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Weatherman predicts moderate snowfall across Kashmir from Jan 4

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Jammu higher reaches to receive heavy snowfall; Bad weather may disrupt traffic on Sgr-Jmu highway, says Director MeT Sonam Lotus appeals people not to venture out in snow-bound higher reaches

Owais Gul

Srinagar, Jan 02: Following further dip in the minimum temperature, the weatherman here has predicted moderate snowfall across Kashmir and heavy snowfall in higher reaches of Jammu from Monday, stating that the night temperature will rise in J&K and Ladakh in coming days.

Director, Meteorological department (MeT), Sonum Lotus told the news agency—KNO that there is possibility of moderate snowfall across Kashmir in between January 04-05.

He added that the higher reaches especially in Pir Panchal and Chenab would experience heavy snowfall during the period, adding that in Jammu, the wet spell would begin from January 03 and would persist till January 05.

Lotus further said that present foggy mornings will also come to an end from tomorrow morning in Jammu region. He also appealed people not to venture out in hilly areas during the period to avoid any untoward incident.

Besides, Lotus said that the Srinagar-Jammu highway may also be closed after fresh snowfall, adding that those scheduled to travel to and from Srinagar should confirm the situation of the road before travelling.

Deputy Director MeT, Mukhtar Ahmad, when contacted informed that after fresh prediction, the weather would remain cloudy on January 06 also. Ahmad said that after January 05, there is no forecast of major snowfall in J&K and Ladakh till January 10.

Meanwhile, MeT spokesman informed Pahalgam was the coldest place in Kashmir where the mercury settled at minus 8.4 degree Celsius in the intervening night of Friday-Saturday.

He said Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir recorded a minimum temperature of minus 5.9 degree Celsius. Gulmarg, a world famous ski-resort recorded 7.5 degree Celsius.

Pertinently, Kashmir is under tight grip of Chillai-Kalan, the 40-day harshest winter period. The Chillai-Kalan commenced on December 21 and will end on January 31.

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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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