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Amid chronic, corona triggered financial stress, stakeholders await J&K Bank succession plans

JAMMU: Amidst financial worries triggered by the Coronavirus pandemic, there is a speculation about succession plans of Jammu and Kashmir Bank, the premier financial institution of the erstwhile Stat...

COVID-19 Minor, mother-son duo among six test positive in Valley; J&K total 55

SRINAGAR: The number of coronavirus cases in Jammu and Kashmir rose to 55 with six more persons testing positive from Kashmir region on Tuesday, taking the total number of infected persons in Valley to 43. All these six new positive cases of COVID-19 are contacts of previous positive cases, and include a ten-year-old boy, who had hugged a man who later tested positive for the deadly disease and ...

Search begins for Nizamuddin-linked suspects as tally goes up across India

NEW DELHI: Authorities launched a nationwide search on Tuesday for participants of a huge religious gathering held earlier this month in the national capital's Nizamuddin area, which has become the new epicentre of the deadly virus pandemic amid fears that thousands present there could have carried the infection to the length and breadth of the country. Thousands of participants of the Tablighi ...

10 areas in Kashmir declared red zones, total 30 across UT

SRINAGAR: The administration on Tuesday declared more areas in at least six districts of Kashmir as red zones following detection of fresh cases of COVID-19 in the valley. At least 20 areas in Bandipora, Pulwama, Ganderbal, Shopian, Srinagar and Budgam districts of Kashmir division have been declared as red zones, which coupled with 10 areas in Jammu and Rajouri districts of Jammu region take th...

Family alleges doc infected on duty, rejects HOD claims

JAMMU: A day after a doctor posted in Government Medical College and Hospital (GMC&H) tested positive for deadly COVID-19, his family alleged that he was exposed to infection while collecting sample of patients in the hospital premises in absence of adequate protection gears. Strongly rejecting the claims of Dr Shashi S Sudhan, HoD microbiology department in which the infected doctor works, the ...

Govt identifies 52000 migrant, 1.45 lakh registered labourers across J&K

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has devised a comprehensive strategy to feed over 50,000 inter-state stranded migrant and to provide financial assistance to 1.45 lakh construction workers registered with J&K Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board. Moreover, out of the total funds sanctioned by government to distribute among registered workers during lockdown, 18 per ce...

33 entering Bhaderwah detained

The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday detained 33 labourers and sent them to a hospital for check-up after they were found trying to enter Doda district despite a country-wide lockdown, officials said. Two groups of lobourers were trying to sneak into the the Bhadarwah town from Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, through snow covered Chattergalla and Padri pass despite the lockdown to check the spr...

Centre brings Ordinance to give effect to I-T compliance

NEW DELHI: The government on Tuesday brought in an Ordinance to give relief in compliance in filing income tax, GST, customs and central excise returns, to help taxpayers tide over the coronavirus crisis. The 'Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation of Certain Provisions) Ordinance, 2020', which got assent of the President on Tuesday, also amends a provision in the Income Tax Act to allow 100 per ce...

With kids at home, life of parents is not easy!

JAMMU: As the realities of being locked down in houses for three weeks is setting in, some parents are finding it difficult to survive and even thrive, as their options to keep their little ones busy and entertained are fizzling out. “The announcement of lockdown in view of coronavirus pandemic meant children won’t be going to school. It left me panicking about how on earth am I going to make su...

NH closed for 5th day, 1800 trucks carrying essential supplies stranded

JAMMU: The 270-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway, which connects Kashmir with the rest of the country, remained closed for the fifth successive day on Tuesday, even as Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam directed the National Highway authorities to put in more men and machinery so that road clearance work is expedited and the stretch is opened for vehicular traffic at the earliest. Over 18...

CFV in Poonch

JAMMU: The Pakistan Army shelled forwards areas along the Line Of Control (LoC) in Poonch district on Tuesday, a defence spokesperson said. They fired from small arms and shelled mortars in Balakote sector, he said, adding the Indian Army was giving a befitting reply. There were 646 incidents of ceasefire violations along the International Border (IB) as well as the LoC between January 1 and Fe...

No newspaper distribution in Kashmir Valley

SRINAGAR: Newspaper distributors of Kashmir decided on Tuesday to suspend distribution from April 1 asking newspaper hawkers to stay home. These distributors have said that except for three local newspapers, 'Aftab', 'Srinagar Times', and 'Greater Kashmir', all other newspapers of the Valley are distributed by them. A statement issued by main local newspaper distributors of the Valley said on T...

Rather denied bail

JAMMU: A special CBI court here on Tuesday refused to grant interim bail to Hilal Rather, son of former finance minister Abdul Rahim Rather, in the Rs 177 crore bank fraud case rejecting his fears of contracting COVID-19 and noting that he is more at risk outside the prison. While rejecting the application, the Special CBI Judge Rajesh Sekhri also noted that in the prevailing situation, he is mo...

DM Kulgam Visited several areas

KULGAM, MARCH 31: District Magistrate (DM) Kulgam, Showkat Aijaz Bhat, today visited several areas of the district to take first hand appraisal of enforcement of restrictions and lockdown in the di...

COVID-19 Alert: DC B'la inspects several locations, reviews implementation of Advisories

BARAMULLA, MARCH 31: With a view to ensure strict compliance of all relevant advisories pertaining to pandemic COVID-19, Deputy Commissioner(DC) Baramulla, G N Itoo, today inspected several locat...

DM Ganderbal inspects functioning of 24x7 COVID-19 Control Room

GANDERBAL, MARCH 31: The District Magistrate, Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal, along with Additional Deputy Magistrate, Farooq Ahmad Baba, today conducted a surprise inspection of District Control Room for ...

Covid-19: Emergency outreach service child line (1098) continues function in Lockdown

JAMMU, MARCH 31: Child Line (1098) – the 24x7 phone emergency outreach service for supporting children in distress has continued functioning as an emergency service during the Covid-19 lockdown per...

Reliance Industries announces Rs 500 crore contribution to PM CARES Fund

New Delhi, Mar 30 (PTI) Reliance Industries' chief Mukesh Ambani on Monday committed a further Rs 500 crore to the Prime Minister's COVID-19 fund, topping up over the multi-crore initiative of In...

Chief Secretary reviews status of National Highway-44

JAMMU, MARCH 31: Chief Secretary, B. V. R. Subrahmanyam, today chaired a meeting to review status of restoration and repair works on National Highway at Dalvas near Nashri Tunnel which was damaged ...

COVID-19: Coordination Teams constituted to ensure movement of essential goods, services

JAMMU MARCH 31: Ramping up J&K’s response in view of the emerging situation due to the outbreak of Corona Virus (COVID-19), Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo today ch...

Social Distancing a potent weapon to fight COVID-19: Director SKIMS

SRINAGAR, MARCH 31: The world is facing a severe and acute health emergency due to ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic and rigorous measures are being taken to mitigate and contain the transmission of...

Covid-19: Kishtwar administration provides assistance to stranded labourers

KISHTWAR, MARCH 31: District Administration Kishtwar is proactively responding to the grievances of labourers, residents workers and their families who have stuck in different parts of country in w...

COVID-19: Doda administration devices mechanism for contributions

DODA, MARCH 31: District administration Doda has set the mechanism for the public who wants to donate and join hands with administration in fighting against COVID 19. The decision was taken after v...

Doda administration starts online COVID-19 emergency services

DODA, MARCH 31: In order to combat the spread of Covid-19, Doda administration on the directions of District Development Commissioner, Dr Sagar Doifode today started online registration of various ...

Process of discharging those put under administrative quarantine in Srinagar starts

SRINAGAR, MARCH 31: Seventy-eight persons who were shifted into administrative quarantine upon their return to Srinagar two weeks ago were discharged today after successfully completing their 14-da...

Control Room established at Lakhanpur for ease of movement of trucks

JAMMU, MARCH 31: The government has set up a 24x7 Control Room at Lakhanpur for hassle free movement of trucks carrying essential supplies to UT of JK. The centre at Lakhanpur will ensure that the...

Bulletin on Novel Corona Virus (Covid-19)

JAMMU, MARCH 31: The Government Tuesday informed that 06 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), all from Kashmir division and contacts of previous positive cases, have been reported to...

11 million children at cancer death risk by 2050: Lancet

New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Without additional investment in childhood cancer care, 11 million children aged 14 years and younger are expected to die from cancer over the next 30 years worldwide, warn...

1,300 Punjab cops moved from VIP duties to battle corona

Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder on Tuesday ordered withdrawal of 1,300 policemen from the VIP duties, including from his own security, and their deployment in the battle a...

COVID-19 drives surge in online sales of groceries, computers

San Francisco, March 31 (IANS) Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, sales in certain categories, including groceries, cold medications, fitness equipment and computers (with more people now working from h...

Rate of corona transmission less in India than in other countries: Ministry

New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday said the country had fewer corona cases than in other countries. "Thousands of new cases and hundreds of deaths are b...

Kejriwal says situation under control; no community transmission

New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Even as the number of coronavirus cases has been increasing in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday that local transmission is under...

216 foreigners among 1,746 stayed in Nizamuddin Markaz

New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) There were as many as 261 foreign nationals among 1,746 people lodged at the Tablighi Jamaat's Nizamuddin Markaz facility as on March 21, a day before Prime Minister Narend...

Govt extends validity of lower withholding tax till June 30

New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The government has extended the validity of all lower withholding tax orders, secured by assessees, by three months till June 30 to mitigate the hardship caused by Cov...

LMD books 16 business establishments recovers Rs 14,000 fine in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, MARCH 31: The Legal Metrology Department (LMD) today conducted checking of business establishments dealing with vegetables, Kiryana, Gas agencies, Sanitizers, Masks in various districts a...

COVID-19: Sterilization drives held at Ramnagri, Sedow

SHOPIAN, MARCH 31: - An intensive sterilization drive has been launched in the Ramnag and Sedow villages, which have been declared red zones following the detection of Covid-19 positive cases to cont...

COVID-19: DC Kulgam inspects quantine centers

KULGAM, MARCH 31: The Deputy Commissioner, Kulgam, Showkat Aijaz Bhat today visited identified Administrative Quarantine Centers at Manzgam, D. H. Pora and other areas in the district. He was acco...

COVID-19: Labour deptt disbursed Rs 84, 79000 among active workers in Kulgam

KULGAM, MARCH 31: Following the directions of Deputy Commissioner, Kulgam Showkat Aijaz Bhat, Labour Department, Kulgam today disbursed an amount of Rs 84,79000 among active workers of Kulgam. Thi...

COVID-19: Bandipora Admin declares 4 villages as Red Zones

BANDIPORA, MARCH 31: The District Administration, Bandipora, declared four villages of the district as Red Zones as a precautionary measure after several COVID positive cases were reported from the...

COVID-19 Fund: Shopian K-Oil dealers donate Rs 50,000

SHOPIAN, MARCH 31: Extending a helping hand to tackle the deadly pandemic caused by Coronavirus, the kerosene oil dealers of district Shopian contributed Rs.50,000 to Covid-19 relief fund. District ...

District administration Samba provides door to door ration to migrant families

SAMBA, MARCH 31: In view of nationwide lockdown due to corona virus, Deputy Commissioner, Rohit Khajuria, along with Senior Superintendent of Police Shakti Pathak, today distributed the essential c...

Covid- 19: DM Kishtwar reviews facilities at quarantine centres

KISHTWAR, MARCH 31: District Magistrate Kishtwar, Rajinder Singh Tara today visited various designated quarantine centres at the district headquarter and took stock of various facilities there. The...

COVID-19: 11 more positive, J&K total 49; 11644 under watch

JAMMU: A doctor working in the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMC&H) Jammu was among three persons who tested positive for Coronavirus in Jammu district, prompting the authorities to seal f...

8 new cases in Valley, total 37

SRINAGAR: Eight more persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Kashmir on Monday evening, taking the tally of infected persons in the Valley to 37, even as the authorities declared villages in two more...

Govt warns criminal action against those hiding travel history

SRINAGAR: Amid mounting threat of COVID-19 pandemic, further accentuating with people concealing their travel history and contact history with the positive cases, the government on Monday gave a fina...

J&K HC orders shelter to 400 Vaishno Devi pilgrims, bans access to public parks

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday directed the Union Territory authorities to ensure that around 400 pilgrims from Bihar, stranded at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, are not vacated from th...

Rs 17.65 cr for regd const workers in UT

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir administration sanctioned on Monday Rs 17.65 crore for construction workers registered with the Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board, in view of the coun...

Prioritise treatment of patients, distribute PPEs to staff: Murmu

JAMMU: Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu on Monday directed officials to prioritise the treatment of COVID-19 patients in the Union Territory and distribute PPEs among those at the forefront of efforts to fight coronavirus. Chairing a high-level meeting, he also instructed the officials to intensify efforts to trace the potential coronavirus cases. Murmu issued directions for distributio...

J&K govt will re-engage retired MOs, paramedical, nursing staff

JAMMU: Facing acute shortage of manpower amid COVID-19 crisis, the Jammu and Kashmir Health and Medical Education Department has decided to re-engage retired Medical Officers (MOs), consultants, senior consultants, paramedical and nursing staff on contractual basis. Moreover, the J&K Health and Medical Education department (JKH &ME) government is also mulling to extend the tenure of staff membe...

Schools directed to not charge fee till April 30

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday directed the schools to extend last date for depositing school fees up to April 30 besides no charge should be levied for the online lectures or assignments or link the result of the child on the basis of home assignments. The order issued by Principal Secretary, School Education Department, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon reads, “It has come to the notice...

Pak firing in Poonch

JAMMU: Pakistani troops engaged in firing and mortar shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district on Monday in violation of the ceasefire, officials said. Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire along the LoC by firing from small arms and shelling with mortars in the Mankote sector, a defence spokesman said. Indian Army is retaliating befittingly, he said. There were a total of...

No change in Fiscal Year

NEW DELHI: The government has not extended the current 2019-20 fiscal year and it will end as scheduled on March 31, the finance ministry said Monday. A number of news agencies erroneously reported that the new financial year will start from July 1. "There is no extension of the financial year," the finance ministry said. Officials said a gazette notification issued late on Monday evening p...

PM hails Omar’s call for social distancing

JAMMU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday condoled the death of Omar Abdullah's uncle and appreciated the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister's call to supporters to respect guidelines and not gather at either his residence or the graveyard. Prayers from home will give peace to his uncle's soul, Abdullah tweeted on Twitter on Sunday night while announcing the death of Dr Mohammed A...

COVID-19 situation: High Court issues several directions to government

JAMMU, MARCH 30: The Division Bench of the High Court comprising Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Sindhu Sharma, while hearing public interest litigation pertaining to spread of Novel Corona V...

Covid-19: Govt constitutes coordination teams to ensure movement of essential goods, services

JAMMU, MARCH 30: The government today constituted various coordination teams to ensure movement of essential goods and services besides to address difficulties arising out of prohibitory measures a...

FCS&CA start home delivery of ration in Pulwama

PULWAMA, MARCH 30: On the directions of Deputy Commissioner Dr Raghav Langer, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) department, Pulwama started home delivery of ration to prevent the ...

DC Reasi disburses financial assistance among labourers through DBT

REASI, MARCH 30: Deputy Commissioner, Indu Kanwal Chib today disbursed financial assistance among construction workers of district Reasi under Building and other Construction Workers Welfare Schem...

Reasi admn promotes hygiene, precautions among traders

REASI, MARCH 30: Assistant Commissioner Food Safety, Madan Magotra has appealed to those dealing with wholesale, transportation and retail sale of food and drugs to strictly follow hygiene practices ...

ISM Reasi designates medical officers for telephonic consultation

REASI, MARCH 30: Indian Systems of Medicines, Reasi today designated Medical Officers to provide telephonic/electronic consultation. A handout issued by the Nodal Officer Indian Systems of Medicin...

Commissioner JMC appeals people to provide food, ration to labourers

JAMMU, MARCH 30: In view of the lockdown due to COVID-19 outbreak, Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation has appealed all the citizens of Jammu to provide food and ration to Daily Wage Earners ...

Govt directs schools to extend date for depositing fee till April 30th

SRINAGAR, MARCH 30: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday directed the schools to extend last date for depositing school fees up to April 30 besides no charge should be levied for the online lectu...

Advisor Khan condoles demise of Advisor Bhatnagar’s mother

JAMMU, MARCH 30: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan has condoled the demise of mother of Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar, the Advisor to Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory. In his...

Advisor Bhatnagar bereaved

JAMMU, MARCH 30: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu has expressed grief over the sad demise of mother of Sh. Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to the Lt Governor. In a condolence message, the L...

Advisor Farooq Khan; Radha Soami Satsang Beas; Law Department; MHSSEF contribute towards J&K Relief Fund

JAMMU, MARCH 30: Sh. Farooq Khan, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor today contributed his one month’s salary towards Jammu and Kashmir Relief Fund. Radha Soami Satsang Beas has made a contribution ...

COVID-19: Prioritize the treatment of patients; distribute masks & PPEs to staff: Lt Governor

JAMMU, MARCH 30: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu today chaired a high level meeting at Raj Bhavan to review the arrangements being put in place to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the Unio...

Advisor Sharma extends condoles on demise of Advisor Bhatnagar’s mother

JAMMU, MARCH 30: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, KK Sharma has extended his heartfelt condolences on the demise of mother of Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Jammu and Kashmir ...

Animal Husbandry Deptt appeals public for providing food, water to stray animals

JAMMU, MARCH 30: The Department of Animal Husbandry Jammu, today appealed the general public to be kind to animals and birds near their surroundings by providing food and water to them so as to min...

Bulletin on Novel Corona Virus (Covid-19)

JAMMU, MARCH 30: The Government Monday informed that 10 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported today which include three from Jammu division and seven from Kashmir di...

Distribution of foodgrains moves to another sixteen sub-zones of Srinagar from tomorrow

SRINAGAR, MARCH 30: Distribution of foodgrains in six sub-zones of Srinagar which started March 28 has been completed and is now moving to other sub-zones of the district. In these six sub-zones o...

District administration Kishtwar appeals public to declare travel history

KISHTWAR, MARCH 30: District Administration Kishtwar has appealed the all the students and travelers of district Kishtwar having travel history of COVID-19 affected countries and/or other affected ...

Covid-19: Ganderbal District Admin declares Waskura village a Red Zone

GANDERBAL, MARCH 30: The District Administration, Ganderbal, today declared Waskura village as Red Zone and its surrounding villages-Kharbagh, Batwina and Ahan as Buffer Zones as a precautionary me...

COVID-19:District Administration Kupwara distributes cash assistance of Rs 2.59 crore among construction workers, labourers

KUPWARA, MARCH 30: Continuing its efforts to provide timely succor to the needy persons during the lock down, District Administration Kupwara, today distributed Rupees 1.45 Crore among 1880 benefic...

Reveal travel history within 2 days: DM Kulgam

KULGAM, MARCH 30: Amid mounting threat of COVID-19 pandemic and people concealing their travel history and contact history with the COVID-19 positive cases has further endangered the lives of tho...

Tasks assigned to Nodal Officers in Ganderbal

GANDERBAL, MARCH 30: -In view of the lockdown in the district and with regard to the preventive measures being taken to contain the spread of COVID-19 besides, for various mitigation efforts, the...

COVID-19: District Administration Kupwara distributes Rs 2.59 Cr cash assistance among construction workers, labourers

KUPWARA, MARCH 30: Continuing its efforts to provide timely succour to the needy and impecunious persons during the lock down, District Administration Kupwara, Monday distributed Rupees1.45 Crore a...

‘Songs in Plague’: Covid-19: JK’s Cultural Academy to rope in artists for raising Coronavirus awareness through songs

SRINAGAR, MARCH 30: Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL) today released a song to generate awareness among masses on the deadly virus. The song is written by poet, Muza...

Two villages declared red zones to prevent spread of COVID-19

SHOPIAN, MARCH 30 Invoking prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC, Disaster Management Act and The Epidemic Disease Act, District Magistrate Shopian said that there would be no inward and...

Pulwama admin launches Project Jazbaa to fight Covid-19

PULWAMA, MARCH 30: To fortify the efforts of government, Pulwama administration has started an initiative called “Project Jazbaa” for volunteers who are willing to fight against the Covid 19. The ...

COVID-19 Assistance: Labour Deptt disburses Rs 1.29 Crore among labourers in Bandipore

BANDIPORA, MARCH 30: The Department of Labour today disbursed an amount of Rs 1.29 Crore among Building and other Construction workers as COVID-19 assistance announced by the Central Government rec...

DC Anantnag launches Web portal to combat COVID-19

ANANTNAG, MARCH 30: The Deputy Commissioner, Anantnag, Mr. Bashir Ahmad Dar, today launched Web portal to combat COVID-19 in the district. The portal will help in tracking the persons with travel h...

Final Warning to people concealing travel history

PULWAMA, MARCH 30: Under the reeling COVID-19 pandemic, the hiding of travel history and contact history with the COVID-19 positive cases has further endangered the lives of people. In this regard...

Residents without ration cards in Srinagar can call helpline numbers to place demand for foodgrains

SRINAGAR, MARCH 30: In view of the prevailing situation the Srinagar administration has opened helpline numbers for those without ration cards to place their demands for foodgrains. The non-ration c...

JKRTC condoles demise of Advisor Bhatnagar’s mother

JAMMU, MARCH 30: Jammu and Kashmir Road Transport Corporation (JKRTC) today condoled with Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar on the demise of his mother. A condolence meeting was...

Covid-19: Govt sanctions Rs 17.65 Cr for registered construction workers

JAMMU, MARCH 30: The government today sanctioned Rs 17.65 crore for construction workers registered with the J&K Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board who have been left without any...

Covid-19: Govt notifies helpline for JK’s stranded migrant labourers

JAMMU, MARCH 30: The government today notified helpline numbers for migrant labourers of Jammu and Kashmir who are stranded in various parts of the country due to lockdown announced in view of coro...

Govt issues orders under J&K Reorganization Act, 2019

JAMMU, MARCH 30: The government today issued two orders under section 98 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019, read with clause 17 of the Jammu and Kashmir Removal of Difficulties Orde...

Agri department, Kashmir to donate one day salary

SRINAGAR, MARCH 29: Department of Agriculture Kashmir decided to donate one days’ salary of all employees to COVID 19 fund. The decision was taken in an emergency meeting called by Director Agricu...

Six arrested in Bandipora for violating restriction orders

BANDIPORA, MARCH 29: On the directions of District Magistrate Bandipora, the Bandipora Police on Sunday booked six persons in Chandergeer area of Hajin town for violating restriction orders issued by...

COVID-19 Lockdown: Order Eatables online in Bandipora, admin will deliver at doorstep

BANDIPORA, MARCH 29: Amid lockdown to fight Coronavirus infections and COVID-19 if you are in need food items and other essentials, you can order on-line or call the district administration same will...

More quarantine centers established in Kulgam

KULGAM, MARCH, 29: District administration Kulgam, today established more quarantine centers in the district at Manzgam, chimmer, Yaripora and other areas. Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner, Show...

DM Shopian convenes meet, stresses on effective contact tracing, travel history

SHOPIAN, MARCH 29: District Magistrate Shopian, Choudhary Mohammad Yasin, said that sufficient quarantine bed capacity has been set up at various places in the district besides putting in place other...

District admin distributes free ration among migrant labours in Shopian

SHOPIAN, MARCH 28: District administration Shopian, distributed free ration and other essentials among migrant labour, here today. Tehsildar Shopian, Bilal Ahmad, distributed ration among the migran...

DDC Bandipora takes stock of facilities at Quarantine Centres

BANDIPORA, MARCH 29: Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza, reviewed the facilities being provided by the district administration at quarantine centre established in the district for the...

Advance ration distribution begins in Ganderbal

GANDERBAL, MARCH 29: In view of total lockdown as a move to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 outbreak, the District Administration today started the process of advance two months’ ration distribution in...

DC Kulgam nominates Nodal Officer to receive phone calls from people stuck out-side

KULGAM, MARCH 29: Deputy Commissioner Kulgam, Showkat Aijaz Bhat, today nominated Assistant Commissioner, Labour, Dr Nida Yousuf as Nodal Officer to receive phone calls of domiciles of Kulgam who are...

DM Anantnag inspects NH, other areas

ANANTNAG, MARCH 29 In an effort to enforce and maintain complete lockdown across the district, District Magistrate Anantnag, Bashir Ahmad Dar, today took a tour of national highway visiting its en...

Secretary DLSA visits slum areas

JAMMU, MARCH 29: Secretary District Legal Services Authority, Jammu, Naushad Ahmed Khan today visited slum areas in Jammu district to inspect the living conditions of the workers of the unorganized s...

DSEK issues orders for regularization of 155 ReT teachers

SRINAGAR, MARCH 29: Directorate of School Education Kashmir today issued orders for the regularization of 155 Rehbar-e-Taleem teachers engaged under erstwhile Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan(SSA) to the post o...

Covid-19 relief: Gazetted officers of Horticulture Deptt to donate two-day salary

SRINAGAR, MARCH 29: Gazetted Officers of Department of Horticulture today decided to contribute two-day salary while non-Gazetted employees would donate one-day salary to COVID-19 relief fund. The d...

District Administration Kupwara distributes 26200 qtl Rice during lockdown

KUPWARA, MARCH 29: District Administration, Kupwara has adopted multipronged mechanism to successfully ensure lockdown in the district. While strictly imposing section 144 Crpc across the district i...

Kishtwar admin distributes free ration to stranded workers

KISHTWAR, MARCH 29: District administration Kishtwar under the supervision of District Magistrate, Rajinder Singh Tara today distributed food items among the 42 families of interstate migrant workers...

District admin distributes food kits among needy, migrant labours, destitute

BANDIPORA, MARCH 28: District administration, Bandipora distributed food packets containing rice, oil, pulses, spices and other essentials among migrant labours, destitute and poor people of the dist...

F1 World C'ship could finish in January: Ferrari boss

London, March 29 (IANS) As Formula 1 seeks to salvage the 2020 season affected severely by the cornavirus pandemic, the world championship could be extend into January next year, says Ferrari boss Ma...

COVID-19: BFI motivates boxers through video conferencing

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) became the first national sports federation in the country to reach out to its players through video conferencing to guide and motivate...

COVID-19: England captain Knight joins NHS volunteer scheme

London, March 29 (IANS) England captain Heather Knight said that she has joined UK's National Health Service's (NHS) volunteer scheme amidst the outbreak of coronavirus in the country. Knight said th...

COVID-19: Olympic flame to be kept in Tokyo

Tokyo, March 29 (IANS) The Olympic flame will be displayed in Fukushima for a month before being kept in Tokyo, local reports said on Sunday. Japanese broadcaster NHK said that the flame, which ar...

COVID-19: Manjrekar reminds everyone of Sunday

Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar reminded the people of the country that it is a Sunday and also showed how he believes technique is the key to attain perfection in life....

Our responsibility to maintain hygiene, stay at home: Chhetri

Kuala Lumpur, March 29 (IANS) India's all-time leading scorer Sunil Chhetri featured in an Asian Football Confederation (AFC) campaign to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and requested people to do all th...

Atletico Mineiro boss Sampaoli eyes Santos quartet

Rio de Janeiro, March 29 (IANS) Atletico Mineiro's new head coach, Jorge Sampaoli, could sign up to four players from his former club Santos, as he attempts to bolster his squad for the 2020 Brazilia...

Trying to keep myself positive and busy: Hanuma Vihari

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Indian batsman Hanuma Vihari has said he is utilising the time he has got during the lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak in trying to improve his fitness. Vihari had l...

Cricketer Richa donates Rs 1 lakh in fight against COVID-19

Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) All-rounder Richa Ghosh, who represented India in the Women's T20 World Cup earlier this month, on Sunday donated Rs 1 lakh to the Bengal Chief Minister's relief fund in figh...

COVID-19: Ajinkya Rahane to donate Rs 10 Lakh

Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) India's Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has decided to donate Rs 10 lakh to the Maharastra Chief Minister's Relief Fund as the country fights the COVID-19 pandemic. A sour...

Stay home like the Pujara family, says BCCI

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday posted images of batsman Cheteshwar Pujara with his family at his home. "Stay home with your near and dear one...

NRAI urges landlords to waive rents for restaurants till June

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Hit by the coronavirus crisis and the nation-wide lockdown, the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) has urged landlords in the food and beverage (F&B) or restau...

Paytm to contribute Rs 500 crore for PM CARES Fund

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) To support the fight against COVID-19 pandemic, India's leading digital payments and financial services platform Paytm on Sunday said it is aiming to contribute Rs 500 cror...

Wheat procurement after middle of April, no word from FCI

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) With the country under a 21-day nationwide lockdown till April 14 due to coronavirus crisis, procurement of wheat in the new Rabi season will start only after the middle of...

India to be fastest growing G20 economy on Covid-19 impact as global economy shrinks

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) India will emerge as the fastest growing economy among the G20 countries even as Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has slashed Indias GDP growth forecast to 2.1 per cent fr...

Covid-19: Rs 2.5-cr grant challenge for medtech entrepreneurs

Chennai, March 29 (IANS) In order to speedily augment the supply of ventilators and personal protection equipment (PPE) to combat the spread of coronavirus, the Marico Innovation Foundation (MIF) on ...

106 new coronavirus cases in 24 hrs, says Health Ministry

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) At least 106 new novel coronavirus cases have been reported in India in last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Sunday. Addressing a press confe...

Punjab to provide take-home medicines to addicts

Chandigarh, March 29 (IANS) In a major relief to addicts undergoing de-addiction treatment, the Punjab government on Sunday allowed 198 Out Patient Opioid Assisted Treatment Clinics, 35 government de...

20 new positive cases in Kerala, 181 under treatment

Thiruvananthapuram, March 29 (IANS) Kerala Health Minister K.K.Shailaja on Sunday said on Sunday, 20 new cases of coronavirus positive cases were registered in the state, taking the total number of p...

Covid-19 death toll in Malaysia rises to 34

Kuala Lumpur, March 29 (IANS) A total of 34 people have died of the COVID-19 in Malaysia as of Sunday with 150 newly confirmed cases, bringing the total to 2,470, said the Health Ministry. Health ...

Two cured of Covid-19, discharged from hospital in Tamil Nadu

Chennai, March 29 (IANS) Two Covid-19 patients were discharged from a Tamil Nadu hospital even as the the fifth day of the nationwide lockdown passed off peacefully in the state. The government al...

Manufacturing-only recession spreads to services sector: KPMG report

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The COVID-19 pandemic is unique in that it is a supply shock, a demand shock, and also a market shock and as production is curtailed around the world, many firms will not h...

No supply shortage at Azadpur mandi, profiteers warned

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Azadpur Mandi is receiving adequate supply of fruits and vegetables despite 21-day nationwide lockdown, according to Mandi Chairman Adil Ahmad Khan. Profiteers had b...

Doda Administration reaches out to stranded Doda residents in Sikkim

DODA, MARCH 29: In order to ensure Food and other basic facilities for 12 stranded labourers at Namchi-Sikkim during the ongoing country wide lock down amid Coronavirus threat, District Administratio...

Kishtwar Administration reaches out to stranded Kishtwar residents in Himachal Pradesh

KISHTWAR MARCH 29: District Magistrate Kishtwar Rajinder Singh Tara today talked to the DMs of Kinnaur and Shimla to ensure basic facilities like food, shelter and medical facilities to the 28 strand...

Courts use SMS service to create awareness about Covid-19 in JK, Ladakh UTs

JAMMU, MARCH 29: In order to disseminate information and make lawyers as well as litigants aware about novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, High Court of Jammu and Kashmir is using Short Messaging ...

Don’t pay heed to unverified reports on social media: Dir SKIMS

SRINAGAR, MARCH 29: Director, Shere-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura, Dr AG Ahanger today appealed to people not to pay heed to unverified reports attributed to him on the socia...

Covid-19: Govt issues helpline to facilitate inter-state migrant labourers

JAMMU, MARCH 29: The government today issued helpline numbers to facilitate inter-state migrant labourers who arrived in Jammu and Kashmir prior lockdown announced in view of coronavirus (Covid-19) p...

Cooking cost of Mid-Day Meal scheme to reach students through DBT mode

SRINAGAR, MARCH 29: School Education Department has directed all the Chief Education Officers to submit bank account details of eligible students/ under parents within ten -days for crediting the coo...

District admin distributes food kits among migrant labours, destitute, needy

KULGAM, MARCH 28: District administration Kulgam today distributed food packets containing rice, oil, pulses and other essentials among migrant labours, destitute and poor people. Deputy Commissione...

District Magistrate Pulwama pledges one month's Salary for COVID-19

PULWAMA MARCH 28.Amidst the reeling Corona Virus pandemic and the unprecedented situation created by it, District Administration Pulwama is making efforts in creating Quarantines and other es...

Foreign travellers, Ladakh returned to disclose their travel history within two days: Dr Singla

UDHAMPUR, MARCH 28: Taking strict action against the persons who are hiding their travel history, the District Development Commissioner, Udhampur, Dr Piyush Singla today appealed the people who have ...

DC Kulgam expresses gratitude to people urges to stay home, stay safe

KULGAM, MARCH 28: Deputy Commissioner Kulgam, Showkat Aijaz Bhat today lauded the people of Kulgam for observing total lock down as a move to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection. The lockdown ...

COVID-19: MC Poonch conducts cleanliness drive

POONCH, MARCH 28: Municipal Council Poonch today started the process of spraying (sanitization) and cleanliness drive in every nooks and corner of district Poonch as a preventive measure to combat th...

Suresh Raina pledges Rs 52 lakh in fight against COVID-19

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) India and Chennai Super Kings batsman Suresh Raina has pledged Rs 52 lakh in the fight against coronavirus. While he is set to give Rs 31 lakh to the PM-CARES Fund, he will...

Rohit wants citizens to do their bit for the planet on Saturday

Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Even as the coronavirus outbreak has seen the world come to a standstill, leading to a healthier atmosphere due to less pollution on roads, Indias limited-overs deputy Rohit S...

Half my time goes in taking care of my daughter: Pujara

Rajkot, March 28 (IANS) Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara said that most of his time at home during the lockdown goes in taking care of his daughter. Pujara like all Indian cricketers is at home durin...

Delhi Police doing commendable job in testing times: Manika Batra

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Star India paddler Manika Batra on Saturday praised the Delhi Police, saying they are doing a commendable job amid the testing times which the country is going through due ...

Bhutia to be part of AFC's #BreakTheChain campaign

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Former India skipper Bhaichung Bhutia will be an integral part of the Asian Football Confederation's (AFC) efforts to create awareness among the general public about the co...

I support 'brave decision' to postpone Olympics: Osaka

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Rising tennis star Naomi Osaka on Saturday said Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) took a brave decision of postponing 2020 Tokyo...

Absolutely love the way Raina does his business at CSK: Hogg

Sydney, March 28 (IANS) Former Kolkata Knight Riders spinner Brad Hogg has picked countryman David Warner and Chennai Super Kings deputy Suresh Raina as the best batsmen in the powerplay overs when i...

Uruguayan football federation lays off 400, including coach Tabarez

Montevideo, March 28 (IANS) The Uruguayan Football Federation (AUF) has laid off 400 members of its staff, including men's first team coach Oscar Tabarez, who has led the side since 2006 and won a Co...

Kohli wasn't the only one to struggle in NZ: Hesson

Bengaluru, March 28 (IANS) Former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson feels that India were probably the best equipped team to have played a Test series in New Zealand in recent years even though they ende...

Cyber security risk increases amid 'work from home' trend

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) With companies across the globe turning to work from home, via the online medium amid the COVID-19 outbreak, threats to cyber security have increased. Deepak Bhawnani, C...

Delhi distributes food at over 800 locations to 4 lakh people: Kejriwal

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday urged the migrants to stay back in the city during the lockdown and said his government is serving lunch and dinner to over...

Sacked Infy techie sent to 7-day police custody for Covid-19 prank

Bengaluru, March 28 (IANS) A sacked techie of software major Infosys was arrested for allegedly posting a prank tweet to spread coronavirus, a police officer said on Saturday. "The accused -- Muje...

Centre to states, UTs: Provide shelter, food to homeless

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Mass exodus of migrant workers employed in the informal sector is emerging as a big issue amid the coronavirus outbreak. The Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday issued ano...

'Red Zone' scare in Hyd'bad, GHMC steps in to clear the air

Hyderabad, March 28 (IANS) With confusion and panic setting in different areas of Hyderabad over reported declaration of some areas as 'Red Zones' in the wake of the emerging COVID-19 scenario, the a...

Important to counter claims that AYUSH can cure COVID-19: PM

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) After meeting media czars and radio jockeys, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met representatives of the AYUSH sector on Saturday to discuss the COVID-19 outbreak. In what is s...

NCR gets fresh air, clear sky amid coronavirus scare

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The national capital region (NCR) has been witnessing fresh air and clear sky as the 21-day lockdown continues. For 35-year-old Mukund, a resident of Ghaziabad, the clea...

Borrow from RBI and give Rs 1 lakh cr to states: TN CM to Modi

Chennai, March 28 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday requested the Central government to grant Rs 9,000 crore to the state for coronavirus impact relief works after borrowing...

Maharashtra Covid-19 count increases to 167

Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) The Covid-19 incidence was lower in Maharashtra with only 10 new positive coronavirus cases reported on Saturday, raising the number to 167, officials said. These include s...

Kalyan Jewellers earmarks Rs 10 crore to fight COVID-19

Thrissur, March 28 (IANS) Kalyan Jewellers, has announced that it would set aside Rs 10 crore towards the cause of fighting the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The company will partner with local and go...

DM launches free ration distribution drive in Anantnag

ANANTNAG, MARCH 28: District Magistrate Anantnag, Mr. Bashir Ahmad Dar today launched drive for distribution of free ration to the migrant labour class presently putting up in Anantnag district in sy...

FCS&CA issues duty roster for officials

JAMMU, MARCH 28: In view of the preventive measures taken to contain the spread of Corona virus, Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) today issued a duty roaster for the o...

DMRR&R issues duty roster for officials

JAMMU, MARCH 28: In view of the preventive measures taken to contain the spread of Coronavirus, Department of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (DMRR&R) today issued a du...

JK Resident Commission Establishes 24x7 Helpline for stranded residents

NEW DELHI, MARCH 28: To address issues faced by stranded residents from Jammu and Kashmir during lockdown period in New Delhi and other parts of country, a dedicated Helpline Centre operational 24x7 ...

FCS&CA Shopian delivers essentials at peoples doorsteps

SHOPIAN, MARCH 28: Under the supervision of Deputy Commissioner(DC), Shopian, Chaudhary Mohammed Yasin the food supplies and LPG has been delivered at the doorsteps of residents of the district by t...

Free ration distribution among poor families, migrant labourers begins in Ganderbal

GANDERBAL, MARCH 28: In view of lockdown to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 outbreak, the process of free ration distribution among poor families of the district Ganderbal and the seasonal labourers, w...

1200 quarantine bed capacity set up in Budgam

BUDGAM, MARCH 28: District Magistrate Budgam, Tariq Hussain Ganai today said that around 1200 quarantine bed capacity has been set up at various places in the district besides putting in place other ...

200 additional isolation beds readied at Gandhi Nagar Hospital: Atal Dulloo

JAMMU, MARCH 27: Financial Commissioner (FC), Health and Medical Education Department, Atal Dulloo today said that preparations are under way to open up additional isolation rooms and wards, as well ...

ECB mulls coronavirus checkpoints at cricket grounds

London, March 27 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board might install coronavirus checkpoints and isolation units at grounds as they look to resume the game behind closed doors. "We're mapping...

European shooting Olympic qualifier cancelled: ISSF

Munich, March 27 (IANS) The European Shotgun Championship and European Rifle/Pistol Qualification Championship for the 2020 Olympics have been cancelled, the International Shooting Sport Federation s...

COVID-19: Barcelona cut wages of players

Madrid, March 27 (IANS) Barcelona have become the first Spanish football club to officially announce a pay cut for players and club staff as the country grapples with the coronavirus pandemic. Spo...

Great boost to human race: Ashwin on 101-year-old corona survivor

Chennai, March 27 (IANS) Ravichandran Ashwin said that the story of a 101-year-old man in Italy recovering from coronavirus is a "great boost to human race." Italian news reports said that the man...

Opening the batting with Tendulkar was like a dream: Finch

Sydney, March 27 (IANS) Australia's imited-overs captain Aaron Finch has named Harbhajan Singh as his favourite Indian bowler. Finch was asked a wide range of questions during a Twitter chat as he...

Fight not easy, request all to maintain social distancing: Kohli

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) With some Indian citizens failing to abide by the lockdown rules implemented by the government, India skipper Virat Kohli has made an appeal to all to strictly follow the g...

Harbhajan joins hands with CRY to help children and healthcare workers

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) India and Chennai Super Kings spinner Harbhajan Singh has collaborated with CRY to help 3.5 lakh underprivileged children and grassroots healthcare workers in the fight aga...

Don't make COVID-19 patients feel embarrassed, unwanted: Tendulkar

Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Friday urged people not to look down upon those infected with novel coronavirus, adding that its responsibility of the society to make ...

Am committed to my team despite the uncertainties: Bindra

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra said that he is committed to his undertakings despite the uncertainty due to the coronavirus situation. The country is under a 21-day ...

Gambhir foundation feeds needy amidst coronavirus outbreak

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Gautam Gambhir Foundation is looking to help the poor and needy and that has seen his team come out and distribute food to the underprivileged ones who have been affect...

BWF chief slams athletes for criticism during COVID-19

Kuala Lumpur, March 27 (IANS) Badminton World Federation (BWF) secretary-general Thomas Lund said that the criticism that it has received from top players over the past few months is "disappointing" ...

COVID-19: Domestic flights suspension extended till April 14

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Aviation regulator DGCA has extended the suspension of domestic flights by a fortnight till April 14 in view of the ongoing 21-day nationwide lockdown due to the coronaviru...

ITC limits operations to production of essential items

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) FMCG-to-hospitality major ITC on Friday said that its factories are producing only essential items such as flour, buiscuits and sanitisers. The company, however, said th...

Special cargo flights to NE, NFR operates goods trains

Guwahati, March 27 (IANS) Air India would operate special cargo flights to the northeastern region of India to ferry the commodities required to deal with the novel coronavirus treatment and other pu...

Business leaders need to reimagine the new normal

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The COVID-19 hit sectors like commercial aerospace, air and travel, insurance carriers, oil and gas and automotive may not see restart until 2021 and business leaders need ...

RBI rate cut fails to boost market, Sensex falls to trade in red

Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Indian stock markets erased all their initial gains on Friday afternoon, with the BSE Sensex trading over 250 points lower, although the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced ...

SC relaxes March 31 deadline for BS VI vehicles

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the sale of BS-IV compliant vehicles for 10 days, barring NCR-Delhi, after the lifting of the 21-day nationwide lockdown announced by th...

No evidence countries with malaria immune against COVID-19

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) There is no evidence to suggest that countries with malaria are at lower risk of getting new coronavirus cases, nor has it been proved that people living in these countries...

Free match-making platform for COVID-19 researchers launched

London, March 27 (IANS) In a bid to tackle the new coronavirus pandemic, a free online match-making service has launched to help COVID-19 researchers find one another across the globe, check out fund...

Lockdown in Delhi: CM says situation becoming smooth

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) As the nationwide 21-day lockdown entered its third day, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday that things are slowly becoming smooth in the city with the gov...

Shirdi, Kolhapur temples donate for coronavirus relief

Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Two prominent temple trusts in Maharashtra on Friday donated Rs 51 crore and Rs 2 crore to the government for providing various kinds of reliefs in the ongoing 'war against vi...

3 new corona cases in Rajasthan; tally at 46

Jaipur, March 27 (IANS) Three more corona patients were reported from Rajasthan on Friday taking the total tally to 46 in the state, said state health officials. The new positive cases have been r...

5% increase in DA for Rajasthan govt employees

Jaipur, March 27 (IANS) Amid the ongoing corona crisis, the Rajasthan government on Friday brought good news for the state government employees by announcing an increase of 5% in dearness allowance, ...

Five more test corona positive in Punjab; tally 38

Chandigarh, March 27 (IANS) Five more tested positive for coronavirus in Punjab on Friday, taking the total number to 38 people which comprise 27 close-knit family members and friends of a 70-year-ol...

Western Army Command takes steps to fight coronavirus

Chandigarh, March 27 (IANS) The Western Army Command on Friday said it has expeditiously undertaken various effective measures to prevent the outbreak of COVID-19 among its ranks and their families a...

Sitharaman lauds RBI rate cut, says need quick transmission

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) After the RBI Governor announced an emergency rate cut on Friday, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman lauded the move and stressed the need for lower cost of retail l...

Offer support to migrant labourers: Centre to states, UTs

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) In the backdrop of large movement of migrant labourers from cities to their villages, the Centre on Friday issued an advisory directing all states and Union Territories (UT...

GMC postpones last dates for receipt of application forms

JAMMU, MARCH 27: In view of prevailing situation due to COVID-19, Associated Hospitals of Government Medical College Jammu has informed that the last dates for receipt of application forms with respe...

Samba administration dedicates DH for treatment of Coronavirus patients

SAMBA, MARCH 27:In view of the prevailing situation and speedy remedy to prevent danger to human health, life and safety, district administration Samba has ordered to dedicate District Hospital for t...

DM Anantnag takes stock of the arrangements at Trauma Hospital turned Quarantine Centre Bijbehara

ANANTNAG, MARCH 27: District Magistrate Anantnag, Mr. Bashir Ahmad Dar today visited newly constructed Trauma Hospital Bijbehara being augmented as Quarantine Centre to meet the requirement, if any....

19 students quarantined at GCPE Gadoora

GANDERBAL, MARCH, 27: Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal Shafqat Iqbal today said that hassle free facilities are being provided to quarantined persons at Government College of Physical Education (GCPE) G...

Div Com visits Bandipora, takes stock of COVID-19 control measures

BANDIPORA, MARCH 27: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K. Pole today visited Bandipora district to review the measures being taken by the district administration for prevention and control o...

DC Budgam visits Brick Kilns, distributes ration among labourers

BUDGAM, MARCH 27: Deputy Commissioner, Budgam, Tariq Hussain Ganai, today visited various Brick kilns in Budgam and distributed ration among the labourers who have arrived from various states of the ...

District administration all set to tackle Corona outbreak: DM Ramban

RAMBAN, MARCH 27: District Magistrate, Nazim Zai Khan today said that district administration is all set to tackle Corona outbreak and all senior officers are monitoring the Corona virus infection ca...

Covid-19: GDC Beerwah launches ‘Learn from Home’ e-classes for students

BUDGAM, MARCH 27: In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, all students of Government Degree College Beerwah are hereby informed that the college has started the “Learn from Home” program, wherein teachers ...

Break Covid-19 chain, pay electricity bills online: PDD to Public

JAMMU, MARCH 27: In view of Coronavirus pandemic, Power Development Department (PDD) has urged people to stay safe and avoid venturing out of their homes to pay their electricity bills. To break the...

Break Covid-19 chain, pay water bills online: PHE to Public

JAMMU, MARCH 27: In view of Coronavirus pandemic, Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department has urged people to stay safe and avoid venturing out of their homes. To break the Covid-19 chain, depart...

Bulletin on Novel Corona Virus (Covid-19)

JAMMU, MARCH 27: The Government today informed that 5763 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance and, so far, 18 cases have tested positive in Jammu an...

Ramayana telecast will engage people, prove to be a boon during lockdown: Raman Suri

JAMMU, MARCH 27: At a time when India is under 21-Days lockdown, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government's Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar had taken a right decision to air t...

Ensure Coronavirus crisis doesn’t turn into water crisis: PHE urges public

JAMMU, MARCH 26: Public Health Engineering Department today issued an advisory and urged public to ensure judicious use of water following the Coronavirus scare in Jammu and Kashmir. Stressing on ...

COVID-19: DM visit Rajouri town, inspect availability of essential commodities, reviews implementation of restrictions

RAJOURI, MARCH 26: In order to take a firsthand appraisal of availability of essential commodities in town and to check the complaints of overcharging by some traders, a team of district administra...

COVID-19: DDC Kathua launches Mobile Laundry service for Quarantine Centers

KATHUA, MARCH 26: In order to contain the spread of Covid-19 in Kathua, being a border district adjacent to Punjab, the District administration has not only implemented the Lockdown in letter and s...

COVID-19: Div Com reviews stock, supply position of essential commodities

JAMMU, MARCH 26: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma today convened a meeting of officers of various departments engaged under essential services and reviewed stock position of essentials ...

Coronavirus update: 5482 persons under surveillance in JK, 13 test positive

JAMMU, MARCH 26: The Government today informed that 5482 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance and, so far, 13 cases have tested positive in Jam...

COVID-19 outbreak: People’s health is my prime concern: Advisor Baseer Khan

SRINAGAR, MARCH 26: In view of COVID-19 outbreak, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor and overall in-charge of Coronavirus Control Efforts (CCE) for Kashmir Division, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today said that ...

Prosecution Proceedings initiated against Principal Degree College Tral :DM Pulwama

PULWAMA MARCH 26: Prosecution Proceedings has been initiated against Principal Degree College Tral for violating orders of District Administration and for not providing the requisite equipment incl...

DM Kulgam orders distribution of Dry Mid Day Meal, home delivery of ration

KULGAM, MARCH, 26: For containing and breaking the chain of transmission of COVID-19 the District Magistrate, Kulgam Showkat Aijaz Bhat has directed the concerned departments to ensure the availa...

DM Pulwama appeals for complete shutdown, ordered strict restrictions in the district

PULWAMA, MARCH 26: District Magistrate Pulwama Dr Raghav Langer today ordered imposition of strict restrictions across the district to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the district. The orde...

OPD, IPD facilities suspended at DH Ganderbal

GANDERBAL, MARCH 27: According to the district administration, Ganderbal ,the District Hospital Ganderbal, has been declared an Isolation facility for the COVID-19. Accordingly, the OPD and IPD fac...

Sanitation cum fumigation held at Kulgam

KULGAM, MARCH 26: Following the directions of Deputy Commissioner Kulgam Showkat Aijaz Bhat, to breakdown the spread of Corona Virus infection, Rural Development department today carried out an int...

FIR registered against people violating restriction orders in Bandipora

BANDIPORA, MARCH 26: On the directions of District Magistrate Bandipora, the Bandipora Police registered an FIR against the people violating restriction orders issued by the District Magistrate Ban...

Reasi administration establishes control centre

REASI, MARCH 26: District Administration Reasi has established a dedicated administrative control centre for clarifications of public queries related to- Curfew permissions, issues related to essen...

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR’S SECRETARIAT JAMMU AND KASHMIR, RAJ BHAVAN, JAMMU. MESSAGE

The Country is facing an unprecedented challenge with communities and economies everywhere affected by the growing COVID-19 pandemic. The world is coming together to combat the COVID-19 pandemic brin...

Ration distribution at Ration Ghats, doorsteps of Shopian consumers

SRINAGAR, MARCH 26: Under the directions of the District Magistrate, Shopian, the Assistant Director Food, arranged for ration distribution at the doorstep of the Shopian consumers. The Food and S...

Strict restrictions ordered across Bandipora up to April 14

SRINAGAR, MARCH 26: In view of the surfacing of four more coronavirus positive cases in the district on Wednesday, the District Magistrate Bandipora, Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza, has ordered strict imposit...

COVID-19: Bandipora admin arranges free pick, drop facility for mandatory screening

BANDIPORA, MARCH 26: The District administration Bandipora has arranged free pick and drop facility for the mandatory screening of the people having travel history of foreign country or having COVI...

DC inspected District Hospital and Quarantine Home wards at GHSS Shopian.

SHOPIAN, MARCH 26: To review the preparedness of District Administration for containing corona virus, the Deputy Commissioner (DC), Shopian, Chaudhary Mohammad Yasin visited District Hospital Shop...

MD JPDCL visits quarantine centers at Jammu

JAMMU, MARCH 26: Managing Director Jammu Power Distribution Corporation Limited (JPDCL), Yasha Mudgal visited various quarantine centers of district Jammu to ensure adequacy of security, logistics ...

Coronavirus infection: Places of worship closed in Srinagar as a preventive measure

SRINAGAR, MARCH 26: In view of increased number of persons infected with coronavirus — now gone up to five — and in an effort to contain spread of the infection in the district the District Magistr...

Cabinet Secretary holds VC with Chief Secretaries to review supply, transportation of essential goods

JAMMU, MARCH 26: Cabinet Secretary, Rajiv Gauba today held video conference with Chief Secretaries of all States/Union Territories to review supply chain management and transportation of essential co...

Turkish boxers test positive after Tokyo qualifier, IOC draws flak

Istanbul, March 26 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been labelled "irresponsible" after the Turkish Boxing Federation revealed two fighters and a coach who took part in a Tokyo 20...

Was really itching to get back to playing cricket: Rohit

Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) Star Indian batsman Rohit Sharma is holed up in his apartment like everybody else due to the three-week lockdown that was declared in the country on Tuesday as it grapples wit...

FIDE stops Candidates Tournament in Russia midway

Chennai, March 26 (IANS) Global chess body FIDE on Thursday stopped the ongoing Candidates Tournament at Russia's Yekaterinburg owing to the country's decision to interrupt air traffic with other cou...

Still looking forward, fingers crossed for IPL 2020: Rohit

Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) Star Indian opener and Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma felt that the time he spent with Ricky Ponting at the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise was "magic." Ponting ...

After Oly postponement, athletes can now calm down a bit: Bindra

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) 2008 gold medallist Abhinav Bindra believes the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was prompt in its action as they took a timely decision to postpone T0kyo 2020 Games b...

You just don't know: Vaughan on T20 WC amid COVID-19 threat

London, March 26 (IANS) Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes the coronavirus pandemic has created "unprecedented times" which can also hit the men's T20 World Cup slated to be held later i...

Former NZ pacer turns to crowdfunding to get back to family

Auckland, March 26 (IANS) Former New Zealand fast bowler Iain O'Brien is looking to get back to his family in the United Kingdom and for that, he has started a crowd funding project on Twitter. O'...

13th edition of TCS World 10K Bengaluru rescheduled

Bengaluru, March 26 (IANS) Procam International on Thursday announced the 13th edition of ‘World Athletics Gold Label Race, Tata Consultancy Services World 10K Bengaluru, which was scheduled to take ...

TN government warns private banks against recovering dues

Chennai, March 26 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday warned of stringent action against private banks, self-help groups, and finance companies if they go on to collect interest on loans fro...

Will ask states to use Rs 31,000 cr fund for building workers: Centre

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said that the Centre will direct state governments to utilise the construction workers' welfare fund to support these ...

Digital India faces its biggest challenge amid lockdown

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) When Digital India took birth, little did we know that in an unprecedented situation like a total lockdown, the apps and services that helped us sail through the day with e...

Most Indian businesses pivoting in response to pandemic: Survey

Bengaluru, March 26 (IANS) Overall 64 per cent of Indian businesses are ready or getting ready to meet the new workplace demands in the wake of new coronavirus pandemic and are leveraging collaborati...

Grofers user gets delivery slot for April 13, no slots on Bigbasket

New Delhi/Noida, March 26 (IANS) Day 2 of COVID-19 lockdown was no different for people who tried to book online delivery of essential items like groceries, milk and vegetables at Bigbasket, Grofers ...

Nadda channelises BJP's energy to fight Covid-19

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Amid Covid-19 epidemic and the 21-day nationwide lockdown, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief J.P. Nadda continues to interact with the party leaders through audio or video...

Govt unveils Rs 170,000 cr Covid-19 relief package for weaker sections

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday announced the first instalment of a fiscal relief package, worth Rs 170,000 crore, to protect the weaker sections of the society from the economic fa...

Delhi Health Department to promote telemedicine

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Thursday said he has advised the health department to promote telemedicine consultations as per the guidelines of the Union Health ...

Telangana reports 3 new Covid-19 cases, including doctor couple

Hyderabad, March 26 (IANS) With the new positive coronavirus (Covid-19) cases surfacing on Thursday, the number of Covid-19 cases in Telangana has shot up to 43. According to a media bulletin issued ...

Shop charging more than MRP, Delhi govt tells shopskeepers

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The Delhi government on Thursday released mobile numbers of zonal officers for the common man to file complaints against shopkeepers selling essential items for more than t...

Man suspected to be coronavirus case dies in MP

Bhopal, March 26 (IANS) A 47-year-old man admitted to a hospital in Madhya Pradesh's Indore after being suspected of coronavirus, died on Thursday morning, an official said. The man has no travel ...

Dhirubhai Ambani School commences virtual learning platform

Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) As nation observes the 21-day COVID-19 lockdown, schools across the country are utilizing online classroom tools to keep the learning going, Dhirubhai Ambani International Sch...

7 chief ministers who made war with COVID-19 look easy

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) In this hour of crisis when India is battling one of its worst nightmares - COVID-19, there are a few chief ministers whose work seem to stand out as far as fighting the vi...

India total over 600, deaths 10

NEW DELHI: Coronavirus cases in the country crossed 600 on Wednesday as authorities beefed up preparedness to fight the pandemic with the Army ordnance factories and central paramilitary forces earma...

Rs 1000 each for 3.5 lakh workers, 2 pensions installments released

JAMMU: In order to provide support to the needy and destitute in the light of the extraordinary situation caused by the ongoing Corona pandemic and the consequent lockdown,Lt Governor G C Murmu on We...

Poor infrastructure, shortage of doctors, ventilators spell doom for J&K’s efforts

JAMMU: Although Jammu and Kashmir government is burning midnight fuel to tackle the threat and spread of Coronavirus, the shortage of doctors as well as ventilators, coupled with poor health infrastr...

Mehbooba likely to be released ‘soon’

SRINAGAR: After revoking the detention of National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah under the Public Safety Act (PSA), the Centre is likely to release the former Chief Minister and Peoples Democr...

Restrictions tightened in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Restrictions on movement imposed in Kashmir to prevent the spread of coronavirus were tightened on Wednesday and strict action initiated against violaters, following Prime Minister Narendra...

City of Temples dons deserted look as Navratri festival begins

JAMMU: The City of Temples on Wednesday wore a deserted look on the first day of Navratras, as no special prayers were offered and no long queues were seen outside the temples, due to the lockdown in...