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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)

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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 04:55 PM IST
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.
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Tourists enjoying a pony ride at Kufri near Shimla on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Tourists enjoying a pony ride at Kufri near Shimla on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

It’s back on track for Kufri’s pony owners as snow draws tourists to Himachal

By Gaurav Bisht | Hindustan Times, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Hit by the lockdown, the pony owners hope to earn enough to repay loans, feed their animals and end Covid year on a better note.
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People trudging through snow in Gund area of Ganderbal district on Wednesday.(Waseem Andrabi/ HT)
People trudging through snow in Gund area of Ganderbal district on Wednesday.(Waseem Andrabi/ HT)

Snow, rainfall likely in isolated places in Valley: MeT dept

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Srinagar, Srinagar
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 12:43 AM IST
Weather will most likely remain dry till December 3,says weatherman
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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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
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.
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Parts of Jammu and Kashmir have received heavy snow in the past few days.(HT Photo)
Parts of Jammu and Kashmir have received heavy snow in the past few days.(HT Photo)

Army men rescue 7 as vehicle overturns in J-K

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jammu, Jammu
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 06:09 PM IST
The vehicle with seven passengers, including three women, slipped and toppled on Mughal Road due to sleet on the road
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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

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, Srinagar, 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.
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In snowed in many parts of Kashmir over the weekend.(ANI FILE PHOTO)
In snowed in many parts of Kashmir over the weekend.(ANI FILE PHOTO)

Rain and snow lash J-K, authorities sound caution for Jammu-Srinagar highway

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, Srinagar/Jammu
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 07:41 PM IST
Authorities asked people to avoid driving on the Jammu-Srinagar highway during inclement weather.
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A man rows a boat through dry lotus plants at Nigeen lake in Srinagar on Friday.(AFP Photo)
A man rows a boat through dry lotus plants at Nigeen lake in Srinagar on Friday.(AFP Photo)

Rain, snow in Kashmir from November 13-15

By HT Correspondent | Hindusatn Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 12:09 PM IST
After more than two months, western disturbance to end dry spell in J&K
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The newly inaugurated Atal Tunnel across the Rohtang Pass is on the Manali-Leh highway.(HT Photo)
The newly inaugurated Atal Tunnel across the Rohtang Pass is on the Manali-Leh highway.(HT Photo)

Snow in HP’s higher reaches disrupts traffic on Manali-Leh highway

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2020 12:22 PM IST
Kullu SP says vehicles are not being allowed beyond Gulaba towards Rohtang Pass though the newly inaugurated Atal Tunnel is functional.
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Heavy snow, rain forecastfrom today in Himachal

By HT Correspondent | HIndustan Times, Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2020 05:26 PM IST
State Met dept advises authorities to be prepared in Chamba, Kullu, Mandi and Kangra as it issues an Orange warning, which is of heavy to very-heavy rain; spell to continue till April 2
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Snow and rain is likely to continue in middle and higher hills of the state for the next two days.(ANI)
Snow and rain is likely to continue in middle and higher hills of the state for the next two days.(ANI)

Fresh spell of snow in higher reaches of Himachal

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2020 07:31 PM IST
An orange warning stands for ‘alert’ and authorities are expected to be prepared.
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The eighth western disturbance (WD) of February hit northwest India on Thursday, bringing thundershowers to the northern plains, including Delhi NCR.(REUTERS)
The eighth western disturbance (WD) of February hit northwest India on Thursday, bringing thundershowers to the northern plains, including Delhi NCR.(REUTERS)

Fresh western disturbance brings rain and snow: IMD

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 12:45 AM IST
Another intense WD is expected to affect the northwestern region on February 27 and 28, which will also bring rain to the northern plains.
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A sunny day in Shimla, which recorded a low of 6.2 degrees Celsius, on Monday. The state capital is among eight districts in the state where thunderstorm and lightning have been forecast.(Deepak Sansta/HT file)
A sunny day in Shimla, which recorded a low of 6.2 degrees Celsius, on Monday. The state capital is among eight districts in the state where thunderstorm and lightning have been forecast.(Deepak Sansta/HT file)

Weatherman forecasts another spell of snow, rain in Himachal

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2020 12:44 PM IST
A fresh western disturbance is likely to affect the western Himalayan region from the night of February 18 and another one will hit the region, including the plains, from February 20
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Baby ‘Snowda’(Twitter)
Baby ‘Snowda’(Twitter)

Fun with snow: Twitterati share post of adorable baby Yoda’s snow version called ‘Snowda’

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2020 02:39 PM IST
Fans of this popular series took to social media and shared the crafts of their own Baby Yoda snow sculptures, which they nicknamed ‘Snowda’.
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A picturesque view of Shimla town after fresh snowfall on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)
A picturesque view of Shimla town after fresh snowfall on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)

Cold wave tightens grip in Himachal; heavy snow in Shimla, Kufri throws life out of gear

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Shimla
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 01:36 PM IST
Snow hampered traffic with 300 roads, including three national highways, closed after snowfall across the state
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Two killed in Sirmaur after vehicle skids off snow laden road

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Shimla, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2020 11:23 PM IST
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Police personnel during the rescue operation after vehicles got stuck due to slippery roads following the snowfall in Kufri, 14km from Shimla, on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Police personnel during the rescue operation after vehicles got stuck due to slippery roads following the snowfall in Kufri, 14km from Shimla, on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Snow blocks Hindustan-Tibet road; 300 stranded passengers rescued from Kufri

By Navneet Rathore | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Shimla
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 11:21 PM IST
State meteorological department director Manmohan Singh says the latest spell of snow and rain is due to a fresh western disturbance. The weather will clear up from Wednesday
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Scattered rain is also likely in Jammu and Kashmir(AP)
Scattered rain is also likely in Jammu and Kashmir(AP)

Western disturbance may bring more rain, snow: IMD

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 05:36 AM IST
Strong surface winds (20-25 kmph) are likely over the northern plains, causing mainly dry weather over northern India, till Sunday, except over Jammu and Kashmir, where scattered rain is also likely.
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Zubair Ahmad’s ‘snow car’ created quite a stir online.(Twitter/ANI)
Zubair Ahmad’s ‘snow car’ created quite a stir online.(Twitter/ANI)

Man builds ‘car’ out of snow in Kashmir, detailing will surprise you. Watch

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 06:07 PM IST
Zubair Ahmad is making models out of snow since childhood.
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In its Sunday bulletin, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said a western disturbance will start affecting the northern plains with peak intensity from January 13.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
In its Sunday bulletin, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said a western disturbance will start affecting the northern plains with peak intensity from January 13.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

Western disturbances may bring more snow, rain: IMD

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2020 05:34 AM IST
Hail and thunderstorms are also likely over northern Punjab, northern Haryana and northwest Uttar Pradesh on January 13, according to IMD.
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Icicles hanging from the roof of a building in Shimla. Snow can still be seen in several areas of Shimla such as the Mall Road, the Ridge, US Club and Jakhu hills after this week’s heavy snowfall.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
Icicles hanging from the roof of a building in Shimla. Snow can still be seen in several areas of Shimla such as the Mall Road, the Ridge, US Club and Jakhu hills after this week’s heavy snowfall.(Deepak Sansta/HT)

Himachal freezes in sub-zero temperatures, Keylong coldest at -14.3°C; more snow, rain next week

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, Shimla
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2020 11:37 AM IST
Heavy snowfall is likely to occur at some places in Shimla, Kinnaur, Kullu, Lahaul-Spiti and Chamba districts and part of Mandi, Kangra and Sirmaur districts from January 13
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Take a break this weekend by travelling to these snow-clad attractions.(Instagram/ highlander_network)
Take a break this weekend by travelling to these snow-clad attractions.(Instagram/ highlander_network)

Winter wonderland: 5 places to see snow this weekend

By Asheeza Baig | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 10:14 AM IST
The new year has just begun, and is already looming with deadlines and exams. Take a break this weekend by travelling to these snow-clad attractions!
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Snow, rain throw life out of gear, disrupt power and water supply in Himachal

By HT Correspondents, Dharamshala/shimla
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2020 04:34 PM IST
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The higher reaches received a fresh spell of snow.(HTphoto)
The higher reaches received a fresh spell of snow.(HTphoto)

Mercury plunges across Himachal; mild snow in Shimla

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, Chnadigarh, Dharamshala
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2019 10:48 PM IST
Rain witnessed at isolated places across the state
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A snow clearing vehicle at work in Srinagar.(ANI)
A snow clearing vehicle at work in Srinagar.(ANI)

Kashmir cut off for 3rd day, 500 vehicles stranded on Jammu-Srinagar highway

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2019 02:41 AM IST
Fresh snow and landslides have held up almost 500 vehicles between Udhampur and Banihal.
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A view of the Vaishno Devi shrine in Trikuta Hills of the Jammu region that received the season’s first snowfall on Friday.(HT Photo)
A view of the Vaishno Devi shrine in Trikuta Hills of the Jammu region that received the season’s first snowfall on Friday.(HT Photo)

Snow at Vaishno Devi shrine, highway blocked due to heavy snowfall in Kashmir Valley

By HTC and IANS | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Jammu/srinagar
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 02:17 PM IST
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Snow-clearing machines and 60 Border Roads Organisation personnel were pressed into service to clear the 13,050-ft pass that connects Manali with Leh.(HT Photo)
Snow-clearing machines and 60 Border Roads Organisation personnel were pressed into service to clear the 13,050-ft pass that connects Manali with Leh.(HT Photo)

At -20 degrees, under 20-ft of snow, Border Roads Organisation clears Rohtang Pass

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Shimla
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 07:55 AM IST
Usually, Rohtang Pass is officially closed for traffic on November 15 and reopened in May for which snow clearance begins in March. This is for the first time that the BRO took up the challenge to clear the stretch after intermittent snowfall.
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Avalanche hits Army positions in Siachen Glacier, jawans stuck under snow, rescue operations underway(ANI (Representative Image))
Avalanche hits Army positions in Siachen Glacier, jawans stuck under snow, rescue operations underway(ANI (Representative Image))

Four soldiers, two civilian porters killed as avalanche hits patrol in Siachen

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 01:30 AM IST
The avalanche took place in the Northern Glacier where altitude is around 18,000 feet and above, AMI reported. Situated on the northern edge of the Himalayas in Ladakh, the glacier which reaches heights of 22,000 feet at places is prone to avalanches.
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The meteorological (MeT) department on Thursday issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rains and snowfall in five districts of Himachal Pradesh on Friday(HT Photo)
The meteorological (MeT) department on Thursday issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rains and snowfall in five districts of Himachal Pradesh on Friday(HT Photo)

Himachal MeT dept issues yellow alert for 5 districts; heavy rain, snow likely

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Dharamshala
PUBLISHED ON NOV 14, 2019 01:06 PM IST
Yellow is the least dangerous of all the colour-coded weather warnings of red, amber and green. It indicates the possibility of severe weather over the next few days that could affect the public.
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In Frozen, Elsa is a woman who gets her true-love’s kiss from a devoted little sister rather than a romantic interest.
In Frozen, Elsa is a woman who gets her true-love’s kiss from a devoted little sister rather than a romantic interest.

Snow it all: Will the Frozen sequel make you melt?

By Rachel Lopez | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON OCT 05, 2019 05:35 PM IST
Elsa broke a few rules as a sympathetic princeless princess in Frozen. Where will the sequel take her?
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