5 injured as roof of mosque collapses in Budgam

5 injured as roof of mosque collapses in Budgam

Srinagar: Five persons were injured after roof of a mosque collapsed in Budgam Friday evening. Local sources said that people had assembled to offer evening prayers in a mosque at Kargam area of the central district when its roof collapsed resulting in injuries to at least five persons.

Bad weather cuts short army chief’s J&K visit

Bad weather cuts short army chief’s J&K visit

Jammu: Indian Army chief, Gen. Bipin Rawat on Friday cut short his three-day long maiden visit to Jammu and Kashmir due to bad weather, reports quoting defence sources said. Rawat was scheduled to visit the Siachen glacier, Leh district, the Line of Control (LoC) in Baramulla and Kupwara districts and counter-insurgency formations in Anantnag district. […]

Chief Minister reviews post-snowfall situation in Kashmir

Chief Minister reviews post-snowfall situation in Kashmir

Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Friday reviewed the situation in Kashmir Valley arising out of the heavy snowfall of past 24 hours at a meeting of officers. The Chief Minister directed continuous and overnight snow clearance of highways; inter-district roads and connecting arteries without any break. She specifically directed to keep the roads leading to […]

Entrance test for competitive exam coaching postponed

Entrance test for competitive exam coaching postponed

Srinagar: Due to inclement weather, the Entrance test for selection of candidates for coaching of competitive examinations scheduled on January7, 2017 has been postponed and now will be held on January12, 2017 at 12:00 pm. The examination shall consist of 55 questions pertaining to quantitative aptitude, general knowledge, reasoning and English. List of registered participants […]

Divisional admin issues weather advisory

Divisional admin issues weather advisory

Srinagar: Divisional Administration Kashmir Friday issued weather advisory according to which higher reaches of the State are likely to receive heavy snowfall and rains during the next 24-hours. The weather warning says minimum temperatures in all areas of Kashmir Division will remain below the freezing point which may lead to slippery road conditions. “Western Disturbance […]

Late Mufti Sayeed likely to get Padma Vibhushan

Late Mufti Sayeed likely to get Padma Vibhushan

Srinagar, Jan 06: Former Chief Minister, J&K, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed is likely to be awarded with the Padma Vibhushan, the highest category of civilian honours after one year of his death, reports said on Friday. The award is likely to be given on January 26, the Indian Republic Day. Reports quoting sources said that an […]

Incessant snowfall cancels cross LoC trade

Incessant snowfall cancels cross LoC trade

Srinagar: Incessant snowfall Friday led to the cancellation of cross LoC-trade for the day, sources said. They said that more than thirty trucks laden with goods were ready to LoC, however, after heavy snowfall near Kaman post, the crossing point, the crossing was cancelled.

Snowfall plunges Srinagar into darkness

Snowfall plunges Srinagar into darkness

Srinagar: The fresh snowfall in the Valley brought difficulties to people as majority of areas in Srinagar complained of no electricity or frequent power cuts since Friday morning. The areas affected are commercial hub Lal Chowk, Batamaloo, Bemina, Karan Nagar and several areas of downtown. No PDD official was available to comment.

Avalanche warning in J&K, HP

Avalanche warning in J&K, HP

Chandigarh: A “medium danger” avalanche warning was Friday issued for some districts of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pardesh for the next 24 hours, advising people not to venture into avalanche-prone areas. A “medium danger” warning exists for avalanche-prone areas of Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Kishtwar, Rajauri, Doda, Poonch and Riyasi districts of Jammu and Kashmir […]

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