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Students wearing masks arrive to attend a school in Srinagar, on Monday, March.1, 2021. Schools reopened on Monday for classes 8 to 12 in Kashmir, eleven months after being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP)

Schools in Kashmir open after one year

PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 01:52 PM IST
Schools in Kashmir reopened on Monday after remaining closed for nearly one year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Jammu and Kashmir(Unsplash)
Jammu and Kashmir(Unsplash)

Union Tourism Secretary: Sustainable tourism only way of expanding sector

PTI, Srinagar
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 07:32 AM IST
On Sunday, Union Tourism Secretary Arvind Singh said that sustainable tourism is the only way of expanding and it will bring a much-needed change in Jammu and Kashmir.
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People walk on a snow-covered road at Ahlan village in South Kashmir. (File photo)
People walk on a snow-covered road at Ahlan village in South Kashmir. (File photo)

Fresh snowfall in Kashmir brings back cold wave-like conditions

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 03:06 PM IST
Fresh snowfall was reported from most parts of Kashmir, including Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, the officials said.
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Sonamarg: Tourists take sledge ride after fresh snowfall during Sonamarg Winter Festival, at Sonamarg in Ganderbal district 110 km�s from Srinagar, (PTI)
Sonamarg: Tourists take sledge ride after fresh snowfall during Sonamarg Winter Festival, at Sonamarg in Ganderbal district 110 km�s from Srinagar, (PTI)

Fresh rains and snowfall in Kashmir since early Friday morning

By Mir Ehsan | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 11:20 AM IST
  • IMD had predicted there could be heavy rains at some places on February 25 and 26, causing a possible disruption in flights on February 26th from Srinagar.
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Conservationists and officials conclude that the population of the wild boars has increased based on the increased sightings of the wild animal in central and north Kashmir since 2018.(Image via Twitter)
Conservationists and officials conclude that the population of the wild boars has increased based on the increased sightings of the wild animal in central and north Kashmir since 2018.(Image via Twitter)

Wild boars resurface in Kashmir valley after almost 30 years

By Ashiq Hussain
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 08:21 PM IST
The increased presence of the animal has caused panic among people, particularly farmers. The animal is also not accepted culturally in the Muslim majority region.
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Students head out to attend school in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. Schools in Kashmir reopened on Monday after almost seven months.(Photo by Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
Students head out to attend school in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. Schools in Kashmir reopened on Monday after almost seven months.(Photo by Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)

J-K govt preparing to open all schools in UT from March 1

PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 03:37 PM IST
  • The J-K government is preparing to open all the schools in the UT from March 1, however, students of elementary classes will join the schools from March 8 onwards.
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Lt Governor Manoj Sinha assures tourists safe, pleasant, memorable visit to J&K(Photo by Arif Khan on Unsplash)
Lt Governor Manoj Sinha assures tourists safe, pleasant, memorable visit to J&K(Photo by Arif Khan on Unsplash)

Lt Governor Manoj Sinha assures tourists safe, pleasant, memorable visit to J&K

PTI
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 01:29 PM IST
'I assure the tourists across the globe a safe, pleasant and memorable visit to J&K, the paradise on earth. Come and witness the scenic beauty, rich culture and heritage of J&K': Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on the closing ceremony of Pahalgam winter carnival
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Mufti made these statements when she met the family members of the Police constable Suhail Ahmad who was killed in Friday's terrorist attack.(ANI)
Mufti made these statements when she met the family members of the Police constable Suhail Ahmad who was killed in Friday's terrorist attack.(ANI)

Mufti urges Centre to start dialogue with Pak after terrorist attack in Kashmir

ANI, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 10:45 AM IST
Mufti urged the Central Government to hold talks with Pakistan and the people of Jammu and Kashmir, saying the government must find ways to resolve the issues afflicting the Union Territory.
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Devotees offer special prayers on plastic sheets on a snow-covered ground in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir.(AP/ Representative image)
Devotees offer special prayers on plastic sheets on a snow-covered ground in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir.(AP/ Representative image)

Kashmir celebrate Urs of Sufi Hazrat Ahmad Parry Sahab in Srinagar

ANI, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 10:28 AM IST
Urs is the death anniversary of a Sufi saint, usually held at his shrine and is celebrated for his union with God.
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Rise of tourists in J&K sign of tourism revival: minister(Pexels)
Rise of tourists in J&K sign of tourism revival: minister(Pexels)

Tourism is reviving in Jammu and Kashmir, proves the rise in number of tourists

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 07:29 AM IST
Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel, on Thursday, said that there has been a significant rise in the number of tourists coming to Jammu and Kashmir. He also added that in January 2020, 3,750 people visited Srinagar, while the number reached 19,000 in January 2021.
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Saima secured a gold medal by lifting a weight of 255 kgs.(ANI)
Saima secured a gold medal by lifting a weight of 255 kgs.(ANI)

Meet the first woman from Jammu and Kashmir to choose career as a power-lifter

ANI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 11:10 AM IST
Saima Ubaid said that she wanted to be an example for the women who cut their own wings by societal pressure.
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Union home minister Amit Shah is seen in the Lok Sabha during ongoing Budget Session of Parliament.(PTI)
Union home minister Amit Shah is seen in the Lok Sabha during ongoing Budget Session of Parliament.(PTI)

J-K to get status of a state at an appropriate time: Home minister Amit Shah

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2021 03:16 PM IST
Shah was replying to Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury who asked the home minister about the promises he made to the people after the abrogation of Article 370, which provided special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
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Wildlife officer Ghulam Mohiuddin Dar spreads paddy on the frozen surface of a wetland in Hokersar, north of Srinagar,(AP)
Wildlife officer Ghulam Mohiuddin Dar spreads paddy on the frozen surface of a wetland in Hokersar, north of Srinagar,(AP)

Officials feed migratory birds in freezing Kashmir to prevent starvation

AP
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 12:01 PM IST
Officials say at least 700,000 birds have flocked to Kashmir in the past two months and expect more to arrive as temperatures improve in February.
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Tourists come out from the first Igloo Cafe at Gulmarg near Srinagar.(ANI)
Tourists come out from the first Igloo Cafe at Gulmarg near Srinagar.(ANI)

Igloo cafe with tables made of ice opens in Gulmarg, Kashmir

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 09:15 PM IST
The igloo, 26 feet around and 15 feet high, holds four tables with enough room for 16 guests.
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Sikar and Bhilwara in Rajasthan recorded minimum temperatures of 0.5 degrees Celsius and 1.6 degrees Celsius, respectively.(HT Photo/ Sakib Ali )
Sikar and Bhilwara in Rajasthan recorded minimum temperatures of 0.5 degrees Celsius and 1.6 degrees Celsius, respectively.(HT Photo/ Sakib Ali )

Cold wave intensifies in parts of Rajasthan; some respite for Kashmir

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 09:47 PM IST
In Uttar Pradesh, cold wave conditions prevailed at isolated places in the past 24 hours with the lowest temperature recorded at 2.4 degrees Celsius in Etawah.
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Saffron production peaked in Kashmir in the 1990s with an annual average output of around 15.5 tonnes.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)
Saffron production peaked in Kashmir in the 1990s with an annual average output of around 15.5 tonnes.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)

Kashmir’s saffron yield breaks decade-old record

By Mir Ehsan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 05:29 AM IST
Saffron is reputed to be the world’s most expensive spice and is known as the king of condiments. It fetches between 1.5 lakh and 2.5 lakh per kilogram.
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Snow fills Kashmir resort with tourists again(AP)
Snow fills Kashmir resort with tourists again(AP)

Tourists make way to the snow filled Kashmir resorts again

AP, Gulmarg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 08:22 AM IST
  • Gulmarg is once again filled with domestic tourists who are having a gala time skiing, sledging and trekking. That is not all, the resorts are sold out until February end.
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The necessary infrastructure for setting up the first community radio station was provided by the Victor Force, which is a part of XV Corps of the Army specially carved out to neutralise the threat of terrorism in south Kashmir and parts of central Kashmir.(Facebook/@radioraabta908)
The necessary infrastructure for setting up the first community radio station was provided by the Victor Force, which is a part of XV Corps of the Army specially carved out to neutralise the threat of terrorism in south Kashmir and parts of central Kashmir.(Facebook/@radioraabta908)

‘Dil Se Dil Tak’: Radio Raabta fills airwaves of south Kashmir

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 07:06 PM IST
The 'Radio Raabta' 90.8 FM 'Dil Se Dil Tak' has not only become the talk of the Anantnag district, but the reach is around 20 km in radius, covering parts of Pulwama and Kulgam districts in south Kashmir as well.
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A Kashmiri boatman uses an oar to break the ice layer waters of Dal Lake after a snowfall, in Srinagar on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
A Kashmiri boatman uses an oar to break the ice layer waters of Dal Lake after a snowfall, in Srinagar on Sunday. (ANI Photo)

'Ignores current ground reality': India on UK parliament's Kashmir debate

PTI, London
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2021 04:07 PM IST
The debate, organised by Labour’s Sarah Owen, included the participation of cross-party British MPs, many of whom have a large Kashmiri diaspora constituency base.
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In a bid to revive centuries-old Kashmiri art form known as "Ladishah", Syed Areej Safvi, a 25-year-old woman hailing from Jammu and Kashmir, performs the traditional folk ballad to tell tales in a satirical and humorous way.(ANI)
In a bid to revive centuries-old Kashmiri art form known as "Ladishah", Syed Areej Safvi, a 25-year-old woman hailing from Jammu and Kashmir, performs the traditional folk ballad to tell tales in a satirical and humorous way.(ANI)

Kashmir woman attempts to revive traditional folk ballad

ANI
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2021 11:37 AM IST
In a bid to revive centuries-old Kashmiri art form known as "Ladishah", Syed Areej Safvi, a 25-year-old woman hailing from Jammu and Kashmir, performs the traditional folk ballad to tell tales in a satirical and humorous way.
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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)
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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Flights operated from Srinagar on Thursday for a day after a gap of four days to take away stranded citizens.(HT_PRINT)
Flights operated from Srinagar on Thursday for a day after a gap of four days to take away stranded citizens.(HT_PRINT)

Kashmir snowfall puts flights on hold, national highway traffic stopped

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 01:56 PM IST
  • J&K had experienced four days of heavy snowfall since Sunday, disrupting surface and air traffic and throwing life out of gear in the region
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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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Waheed Parra.(Source: Twitter)
Waheed Parra.(Source: Twitter)

NIA asks J&K govt for details about PDP youth prez Waheed Parra’s properties in Srinagar

By Mir Ehsan | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 02:38 PM IST
Parra was arrested by NIA, a day after he had filed his nomination papers from Pulwama in November
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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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Army troops at Karalpura in Kupwara, along with battlefield nursing assistant, carry a pregnant woman.(ANI)
Army troops at Karalpura in Kupwara, along with battlefield nursing assistant, carry a pregnant woman.(ANI)

Soldiers cross knee-deep snow to help pregnant woman reach hospital in Kashmir

By Press Trust of India | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 09:25 AM IST
The father came to the Company Operation Base to distribute sweets to all troops after being blessed with a healthy boy.
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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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