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Severe cold wave grips Kashmir, Shopian records season’s coldest night

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Srinagar, Jan 29: Biting cold conditions intensified in most parts of Kashmir on Friday, with Shopian recording the coldest night of the season at minus 14.1 degrees Celsius.

As per Kashmir Weather, an independent weather forecaster, Srinagar city — the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir — recorded a low of minus 7.7 degrees Celsius, down from minus 5.6 degrees Celsius the previous night.

In the tourist resort of Gulmarg, the minimum temperature settled at minus 11.5 degrees Celsius compared to minus 13.4 degree Celsius the night earlier.

The night temperature in Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at the low of minus 10.8, compared to previous night’s minus 10.5°C.

The minimum in Kupwara, in north Kashmir, went down from minus 2.2 degrees Celsius yesterday to settle at minus 3.0 degrees Celsius, while Kokernag town in south registered the low of minus 11.4 degrees Celsius.

‘Cold wave to severe cold wave’ condtions likely to continue till Sunday.

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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.

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

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.

Also Read: Mysterious light in air triggers panic in Rajouri, Poonch districts

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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