Winter Woes

Winter Woes

That winter in Kashmir is a drag and life almost comes to a standstill is a cliché that every Kashmiri can and will relate to. But, the irony, or perhaps, more accurately, counter intuitively, winter is and could be the best season in Kashmir. To dwell on actual life in Kashmir during winter, the cold […]

Snow, rain end month-long dry spell

Snow, rain end month-long dry spell

Srinagar: Ten days ahead of the traditional Chilai Kalan phase of winter, high-altitude regions in Kashmir received fresh snowfall, while rain poured upon the plains, on Monday. The precipitation broke the month-long dry spell prevailing in the Valley. Many areas in the higher reaches of Kashmir received snowfall during the night, officials at the Meteorological […]

Div Com chairs disaster management meeting

Div Com chairs disaster management meeting

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan Saturday chaired the Divisional Disaster Management Authority meeting and reviewed the overall winter preparedness with heads of various department. The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Chief Engineer R&B, Commissioner SMC, Director Disaster management and other officials representing various departments. The DDC’s of other districts participated via […]

Brace for ‘western disturbance’ from Dec 12 to 15

Brace for ‘western disturbance’ from Dec 12 to 15

Srinagar: The Met department has sounded an alert of an active western disturbance between December 12 and 15 which is likely to cause widespread moderate-to-heavy rain or snow across Jammu and Kashmir. According to the weather alert issued by Director of J&K Meteorology Department Sonam Lotus, a fresh western disturbance is approaching the state and […]

Budgam receives season’s first snowfall

Budgam receives season’s first snowfall

Srinagar: Upper reaches of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Friday received the season’s first snowfall. Famous tourist destinations of Yousmarg, Tosamaidan, Sutharan and Dodhpathri received snowfall, with reports of about three inches of snow accumulating in Yousmarg and five inches of snow at Tosamaidan. Sitaharan village in the foothills of Tosamaidan also witnessed the season’s […]

ROUGH RIDE: River embankment caves in, Hajin cut-off from Bandipora

ROUGH RIDE: River embankment caves in, Hajin cut-off from Bandipora

HAJIN: The road connectivity between Hajin village and the Bandipora district headquarters has snapped after the sudden collapse of a vital embankment near Chak Rakhi-e-Hajin. The collapse of the road has plunged the locals into a sea of miseries but the authorities have not even taken time to inspect the damaged site. The locals said […]

Vital Shopian bridge damaged in 2014 flood yet to be repaired

Vital Shopian bridge damaged in 2014 flood yet to be repaired

By RAASHID HASSAN Shopian: A vital bridge damaged by devastating 2014 floods at Zainpora in south Kashmir’s Shopian district is craving for repairs. The diversion of the road is dangerous and difficult to maneouver resulting to immense difficulties to the local population. The diversion of vehicles causes heavy traffic jams on alternative road connecting Shopian […]