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Minimum temperatures sharply to Kashmir Valley
People in Kashmir walk on fresh covered snowfall in Kashmir Valley.Tribune Photo: Mohammad Amin War.

Minimum temperatures sharply to Kashmir Valley

12 Dec 2018 | 11:17 AM

SRINAGAR: Minimum temperatures dropped sharply across the Kashmir Valley and the Ladakh region on Wednesday triggering cold wave conditions, the weather office said.

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Srinagar, December 12

Minimum temperatures dropped sharply across the Kashmir Valley and the Ladakh region on Wednesday triggering cold wave conditions, the weather office said.

A Met Department official said the minimum temperatures were likely to drop further in the coming days.

Due to cloud cover in the last three days, the minimum temperatures had increased across Jammu and Kashmir, bringing in respite from the cold wave.

The minimum temperatures in Kargil, Leh, Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Srinagar on Wednesday were minus 9.3 degrees Celsius, minus 9.1, minus 8, minus 5 and 0.2 degrees, respectively.

Jammu city recorded 9.6 degrees Celsius, Katra 8.2, Batote zero, Bannihal 1.6 and Bhaderwah 0.3 as the night's lowest temperatures. — IANS

4 cops killed in JeM attack

4 cops killed in JeM attack

12 Dec 2018 | 11:00 AM

ANANTNAG:Four policemen were killed in a militant attack on a security post in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, 50 km from Srinagar city, today.

Panchayat poll draws to a close, overall turnout 74%

Panchayat poll draws to a close, overall turnout 74%

12 Dec 2018 | 1:01 AM

JAMMU: The peaceful conduct of the nine-phase panchayat elections, which concluded on Tuesday, has shown that people totally disregarded the boycott call by separatists and terror threats as over 74 per cent rural voters exercised their franchise in this marathon exercise to restore democracy at the grassroots level.

Pandit councillors seek security, housing in Valley

Pandit councillors seek security, housing in Valley

12 Dec 2018 | 1:01 AM

JAMMU: After the initial euphoria over its first-ever win in the urban local bodies (ULB) elections in Kashmir, the major worry for elected councillors of the BJP is security and accommodation in the militancy-hit Valley.

Congress, PDP in war of words over Ladakh’s status

12 Dec 2018 | 1:01 AM

JAMMU: The Congress and PDP on Tuesday accused each other of ‘communalising’ the proposed move of the state administration to grant divisional status to Ladakh and the demand raised by PDP president Mehbooba Mufti to impart similar status to the Pir Panjal and Chenab valley region.

Probe ‘errors’ in KAS (Mains) results: Candidates

12 Dec 2018 | 1:01 AM

JAMMU: Alleging mass irregularities in the recently announced results of the KAS (Mains) exam by the Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC), a large number of aggrieved candidates on Tuesday staged a protest and demanded a judicial probe into the matter.

Constructed 26 yrs ago, CRPF bunker removed in Srinagar

Constructed 26 yrs ago, CRPF bunker removed in Srinagar

12 Dec 2018 | 1:01 AM

SRINAGAR:Set up in the 1990s when the militancy was at its peak in Kashmir, a 26-year-old CRPF bunker was removed by the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Tuesday to make space for a funeral ground in the commercial hub of the summer capital.

Three Bihar labourers die in Kulgam

12 Dec 2018 | 1:01 AM

ANANTNAG: Three labourers, all residents of Bihar, were found dead on Tuesday morning at their rented accommodation in Kulgam district of south Kashmir.

More Gurez villages to get mobile connectivity

12 Dec 2018 | 1:01 AM

SRINAGAR: Several villages of the Gurez area in Bandipora district will soon get mobile connectivity as the administration had laid a cable through the Adit-I tunnel of the Kishenganga Hydro-Electric Project (KHEP).

Missing driver’s body found

12 Dec 2018 | 1:01 AM

JAMMU: The family and relatives of a driver, whose body was recovered from a stream in Lamberi village of Rajouri district, on Tuesday blocked the Jammu-Poonch highway near Sunderbani.

Rs 1-lakh relief for Pulwama woman killed in ‘crossfire’

12 Dec 2018 | 1:01 AM

SRINAGAR: The state administration has sanctioned Rs 1 lakh as compensation to the next of kin of a pregnant woman, who was killed during crossfire between militants and security forces in the Shadimarg area of Pulwama district on October 19.

Traffic resumes on NH

12 Dec 2018 | 1:01 AM

BANIHAL: The traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway resumed on Tuesday after a daylong closure due to inclement weather, while the Mughal Road and Srinagar-Leh highway remained closed for the second day owing to heavy snowfall in the high altitude areas of the state, officials said.

Guv e-inaugurates over 600 computer centres, labs

Guv e-inaugurates over 600 computer centres, labs

12 Dec 2018 | 1:01 AM

JAMMU: Governor Satya Pal Malik e-inaugurated computer-aided learning (CAL) centres and information communication technology (ICT) labs from the civil secretariat here on Tuesday.

Mandir-masjid politics rejected, says Mehbooba

12 Dec 2018 | 1:01 AM

Srinagar: The Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday said the results of the Assembly elections in five states have shown that political awakening was on the rise in the country as people had rejected communal politics.

State dental council’s website launched

12 Dec 2018 | 1:01 AM

Jammu: Atal Dulloo, Principal Secretary, Health and Medical Education, launched the website of the J&K State Dental Council here on Tuesday.

Panel finalises report on new colleges

12 Dec 2018 | 1:01 AM

Jammu: A high-level committee, headed by Principal Secretary, Finance, Navin K Choudhary, constituted by the government to facilitate establishment of new degree colleges in the state met here on Tuesday and finalised its report.

AN-32 courier service to Kargil from Dec 25

12 Dec 2018 | 1:01 AM

Jammu: Chief Executive Councillor (CEC) of Kargil Council Feroz Ahmad Khan on Tuesday announced that AN-32 Air Force courier services from Kargil to Srinagar and Kargil to Jammu would start operations from December 25.

Woman crushed to death in Kathua

12 Dec 2018 | 1:01 AM

Kathua: A woman was crushed to death and her two children sustained injuries when a speeding bus hit their bike in the Shehedhi Chowk area here.

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Taekwondo championship

12 Dec 2018 | 1:01 AM

Students of Jammu Sanskriti School bagged medals in the 11th Open J&K State Taekwondo Championship held on November 28 and 29 at the MA Stadium.

J&K Bank biz unit, ATMs opened in summer capital

12 Dec 2018 | 1:01 AM

Srinagar: A new business unit and an ATM of J&K Bank was inaugurated at Palpora, Noorbagh, here on Tuesday. Another ATM was opened on the premises of the Modern Hospital.

Traffic resumes on Jammu-Srinagar highway

11 Dec 2018 | 2:15 PM

BANIHAL: The traffic on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway resumed on Tuesday after day-long closure due to inclement weather, while the Mughal road and Srinagar-Leh highway remained closed for the second day owing to heavy snow in the high-altitude areas of the state, officials said.

Night temperature dips across Kashmir following rain and snow

11 Dec 2018 | 1:00 PM

SRINAGAR: Night temperatures dropped across all weather stations in Kashmir but stayed above the freezing point at most places even though the Valley witnessed snow and rain on Monday, Met officials said here.

Punjabi writers’ conference begins in Jammu

11 Dec 2018 | 12:35 AM

JAMMU: A two-day-long All-India Punjabi Writers’ Conference was inaugurated at Abhinav Theatre here on Monday.

State tops role play competition

11 Dec 2018 | 12:35 AM

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir secured first position in the national-level role play competition held at the National Council for

Authorities fail to be crutch for ‘disabled’ Poonch village

11 Dec 2018 | 12:35 AM

JAMMU: In a remote mountain village of Mandi tehsil in Poonch district, every fourth person has a physical disability due to a rare skeletal disorder that remained unidentified for decades.

No boundary wall in 127 govt schools of Srinagar

11 Dec 2018 | 12:35 AM

SRINAGAR: In all, 127 government schools in the city are without fencing and boundary wall, raising a question on the seriousness of the authorities to develop the basic infrastructure in these educational institutions.

Guv inaugurates U-17 national football meet

Guv inaugurates U-17 national football meet

11 Dec 2018 | 12:35 AM

JAMMU: Governor Satya Pal Malik inaugurated the 64th National School Games U-17 Boys’ Football Championship at the BSF Sports Stadium in Paloura, here on Monday.

Pandit actor to highlight community’s pain in film

Pandit actor to highlight community’s pain in film

11 Dec 2018 | 12:35 AM

JAMMU: Prerna Bhat, 20, a Kashmiri Pandit who has made big in Bollywood through her acting prowess and bears the pain of exile, is coming up with short film ‘Community In Exile’.

Three families fight over a flat at Jagti

11 Dec 2018 | 12:35 AM

JAMMU: A row over possession of a flat in Jagti township has exposed corruption in the allotment of multi-storey housing units constructed under the Prime Minister rehabilitation package.

Implement Budget promises: Chamber

11 Dec 2018 | 12:35 AM

SRINAGAR: The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) J&K Chapter, has sought implementation of the announcements made during the last Budget and sops for development of tourism, handicraft and other sectors.

100 check posts to tackle mining mafia

100 check posts to tackle mining mafia

11 Dec 2018 | 12:35 AM

JAMMU: Facing revenue losses of crores of rupees due to illegal extraction from rivers by “politically well-connected” mining mafia, the Jammu and Kashmir Government has approved an ambitious plan to establish 100 check posts with Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras.

End bias against Jammu, power workers urge state

End bias against Jammu, power workers urge state

11 Dec 2018 | 12:35 AM

JAMMU: Seeking regular jobs and wages, the Power Employees’ and Engineers’ Coordination Committee on Monday appealed to the state administration to end the discrimination with the daily earners of the Jammu region.

Army spreads road safety awareness

11 Dec 2018 | 12:35 AM

Jammu: A lecture on ‘safe driving’ was organised by the Army at Kalsian village of Rajouri district on Monday.

For 3 years, 5,900 posts lying vacant in anganwadi centres

11 Dec 2018 | 12:35 AM

JAMMU: Raising a question mark over the implementation of the Centre’s flagship scheme — Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), a parliamentary panel has pointed out that over 5,900 posts, including supervisors, workers and helpers, have been lying vacant for the past three years in the anganwadi centres in J&K.

Patients at receiving end as SKIMS suspends advanced spinal surgeries

11 Dec 2018 | 12:35 AM

SRINAGAR: The Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Bemina, has stopped performing advanced spinal surgery after the suspension of renowned spinal surgeon Prof Saheel Maajid over a verbal altercation with the head of the institute.

Intruder killed in mine blast near LoC

11 Dec 2018 | 12:35 AM

RAJOURI: An intruder was killed in a mine blast along the Line of Control (LoC) while making an attempt to enter the Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district in the wee hours of Monday.

Valley shuts against rights ‘violations’

Valley shuts against rights ‘violations’

11 Dec 2018 | 12:35 AM

SRINAGAR: Normal life was hit across Kashmir on Monday following a shutdown called by the separatists on Human Rights Day.

Cong keeps options open for pre-poll alliance

Cong keeps options open for pre-poll alliance

11 Dec 2018 | 12:35 AM

JAMMU: The Congress, it seems, have kept a window open for entering into a pre-poll alliance for the next Assembly elections despite the fact that their previous post-poll alliance partner National Conference hasn’t shown any interest in it.

BJP took to horse-trading in bid to form govt, says Omar

BJP took to horse-trading in bid to form govt, says Omar

11 Dec 2018 | 12:35 AM

JAMMU: Former Chief Minister and National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah on Monday accused the BJP of horse-trading in a bid to form the government before the recent dissolution of the Assembly.

Rs 110.74 cr released for health infra upgrade

11 Dec 2018 | 12:35 AM

JAMMU: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has released the final instalment of Rs 110.74 crore under the PM’s Development Package (PMDP) for upgrading the healthcare infrastructure in J&K.

Polling for final phase of panchayat poll today

11 Dec 2018 | 12:35 AM

SRINAGAR: The nine-phase panchayat election in J&K will conclude with the polling for the last phase being held in nine districts of the Kashmir valley on Tuesday.

Snowfall in Kashmir, highways shut

Snowfall in Kashmir, highways shut

11 Dec 2018 | 12:35 AM

SRINAGAR: All highways and roads leading in and out of the Kashmir valley were shut on Monday following fresh snowfall over mountainous stretches of the region while the weather department said more precipitation was expected over the next 24 hours.

Crisis-ridden PDP appoints Baig as party patron

11 Dec 2018 | 12:35 AM

SRINAGAR: The crisis-ridden Peoples Democratic Party on Monday placated dissident leader and Member of Parliament Muzaffar Baig by appointing him as the party patron.

For 3 months, slain teen militant’s family hoped for his return

11 Dec 2018 | 12:35 AM

SRINAGAR: For over three months, Fareeda Begum hoped that his 15-year-old son will return home, but on Sunday evening, he arrived in a coffin.

BJP expels rebel Bhagat for ‘indiscipline, immorality’

11 Dec 2018 | 12:35 AM

JAMMU: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday expelled Gagan Bhagat, a member of the dissolved Assembly, on charges of “indiscipline and immorality”.

Cold wave continues in parts of J&K

Cold wave continues in parts of J&K

06 Dec 2018 | 11:02 AM

SRINAGAR: Minimum temperatures remained below freezing point in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday as an intense cold wave continued across the Ladakh region with Leh recording minus 8.6 degrees Celsius, Met said.

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