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10-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Valley receives fresh snowfall

Kashmir valley, including summer capital, Srinagar, received fresh light to moderate snow and rain since last night, resulting in considerable dip in the maximum temperature.Srinagar turned white due to fresh snowfall since late last night after heavy rain,...

09-Mar-2017 Shimla

Shimla sees season's heaviest shower of ice pellets

Himachal Pradesh capital Shimla witnessed the season's heaviest precipitation of ice pellets on Thursday, pushing down the mercury by several notches and covering the city in a white shroud."Shimla and its surrounding areas were lashed by heavy hailstorms," Manmohan...

08-Mar-2017 Jammu/Srinagar

Fresh snow in mountains, rains lash plains of J&K

Fresh snowfall occurred in the higher reaches on Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday as rain lashed the plains."There has been fresh snowfall in Pahalgam and other places in the higher reaches of the state during the last 24 hours," said an official of the Met...

20-Feb-2017 Srinagar

Rains lash Kashmir, landslides hit National Highway

Kashmir Valley on Monday experienced intermittent rainfall while landslides that hit Srinagar-Jammu National Highway (NH) caused vehicular disruption.According to MeT Department here, moderate to heavy rainfall lashed Kashmir Valley since last night and continued...

30-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Chillai-Kalan with above normal snowfall

The 40-day period of harshest winter, known as "Chillai-Kalan", ended on Monday as Kashmir Valley witnessed the wet winter in the last five years with the above normal snowfall in the month of January.“This was one of the wettest winters. The snowfall was...

28-Jan-2017 Kupwara

Snow Furry: After 14 casualties 5 more soldiers buried under snow

After suffering 14 casualties from couple of days due to snow avalanches in North Kashmir, all but five soldiers on Saturday went missing after a pathway cleared in the snow caved in in Kashmir’s Kupwara district.Kashmir Valley witnessed yet again fresh snow...

26-Jan-2017 Shimla

Widespread snowfall, rain in Himachal snap road links

Several parts of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday received moderate to heavy snowfall, snapping road connectivity to many areas in the higher reaches.Road links in upper Shimla towns were disrupted as fresh snow covered the roads, officials said.The vehicular movement...

26-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Kashmir Valley cut off, eight dead

Heavy snowfall on Thursday cut off the Kashmir Valley from the rest of the country for the third consecutive day as eight people died due to snow-triggered tragedies.All surface and air links between the valley and the rest of India were snapped.Heavy snowfall...

25-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Snowfall snaps land, air links to Kashmir Valley

Surface and air links between the Kashmir Valley and the outside world remained suspended on Wednesday as fresh snowfall disrupted normal life here."No vehicular movement will be allowed today (Wednesday) on the Srinagar-Jammu highway because of fresh snowfall...

24-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Valley receives snow, rain

Already predicted by Meteorological Department, Kashmir Valley on Tuesday was lashed with snow and rains while Srinagar-Jammu National Highway was closed for traffic movement in the morning hours and later restored for stranded vehicles. According to GNS, light...

23-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Heavy rain and snow forecast for J&K

A foggy morning with cheek blushing chill prevented pedestrians and motorists from venturing out early on Monday as Jammu and Kashmir braced for another spell of heavy rain and snowfall, the weather office said.The regional Met office said the new spell...

22-Jan-2017 Shimla

Himachal may witness heavy snowfall from Tuesday

Moderate to heavy snowfall may hit Himachal Pradesh from Tuesday. Locals and tourists are advised not to venture to the state's higher reaches as transportation links may snap after snowfall.An active western disturbance is likely to affect the western Himalayan...

21-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Cold wave continues in J&K

Cold wave continued in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday as minimum temperatures remained several notches below freezing point."Moderate rain and snowfall is likely to occur under the influence of an approaching Western Disturbance (WD) that is expected to become...

20-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Temperatures remain below freezing point in J&K

Minimum temperatures throughout the Jammu and Kashmir remained below freezing point on Friday and a dry weather forecast for the next 24 hours."Generally dry weather with isolated rain and snow at some places is expected," a Met official said."From the evening...

19-Jan-2017 Shimla

Icy winds envelope Himachal Pradesh

Icy winds enveloped the hills of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday with most of the places recording sub-zero temperatures.Shimla saw a slight rise in night temperature. The morning temperature was 1.3 degrees Celsius, a marginal rise from Wednesday, the weather...

19-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Bountiful and 'snowful', winter reclaims its glory in Kashmir

Heaps of snow, razor-sharp icicles, the cackle of low-flying geese and the warmth of families huddled together to ward off the cold -- all these are markers of a great winter in Kashmir.The fear instilled by an unprecedented six-month-long dry spell is over....

19-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Cold wave continues in J&K

Intense cold wave conditions continued on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir with night temperatures remaining below the freezing point."Light rain and snow is likely during the next 24 hours, while a western disturbance also approaching the state is expected to...

18-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Fresh snowfall disrupts life in Kashmir Valley

After nightlong intermittent snowfall, the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday remained cut off from the rest of the country as road, rail and air traffic got disrupted.Strategic Srinagar-Jammu national highway has been closed due to heavy snowfall in Bannihal and...

17-Jan-2017 Shimla

Mercury remains below freezing in Himachal

The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday saw a marginal rise in the mercury owing to largely dry weather but temperatures remained below the freezing point in most areas."Some areas in the state saw sunny conditions on Tuesday after days of widespread rain...

17-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Snowfall throws life out of gear in Kashmir

Normal life in Kashmir was thrown out of gear as moderate snowfall occurred across the Valley on second consecutive day. The snowfall affected road and air connectivity to and fro Valley while mercury plunged down to several notches.Reports reaching GNS said...

17-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Temperature dips as Valley receives fresh snowfall

With fresh snowfall, temperature across Kashmir division went down while the Srinagar-Jammu highway remained closed for vehicular traffic for the second consecutive day on Tuesday.“Srinagar-Jammu national highway is still closed and no fresh traffic has been...

16-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Fresh snowfall affects life in Kashmir, air, road traffic hit

Air and surface traffic was severely hit as Kashmir Valley on Monday received fresh snowfall. The fresh snowfall however broke the intensity of freezing cold and increased night temperature.A MeT official said the light snowfall started across Kashmir including...

16-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Fresh snowfall breaks cold wave cycle in Kashmir

Heavy snowfall and moderate rain broke the cycle of intense cold wave conditions in the Kashmir Valley on Monday.Srinagar woke up to a comparatively warmer morning on Monday as 7.4 cm of fresh snow clad the city."The minimum temperatures across the valley...

15-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Cold wave continues as Kashmir Valley awaits rain, snow

Intense cold condition continued in the Kashmir Valley on Sunday as the weather office forecast rain and snow during the next 24 hours till Monday."We are expecting moderate but widespread rain and snow in the plains and heavier precipitation in the higher reaches...

15-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Cold wave continues as Kashmir Valley awaits rain, snow

Intense cold condition continued in the Kashmir Valley on Sunday as the weather office forecast rain and snow during the next 24 hours till Monday."We are expecting moderate but widespread rain and snow in the plains and heavier precipitation in the higher reaches...

14-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Cold wave unabated over north India; more rain, snow predicted

Cold wave conditions continued to prevail over most of north India on Saturday with weather department officials predicting more rain and snow over the region in the next 48 hours to Monday evening.While the hill states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh...

14-Jan-2017 Shimla

Himachal shivers, more snow in store

An intense cold wave saw most parts of Himachal Pradesh shivering on Saturday with Manali at a biting minus 6.8 degrees Celsius, a day after the state saw a long sunny day.The state might experience more widespread rain and snowfall in the next two days...

14-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Cold wave tightens grip over J&K

Intense cold wave condition continued in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday as the minimum temperature here dipped further to minus 6.8 degrees Celsius, recording the season's coldest night so far.According to the weather office, another spell of rain and snowfall...

13-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Cold continues to bite north India

If it was cold on Thursday, it was a shade warmer on Friday in parts of north India, though the entire region still continued to reel under cold wave conditions. Some hilly areas witnessed incessant snowfall and the Kashmir Valley literally lay in deep...

13-Jan-2017 Shimla

A week on, Shimla struggles to cope with record snowfall

As heavy snowfall has eluded this erstwhile summer capital of British India in recent times, the "snow manual" of the administration, followed since the Raj, has virtually been lying in cold storage.Then, suddenly, 83 cm of snow fell on January 7 and 8.And...

12-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Days turn cold, nights colder across north India

Just as most of us were tempted to believe that the winter won't be that cold this time round, a sudden change in weather conditions across north India has sent a chill down the spine.Of all the cities experiencing the cold bite, Leh in the Ladakh region...

12-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Leh town freezes at minus 18, Srinagar shivers at minus 5

This summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir shivered at minus five degrees Celsius on Thursday while Leh in the Ladakh region frozen at minus 17.7 degrees overnight."Leh town recorded the coldest night of the season at minus 17.7 degrees Celsius and Kargil town...

11-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Cold wave grips north India, to last till Jan 13 at least

With temperatures dipping at most places as icy winds swept the plains following heavy snowfall in the hill states over the past five days, cold wave conditions intensified over north India on Wednesday.Jammu and Kashmir was in the grip of an intense cold...

11-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Cold wave intensifies in J&K

The cold wave intensified in Jammu & Kashmir on Wednesday, as winter capital Jammu recorded the coldest night of the season at 3.2 degrees Celsius.An official said night temperatures could drop further as the dry weather was likely to continue during...

09-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Cold wave in North India till January 13

Warning of a coldwave in the north-western region, the government on Monday said that the minimum temperature is very likely to fall by two to four degrees."Cold wave at a few places with severe cold wave conditions at isolated places are most likely to prevail...

07-Jan-2017 Shimla

Shimla, Manali, Dalhousie still cut off, tourists stranded

Popular tourist destinations Shimla, Manali, Chamba and Dalhousie remained cut off from the rest of Himachal Pradesh for the second consecutive day on Sunday.The supply of essential commodities and transportation of struck tourists was hampered on Sunday.The...

07-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Snow, rain bring relief, disruption in north India

Moderate to heavy snowfall and rain on Saturday brought much-needed relief for people from an otherwise largely dry winter but caused disruption to normal life, especially in the hill states of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.Met department officials said...

07-Jan-2017 Shimla

Shimla, Manali cut off after snow, power, traffic snapped

Popular tourist destinations Shimla, Manali and Dalhousie remained cut off throughout Saturday from the rest of Himachal Pradesh following continuous snowfall, officials said.Electricity supply was snapped here and Manali as power lines were damaged badly due...

07-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Life remains paralyzed for 2nd consecutive day

Life remained paralyzed across Kashmir on the second day on Saturday. Accumulated snow in the interior roads and some parts of Srinagar continued to disrupt the vehicular and pedestrian movement while some areas continued to reel under darkness due of failure...

06-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Massive snow fall throws life out of gear, ‘SMC, PDD in slumber’

Massive snowfall on Friday shutdown life in the Valley and cut off Kashmir from the rest of the world as the Srinagar-Jammu highway remained closed.Heavy snowfall also cut off many far-flung areas in the region. There has almost been a breakdown of electricity...

06-Jan-2017 Kupwara

Heavy snowfall closes Sadna Top, Z-Gali, Farkayan Top roads in Kupwara

Heavy snowfall in higher reaches of Kupwara has led to closure of Sadna Top, Z-Gali and Farkayan Top roads for all types of vehicles.According to the district administration, men and machinery has been pressed into service to clear snow from roads and to meet...

05-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Snow, rains continue in Kashmir, Mercury dips further

Intermittent snow and rainfall continued Thursday in Kashmir Valley and this has resulted in plummeting of temperatures. In view of inclement weather, the authorities issued avalanche warning and traffic advisory as more rains and snow has been predicted by MeT department.According...

29-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Dense fog, chilly new year awaits north India

Visibility may shrink as fog is expect to get even denser while days will become more cold till the New Year Eve in the national capital, Bihar and parts of Uttar Pradesh, weather experts said.According to the current weather pattern, Kashmir will have to wait...

20-Dec-2016 Srinagar

Chillai-Kalan’ begins in Kashmir, ‘Rain or snow likely on Dec 26’

The traditional 40-day period of extreme cold, known as ‘Chillai-Kalan’, that will begin from December 21 (Wednesday) will mostly remain dry, said an official from MeT office here in Srinagar. Chillai-Kalan, is the 40-day period of harsh winter. Chillai-Kalan...

12-Dec-2016 New Delhi

82 trains delayed, 16 cancelled due to fog

Thousands of people were stranded as 82 trains were delayed and 16 cancelled due to dense fog in parts of north India on Monday, railway officials said.A Northern Railway official said 23 trains were rescheduled as the visibility dropped to 400 metres on Monday.The...

08-Dec-2016 Srinagar

Srinagar records coldest night yet of this year's winter

Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, on Thursday recorded this season's coldest night so far at minus 3.7 degrees.The minimum temperature was minus 3.7 degrees Celsius in Srinagar, which is the lowest recorded here this season so far, an official...

21-Nov-2016 Srinagar

Valley continues to reel under cold wave

Kashmir and Ladakh regions continue to reel under the blanket of cold wave with the minimum temperatures plunging up to several degrees at many places. Met department revealed that multiple places in the two regions have been witnessing temperature below zero...

18-Nov-2016 Srinagar/Jammu

Kargil touches minus 9.2, coldest in J&K

With minus 9.2 degrees Celsius night temperature, Kargil, was the coldest town in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, a Met official said.The night temperature in Srinagar, was comparably, a shade better than what was recorded on Thursday.The Met office has forecast...

17-Nov-2016 Jammu/Srinagar

Srinagar records season's coldest night

Srinagar on Thursday recorded the coldest night of the season as the temperature dropped to minus 2.7 degrees Celsius while Bannihal town was the coldest in the Jammu region at 2.5 degrees."At minus 2.7 degrees Celsius, Srinagar recorded the coldest night temperatu...

16-Nov-2016 Jammu/Srinagar

At minus 9.4 degrees Leh town coldest in J&K

Night temperatures throughout the Kashmir Valley remained below freezing point on Wednesday as Leh town witnessed the coldest night at minus 9.4 degrees.An official of the local MET department told IANS: "Leh Town at minus 9.4 degrees Celsius witnessed the...

25-Sep-2016 Hyderabad

Godavari in spate, flood warning for Telangana

Authorities on Sunday sounded flood alert in Telangana as water level is rising in Godavari river due to huge inflows following heavy rains.With all the projects across the river overflowing, the administration in five districts were put on high alert to prevent...

01-Sep-2016 Jammu

Rains, landslides block Jammu-Srinagar highway

Incessant rains and landslides on Thursday blocked the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, authorities said.A senior traffic department official told IANS that overnight rains triggered lanslides in Khari area of the highway in Udhampur district."Several vehicles...

31-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Heavy rain causes waterlogging, traffic snarls in Delhi

Heavy rain on Wednesday morning caused waterlogging and traffic snarls in many areas of the national capital.Officials told IANS the situation improved by the afternoon."Traffic issues were solved by evening but areas like Azadpur and other places saw traffic...

28-Aug-2016 Srinagar

Incessant rains lash Valley, inundate Srinagar

Bringing the mercury down, the incessant rains since the wee hours of Sunday morning lashed Valley thereby caused water lodging in Srinagar areas including the commercial hub Lal Chowk.The incessant rains brought respite to the people from the scorching heat...

19-Aug-2016 Bhopal

Floods hit life in Vindhya, Bundelkhand regions

Life in the Vindhya and Bundelkhand regions of Madhya Pradesh has been severely affected by floods caused by heavy rains with reports that scores of families have been marooned and are waiting to be rescued.The authorities have commissioned a helicopter to...

14-Aug-2016 Ranchi

Heavy rains cause floods, destroy 8 bridges in Jharkhand

Incessant rainfall over the past few days has caused heavy flooding which has damaged and washed away at least eight bridges in Jharkhand, authorities said.The bridges were washed away in Palamu, Garhwa, Chatra and Gumla districts.Cracks appeared in the Jaiprakash...

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