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'Chillai-Kalan': Srinagar records minus 7.8 degrees Celsius, lowest in 8 years

IndiaTimes Wednesday, 13 January 2021 ()
Kashmir is currently under the grip of 'Chillai-Kalan' -- the 40-day harshest winter period when a cold wave grips the region and the temperature drops considerably. The sudden plunge in the minimum temperature resulted in freezing of water supply pipes. A thick layer of ice had frozen over many stagnant water bodies including the Dal Lake.
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Training to handle disaster emergencies held in Srinagar [Video]

Training to handle disaster emergencies held in Srinagar

Civil defence experts trained volunteers and locals on how to handle emergency situations such as fires, earthquakes, and snow avalanches at a training programme in the Kashmir valley. The training programme was organised for the volunteers of different government and non-governmental organisations at Bilaliya Educational Institute, Nawab Bagh, and Baghwanpora-Lal Bazar Srinagar. It was organised by the Kashmir Welfare Trust and Nigeen Tourist Traders Association in collaboration with the Civil Defence, Srinagar and J and K State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC). "The government has a lot of rescue forces, but they cannot reach every place. It is important to prepare the community for such adverse situations. We have trained the volunteers in Nigeen about search operations, first aid, and fire fighting," said Aamir Ali, Deputy Chief Warden Civil Defence Srinagar. The aim of the five days programme was to train people on how to handle the emergency cases such as fires, earthquakes, and especially snow avalanches which have become common in the upper reaches of Kashmir Valley.

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Jammu and Kashmir (state) Jammu and Kashmir (state) Former state administered by India

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Dogra Front activists stage protest against web series 'Tandav'

Activists of Dogra Front on January 20 staged protest against the web series 'Tandav' in Jammu and Kashmir's Dogra. 'Tandav', an Amazon Prime Video-based series addressed the backlash against its content that has hurt religious sentiments of many viewers. Muslim people also showed their anguish against the web series by showing placards. The protestors alleged that the creators of the web series have tried to disrupt the communal harmony in the country. Earlier in the day, Maharashtra Government has received a complaint regarding 'Tandav' and will be taking appropriate action against the web series. Earlier on Monday, the cast and crew of the Saif Ali Khan starrer political-drama had extended their apologies to the viewers for "unintentionally" hurting their sentiments. An FIR was also registered at Lucknow's Hazratganj Kotwali against Amazon Prime's India and team of 'tandav' for allegedly hurting religious sentiments on Monday.

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Dal Lake Dal Lake Lake in Srinagar,India

Winter clothing items in great demand amid freezing Srinagar weather [Video]

Winter clothing items in great demand amid freezing Srinagar weather

Continuous snowfall and rains in several parts of Jammu and Kashmir have escalated the demand of warm clothes. Srinagar's Dal Lake also froze on Thursday as the city recorded coldest night since 1991. With severe cold wave throwing the normal life out of gear, people in the valley are keeping hosiery shopkeepers busy by getting new jackets, sweaters, caps and other winter clothes. Bashir Ahmad, a shopkeeper in the city said winter items like caps, mufflers and gloves are in great demand because these are essentials in the winters.

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Continuous snowfall and rains in several parts of Jammu and Kashmir have escalated the demand of warm clothes. Srinagar's Dal Lake also froze on Thursday as the city recorded coldest night since 1991. With severe cold wave throwing the normal life out of gear, people in the valley are keeping hosiery shopkeepers busy by getting new jackets, sweaters, caps and other winter clothes. Bashir Ahmad, a shopkeeper in the city said winter items like caps, mufflers and gloves are in great demand because these are essentials in the winters.

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