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Kashmir under freeze, Srinagar experiences season’s coldest night

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(Asian News Hub) – Freezing weather conditions continued unabated in Kashmir Valley as Srinagar, the summer capital of J&K, experienced the coldest night of the season with temperature dropping as low as minus 1.6°C on Monday, the Met office said.

A meteorological department official here told GNS that minimum temperature in Srinagar was minus 1.7°C below normal for this time of the year and surpassed previous low of minus 1.5 recorded couple of days ago.

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Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of minus 2.0°C against minus 2.2°C on the previous night, he said. It was minus 2.0°C below normal for the place, the official said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 3.7°C against minus 4.2°C on previous night and it remained the coldest place across J&K.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 1.3°C against minus 1.3°C on previous night and normal of 0.6°C, the official said.

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Kupwara town in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus minus 2.9°C against minus 3.0°C on the previous night, the official said.

Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a minimum of minus 0.8°C against minus 1.4°C on the previous night, the official said.

Ladakh’s Leh recorded a low of minus 8.0°C against last night’s minus 6.4°C while Kargil town recorded a low of minus 3.6°C. Drass in Kargil, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia, recorded a low of minus 12.8°C, the official said.

The weatherman has forecast mainly dry weather in Jammu and Kashmir with morning fog at isolated places over plains of Valley.

“The weather will remain cloudy with possibility of light rain/snow during 24th AN-25th” the official said. He however said that there was no forecast of any major snowfall till ending November.

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Army man found dead under mysterious circumstances at Badami Bagh, Sgr

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(Asian News Hub) – An Army man was found dead under mysterious circumstances inside Badami Bagh cantonment Srinagar on Friday.

Official sources told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a 24-year-old soldier of Kilo Force identified as Signalman Anuj Singh of Banka, Bihar was found dead inside Badami Bagh Cantonment, Srinagar on Friday afternoon.

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Meanwhile, police has registered case in this regard and investigation has been launched to ascertain the cause of death.

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It’s starlink satellite train in sky, no need to panic: ADGP Jammu

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(Asian News Hub) – Additional Director General of Police for Jammu zone, Mukesh Singh Friday said that starlink satellite train was seen over sky in areas of Jammu which people mistook as mysterious light of an aerial object and there was no need to panic.

ADG of Police, Mukesh Singh told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that starlink train of satellites have been seen in sky in areas of Rajouri and Poonch.

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“The mysterious light are of satellite of starlink train category, “said ADG Singh said.

Pertinent to mention here that Elon Musk starlink satellite train is a category of satellite which are often seen in the sky.

Earlier, on Friday evening, panic gripped in areas of Rajouri, Poonch and others parts of Jammu zone too after locals spotted mysterious lights in air. People mistook it as a drone while security forces were also put on high alert.

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Residential house gutted in Mamar blaze

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(Asian News Hub) – A residential house was partially gutted in a fire incident that broke out in Hariganiwan, Mamar area of Ganderbal district on Friday evening.

Reports reaching the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that the fire broke out in a residential house belonging to Qarisha Begum, wife of Late Muhammad Rafiq Kasana.

The firefighters and locals doused the flames and prevented the fire from spreading to nearby localities, witnesses said, adding that the residential house suffered partial damage.

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One of the relatives of the fire victim told KNO that the property worth lakhs of rupees got damaged in the blaze.

The cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained, an official, meanwhile, said.

Meanwhile, the local villagers urged the administration to compensate the losses of the downtrodden family at the earliest.

Meanwhile, police have taken the cognizance of the incident and has started investigation into the matter.

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