Highest rail bridge to be terror-proof

The world’s highest rail bridge being constructed over the Chenab river in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir will be “terror attack-proof” and is expected to be completed by early 2019, the Konkan Railway has said. “Apart from being safe from all possible disasters, including earthquakes, this bridge will be absolutely safe to sustain terror strike and every precautionary step is being considered to make it foolproof,” Konkan Railway Chairman and Managing Director Sanjay Gupta told reporters, who visited the bridge site. “I want to assure you all that this…

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Pilgrims attend Shivkhori Mela in Reasi during Mahashivaratr

The three-day Shivkhori Mela kicked-off at Ransoo on Sunday. The annual mela was inaugurated by Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Dr Pawan Kotwal. Kotwal is also the chairman of Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board (SSKSB). Many dignitaries, including local MLA Ajay Nanda and District Development Commissioner, Reasi, Sushma Chauhan (also vice chairperson, SSKSB), were also present at the inauguration. The Tourism Department, SSKSB and Reasi district administration have jointly organised the mela. The Shivkhori cave shrine is famous among Hindus and is devoted to Lord Shiva. It is located in the Reasi…

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Kousar Nag Yatra flagged off from Reasi

Week long historical Kousar Nag Yatra along with Charri Mubarak was flagged off from Reasi early this morning with traditional fervor and gaiety by MLA Reasi Mr Ajay Nanda. Speaking on the occasion, Nanda said he will personally monitor the water availability, stay arrangements, langer facilities right from Reasi to Kousar Nag. He further added that efforts would be made to promote the Kounsar Nag as tourist destination. He asked civil administration to chalk out a comprehensive strategy to popularize the spot by erecting hoardings at prominent locations, so that pilgrims after…

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