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In a first of its kind endeavour in South Kashmir, a Taekwondo demonstration in the snow was held at a resort in Pahalgam in Anantnag district on Monday.(ANI)

Martial art display held on snow in J-K's Pahalgam

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 10:25 AM IST
In a first of its kind endeavour in South Kashmir, a Taekwondo demonstration in the snow was held at a resort in Pahalgam in Anantnag district on Monday.
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Many areas in Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal witnessed fresh snowfall. Kashmir’s links with the rest of the country were snapped as the arterial Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was closed due to the accumulation of snow around Jawahar Tunnel in the Qazigund area. (Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)
Many areas in Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal witnessed fresh snowfall. Kashmir’s links with the rest of the country were snapped as the arterial Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was closed due to the accumulation of snow around Jawahar Tunnel in the Qazigund area. (Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)

J&K Lt Guv declares heavy snowfall a natural calamity

PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 07:30 AM IST
The declaration of heavy snowfall as a natural calamity will enable the administration to process claims for ex-gratia payments under the SDRF, bringing relief to the residents of snow-bound areas.
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'Heavy Snowfall' did not figure in the list of 'natural calamities' under SDRF norms, due to which disbursement of relief and ex-gratia for the damages due to heavy snowfall was not possible for the Districts' Disaster Management Authorities.(Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times)
'Heavy Snowfall' did not figure in the list of 'natural calamities' under SDRF norms, due to which disbursement of relief and ex-gratia for the damages due to heavy snowfall was not possible for the Districts' Disaster Management Authorities.(Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times)

Heavy snowfall declared as state specific natural calamity under SDRF in J&K

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 06:57 PM IST
Processing of ex-gratia relief under SDRF will become faster, thereby giving huge relief to the affected people living in snowbound areas, the spokesperson said.
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“As many as 33 vehicles have been introduced across the Jammu region,” informed Kulbeer Singh, SSP Police Control Room, Jammu.(ANI (Representative Image))
“As many as 33 vehicles have been introduced across the Jammu region,” informed Kulbeer Singh, SSP Police Control Room, Jammu.(ANI (Representative Image))

J&K Police introduces highway patrol vehicles to increase security

By Asian News International | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Jammu
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 03:06 PM IST
Apart from introducing these vehicles, the Jammu and Kashmir Police have been strengthening the nakas to stop the infiltrations by installing cameras and deploying a composite strength of paramilitary and police personnel here.
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Representational image.(PTI)
Representational image.(PTI)

Jammu & Kashmir bans poultry import amid bird flu outbreak

By Mir Ehsan | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 01:16 PM IST
Officials said checkpoints have been set up on the Delhi-Jammu national highway and no vehicles with poultry are being allowed to enter the Union Territory
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People walk past stranded vehicles on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway during heavy snowfall at Qazigund in Anantnag district of South Kashmir earlier this week.(PTI PHOTO.)
People walk past stranded vehicles on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway during heavy snowfall at Qazigund in Anantnag district of South Kashmir earlier this week.(PTI PHOTO.)

Jammu-Srinagar national highway remains shut for 5thday due to slippery stretches, landslides

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 12:14 AM IST
At Samroli, the authorities had to blast big boulders, which had blocked the highway since Wednesday.
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The merger of J&K cadre into AGMUT was delayed till now as officials had sought clarification on seniority and nature of posting etc, according to an official at the Centre.(AP PHOTO.)
The merger of J&K cadre into AGMUT was delayed till now as officials had sought clarification on seniority and nature of posting etc, according to an official at the Centre.(AP PHOTO.)

Jammu and Kashmir cadre of All India Services merged with AGMUT

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 11:54 PM IST
This J&K cadre of All India services had stopped inducting new officers after the government had recategorised the erstwhile state into two UTs – J&K and Ladakh after scrapping Article 370, which gave the state somewhat special status, on August 5, 2019.
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File photo of Jammu and Kashmir civil secretariat(Imabe via Twitter)
File photo of Jammu and Kashmir civil secretariat(Imabe via Twitter)

J-K cadre of IAS, IPS and IFoS officers merged with AGMUT

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni | Srinagar
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 09:11 PM IST
The notification said the officers borne or allocated to AGMUT cadre shall function in accordance with the rules framed by the central government.
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J&K L-G Manoj Sinha.(Vipin Kumar/HT Archive)
J&K L-G Manoj Sinha.(Vipin Kumar/HT Archive)

J&K govt working on land allotment policy for industrialists

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 04:41 PM IST
Even as the policy is being worked on, 3,000 acres of land has been earmarked, said a senior official
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People walk past stranded vehicles on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway during heavy snowfall, at Qazigund in Anantnag district of South Kashmir on January 5.(PTI)
People walk past stranded vehicles on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway during heavy snowfall, at Qazigund in Anantnag district of South Kashmir on January 5.(PTI)

Snow disrupts life in Kashmir, lifeline highway shut for fourth day

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 10:46 AM IST
Officials said the stranded vehicles along the highway have been taken to safer places amid continuous rain and snowfall
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Kashmiris employed by government clear snow from a flyover in Srinagar. The city has witnessed moderate snowfall for the past three days but snow clearance operations have ensured that traffic movement was going on.(AP)
Kashmiris employed by government clear snow from a flyover in Srinagar. The city has witnessed moderate snowfall for the past three days but snow clearance operations have ensured that traffic movement was going on.(AP)

Srinagar airport battles to clear runway as heavy snowfall pounds city. See pics

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 10:44 AM IST
As a result of extreme weather conditions, Kashmir remains cut-off from the rest of the country with the arterial Jammu-Srinagar national highway and Mughal road closed due to accumulation of snow.
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Locals take part in snow cycling at the ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir.(PTI)
Locals take part in snow cycling at the ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir.(PTI)

Heavy snowfall in Kashmir gives tourism sector a boost

By Ashiq Hussain | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 04:52 PM IST
According to a tourist department official, 20-30 tourists would arrive per day in July, 2020, and there have been over 1,000 visitors every day since December 25, 2020
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Men clear snow from the roof of their workshop as it snows in Pulwama, south of Srinagar, Kashmir, Monday.(AP)
Men clear snow from the roof of their workshop as it snows in Pulwama, south of Srinagar, Kashmir, Monday.(AP)

Continuous snowfall disrupts Kashmir’s air, road connectivity for 3rd consecutive day

By Mir Ehsan | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 10:38 AM IST
At the Jawahar Tunnel, close to four feet of snow was recorded leaving hundreds of vehicles stranded
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SDRF men bringing the body from Auli on Sunday afternoon.(HT Photo)
SDRF men bringing the body from Auli on Sunday afternoon.(HT Photo)

22-year-old tourist found dead in Uttarakhand

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 03:53 PM IST
The man was from Udhampur in J&K and was a studying in Noida; he was visiting Auli with his friends
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Kashmir is currently under the grip of ‘Chillai-Kalan’ -- the 40-day harshest winter period when a cold wave grips the region and the temperature drops considerably leading to the freezing of water bodies including the famous Dal Lake here as well as the water supply lines in several parts of the valley.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times (Representative Image))
Kashmir is currently under the grip of ‘Chillai-Kalan’ -- the 40-day harshest winter period when a cold wave grips the region and the temperature drops considerably leading to the freezing of water bodies including the famous Dal Lake here as well as the water supply lines in several parts of the valley.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times (Representative Image))

Snowfall leads to closure of Jammu-Srinagar national highway

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 12:29 PM IST
The minimum temperature improved in most places in the valley due to the snowfall but still stayed below the freezing point, the officials said.
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Snow covered shikara boats docked at Dal Lake after fresh snowfall in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)
Snow covered shikara boats docked at Dal Lake after fresh snowfall in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)

Kashmir: Heavy snow disrupts traffic, govt sounds high alert

By Mir Ehsan | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 09:55 AM IST
Officials said more than 4,000 vehicles are stranded at various places on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway
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The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister also said it is mortifying that the probe agencies are running an “audit” on the mausoleum of her father Mufti Mohammed Sayeed.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times file photo)
The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister also said it is mortifying that the probe agencies are running an “audit” on the mausoleum of her father Mufti Mohammed Sayeed.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times file photo)

Probe agencies carrying out ‘audit’ of my father’s grave, says Mehbooba Mufti

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Srinagar
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 03:16 AM IST
Reacting first time to her party’s youth wing leader Waheed Parra arrests by the NIA, Mehbooba said the probe agencies have been burrowing through government files and her bank accounts for the last two years and found nothing.
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The administration organised the programs in collaboration with some young artists who taught the basics of the calligraphy form to the people who participated in the workshop.(Twitter/@sclsrinagar)
The administration organised the programs in collaboration with some young artists who taught the basics of the calligraphy form to the people who participated in the workshop.(Twitter/@sclsrinagar)

Calligraphy workshop organised by Srinagar Dist Admin to support, nurture art form

By Asian News International | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja | Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 01:57 PM IST
As per Harvinder Singh, Assistant Commissioner, Srinagar, the event was an outreach program meant to support and nurture the art entrepreneurs in Srinagar.
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A health worker prepares for the dry run for the Covid vaccine at Government Hospital Sarwal in Jammu on Saturday.(PTI)
A health worker prepares for the dry run for the Covid vaccine at Government Hospital Sarwal in Jammu on Saturday.(PTI)

J&K logged 10,747 cases, 189 deaths in December; lowest in 6 months

By Ashiq Hussain | Hindustan Times/Jammu, Srinagar
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 12:43 AM IST
This is also the first time in six months that monthly fatalities due to the disease were below 200.
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Image for representation.
Image for representation.

Newly-married Jammu woman found dead, parents accuse in-laws of murder

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 12:34 AM IST
The victim aged around 22 and hailed from Kathua.
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Originally a resident of Punjab’s Gurdaspur, Nischal had purchased two properties after he acquired the domicile certificate, which was provided for after the Centre revoked the Constitution’s Article 370 that gave a special status to J&K in August 2019, people familiar with the matter said.(Representational photo)
Originally a resident of Punjab’s Gurdaspur, Nischal had purchased two properties after he acquired the domicile certificate, which was provided for after the Centre revoked the Constitution’s Article 370 that gave a special status to J&K in August 2019, people familiar with the matter said.(Representational photo)

J&K police investigate jeweller’s killing as parties condemn attack

By HT Correspondent | Srinagar
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 12:02 AM IST
Police said they have begun an investigation into the case and were looking at all possible angles. “We are investigating into the case and are looking at what TRF has said in a Facebook post,” sub-divisional police officer Shahjahan Ahmad said.
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The tourism department of Jammu and Kashmir’s Gulmarg District on Saturday started winter games here in an effort to boost tourism.(Yahoo)
The tourism department of Jammu and Kashmir’s Gulmarg District on Saturday started winter games here in an effort to boost tourism.(Yahoo)

Winter games organised to boost tourism in Gulmarg

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale | Gulmarg
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 05:54 PM IST
The tourism department of Jammu and Kashmir’s Gulmarg District on Saturday started winter games here in an effort to boost tourism.
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J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said his administration was identifying 6,000 acres (2,400 hectares) of land for businesses and that they would make companies feel secure.(ANI file photo)
J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said his administration was identifying 6,000 acres (2,400 hectares) of land for businesses and that they would make companies feel secure.(ANI file photo)

Kashmir seeks $4 billion in investments, to provide security

By Reuters | Posted by Deepali Sharma | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 05:16 PM IST
Tens of thousands of security forces guard the region where India has been fighting an armed-insurgency for decades, especially in the disputed Kashmir valley that is also claimed by Pakistan.
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Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, west Uttar Pradesh can expect to witness hailstorm from January 3 to 5 and Delhi may receive hailstorm on Monday.(Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, west Uttar Pradesh can expect to witness hailstorm from January 3 to 5 and Delhi may receive hailstorm on Monday.(Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times)

More rain likely in Delhi-NCR; hailstorm predicted in Punjab, Haryana

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 04:39 PM IST
A wet spell over northern India has been predicted during the first week of January with the possibility of heavy snow in Jammu and Kashmir Valley on January 4 and 5.
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Icicles hang from the roof of a building at the ski resort of Gulmarg in North Kashmir. Gulmarg recorded a minimum of -7.5 degrees, while Pahalgam was colder at -8.4 degrees Celsius.(PTI Photo)
Icicles hang from the roof of a building at the ski resort of Gulmarg in North Kashmir. Gulmarg recorded a minimum of -7.5 degrees, while Pahalgam was colder at -8.4 degrees Celsius.(PTI Photo)

Kashmir reels under sub-zero temperatures as snow forecast from Monday

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 03:05 PM IST
In Ladakh, Leh recorded a low of -15.6 degrees, while Kargil was even colder at -20.4 degrees. The coldest place in the country, Drass, recorded a low of -28.2 degrees.
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This festival is aimed to engage the tourists and showcase indigenous culture with other engaging activities during the celebrations, according to an official release.(ANI)
This festival is aimed to engage the tourists and showcase indigenous culture with other engaging activities during the celebrations, according to an official release.(ANI)

‘Jammu Gondola Fest’ kicking off on 1st day of New Year, aims to engage tourists, showcase culture

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale | Jammu
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 10:04 AM IST
This festival is aimed to engage the tourists and showcase indigenous culture with other engaging activities during the celebrations, according to an official release.
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A man covers himself with a blanket during a cold winter morning, in New Delhi.(PTI)
A man covers himself with a blanket during a cold winter morning, in New Delhi.(PTI)

Delhi recorded second-lowest average minimum temperature in 15 years in December : IMD

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2020 03:52 PM IST
Delhi recorded “near-normal” minimum temperatures till December 12 as a result of clouds and rainfall in the plains under the influence of western disturbances affecting the region, he said.
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The attack comes within days of police arresting four militant associates and scuttling their separate plans to trigger grenade explosions in Poonch and Jammu districts.(PTI/ Representative photo)
The attack comes within days of police arresting four militant associates and scuttling their separate plans to trigger grenade explosions in Poonch and Jammu districts.(PTI/ Representative photo)

Grenade attack on Kathua temple misses target, blast triggers panic

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Mallika Soni | Jammu
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 05:31 AM IST
“A grenade was thrown on a temple in Hiranagar sector around 7.30 pm but luckily it missed the intended target and exploded in an open area, without causing any damage or casualty,” Kathua Senior Superintendent of Police Shalinder Mishra told PTI about the Wednesday evening attack.
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Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar(HT file)
Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar(HT file)

IC-814 hijack: 21 years after release, Zargar remains elusive

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Srinagar, Srinagar
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 10:36 PM IST
Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar, one of the three terrorists, was released in Kandhar of Afghanistan, in exchange for over 150 hostages of the Indian Airlines Flight 814 on December 24, 1999.
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With regular operations of international flights suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, travellers from across the country have set their sights on the Kashmir valley.(Pixabay)
With regular operations of international flights suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, travellers from across the country have set their sights on the Kashmir valley.(Pixabay)

Snowfall in Kashmir valley brings in hordes of visitors seeking break from pandemic gloom

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Srinagar
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 06:35 PM IST
The famous twin resorts of Gulmarg and Pahalgam are witnessing a heavy influx of New Year revellers and most hotels are booked for weeks ahead, with the battered industry rejoicing over the return of the “good old days”.
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