Sonamarg- Drass Road Thrown Open

Sonamarg- Drass Road Thrown Open

Transport Deptt Issues Advisory For Vehicular Movement The Sonamarg- Drass road (Zojila Pass) has been thrown open for vehicular movement, an official spokesman said. According to a notification issued by the Transport Department, the movement of vehicular traffic on the...
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Srinagar-Leh highway may open for light motor vehicles on April 5

Srinagar-Leh highway may open for light motor vehicles on April 5

The arterial Srinagar-Leh national highway will be thrown open for light motor vehicles on April 5 if the weather conditions remain conducive, an official spokesman said on Tuesday. The 434-km highway, the only road link between Kashmir and Ladakh region,...
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Extreme Weather Kills Thousands of Ladakh’s Pashmina Goats

Extreme Weather Kills Thousands of Ladakh’s Pashmina Goats

Last year’s unusually dry summer and this winter’s unprecedented snowfall, the worst in nearly 50 years, in Ladakh’s Changtang area has claimed over 18,000 “pashmina” goats, the source of one of the finest varieties of wool that h...
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Omar highlights essentiality of regular air service to Kargil

Omar highlights essentiality of regular air service to Kargil

‘Would take up issue of subsidizing air fare with Centre’ Government committed to all round development of backward pockets KARGIL, JANUARY 07 – In an ultimate step for commencement of air service to Kargil, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Monday himself.....
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Intense cold in Kashmir; Ladakh Coldest

Intense cold in Kashmir; Ladakh Coldest

Intense cold tightened its grip across Kashmir Valley as minimum temperatures plunged further with summer capital Srinagar witnessing the coldest night of the season at minus 4.3 degrees Celsius. Ladakh was the coldest in the state with a temperature of...
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Leh freezes at minus 12.4 degrees Celsius

Leh freezes at minus 12.4 degrees Celsius

SRINAGAR: The temperature dipped to a bone-chilling minus 12.4 degrees Celsius in Leh town on Tuesday as the mercury dipped below freezing point across the Kashmir Valley as well. The local weather office forecast moderate to heavy snowfall in the...
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