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Srinagar: Gulmarg and other upper reaches in Kashmir Valley received fresh snowfall as rains lashed other parts of the Valley. An official from meteorological department said that Srinagar received 3.2mm of rain as it recorded a low of 5.8°C temperature against 7.0°C on the previous night. The temperature was 2.5°C above normal for this time of the year in the capital. Qazigund recorded a low of 4.8°C against 4.3°C on the previous night and received…

Gulmarg: Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi today delivered the inaugural address at 2nd edition of Khelo India National Winter Games-2021 through virtual mode. Lieutenant Governor, Shri Manoj Sinha and Union Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports, Shri Kiren Rijiju also addressed the huge gathering during inaugural ceremony of the mega event at world famous winter sports destination – Gulmarg. From February 26 to March 02, 2021, more than 600 Athletes from…

Srinagar: Kashmir tourism has seen a very steep decline in tourist inflow as a mere 84,000 visitors arrived in the last 18 months in Kashmir — post abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, 2019. The numbers are just 0.8 percent tourists that had visited Kashmir valley annually as over one million tourists had visited valley in 2010-13. Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel informed the Parliament that 84,326 tourists visited Kashmir since August 5, 2019,…

Srinagar: The first outside JK boys batch being sponsored by the Directorate of Tourism, Kashmir was Wednesday flagged off from TRC Srinagar towards Gulmarg for the 7-Day introductory Ski Course there. The 20 member group of boys drawn from various States & UTs including Kerala, Punjab, Rajasthan, West Bengal, New Delhi and Ladakh was flagged off from TRC, Srinagar by Director, Tourism,Kashmir, Nisar Ahmad Wani. Joint Director, Tourism, Tabassum Kamili and Deputy Director, Tourism Publicity…

Srinagar: Major snowfall of the season has left the entire Kashmir blanketed in varying depths of the white even as air traffic remained suspended while the Jammu-Srinagar and Mughal road remained closed. Snowfall began early on Sunday morning in most parts of Kashmir and continued throughout the night with large swathes of south Kashmir receiving more snowfall than north and central parts of the Valley, officials said. Srinagar, the summer capital of the J&K, received…

Despite ongoing games fleetingly shifting focus in Kashmir’s winter wonderland, the administration is adamant to clear “encroachers”, even as it’s sitting on the native hoteliers’ land lease cases from last two years. When one of the oldest hotels in Gulmarg became a burning house in the spring of 2014, not many anticipated that they would soon feel the heat of the mysterious flames. That cindered hotel of circa 1947 was owned by a Kashmiri Pandit,…

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…

‘We are not even allowed to renovate’ ‘They will auction our property and throw us out’ ‘Have been told to not take bookings beyond December 10’ Srinagar: An unprecedented chaos has gripped Gulmarg as Hoteliers say that the Jammu and Kashmir Administration is set to ‘take possession of their properties’ and is notifying hoteliers as “illegal occupants”. Land lease of the hotels in Gulmarg has expired in 2018, and since then the government has failed…

Srinagar: Snowfall will start from northwest Kashmir, Pirpanjal, Gulmarg, Sonamarg Zojila Drass axis and gradually affect the entire valley, hilly areas of Jammu and some parts of Ladakh especially Kargil, Zanskar and higher reaches of Leh by Tuesday, MeT office said on Monday. Minimum temperatures continued their upward rise on Monday in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh areas as the authorities improved their preparedness to meet challenges posed by heavy snowfall forecast in both union…