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Jammu and Kashmir's Pahalgam receives season's first snowfall

  • The union territory's famous tourist spot Gulmarg also received season's first snowfall this morning while the Srinagar district received light showers of rain.
Pahalgam district of Jammu and Kashmir got covered in a blanket of snow after receiving the season's first snowfall on Saturday morning.(Unsplash)
Pahalgam district of Jammu and Kashmir got covered in a blanket of snow after receiving the season's first snowfall on Saturday morning.(Unsplash)
Published on Oct 23, 2021 05:48 PM IST
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Piyush Goyal inaugurates 250mm seer water supply project in Kashmir

The project is aimed to benefit around 10,000 people in the Valley, and will be completed within three months under the ambit of the Jal Jeevan Mission.
Union commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal (third from left) in Jammu and Kashmir. (PIB Photo)
Union commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal (third from left) in Jammu and Kashmir. (PIB Photo)
Published on Oct 19, 2021 11:01 PM IST
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Lt Governor Manoj Sinha assures tourists safe, pleasant, memorable visit to J&K

'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
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)
Updated on Feb 22, 2021 01:29 PM IST
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Jammu and Kashmir: Pahalgam organises winter carnival to attract tourists

A two-day winter carnival has been organised in the famous resort of Pahalgam in Jammu and Kashmir in an attempt to revive the tourism. The carnival has colourful activities, including cultural programmes, display of art and craft, live painting and calligraphy both by amateurs and professionals.
J&K: Two-day winter carnival begins in Pahalgam(Twitter/JandKTourism)
J&K: Two-day winter carnival begins in Pahalgam(Twitter/JandKTourism)
Published on Feb 21, 2021 07:30 AM IST
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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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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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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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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 | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Kashmir to get more snow next week as harsh winter period starts

Gulmarg was the coldest in Kashmir at minus 11 degrees Celsius, Pahalgam froze at minus 7.4 degrees, while Srinagar recorded a low of minus 4.8 degrees and Jammu was cold at 5 degrees.
Voters waiting to exercise their franchise during the seventh phase of the District Development Council elections at Kokernag in south Kashmir on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)
Voters waiting to exercise their franchise during the seventh phase of the District Development Council elections at Kokernag in south Kashmir on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)
Published on Dec 16, 2020 04:55 PM IST
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Sub-zero temperatures in Kashmir, Ladakh as cold wave grips region

Drass coldest at minus 18.6 degrees Celsius, Kargil minus 13.8, Leh minus 7.9, Gulmarg minus 10.2, Pahalgam minus 5.3 and Srinagar records low of minus 3.2 degrees Celsius
A snow-covered stretch at Pahalgam, 90km from Srinagar, on Monday. The night temperatures started dipping in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday after the weather opened up following the snowfall over the weekend.(AFP Photo)
A snow-covered stretch at Pahalgam, 90km from Srinagar, on Monday. The night temperatures started dipping in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday after the weather opened up following the snowfall over the weekend.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 11:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent

Fresh snowfall in Kashmir, Himachal sends chill down to Punjab, Haryana

Weather expected to clear up from November 26 even as temperatures across the plains of Punjab and Haryana continue to remain below normal.
Passengers after alighting from Golden Temple Mail in Amritsar on a cold Tuesday morning. Though Amritsar recorded a low of 11 degrees Celsius due to overcast conditions, the temperature was five degrees below normal.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Passengers after alighting from Golden Temple Mail in Amritsar on a cold Tuesday morning. Though Amritsar recorded a low of 11 degrees Celsius due to overcast conditions, the temperature was five degrees below normal.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Published on Nov 24, 2020 06:30 AM IST
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Hindusatn Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondents

Snowfall likely in J&K, Ladakh over next two days

This year, summer in Jammu and Kashmir was unusually dry as the western disturbance brought negligible precipitation and the rainfall in monsoon was below normal
(Representative Image/(PTI File Photo))
(Representative Image/(PTI File Photo))
Updated on Nov 04, 2020 05:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times/Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain, Srinagar

Humour: Fruit for thought

Nature’s sweetest gift is lifting spirts, as countless lockdown posts suggest
Something about the goodness of fruit sustains us in hard times(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
Something about the goodness of fruit sustains us in hard times(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
Updated on May 10, 2020 12:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Rehana Munir

Donations pour in for COVID-19 relief in J&K

Many NGOs and good samaritans are creating awareness of the disease among the poor and giving away free masks and hand sanitisers
Migrant daily wage labourers receive essentials being distributed during the lockdown in Jammu on Sunday.(Nitin Kanotra)
Migrant daily wage labourers receive essentials being distributed during the lockdown in Jammu on Sunday.(Nitin Kanotra)
Updated on Mar 29, 2020 11:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Idrees Bukhtiyar, Srinagar

After UK, Germany issues advisory against travel to J-K

The state government has advised the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims and tourists to leave the valley keeping in view of the “latest intelligence inputs of terror threats”.
Travel to the Kashmir area, including Srinagar, is not advised, it said.(HT Photo)
Travel to the Kashmir area, including Srinagar, is not advised, it said.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 03, 2019 08:33 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service

Martyrs’ Day strike hits Amarnath Yatra

July 13 is observed as Martyrs’ Day in Kashmir. On this day in 1931, 22 people were killed in firing by the forces of Dogra ruler Maharaja Hari Singh. Separatists have called for a shutdown as a mark of respect to them.
As many as 12 batches of pilgrims have so far left for the twin base camps of Pahalgam and Baltal in Kashmir valley from Jammu since the beginning of the pilgrimage on June 30.(PTI)
As many as 12 batches of pilgrims have so far left for the twin base camps of Pahalgam and Baltal in Kashmir valley from Jammu since the beginning of the pilgrimage on June 30.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 14, 2019 01:26 AM IST
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Amarnath Yatra suspended from Jammu to Srinagar over Kashmir valley shutdown

July 13 is observed as Martyrs Day in Jammu and Kashmir to remember those killed in the firing outside the Srinagar Central Jail by forces of the Dogra Maharaja in 1931.
The Amarnath Yatra was suspended on Saturday with no pilgrim allowed to move towards the Kashmir Valley from Jammu due to a separatist-called protest shutdown(PTI)
The Amarnath Yatra was suspended on Saturday with no pilgrim allowed to move towards the Kashmir Valley from Jammu due to a separatist-called protest shutdown(PTI)
Published on Jul 13, 2019 11:03 AM IST
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Amarnath yatra begins amid tight security; over 8,000 pilgrims pay obeisance at cave shrine on day 1

Governor Satya Pal Malik participated in the ‘Pratham Pooja’ (first prayer) inside the 3880-metre high cave shrine and prayed for peace in the state, they said.
The spokesperson said the yatra was flagged off at Pahalgam and Baltal base camps by the officials of the respective district administrations.(PTI File Photo)
The spokesperson said the yatra was flagged off at Pahalgam and Baltal base camps by the officials of the respective district administrations.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jul 01, 2019 08:55 PM IST
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Amarnath yatra begins today under multi-tiered security

Five Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed in a militant attack along the main route to Pahalgam on June 12.
Officials said over 1.5 lakh pilgrims from across the country have registered for the 46-day pilgrimage. The pilgrims trek 32 km to reach the shrine from Pahalgam. The route to the shrine from Baltal is just 14-km-long.(HT Photo)
Officials said over 1.5 lakh pilgrims from across the country have registered for the 46-day pilgrimage. The pilgrims trek 32 km to reach the shrine from Pahalgam. The route to the shrine from Baltal is just 14-km-long.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 01, 2019 07:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jammu/Srinagar | By HT Correspondents

First batch of Amarnath Yatris leave Jammu to begin pilgrimage

The cave shrine is located at 3,880 metres in South Kashmir Himalayas.
Jammu, India - June 29, 2019: Sadhus wait to get themselves registered for an annual pilgrimage on the first day of registration for Amarnath Yatra at Ram Mandir Base Camp, in Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India, on Saturday, June 29, 2019. The 40-day pilgrimage yatra to the cave shrine at an altitude of 3,880 metre in the south Kashmir Himalayas will commence from both the routes from July 1. (Photo by Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)
Jammu, India - June 29, 2019: Sadhus wait to get themselves registered for an annual pilgrimage on the first day of registration for Amarnath Yatra at Ram Mandir Base Camp, in Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India, on Saturday, June 29, 2019. The 40-day pilgrimage yatra to the cave shrine at an altitude of 3,880 metre in the south Kashmir Himalayas will commence from both the routes from July 1. (Photo by Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 30, 2019 03:28 PM IST
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Two dead, 6 injured as raft capsizes in J-K’s Pahalgam

The injured were rushed to a hospital where Rinku Raja Pandita -- the tourism department employee -- and Sanjana, both residents of Jammu, were declared brought dead, the officials said.
While five injured persons were admitted to the local hospital, the sixth was referred to a hospital for treatment.(ANI Photo)
While five injured persons were admitted to the local hospital, the sixth was referred to a hospital for treatment.(ANI Photo)
Published on Jun 18, 2019 08:16 PM IST
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Srinagar | By Press Trust of India

Amarnath Yatra route to get three-tier security this year

The Amarnath Yatra will begin on July 1, days after five paramilitary troopers and a Jammu and Kashmir police officer were killed in an attack along the main route to Pahalgam, which serves as a base camps for the pilgrimage.
The additional companies of security forces that were deployed for the April-May national polls in Kashmir have been retained for the Amarnath yatra that will begin on July 1.(PTI File)
The additional companies of security forces that were deployed for the April-May national polls in Kashmir have been retained for the Amarnath yatra that will begin on July 1.(PTI File)
Updated on Jun 18, 2019 03:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan

In a first, Amarnath pilgrims to be tagged for a safe trek

Besides tags and personal trackers, nearly 320 companies of the paramilitary force — each company comprising about 100 policemen — are being deployed to secure the Yatra.
Pilgrims on their way to Amarnath cave near Dhumal, 120km northeast of Srinagar.(HT File Photo)
Pilgrims on their way to Amarnath cave near Dhumal, 120km northeast of Srinagar.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 15, 2019 08:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen

Tourist guide in Pahalgam saves five from drowning but loses own life

Rauf Ahmad Dar’s body was retrieved from the Lider river near Badwoni by the rescuers on Friday morning after he was swept away by fast currents Thursday evening.
The Lidder river is a rafting destination in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pahalgam.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The Lidder river is a rafting destination in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pahalgam.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 01, 2019 09:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent

Family of five leaves heater on to stay warm in Kashmir home, found dead

Most places in Kashmir, including plains of the valley, received moderate to heavy snowfall overnight, officials of the meteorological department said
Srinagar: A woman clears the snow off a car in downtown Srinagar, Saturday, Jan. 05, 2019. According to the Met department officials, most places in Kashmir, including plains of the valley, received moderate to heavy snowfall overnight. (PTI Photo)((PTI)
Srinagar: A woman clears the snow off a car in downtown Srinagar, Saturday, Jan. 05, 2019. According to the Met department officials, most places in Kashmir, including plains of the valley, received moderate to heavy snowfall overnight. (PTI Photo)((PTI)
Updated on Jan 05, 2019 05:57 PM IST
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Kashmir witnesses first snowfall of 2019, Jammu-Srinagar highway closed

The 294-kilometre Jammu-Srinagar national highway and the Mughal Road, which connects Jammu’s Poonch and Rajouri districts with south Kashmir’s Shopian, have been closed for vehicular traffic after the fresh snowfall, officials said.
A man walks through a snow-covered road during fresh snowfall at Tangmarg road about 38 kilometers from Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.(Waseem Andrabi / HT Phot o)
A man walks through a snow-covered road during fresh snowfall at Tangmarg road about 38 kilometers from Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.(Waseem Andrabi / HT Phot o)
Updated on Jan 03, 2019 10:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar / Jammu | By HT Correspondents, Srinagar/jammu

Srinagar experiences coldest night in 28 years at minus 7.7 degree celsius

Srinagar continued to experience intense cold as the minimum temperature settled at minus 7.7 degree Celsius which is the lowest in 28 years.
Record-breaking cold continued on Friday in both Jammu and Srinagar cities as intense cold wave lashed Jammu and Kashmir.(HT Photo)
Record-breaking cold continued on Friday in both Jammu and Srinagar cities as intense cold wave lashed Jammu and Kashmir.(HT Photo)
Published on Dec 28, 2018 11:26 AM IST
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Srinagar experiences coldest night of season

Srinagar recorded the minimum temperature of minus 2.4 degrees Celsius, an official of the Meteorological Department here said.
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)
Published on Dec 03, 2018 10:07 AM IST
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Srinagar | By Press Trust of India

Intense cold wave in Ladakh region

Kargil town was the coldest at minus 8.6, followed by Leh at minus 8.4 degrees Celsius, a Met official said. The same weather conditions were likely to continue for another three to four days till Friday.
Minimum temperatures rose marginally in the Kashmir Valley due to partial cloud cover on Monday.(HT File Photo)
Minimum temperatures rose marginally in the Kashmir Valley due to partial cloud cover on Monday.(HT File Photo)
Published on Nov 26, 2018 10:43 AM IST
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Srinagar | By Indo Asian News Service

Kashmir Autumn Festival 2018: Shikhara rides, musical evenings and more

The festival has various key features such as significant tourist attractions and resorts, shikara rides, houseboat cruises and the Jhelum cruise.
The objective of the Kashmir Autumn Festival is to counter the negative perception that has been built around Kashmir.(Shutterstock)
The objective of the Kashmir Autumn Festival is to counter the negative perception that has been built around Kashmir.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Oct 24, 2018 03:10 PM IST
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