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Heavy rain forecast for Kashmir, farmers worried


September 7th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 7 (IANS) In more worry for farmers, the weather office Friday forecast heavy rainfall at some places in the Kashmir Valley during the next 36 hours."There has been ... Read more...

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Rains break long dry spell in Kashmir


August 4th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 4 (IANS) The nearly two-month long dry spell was broken across the Kashmir Valley as rains lashed most of its parts Saturday morning bringing cheer to thousands ... Read more...

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Sunstroke toll rises to 36 in Odisha


June 12th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 12 (IANS) Odisha Tuesday confirmed four more deaths due to sunstroke taking the toll of heat-related casualties this summer in the state to 36, with temperatures crossing over ... Read more...

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Rains add to the woes of Kashmiri farmers


May 17th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 17 (IANS) As widespread rains continue to add to the worries of Kashmiri farmers, the weather office Thursday forecast the inclement weather was likely to persist for ... Read more...

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Hailstorms damage orchards, bring on cold in Kashmir


May 1st, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 1 (IANS) Bouts of hailstorm and a fall in temperature continue to damage and destroy apple and cherry orchards and paddy crop across the Kashmir Valley, officials said. ... Read more...

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Weatherman forecasts cold week for Kashmir


April 26th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 26 (IANS) The cold weather would continue for at least another week across the Kashmir Valley, said the weather office here Thursday."The present weather system is likely to ... Read more...

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Better weather forecast in Kashmir from Monday


April 23rd, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 23 (IANS) After hailstorms and gusty winds at some places Sunday, the weather office here forecast improvement in the weather across the Kashmir Valley Monday."We had forecast well ... Read more...

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Gulmarg shivers at minus two degrees Celsius


April 14th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 14 (IANS) With the minimum temperature falling six degrees below normal, north Kashmir's ski resort town of Gulmarg Saturday shivered at minus 2.3 degrees Celsius. Incessant rains ... Read more...

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Spring rain in Kashmir, farmers elated


April 11th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 11 (IANS) Incessant rain has brought down temperatures across the Kashmir valley Wednesday."There has been 9.2 mm rain in Srinagar city up to 8 a.m. Wednesday while 28.3 ... Read more...

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Nightlong windstorm rattles Kashmir Valley


March 20th, 2012 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 20 (IANS) A nightlong windstorm damaged hundreds of homes, uprooted trees, shattered windowpanes and blocked roads in Kashmir Valley Tuesday, officials said.Schools throughout Kashmir have been closed as ... 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 sees coldest night in 16 years, more snow expected (Lead)


January 14th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 14 (IANS) The night temperature in Srinagar Saturday touched the lowest in 16 years at 7.8 degrees Celsius below the freezing point as intense cold gripped the valley, ... Read more...

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Dal Lake freezes in sub-zero Kashmir


January 12th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 12 (IANS) The Dal Lake was frozen at many palaces and some shikaras (boats) were stuck in the frost Thursday as the maximum temperature in the Kashmir Valley ... Read more...

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Lakes freeze in sub-zero Kashmir (With Images)


January 10th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 10 (IANS) Most of the lakes and other water bodies started freezing in the Kashmir Valley Tuesday as the maximum temperature also fell below zero degree Celsius for ... Read more...

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Taps freeze in Srinagar as mercury touches minus 5.5


January 8th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 8 (IANS) The mercury continued to dip in the Kashmir Valley as the minimum temperature in Srinagar Sunday plunged to a stinging minus 5.5 degrees Celsius -- the ... Read more...

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Snowfall, rain likely in Kashmir


January 4th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 4 (IANS) Rain and snowfall have been forecast at many places in the Kashmir Valley with thick, white clouds hanging over the region Wednesday."Rain and snow are likely ... Read more...

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Night temperatures rise marginally in Kashmir, Ladakh


January 3rd, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 3 (IANS) The cold wave conditions in the Kashmir Valley and the Ladakh region eased somewhat Tuesday due to partial cloudy conditions though the night temperatures remained well ... Read more...

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Kashmir in deep freeze, Leh records minus 18


December 31st, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 31 (IANS) As scores of tourists arrived in picturesque Kashmir to usher in the new year, the temperatures continued their free fall with Jammu and Kashmir summer capital ... Read more...

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Fog derails train services as winter onslaught continues (Roundup)


December 22nd, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The winter chill continued its relentless assault on north India Thursday with the cold winds showing no signs of subsiding. The dense morning fog again ... Read more...

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Freezing cold in Kashmir, still cool in Himachal


November 29th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar/Shimla, Nov 29 (IANS) Days are biting cold and nights freezing in Jammu and Kashmir, while in contrast in Himachal Pradesh the days are still balmy with the cold ... Read more...

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Kashmir shivers in freezing temperatures


November 26th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 26 (IANS) Kashmir Valley shivered in the winter chill Saturday as the minimum temperature dropped below freezing point.In summer capital Srinagar, the minimum temperature was recorded at minus ... Read more...

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Night temperatures likely to fall further in Kashmir


November 22nd, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 22 (IANS) The night temperatures are likely to fall further in the Kashmir Valley in the next seven days, making the weather cold and dry, an official said ... Read more...

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Kalam unveils Bosch research centre at IISc


November 8th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 8 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Tuesday unveiled the Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems at the premier Indian Institute of Science (IISc) here."I believe that ... Read more...

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Kashmir braces for rain, snow


November 8th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 8 (IANS) A western disturbance hit the Kashmir Valley Tuesday with the local weather office forecasting rain and snow during the next three days. Travellers on Srinagar-Leh highway ... Read more...

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Temblor shakes Kashmir, Pakistan, Afghanistan; no loss of life (Roundup)


November 7th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar/Islamabad, Nov 7 (IANS) A moderate quake jolted various parts of Kashmir, Punjab and Haryana Mondau, as also northern Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. There were no immediate reports of any ... Read more...

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Moderate tremor jolts Kashmir


November 7th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 7 (IANS) A moderate earthquake jolted the Kashmir Valley Monday evening even as the people were busy with Eid celebrations. No loss of life or property was reported. "A ... Read more...

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Winter knocking at Kashmir’s door


October 22nd, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 22 (IANS) As autumn comes to a close, the harsh four-month-long winter already seems to be knocking at Kashmir's door with snowfall in higher reaches bringing down the ... Read more...

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Snowfall brings down mercury in Kashmir


October 8th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 8 (IANS) Overnight snowfall in the higher reaches of surrounding mountains set off cold winds in the the Kashmir Valley Saturday, bringing down temperatures and promising a cold ... Read more...

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Woman washed away in Kashmir flash floods, alert sounded


September 16th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 16 (IANS) A woman was washed away and many houses in south Kashmir were damaged Friday following flash floods caused by incessant rains since Thursday, officials said, adding ... Read more...

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Rain worries Kashmir farmers, but fair weather cometh


September 16th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 16 (IANS) Unseasonal rains have taken farmers by surprise in the Kashmir Valley as paddy harvesting activities are at their peak. The weather office, however, has good news: ... Read more...

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Kashmir weather office dispels alarmist forecasts


August 28th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 28 (IANS) The weather office here has forecast pleasant weather in Jammu and Kashmir for the forthcoming Eid-ul-Fitr festival and also dispelled alarmist reports that there would be ... Read more...

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Planes influence local weather during take-off


July 1st, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) People living close to airports may not only suffer sleepless nights, they could also experience lousy weather.The very presence of aircraft increases the possibility of snow ... Read more...

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18,000 pilgrims proceed towards Amarnath cave shrine


June 30th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 30 (IANS) More than 18,000 pilgrims were Thursday allowed to move towards the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir on the second day of the annual ... Read more...

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Thousands trek to Amarnath cave for prayers (Lead)


June 29th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 29 (IANS) Thousands of pilgrims reached the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday afternoon, where special prayers were held, an official said."Thousands of pilgrims have ... Read more...

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Kashmir Valley reels under heat, humidity


June 27th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 27 (IANS) The sweltering heat and humid conditions prevailing in the Kashmir Valley for the last four days are likely to last another five days, an official of ... Read more...

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