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Ashraf Sehrai detained under PSA

July 13, 2020, 3:25 AM

Senior separatist leader Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai was arrested in Srinagar Sunday morning and booked under Public Safety Act. Sehrai, 76, already under house arrest, was tipped to be…

Several Jamaat Islami activists, associates re-arrested

July 13, 2020, 3:25 AM

The government has booked a Jamaat Islami member under Public Safety Act (PSA) in Anantnag district. Mushtaq Ahmad Wani, 55, of Soaf village of Kokernag, a former Ameer Zila (distr…

People resort to panic buying in Srinagar

July 13, 2020, 3:25 AM

People in large numbers across summer capital Srinagar on Sunday thronged markets to purchase essentials after the district administration announced to re-impose the lockdown in or…

BJP demands more security to party men

July 13, 2020, 3:24 AM

As security drones hovered in the air on Sunday morning, BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav visited the residence of slain BJP leader Wasim Bari in North Kashmir's Bandipora…

Elections in J&K after delimitation: Ram Madhav

July 13, 2020, 3:10 AM

BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav on Sunday said that elections in J&K would be held once delimitation of assembly constituencies is complete. “Once delimitation is com…

3 militants killed in Sopore

July 13, 2020, 3:10 AM

Three militants were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Reban village of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Sunday, police said. A police official said that…

11 deaths; toll 182

July 13, 2020, 3:10 AM

COVID19 deaths continued to rise in J&K and reached 182 on Sunday with 11 people succumbing to the viral infection here. An 11-day old baby became the youngest COVID19 casualty…

Cases rise unabated, 357 new positives take total to 10513

July 13, 2020, 3:10 AM

No abate in COVID19 was seen in J&K while 357 fresh cases were reported on Sunday, the cumulative count of the viral illness cases here reaching 10513. While 45 of the new case…

Restrictions ordered in 88 containment zones of Srinagar

July 13, 2020, 3:10 AM

Restrictions on public movement and activities are being imposed in 88 areas notified as COVID19 red zones in Srinagar after a sharp spike in positive cases has been reported in th…

Plea before SC assails 100% job reservation for J&K domiciles

July 13, 2020, 3:10 AM

The Supreme Court is likely to hear on July 15 a plea challenging 100 percent reservation in public employment for domiciles of Jammu and Kashmir. Two lawyers, Najum ul Huda of Kar…

Business

SPECIAL session organised on 'Jammu & Kashmir: Development and Business Forum' | JK participates in India Global Week 2020

July 13, 2020, 3:26 AM

The Jammu and Kashmir Government participated in the 3-day virtual conference, India Global Week 2020, themed "Be The Revival: India and a Better New World” organised by India Inc…

Navin visits India International Kashmir Saffron Trade Centre at Dussu

July 13, 2020, 3:25 AM

Principal Secretary, Agriculture Production Department, Navin Kumar Choudhary today visited India International Kashmir Saffron Trade Centre (IIKSTC) at Dussu Pampore and inspected…

Tryst with e-world debuts in 49th IHGF Fair | 38 JK craft exporters showcase products in India's largest B2B online platform

July 13, 2020, 3:25 AM

As coronavirus pandemic resets the basic rules worldwide, as many as 38 leading craft exporters from Jammu and Kashmir shall make a major push for business recovery in times of soc…

FinMin writes to states on additional 2 pc borrowing

July 13, 2020, 3:25 AM

The finance ministry has written to the states on additional borrowing of 2 per cent of their projected GSDP in the current financial year, amid stress in revenue due to coronaviru…

HAI suggests long-term plan, incentives for J&K tourism

July 13, 2020, 3:25 AM

Extending its support for the revival of tourism in Jammu & Kashmir, the Hotel Association of India (HAI) has suggested formulation of a long-term tourism development plan and…

Diesel price nears Rs 81 after 16 paise increase

July 13, 2020, 3:25 AM

Diesel price in the national capital on Sunday inched towards the Rs 81 per litre-mark following a rate hike after a four-day hiatus. Diesel price on Sunday was increased by 16 pai…

Editorial Page

13th of July: Not an obituary

July 13, 2020, 3:26 AM

Today is the “Yaum-e-Shuhda”. This day, 89 years back, twenty two people protesting the trial of an anti-maharaja activist were shot dead by the police force of Hari Singh. …

Myth of an Enquiry Commission

July 13, 2020, 3:25 AM

A day after the 13 July bloodshed1, Maharaja Hari Singh appointed an enquiry commission under Barjor Dalal, Chief Justice of ‘His Highness’ High Court, with two judges of the court…

13 July: Allama's Angst and Actions

July 13, 2020, 3:25 AM

For Sir Mohammed Iqbal, 13 July 1931, when the people of Kashmir rebelled openly against the autocratic rule, was a momentous day. The July carnage in which 22 Kashmiris were gunne…

Health

'COVID19 particles can remain infectious in air for over an hour'

July 13, 2020, 3:30 AM

Wendy Barclay, chairwoman in influenza virology at Imperial College London, has said that coronavirus particles can remain infectious in the air for more than an hour. Speaking to…

Covid19 | Persons with heart diseases, hypertension at higher risk: Fortis cardiologist

July 13, 2020, 3:25 AM

Persons with heart disease mainly hypertension are linked to a higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19, said Dr. Arun Kochar, senior consultant, Cardiology, Fortis Hospital on…

jammu

137 passengers from Sharjah arrive at Srinagar airport

July 13, 2020, 3:30 AM

As many as 137 passengers arrived at Srinagar Airport from Sharjah on Sunday in an international evacuation flight. Besides, 21 domestic flights with 2,502 passengers on board also…

Govt evacuates 2,10,703 stranded JK residents

July 13, 2020, 3:30 AM

The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 2,10,703 JK residents, stranded in other parts of the country, via Lakhanpur  and through special trains and buses till date am…

Indo-Pak troops exchange fire on LoC

July 13, 2020, 3:30 AM

Armies of India and Pakistan on Sunday exchanged gunfire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district. Army's Jammu-based spokesman said the ceasefire violat…

Tourism to resume partially in J&K from July 14

July 13, 2020, 3:25 AM

The government has decided to allow partial restoration of tourism in J&K from July 14. The government has issued a slew of guidelines for the tourists to be followed by them o…

Kashmir

Director Horticulture visits Kishtwar

July 13, 2020, 3:30 AM

As part of Kissan Pakhwada celebrations, a team headed by Director Horticulture Jammu, Ram Sevak Sunday visited Paddar and Nagseni blocks of Kishtwar. The director interacted with…

2 grenades lobbed at Charsoo Awantipora

July 13, 2020, 3:30 AM

Police on Sunday said that militants lobbed two grenades on the security forces near Sail Charsoo on National Highway. "The grenades however did not explode. The Bomb Disposal Squa…

AAC pays tributes

July 13, 2020, 3:30 AM

Awami Action Committee (AAC) on Sunday paid tributes to the martyrs of 13 July 1931. In a statement, the AAC said that from the day till today, people of Jammu & Kashmir have r…

J&K political parties pay tributes July 13 martyrs

July 13, 2020, 3:30 AM

Several political parties on Sunday paid tribute to martyrs of 13 July 1931, saying the day was the watershed moment in people’s struggle for restoration of their rights. Martyrs w…

Restrictions imposed in Anantnag

July 13, 2020, 3:30 AM

With surge in COVID19 cases, the administration on Sunday decided to impose restrictions in the district. The order in this regard was issued by Deputy Commissioner Anantnag KK Sid…

9 COVID19 cases in Ladakh

July 13, 2020, 3:30 AM

Nine more COVID19 cases were reported in Ladakh on Sunday, including five from Leh district and four from Kargil district. An official said the total number of active cases in Lada…

203 active COVID19 cases in Budgam

July 13, 2020, 3:30 AM

A 55-year-old man from Budgam died of COVID19 in wee hours on Sunday taking the death toll in the district to 13. An official said the man was admitted to the SMHS hospital in Srin…

Children's Page|Monday, 13 July 2020

July 13, 2020, 3:30 AM

DC Baramulla urges people to follow SOPs

July 13, 2020, 3:30 AM

Deputy Commissioner Baramulla G N itoo on Sunday termed the sharp rise in the COVID19 cases across Baramulla district as a matter of concern and urged people to adhere to SOP and g…

Dr Jitendra reviews COVID19 status in Kashmir

July 13, 2020, 3:30 AM

Union Minister of State, PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh on Sunday directed the administration to take all necessary measures and precautions to curb the spike and spread of Covid-19 in Kas…

CTA for compulsory mask wearing

July 13, 2020, 7:09 AM

J&K College Teachers Association has urged the Government of Jammu and Kashmir to make wearing of masks at public places, offices, shops and roads compulsory. "Anyone defying t…

Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly constituencies | Chief Electoral Officer reviews preparation of statistical data, maps

July 13, 2020, 3:30 AM

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) J&K and Commissioner Secretary Transport, Hirdesh Kumar along with Divisional Commissioner Kashmir P.K Pole Sunday visited Ganderbal where he revi…

Police destroys bung cultivation in Ganderbal

July 13, 2020, 3:30 AM

Police along with civil society members on Sunday destroyed bung cultivation in the jurisdiction of Police Station Safapora in district Ganderbal. The police said that a team under…

300 Domicile certificates issued in Kishtwar

July 13, 2020, 3:30 AM

As many as 300 domicile certificates were issued by tehsill office Bunjwah in village Patnazi of tehsil Bunjwah in Kishtwar district. The certificates were issued among the residen…

JKPM criticizes CBSE for 12th class syllabus change

July 13, 2020, 3:30 AM

Criticizing the Central Board of School Education (CBSE) for the change in the syllabus of 12th class students, J&K Peoples Movement (JKPM) on Sunday termed the decision as “un…

Is Anybody Listening?| 'Take decision on biannual examination'

July 13, 2020, 3:25 AM

Government has not taken any decision  on biannual examinations of  classes 10th and 12th while annual examinations of Jammu division  and biannual examinations of  Kashmir divisio…

DAK urges govt to reimpose lockdown

July 13, 2020, 3:25 AM

With alarming rise in number of Covid-19 cases and deaths in Kashmir, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Sunday urged government to reimpose lockdown in Kashmir to prevent furthe…

National

Ashok Gehlot govt in minority: Sachin Pilot

July 13, 2020, 3:30 AM

Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister and Congress leader Sachin Pilot will not attend the legislative party meeting scheduled to be held on Monday, and has openly announced that the Ash…

India's COVID tally climbs to 8,49,553

July 13, 2020, 3:30 AM

India added a record 28,637 cases of coronavirus infection on Sunday pushing the country's COVID-19 tally to 8,49,553, while the death toll climbed to 22,674 with 551 people succum…

Anupam Kher's mother, brother test positive for COVID19

July 13, 2020, 3:30 AM

Veteran actor Anupam Kher on Sunday said his mother, Dulari, along with brother Raju and his family have tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently under quarantine. Sharing a…

After Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek, Aishwarya, Aaradhya test positive for COVID19

July 13, 2020, 3:30 AM

Actor Abhishek Bachchan said his wife, actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya will be "self quarantining at home" after they tested positive for the novel coronavirus o…

OP-Ed

Meditations on Martyr's Day

July 13, 2020, 3:25 AM

When God was distributing  special gifts to communities few could match Kashmiris in felicity of choice and fastidious taste. Kashmiris demanded and were granted the best of l…

Srinagar City

De-weeding of Nigeen Lake going on in full swing: LAWDA

July 13, 2020, 3:30 AM

Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) on Sunday said it has cleaned Nigeen Lake and a part of Dal Lake from unwanted weeds and other floating material. A statement said…

KU postpones offline UG, professional exams

July 13, 2020, 3:30 AM

University of Kashmir (KU) on Sunday said all undergraduate (UG) and professional offline examinations scheduled this month were hereby postponed due to the imposition of lockdown…

Govt to facilitate 'wellness workshops' for COVID19 warriors

July 13, 2020, 3:25 AM

The divisional administration has sought help from ‘Art of Living Foundation’, an NGO, to de-stress doctors and healthcare workers fighting COVID19 pandemic. An official said the A…

'King of comedy' Shadi Lal Kaul passes away

July 13, 2020, 3:25 AM

Renowned actor, Shadi Lal Kaul, passed away at Jammu on Sunday after a brief illness. Kaul was 65. A theatre and television actor and radio jockey, Koul was the best known Kashmiri…

State

5 test positive in Rajouri

July 13, 2020, 3:30 AM

After witnessing surge in cases for four consecutive days, the district administration said only five fresh cases were reported on Sunday. Additional Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, S…

World

Global COVID19 cases near 12.7 million

July 13, 2020, 3:30 AM

The overall number of global COVID-19 cases was nearing 12.7 million, while the deaths have increased to more than 564,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University. As of Sunday…

Trump wears mask in public for first time during pandemic

July 13, 2020, 3:25 AM

President Donald Trump wore a mask during a visit to a military hospital on Saturday, the first time the president has been seen in public with the type of facial covering recommen…

UN chief calls for efforts to protect health, rights of women, girls

July 13, 2020, 3:25 AM

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for efforts to protect the health and rights of women and girls. "Let us act to safeguard sexual and reproductive health ca…