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Beautification of Srinagar underway in effort to boost tourism in Valley(Twitter/MayorofS)

To boost tourism, Srinagar govt officials have started beautification of Valley

ANI, Srinagar (jammu And Kashmir)
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 02:05 PM IST
In an attempt to attract more tourists to Jammu and Kashmir, the Srinagar administration has started making the Valley more beautiful under the Smart City project. As a part of it, various paintings are being painted on flyover pillars above the Jehangir Chowk.
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Zojila pass, Srinagar-Leh highway reopen for vehicular traffic after 58 days(Twitter/fc_kangana)
Zojila pass, Srinagar-Leh highway reopen for vehicular traffic after 58 days(Twitter/fc_kangana)

Zojila pass, Srinagar-Leh highway reopen for vehicular traffic after 58 days

ANI
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:46 PM IST
After clearing the snow along the Zojila pass, Srinagar-Leh highway has been declared open from February 28
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Delhi on Monday registered 128 coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases and one more related death.(HT Photo)
Delhi on Monday registered 128 coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases and one more related death.(HT Photo)

News updates from HT: Covid-19 recoveries in Delhi cross 626,000

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 09:10 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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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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A medical worker administers Covid-19 vaccine doses to Jammu and Kashmir police personnel, at the Police Control Room (PCR).(PTI)
A medical worker administers Covid-19 vaccine doses to Jammu and Kashmir police personnel, at the Police Control Room (PCR).(PTI)

Covid-19 test mandatory for incoming travellers at Srinagar airport

PTI, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 10:49 PM IST
The test reports will be issued on the spot before letting the travellers go, an official spokesman said.
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The policemen were shot from a close range, a police official said.(ANI)
The policemen were shot from a close range, a police official said.(ANI)

Two cops killed as terrorist opens fire in J-K's Srinagar, 2nd attack in 3 days

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2021 04:37 PM IST
This cycle of violence serves no cause and begets only misery, Mehbooba Mufti has tweeted.
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Santosh Razadan, a devotee who came to offer prayers at the temple, said that they received huge support from locals especially those from the Muslim community for the reopening of the temple.
Santosh Razadan, a devotee who came to offer prayers at the temple, said that they received huge support from locals especially those from the Muslim community for the reopening of the temple.

Temple in Srinagar closed due to militancy reopens after 31 years on Panchami

ANI, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 07:42 AM IST
Shital Nath Temple located in the Habba Kadal area of Srinagar reopened on Tuesday. A special 'pooja' was also performed by devotees at the temple.
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File photo: Kashmiri boys at banks of Dal lake in Srinagar.(ANI Photo)
File photo: Kashmiri boys at banks of Dal lake in Srinagar.(ANI Photo)

Officials say prestigious projects under Srinagar Smart City near completion

By Mir Ehsan, Srinagar
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2021 05:31 PM IST
  • Locals, however, feel otherwise. A resident said, "apart from a concrete flyover, nothing much has changed".
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The image shows the stag named 'Hangul'.(ANI)
The image shows the stag named 'Hangul'.(ANI)

Dachigam National Park arranges food for the rare Hangul following snowfall

ANI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 11:37 AM IST
The Hangul is the only surviving sub-species in the Indian subcontinent of the Red Deer family native to Europe.
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A view of the snow-covered area at Pahalgam, in Kashmir on Sunday. (ANI Photo)(ANI Photo)
A view of the snow-covered area at Pahalgam, in Kashmir on Sunday. (ANI Photo)(ANI Photo)

Srinagar records lowest temperature in last 30 yrs at -8.8 degree C

By Ashiq Hussain | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Srinagar
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2021 02:20 PM IST
  • Kashmir has witnessed a number of snow spells in December and January. The weather office has again predicted moderate wet spells from Sunday.
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"The government has provided a platform to the students for who were keen to learn the calligraphic skills," said Safoora Hameed, a participant at the exhibition-cum-workshop.(ANI)
"The government has provided a platform to the students for who were keen to learn the calligraphic skills," said Safoora Hameed, a participant at the exhibition-cum-workshop.(ANI)

Calligraphy exhibition organised in Srinagar to promote J-K's rich heritage

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2021 11:03 AM IST
The Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation (JKTDC) under the Union Territory administration organised a calligraphy exhibition-cum-workshop in Srinagar to provide a platform for young artists in the Valley to showcase their talents as well as promote the region's rich heritage.
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Children stand on the frozen ice layer waters of Dal lake in Srinagar,(HT Photo/Waseem Andrabi)
Children stand on the frozen ice layer waters of Dal lake in Srinagar,(HT Photo/Waseem Andrabi)

Srinagar temperature dips to -7 degrees C, city witnesses another cold night

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 12:20 PM IST
  • Since the last one week, the Valley is gripped by the cold wave as the night temperature has been hovering around minus 7 to 8 degrees Celsius.
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Sakhi, a one-stop centre in Srinagar.(ANI)
Sakhi, a one-stop centre in Srinagar.(ANI)

Srinagar sets up one-stop centre to help women in distress

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 05:22 PM IST
The one-stop centre is a completely centrally sponsored scheme under the Nirbhaya Fund.
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Children walk on a snow-covered wooden bridge amid dense fog during a cold winter morning, in Srinagar. (ANI Photo)
Children walk on a snow-covered wooden bridge amid dense fog during a cold winter morning, in Srinagar. (ANI Photo)

No end to cold wave at -8.2 degree C in Srinagar, sunny days bring some relief

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 11:28 AM IST
  • Since the last four days, Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir are observing freezing temperatures and a cold wave.
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After heavy snowfall in the chilly winter, Srinagar residents are making snow sculptures of animals, snowmen, cars, igloos and a variety of other things to give vent to their creative energy.(ANI)
After heavy snowfall in the chilly winter, Srinagar residents are making snow sculptures of animals, snowmen, cars, igloos and a variety of other things to give vent to their creative energy.(ANI)

After snowfall, Srinagar residents create sculptures of animals, cars, igloos

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 10:49 AM IST
After heavy snowfall in the chilly winter, Srinagar residents are making snow sculptures of animals, snowmen, cars, igloos and a variety of other things to give vent to their creative energy.
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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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Stranded trucks along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway.(File photo)
Stranded trucks along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway.(File photo)

Srinagar-Jammu national highway closed for 6th day

By Mir Ehsan | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 12:34 PM IST
Over 3,000 vehicles stranged on the national highway which was closed for traffic following landslides at several places
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An aerial view of snow-covered roads at Lal Chowk after fresh snowfall in Srinagar.(File photo)
An aerial view of snow-covered roads at Lal Chowk after fresh snowfall in Srinagar.(File photo)

After four days, flight operations resume at Srinagar airport

By Mir Ehsan | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2021 10:19 AM IST
However, Srinagar-Jammu national highway still remains closed due to landslides and heavy snowfall
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Kashmiris employed by government clear snow from a flyover in Srinagar. The city has witnessed moderate snowfall for the past three days but snow clearance operations have ensured that traffic movement was going on.(AP)
Kashmiris employed by government clear snow from a flyover in Srinagar. The city has witnessed moderate snowfall for the past three days but snow clearance operations have ensured that traffic movement was going on.(AP)

Srinagar airport battles to clear runway as heavy snowfall pounds city. See pics

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 10:44 AM IST
As a result of extreme weather conditions, Kashmir remains cut-off from the rest of the country with the arterial Jammu-Srinagar national highway and Mughal road closed due to accumulation of snow.
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An aerial view of snow-covered roads at Lal Chowk after fresh snowfall in Srinagar.(PTI)
An aerial view of snow-covered roads at Lal Chowk after fresh snowfall in Srinagar.(PTI)

Flight operations at Srinagar airport suspended for third consecutive day

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 12:08 PM IST
“The runway has been cleared of snow but continuous heavy snowfall has led to flight operations being suspended due to poor visibility,” an official of the Airport Authority of India told PTI.
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Men clear snow from the roof of their workshop as it snows in Pulwama, south of Srinagar, Kashmir, Monday.(AP)
Men clear snow from the roof of their workshop as it snows in Pulwama, south of Srinagar, Kashmir, Monday.(AP)

Continuous snowfall disrupts Kashmir’s air, road connectivity for 3rd consecutive day

By Mir Ehsan | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 10:38 AM IST
At the Jawahar Tunnel, close to four feet of snow was recorded leaving hundreds of vehicles stranded
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Family members of the youths killed in Lawaypora encounter during a protest in Srinagar on Monday.(Waseem Andrabi/HT)
Family members of the youths killed in Lawaypora encounter during a protest in Srinagar on Monday.(Waseem Andrabi/HT)

Srinagar encounter: Slain youths’ kin stage protest, demand bodies, fair probe

By Ashiq Hussain | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 04:08 AM IST
While the army and police have maintained that they were militants, the youths’ families have vouched for their innocence.
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Army personnel during an encounter at Lawaypora in Srinagar on December 30, 2020.(ANI)
Army personnel during an encounter at Lawaypora in Srinagar on December 30, 2020.(ANI)

Families of 2 men killed in Srinagar encounter protest, cops insist they were OGWs

By Ashiq Hussain | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 06:24 PM IST
The police released purported videos of the encounter at Hokersar-Lawaypora area of Srinagar claiming that the slain men were repeatedly asked to surrender on the night of December 29 and in the morning of December 30.
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Snow covered shikara boats docked at Dal Lake after fresh snowfall in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)
Snow covered shikara boats docked at Dal Lake after fresh snowfall in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)

Kashmir: Heavy snow disrupts traffic, govt sounds high alert

By Mir Ehsan | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 09:55 AM IST
Officials said more than 4,000 vehicles are stranded at various places on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway
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A blanket of snow covered Kashmir on Sunday as most areas received moderate snowfall, cutting the valley’s surface as well as air connection with the rest of the country.(PTI)
A blanket of snow covered Kashmir on Sunday as most areas received moderate snowfall, cutting the valley’s surface as well as air connection with the rest of the country.(PTI)

Snowfall leads to suspension of flights at Srinagar airport

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 07:08 PM IST
The air traffic control did not allow flights to operate due to the bad weather as it continued to snow throughout the day. The visibility was also poor.
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The administration organised the programs in collaboration with some young artists who taught the basics of the calligraphy form to the people who participated in the workshop.(Twitter/@sclsrinagar)
The administration organised the programs in collaboration with some young artists who taught the basics of the calligraphy form to the people who participated in the workshop.(Twitter/@sclsrinagar)

Calligraphy workshop organised by Srinagar Dist Admin to support, nurture art form

By Asian News International | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja | Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 01:57 PM IST
As per Harvinder Singh, Assistant Commissioner, Srinagar, the event was an outreach program meant to support and nurture the art entrepreneurs in Srinagar.
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A health worker prepares for the dry run for the Covid vaccine at Government Hospital Sarwal in Jammu on Saturday.(PTI)
A health worker prepares for the dry run for the Covid vaccine at Government Hospital Sarwal in Jammu on Saturday.(PTI)

J&K logged 10,747 cases, 189 deaths in December; lowest in 6 months

By Ashiq Hussain | Hindustan Times/Jammu, Srinagar
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 12:43 AM IST
This is also the first time in six months that monthly fatalities due to the disease were below 200.
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Originally a resident of Punjab’s Gurdaspur, Nischal had purchased two properties after he acquired the domicile certificate, which was provided for after the Centre revoked the Constitution’s Article 370 that gave a special status to J&K in August 2019, people familiar with the matter said.(Representational photo)
Originally a resident of Punjab’s Gurdaspur, Nischal had purchased two properties after he acquired the domicile certificate, which was provided for after the Centre revoked the Constitution’s Article 370 that gave a special status to J&K in August 2019, people familiar with the matter said.(Representational photo)

J&K police investigate jeweller’s killing as parties condemn attack

By HT Correspondent | Srinagar
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 12:02 AM IST
Police said they have begun an investigation into the case and were looking at all possible angles. “We are investigating into the case and are looking at what TRF has said in a Facebook post,” sub-divisional police officer Shahjahan Ahmad said.
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A woman walks past a securityman standing guard in front of closed shops in Srinagar on January 1.(AFP)
A woman walks past a securityman standing guard in front of closed shops in Srinagar on January 1.(AFP)

Police probe Srinagar jeweller’s murder as little-known group claims responsibility

By Mir Ehsan | Srinagar, Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 04:05 PM IST
Satpal Nischal, the jeweller, who ran a shop for over four decades on Srinagar’s Hari Singh High Street, was from Punjab’s Gurdaspur Punjab. He had purchased a house and a shop after acquiring domicile status for him and his family as per the new rules.
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