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MeT Predicts widespread snow, rains in Jammu and Kashmir from Jan 4-6

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The weatherman on Thursday forecast widespread snow and rain spell of “moderate-intensity” from January 4 to 6 in J&K and Ladakh.

“As of now, widespread snow/rain spell of moderate-intensity is most likely during 4-6th January in both J&K and Ladakh,” news agency GNS quoted an official of the meteorological department saying. He said a further fall in minimum temperature is expected till January 2.

Barring Gulmarg, the temperature across Kashmir valley dropped today, with Srinagar recording a low of minus 4.0°C.

The minimum temperature in Srinagar recorded a drop of 1.7°C than the previous night and was below minus 1.9°C below average for this time of the year.

Kashmir is presently under the grip of a 40-day long harshest period of winter, known locally as ‘Chillai Kalan’, which started from December 21. It is followed by a 20-day long ‘Chillai Khurd’ and a 10-day-long ‘Chilla Bachha’.

The mercury settled at the world-famous resort of Gulmarg at minus 9.6°C against minus 10.4°C on the previous night.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, had a low of minus 4.2°C against 0.6°C on the previous night, he said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 8.9°C against minus 6.6°C on the previous night.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 3.6°C against minus 0.4°C on the previous night, the official said.

Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a minimum of minus 4.4°C against minus 3.2°C on the previous night, the official said.

Jammu, the J&K’s winter capital, saw a rising temperature by nine notches from the previous night, recording a low of 5.9°C which is minus 1.5°C below average for the place during this time the year, he said.

Ladakh’s Leh had a low of minus 16.0°C against last night’s minus 14.7°C, while automatic Kargil station recorded a minimum of minus 14.2°C. Drass in Kargil, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia, recorded a low of minus 21.9°C, the official said.

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Driver dead, another injured as lorry rolls down into gorge

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A trucker was killed and another person injured after a truck rolled down into a deep gorge near Tulbagh, one kilometre from Banihal town of J&K’s Ramban district on Wednesday.

An official that a truck, bearing registration number JK05A 8209, which was on its way from Jammu towards Srinagar fell into a deep gorge near Tulbagh around 7 pm, resulting in on spot death of the driver.

Soon after the accident, Banihal police and local volunteers launched a rescue operation and retrieved the body of the trucker, who was identified as Nazir Ahmad Sheikh (58), son of Abdul Gani Sheikh, a resident of Bandipora in north Kashmir.

The injured, identified as Naveed Ahmad son of Nazir Ahmad, also a resident of Bandipora, was shifted to Emergency Hospital Banihal.

An official said that the body is being shifted to Bandipora and that the relatives of the victims were on their way to Banihal.

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3 Soldiers Injured In Shopian Gunfight

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On Wednesday, three soldiers were injured, two of them critically, in an ongoing gunfight in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, reports quoted officials said.

They said that two soldiers suffered bullet injuries as soon as the gunfight started between militants and a joint team of Police and army in the Nowgam area of the district. Later, another soldier was injured in the firefight.

Quoting official sources, a news agency reported that the injured were shifted to the army’s 92 base hospital, where two remain in “critical condition.”

The encounter had ensued after Police and army launched a cordon and search operation following inputs about the presence of the militants.

As the joint team approached towards the suspected spot, the officials said, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight, they said.

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73rd Republic Day Celebrations Held Across Jammu

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On Wednesday, on the 73rd Republic Day of the country, the tricolour flag was proudly hoisted at every square and square of the city. Amid patriotic songs and music in all the squares and streets of the town, people hoisted the tricolour flag paid tribute to the country’s martyrs and saluted the brave soldiers deployed in defence of the borders. On this national festival of Republic Day, after flag hoisting by business organizations in many city areas, Prasad was also distributed among the people by putting up stalls of halwa-puri.

Jammu Mayor Chandramohan Gupta hoisted the tricolour and regional traders at the historic Raghunath Mandir Chowk. Apart from this, the Mayor hoisted the tricolour flag at Shaheed Major Akash Singh Park in his residence area, celebrating Republic Day with people in more than a dozen city areas.

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The main program was organized on behalf of the State Bharatiya Janata Party at the party headquarters at Trikuta Nagar, where the state president Ravindra Raina unfurled the tricolour flag along with former Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta and other leaders. Next, former Minister Sat Sharma and other leaders hoisted the tricolour flag in the BJP’s Kachi Cantonment office. Then, in the Chamber House located at Railhead Complex, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Jammu, President Arun Gupta, and other office bearers and main businessmen unfurled the tricolour flag.

In Jammu’s biggest wholesale grain market Ware House-Nehru Market, the Federation’s head Deepak Gupta and market traders hoisted the tricolour flag. Apart from this, regional corporators in all 75 wards of Jammu Municipal Corporation shared the happiness of Republic Day by hoisting the tricolour flag along with the people of their respective wards.

Amish Mahajan

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