Srinagar freezes at -3.9 degrees; Kashmir to see white Christmas

Srinagar freezes at -3.9 degrees; Kashmir to see white Christmas

There was no snow or rain anywhere during the night despite such predictions by the meteorological department Kashmir recorded the coldest night of the season with the mercury dropping to a low of -8.6°C in the ski resort of Gulmarg on Wednesday amid the forecast of snowfall on Christmas Eve. There was no snow or rain anywhere during the night despite such predictions by the meteorological department. “A western disturbance was over the region but it was very weak and did not bring any precipitation,” said an official of Srinagar’s…

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PDP rebel politicians seek re-induction in party, had Joined BJP to avoid corruption investigations

PDP rebel politicians seek re-induction in party, had Joined BJP to avoid corruption investigations

Several former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) politicians, who resigned from the party and joined other political parties of Jammu and Kashmir, are seeking re-induction in the party. Sources in political circles reveal to a Srinagar-based news agency Kashmir Dot Com that several political leaders who left the PDP after the abrogation of Article 370 and joined other local political outfits are again approaching Mehbooba Mufti for re-induction. For the past one week, several leaders who switched from the PDP to other local political parties are now pushing for their return…

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In last three decades 89 Kashmiri Pandits were killed by militants in Kashmir: RTI

In last three decades 89 Kashmiri Pandits were killed by militants in Kashmir: RTI

89 Kashmiri Pandits have been killed in Kashmir by militants during the past over three decades, information accessed by an RTI activist has revealed, Indian Express reported. It also revealed that as many as 1,724 people in Jammu and Kashmir were killed by the militants during this period. In response to a query raised by RTI activist PP Kapoor from Haryana’s Samalkha (Panipat), a DSP of the district police headquarters in Srinagar informed that as many as “89 Kashmiri Pandits were killed in attacks since the inception of militancy in…

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5 Dead, 2 Injured as tempo falls into Gorge in Ramban

5 Dead, 2 Injured as tempo falls into Gorge in Ramban

Five people including four women died on spot after a passenger vehicle in which they were traveling skidded off the link road and fell into a gorge near Ganoteh Kashtigarh in Ramban on Tuesday afternoon. The ill-fated Tempo Traveller was moving from Ramban to Doda. Police sources said the accident victims had come to Chuchater in Ramban to condole the death of slain ASI Ghulam Hassan Bhat, killed in Zeewan militant attack on Monday evening. The police report said a Tempo Traveler bearing registration number (JK06-2675) was on its way…

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Seven plots bought by non-residents in J&K since abrogation of Article 370: Home Ministry

Seven plots bought by non-residents in J&K since abrogation of Article 370: Home Ministry

All are located in the Jammu division, Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai informs Rajya Sabha. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) informed the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday that “seven plots of land” have been purchased by persons from outside the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). “All the seven plots are located in Jammu division,” Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said in a written reply. He was responding to a question by Jharna Das Baidya (CPI-M) on the status of purchase and sale of…

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