Airlifting of people stranded in Ladakh begins

Airlifting of people stranded in Jammu and Kashmir`s Ladakh region, due to the landslide blockade of a river, began Sunday, the state government said.

Intense cold abates in J&K

The residents of Ladakh region experienced relief from intense cold conditions as the mercury rose by around seven degrees there, even as the MeT department said a fresh western disturbance would affect Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.

Cold intensifies in Valley; Kargil shivers at minus 17 deg C

Kargil, in the frontier Ladakh region, was the coldest recorded place in Jammu and Kashmir as the minimum temperature there plummeted by nearly six degrees to minus 17 degrees Celsius even as the cold wave tightened its grip in the state.

Rain adds to winter woes in north India, Shimla sees coldest night

Winter tightened its grip across north India on Friday as rains continued in several areas of the region and snowfall took place in the higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh, where Shimla recorded the season's coldest night at minus 2 degrees Celsius.

Cold wave intensifies in Valley, Leh coldest

The minimum temperature at most places in Kashmir division, including Ladakh region, went down by several degrees as cold wave returned to Valley after a slight respite, due to snowfall and rain.

Rise in temperature brings respite to cloud-covered Kashmir Valley

With minimum temperature increasing by several degrees at most places in Kashmir division, including Ladakh region, there was some respite from cold here even as dark clouds engulfed the Valley with MeT department predicting rains or snow over the next three days.

Delegation from Kargil meet J&K Guv

A delegation from Kargil on Tuesday called on Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra here to apprise him about various issues concerning the Ladakh district.

J&K's Buddhists' outfit writes to PM Modi, alleges conversion

An organisation representing Buddhists in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his intervention into the alleged conversion of several members of the community.

Mercury dips across Valley; Kargil shivers at minus 11 deg C

The bone-chilling cold returned as the night temperature plunged below the freezing point across Kashmir division after a brief respite owing to the rains in plains and snowfall in high altitude areas early this week.

Kashmir, Ladakh still in grip of intense cold

The intense cold wave conditions continued across Jammu and Kashmir Monday as the minimum temperatures remained much below the freezing point in the Kashmir Valley and the Ladakh region.

Slight respite from biting cold in Kashmir, Kargil coldest

There was some respite from intense cold wave conditions in Kashmir division, including Ladakh region as the minimum temperature rose by two to six degrees at various places.

Kashmir targets Mumbai corporates for meetings in Ladakh

The Jammu and Kashmir tourism department will target Mumbai-based corporates for promoting Ladakh as an ideal location for meetings, conferences and exhibitions, an official said.

Kargil freezes at minus 17.2 deg C; coldest in J&K

 Kargil, in the frontier Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, continued to be the coldest recorded place in the state registering the lowest temperature of the season, with Mercury remaining several degrees below the freezing point elsewhere, a MeT department official said.

J&K reels under cold wave; Kargil coldest at minus 16 degrees

Cold wave tightened its grip on the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region as the minimum temperatures decreased further below the freezing point with Kargil as the coldest recorded place in the state.

Cold wave returns in north India, Gulmarg witnesses fresh spell of snowfall

Cold wave was back in vast swathes of north India on Monday bringing down minimum temperatures after two days of relief provided by rain.

Valley freezes under 'Chillai Kalan'; Kargil coldest

 A week after the advent of 'Chillai-Kalan'-- the 40-day period of harshest winter, the weather in Kashmir Valley continues to remain dry and cold with minimum temperatures hovering below the freezing point.

Under 'Chillai-Kalan', Kashmir reels under sub zero temperature

Kashmir Valley reeled under sub zero temperature as mercury in the summer capital was recorded at minus 3.9 degrees Celsius and in cold desert of Ladakh it remained under the 10 degrees mark freezing most water bodies and fringes of famous Dal lake.

Jammu and Kashmir poll results: Huge victory margin for 14 of 25 winning BJP candidates

BJP, which emerged as the second largest party in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Elections, may have drawn a blank in Kashmir and Ladakh regions but 14 of its 25 winning candidates in the Jammu region scored emphatic victories over their nearest rivals.

Himalayan region to get special status: Rijiju

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju has said the Centre is launching many big projects "which are in the conceptual stage" and the Himalayan region will get special status keeping in view its strategic locale.

Cold wave continues in J&K

Cold wave conditions continued in the Valley and the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.