Kashmir Valley was cut off from the rest of the country on Sunday as fresh snowfall forced cancellation of all scheduled flights and blocked the vital Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, officials sai

The 40-day harshest period of the winter, Chillai Kalan, began on an optimistic note today after mild snowfall in the upper reaches and rain in planes of Kashmir brought respite from freezing cold

vulnerable wildlife

In yet another exercise to protect the highly vulnerable wildlife of Jammu and Kashmir, the centre has sanctioned five full-fledged zoos for the state.

The zoos will be set up in all the three divisions of the state at Jammu, Srinagar, Pahalgam, Gulmarg and Leh, the officials of the state