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Covid19: 33 cases in a day; J&K toll 158

April 9, 2020, 12:40 AM

J&K witnessed a deluge of COVID19 positive cases on Wednesday. With 33 new cases, the toll jumped to 158, 30 new cases are from Kashmir division alone. In Kashmir division, the…

Militant killed in Sopore gunfight, soldier injured

April 9, 2020, 12:40 AM

A Jaish-e-Mohammad militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Sopore area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday, police said. The killed militant has…

Hospitals assigned roles according to capacity, asked to follow SOP

April 9, 2020, 12:40 AM

As the number of COVID19 patients continues to grow in J&K, government has pressed for adherence to its SOPs for management of patients suffering from the viral illness. The go…

Kashmir to fell 42,000 Russian poplars to ward off allergies

April 9, 2020, 12:40 AM

As the Kashmir is grappling with novel coronavirus, the administration has ordered felling or lopping of an estimated 42,000 Russian female poplars in the region to ward off allerg…

Renowned child specialist Dr Amarjeet Sethi passes away

April 9, 2020, 1:01 AM

Prominent child specialist Dr Amarjeet Singh Sethi passed away in Haryana on Wednesday. A resident of Gogjibagh Srinagar, Dr Sethi was the son of prominent medico Dr Mohan Singh Se…

Prevent over-charging for COVID19 tests: SC

April 9, 2020, 12:39 AM

The Supreme Court on Wednesday suggested that the Centre should create a mechanism wherein private laboratories conducting COVID-19 tests do not charge exorbitant fees from public…

Lockdown won't be lifted in one go: PM

April 9, 2020, 12:41 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday told floor leaders of opposition and other parties in Parliament that the nationwide lockdown will not be lifted in one go on April 14, ac…

Govt likely to extend lockdown: Azad

April 9, 2020, 12:38 AM

The government is likely to extend the ongoing countrywide lockdown beyond April 14 to combat the coronavirus, the Congress indicated on Wednesday after an all-party meeting with P…

Face mask mandatory in civil secretariat

April 9, 2020, 12:38 AM

In view of growing number of coronavirus positive cases in J&K, the General Administration Department (GAD) has made wearing of face masks mandatory in all the offices of civil…

Global death toll crosses 80,000

April 9, 2020, 12:37 AM

The novel coronavirus death toll across the world crossed 80,000 on Wednesday, according to the data released by Johns Hopkins University's Coronavirus Resource Centre. A total of…

India cases rise to 5,274; death toll 149

April 9, 2020, 12:37 AM

The total number of coronavirus cases in the country rose to 5,274 on Wednesday, registering an increase of 485 cases in the last 24 hours, while the death toll stood at 149, the U…

Do not label any community for spread of COVID19: Govt

April 9, 2020, 12:37 AM

The government on Wednesday issued an advisory to address the social stigma associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, urging people not to label any community or area for the spread o…

Stranded students: Admin writes to Resident Commissioner in Delhi

April 9, 2020, 12:36 AM

The divisional administration Kashmir on Wednesday wrote to Jammu and Kashmir Resident Commissioner in Delhi asking him to facilitate evacuation of Kashmiri students stranded in Ja…

US, UK warn of cyber-attacks using virus as lure

April 9, 2020, 12:36 AM

The US and UK security agencies have issued a joint security warning about cyberattacks using the coronavirus outbreak as a lure. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Brita…

Global trade will plunge by up to 32%: WTO

April 9, 2020, 12:35 AM

Global trade growth is expected to plummet by up to a third in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the World Trade Organisation said on Wednesday, warning that the numbers would…

Editorial Page

Editorial | Sift fake from real

April 9, 2020, 12:59 AM

Any big situation has a potential of generating misinformation. If the fake and fictitious is deleted from history, voluminous  books will reduce to small pamphlets. In our ag…

Domicile domiciliated

April 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

A redefining of the domicile law has been on the cards post rescinding of Article 35A in August last year. Having demolished the edifice, the scaffoldings had to be removed. It had…

Globalization and COVID-19 Nexus

April 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

Economists argue that corona repercussions are going to be worse than the global financial crisis of 2008. Empirical studies and literature demonstrate that coronavirus disease 201…

Greater Kashmir

People want to know

April 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

In my last opinion published in the Greater Kashmir on March 31, 2020 entitled “RTI in the times of virus”, I had tried to explain the importance of pro-active disclosure of inform…

jammu

JKAP greets people on Shab-e-Baraat

April 9, 2020, 1:23 AM

Jammu Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) President, Altaf Bukhari on Wednesday greeted people on Shab-e-Baraat and hoped the auspicious occasion would be harbinger of peace, prosperity and…

Advisor Sharma appointed chairman of 2 Corps

April 9, 2020, 1:21 AM

The government on Wednesday nominated Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, KK Sharma chairman of the two Corporations in J&K. An order issued by the General Administration Departmen…

Maintain social distance, but don't shun social responsibility: Rana

April 9, 2020, 1:19 AM

National Conference provincial President, Jammu, Devender Singh Rana Wednesday called for an integrated and cohesive approach to fight coronavirus, saying the pandemic has transcen…

Covid-19: Post offices across JK, Ladakh to provide financial, welfare services

April 9, 2020, 12:16 AM

Post offices across Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh UTs are leaving no stone unturned to provide their services to people to fulfil their financial, healthcare and welfare needs in…

AG, law officers contribute Rs 5 lakh to Relief Fund

April 9, 2020, 12:10 AM

Advocate General, J&K, DC Raina and law officers in both wings of J&K High Court at Jammu and Srinagar have contributed Rs 5 lakh to J&K Relief Fund. In a communique, A…

Advisor Khan directs testing in red zones

April 9, 2020, 12:59 AM

Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan, who is overall in-charge of coronavirus control efforts in Kashmir on Wednesday said ever person has to play a role in breaking t…

COVID19: JJC chairperson Justice Magrey reviews implementation of SC directions on juvenile homes

April 9, 2020, 12:59 AM

In order to monitor implementation and compliance of various directions passed by Supreme Court for protection of children in Juvenile homes, Chairperson, Juvenile Justice Committe…

Kashmir

Govt clears Kendriya Vidyalaya for Kupwara

April 9, 2020, 1:31 AM

The Administrative Council (AC) which met under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, G C Murmu accorded sanction to transfer of Shamilat (Kahcharai) land measuring 40 kanals in…

Masoodi seeks disbursement of wages to contractual lecturers, daily-rated workers

April 9, 2020, 1:28 AM

National Conference MP from Annatnag Hasnain Masoodi on Wednesday sought immediate disbursement of pending wages of contractual lecturers, daily-rated workers of different departme…

NC condoles demise of MK Yogi's mother

April 9, 2020, 1:26 AM

National Conference President, Farooq Abdullah and Vice President Omar Abdullah and senior party leaders Wednesday expressed grief over demise of mother of MK Yogi, President, NC’s…

Waive off power fee to BPL, AYY categories: Fayaz Mir

April 9, 2020, 1:25 AM

Member Rajya Sabha, Fayaz Ahmad Mir on Wednesday urged central and state governments to waive off electricity fee to BPL and AAY categories. He said fruit growers and farmers acros…

Release Sajad Lone, Mehbooba, other political leaders: Peoples Conference

April 9, 2020, 1:18 AM

While welcoming shifting of former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti from a makeshift detention centre to her official residence, Peoples Conference on Wednesday urged the central gove…

Have taken up issues on domicile order with PMO, MHA: Chrungoo

April 9, 2020, 1:16 AM

Senior BJP leader Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo on Wednesday said scrapping of Articles 370 and 35A has necessitated formulation of new set of laws and rules for recruitment in Union Terr…

1 killed, 3 injured in battery-blast in Khrew

April 9, 2020, 12:14 AM

One person died while three others were injured in a solar-battery blast at Khrew area of this district on Wednesday. An official said the blast took place inside residential house…

DC B'la gets appreciation from Union Minister

April 9, 2020, 12:08 AM

The district administration here is winning appreciations from various quarters for promptly delivering essentials to people left stranded due to lockdown. The Deputy Commissioner…

COVID19: NGO donates 120 essential kits in Ganderbal

April 9, 2020, 12:59 AM

Amid the ongoing lockdown, the NGO, Anjuman Sher-i-Sheyan, J&K on Wednesday donated 120 essential kits for doctors and 10 kits for media personal at the office of Deputy Commis…

No vaccination for newborns worries parents in Bandipora

April 9, 2020, 12:54 AM

Many parents in this district are worried as they are struggling to get their newborn vaccinated after the government directed medical staff to focus on fight against COVID19 The p…

HCBA urges SC panel to order release of all J&K detenues

April 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

The J&K High Court Bar Association on Wednesday said it would urged the committee constituted on directions of Supreme Court to order release of all J&K detenues and politi…

People in red, buffer zones seek essential commodities

April 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

People from several villages declared as ‘Red Zone’ and ‘Buffer Zone’ by the authorities in Tangmarg area of Baramulla, urged the authorities to ensure that they don’t suffer for w…

22 quarantined after COVID19 death in Bandipora

April 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

The authorities identified and quarantined 22 persons at Gundjehangir village in Bandipora, comprising family members and acquaintances of a positive COVID19 victim who died at a S…

12 COVID19 suspected patients huddled in single ambulance for testing

April 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

In violation of protocol, the hospital authorities in southern Kashmir’s Shopian district Tuesday huddled 12 suspected coronavirus positive persons from two families in a single am…

Panel set-up for appointment of chairman JKBOSE

April 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

The J&K government on Wednesday constituted a search committee for the appointment of Chairman JK Board of School Education (BOSE), as the term of the present incumbent is expi…

27 persons arrested for defying lockdown orders in Handwara

April 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

While taking strong action against the violators of prohibitory orders imposed under section 144 CrPC, Handwara police in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday arrested 27…

Handwara villages reels under darkness

April 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

Residents of several villages in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district are reeling under darkness for the last several days after a 33KV line developed some technical s…

National

CU brings 3D Printing Technology to address ventilators shortage in India

April 9, 2020, 1:06 AM

The University Centre for Research and Development (UCRD) at Chandigarh University has come-out with 3D Printing Technology as the solution to address the ventilators shortage issu…

Centre releases Rs 14,103 crore GST compensation to states

April 9, 2020, 12:16 AM

In a bid to provide further relief to states amid the coronavirus outbreak, the finance ministry has released about Rs 34,000 crore in two phases to states as compensation for thei…

OP-Ed

House sparrows: my companions in the lock down

April 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

Day 14 of the lockdown (stay inside: stay safe), stretched my legs while leaning on the sill of a wide window in the first floor of our shelter; exactly the way I used to spend tim…

Poem | Hit Hard by COVID-19

April 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

Men and women; young and old Rich and poor; black and white Gasping for air, germ-free Hit hard by COVID-19 Borris and Conte Trump and Modi Khan and Yaseen Hit hard by COVID-19 Mas…

Literature in the times of lockdown

April 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

Literature celebrates man’s sorrow, mourns his grief, soothes his misery, and provides solace and hope. The human encounter with epidemics is very old; writers over centuries have…

Greater Kashmir

Expansion of Being

April 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

Abstract themes are best expressed when they are defined in their own terms, and any attempt towards their material and limited interpretation not only reduces their canvas, but al…

Srinagar City

Shab-e-Baraat: No night-long prayers as people stay home amid corona pandemic

April 9, 2020, 1:53 AM

No night-long prayers were held on in any masjid or shrine on Shab-e-Baraat in view of the coronavirus pandemic and health advisories urging people to stay inddoors. J&K Grand…

COVID19: SMC starts decontamination of red zones in Srinagar

April 9, 2020, 1:50 AM

Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Wednesday pressed into service 14 mechanized decontamination vehicles and special teams for decontamination of Chattabal here after the localit…

13 localities in Srinagar declared red zones

April 9, 2020, 1:47 AM

At least 13 localities have been declared as red zones in Srinagar district after COVID19 cases were reported from these areas. Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary…

Track down absconding travellers on war footing basis: Div Com to DCs

April 9, 2020, 1:45 AM

Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole on Wednesday directed all Deputy Commissioners (DCs) to track-down all absconding travellers on war footing and put them in admin…

COVID 19: Sample collection units set-up in 4 hospitals, 2 quarantine centres

April 9, 2020, 1:42 AM

The Srinagar Disaster Management Authority on Wednesday set-up COVID-19 sample collection units in four hospitals and two quarantine centres here. While two units each were set up…

Houseboat policy approved for Dal, Nigeen Lakes

April 9, 2020, 1:37 AM

The Administrative Council (AC) which met under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, GC Murmu on Wednesday approved policy guidelines for registration/renewal/operation of hous…

State

'Don't hold Shab-e-Barat gatherings, stay indoors'

April 9, 2020, 1:06 AM

Authorities in Kargil district of Ladakh on Wednesday appealed to religious heads and people not to hold any gatherings on the occasion of Shab-e-Barat and remain indoors in view o…