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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)

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

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
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.
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

Srinagar | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
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”.
Children look at icicles hanging from trees, formed after a water supply line burst, as temperature dropped below zero, on the outskirts of Shopian in South Kashmir.(PTI)
Children look at icicles hanging from trees, formed after a water supply line burst, as temperature dropped below zero, on the outskirts of Shopian in South Kashmir.(PTI)

Kashmir Valley reels under freezing night temperature

Srinagar | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2020 07:37 PM IST
Srinagar - the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir - and the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir were the only places in the Valley where the night temperature improved Thursday night, it said.
Mechanic of the ambulance boat said that the vessel was made up of wood and iron sheets and it will be 35 feet long and will have six feet space in middle.(Reuters representative image)
Mechanic of the ambulance boat said that the vessel was made up of wood and iron sheets and it will be 35 feet long and will have six feet space in middle.(Reuters representative image)

Boat ambulance service to begin operations on J&K’s Dal Lake

Srinagar | By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2020 02:30 PM IST
Tariq Ahmad Patloo, a houseboat owner thought of the concept of floating ambulance service when he tested positive for Covid-19 two months back and needed help to visit a hospital.
Student activist Shehla Rashid speaks to a student gathering in front of Admin Building in New Delhi on Friday, February 26, 2016. (Photo by Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
Student activist Shehla Rashid speaks to a student gathering in front of Admin Building in New Delhi on Friday, February 26, 2016. (Photo by Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)

‘Cheap stunts’: Shehla Rashid reacts to her estranged father’s charges

Jammu | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 11:18 PM IST
Shehla termed her father’s statement “absolutely disgusting and baseless” and said this was his reaction after a court barred him entry into their Srinagar house on November 17 in response to a complaint filed by the family against him under domestic violence.
A man walking along a road during snowfall on the outskirts of Srinagar.(Waseem Andrabi/HT PHOTO)
A man walking along a road during snowfall on the outskirts of Srinagar.(Waseem Andrabi/HT PHOTO)

Rain and snow to continue in Kashmir till Wednesday afternoon: MeT office

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2020 11:04 AM IST
The administration has closed the Mughal Road after fresh snowfall was reported in Shopian region while tourist spots of Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Sonmarg received fresh snowfall.
MP and President of National Conference (NC) Farooq Abdullah, PDP chief and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, former CM Omar Abdullah and other members after a meeting of People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration, in Srinagar.(PTI)
MP and President of National Conference (NC) Farooq Abdullah, PDP chief and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, former CM Omar Abdullah and other members after a meeting of People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration, in Srinagar.(PTI)

Is the Gupkar alliance driven by political arithmetic or chemistry?

Hindustan Times | By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 04:59 AM IST
After being released and just before the DDC polls, leaders of seven political parties in Jammu and Kashmir have announced formation of an alliance called the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) against the nullification or modification of the state’s special constitutional position.
Tourists enjoying a pony ride on a snow-capped trail at Kufri near Shimla after the last spell earlier this week.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
Tourists enjoying a pony ride on a snow-capped trail at Kufri near Shimla after the last spell earlier this week.(Deepak Sansta/HT)

Kashmir, Himachal brace for fresh spell of snow, rain from November 23

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondents, Shimla
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 10:02 PM IST
The minimum temperatures in Himachal were two to three degrees below normal on Saturday though the weather remained clear.
Students appear for Class-10 annual examinations at a Higher Secondary School in Srinagar on Wednesday.(Waseem Andrabi/ HT)
Students appear for Class-10 annual examinations at a Higher Secondary School in Srinagar on Wednesday.(Waseem Andrabi/ HT)

Class-10 exams commence in J&K amid Covid safety measures

Hindustan Times/Srinagar | By HT Correspondent, Srinagar
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 01:01 AM IST
As many as 74, 858 students appeared in the exam from Kashmir valley while another 32,000 sat for the exam in the winter zones of Jammu.
HT Image
HT Image

Gupkar alliance befooling people on seeking restoration of Article 370: BJP

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, Srinagar
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 12:30 AM IST
He said the alliance is afraid of the saffron party’s “growing popularity” in J&K and thus, has decided to stay united against it in the DDC polls
File photo of Peoples Deomocratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti.(PTI)
File photo of Peoples Deomocratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti.(PTI)

‘How long do you propose to continue?’ Supreme Court asks Jammu and Kashmir administration on Iltija Mufti’s plea challenging her mother’s detention

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 12:14 PM IST
Mehbooba Mufti had been in custody for six months and her detention was set to expire in February 2020 when a new detention order was issued on February 5 under the PSA.
There were no reports of any damage or casualties so far. The tremors were not felt in most parts of the Kashmir Valley.(File Photo (Representative Image))
There were no reports of any damage or casualties so far. The tremors were not felt in most parts of the Kashmir Valley.(File Photo (Representative Image))

3.6 magnitude earthquake in Srinagar

Srinagar | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2020 12:08 AM IST
Officials at the Disaster Management Authority said the earthquake was recorded at 9.40 pm, with its epicentre in Srinagar at a depth of five kilometres.
The Kashmir Press Club has urged the L-G of J&K to look into these issues of difficulties faced by the journalists while performing their professional duties in Kashmir valley. (Photo PTI)
The Kashmir Press Club has urged the L-G of J&K to look into these issues of difficulties faced by the journalists while performing their professional duties in Kashmir valley. (Photo PTI)

Kashmir Press Club slams summoning, slapping of scribe by cop over report

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 03:38 PM IST
The Kashmir Press Club said summons to reporters by the police for their stories has become a routine practice in Kashmir now.
The alleged assault triggered outrage among the journalistic fraternity in the Kashmir Valley, where calls were made to the lieutenant governor and the police top brass to “sensitise” members of security forces about how media professionals function.(ANI file photo. Representative image)
The alleged assault triggered outrage among the journalistic fraternity in the Kashmir Valley, where calls were made to the lieutenant governor and the police top brass to “sensitise” members of security forces about how media professionals function.(ANI file photo. Representative image)

Journalists allegedly beaten by security forces in J-K’s Pulwama district

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 04:59 AM IST
Kamran Yousuf, a multimedia journalist working with a news portal, and Faisal Bashir, a freelancer, were beaten by policemen near the site of the shoot-out in Marwal Kakapora village of Pulwama.
HT Image
HT Image

Educationists allege ‘unfair’ distribution of academic branches in J&K SCERT

Hindustan Times/Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain, Srinagar
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 12:31 AM IST
The meteorological department predicted that most parts of J&K would receive moderate to heavy rainfall over the next couple of days.(PTI)
The meteorological department predicted that most parts of J&K would receive moderate to heavy rainfall over the next couple of days.(PTI)

Rains continue for second day in J&K

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 01:03 PM IST
In the past 24 hours, 123 millimetres (mm) of rainfall was recorded by Jammu’s Katra weather station
Khanday was killed two days after another sarpanch, Arif Ahmad Shah, was shot in his neck in Akhran village of Kulgam’s Devsar area.(HT Archives. Representative image)
Khanday was killed two days after another sarpanch, Arif Ahmad Shah, was shot in his neck in Akhran village of Kulgam’s Devsar area.(HT Archives. Representative image)

BJP village head in Kulgam shot dead; second in 3 days

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 07:47 AM IST
Inspector general of police (Kashmir) Vijay Kumar said unidentified terrorists killed Sajjad Ahmad Khanday, who was Vessu’s sarpanch, 20 metres from his home.
Jammu and Reasi districts have recorded the lowest positivity rate at 0.8%.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Jammu and Reasi districts have recorded the lowest positivity rate at 0.8%.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Per million Covid-19 testing in J&K reaches 44,744; recovery rate touches 53.01%

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2020 07:14 PM IST
The UT’s positivity rate is 3% as against 8.3% in the country. The Kashmir division has a higher positivity rate at 4.7%, as compared to the Jammu division’s 1.3%.
The L-G complimented Altaf Aijaz Andrabi, director of agriculture, J&K, for his relentless pursuit for the GI tag for the homegrown Kashmiri spice. (Photo by Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
The L-G complimented Altaf Aijaz Andrabi, director of agriculture, J&K, for his relentless pursuit for the GI tag for the homegrown Kashmiri spice. (Photo by Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)

Kashmir’s saffron gets GI tag

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2020 06:29 PM IST
Jammu & Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor (L-G) GC Murmu expressed happiness at the Centre’s decision and said that this is the first major step to put Kashmir Saffron on the world map, thanks to the GI tag.
A Kashmiri woman shows saffron after being picked from flowers in Pampore, some 25 km south of Srinagar. (Photo by Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
A Kashmiri woman shows saffron after being picked from flowers in Pampore, some 25 km south of Srinagar. (Photo by Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)

In a historic first, Kashmir saffron gets GI certification

Jammu | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2020 04:56 PM IST
Pampore, the hub of saffron in Kashmir, is expected to have a bumper crop of the spice this season due to initiatives taken by the National Mission on Saffron (NMS).
A man wearing face mask pulls his bicycle on a deserted road in Srinagar on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)
A man wearing face mask pulls his bicycle on a deserted road in Srinagar on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)

As Covid-19 cases rise, six-day lockdown announced in Kashmir Valley

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 01:59 PM IST
There were 502 fresh cases of the coronavirus disease in the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday. The total number of Covid-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir stands at 15,258.
An artisan checks the quality of a pashmina shawl inside his home in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, June 13, 2020.(AP)
An artisan checks the quality of a pashmina shawl inside his home in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, June 13, 2020.(AP)

Kashmir’s Pashmina: India-China Himalayan standoff deadly for cashmere herds

Srinagar, Kashmir | By Associated Press | Posted by Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 01:35 PM IST
Antagonisms between Indian and Chinese troops high in the Himalayas are taking a dire toll on traditional goat herds that supply the world’s finest, most expensive cashmere.
BJP office-bearers said that the minister’s speech would start at 11 am and is likely to go on for an hour.(PTI)
BJP office-bearers said that the minister’s speech would start at 11 am and is likely to go on for an hour.(PTI)

Rajnath Singh to address virtual rally for BJP workers in Jammu tomorrow

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2020 05:41 PM IST
The BJP leaders from all parts of the Jammu division and the office-bearers of the Valley have been asked to remain present in their offices and certain designated places in a bid to listen to Singh’s speech live.
A health worker collects a nasopharyngeal swab sample at a coronavirus testing centre Srinagar.(Waseem Andrabi/HT PHOTO)
A health worker collects a nasopharyngeal swab sample at a coronavirus testing centre Srinagar.(Waseem Andrabi/HT PHOTO)

J-K’s Covid-19 tally goes past 4,000 after Sunday’s surge of 620 new cases

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain| Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2020 10:34 PM IST
The Covid-19 tally in Jammu and Kashmir crossed the 4,000-mark in 91 days
A man prays and makes an offering at the entrance to the Kheer Bhawani temple at Tulmulla in Ganderbal with no congregation held on the occasion of Mela Kheer Bhawani due to lockdown restrictions in Ganderbal, Jammu and Kashmir.(HT Photo)
A man prays and makes an offering at the entrance to the Kheer Bhawani temple at Tulmulla in Ganderbal with no congregation held on the occasion of Mela Kheer Bhawani due to lockdown restrictions in Ganderbal, Jammu and Kashmir.(HT Photo)

After Kashmiri Pandits heartwarming wishes on Eid, Muslims reciprocate on Kheer Bhawani

Hindustan Times, Sringar | By Ashiq Hussain
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 05:25 PM IST
The newfound bonding between the two communities, bound by a shared culture and separated only by religion, is reminiscent of the pre-militancy days in the Kashmir Valley before 1989.
Members of two NGOs Healing Pat and Welfare For Kashmir Animals are working together to feed at least 1000 dogs per day.(Twitter/@ANI)
Members of two NGOs Healing Pat and Welfare For Kashmir Animals are working together to feed at least 1000 dogs per day.(Twitter/@ANI)

NGOs join hands so that no stray dog goes hungry in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar | By Asian News International | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2020 11:35 AM IST
Two NGOs have tied up with a chicken shop, meat vendors and local pet shop for the packaged dog food to arrange meals for stray canines.
A CRPF jawan stands guard as army soldiers leave Chattergam area in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam district in this file photo.(PTI Photo)
A CRPF jawan stands guard as army soldiers leave Chattergam area in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam district in this file photo.(PTI Photo)

1 cop killed, another injured after terrorists attack patrol party in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 03:46 PM IST
This is the second attack on the security forces in the Kashmir valley in two days.
Restrictions had been imposed in the valley after the death of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Riyaz Naikoo and additional paramilitary forces were deployed at vulnerable points to prevent any mischief or stone pelting.(ANI file photo. Representative image)
Restrictions had been imposed in the valley after the death of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Riyaz Naikoo and additional paramilitary forces were deployed at vulnerable points to prevent any mischief or stone pelting.(ANI file photo. Representative image)

Situation calm in Kashmir valley, mobile internet still remains suspended

Srinagar | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2020 04:05 PM IST
The situation in the valley, which has been witnessing lockdown since the third week of March due to Covid-19 pandemic, was generally calm barring a few local protests in some villages of Pulwama in south Kashmir.
Policemen stop vehicles during the nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the Covid-19 coronavirus, in Srinagar on Friday.(ANI photo)
Policemen stop vehicles during the nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the Covid-19 coronavirus, in Srinagar on Friday.(ANI photo)

Riyaz Naikoo encounter: Restrictions tightened across Kashmir to maintain law and order

Srinagar | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 03:15 PM IST
Concertina wires and heavy deployment of security force personnel dotted the roads around densely populated areas of the city and elsewhere in the valley to ensure that only people with movement passes were out of their homes, officials said.
Security forces near the site of a gunfight in which Hizbul Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo along with an associate were killed, in Beighpora area, Pulwama district, Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)
Security forces near the site of a gunfight in which Hizbul Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo along with an associate were killed, in Beighpora area, Pulwama district, Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)

150 highly trained foreign terrorists in Kashmir Valley, say experts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 05:45 AM IST
According to the government data, 13 of the 68 terrorists killed in Jammu & Kashmir this year were foreigners. Foreign terrorists accounted for 31 out of 156 killed in gun battles with security forces in the Union Territory last year.
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