Hundreds stranded on Srinagar-Jammu highway for second day

MeT predicts snow, rains today

SRINAGAR: Ahead of forecast for snow spell in Kashmir, Srinagar-Jammu highway remained closed for traffic leaving hundreds of passengers stranded on the road. The highway was shut after landslides blocked the road at multiple places on the 300-km long highway. Landslides were reported from Karol in Chanderkot near Jaiswal bridge on Thursday and from Digdol […]

Kashmir to expect snow from today: MeT

Srinagar shivers at minus 4.4

Kashmir to expect snow from today: MeT

SRINAGAR: Amid prevailing cold, meteorological department on Wednesday predicted light snow and rainfall in Kashmir from today. Sonum Lotus Director Metrological Department said that western disturbance are approaching the region and it will likely result in snow and rains. “The weather forecast on Thursday is light snowfall and rainfall in both hilly and plain areas. […]

Government allocates 4 more parking slots in city

Measure aimed at minimising inconvenience to traders: DC Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Government on Wednesday allocated four more parking slots in the city centre. The space has been created at Sangarmal, Srinagar, Astro turf TRC, and STRC yard Lala Rukh. This will be in addition to the existing spaces. An official said that another parking space at old motor garages will be thrown open in next […]

Slight respite from cold as MeT predicts snow

SRINAGAR: People in the Kashmir Valley had a respite from bone-chilling cold on Tuesday after there was a slight improvement in night temperature which had touched minus 6.5 degree Celsius. Deputy Director Metrological Department Mukhtar Ahmad told Kashmir Reader that there was a drop of more than three degree in minimum temperature resulting in a […]

Kumar takes over as IGP Kashmir

Kumar takes over as IGP Kashmir

Srinagar: The newly appointed inspector general of police, Kashmir Vijay Kumar assumed the office here on Monday. He replaced IGP SP Pani, who has been shifted to Armed Police. A 1997 IPS officer, Kumar has served in the JK at various posts. He has served as SDPO Ganderbal, SP Ops Pulwama, SP Awantipora, SP Kulgam, […]

MeT predicts snow spell from Jan 1

Srinagar shivers at minus 6.5; Mughal road closed

Srinagar: Kashmir is expecting to be draped with snow on New Year as weather department predicted moderate snow in plains as well as hilly areas. Director Metrological Department Sonum Lotus told Kashmir Reader that clouds will begin to gather in the sky from Tuesday evening. This, he said, will result in light to moderate snowfall […]

Dal freezes partially as Srinagar records coldest night

Dal freezes partially as Srinagar records coldest night

Srinagar: Kashmir continued to reel under intense cold with night temperature in Srinagar dipping to minus 5.6 degree Celsius. This resulted in partial freezing of Dal Lake and water supply lines. A meteorological department official said that night temperature dipped further last night and it will dip further in coming days. The sub-zero temperatures resulted […]

Unabated cold wave grips Valley

SRINAGAR: Unabated cold wave continued in Kashmir as temperatures dipped further on Friday with Srinagar resulting in freezing of water taps. Srinagar recorded season’s lowest minimum temperatures at minus 5.6 degrees Celsius. “It was the season’s coldest night so far,” said Meteorological department deputy director Mukhtar Ahmad. According to him, coldest ever night in Srinagar […]