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Kupwara: According to Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, in view of active western disturbance and prediction of snow/rainfall, the people of the Kupwara district in general and people residing in the areas, like Keran, Karnah, Machil, Budnamal, Jumgund, Nowgam, Kumkadi and in the periphery of different Nallahs/rivers, prone to floods, sloppy areas of the district, in particular, are advised to refrain from venturing in avalanche-prone areas till the improvement of weather. In case of any urgency, the…

Srinagar: Fresh snowfall in mountains and incessant rain in plains occurred in J&K on Friday as the meteorological (MeT) department forecast inclement weather up to March 16. “Widespread moderate to isolated heavy rain/snow in Kashmir, scattered light rain in plains of Jammu. Expect gradual improvement from today evening. Thunderstorm with rain most likely at some places of south Kashmir. More rain/snow is expected to occur on March 14-15 after which dry weather is likely. “Remain…

Srinagar: Disaster Management Authority (DMA) has issued low level avalanche warning for higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh region. There is a threat of low level avalanche in higher reaches of Poonch, Rajouri, Ramban, Doda and Kishtwar, Anantnag, Kulgam, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Ganderbal and Kargil districts. Low level avalanche has also been issued for Srianagar-Jammu national highway, which has been closed for traffic movement due to heavy snowfall. People are urged to remain…

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Disaster Management Authority (DMA) has issued high, medium and low level avalanche warnings for higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir. As per a communiqué received in this regard, high danger level (Orange alert) avalanche warning has been issued for higher reaches of Poonch, Ramban, Doda, Kishtwar, Anantnag, Baramulla, Kupwara And Bandipora districts. A medium level (yellow alert) avalanche warning has been issued for upper reaches of Rajouri, Udhampur, Kulgam, Ganderbal And…

Kupwara: An armed forces personnel was killed and two others were injured after an avalanche hit an army post in Tanghdar area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, officials said on Wednesday. They said the snow mass hit Roshan post at approximately 2000 hours last night and three armed forces personnel were swept away. They were immediately rescued and shifted to a hospital, they said. Officials said that one of them identified as Rifleman Nikhil Sharma…