An earthquake of magnitude 4.1 on the Richter scale was recorded in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.
A major portion of Kashmir's famous Dal Lake and several other water bodies froze on Thursday as the cold wave in the valley continued.
The lowest temperature ever recorded in Srinagar was minus 14.4 degrees Celsius in 1893. The rest of the valley was also reeling under intense cold.
Kashmir's famous Dal Lake froze on Thursday as the cold wave in the valley continued unabated with Srinagar recording the coldest night in at least three decades. The city recorded a low of minus 8.4 degrees celsius, which was the coldest temperature in the region in the city in 30 years, an official of the Meteorological department said. Back in 1995, Srinagar had recorded minus 8.3 degrees celsius. In 1991, the temperature fell to minus 11.3 degrees celsius. The lowest temperature ever recorded in Srinagar was minus 14.4 degrees celsius in 1893.
Continuous snowfall and rains in several parts of Jammu and Kashmir have escalated the demand of warm clothes. Srinagar's Dal Lake also froze on Thursday as the city recorded coldest night since 1991. With severe cold wave throwing the normal life out of gear, people in the valley are keeping hosiery shopkeepers busy by getting new jackets, sweaters, caps and other winter clothes. Bashir Ahmad, a shopkeeper in the city said winter items like caps, mufflers and gloves are in great demand because these are essentials in the winters.
Banjeet Kaur, a 21-year-old from Udhampur district in Jammu and Kashmir, is breaking stereotypes by driving an auto-rickshaw to help her father earn a living.
A major portion of Kashmir's famous Dal Lake and several other water bodies froze on Thursday as the cold wave in the valley continued with Srinagar recording the coldest night in 30 years.
The Border Security Force (BSF) on Wednesday detected a tunnel beneath the International Border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The minimum temperature was minus 0.9 degrees Celsius in Srinagar on Tuesday while the maximum was 4.1 on Monday. This has made both the day and the night frosty cold for the locals.
The MHA also said that one-time financial assistance of Rs 5.5 lakh per family provided to 36,384 displaced families from Pakistan occupied Jammu and Kashmir and Chhamb under the Prime Minister Development Package.
The bomb disposal squad of the Indian Army on January 10 destroyed an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) like object in a controlled explosion in Mendhar area of Poonch district.
The Awantipora police on Sunday busted a hideout of proscribed terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba, the Jammu and Kashmir police said. One terrorist associate was also arrested during the operation.
A team of the Indian Army rescued a woman with pregnancy-related complications in north Kashmir's Kupwara district by carrying her to hospital in knee-deep snow.
Jammu and Kashmir Disaster Management Authority (DMA) has issued high, medium and low level avalanche warning for the higher reaches of the avalanche prone areas in the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir.
The transport union in Jammu held a protest and did Chakka Jam in Jammu over economic package from the government and other various demands.
The Jammu and Kashmir Disaster Management Authority (JKDMA) on Tuesday issued fresh medium to low-level avalanche warnings for higher reaches of avalanche-prone areas of the Union Territory.
With heavy snowfall in Ramban, normal life in the district faced disruption. Higher range turned milky white following snowfall.
The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said it is mortifying that the probe agencies are running an "audit" on the mausoleum of her father Mufti Mohammed Sayeed.