Jammu and Kashmir

 The External Affairs Ministry on Thursday said the objective of the visit by foreign envoys to Jammu and Kashmir was for them to see first hand efforts to normalise the situation there and termed the criticism that it was a guided tour unfounded.

Iltija said she was stopped by the security personnel posted at her house from leaving the premises when she wanted to visit her grandfather's grave at Bijbehara in Anantnag district.

The move followed the nullification of Article 370 in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir in August last year, the officials said.

Over 270 contractors were booked for possessing fake contractor cards in Jammu and Kashmir, a spokesman of the Union Territory's Crime Branch said on Saturday.

The blast took place during patrolling in forward area along the Line of Control in Kalal in Naushera sector, they said.

The Pakistan Army shelled mortars along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, a defence spokesman said on Thursday.

The first quake with a magnitude of 4.7 hit at 10:42 pm, followed by one measuring 5.5 six minutes later.

The services were restored in view of complete normalcy returning to Kargil, with no untoward incident taking place over the past four months, the officials said.