Kashmir reels under Heat Wave; Two-day wet spell from Tuesday predicts MeT

Kashmir reels under Heat Wave; Two-day wet spell from Tuesday predicts MeT

The Kashmir Valley continues to remain in the grip of a heat wave, even as the mercury dipped a little and settled at 33.4 degree Celsius, officials said. The weather remained mainly hot in Jammu and Kashmir in the last 24 hours and the Met Department forecast on Saturday that hot and mainly dry weather is likely to continue in the next 24 hours. “Current heatwave is expected to break on July 4 as light to moderate rain is likely to occur on July 4 and 5,” a department official…

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J&K Policeman injured after unknown gunmen shot at him in Anantnag

J&K Policeman injured after unknown gunmen shot at him in Anantnag

Terrorists shot at and injured a policeman in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, officials said. The attack on Constable Firdous Ahmad took place at his Hugam area home around 7.30 pm in Srigufwara of the south Kashmir district, they said. The officials said the injured cop was rushed to the Srigufwara hospital, from where he was referred to the Army’s 92 Base Hospital here. The area has been cordoned off and a hunt launched to nab the attackers, they said.

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Kashmir struggling with heatwave, Srinagar sizzles at 34.2°C

Kashmir struggling with heatwave, Srinagar sizzles at 34.2°C

Heat wave continued to grip Kashmir while interestingly Srinagar was hotter than Jammu on Thursday even as Meteorological Department has predicted further rise in temperatures from next week. MeT officials said that Srinagar recorded 34.2 degrees Celsius day temperature while Jammu recorded 34 degrees Celsius. Most of the places in Kashmir including Srinagar are presently reeling under severe heat wave. There is a possibility of respite from the heat wave on Friday as the weather is likely to be cloudy, MeT officials said. “It ( high temperatures) is not unusual…

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At 33.2°C Srinagar records hottest day of season; Summer vacations in Kashmir schools likely from first week of July

At 33.2°C Srinagar records hottest day of season; Summer vacations in Kashmir schools likely from first week of July

Kokernag, Qazigund among many areas reel under heat wave Maximum temp may shoot up to 35°C by tomorrow Summer vacations in Kashmir schools likely from first week of July, say Official After a wet spell for a couple of days last week, the temperature has soared once again in Kashmir while Srinagar recorded the hottest day of the season at 33.2 degree Celsius. According to the data available with the news agency, several parts of Kashmir including Srinagar, Qazigund, Kokernag and other areas reeled under heat wave as the mercury…

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As water level recedes flood threat subsides in Kashmir

As water level recedes flood threat subsides in Kashmir

With improvement in the weather, the water level in river Jhelum has receded below the danger mark bringing much-needed respite to inhabitants living adjacent to water bodies. Chief Engineer, Irrigation and Flood Control, Naresh Kumar told that the situation has improved considerably since yesterday. ” With improvement in the weather, the water level has receded considerably, no untoward incident has been reported anywhere. There have been no major breaches, we can say that the flood threat is over as the water level in water bodies is gradually decreasing.” Following days…

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Amid rumours of fuel shortage, huge rush for refilling vehicles continues across Kashmir

Amid rumours of fuel shortage, huge rush for refilling vehicles continues across Kashmir

Massive queues of vehicles could be seen at fuel stations in Kashmir on Thursday as people scrambled to fill up the tanks in the wake of rumours that the country is facing shortage of fuel, officials said. Hundreds of vehicles were lined up at almost every fuel station, waiting for their turn to be refilled, leading to traffic jams in some parts of the city and elsewhere in the valley as well, the officials said. Police and traffic police officials were seen regulating the movement of vehicles at some fuel…

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Post mass migration warning locks and checkpoints erected near Kashmiri Pandit Camps

Post mass migration warning locks and checkpoints erected near Kashmiri Pandit Camps

About 4,000 Kashmiri Pandits have threatened to leave Kashmir if the administration did not relocate them to safe places within 24 hours The Jammu and Kashmir administration has confined Kashmiri Pandits to their transit camps after the community’s members threatened mass migration in the wake of targeted killings. About 4,000 Kashmiri Pandits employed under a Prime Minister’s special package yesterday threatened to leave the Valley if the administration did not relocate them to safe places within 24 hours. This came after a Hindu school teacher from Jammu, Rajni Bala, was…

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Kashmir witnessed sixteen targeted killings so far this year

Kashmir witnessed sixteen targeted killings so far this year

Kashmir Valley has witnessed at least 16 targeted killings, including police officials, teachers and sarpanches, since January this year. J&K Police DGP Dilbag Singh told The Indian Express that those targeting minorities, civilians and people in government are “only propagating fear, since local residents have stopped responding to their diktat”. He said that by attacking members from different parts of the Valley and from different sections of the society, “the terrorists want to show their presence”. By attacking people whose “right to residence in Kashmir is questioned by terrorists, they…

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Chalo Kashmir: Shiv Sainiks ready to strengthen security grid for the Amarnath Pilgrims in Kashmir

Chalo Kashmir: Shiv Sainiks would reach the Valley to strengthen security of the pilgrims in Kashmir

Reacting to the threat by terrorist outfit, The Resistance Front (TRF) targeting annual Amarnath Yatra starting from June 30, Shiv Sena J&K has given a ‘Chalo Kashmir’ call to all the nationalist people of the country. Addressing media persons here today Manish Sahni, J&K Shiv Sena president said that nefarious design of TRF to create panic by threatening Shri Amarnath pilgrims will not be allowed to succeed at all. He said that a large number of Shiv Sainiks would reach the Valley to strengthen security of the pilgrims in Kashmir…

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Yasin Malik, senior Kashmiri Separatist leader convicted in terror funding case

Yasin Malik, senior Kashmiri Separatist leader convicted in terror funding case

Kashmiri separatist Yasin Malik was today convicted by a Delhi court in a terror funding case. This comes after Malik last Tuesday pleaded guilty to all charges, including those under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). The court asked the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to assess his financial situation in order to determine the amount of fine to be imposed. Malik was also directed by the court to file an affidavit disclosing all sources of his income and assets The court will hear the arguments on the quantum of…

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