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A man walks across a snow-bound stretch at Jarai village in Kotkhai town of Himachal Pradesh. The minimum and maximum temperatures in the hill state have seen a dip since the latest round of snowfall on Tuesday.(Deepak Sansta/HT)

Himachal Pradesh in deep freeze, Keylong coldest at -10.3° Celsius

Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 11:52 AM IST
Bus services disrupted on 211 routes of Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation due to inclement weather
Snow-clearing machines and 60 Border Roads Organisation personnel were pressed into service to clear the 13,050-ft pass that connects Manali with Leh.(HT Photo)
Snow-clearing machines and 60 Border Roads Organisation personnel were pressed into service to clear the 13,050-ft pass that connects Manali with Leh.(HT Photo)

At -20 degrees, under 20-ft of snow, Border Roads Organisation clears Rohtang Pass

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 07:55 AM IST
Usually, Rohtang Pass is officially closed for traffic on November 15 and reopened in May for which snow clearance begins in March. This is for the first time that the BRO took up the challenge to clear the stretch after intermittent snowfall.
As the winter sets in, the Jammu and Kashmir administration is looking for an accommodation to shift 34 political detenues from Centaur Hotel(PTI)
As the winter sets in, the Jammu and Kashmir administration is looking for an accommodation to shift 34 political detenues from Centaur Hotel(PTI)

Political detainees in J&K likely to be shifted in view of approaching winter

Srinagar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2019 01:55 AM IST
The winter chill has already started taking a toll on the health of the detenues -- National Conference, PDP and People’s Conference leaders and prominent social activists -- and the security personnel guarding them.
Both Tashigang and Ka polling stations fall under the Mandi parliamentary seat where the highest number of 17 candidates are in the fray.(HT Photo)
Both Tashigang and Ka polling stations fall under the Mandi parliamentary seat where the highest number of 17 candidates are in the fray.(HT Photo)

World’s highest polling station with 49 voters records 53 parliamentary constituency voting in two hours

Shimla | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2019 02:42 PM IST
The polling began at 7 am when the temperature was below freezing point. Voters came to the polling station wearing their traditional attire to beat the chilly weather.
New Delhi, India-Dec 20, 2018: A view of fog engulfed over Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, December 20, 2018.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India-Dec 20, 2018: A view of fog engulfed over Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, December 20, 2018.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

North India reels under cold wave on Christmas, dense fog disrupts over 80 flights at Delhi airport

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2018 09:33 PM IST
Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 5 degrees Celsius, three notches below the normal, the weather office said.
A boatman makes his way through partially frozen water of Dal Lake on a cold morning in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. (Photo by Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)
A boatman makes his way through partially frozen water of Dal Lake on a cold morning in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. (Photo by Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)

Dal Lake freezes as Kashmir records coldest night in 11 years at -6.8 degress

Srinagar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2018 06:40 PM IST
The official said Qazigund — the gateway town to the Valley — in south Kashmir recorded a low of minus 5.2C, while the nearby Kokernag town registered a low of minus 5.3C last night.
A Kashmiri boatman makes his way through frozen parts in the interiors of Dal Lake.(HT File Photo)
A Kashmiri boatman makes his way through frozen parts in the interiors of Dal Lake.(HT File Photo)

Kashmir shivers, Keylong in Himachal Pradesh records -8.8 degree celsius

Srinagar/Shimla | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2018 11:21 AM IST
Weather office said that mercury dropped to minus 5.4°C on Friday night in capital Srinagar while Leh experienced the coldest night of the winter so far with a low of minus 15.8° C.
Srinagar experienced the coldest night of the season so far on Sunday.(AP)
Srinagar experienced the coldest night of the season so far on Sunday.(AP)

Srinagar experiences coldest night of season

Srinagar | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2018 10:07 AM IST
Srinagar recorded the minimum temperature of minus 2.4 degrees Celsius, an official of the Meteorological Department here said.
The railways will study specification of coaches used in the Qinghai-Tibet line in China, before manufacturing these coaches. The Qinghai-Tibet line is at an elevation of 2,000 metres above sea level.(HT/Picture for representation)
The railways will study specification of coaches used in the Qinghai-Tibet line in China, before manufacturing these coaches. The Qinghai-Tibet line is at an elevation of 2,000 metres above sea level.(HT/Picture for representation)

Proposed Bilaspur-Leh train will have high-altitude coaches, doctors

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 28, 2018 11:48 PM IST
The Indian Railways, which is set to execute its toughest project till date, has begun discussion on special coaches for the world’s highest railway line, which will run at an elevation of 5,360 metres above the sea level.
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