29-year-old Major Parvinder Singh was at his residential quarter inside the camp at Mahubal in Khari area of Banihal when he fatally shot himself with an AK assault rifle.
The body of the tanker driver, Isher Dass of Kathua district, was retrieved from the gorge and handed over to his family for last rites after completion of legal formalities.
The Jammu-Srinagar national highway is the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country.
The traffic has been diverted, with officials saying that the traffic movement is going on smoothly.
Due to a massive landslide at Magerkote, all passengers in light motor vehicles (LMVs) are requested to move back towards Banihal or Ramban from either side, the officials said.
The 8.5 km tunnel, built at a cost of Rs 21,00 crore in 10 years, is presently going through the testing and commissioning process and is likely to become operational this month
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
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