It was a Snowfall !!

It was a Snowfall !!

By Mir Umar The tale started in the evening. It was immense cold outside and the news of snowfall came as a balm. Everyone was excited to see snowfall after a long time. It would be the season’s first and It be been different for each and every individual. Children were too excited and were […]

Blocked drains clog City streets with rain water

Blocked drains clog City streets with rain water

SRINAGAR: Despite Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s having alerted the state administration days before the weatherman predicted rain and snowfall in the Kashmir Valley this week, there was no respite for citizens as the Valley’s perennial problems of water logging, power cuts and traffic jams continued. The problems started on Monday morning when the rainfall began. […]

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 […]

No forecast of heavy snowfall in Srinagar: Met office

No forecast of heavy snowfall in Srinagar: Met office

Srinagar: Director of the Meteorological Centre Srinagar, Sonam Lotus, on Sunday refuted media reports of forecast of heavy snowfall in Srinagar city, saying he never issued such a weather advisory for the state’s summer capital. Earlier this week, the Met department had issued a weather warning for moderate to heavy snowfall in Kashmir, including in […]

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 […]

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