Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (April 2) inaugurated the Chenani-Nashri tunnel, India's longest road tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway stretching 9.28 km between the winter and summer capital of Jammu and Srinagar.
Nine civilians were killed and at least 25 wounded on Monday in fighting along a stretch of the disputed border between India and Pakistan in the Kashmir region, the heaviest toll since India called off a round of peace talks last month.
A convicted Pakistani militant jailed in India died on Thursday after being beaten by another inmate in an apparent revenge attack for the death of an Indian spy prisoner, threatening already fraught relations between the nations.
Shops and businesses remained shut and people were forced to stay indoors in Kashmir's main city on Saturday, as a strike called by separatists against Indian rule took hold, police said.
Recent protests are some of the biggest since a sep