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As the cold continues to linger and shiver life, the winter-induced skin ailments have once again reared their ugly heads in the valley. To ward off these cold demons, many are resorting to good old methods to save their skin. The comforting click of the knitting needles can be heard in Syeda Begum’s room after many years. The octogenarian from Srinagar’s Bemina locality is interweaving a small pair of woolen socks from bright colored yarn…

As the valley continues to freeze, breaking records of sub-zero temperatures, people are battling harsh life conditions As the free fall in temperatures continue beyond Chillia Kalan, a forty day period of harsh chill, water bodies across Kashmir have turned into frozen turf. With the mercury plummeting to levels as low as minus 8.8 Degree Celsius, chill of the ongoing winter has tumbled records. Last time, it was during 1995, when Srinagar had recorded minus…

Bijbehara: A 37-year-old woman died on Monday due to ‘asphyxiation’ caused by coal bukhari (heater) at her house in Bijbehara area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district. An official said that a 37-year-old lady identified as Masooda Akhter, wife of Late Abdul Rashid Dobi and her daughter were found unconscious at their home at Karewa Colony, Bijbehara. They said both were shifted to a hospital where Masooda was declared brought dead by doctors, while her daughter…

Srinagar: Days ahead of the “Chillai Kalan”, a 40-day long period of extreme cold in Kashmir, Srinagar endured its coldest night of the winter so far with temperatures plummeting to minus 4.8 degrees Celsius, officials said on Wednesday. The mercury also recorded a plunge overnight in other parts of the Valley with Gulmarg, the world-famous skiing resort, recording a low of minus 11.0 degrees Celsius. A meteorological department official told a local news agency GNS…

Srinagar: The night temperature in Srinagar went below freezing point for the first time this season, with the mercury settling at minus 0.9 degree Celsius. Pahalgam, in south Kashmir, was the coldest place in Kashmir valley with the minimum temperature of minus 2.7 degrees Celsius. The night temperatures in some other parts of the Valley also settled below freezing point with Kupwara registering the temperature at minus 1.7 degree Celsius and Qazigund minus 0.6 degree…