MeT Forecasts Isolated Light Rain, Snowfall In 24 Hours; Mainly Dry Weather Thereafter Srinagar : As higher reaches received snowfall and rains lashed plains, mercury recorded a considerable drop in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. Weather department here has forecast “isolated very light rain/snow over Jammu and Kashmir” during next 24 hours and “mainly dry weather” thereafter. A meteorological department official here told that Srinagar recorded a low of 5.5°C against 6.4°C on the previous night. The temperature was 0.4°C below normal for the summer capital during this time of the year, he said. Qazigund recorded a low of 3.8°C against 7.0°C on the previous night. The temperature was 0.6°C below normal for the gateway town of Kashmir, he said. In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at 2.0°C against 3.2°C on the previous night and it was 0.5°C above normal for the south Kashmir resort, he said. Kokernag recorded a low of 2.8°C against 5.3°C on the previous night and it was 3.1°C below normal for the place, he said. Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 2.0°C the same as on the previous night and it was 0.9°C below normal for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. In Kupwara town, the mercury settled at 5.5°C against 4.1°C on the previous night, the official said. It was 1.0°C above normal for the north Kashmir place, he said. Jammu recorded a low of 17.0°C against 18.7°C on the previous night. It was 0.3°C below normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said. Banihal recorded a low of 4.6°C (below normal by 1.9°C), Batote 5.8°C (3.0°C below normal), Katra 13.2°C (below normal by 1.0°C) and Bhadarwah 6.1°C (normal). In last 24 hours till 0830 hours, Srinagar recorded 7.5mm of rainfall, Qazigund 31.0mm, Pahalgam 14.8mm, Kupwara 0.0mm, Kokernag 22.0mm, Gulmarg 5.4mm, Banihal 34.4mm, Batote 25.8mm, Katra 22.0mm and Bhaderwah 33.3mm. (GNS)
Srinagar : The Jammu & Kashmir Government has asked former Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti to vacate her Fairview residence on Gupkar road.
Sources told that the Estates Department has served an eviction notice to Mehbooba Mufti to vacate the Fairview residence in which her family lives since 2005 when her father Mufti Muhammad Sayeed was Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir.
“The former CMs are no longer entitled to official accommodation after the Government of India amended a state law in 2020,” sources in the Jammu & Kashmir Government disclosed.
Mehbooba Mufti confirmed to KNO that she has been asked to vacate the accommodation.
Sources in the government also disclosed that an alternate accommodation has been offered to Mehbooba Mufti in lieu of Fairview residence.
The Fairview residence of Muftis was formerly an infamous torture center, known as PAPA-2.
Till 1989, it served as an official guest house. The building was occupied by the Border Security Forces in 1990 who named it PAPA-2 .
It continued to function as an interrogation and torture center till 1996.
In 1996, Ashok Jaitley, former Chief Secretary of the State moved in and used it as his residence. In 2003 it was renovated and served as the residence of then Finance Minister Muzaffar Hussain Baig—(KNO)