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.
The BJP, which made a determined bid to score its first poll victory in the Kashmir Valley, not only drew a blank but suffered the ignominy of seeing all but one of its 34 candidates lose their security deposits.
Kashmir Valley continued to experience dry and cold weather on the second day of 'Chillai-Kalan' the 40-day harshest winter period, as the minimum temperatures remained below the freezing point with slight respite from cold conditions at some places.
The 40-day period of harshest winter in Kashmir Valley, known as Chillai-Kalan, began on Sunday on a warmer note as night temperatures rose across the Valley, increasing the chances of first snowfall of the season.
Ruling National Conference on Tuesday said people of the Valley have refused to buy the BJP's false promises and its leader Arun Jaitley has conceded that his party was not going to form the government in the state after positive poll trend emerged.
When a five-star luxury hotel threw open its doors to guests in this north Kashmir tourist destination in December 2012, many said Gulmarg did not have the inflow to sustain a high-end luxury facility like the Khyber Himalayan Resort.
A week after 11 security personnel were killed in terror attacks in Kashmir, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said the militants had come from Pakistan and India will have to give "strong response" to check such "blatant attempts".
Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday became the first BJP leader to address an election rally in downtown Srinagar, a hotbed of stone-pelting in the recent past, and wooed voters in his inimitable style.
A day after militant attacks in Kashmir Valley left 21 persons dead, Congress on Saturday said it was unfortunate that some people, within the country and outside, were not happy with the high voter turnout in the first two phases of Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir.
PDP chief Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Saturday expressed dismay over the sudden spurt in terror attacks in Kashmir Valley and said such tragic incidents only bring miseries for the families of the victims and don't achieve any political objectives.
Srinagar: Condoling the death of security personnel and civilians in separate militant attacks in the Valley on Friday, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah expressed hope that the central government would plug the gaps in the counter-insurgency grid.
Srinagar and Leh witnessed the coldest night of the season so far as the cold wave tightened its grip further in Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region with the minimum temperatures remaining several degrees below the freezing point.