal range. In an emotional statement to the...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Pir Panjal tunnel brings Kashmir closer to the rest of India June 27, 2013

    It was a historic day for Kashmir as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has inaugurated the 11km Pir Panjal rail tunnel in Banihal. While 135 kilometres of track is done from Baramulla to Banihal, a 100 km stretch still needs to be completed. ...
  • J&K: Pir Panjal tunnel, the longest in India, inaugurated by PM June 26, 2013

    Banihal: After a long wait, the Pir Panjal tunnel, the country's most difficult and strategically important tunnel in Banihal near Jammu is ready and was inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday. It is 11 km long and is already being described as an engineering marvel. It is being...
  • J&K: PM Manmohan Singh inaugurates Pir Panjal rail tunnel June 26, 2013

    Srinagar: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday inaugurated the 11km Pir Panjal rail tunnel in Banihal. The tunnel will connect the Kashmir valley to rest of the county. It is believed to be India's longest and Asia's second longest tunnel. The tunnel has been constructed at an estimated cost of Rs...
  • J&K: PM Manmohan Singh to inaugurate Pir Panjal rail tunnel June 26, 2013

    Srinagar: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday will inaugurate the 11km Pir Panjal rail tunnel in Banihal. The tunnel has been constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 1,300 crore and taken almost seven years to complete. It will reduce the distance between the BanihalQazigund section from 35 km (by...
  • Kashmir Valley gets connected by rail December 28, 2012

    Banihal (J&K): Northern Railways on December 28 made history as the first train chugged through India's longest railway tunnel through the Pir Panjal mountain range, connecting Kashmir Valley to Banihal town on SrinagarJammu National Highway. The train on a trial run, arrived at Banihal station from Qazigund in Anantnag district...
  • JK civilian bravehearts neglected by Army, govt November 27, 2009

    Marrah Kulali: Seven years ago, Tahir Fazal led the first civilian fightback against militancy in Kashmir. He formed the Pir Panjal squad, the first village defence committee in the Valley and helped the Army take on the terrorists. In the battle, 63 people of his Marrah Kulali village died, but they...
  • In Pics: Counter infiltration measures at LoC August 12, 2009

    A photo feature on counter infiltration measures at the Line of Control on the Pir Panjal range. ...
  • Watch: Keeping an eye at a border post in J-K August 11, 2009

    India's got more reasons to worry from Pakistan, infiltration from Pakistan into Jammu and Kashmir increasing by the day with as many as nine bids in the last 10 days. CNN-IBN's Pawan Bali trekked to the forward post near the Pir Panjal range for a status check. ...
  • Lalu makes Bihar happy, J-K feels neglected February 14, 2009

    Srinagar: It is a dream turned sour for the railway ministry ---the ambitious project of taking the train to Kashmir, cutting across the Pir Panjal range, seems to be falling apart. The railways had suspended work on the 125km Katra -Qazigund link for the last six months, arguing that the...