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Kashmir seeks $4 billion in investments, to provide security

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.
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)
Published on Jan 02, 2021 05:16 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByReuters | Posted by Deepali Sharma

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

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.
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)
Published on Jan 02, 2021 04:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma

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

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.
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)
Published on Jan 02, 2021 03:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByHT Correspondent

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

This festival is aimed to engage the tourists and showcase indigenous culture with other engaging activities during the celebrations, according to an official release.
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)
Updated on Jan 02, 2021 10:04 AM IST
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Jammu | ByAsian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale

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

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.
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)
Published on Dec 31, 2020 03:52 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Grenade attack on Kathua temple misses target, blast triggers panic

“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.
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)
Updated on Dec 31, 2020 05:31 AM IST
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Jammu | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Mallika Soni

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

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.
Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar(HT file)
Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar(HT file)
Updated on Dec 30, 2020 10:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByHT Correspondent, Srinagar

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

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”.
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)
Updated on Dec 30, 2020 06:35 PM IST
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Srinagar | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

Kashmir shivers as temperature dips below zero degree in most of valley

The weather office said that the coldest place in the valley on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday was the ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir where the mercury plunged to -11 degrees Celsius
Men carry fodder through a road after snowfall on the outskirts of Srinagar.(AFP)
Men carry fodder through a road after snowfall on the outskirts of Srinagar.(AFP)
Updated on Dec 30, 2020 04:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan

Kashmir reels under sub-zero temperatures, Gulmarg shivers at -11 degrees C

The officials said the minimum temperature in Srinagar — the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir — was minus 2.2 degrees Celsius on Tuesday night.
People walk down a road after fresh snowfall at Tangmarg in Baramulla District of north Kashmir, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. The fresh snowfall in parts of Jammu and Kashmir has led to the closure of Srinagar-Jammu National Highway.(PTI)
People walk down a road after fresh snowfall at Tangmarg in Baramulla District of north Kashmir, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. The fresh snowfall in parts of Jammu and Kashmir has led to the closure of Srinagar-Jammu National Highway.(PTI)
Published on Dec 30, 2020 02:56 PM IST
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Srinagar | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai

J&K: Highest number of ceasefire violations by Pak in 2020 since 2003 truce

The number of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops in 2020 was over five times that of 2017 when 971 cases were reported in which 31 people -- 12 civilians and 19 security forces personnel -- were killed and 151 suffered injures.
There were 3,289 ceasefire violations by the Pakistan army along the Indo-Pak border in 2019, they said. Of these, 1,565 ceasefire violations took place since August 2019, after the Indian government abrogated Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the erstwhile state into union territories.(AP (Representative Image))
There were 3,289 ceasefire violations by the Pakistan army along the Indo-Pak border in 2019, they said. Of these, 1,565 ceasefire violations took place since August 2019, after the Indian government abrogated Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the erstwhile state into union territories.(AP (Representative Image))
Published on Dec 29, 2020 05:21 PM IST
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Jammu | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

News updates from Hindustan Times: Srinagar-Jammu highway closed after parts of J&K witness snowfall and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Updated on Dec 29, 2020 01:11 PM IST
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Parts of J&K witness fresh snowfall, Srinagar-Jammu highway closed

Weather officials said there was fresh snowfall mostly in parts of the Pirpanjal range in Jammu and Kashmir divisions owing to a retreating western disturbance
The minimum night temperature in Srinagar was zero degree Celsius and was recorded in Gulmarg at -7.5 degrees Celsius.(HT Photo)
The minimum night temperature in Srinagar was zero degree Celsius and was recorded in Gulmarg at -7.5 degrees Celsius.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 29, 2020 12:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan

Jammu and Kashmir shivers as areas witness fresh snowfall: In photos

The ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir recorded seven inches of fresh snowfall, while Pahalgam resort in the south and Sonamarg resort in central Kashmir received around three to four inches of snowfall each, officials said.
Many areas in the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir received fresh snowfall(ANI image)
Many areas in the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir received fresh snowfall(ANI image)
Updated on Dec 29, 2020 11:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh

Vaishno Devi shrine receives season’s first snowfall

While the weather remains cloudy, the pilgrimage continues, say authorities
A view of snow-covered Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan at Katra in Jammu.(Representational Photo/HT)
A view of snow-covered Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan at Katra in Jammu.(Representational Photo/HT)
Published on Dec 28, 2020 04:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jammu | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan

Several parts of J&K see fresh sporadic snowfall, weather likely to improve

Authorities had halted the traffic for some time on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway due to the snowfall but the road was reopened in the morning
The state’s weather office said that the ski resort of Gulmarg of Kashmir valley received most of the snow, while there was some precipitation in parts of Jammu as well.(HT Photo)
The state’s weather office said that the ski resort of Gulmarg of Kashmir valley received most of the snow, while there was some precipitation in parts of Jammu as well.(HT Photo)
Published on Dec 28, 2020 11:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan

Snowfall at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine; rains lash Jammu

The snowfall on the Trikuta Hills, including at the ‘Bhawan’ (sanctum sanctorum) of started around 5.30 pm and lasted for nearly half-an-hour, the officials said.
There was no disruption in movement of devotees, officials said.(HT Photo)
There was no disruption in movement of devotees, officials said.(HT Photo)
Published on Dec 28, 2020 08:10 AM IST
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Jammu | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Meet Pooja Devi, the first female bus driver from Jammu and Kashmir

The share has garnered much love from netizens and may leave you rooting for Pooja Devi too.
The image shows Jammu and Kashmir’s first female driver Pooja Devi.(Twitter@DrJitendraSingh)
The image shows Jammu and Kashmir’s first female driver Pooja Devi.(Twitter@DrJitendraSingh)
Published on Dec 27, 2020 04:07 PM IST
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J-K: Amar Singh College conservation project recognised with UNESCO award

Bashir Ahmad Rather, Principal Amar Singh College, Srinagar said, “If a heritage or cultural building has been conserved properly, that is when it can get recognised with UNESCO. The building was renovated last year using the original material the building was constructed from.”
Amar Singh College, Srinagar
Amar Singh College, Srinagar
Published on Dec 27, 2020 02:53 PM IST
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Srinagar | ByAsian News International| Posted by Mallika Soni

Omar alleges NC candidate forced to join Apni Party, claims to have phone recording

The NC leader was referring to the induction of Yasmeena Jan to the Apni Party, led by former J-K finance minister Altaf Bukhari.
Omar Abdullah, former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir walks before a press conference at his residence, in Srinagar.(AFP)
Omar Abdullah, former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir walks before a press conference at his residence, in Srinagar.(AFP)
Published on Dec 26, 2020 07:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Kashmir under grips of ‘Chillai-Kalan’ with temperatures falling below freezing point

The officials said Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 3.7 degrees Celsius, slightly up from the previous night’s minus 4.3 degrees Celsius.
Tourists sledding in the snow at Sonmarg in Jammu and Kashmir.(Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times)
Tourists sledding in the snow at Sonmarg in Jammu and Kashmir.(Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times)
Published on Dec 26, 2020 06:23 PM IST
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Srinagar/Jammu | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Pakistan explored Rajasthan, Gujarat borders extensively in 2020 for infiltration: Report

According to the Border Security Force (BSF), attempts were made by Pakistan from Gujarat and Rajasthan borders as well to infiltrate terrorists into the Indian side.
A security personnel at BOP Narabet near India-Pakistan international border in Gujarat.(Siddharaj Solanki/ Hindustan Times File Photo)
A security personnel at BOP Narabet near India-Pakistan international border in Gujarat.(Siddharaj Solanki/ Hindustan Times File Photo)
Updated on Dec 26, 2020 07:43 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

2 terrorists killed in encounter in J-K’s Shopian, operation underway

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area in south Kashmir following information about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.
Police and security forces are carrying out the operation in an encounter that broke out at Kanigam area of Shopian.(ANI)
Police and security forces are carrying out the operation in an encounter that broke out at Kanigam area of Shopian.(ANI)
Updated on Dec 26, 2020 02:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma

PM Modi to launch AB-PMJAY SEHAT scheme for Jammu and Kashmir today

A senior government official told news agency ANI that with the launch of AB-PMJAY SEHAT, all residents of Jammu and Kashmir, irrespective of their socio-economic status, will be covered under the scheme.
PM Modi will launch the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) SEHAT scheme for Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.(PTI photo)
PM Modi will launch the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) SEHAT scheme for Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.(PTI photo)
Updated on Dec 26, 2020 11:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh

Admin, police facilitating horse-trading after DDC poll results: Omar

Omar’s remarks came after Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party led by former finance minister Altaf Bukhari announced that Yasmeena Jan has joined the party here earlier in the day.
Omar Abdullah, former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir attends a press conference after a meeting with political leaders at his residence in Srinagar.(AFP)
Omar Abdullah, former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir attends a press conference after a meeting with political leaders at his residence in Srinagar.(AFP)
Updated on Dec 25, 2020 10:06 PM IST
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Srinagar | ByPress Trust of India

News updates from Hindustan Times at 5pm: China denies links between stranded Indian sailors and standoff, and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 5pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
A representational photo.(AP)
A representational photo.(AP)
Published on Dec 25, 2020 04:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com

J-K govt announces winter vacations in degree colleges from December 28

Colleges falling in the summer zone of Jammu division will close on December 26 and open on January 4, 2021, it added.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)
Updated on Dec 24, 2020 08:20 PM IST
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Jammu | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari

Light snowfall likely on the higher reaches of Kashmir over the weekend

This year, the winter has already started on a harsh note as the temperature dropped to a record minus 6.6 degree Celsius in summer capital Srinagar on December 19, the lowest temperature of the season
Tourists sledding in the snow at Sonmarg in Jammu and Kashmir.(HT Photo)
Tourists sledding in the snow at Sonmarg in Jammu and Kashmir.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 24, 2020 05:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan

No possibility of dialogue with India in prevailing situation, says Pakistan foreign minister

Withdrawal of Jammu and Kashmir’s special powers and bifurcating the state into two union territories in August last year also evoked a strong reaction from Pakistan.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi made the comments while talking to reporters in his hometown Multan on Wednesday.(Sanjeev Verma / Hindustan Times)
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi made the comments while talking to reporters in his hometown Multan on Wednesday.(Sanjeev Verma / Hindustan Times)
Published on Dec 24, 2020 01:04 PM IST
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Sajjad Hussain | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma

The Number Theory: Understanding the DDC election results in Jammu and Kashmir

Here are five charts that explain what the DDC results mean for Jammu and Kashmir’s politics.
Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah speaks during a meeting with his party workers a day after the District Development Council elections results in Srinagar.(AP)
Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah speaks during a meeting with his party workers a day after the District Development Council elections results in Srinagar.(AP)
Updated on Dec 24, 2020 08:42 AM IST
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