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Cold wave hits Kashmir Valley

An intense cold wave hit the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday, bringing down temperatures several notches below the freezing point. An official of the MET Department said the weather would remain generally cloudy during the next 24 hours. The Valley is witnessing the 40-day-long period of harsh winter cold called the ‘Chillai Kalan’, which started on […]
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Avalanche hits Gulmarag area Water supply to remain affected

Wechwough Drang one of the best tourist spots of Tangmarag in Gulmarag area was hit with a heavy avalanche that receded from Gulmarag Nalla Goriwan. The avalanche hit the area thereby affecting power and water supplies. Authorities said the power and water supply in Tangmarag shall remain affected for time being. A Flood Control department […]
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Snowfall hits flights’ operations at Srinagar airport

Intermittent snowfall continued in Kashmir for the second consecutive day Saturday, leading to disruption in flight operations at the Srinagar airport, officials said. Intermittent snowfall continued in most parts of Kashmir for the second day, an official of the Meteorological Department here said. He said while the plains, including Srinagar the summer capital of Jammu […]
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Low intensity earthquake hits Kashmir

An earthquake measuring 3.0 on the Richter scale struck Srinagar on Friday, officials said. No loss of life or property has been reported. The quake, which is the second one to hit Jammu and Kashmir in the last 24 hours, occurred at 8.21 am, with its epicenter at latitude 34.1 degrees North and longitude 74.8 […]
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20 killed as tsunami hits Indonesia

At least 20 people have been killed and more than one hundred injured in a tsunami in Indonesia that may have been caused by a volcano known as the “child” of the legendary Krakatoa, officials said early Sunday. Dozens of buildings were destroyed by the wave, which hit beaches without warning in South Sumatra and […]
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Landslide hits traffic on Jammu-Srinagar highway

A landslide on Saturday at Gangroo near Ramsu here suspended traffic on the 270-km-long Jammu-Srinagar Highway, leaving hundreds of vehicles stranded, officials said. The landslide struck the highway along the Banihal-Ramban stretch, officials said, adding road clearance operation had been taken up to ensure early resumption of vehicle movement. “Traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar highway was […]
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Snow avalanche hits Kashmir’s Tulail village

Srinagar: Heavy snowfall in the Valley on Saturday triggered a snow avalanche in Gurez valley’s Tulail area in Kashmir’s Bandipora. Bandipora deputy commissioner Shahid Choudhary said a snow avalanche struck at Ape Bagh in Tulail. He said men and machinery has been pressed into service work to clear the area. However, no loss of life […]
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