Jammu and Kashmir

Wednesday, April 1, 2020Former CM’s of J&K no more entitled to rent-free accommodation, other perks and privileges

Centre repeals law providing these facilities

Srinagar: In a major development, the Government of India has scrapped a legal provision providing rent-free accommodation and other facilities to former chief ministers of Jammu & Kashmir.

Centre has repealed section 3-C of the State Legislature Members’ Pension Act, 1984 under which former CMs of J&K were entitled to different privileges and perks.

Under the law, former CMs were entitled


Tuesday, March 31, 2020Chief Secretary reviews status of National Highway-44

Asks NHAI to expedite restoration works; PWD to ensure early opening of Mughal Road

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 due to massive landslide resulting suspension of all vehicular traffic.
Principal Secretary, Civil Aviation, Rohit Kansal, IGP Traffic T Namgyal, Commissioner Secretary, Industries & Commerce, Manoj


Tuesday, March 31, 2020COVID-19: Coordination Teams constituted to ensure movement of essential goods, services

Dullo chairs maiden meeting; directs for unified efforts, timely interventions

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 chaired maiden meeting of the Coordination teams constituted by the Government, here at civil secretariat.
The Coordination teams have been constituted to ensure movement of essential goods and service


Tuesday, March 31, 2020Social 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 this infection and the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura, Srinagar, is trying hard to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the increase in rate of transmission


Tuesday, March 31, 2020Covid-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 wake of country wide lockdown due to COVID-19 outbreak.
In one instance today 17 people who are presently stranded at Rohini Delhi were reached out to and contact was established between them and food


Tuesday, March 31, 2020COVID-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 various people approached the administration who wanted to donate and contribute in battle against COVID 19.
District administration under the directions of DDC Dr Sagar D Doifode, has asked the peopl


Tuesday, March 31, 2020LMD 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 across Kashmir district.
175 establishments were checked by inspection teams headed by Dy Controller Enforcement in Srinagar district and by Assistant Controllers in other districts. 16 establishments


Tuesday, March 31, 2020COVID-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 contain the further spread of the pandemic.
The sterilization and fumigation drive is being carried out under the supervision of the Deputy Commissioner, (DC) Shopian, Choudhary Mohammad Yasin.
It was i


Tuesday, March 31, 2020COVID-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 accompanied by ADC, Shabir Hussian Bhat, SDM, Noorabad, Umer Shafi Pandith, BMO, D.H.pora, Dr Shugufta ,Tehsildar D. H. Pora, Niyaz Ahmad and other officers
The identified centers would be utilized for q


Tuesday, March 31, 2020COVID-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.
This amount was disbursed among 8479 worker's @ 1000 per worker through DBT mode.
Assistant Labour Commissioner, Kulgam, Dr Nida Yousuf, said that there are 8479 active workers in Kulgam among whom th


Tuesday, March 31, 2020COVID-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 these areas, here today.
Invoking prohibitory orders under Epidemic Diseases Act 1897, Section 144 of the CrPC and Disaster Management Act, 2005, Nodal Officer COVID-19 Assistant Commissioner Revenue, R


Tuesday, March 31, 2020COVID-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 president of the K.oil dealers, Javeed Ahmad donated a cheque to District Magistrate(DM), Shopian, Choudhary Muhammad Yasin in his office chamber in presence of Additional Deputy Commissioner, Shopia


Tuesday, March 31, 2020District 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 commodities including ration packages among the families of migrants, hawkers, daily wagers and other affected families.
The DC, SSP and other officers visited various areas including Samba town, panc


Tuesday, March 31, 2020Covid- 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 district administration has established various quarantine centres in the district to tackle any unprecedented emergency due to COVID-19 pandemic.
He was accompanied by Additional Deputy Commissione


Monday, March 30, 2020COVID-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 Virus (COVID-19) today issued a series of directions to Government and its departments.
The entire proceedings in the matter were conducted through video conferencing and video calls. Both the Judges


Monday, March 30, 2020Covid-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 announced to tackle the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
According to the order issued by GAD, Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo shall be the overall In-charge


Monday, March 30, 2020FCS&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 spread of Corona virus in the district, here today.
More than 17000 Quintals of advance ration was distributed among the households across the district as per the requirement including migrant labou


Monday, March 30, 2020DC 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 Scheme of Labour Department. An amount of Rs 9.47 lakh was disbursed under the scheme through direct benefit transfer.
Additionally, an amount of Rs 5.8 lakh for purchase of ration was also disbursed to a


Monday, March 30, 2020Reasi 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 while dealing and dispensing these items. Vehicles used for transportation of these commodities should be sanitized properly before loading these goods. Handlers of these items are also required to we


Monday, March 30, 2020ISM 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 Medicine, Reasi stated that three Medical Officers of the District Reasi have been designated to provide telephonic consultations till further orders and cater all the Institutions of the District. Further i


Monday, March 30, 2020Commissioner 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 who have lost the opportunity to work and earn their livelihood during the lockdown period. Most of these daily wage earners reside in Jhuggies erected in private plots of various residential colonies


Monday, March 30, 2020Govt directs schools to extend date for depositing fee till April 30th

Schools cannot charge fee for online lectures: Dr Samoon

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 lectures/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 t


Monday, March 30, 2020Advisor 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 condolence message, Advisor Khan prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul as well as fortitude and strength for the bereaved family.


Monday, March 30, 2020Advisor Bhatnagar bereaved

Lt Governor expresses grief over the demise of Bhatnagar’s mother

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 Lt Governor has prayed for the eternal peace to the departed soul and expressed his deepest sympathies with the bereaved family.


Monday, March 30, 2020Advisor 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 of Rs 1 cr while Kunwrani Ritu Singh, Founding Member Trustee , Maharaja Hari Singh Social and Education Foundation (MHSSEF)/DPS and Ranvijay Singh, member-MHSSEF donated Rs 7.5 lakh; besides the staf


Monday, March 30, 2020COVID-19: Prioritize the treatment of patients; distribute masks & PPEs to staff: Lt Governor

Directs for immediate issuance of 25,000 masks each to the IsG and Divisional Commissioners of both the Divisions

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 Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Lt Governor emphasized on prioritizing the treatment of the patients tested positive for COVID-19 and passed directions for the distribution of masks, and PPEs,


Monday, March 30, 2020Advisor 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
In a message, Advisor Sharma prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and courage for bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.


Monday, March 30, 2020Animal 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 minimize the sufferings of these speechless at this moment of crisis.
In view of complete lockdown to contain spread of COVID- 19 pandemic, the street animals and birds are worst sufferers for want of f


Monday, March 30, 2020Bulletin on Novel Corona Virus (Covid-19)

10 new cases reported today, 11644 persons under observation

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 division thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 48.
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel coronavirus (COVID-19), out of 48 positive cases 44 are Active Positiv


Monday, March 30, 2020Distribution of foodgrains moves to another sixteen sub-zones of Srinagar from tomorrow

Over 25000 households home-delivered foodgrains and over 15000 households LPG refills so far

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 over 25 thousands households were home-delivered foodgrains — which includes 13500 quintals of rice and 675 quintals of wheat.
From tomorrow until April 2 the distribution of foodgrains will be made i


Monday, March 30, 2020District 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 areas/ State/UTs of the country who have not yet declared their travel history till date. were, inter-alia requested to report their travel history to local health authority /COVID-19 Helpline No.0199


Monday, March 30, 2020Covid-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 measure.
Invoking prohibitory orders under Epidemic Diseases Act 1897, Section 144 of the CrPC and Disaster Management Act, 2005, District Magistrate(DM), Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal, said that there woul


Monday, March 30, 2020COVID-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 beneficiaries as Education Assistance under Building and other Construction Workers (BOCW) Act as COVID-19 assistance announced by the Central Government recently.
Assistant Labour Commissioner, Kupwara ad


Monday, March 30, 2020Reveal 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 thousands of people, the District Magistrate,(DM) Kulgam, Showkat Aijaz Bhat, today urged all such people to reveal their travel history or face the criminal proceedings.
Issuing a notice in this reg


Monday, March 30, 2020Tasks 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 District Administration has assigned tasks to the officers who will be the nodal officer with respect to job assigned.
In this regard, the Additional Mission Director, State Rural Livelihood Mission


Sunday, March 29, 2020Agri 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 Agriculture Kashmir Altaf Aijaz Andrabi in which Joint Directors, Chief Agriculture Officers, Divisional Level Officers and Representatives of various Employee Unions of the Department were linked up th


Sunday, March 29, 2020Six 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 the District Magistrate, Bandipora.
Two FIRs have been registered in Police Station Hajin under FIR No 11 and 12 under section 188 IPC at Police Station Hajin against six persons for violating restr


Sunday, March 29, 2020COVID-19 Lockdown: Order Eatables online in Bandipora, admin will deliver at doorstep

Comprehensive plan devised to ensure no one has to come out of their homes: DC Bandipora

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 be delivered at your doorstep within shortest possible time.
The district administration Bandipora started this innovative initiative to provide essential supplies to the people at their doorstep wi


Sunday, March 29, 2020More quarantine centers established in Kulgam

600 quarantine beds available in District: DC

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, Showkat Aijaz Bhat, took stock of took stock of facilities and arrangement in place at the newly established quarantine centers.
Deputy Commissioner said that adequate numbers of administrative as well a


Sunday, March 29, 2020DM 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 arrangements.
The DM said this while chairing a meeting of designated nodal officers at district headquarter today in order to have a firsthand status of arrangements in place to combat the covid-19


Sunday, March 29, 2020District 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 migrant labours at various places in the district. The free ration was also distributed by the designated officers in their respective areas.
District Magistrate (DM), Choudhary Mohammad Yasin, said that t


Sunday, March 29, 2020DDC 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 citizens arriving from abroad or corona virus affected areas to prevent the spread of the virus, here today.
On the directions of the Deputy Commissioner, Nodal Officer COVID-19, Mehraj Wani today v


Sunday, March 29, 2020Advance ration distribution begins in Ganderbal

DC inspects ration stores takes stock of availability

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 the district. The advance ration for the month of April and May is being distributed among the beneficiaries.
Deputy Commissioner, Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal, today visited several ration stores in th


Sunday, March 29, 2020DC 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 stuck outside due to lock down.
All the residents of Kulgam, who are currently stranded outside the District and UT have been asked to get in touch with the designated nodal officer, Nida Yousuf and


Sunday, March 29, 2020DM Anantnag inspects NH, other areas

Monitors distribution of essentials

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 entire stretch besides Pujteng, Bijbehara, Wanpoh, Mir Bazar and Vessu areas.
He also took stock of availability and distribution of essentials and also of quarantine facilities set up at different hea


Sunday, March 29, 2020Secretary DLSA visits slum areas

Reviews preventive measures to combat COVID-19

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 sector besides assessing implementation of preventive measures being taken by the district administration in combating the spread of the Corona Virus.
Secretary DLSA Jammu advised the people, workers


Sunday, March 29, 2020DSEK issues orders for regularization of 155 ReT teachers

Dr Samoon assures smooth, speedy regularization of 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 of Teacher Grade-II.
The official order of the regularization reads that “Chief Education Officers of Budgam/ Ganderbal/ Kulgam/ Pulwama/ Shopian/ Srinagar shall be personally responsible to verify au


Sunday, March 29, 2020Covid-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 decision was taken during emergency meeting called by Director Horticulture Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat wherein all officers at Divisional Level as well as District Level were linked up via Whatsapp.


Sunday, March 29, 2020District 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 it initiated home delivery of essentials.
During the last one week Administration distributed 26,200 quintal rice among the consumers at their door steps besides ,mid-day-meal-ration to 48270 student


Sunday, March 29, 2020Kishtwar 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, labourers and slum dwellers, who are stranded at various places of the district during nationwide lock down situation due to Coronavirus outbreak.
About 206 souls from 42 families presently staying


Sunday, March 29, 2020District 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 district, today.
Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora, Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza, said that in view of the lockdown there are numerous people who need help. He said that officers and the volunteers prepared food kit


Sunday, March 29, 2020Doda 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 Administration has quickly took up the matter with the ADM -South Sikkim who assured to take care off all the stranded labourers of district Doda at Namchi-Sikkim.

The matter has came up before the District Dev


Sunday, March 29, 2020Kishtwar Administration reaches out to stranded Kishtwar residents in Himachal Pradesh

Ensures home delivery of essentials to them

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 stranded residents of Patnazi Bonjwah of District Kishtwar at Kinnaur and Shimla Districts of Himachal Pardesh.

DM informed that as many as 28 contractors, labourers and residents of Bounjwah are strande


Sunday, March 29, 2020Courts 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 Services (SMS).

Around 1,89,000 SMS have been sent by the High Court as well as by District Courts of JK and Ladakh UTs to the lawyers and litigants.

Various advisories/guidelines/helplines is


Sunday, March 29, 2020Don’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 social media regarding the spread of Coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir

A message, which is being circulated on social networking sites attributing Director SKIMS to have said that corona cases in Kashm


Sunday, March 29, 2020Covid-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) pandemic.

According to the Labour Commissioner J&K, the migrant labourers can contact the following helpline numbers for assistance and help: Showkat Shafi, Inspector, 8899546373 and Ansar Ahmad, In


Sunday, March 29, 2020Cooking cost of Mid-Day Meal scheme to reach students through DBT mode

CEOs to submit banking details in 10 days: Dr Samoon

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 cooking cost of Mid-Day Meal Scheme directly to them via Direct Benefit Transfer mode.

The Government has also decided that two-month advance dry ration (Rice) would be provided to the eligible childr


Saturday, March 28, 2020District 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 Commissioner (DC) Showkat Aijaz Bhat said that this step was taken in view of lockdown in the district. The food packets were distributed among migrant labours, detitutes and poor people so they may not face


Saturday, March 28, 2020District Magistrate Pulwama pledges one month's Salary for COVID-19

District Authorities create Local COVID Fund

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 essential facilities for the people having travel history in particular and for the Public in general.
In this regard a local COVID fund has been created for Officers to donate and contribute to the ca


Saturday, March 28, 2020Foreign 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 been returned from foreign countries and Ladakh region after March 1, 2020 and have not disclosed their travel history, to come forward and register their names on 01992 272727 or 01992272728 within t


Saturday, March 28, 2020DC 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 has been imposed as a precautionary measure to combat the threat of virus by maintaining social distance and adopting other related advisories.
He appealed people to stay home and stay safe and adher


Saturday, March 28, 2020COVID-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 the spread of Corona virus (COVID-19).
During the drive, CEO municipality Poonch Garu Ram, Councillor, Imtiaz Slaria and Inspector, Abdul Rehman and the workers of municipality were present.
CEO said


Saturday, March 28, 2020DM 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 sync with the government directions and provisions of Disaster Management Act.
The district administration revealed that more than 2300 seasonal laborers from different states of the country are curren


Saturday, March 28, 2020FCS&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 officer/officials.
According to the order, Director Finance, Additional Secretary (J)/(M), Deputy Director Planning, and Under Secretary (S)/(M) and PLO shall attend the officer as per routine. The Of


Saturday, March 28, 2020DMRR&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 duty roaster for the officer/officials.
According to the order, Director Finance, Additional Secretary (R)/(S) and Under Secretary (A) shall attend the officer as per routine. The Officials of the depa


Saturday, March 28, 2020JK 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 has been established in the Jammu and Kashmir Resident Commission, here.
Additional Secretary, Rimpy Ohri is supervising the overall functioning of the Centre. Five helpline numbers have been dedicat


Saturday, March 28, 2020FCS&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 the department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs of district Shopian.
DC said that home delivery of essential will continue during the lockdown period and requirement of every household wil


Saturday, March 28, 2020Free 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, who have come from different parts of country started here today.
The Deputy Commissioner, Shafqat Iqbal distributed free ration kits to various poor, needy, destitute families and labourers at Buderk


Saturday, March 28, 20201200 quarantine bed capacity set up in Budgam

DM Budgam Chairs meeting with nodal officers, stresses on effective contact tracing, travel history to combat virus

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 arrangements.
The DM said this while chairing a meeting of designated nodal officers at district headquarter today in order to have a firsthand status of arrangements put in place to combat the requi


Friday, March 27, 2020200 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 as intensive care unit beds to effectively cater to COVID-19 cases, should their number increase.

He said this during his visit to the Government Hospital Gandhi Nagar Jammu today to take stock of


Friday, March 27, 2020GMC 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 respect to advertisement notifications No. 03 of 2020 dated 16.03.2020 and No. 04 of 2020 dated 18.03.2020 are hereby postponed till further orders.
The revised dates for receipt of application forms for


Friday, March 27, 2020Samba administration dedicates DH for treatment of Coronavirus patients

Orders Banks to function from 10 am to 2 pm

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 the treatment of Corona Virus (COVID-19) patients.
However, all other necessary OPDs/medical services of District Hospital Samba shall be provided by other hospitals of the district.
It has also orde


Friday, March 27, 2020DM 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. He took stock of the arrangements put in place including availability of Quarantine beds and other facilities at the centre.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Anantnag, Mr. Gh Hassan Sheikh, ACR Anantn


Friday, March 27, 202019 students quarantined at GCPE Gadoora

DC Ganderbal ensures hassle free facilities

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) Gadoora, Ganderbal which has been earmarked as Administrative Quarantine Center in the district.
The DC said this during his visit to the College where 19 students are quarantined who have recently ar


Friday, March 27, 2020Div Com visits Bandipora, takes stock of COVID-19 control measures

Inspects quarantine centers, 24x7 Control room

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 of COVID-19.
He was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora, Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza, Superintendent of Police, Rahul Malik, OSD, Coronavirus Control, Owais Ahmad and officers from Div Com office be


Friday, March 27, 2020DC Budgam visits Brick Kilns, distributes ration among labourers

Asks them to call him for any assistance

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 country to earn their livelihood.
The DC visited brick kilns at Waterwani, Nasrullahpora, Gariend and Chandpora and sensitized the labourers on measures they need to take to contain the spread of cor


Friday, March 27, 2020District administration all set to tackle Corona outbreak: DM Ramban

Directions to ensure supplies of essential commodities, services to the general public

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 cases in district.
He said that administration is tracking all the persons with travel history of other states as well as abroad and in contact with confirmed patients in coordination with other distri


Friday, March 27, 2020Covid-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 of various subjects are conducting daily e-classes over various online platforms like WhatsApp, Google Classrooms, etc.
The students are directed to visit the college website http://gdcbeerwah.edu.in


Friday, March 27, 2020Break 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 Covid-19 chain, the department has asked its consumers to avail online bill payment facility from the comfort and safety of their homes.
Consumers can pay their electricity bills online on the websi


Friday, March 27, 2020Break 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, department has asked its consumers to avail online bill payment facility from the comfort and safety of their homes.
Consumers can pay their water bill online on website https://jkphedwaterbilling.com or J


Friday, March 27, 2020Bulletin on Novel Corona Virus (Covid-19)

5763 persons under observation, 18 positive cases

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 and Kashmir (16 active positive, 01 recovered and 01 death).
According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) 3136 persons have been kept under home quarantine (including facilitie


Friday, March 27, 2020Ramayana telecast will engage people, prove to be a boon during lockdown: Raman Suri

"People urged to practice social distancing"

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 the famous serial Ramayana on Doordarshan again. Ramayana will be aired twice a day, starting fromSaturday.

Raman Suri said that this is high time people Stay Indoors, for which theUnion Government


Thursday, March 26, 2020First COVID-19 death in J&K, patient dies in Srinagar hospital

Srinagar, March 26: The first COVID-19 death occurred in Srinagar after a patient who had tested positive earlier succumbed on Thursday in the hospital.

Doctors said the 65-year old COVID-19 positive patient being treated at the Chest Diseases Hospital in Srinagar city succumbed on Thursday.

"The patient had accompanying ailments of hypertension, diabetes and obesity. He succumbed in the ea