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J&K: Jammu & Kashmir

A vendor pushes his cart down a road during a cold and foggy morning, in Srinagar.

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Boatmen stand near their 'Shikaras' during a cold and foggy morning, in Srinagar. The Kashmir Valley is reeling under severe cold conditions as Srinagar recorded a low of minus 7.6 degrees Celsius.

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Activists of Aam Aadmi Party during a protest in support of farmers against the new farm laws, in Jammu.

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Artists dance around a bonfire during the 'Lohri' festival celebrations, in Jammu.

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Security officers standing near the mouth of a 150-metre underground tunnel, constructed allegedly by Pakistan beneath International border, at Hiranagar sector of Kathua district.

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A vehicle carrying the first consignment of COVID-19 vaccines arrives at cold storage of a hospital, in Srinagar.

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Fishermen wait covered with blankets and hay on boats, to catch fish with harpoons in the frozen waters of Anchar Lake on the outskirts of Srinagar. The region's main Dal Lake and other water bodies are partially frozen with the temperature at Srinagar dropping to minus 7.8 degrees Celsius, the lowest minimum in eight years, according to the Meteorological Department.

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Fishermen catch fish in the frozen surface of water of Dal Lake on a cold day in Srinagar.

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A boat man makes his way through the frozen surface of the Dal Lake on a cold day in Srinagar.

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Shikara's or traditional gondola's damaged in last week's snowfall are covered with layer of frozen water of the Dal Lake on a cold day in Srinagar.

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A boat man makes his way through the frozen surface of the Dal Lake on a cold day in Srinagar.

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A boatman cuts ice to steer his way on the frozen Dal Lake, in Srinagar.

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View of frozen Dal Lake, in Srinagar. Kashmir Valley reeled under severe cold after witnessing sub-zero temperatures.

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The first consignment of COVID-19 vaccination arrives at a storage facility, in Jammu.

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Bharatiya Janata Party Jammu President Ravinder Raina along with party leaders and workers celebrates 'Lohri' at party office in Jammu.

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All India Congress Committee In-charge for Jammu & Kashmir Rajni Patil (L) and President of Jammu & Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee GA Mir (R) during a press conference, in Jammu.

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Bomb Disposal Squad members of the Indian Army defuse a 2.4kg Improvised Explosive Device (IED) along the Gohlad Mendhar road near LoC, in Mendhar area of Poonch district.

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J & K BJP President Ravinder Raina addresses a press conference, in Jammu.

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Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha interacts with the girls contingent during the launch of their ski course and training in Gulmarg, at Raj Bhawan in Jammu.

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A health-worker takes part in a dry run for the administration of COVID-19 vaccine, at Govt. SMGS Hospital Shalamar in Jammu.

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A health-worker takes part in a dry run for the administration of COVID-19 vaccine, at Govt.SMGS Hospital Shalamar in Jammu.

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Stranded trucks wait for re-opening of Jammu and Kashmir National Highway, after heavy snowfall and landslides, in Jammu.

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An aerial view of Dal Lake and its surrounding areas after heavy snowfall in Srinagar.

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Tourists visit Nishat garden after heavy snowfall, in Srinagar.

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Nishat garden covered in snow after heavy snowfall, in Srinagar.

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Experts collect samples from ducks for tests at Manda Zoo Park, following the detection of bird flu cases in bordering state Himachal Pradesh, in Jammu.

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Jammu and Kashmir Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha addresses a press conference, in Jammu.

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People walk on a snow covered street during heavy snowfall, in Srinagar.

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A group of boatmen struggle to row their boats across snow-covered Dal Lake, after a heavy snowfall, in Srinagar.

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An aerial view of the city after a snowfall, in Srinagar.

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A vehicle covered with snow runs through a snow-covered road in Pulwama, south of Srinagar.

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Villagers walk as it snows in Pulwama, south of Srinagar.

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An auto-rickshaw moves slowly on a snow-covered road during heavy snowfall, in Srinagar.

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Vehicles move slowly on a snow-covered road during heavy snowfall, in Srinagar.

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Boatmen clear snow from the rooftop of their houseboat during heavy snowfall along the banks of river Jehlum, in Srinagar.

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'Shikaras' anchored along the banks of Dal Lake during heavy snowfall, in Srinagar.

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A pedestrian holding an umbrella walks on a snow-covered pavement during heavy snowfall, in Srinagar.

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A snow covered park after heavy snowfall, in Srinagar.

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Pedestrians walk on a snow-covered road after a fresh snowfall, in Srinagar.

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A nomad man chops fire wood outside his temporary shelter as it snows on the outskirts of Srinagar.

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A nomad man chops fire wood outside his temporary shelter as it snows on the outskirts of Srinagar.

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A boatmen clear snow from the roof of their houseboats in Srinagar.

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Children walk on a snow covered road after fresh snow falls on the outskirts of Srinagar.

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A Kashmiri family plays with snow on the shore of the Dal Lake in Srinagar.

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A Kashmiri boatman clears snow from the roof of his houseboat in Srinagar.

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A health worker collects a nasal sample from a woman for COVID-19 test, in Jammu.

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Indian Army and Jammu & Kashmir Police personnel show arms and ammunition, recovered after a joint search operation along Gulabgarh Nala in Reasi district of J & K.

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J & K Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha witnesses signing of an MoU between Navin Kumar Choudhary, Principal Secretary to the Government, Agriculture and Horticulture Department, J&K, and Sanjeev Kumar Chadha, Managing Director, NAFED, in Jammu.

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Shiv Sena Dogra Front activists burn Pakistan's flag during a protest against the killing of a goldsmith, allegedly by terrorists in Srinagar.

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People stand in a queue to pay obeisance at Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine on the first day of New Year 2021, in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir.

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People stand in a queue to pay obeisance at Kali Mata Temple on the first day of New Year 2021, in Jammu.

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A vendor walks on a road enveloped by dense fog on a cold morning in Jammu. Dense fog has disrupted rail, road and air traffic in many parts of northern India as cold weather continues unabated.

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Security personnel conduct a search operation after some unknown miscreants allegedly lobbed a grenade at a religious place in Hiranagar Sector along the international border, in Kathua. The incident took place on Wednesday evening.

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Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbag Singh addresses a press conference, in Jammu.

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Tourists play with snow at the Patnitop hill after fresh snowfall, about 115 km from Jammu.

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Security force personnel during an encounter with militants, at Lawaypora on the outskirts of Srinagar. Three militants were killed in the encounter.

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A man clears snow from the roof of his house after heavy snowfall at Bhaderwah in Doda district.

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Kashmiri Pandit migrants, not adhering to social distancing norms, submit their forms for government jobs, amid the coronavirus pandemic, at Relief Commissioner's office in Jammu.

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Army personnel take away a suspected associate of J&K Ghaznavi Force after busting of a terror module in Poonch district. The module, which was active in Gulhotta area of the district, was busted jointly the Indian Army and J&K Police and three suspected militants were arrested.

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Six grenades and a few posters of J&K Ghaznavi Force, which were recovered after busting of a terror module in Poonch district. The module, which was active in Gulhotta area of the district, was busted jointly by the Indian Army and J&K Police, and three suspected militants were arrested.

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Artists perform traditional dance at the National Folk Dance festival, in Jammu.

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National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah addreses a press conference, in Srinagar.

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J & K Lt Governor Manoj Sinha hands over card to a beneficiary under Ayushman Bharat PM-Jay Sehat scheme, after it was rolled out by Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually, in Jammu.

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An army personnel dressed as Santa Claus distributes sweets among local youth during Christmas celebrations at Army Camp Larkipora in Anantnag district of south Kashmir.

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People wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus attend a Christmas mass at Saint Mary's Cathedral in Jammu.

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Pooja Devi, the first woman driver in J&K state, poses for photographs before driving a private passenger bus on the Jammu-Kathua route, in Jammu.

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Spokesperson of Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) Sajad Gani Lone (3R) addresses media persons after a meeting, in Srinagar.

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Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti addresses a press conference, at her residence in Srinagar.

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Jammu & Kashmir DDC Election in-charge Anurag Thakur along with BJP J&K State President Ravinder Raina and others address a press conference at party office in Jammu.

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Activists of Jammu and Kashmir National Conference listen to their party president Farooq Abdullah during a meeting a day after the District Development Council elections results in Srinagar.

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Jammu and Kashmir National Conference leader Salman Sagar, left, who won the District Development Council elections is congratulated by his party associates during a meeting in Srinagar.

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Jammu and Kashmir National Conference president Farooq Abdullah speaks during a meeting with his party workers a day after the District Development Council elections results in Srinagar.

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Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah speaks during a meeting with his party workers a day after the District Development Council elections results in Srinagar.

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Counting of votes for the recently concluded District Development Council elections in progress at a centre, in Jammu.

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BJP candidate Sharda Bhau flashes victory sign after her lead in the District Development Council (DDC) election results in Jammu.

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BJP candidate Suresh Kumar Sharma flashes victory sign after his lead in the District Development Council (DDC) election results in Jammu.

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BJP candidate Aijaz Hussain flashes victory sign after his lead in the District Development Council (DDC) election results in Srinagar.

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BJP candidate Suresh Kumar flashes victory sign after his lead in the District Development Council (DDC) election results in Jammu.

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Manzoor Ahmad of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), part of the People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration, is welcomed by his supporters after his lead in the District Development Council (DDC) election results in Srinagar.

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National Conference (NC) candidate Salmaan Sagar flashes victory sign after his lead in the municipality election results, in Srinagar.

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BJP National Spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain along with senior party leaders addresses a press conference in Srinagar.

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A shikara-ambulance, equipped with health facilities, floats on the Dal Lake, ahead of its operations, in Srinagar. Tariq Ahmad Patloo, a houseboat owner, who is the man behind this initiative, says he decided to start this service as nobody except a friend came to help him reach the hospital after he tested positive for COVID-19 a few months ago. The special floating ambulance service, which will be operational soon, is aimed to help thousands of dwellers who are living in houseboats.

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Ducks make their way through frozen surface of water on a cold day in Dal Lake in Srinaga. The traditional 40-day long period of harsh winter in Kashmir known as ‘Chillai Kalan’ begins tomorrow.

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A woman breaks the frozen surface of water to make way for her boat to pass on a cold day in Dal Lake in Srinagar. The traditional 40-day long period of harsh winter in Kashmir known as ‘Chillai Kalan’ begins tomorrow.

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A security personnel stands guard outside a polling station during the eight and last phase of the District Development Council (DDC) elections, at Pattan in Baramulla district.

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Voters show their fingers marked with indelible ink after casting their votes for the last phase of District Development Council (DDC) election, at Khour village in Akhnoor, Jammu.

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A child looks at icicles hanging from trees, formed after a water supply line burst, as temperature dropped below zero, on the outskirts of Shopian in South Kashmir.

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Huge icicles hang from a tree, formed after a water supply line burst, as temperatures dropped below zero, on the outskirts of Shopian in South Kashmir.

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Children look at icicles hanging from trees, formed after a water supply line burst, as temperature dropped below zero, on the outskirts of Shopian in South Kashmir.

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Workers warm themselves around a bonfire amid the snow-laden area at Sonamarg in Ganderbal district of Central Kashmir.

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A vehicle moves across a bridge amid the snow-laden area at Sonamarg in Ganderbal district of Central Kashmir. The minimum temperature across Kashmir plummeted several degrees below the freezing point on Thursday owing to a clear sky as the valley reeled under cold conditions, with Srinagar experiencing the coldest night of the season -6.4.

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People walk on snow covered slopes of Sonamarg in Ganderbal district of Central Kashmir The minimum temperature across Kashmir plummeted several degrees below the freezing point on Thursday owing to a clear sky as the valley reeled under cold conditions, with Srinagar experiencing the coldest night of the season -6.4.

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A couple looks at a partially frozen waterfall, at Tangmarg in Baramulla District. Kashmir valley recorded its coldest night recently as the temperature dropped below zero.

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Voters undergo thermal screening as they wait to cast their votes for the seventh phase of District Development Council (DDC) elections, at Suchetgarh village near India-Pakistan international border in R S Pura sector, about 25 KM from Jammu.

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Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Apni Party President Altaf Bukhari with his senior party leaders during the first party convention, at Sher-e-Kashmir Park in Srinagar.

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Kandkari craftsman Sahid Ahmed, displays engraved copper plate at a workshop in Srinagar. These craftsman earn INR 500 a day.

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Kandkari craftsmen engrave on copper utensils at a workshop in Srinagar.

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Kandkari craftsmen engrave on copper utensils at a workshop in Srinagar. Kandkari is a traditional art of Kashmir that involves engraving copper utensils with calligraphic motifs. The Kandkari work determines the price of the object, as does the weight. These craftsman earn INR 500 a day.

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Security personnel stand guard outside the residence of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Haji Parvaiz after an attack by suspected militants, in Srinagar.

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A man consoles a policeman after his colleague, who was critically injured during an attack by suspected militants on the house of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Haji Parvaiz at Natipora, passed away in a hospital in Srinagar. A Personal Security Officer (PSO) was killed in the incident.

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