After a few days of bright sunshine, dark clouds hovered over Srinagar and other areas in Kashmir today with the Meteorological Department predicting isolated rains or snow even as the night temperature rose at many places owing to the overcast conditions.
Snowfall swept the higher reaches of Kashmir while rain lashed the plains of the Valley for the second straight day on Tuesday even as the weatherman predicted another spell of wet weather over 48 hours beginning Friday.
A day after Srinagar witnessed the coldest night of the season, the minimum temperature increased at most places in Kashmir on Thursday providing some relief to the residents, even as the MeT Office here has forecast mainly dry weather over the next few days.
An article in the United States' Foreign Affairs Journal has brazenly stated that the sacred Hindu shrine, Amarnath temple in Jammu and Kashmir, is a large, 'phallic block of ice' inside the cave and is being used as pilgrimage to assert Indian government's political control over the region.
Advocating 'innovative changes' to counter the latest challenges of cyber crime and terrorism, Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police K Rajendra Kumar has asked his men to remain vigilant to thwart the designs of "subversive elements" to revitalise the dormant cells and create unrest in the state.
Over 3.52 lakh pilgrims paid obeisance at the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas this year as the 59-day annual yatra concluded on Saturday coinciding with the festival of 'Raksha Bandhan'.