Higher reaches of the KashmirValley received fresh snowfall while rains lashed the plains of the region, including Srinagar. Srinagar received 1.8 mm of rainfall till 08:30 hours this morning, an official of the MeT Department said. The city ... Hindustan Times, 2 weeks ago
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Kashmir remained cut-off from the rest of the country for the second day on Thursday with road and air links to the Valley snapped due to snowfall, the heaviest in a decade in the month of January.The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway was closed for traffic, while no flights operated from the airport in Srinagar following heavy snowfall on Wednesday. However, there were no reports of fresh snowfall from any part of the Valley during the night.ALSO READ: White-out in Kashmir Valley, againOver 900 ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday expressed regret that his government had not been successful in ensuring return of Kashmiri Pandits to the Valley, and vowed to regenerate a "sense of security" among them so that they willingly go back to their homes. At a youth convention of displaced Kashmir Pandits, the chief minister said "nobody can forcibly take you back to the KashmirValley", but "we (the people in the government) want to give you the sense of security." ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Cold wave tightened its grip further in KashmirValley and Ladakh region as minimum temperatures in most places dipped several degrees below the freezing point. Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of minus 4.2 degrees Celsius, over two degrees down from the previous night's minus 1.6 degrees Celsius, a MeT department official said. The minimum temperature in Pahalgam, in south Kashmir, went over four degrees down from the previous night's minus 7.7 ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
In a daring rescue mission, the Indian Air Force airlifted 72 people from the forlorn pockets of mountainous snow-hit Kishtwar district of Jammu region. “130 Helicopter Unit -- “The Condors”, of the IAF stationed at Jammu yet again undertook a demanding operation of rescuing stranded people from the inaccessible villages of Kishtwar district,” a defence statement said on Saturday evening. Several areas of the hilly districts of Kishtwar and Doda in Jammu region are ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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