Last night was the coldest night of the season in Srinagar. The minimum night temperature here was recorded at 0.7 degrees Celsius. While Pahalgam, the base camp of the Amarnath Yatra, remained the coldest place in the Kashmir Valley, it recorded a minimum temperature of minus 3.4 degrees Celsius. A drop in the minimum temperature was also recorded in many other districts of the state. It is cold in Leh and Kargil. According to the Meteorological Center, the weather will remain clear in the coming days, but winter will increase.
Cold waves and icy winds have increased the problems of common people in Kashmir. The day temperature is running below 20 degrees in all the districts. The famous tourist destination Gulmarg recorded a minimum temperature of 0.6 degrees Celsius last night. Leh was the coldest previous night with a minimum temperature of minus 7.0 degrees Celsius.
Kargil, too recorded a minimum temperature of minus 6.4 degrees Celsius. Qazigund, the gateway town of the valley, recorded a temperature of 0.0 degrees Celsius, while Kokernag recorded a minimum temperature of 1.8 degrees Celsius on Thursday night.
The weather remained clear in Jammu, with the day temperature recorded at 27.0 and last night’s minimum temperature at 11.8 degrees Celsius. At the same time, the strong winds blowing in the night have increased the cold. As a result, the minimum temperature in the division was recorded at 1.2 degrees Celsius in Banihal, 5.8 in Batote, 11.6 in Katra and 3.4 degrees Celsius in Bhaderwah.
At the same time, last night’s minimum temperature in Nubra Valley was minus 8.1, Dras minus 12.6 and Amarnath cave base camp recorded minus 6.8 degrees. Chille Kalan, 40 days of severe winter in Kashmir, begins on December 21 every year.
Covid-19: India reports over 2.51 lakh new cases with positivity rate at 15.88%; 627 deaths
India recorded 2,51,209 new cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 627 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Friday (January 28), the country saw 3,47,443 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate at around 93.60 per cent, and total recoveries data reached 3,80,24,771.
The total active cases of COVID-19 in India have declined to 21,05,611 (5.18 per cent), the ministry data showed today.
The total death toll in the country is now at 4,92,327. The first death due to the COVID pandemic in India was reported in March 2020.
The daily positivity rate is at 15.88 per cent today. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 72,37,48,555 samples have been tested up to January 27 for COVID-19. Of these, 15,82,307 samples were tested on Thursday.
Meanwhile, according to data released by the health department, Delhi reported 4,291 fresh Covid-19 cases on Thursday and 34 deaths. As a result, the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) in the national capital dropped to 9.56 per cent.
On Wednesday, the national capital reported 7,498 fresh COVID-19 cases and 29 deaths in a day as the positivity rate rose marginally to 10.59 per cent.
In view of the decline in fresh Covid cases, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority decided to lift weekend curfew and the odd-even system of opening non-essential shops in the city besides allowing restaurants, bars, cinema halls and theatres to reopen with 50 per cent capacity.
Delegation of Jammu University Teachers’ Association calls on Lt Governor
Today, the office-bearers of the Jammu University Teachers’ Association called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhawan.
The delegation led by the President of the Association, Prof. Pankaj Srivastava, submitted a memorandum of demands to the Lt Governor pertaining to various welfare issues of the teachers of the University including promotion under CAS; grant of earned leave and enhancement of the age of superannuation to 65 years in favour of teachers, and various other benefits as per UGC regulations, besides establishment of housing society exclusively for University teachers.
The Lt Governor, while interacting with the delegation members, advised them to make continuous efforts to create a conducive environment for learning and innovation in the University.
The Lt Governor assured them that the issues projected would be looked into meticulously for their early redressal.
JKP Border Battalion aspirants submit memorandum to Div Com Jammu
Today, a delegation of aspirants seeking recruitment in the Jammu and Kashmir Police Border Battalion called on Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer.
The Aspirants apprised the Divisional Commissioner that they had applied for the post of Head Constable advertised by the Jammu and Kashmir Police Recruitment Board in 2019 and appeared in Physical and medical tests. But now, the JKP HQRS (police recruitment board) has reissued an advertisement notification for the recruitment of Head Constable in the border battalion.
The Aspirants demanded the withdrawal of the new advertisement issued by JKP HQRS. They further appealed to conduct the written examination of already qualified candidates and give a separate ad for more vacancies.
The Divisional Commissioner gave a patient hearing to the delegation and assured that the matter would be taken up with police authorities.
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