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Kashmir enveloped under white carpet again

Minimum temperature increases, weatherman predicts improvement from Sunday afternoon

Owais Gul

Srinagar, Jan 23: Kashmir parts on Saturday received fresh snowfall while the minimum temperature increased slightly across the Valley. The weatherman, however, predicted improvement in the weather conditions from Sunday afternoon.

According to the news agency—KNO, the parts of Valley received light to moderate snowfall from the intervening night of Friday-Saturday while Gulmarg, the world famous ski-resort has received moderate to heavy snowfall till 05:30 PM.

Officials in the local Meteorological department (MeT) informed that Gulmarg received one foot snow till 05:30 PM while Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir received 11.4 cm snow till the same period.

The officials further added that Qazigund, Kokernag and Pahalgam in southern districts received 1 cm, 15.0 cm and 19.4 cm snow respectively, adding that Kupwara in north Kashmir received 5.6 cm snow till 05:30 PM.

With the fresh snowfall across Kashmir, the minimum temperature has started increasing with officials in MeT informing that the mercury settled at minus 2.0 degrees Celsius last as compared to minus 6 degrees Celsius previous night.

He also informed that the minimum temperature in Gulmarg was recorded at minus 4.8 degrees Celsius last night.

Meanwhile, Deputy Director MeT, Mukhtar Ahmad told KNO that the weather would start gradually improving across the Valley from midnight while from Sunday afternoon; there is possibility of complete improvement in the prevalent weather conditions.

About night temperature, he said that the minimum temperature would rise again this night while it may go down by two to three degrees in next night

Nonetheless, as the harshest 40-day winter period, Chila-i-Kalan will culminate in the end of this month, the MeT Deputy Director said that the minimum as well the maximum temperature would also start increasing gradually after couple of days.

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Body of 50-yr-old man retrieved after 3 days from Jhelum

(Asian News Hub) – Three days after drowning into Kiti Koul in Kani Kadal area of Srinagar, the body of a 50-year-old man has been retrieved from river Jhelum on Monday evening.

Official sources told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the body of a 50-year-old man was retrieved today by River police from Jehlum in Takanwari area of Noorbagh in Srinagar.

They identified the deceased as Feroz Ahmad Raina, son of Late Abdul Aziz Raina of Zaindar Mohalla, Habba Kadal.

Meanwhile, they said that the body will be handed over to the family after completing the legal formalities.

KNO

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Elderly man injured in leopard attack in Anantnag

(Asian News Hub) – An elderly man was injured after a leopard attacked him in Chanderwan Uttersoo area of Shangus of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday evening.

Reports Reaching GNS said that a leopard attacked Abdul  Rasheed Wani Son of Mohammad Ahsan Wani of Chanderwan Uttersoo village, resulting in injuries to him.

Soon after the incident he was rushed to a nearby hospital wherefrom he was shifted to GMC Anantnag for specialized treatment.

Meanwhile the local residents appealed to the Wildlife Department to capture the wild animals present in the area at an earliest in order to prevent any further attacks.

GNS

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Samaniya Bhat: Youngest radio jockey from Baramulla

(Asian News Hub) – A 22-year-old girl from Baramulla is winning hearts of people through her voice and informative programmes as she works as a radio jockey at Radio Chinar at Sopore.

RJ Samaniya Bhat a resident of main town Baramulla who has recently completed her bachelors in Journalism and Mass communication from GDC Baramulla is first female radio jockey of North Kashmir and the youngest radio jockey of Kashmir Valley.

Bhat while talking with news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that since her childhood she was interested in journalism, however, by chance she grabbed the opportunity to become a radio Jockey.

“I was always fond of microphones and when I heard that north Kashmir is going to have its first radio station I went for an interview and after 4 or 5 rounds, I was among selected ones and only female,” she said.

“I feel happy to work as Radio Jockey because it is a very creative field and it helps in building your confidence and become outspoken and spontaneous,” Bhat said, adding “she remains in the studio from 12 pm to 3 pm and produces a programme Hallabhol with RJ Samaniya.”

“Our main aim is to involve our youth and entertain people besides talented persons who are being called to the studio who keep their viewpoint before people,” she said.

“Do the things you are good at and follow your dreams with hard work, she said, in her message to students, while adding that parents must allow their children to choose their field and shouldn’t force them to go in any field in which they aren’t interested.

KNO

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