Kashmir Valley braces for chilly winter, the Chillai-Kalan

Although temperatures of Jammu and Kashmir starts dropping in the beginning of December, but the harshest winters commence by the third week of December and last until the end of January. The minimum temperatures of Jammu and Kashmir are already heading south. Anantnag, Banihal, Batote, Gulmarg, Kukernag, Kupwara and Qazigund are witnessing minimum temperatures in the range of -3 and -5 degree, Srinagar and Gulmarg are recording minimum temperature around -6 degrees. Most of the districts of Jammu and Kashmir are witnessing freezing morning and nights. The 40-day period of…

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Govt identifies land for Kashmir’s first Sainik colony to house ex-servicemen

Twenty-five acre grazing land has been identified in Budgam and its transfer will take place after completion of all the bureaucratic processes. The Jammu and Kashmir government has identified 200 kanals or 25 acre land in Budgam district to set up Kashmir’s first Sainik colony, we has learnt. The colony, according to a senior J&K government officer, is being primarily set up to provide housing facilities to retired armed forces personnel and their families belonging to the union territory. The colony will also cater to widows and families of deceased…

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