In Kashmir, the weather office has forecast another spell of snow from January 19 to 23. The MeT department has asked people to plan their travel accordingly. The divisional commissioner office has also issued a fresh avalanche warning for nine avalanche prone districts of the division including Anantnag, Kulgam, Budgam, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kargil and Leh districts.
A view of Lal Chowk during snowfall in Srinagar on Wednesday. Flight operations at the Srinagar international airport were halted on Wednesday following poor visibility and continued snowfall in the Kashmir valley. Moderate snowfall started in the morning. The weather office has forecast heavy snowfall in the valley from January 19 to 23 due to the development of an intense western disturbance over Jammu and Kashmir.
A contingent of the Madras regiment of the Indian Army marches during the Army Day parade, at Cariappa Parade Ground, in New Delhi. Observed on January 15, Army Day marks the official handing over of the charge to then Lieutenant General K M Cariappa as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army.
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Army soldiers march past during the Army Day Parade at Carriappa Parade Ground in New Delhi. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted soldiers on the occasion of Army Day, saying the nation is proud of their grit and determination. “I bow to their courage and bravery,” he tweeted.
Devotees arrive to take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati, on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, in Prayagraj. The festival has different names in different states, even though it is celebrated on the same day. It is referred to as Pedda Panduga in Andhra Pradesh, Makar Sankranti in Karnataka, Magh Bihu in Assam, Magha Mela in parts of central and north India and Pongal in Tamil Nadu.
A general view of the departure ceremony of the 41st edition of the Dakar Rally at the coast of Lima, Peru. The world’s most gruelling off road race, was flagged off amid much fanfare at the capital city of Peru on January 06.
A man rides a motorbike across the trail that connects Boucan Ferdinand with the border between Haiti and Dominican Republic. Near the bottom of the island of Hispaniola in southeast Haiti is this forgotten village, cut off from its own country, and slowly emptying as its residents leave for the neighbouring Dominican Republic.