LA pays tributes to soldiers, civilians killed in avalanches

LA pays tributes to soldiers, civilians killed in avalanches

Jammu: The Legislative Assembly on Friday paid tributes to the soldiers and civilians killed in snow avalanches in Gurez area of Kashmir. As soon as the house assembled in the morning for day’s proceedings, Speaker Kavinder Gupta informed the house about the death of the army men and the civilians in snow avalanches in Gurez […]

10 soldiers killed in avalanches

10 soldiers killed in avalanches

Several soldiers missing under snow; 28 houses damaged in Budgam Srinagar: Ten army soldiers were killed after two snow avalanches hit their camps in Bandipora’s Gurez on Thursday, taking the death toll in the ongoing spell of snowfall to 16 in Kashmir. A police spokesperson said the soldiers of 51 Rashtriya Rifles were buried alive […]

Gulmarg receives 7 feet of snowfall

Gulmarg receives 7 feet of snowfall

KU exams scheduled till Jan 29 postponed Srinagar: After a spell of unprecedented snowfall in Kashmir, the weather is likely to improve from Friday, according to regional meteorological department. Director meteorological center Srinagar Sonam Lotus said snowfall might occur at a few places but overall the weather will improve during the next week. According to […]

Sky-high airfares separate patients from hospitals

Sky-high airfares separate patients from hospitals

Srinagar: Cancer patient Kulsum Jan (name changed) had to go for a medical check-up at AIIMS Delhi (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) on the 27th of this month, but she could not go because the air ticket cost thirty thousand. “I was diagnosed with first-stage cancer three years ago. I had an appointment at […]

300 transformers damaged: PDD

300 transformers damaged: PDD

By Riyaz Bhat SRINAGAR: More than 300 power transformers have got damaged amid heavy snow in the Valley. “In Kashmir we have 25000 transformers out of which we have received reports of damage to more than 300 transformers,” said Chief Engineer Power Development Department (PDD) Shahnaaz Goni. “Every day we receive information of 70 to […]

New realms of resistance

New realms of resistance

Sheene Pipin, folklore and snow art   By AHMAD KASHMIRI   At a time when Kashmir valley is witnessing, perhaps like olden times, a severe chill of Chillai Kallan, social media is abuzz with snow art, netizens home and abroad giving vent to their feelings and experiences representing their aspirations as a nation using the […]

Stranded commuters recall awful experiences

Stranded commuters recall awful experiences

SRINAGAR: The cancellation of air flights and suspension of traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu highway due to inclement weather conditions have affected commuters in the Valley. Commuters-students, businessmen, employees- have to either delay their scheduled visits or remained strained on the way for days together. Students who had to move out of the Valley and the […]

Winter vacations cancelled, but no electricity in university

Winter vacations cancelled, but no electricity in university

SRINAGAR: Work at Kashmir University has almost come to a standstill due to lack of electricity. Unscheduled power cuts and erratic supply in the past fifteen days has disrupted academic work and left students, teachers and non-teaching staff at their wits’ end. Work has been most affected in the scientific departments. “We have not been […]

Valley records its coldest night in past 5 years

Valley records its coldest night in past 5 years

Cold wave persists as weatherman predicts moderate rainfall, snowfall in next few days Srinagar: Extreme cold conditions prevailed in the valley on Saturday also, as night temperatures continued to remain at sub-zero level amid a cold wave. The severe cold resulted in the freezing of several water bodies and reservoirs, including Dal Lake at many […]

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