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Traffic resumes on highway

April 23, 2021, 1:50 AM

The vehicular traffic on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway resumed Thursday after remaining suspended for weekly repairs and maintenance on Wednesday. The traffic authorities informe…

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Vehicle registration row | HC reserves order on pleas against govt circular

April 23, 2021, 1:47 AM

J&K High Court Thursday reserved decision on pleas challenging government circular making mandatory the re-registration of vehicles brought to J&K from outside. A division…

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Rains lash Kashmir

April 23, 2021, 1:45 AM

Rains lashed plains in Kashmir and light to moderate snowfall occurred in the upper reaches on Thursday even as the Meteorological Department (MeT) said there would be improvement…

Locals gather outside a bank which was looted by unknown gunmen in Pattan area on Thursday, April 22, 2021. [Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir]

Wearing PPE kits, burglars loot J&K Bank's Sherabad branch

April 23, 2021, 1:44 AM

Four burglars Thursday looted a J&K Bank’s Sherabad branch at gunpoint in Khore Pattan area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district and decamped with Rs 2.86 lakh, Police said. T…

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President Kovind, PM Modi express grief

April 23, 2021, 1:42 AM

President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday said he was deeply grieved by the demise of  Maulana Wahiduddin Khan. “Deeply grieved by the demise of renowned Islamic scholar Maulana Wahidu…

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'Travelers, tourists constitute 21% of cases in April'

April 23, 2021, 1:40 AM

As the cases of COVID-19 are increasing at a rapid pace, the percentage of travelers tested positive on arrival in J&K constitute 21 percent of total cases reported in this mon…

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SKIMS starts tele-consultation services

April 23, 2021, 1:34 AM

Kashmir’s main tertiary healthcare institute, the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura, has started tele-consultation services for patients in order to reduce…

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Vaccine registration for all adults to start April 28

April 23, 2021, 1:30 AM

Registration for vaccination against COVID-19 for all those aged above 18 will begin on the CoWIN platform and Aarogya Setu app from April 28, officials said on Thursday. The inocu…

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Daily count may be 4,000 in coming days: Experts

April 23, 2021, 1:28 AM

Sixty three COVID cases were recorded on March 1 in J&K.  52 days down the line, J&K is reporting daily number of covid cases in four digits. The health experts attribute t…

Shri Maharaja Hari Singh, commonly known as SMHS Hospital, is a multi-speciality state-owned hospital in Kak Sarai area of Karan Nagar in Srinagar. [Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir]

450% rise in COVID hospital admissions in April

April 23, 2021, 1:26 AM

With the COVID19 cases increasing exponentially, the sharp rise in the number of patients requiring hospital admission has the healthcare system worried. On March 31, only 192 COVI…

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Global caseload tops 143.5 million

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 143.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.05 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest upda…

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PM chairs meet on oxygen supply

April 23, 2021, 1:05 AM

Chairing a high-level meeting to review oxygen supply across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked top officials to work rapidly on increasing its production,…

A healthcare worker checks the nasal swab taken for COVID-19 testing at Jammu railway station on Sunday April 18, 2021. Mir Imran/GK

3.14 lakh new cases, 2,104 deaths in India

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

The number of daily coronavirus cases in India hit a record high with over 3.14 lakh new infections being reported, pushing the total tally of Covid-19 cases to 1,59,30,965, accord…

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Companies setting up makeshift hospitals to be CSR activity: Govt

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

The government on Thursday said spending by corporates for setting up makeshift hospitals and temporary COVID-19 care facilities will be considered as CSR activities. Under the com…

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FCIK welcomes Industrial Policy

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

Federation Chamber of Industries Kashmir (FCIK) has welcomed the New Industrial Policy 2021-30 by J&K Government. President FCIK Shahid Kamili in a statement said that the indu…

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ASSOCHAM organises Webinar | New Industrial Package is best package, any one has got: R P Thakur

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

Ranjan Prakash Thakur, Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce (I&C), J&K today said that the industrial package announced for Jammu and Kashmir is the best package wh…

Advisor Baseer Khan reviewed functioning of Industries and Commerce Department

Advisor Baseer Khan reviews functioning of I&C department

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today had  a detailed review of functioning of Industries and Commerce Department in an officers meeting held here today to work…

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JKTPO, JKIT-IDC, India SME Forum join hands to promote J&K as IT Hub

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

With a strong emphasis on IT and digital transformation, Government of Jammu and Kashmir has been working in line with Centre to promote IT and ITES sector in the Union Territory.…

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SKUAST-K bags Rs 4-cr grant for setting up 3 honey testing labs

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST), Kashmir has received a Rs 4-crore grant from the National Bee Board (NBB) for setting up three honey tes…

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The needle of suspicion !

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

An impression in the minds of public after vaccination is a sigh of relief and a hope of freedom from Covid restrictions and end of the pandemic soon. This is a wishful thinking fa…

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Tryst with Covid-19!

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

Covid is becoming the part of everyday vocabulary as it has struck again, and this time unfortunately very strongly. Here, I shall be trying to share my experiences as Covid positi…

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The Fire of Domestic Violence

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

Domestic violence is on a rise. The disturbing and disheartening incidents of murder and suicide rattle the conscience. Such shameful incidents reflect the degree of moral degradat…

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A shared legacy

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

Religion of Abraham [Ibrahim (A.S)] is a shared legacy of the People of the Book. The Patriarch of prophets bequeathed his legacy to his sons—Ishmael (A.S) and Isaac (A.S) and in t…

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778 violators fined, action against 2 coaching centres, large gathering

April 23, 2021, 2:13 AM

Police in its efforts to implement COVID-19 guidelines strictly has arrested 09 persons in the last 24 hours, lodged 07 FIRs and also realized the fine to the tune of Rs. 194,870/-…


Confusion persists in Jammu markets over staggered schedule

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

Confusion persisted in Jammu markets on Thursday amid resentment among the traders with regard to staggered schedules announced by the government to contain the upsurge in COVID-19…

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SKUAST-K commemorates World Earth Day

April 23, 2021, 2:17 AM

Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir Thursday held an online event to celebrate World Earth Day. The event was organised by the Agromet Field…

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SKUAST-K students crowd campus for semester registration

April 23, 2021, 2:15 AM

The social distancing and adherence of other COVID-19 SoPs at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Science and Technology (SKUAST)-Kashmir were severely violated today at the…

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KU's Faculty of Law condoles Prof Koul's demise

April 23, 2021, 2:10 AM

The Faculty of Law, University of Kashmir (KU), Thursday condoled the demise of Prof A K Koul and prayed for the peace to the departed soul. A statement of KU issued here said that…

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Army to conduct recruitment rally from May 17 in Bandipora

April 23, 2021, 2:03 AM

Army on Thursday said that it would conduct a recruitment rally from 17 May 2021 at Sonarwani, Banidpora. A statement of the Army issued here said that a recruitment rally of the A…

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Govt imposes COVID-19 restrictions across Kupwara

April 23, 2021, 2:02 AM

The government Thursday said that the district administration Kupwara is successfully implementing the restrictions imposed as per the guidelines to contain the ill effects of COVI…

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5 KAS officers get Selection Grade

April 23, 2021, 1:59 AM

The J&K government Thursday promoted 5 KAS officers to Selection Grade. The promoted KAS officers included Rishpal Singh, Ashok Kumar Sharma, Rajinder Kumar Sharma, Kapil Sharm…

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NC seeks transfer of non-local 10+2 lecturers from Ladakh to J&K

April 23, 2021, 1:56 AM

National Conference (NC) Thursday sought transfer of 10+2 non-local lecturers from Ladakh to Jammu and Kashmir saying that the delayed transfer was taking a heavy toll on them. A s…

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Constituting STF to dismiss Govt employees without inquiry 'arbitrary, draconian': Tarigami

April 23, 2021, 1:56 AM

CPI (M) leader Muhammad Yusuf Tarigami Thursday said that the Jammu and Kashmir administration’s latest order to constitute a Special Task Force to dismiss or take other punitive a…

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Supply ample COVID-19 vaccines to J&K: Altaf Bukhari tells Govt

April 23, 2021, 1:52 AM

Apni Party President Altaf Bukhari Thursday underlined the need for making COVID-19 vaccine shots available as per the population and urged the Government of India (GoI) to ensure…

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Forces launch CASO in Rafiabad village

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

Amid heavy rains, 22 RR of the Army, CRPF 92 Bn and the Special Operations Group of J&K Police launched a Cordon and Search Operation in Behrampora village of Rafiabad in north…

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'Pattan murder case solved; 2 arrested'

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

Police on Thursday said that they solved the murder case of a 35-year-old man in Pattan area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district by arresting his wife and her accomplice. Address…

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COVID-19 | Government announces 20 'micro-containment zones' in Baramulla

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

The government Thursday declared 20 more locations as micro-containment zones in Baramulla. These include 10 locations in Sopore, four each in Tangmarg and Baramulla town and two i…

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Kargil admin suspends offline class work in schools, coaching centres

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

The District Disaster Management Authorities (DDMA) Kargil Thursday ordered closure of all government and private schools for physical classes upto class 12th for a month from Apri…

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BGSBU suspends physical class work till May 15

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

The administration at the Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU), Rajouri Thursday ordered suspension of physical class work till May 15 on the government directions in view o…

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Police registers case against Leh doctor for issuing fake RTPCR

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

Police registered an FIR against a doctor in Leh for issuing fake RTPCR on Thursday. It has also registered 21 cases for violations of COVID-19 SOPs issued by District Magistrate L…

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Govt likely to do away with daily attendance of teachers in schools

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

The J&K government is considering to doing away with the daily attendance of the teachers in schools in view of the spike in COVID-19 cases reported on a daily basis. Talking t…

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Post Zojila reopening preparedness in Kargil reviewed

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor, LAHDC, Kargil, Feroz Ahmad Khan Thursday convened a meeting to review various aspects related to COVID-19 mitigation measures and future st…

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Incessant Rains: Experts issue advisory to orchardists for avoiding losses

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

With Kashmir witnessing incessant rains besides some district recording snowfall, experts Thursday issued advisory for the orchardist community for taking precautionary measures to…

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Sitaram Yechury's son dies of COVID

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Thursday said his son Ashish died of COVID-19 in the morning.   Ashish, a journalist by profession who would have celebrated his 35th b…

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Centre invokes DM Act on oxygen supply

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

The Centre on Thursday directed states to ensure uninterrupted production and supply of medical oxygen and its transport along inter-state borders and said the district magistrate…

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Need concrete action at high speed and on large scale: PM Modi

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday pitched for concrete action at a “high speed” and on a large scale to combat climate change, and asserted that India was doing its part to…

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Cybercrime via cyberbullying: A Formidable Challenge

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

The evolution of technology has made man dependent on internet for all his needs. The easy accessibility of internet has confined man to one place. Right from the social networking…

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Ramazan: The Month of Divine Intellection!

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic Hijri calendar whereby a month long fasting is observed by the Muslim Ummahworldwide.  The question arises why God chose this particu…

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Islamic Perspective on Being Inclusive

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

In today’s religiously plural societies, it is essential that people of varied religious beliefs live together peacefully and cooperate and collaborate with each other. The reality…

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'India not producing genuine all-rounders like Kapil Dev because of workload'

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

Former India batsman VVS Laxman on Thursday blamed too much workload of the players for the country not producing another genuine all-rounder of great Kapil Dev’s ilk. Players like…

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Tokyo Olympics torch relay has first positive Covid-19 case

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

Tokyo Olympics organizers said Thursday that a policeman tested positive for COVID-19 a day after his assignment last week at the Olympic torch relay. It is the first positive test…

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Roads inundated at Tawheed Bagh Colony

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

Residents of Tawheed Bagh Colony Airport Road Humhama Srinagar have expressed resentment over failure of authorities to dewater roads in the locality. A delegation from the area sa…

DC Srinagar interacts with religious leaders, Sajada Nasheens, Imams, Khateebs, Auqaf members

Sensitize people about COVID, SOPs'

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammed Aijaz Asad today held an interactive meeting with prominent religious leaders, Imams, Khateebs, Auqaf members, with an aim to seek t…

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Regal Chowk traders resent imposition of fine

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

The Regal Traders Association (RCTA) Thursday resented the move of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation to impose fines on the shopkeepers. RCTA General Secretary Farhan Kitab said,…

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Stray dogs on prowl at Regal Chowk

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

The commuters Thursday expressed concern over the presence of a large number of stray dogs in the Regal Chowk area of the City Centre. A delegation of commuters visiting Greater Ka…

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5 more localities notified as micro-containment zones in Srinagar

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

District Magistrate Srinagar Dr. Aijaz Assad has notified five more localities as micro-containment zones on surfacing of forty-four positive cases here on Thursday. The newly noti…

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Incessant rains hit normal life in Srinagar

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

Normal life was affected in the summer capital due to incessant rains on Thursday. Rains caused waterlogging in several city areas hampering smooth vehicular and pedestrian movemen…

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Cattle killed as cowshed collapses

April 23, 2021, 2:05 AM

Six animals were killed after a cowshed collapsed in Kotli Kalaban village of Manjakote in Rajouri. The cowshed was owned by Gul Lala of Kotli Kalaban in Manjakote. Officials said…

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Former MoS Thakur Puran Singh dies

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

Former Minister of State Thakur Puran Singh of Rajouri Thursday died of COVID-19. In his mid 70s, Thakur joined Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2015. He was earlier affiliated to Co…

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At 'moment of peril,' Biden says at Global Summit

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

Saying the United States and other big economies "have to get this done," President Joe Biden opened a global climate summit on Thursday aimed at getting world leaders to dig deepe…

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How long does protection from COVID-19 vaccines last?

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

How long does protection from COVID-19 vaccines last? Experts don’t know yet because they’re still studying vaccinated people to see when protection might wear off. How well the va…

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We need a green planet, but world is on red alert: UN Chief

April 23, 2021, 1:00 AM

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called on the world leaders to put a price on carbon, end subsidies for fossil fuels and stop financing of coal and building of new coal power…