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Manali-Leh highway reopened after five months

Closed for over five months due to heavy snowfall, the Manali-Leh highway was reopened to motorists on Sunday on completion of the snow-clearing operations, an official said.

More thunderstorms likely to hit India till May 11

he weather office here on Monday warned that thunderstorms, squalls and gusty winds are likely to hit many parts of India, including Delhi, till Friday even as the mountains of Himachal Pradesh received fresh snowfall.

Seasonal Army huts torched in Kashmir

Around half a dozen seasonal huts of the Army were torched by unidentified arsonists along the historic Mughal road in the Kashmir Valley on Friday, police said.

Himachal hills may turn white this weekend

If you want to witness snow this weekend, head to Himachal Pradesh as the Met predicts chances of precipitation at many places.

Heavy snowfall on Uttarakhand hills

Heavy snowfall was reported on Thursday from the hilly tracts of Uttarakhand, including Hemkund Saheb, Badrinath and Kedarnath. This has lead to a dip in the mercury.

Snowfall shuts Jammu-Srinagar highway

The strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed on Monday due to snowfall in the Bannihal sector, traffic officials said.

Heavy snowfall in Kashmir Valley as rain lashes Jammu

Moderate to heavy snowfall started in the valley as rain lashed the plains on Monday breaking the nearly two-month long dry spell in Jammu and Kashmir.

Temperatures dip further in J&K

Minimum temperatures continued their free fall in the Kashmir Valley and the Ladakh region on Saturday due to clear overnight sky, a Met official said.

Snow likely in Uttarakhand as mercury dips further

Extreme cold weather conditions continue to prevail in the hill state of Uttarakhand on Tuesday, as the mercury dropped in most hilly areas.

Himachal hills may turn white on Monday

The state capital, which saw a low of 6.6 degrees Celsius on Sunday, may see rain, while Kalpa, some 250 km from here, may again experience snow till Tuesday, the official said.

Minimum temperatures improve in J&K, heavy snowfall forecast

Minimum temperatures improved in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday due to a cloud cover, but Leh remained frozen at minus 13 degrees Celsius, according to the weather office.

Minimum temperatures improve in J&K, heavy snowfall forecast

Minimum temperatures throughout Jammu and Kashmir rose on Thursday due to partial nightlong cloud cover even as the weather office forecast heavy rains and snow in the state between December 11 and 15.

Heavy snowfall linked to higher risk of heart attack

Punjab News Express
TORONTO : People living in areas with winter snow may be at increased risk of heart attack after a heavy snowstorm, suggests new research.

Schools closed again due to cold wave in UP

Punjab News Express
LUCKNOW : After reopening briefly for two days following an extended winter break, schools in the Uttar Pradesh state capital have been closed again due to the cold wave, an official said on Thursday.

Seven Punjab students lost in Kullu valley still untraced

Punjab News Express/Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA: Seven students from an engineering institute in Punjab, who along with a guide had gone on a trekking expedition in the upper reaches of Manali in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, have gone missing since Friday.

Battle of Zojila fame regiment celebrates 96th birthday of its oldest surviving officer

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: One of the oldest surviving officers and the longest serving commanding officer (CO) of the highly decorated 7th Light Cavalry, which created history by operating tanks at never seen before heights of 11,000 plus feet in sub zero temperatures to free the Zojila pass of invaders during the 1947-48 Indo-Pak war, Lt Col (retd) Gurcharan Singh turned 96 today.

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