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'When free, Mehbooba will speak on Article 370'

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

PDP president Mehbooba Mufti will approach all stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir to formulate a joint strategy for moving forward once she is released from detention under PSA, her…

Mehbooba shifted to her house; residence declared subsidiary jail

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

Incarcerated former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was shifted to her residence at Gupkar Road here Wednesday afternoon after the government declaring her residenc…

Covid19 claims another life in Kashmir, toll 3

April 8, 2020, 12:17 AM

A 52-year old man from Bandipora admitted with respiratory tract infection died at SMHS Hospital last night. His sample, taken on Monday, tested positive for COVID19 today. Dr S Sa…

16 new positive cases in J&K, total 125

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

The toll of COVID19 positive cases in J&K has jumped to 125 with 16 new cases detected on Tuesday. Three of the cases had reported no travel history or contact with a COVID19 p…

Govt mulls extending lockdown as India cases rise to 5000

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

The nationwide tally of confirmed COVID19 cases crossed 5,000 on Tuesday amid hectic discussions for a possible extension of the 21-day lockdown beyond April 14 as several states a…

No Shab-e-Baraat congregations this year

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

In view of COVID-19 outbreak, Jammu and Kashmir Grand Mufti Nisar-ul-Islam Tuesday urged Muslims in J&K not to observe congregation prayers on Shab-e-Baraat. However, he said t…

Positive cases raise questions about quarantine

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

At least four asymptomatic people who had traveled to Kashmir three weeks ago have tested positive recently. The cases raise concern of asymptomatic carriers of COVID19 endangering…

5 more PSA detainees released from J&K jails

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

J&K Home Department Tuesday revoked the detention orders of five persons who were consequently released from Central Jail Srinagar and Kotbalwal Jail Jammu. “We have revoked th…

7 prisoners set free in Kupwara

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

In order to prevent overcrowding in jails amid coronavirus crisis, the state administration released seven prisoners in Kupwara district of north Kashmir on Tuesday. An official sa…

Provide safe transit to released prisoners: SC

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

The Supreme Court Tuesday directed all sates and Union Territories to ensure through Director Generals of Police (DGPs) that prisoners released from jails get safe transit, so that…

10 Covid19 patients treated in Ladakh

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

Ten of the 14 patients who had tested positive for COVID19 in Ladakh have been cured over the past two weeks, a senior government official said on Tuesday. Commissioner Secretary (…

CRFF man killed in Bijbehara militant attack

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

Militants shot dead a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel at Bijbehjara town in south Kashmir's Anantnag district today. The slain was identified as head constable Shivla…

Bodies of 5 militants killed in Keran buried in Jamgund forests

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

Police have buried the bodies of five militants killed in Keran encounter in Jumgund forests in Kupwara district after collecting their DNA samples. Five militants and five army so…

Rains lash Kashmir, wet spell to continue for 3 days

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

Parts of the Valley received heavy rainfall accompanied by strong winds and hailstorm on Tuesday while the upper reaches got a fresh spell of light snowfall, even as the Meteorolog…

3 HC judges take oath-of-office

April 8, 2020, 12:19 AM

Chief Justice Gita Mittal today administered oath of office to three newly appointed judges of the common High Court for the Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. Ju…

Editorial Page

Covid Lockdown: Witnessing from Kashmir

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

While listening to Bella Ciao, an Italian protest folk song  we began reminiscing our memories of lockdowns and consequent razzmatazz of stones, bullets, blood and rushing amb…

An ill prepared lockdown

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

COVID-19 is a disaster that came with a prior warning and therefore didn’t warrant an arbitrary, unplanned and ill-prepared decision. The prime minister’s 8 p.m. top-down lockdown…

Social Distancing: Did anyone say Bashir Badr

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

The  virus  has brought whole world to a grinding halt and made us aware how precious life is. The measures to fight the menace may  be draconian but  are …

COVID-19 pricks military powers

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

At the moment everybody is fearing for his survival as the coronavirus outbreak refuses to die down. Everybody is worried what the future hold for them and the loved ones from now.…

Editorial | Do No Harm

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

In any humanitarian crisis it is not just the governments that come into action but non governmental organisations compliment the overall efforts of the governments. It is no more…

jammu

Work in unison to combat corona pandemic: Advisor Khan to deptts

April 8, 2020, 1:39 AM

Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan, who is overall in-charge of coronavirus control efforts in Kashmir Tuesday convened a meeting to review measures being initiated…

DLSA team visits Central, District Jails

April 8, 2020, 1:35 AM

On the directions of Secretary District Legal Services Authority, Naushad Ahmed Khan, advocate Leena Devi, panel lawyer and advocate Deepali Arora, retainer lawyer of DLSA Tuesday…

No need to hoard essential medicines: Dy Drug Controller

April 8, 2020, 1:17 AM

Deputy Drug Controller Kashmir said Tuesday that services of top functionaries of government and Air Force have been utilized to arrange supplies of Anti-Cancer, Nephrology, allied…

Navin Choudhary reviews functioning of departments

April 8, 2020, 1:15 AM

Principal Secretary, Animal & Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Department, Navin Kumar Choudhary Tuesday chaired a meeting of senior officers of various departments to review thei…

JKHDC donates Rs 10 lakh to J&K Relief Fund

April 8, 2020, 1:12 AM

Jammu and Kashmir Handloom Development Corporation (JKHDC) Tuesday donated Rs 10 lakh to J&K Relief Fund as a contribution towards the ongoing efforts being made to contain spr…

Kashmir

Education deptt reaching out to students through social media

April 8, 2020, 1:45 AM

The school education department has switched to social media to reach out to the students amid the ongoing lockdown to contain spread of coronavirus. The department is using differ…

Lone seeks release of political leaders, activists

April 8, 2020, 1:43 AM

National Conference MP from Baramulla, Muhammad Akbar Lone on Tuesday sought immediate release of all incarcerated leaders, activists and students languishing in jails inside and o…

CUCET-2020: Form submission date extended

April 8, 2020, 1:41 AM

The last date for submission of online application forms for admission to postgraduate, five year Integrated, Integrated M.Phil-PhD, B. Voc, three year Integrated and PG Diploma pr…

COVID19: VC BGSBU reviews preparedness

April 8, 2020, 1:36 AM

Vice-Chancellor Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU) Prof Javed Mussara on Tuesday held a video conference with senior functionaries of the varsity to review preparedness to…

Farooq Abdullah greets people on Shab-e-Baraat

April 8, 2020, 1:33 AM

National Conference President and MP from Srinagar Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday greeted people on annual observance of Shab-e-Baraat. Abdullah while greeting the people said Shab-e-B…

JKAP welcomes shifting of Mehbooba to her Gupkar residence

April 8, 2020, 1:31 AM

Welcoming shifting of Peoples Democratic Party President, Mehbooba Mufti from a makeshift jail to her residence here, Jammu Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) on Tuesday demanded immediate…

GMC Baramulla job aspirants fail to maintain social distancing

April 8, 2020, 1:28 AM

Authorities failure to maintain social distancing among the job aspirants, who were seen standing next to each in a queue for their walk-interview at Government Medical College (GM…

'FCS & CA home delivers 56133 mts rice, 2700 mts wheat in Kashmir'

April 8, 2020, 1:20 AM

Director Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Kashmir, Bashir Ahmad Khan today said that following the lockdown due to outbreak of pandemic COVID-19, the departmen…

NC for augmentation of health infrastructure

April 8, 2020, 1:10 AM

National Conference youth vice-president Ahsan Pardesi Tuesday said the government should augment healthcare infrastructure on fast pace in Kashmir. In a statement, Pardesi claimed…

DC Budgam distributes food kits

April 8, 2020, 1:09 AM

Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Tariq Husain Ganai today distributed food kits among the needy at Spring Buds School Ompora, Budgam. The food kits distribution was organized by Spring…

No shortage of medicines in Kashmir: Govt

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

The government on Tuesday said Kashmir was receiving regular supplies of medicines and there was no shortage of medicines in the region. The government clarified on the supplies af…

DM orders ban on public movement in 2 Bandipora villages

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

District magistrate (DM) Bandipora on Tuesday ordered complete ban on public movement in two villages of this district after two more persons from these areas tested positive for C…

J&K's MDM scheme enters WFP report

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

World Food Programme (WFP) has mentioned Jammu and Kashmir for its Mid-Day Meal (MDM) programme run in the government schools amid COVID-19 outbreak, in its latest report. The WFP,…

Ganderbal: DM appeals people to follow health advisories

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

The district magistrate (DM), Ganderbal Shafqat Iqbal on Tuesday appealed people to cooperate with the administration and adhere to restriction ordered to prevent spread of the cor…

Ceasefire violation in Hajipeer sector: Official

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

Pakistani troops resorted to intense shelling in Hajipeer sector of Uri in north Kashmir on Tuesday evening, a police official said. The official said the army, in response to unpr…

Authorities distribute ration at Hyderpora

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

Authorities today distributed ration at Hyderpora area today. The consumers affiliated to Hyderpora CAPD stores have hailed the efforts of the staff of the unit in trying to reach…

Govt orders mass promotion of class 1 to 9, and class 11 students of Jammu

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

The school education department on Tuesday approved mass promotion of all government and private school students from class 1 to 9 and class 11 in Jammu division. The government ha…

Demise condoled

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

Various social and religious groups have condoled the demise of Khawaja Abdul Rashid Jan of Malik Sahib Safakadal Srinagar. He was the father of renowned ophthalmologist Dr Haroon…

National

Covid19: Govt asks Tiktok, Facebook to remove rogue content

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) is learnt to have asked social media platforms like Tiktok, Helo and Facebook to remove rogue messages spreading misi…

OP-Ed

A stress buster and immunity booster

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

During this period of quarantining at home, majority of us are worried about the body, more about the peace of mind. Although staying home will definitely help in breaking the chai…

Telemedicine: Need of the hour

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

When people are facing fear of contracting coronavirus infection, here is something which can be a sign of relief- telemedicine. Telemedicine includes clinical services provided vi…

India's TB Mission 2020

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

Every year on 24th of March World TB Day is commemorated globally to raise awareness about the elimination and strategize the treatment of world Tuberculosis burden. The theme of W…

Covid and heart patients

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

We have a large population of high-risk individuals in the valley with diabetes, high blood pressure, Previous heart attacks, patients with low left ventricular function (ejection…

Srinagar City

KU extends logistic support to Health Deptt in fight against COVID19

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

The University of Kashmir (KU on Tuesday decided to extend its logistic support to the Health Department in the fight against COVID19. A team comprising officials from National Hea…

COVID19: Congregations on Shab-e-Baraat banned in Srinagar

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

In view of the prevailing health situation in the wake of COVID19 outbreak, district magistrate, Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary on Tuesday issued an order prohibiting all sorts o…

2 more city hospitals get decontamination tunnels

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Tuesday installed and operationalised two more decontamination tunnels at two hospitals in the summer capital Srinagar. The tunnels were ins…

'12 shopkeepers arrested for defying lockdown orders'

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

Police on Tuesday said it arrested 12 shopkeepers from here for defying lockdown imposed in view of the coronavirus pandemic. A statement said a case (FIR No. 22/2020) has been reg…

Control room set-up at Div Com office in Srinagar

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

On the directions of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole, the authorities have set-up round-the-clock COVID19 related control room. The control room, under the superv…

34 persons complete quarantine period, discharged

April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

At least 34 persons who were shifted into administrative quarantine upon their return to Srinagar two weeks ago were discharged Tuesday after successfully completing their 14-day i…

World

Global death toll from coronavirus tops 75,000

April 8, 2020, 1:22 AM

The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 75,000 people people worldwide, the majority of them in Europe, since it emerged in China in December, according to a tally compiled b…