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Infiltration bid foiled in Kashmir; soldier, guerrilla killed


September 5th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 5 (IANS) An army soldier and a terrorist were killed in a gun battle in Kashmir's Kupwara district when a group of armed guerrillas attempted to sneak into ... Read more...

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Bodies of soldiers killed in Kashmir avalanche recovered


July 9th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 9 (IANS) Bodies of two army soldiers buried in an avalanche in north Kashmir January were Monday recovered from the melting snow, police said.A senior police officer said ... Read more...

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Army alert over security issues on Sino-Indian border


May 2nd, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 2 (IANS) The Indian Army is alert to security issues on the Sino-Indian border and is prepared for the security and defence of the nation, a top commander ... Read more...

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Through mountain of snow, they open road to Lahaul (Feature with image)


April 27th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, April 27 (IANS) In a rigorous four-month effort, they chipped away a mountain of snow to once again link this Himachal Pradesh tourist resort with the picturesque ... Read more...

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Srinagar-Leh highway opens for light vehicles


April 25th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 25 (IANS) The strategic Srinagar-Leh highway was opened for traffic Wednesday after a nearly five-month winter break, said a senior army officer."For the next one week, only light ... Read more...

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Heavy rains lash China


April 15th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 15 (IANS) Heavy rains will continue to lash southern China over the next three days, the National Meteorological Centre said Sunday.The regions south of the Yangtze river and ... Read more...

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Pakistan avalanche buries 135 people


April 8th, 2012 - 4:41 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 8 (IANS) At least 124 Pakistani soldiers and 11 civilians were buried under snow early Saturday when a massive avalanche hit their camp in the country's Siachen region.The ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s Sonamarg reopens after winter


April 2nd, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 2 (IANS) After remaining closed for nearly three winter months, the Srinagar-Sonamarg road connecting the picturesque north Kashmir tourist destination with the rest of the country was re-opened ... Read more...

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Snow kills 10 in Himachal


March 28th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 28 (IANS) Ten people were killed and property worth Rs.55 was damaged in the recent heavy snowfall in Himachal Pradesh, Public Works Minister Gulab Singh said Wednesday.The minister ... Read more...

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Fresh snowfall in Ladakh, rain in Kashmir


March 26th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 26 (IANS) As fresh snowfall lashed the Ladakh region, the minimum temperature dropped to minus 3.8 degrees Celsius in Kargil town Monday, making it the coldest in Jammu ... Read more...

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25,000 affected by snowfall in China


March 23rd, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 23 (IANS) Over 650 people have been injured and more than 25,000 are facing food shortage and a lack of warm clothing due heavy snowfall in China's southwest ... Read more...

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Bumpy road to Priyanka’s cottage


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 22 (IANS) The path to Priyanka Vadra's dream cottage on the outskirts of this Himachal Pradesh capital is not smooth.This came to light in a written reply ... Read more...

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Himachal links snow-clearing with rural jobs scheme


March 18th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has linked snow-clearing with the central government's Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA), a minister said here Sunday."This year, for the first ... Read more...

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Avalanche kills 45 in Afghan province (Lead)


March 12th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 12 (IANS) At least 45 people were killed Monday when an avalanche razed 13 houses in eastern Afghan province of Nuristan, an official said."The incident happened in Guru ... Read more...

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Avalanches in northeastern Afghanistan kill 44


March 7th, 2012 - 4:48 am ICT by BNO News
FAYZABAD, Afghanistan (BNO NEWS) -- More than 40 people have been killed and others are missing after heavy snowfall caused two avalanches in a remote region in northeastern Afghanistan on late Monday, ... Read more...

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37 killed in avalanche in Afghanistan


March 6th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 6 (IANS) At least 37 people, including women and children, were killed and 20 houses were destroyed as an avalanche hit a village in Afghanistan, said head of ... Read more...

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‘Buried under avalanche, help came from the sky’


February 27th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 27 (IANS) Trapped in his relative's house after a massive avalanche buried the village, Abdul Rafique Lone had given up all hopes of survival when he heard the ... Read more...

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LOC fencing extensively damaged by heavy snowfall, says commander


February 25th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 25 (IANS) The Indian Army Saturday said the fencing along the Line of Control (LoC) was severely damaged in heavy snowfall this year as it also paid ... Read more...

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Fresh snowfall likely in Kashmir Valley


February 18th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) With fresh western disturbances (WD) approaching the Kashmir Valley, the weather office here Saturday forecast another spell of moderate to heavy snowfall beginning Monday."Another WD is ... Read more...

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Srinagar-Jammu highway re-opened to traffic


February 16th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 16 (IANS) Much to the respite of the stranded passengers on both sides of the Jawahar Tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir, the Srinagar-Jammu national highway was re-opened to ... Read more...

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17 labourers killed in Himachal accident (Lead)


February 14th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 14 (IANS) Seventeen labourers, most of them from Jharkhand and Bihar, were killed Tuesday when their vehicle skidded off an icy road and rolled down a 200-ft-deep gorge ... Read more...

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Snow, rain continue in Himachal


February 14th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 14 (IANS) Heavy snowfall in the higher reaches and intermittent rain in low and mid hills of Himachal Pradesh continued for the third day Tuesday, forcing authorities to ... Read more...

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Srinagar-Jammu highway closed, avalanche warning


February 14th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 14 (IANS) Fresh snowfall and slippery road conditions blocked the Srinagar-Jammu highway for the second consecutive day Tuesday.Brigadier T.P.S. Rawat, chief engineer of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), ... Read more...

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Heavy snowfall blocks Srinagar-Jammu highway again


February 13th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 13 (IANS) Heavy snowfall Monday lashed the Kashmir Valley, blocking the Srinagar-Jammu highway, an official said."Two feet deep snow has accumulated on the road in Banihal sector. Although ... Read more...

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Heavy snow disrupts traffic on China-Nepal highway


February 9th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 9 (IANS) Heavy snow Thursday halted traffic on a section of the China-Nepal highway, which links southwest China's Tibet autonomous region and Nepal, said traffic officials.According Zhao Chun, ... Read more...

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55 rescued from snow-hit Tibet highway


February 9th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 9 (IANS) A total of 55 people stranded on China's Xinjiang-Tibet highway since Tuesday following heavy snowfall have been rescued, a rescue team official said Thursday.The highway is ... Read more...

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Renting a cot and quilt as winter chill continues (Feature)


February 9th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Behind the 17th century Jama Masjid in Old Delhi, an auto-parts market thrives by day, but on winter nights, the area is thronged by thousands ... Read more...

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Shimla, Manali shiver


February 9th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 9 (IANS) Popular tourist destinations Shimla and Manali saw the season's lowest temperatures Thursday at minus 3.8 degrees Celsius and minus 7.4 degrees respectively.Shimla recorded 5.4 cm of ... Read more...

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Falling icicles kill pedestrian


February 8th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Belgrade, Feb 8 (IANS) A woman was killed when large icicles fell on her head from the roof of a building in this Serbian capital.The 49-year-old music teacher died when ... Read more...

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IAF airlifts 313 stranded passengers between Leh and Srinagar


February 7th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 7 (IANS) Over 300 stranded passengers were Tuesday airlifted between Leh town of Ladakh region and Srinagar by special Indian Air Force (IAF) sorties arranged by the Jammu ... Read more...

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Special IAF flights for people stranded in Kargil


February 6th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 6 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government Monday announced special flights by the Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft Tuesday for people stranded in Kargil town of Ladakh region."The ... Read more...

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Four killed in Afghanistan avalanche


February 5th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 5 (IANS) At least four people were killed and six injured after an avalanche hit some villages in Afghanistan's Badakhshan province, Xinhua reported Sunday.The incident occurred Saturday in ... Read more...

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Tourists stranded as snow covers Pakistan hill town


February 5th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 5 (IANS) Hundreds of tourists were stuck in their vehicles as heavy snowfall blanketed Murree, a hill station near here.The Murree region in Pakistan's Punjab province has witnessed ... Read more...

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Heavy snowfall in Pakistan province


February 4th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 4 (IANS) The Murree region in Pakistan's Punjab province has witnessed heavy snowfall.A bus carrying girl students was stuck in snow on the Murree-Bhurban road Friday. Efforts were ... Read more...

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Srinagar’s night temperature rises above freezing point


February 3rd, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 3 (IANS) For the first time in 40 days, the minimum temperature in Srinagar rose above the freezing point early Friday even as the weather office forecast moderate ... Read more...

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