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Freezing Cold Conditions Prevail In Kashmir Valley, Ladakh

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Cold conditions continued in Kashmir Valley, all places recording minimum temperature below normal for this time of the year on Friday.

A meteorological department official said Srinagar recorded minus 1.4°C against 2.1°C on the previous night.

On Wednesday (November 17), Srinagar recorded minus 1.5°C, which was the coldest night this season.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of minus 1.3°C against 0.4°C on the previous night, he said. It was minus 1.9°C below average for the place, the official said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 3.9°C against minus 2.0°C on the previous night, and it remained the coldest place across J&K.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 0.8°C against 0.7°C on the previous night and a normal of 1.6°C, the official said.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 2.0°C against 2.0°C on the previous night, the official said.

The official said that Gulmarg, the world-famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a minimum of minus 1.5°C against minus 1.0°C on the previous night.

Ladakh’s Leh recorded a low of minus 6.6°C against last night’s minus 4.0°C, while Drass in Kargil, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia, recorded a low of minus 10.6°C.

The weatherman has forecast mainly dry weather in Jammu and Kashmir with morning fog at isolated places over plains of Valley.

“The weather will remain cloudy with the possibility of light rain/snow during 24th AN-25th.” He, however, said that there was no forecast of any significant snowfall till ending November.

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Militant associate arrested with arms and ammunition

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Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested a militant associate in the Rajpora area of Pulwama district.

An official told that a joint Naka laid by the teams of Pulwama Police, 44 RR and 183 Bn CRPF at Pachahar Rajpora Pulwama intercepted one youth found roaming in a suspicious manner.

He said that on being challenged, he tried to flee from the Naka and also attempted to fire upon the Naka party.

He added that the youth, however, was tactfully apprehended and during the bodily search one Pistol and several rounds of ammunition were recovered from his possession.

He said that the youth has been identified as Rahil Showkat Dar S/O Showkat Ahmad Dar R/O Drabgam Pulwama Rajpora.

He further added that the said youth had gone missing a few days ago and a missing report stands lodged at Police Station Rajpora.

To this effect FIR No 04/2022, U/S 307IPC.7/25 Arms act P/S Rajpora has been registered and further investigation was taken up, he said.

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Carelessness Could Lead to Lockdown: Admin

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On Thursday, authorities in Kashmir threatened to impose a lockdown if people didn’t take precautions to save themselves from Covid-19’s Omicron variant.

“If people do not take extra precautions and follow all directions for safeguarding themselves from the virus, lockdown remains the ultimate option”, Srinagar DM Aijaz Asad told media.

“We don’t want to suffer economically by imposing a lockdown. However, he added that people need to take appropriate and extra precautions to save themselves from getting infected with the virus”.

Asad said that covid-19 cases were rising continuously.

“There is no need to panic. Just follow the guidelines provided for taking precautionary measures. We are not in favour of imposing a lockdown”. However, Asad said the virus was changing colours, and nobody was hundred per cent sure that it would go away quickly.

He urged people not to “live in any misconception about the virus that the impact is mild. There are patients with comorbidities and elderly who are vulnerable”.

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Bank closed after 4 staffers test positive

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The Jammu Kashmir Bank authorities have ordered the closure of J&K Bank’s Narbal branch in Central Kashmir’s Narbal area Budgam after four of its staff members tested positive for Covid-19.

The bank has already closed various branches across Valley after some of the employees were tested positive for Covid-19.

A Bank official told news agency Kashmir News Trust that the branch had been closed as a precautionary measure after four employees of the branch tested Covid-19 positive.

He said all those who may have come into contact with the infected employees have been asked to go for the Covid-19 test.

He advised the people to avoid visiting the branch till further notice.

 

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