Finally, Snowfall may end dry spell across J&K

After the 40-day harshest period of winter, ‘Chilai Kalan’, passed off without any snow, the weather department has finally forecast precipitation in the Valley. “Heavy rain or snow is likely over Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh on February 11,” the national forecast of the Meteorological Department said, adding that heavy rain or snow was likely on subsequent days also — from February 12 to February 14. “Fairly widespread to widespread rain/snow is likely over Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh on February 12 and decrease subsequently,” it said. The…

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Finally, Chenani-Nashri tunnel ready, PMO to finalise date of Inauguration

With the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) conveying to the Prime Minister’s Office regarding the completion of the country’s longest Chenani-Nashri road tunnel, it is expected to be inaugurated after March 7. The exact date will be finalised after the PMO communicates the availability of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the inauguration ceremony. Earlier, the PMO had sought clearance from the NHAI regarding the opening of the much-awaited 9.2-km tunnel. “The NHAI conveyed to the PMO that the tunnel was all set to be inaugurated as all work had…

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Finally, PDC-owned Baglihar-II to light up JK

J&K is set to get reprieve from power woes with the inauguration of 450 MW stage-II of Baglihar hydropower project by Prime Minister Narendra Modi next month. The project would not only give a fillip to State’s energy sector but also “cement its position” in the energy market, officials said. The Prime Minister would inaugurate the project on November 7 which would be followed by signing of MoU between J&K’s Power Development Corporation (PDC) and Rural Electrification Corporation’s Central Institute for Rural Electrification for setting up of an institute in…

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