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

The cold wave sweeping North India claimed 18 more lives on Wednesday, taking the nation-wide death toll so far this winter to 93 even as temperatures went up a few notches in several parts of the region.

Sixteen people have died due to the chill since Tuesday evening in Uttar Pradesh and two in Punjab even as fog enveloped several places hitting road and rail traffic.

Srinagar: Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Jairam Ramesh here today launched a Centrally-sponsored programme “Himayat” (support) aimed at providing employment opportunities a

High-altitude areas of Jammu and Kashmir, including the famous ski resort of Gulmarg, on Friday experienced the season's first heavy snowfall leading to the temporary closure of 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh national highway, officials said.

The Jammu and Kashmir Agriculture Minister Ghulam Hassan Mir has said the cocoon production in the state has increased to 1,900 metric tonnes this year and has yielded Rs 11 crore this fiscal.

SC’s Empowered Panel clears Jammu Airport expansion

SRINAGAR, Oct 4: Minister for Forest, Environment and Ecol¬ogy, Mian Altaf, today informed the Legislative Council that the geographical area of the Jammu and Kashmir State is 1,01,387km sq while t

Wants to amend building bylaws to ensure quake-resistant structures

People should be made aware about food hazards: Experts

Srinagar: The state has received Rs 400 crore under the National Rural Health Mission (NHRM) to improve the medical facilities in the rural areas, state Health Minister Sham Lal Sharma said today.

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