News from the region

Thursday, September 23, 2021Hurriyat leader released from Tihar jail on parole for six hours fortnight after mother's death

Srinagar, Sep 23: Hurriyat leader Mehrajd-ud-din Kalwal, who is serving detention since 2017 in a Delhi prison, was Thursday allowed to visit home for six hours on parole in the wake of death of his mother a fortnight ago.

Quoting an official, news agency reported that the Hurriyat leader, a resident of Hamzah Colony BK Pora in Srinagar, presently under NIA detention at a Delhi jail since 2017


Thursday, September 23, 2021Expecting mother's throat-slit body found in kitchen in J&K's Banihal

Srinagar, Sept 23: A 39-year-old expecting mother was found dead with her throat slit in the kitchen of her home in Darshipora Banihal in J&K's Ramban district, officials said on Wednesday.

Quoting the officials, the news agency reported that Zubaida Begum, wife of Mohammad Saleem, a mother of three children, was found lying in a pool of blood with her throat slit.

Soon, the body was shifte


Thursday, September 23, 2021#COVID || 204 new cases, no fresh death

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday recorded more than 200 fresh cases of coronavirus, the highest daily tally in more than two months, taking the total number of infected people to 3,28,418 while no fresh death due to the virus was reported from the Union Territory in the past 24 hours.
Out of the 204 fresh cases, 45 were from Jammu division and 159 from Kashmir division of the UT, the of


Wednesday, September 22, 2021#COVID J&K logs 145 new cases, two deaths

Jammu: TheJammu and Kashmir recorded 145 COVID-19 cases and two fatalities on Tuesday, taking its infection tally to 3,28,214 and the death toll to 4,419, officials said.
Of the fresh cases, 24 were reported from Jammu division and 121 from Kashmir division, the officials said.
They said Srinagar district recorded the highest number of 56 new cases, followed by Budgam with 19.
There are 1,450


Tuesday, September 21, 2021Family rendered homeless as houseboat sinks in Jehlum

Srinagar: A family of four was rendered homeless after the houseboat they were living in sank in river Jehlum at Rajbagh here.

The houseboat named ‘HB Delhi’, belonging to Abdul Khaliq Gura, suffered huge damages late last night, witnesses said.

“The houseboat sank all of a sudden last night and we couldn’t even save our ration from getting washed away in the river. We lost almost everythin


Tuesday, September 21, 2021Srinagar schools reopen for classes 10, 12 with COVID-19 protocols in place

Srinagar, Sept 21: Adhering to COVID-19 protocols, schools in Srinagar reopened on Monday for classes 10 and 12. Students were seen happy and enthusiastic at the resumption of physical classes.
A student of Government Girls Higher Secondary School in Kothibagh, Srinagar, Bushra said, “I am feeling very happy at the resumption of classes. Teachers were doing a lot of effort in online classes, but


Tuesday, September 21, 2021District Kathua now COVID free

128 fresh cases, 1 death

Jammu: With the recovery of one patient, the district Kathua become COVID free while the Jammu and Kashmir reported 128 fresh cases on Monday, taking the number of infected persons to 3,28,069 while one fresh death due to the virus took the toll to 4,417 in the Union Territory.
As per the data accessed by The News Now, the district Kathua become COVID free following recovery of one patient and n


Sunday, September 19, 2021Crime branch files chargesheet against two Budgam residents in ‘illegal land grabbing case’

Srinagar: The Crime Branch Kashmir has said that it produced a chargesheet before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Budgam against two accused persons for illegally grabbing state land and selling it off to some other persons.

In a statement, issued to the news agency, a spokesperson said that the Crime Branch Kashmir produced chargesheet in case FIR No: 33/2017 U/S 420, 120-B, 201-RPC of


Sunday, September 19, 2021Body of man found under mysterious circumstances in Anantnag

Anantnag, Sep 19: Body of a man was found under mysterious circumstances in a field in this south Kashmir district on Sunday, official sources said.

They said panic gripped in Akad Park area in Anantnag when a body was found in a field this morning.

Police was immediately informed , they said adding later the deceased was identified as 55-year-old Abdul Rehman Bhat.

The cause of his deat


Sunday, September 19, 2021Traders call for day long strike on Sept 22

We believe trade in Jmu region being disturbed deliberately: JCCI president

Jammu: Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called for a day-long 'peaceful' strike on September 22 to protest the alleged discrimination of highest degree by the government with them.
Announcing the strike, JCCI president Arun Gupta said the token strike against directionless policies of the government should serve as a wakeup call for it and it should take immediate corrective measures t


Sunday, September 19, 2021#COVID || J&K crosses 1 crore dose mark, 28Lakh fully jabbed

Jammu: Leaving behind the initial vaccine hesitancy, the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has crossed the milestone of administering 1 crore anti-coronavirus disease doses to its eligible beneficiaries in about eight months.
With this, around 58% of the target population in the Union Territory has been vaccinated at least with the first dose.
Hailing the medical fraternity for achieving th


Sunday, September 19, 2021#COVID || 152 fresh cases, no new deaths

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 152 fresh COVID-19 cases on Saturday, which took the tally to 3,27,773, while no death due to the infection was reported in the past 24 hours, officials said.
Out of the fresh cases, 15 were from the Jammu division and 137 from the Kashmir division of the Union Territory, they said.
Srinagar district recorded the highest number of 67 cases followed by 23 cas


Sunday, September 19, 2021GoI to provideaid for devp of infra in tribal habitations: LG

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha handed over certificates of individual and community forest rights to the members of tribal communities of Jammu division on Saturday.
Addressing the event, Sinha said a new era of social equality has been ushered in for tribals in the union territory with the handing over of individual and community forest rights certificates to them.