Minor among 2 buried alive in avalanche

Minor among 2 buried alive in avalanche

SRINAGAR: Two persons including a 12-year-old girl were buried alive and two other young woman were rescued by locals after a snow avalanche hit a mountain village, Khari, in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday evening. The victims were on their way home when the avalanche hit Khari village, about 50 km from […]

Snow avalanche blocks Jawahar tunnel

Snow avalanche blocks Jawahar tunnel

Srinagar: The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway was closed on Tuesday after a snow avalanche blocked both tubes of the Jawahar tunnel on the Qazigund side, police said. Rescue operations have been launched to evacuate people stranded in the tunnel but there is no report of any casualty so far. “A snow avalanche hit Jawahar tunnel and […]

Passengers who defied travel advisory ferried home on trains

Passengers who defied travel advisory ferried home on trains

SRINAGAR: Passengers who had defied the government advisory of not travelling on the Srinagar-Jammu highway on Monday managed to reach their homes on Tuesday after assistance provided by government forces and the administration, help in which bureaucrat-turned-politician Shah Faesal played a part. Nearly three-hundred passengers, among them patients, were caught at Banihal due to heavy […]

More snowfall, rain in Kashmir

More snowfall, rain in Kashmir

Srinagar: Higher reaches in Kashmir witnessed fresh snowfall for the second day on Tuesday while plain areas received rain, providing some respite from the intense cold-wave conditions this winter. The minimum temperature in Srinagar settled at minus 0.2 degrees Celsius, almost the same as of the previous night, a MeT official said. He said Qazigund […]

Div Com issues fresh avalanche warning

Div Com issues fresh avalanche warning

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Tuesday issued a fresh avalanche warning in nine districts of Kashmir division. The warning has been issued for the avalanche prone areas in Anantnag, Kulgam, Budgam, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kargil and Leh of J&K. In a statement, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir has asked the Deputy Commissioners […]

Div Com issues advisory

Div Com issues advisory

SRINAGAR: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan has asked the Deputy Commissioners to watch out their respective districts and advise people not to venture out in avalanche prone areas. The advisory has come after IMD Srinagar has forecast widespread rains and snow till January 25. The Div Com has also directed the DCs to […]

4 flights cancelled, 11 delayed

4 flights cancelled, 11 delayed

Srinagar: Bad weather conditions disrupted operations at the Srinagar International Airport leading to the cancellation of four flights, officials said on Monday. Due to inclement weather, four of the 27 flights to and from Srinagar airport were cancelled on Monday, an official of the Airport Authority of India said. Another 11 flights got delayed due […]

Shopian apple growers wait, pray for timely snowfall that hasn’t arrived yet

Shopian apple growers wait, pray for timely snowfall that hasn’t arrived yet

Chillai-Kalan’s snowfall keeps water available and flowing through the year in Kashmir SHOPIAN: After the havoc that untimely snowfall on November 3 caused, and then the low market prices for apples this year, orchardists in south Kashmir are praying for timely and sufficient snowfall which despite many predictions from the meteorology department hasn’t arrived yet. […]

SDM tours Kangan areas, reviews snow clearance

SDM tours Kangan areas, reviews snow clearance

Kangan: Sub Divisional Magistrate Kangan, Mehraj Ud Din Shah on Monday toured various parts of Kangan tehsil and took first hand review of snow clearance, power and water supply and stock of essential commodities. The SDM toured Khanan, Poshkar, Burnabugh and other villages of the tehsil and interacted with people and enquired about any hardship, […]

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