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Sunday, July 12, 2020COVID-19: Strict restrictions ordered in 88 containment zones of Srinagar

Comprehensive plan drawn to contain further spread of disease in the district; strict legal action along with substantial fines ordered for violations: DM Srinagar


SRINAGAR, JULY 12: Restrictions on public movement and activities are being imposed in 88 areas notified as COVID-19 red zones in Srinagar after a sharp spike in positive cases has been reported in the district in the last couple of weeks.
The decision to impose restrictions has been taken after recommendations of experts and is aimed at containing further spread of the COVID-19 disease.
Dist

 

Sunday, July 12, 2020JK participates in India Global Week 2020; organizes special session on “Jammu & Kashmir: Development and Business Forum”

LG highlights strengths, initiatives launched by UT government to transform J&K into a major investment destination

SRINAGAR, JULY 12: The Jammu and Kashmir Government participated in the 3-day virtual conference, India Global Week 2020, themed "Be The Revival: India and a Better New World” organised by India Inc Group.
Over 10,000 global members from 67 countries participated in the event which was aimed at re-energising and igniting optimism at global level besides bringing about an action-oriented focus b

 

Sunday, July 12, 2020De-weeding and Skimming operation on full swing in Nigeen Lake


SRINAGAR, JULY 12: Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) has cleaned the Nigeen Lake also a part of Dal Lake from unwanted weeds and other floating material.
The de-weeding and skimming of Nigeen Lake was taken in hand by LAWDA from 27th of May 2020 and the manual de-weeding and skimming up to 45 mtr from the shore of Nigeen lake was divided into two sections the Eastern side and

 

Sunday, July 12, 2020Comet Neowise streaking past Earth, providing spectacular show

Will be visible across Northern Hemisphere until mid-August

Cape Canaveral (US): A newly discovered comet is streaking past Earth, providing a stunning nighttime show after buzzing the sun and expanding its tail.
Comet Neowise — the brightest comet visible from the Northern Hemisphere in a quarter-century — swept within Mercury’s orbit a week ago.
Its close proximity to the sun caused dust and gas to burn off its surface and create an even bigger debris

 

Sunday, July 12, 2020Indian envoy holds virtual meet with US Sikh leaders

Washington: Indian Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu held a virtual interaction with members of the Sikh community in the United States, during which the participating diaspora leaders pledged to contribute to India's development with particular focus on Punjab.
“Wonderful interaction with prominent members of the vibrant Sikh Indian-American community,” Sandhu tweeted on Friday soon a

 

Sunday, July 12, 2020Ex-Nissan Motor Co Chairman says he is aiding those who helped him flee to Lebanon

Ghosn said he wired more than $8,60,000 to a company linked to one of the men accused of helping smuggle him out of Japan in a box in December

Beirut: Former Nissan Motor Co Chairman Carlos Ghosn says he is assisting those who helped him flee from Japan to Lebanon in 2019 but refuses to provide details about the escape, saying such information would endanger them.
In an interview aired late on Saturday by the pan-Arab Al-Arabiya TV, Ghosn refused to comment on allegations from prosecutors in the US, who said last week that he wired mor

 

Sunday, July 12, 2020Pak reopens 2 more trade routes with Afghan after months-long closure of border due to Covid-19

Afghanistan is the 4th largest destination for Pakistani exports

Islamabad: Pakistan has opened two more key trade routes with Afghanistan after months-long closure of the border due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Pakistan and Afghanistan share 18 crossing points. Pakistan closed its border with Iran and Afghanistan after COVID-19 cases increased in the country early this year.
Pakistani Special Representative for Afghanistan Mohammad Sadiq on Saturday said th

 

Sunday, July 12, 20205.1-magnitude earthquake jolts China; tremors felt in Beijing

Beijing: A 5.1-magnitude earthquake on Sunday jolted China’s north Hebei province’s Tangshan city, according to officials.
Strong tremors were felt in the nearby regions, including Beijing, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
The epicentre of the quake, which struck Guye district at 6:38 am local time, was monitored at 39.78 degrees north latitude and 118.44 degrees east longitude, the C

 

Sunday, July 12, 2020Increasing suicidal tendency among children during lockdown in Kerala; Over 60 end lives since March 25

Thiruvananthapuram: At least 66 children have ended their lives in Kerala since the COVID-19 lockdown began on March 25 with youngsters facing stress unable to bear the unprecedented situation where schools are shut and friends out of reach to share their woes.
According to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, there has been an increasing instance of suicidal tendencies among children in the state d

 

Sunday, July 12, 2020Nadda says colour of gold is red in Kerala, attacks Vijayan-led govt

'In times to come, there will be ‘kamalam’, ‘kamalam’ and only ‘kamalam’ (lotus, lotus and lotus) everywhere in Kerala’

New Delhi: In an all-out attack against Pinarayi Vijayan-led government in Kerala, BJP president JP Nadda on Sunday questioned its alleged involvement in the high-profile gold smuggling case and accused it of “suppressing actual figures” and “messing up” the coronavirus crisis in the state.
Addressing a virtual rally at the inauguration of BJP District Committee office, ‘Dr Syama Prasad Mookerje

 

Sunday, July 12, 2020British student first ISIS supporter from UK to die in Syrian custody: Report

Ishak Mostefaoui, an Algerian-origin student at the University of Westminster, revoked his British citizenship in 2018

London: A 27-year-old student from London, who fled Britain to join the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group in Syria in 2014, has become the first known ISIS recruit from the UK to die in the custody of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
Ishak Mostefaoui, an Algerian-origin student at the University of Westminster, was killed while attempting to escape the SDF custody recently, according to a

 

Sunday, July 12, 2020Lord Swraj Paul donates USD 5 million to alma mater MIT

Institute will receive donation through Paul family’s charitable trust

London: UK-based Indian-origin entrepreneur Lord Swraj Paul has donated USD 5 million to his alma mater Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Kresge Auditorium, a landmark at the prestigious university that serves as a venue for community and cultural activities.
MIT will receive the donation through the Paul family’s charitable trust — the Ambika Paul Foundation — in recognition of the univer

 

Sunday, July 12, 2020Trump, Biden try to outdo each other on tough talk on China

China is not just a foreign policy issue in the November election. It’s an issue that runs deeply through the troubles with the virus

Washington: China has fast become a top election issue as President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden engage in a verbal brawl over who’s better at playing the tough guy against Beijing.
The Trump campaign put out ads showing Biden toasting China’s Xi Jinping, even though Trump did just that with Xi in Asia and hosted the Chinese leader at his Florida club. Spots from the Biden campaign featur

 

Sunday, July 12, 2020In a first, railway parcel train transports dry chillies across border to Bangladesh

New Delhi: The Railways has operated its first-ever special parcel train to Bangladesh, transporting dry chillies from Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur district to the neighbouring country.
Farmers and merchants in and around Guntur area earlier transported dry chillies by road to Bangladesh in small quantities. During the lockdown period when they could not move this essential commodity by road, Railway

 

Sunday, July 12, 2020COVID-19: Govt evacuates 2,10,703 stranded JK residents; 1,43,380 via Lakhanpur, 67,323 through special trains

JAMMU, JULY 12: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 2,10,703 JK residents, stranded in other parts of the country due to COVID lockdown, via Lakhanpur and through special trains and buses till date amid strict observance of all necessary guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures.
As per the official data received in this regard, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has recei

 

Sunday, July 12, 2020Govt orders transfers, postings in administration


SRINAGAR, JULY 12: Jammu and Kashmir government today ordered the postings and transfers in administration.
An order issued here by the General Administration Department said that in the interest of administration, the following transfers and postings are hereby ordered with immediate effect:-
Vikas Kundal, IAS (JK:2013), Additional Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Regulatory Authority,

 

Sunday, July 12, 2020Bangladeshi woman, child intercepted by BSF while trying to cross border illegally

Kolkata: A Border Security Force (BSF) patrol party intercepted a Bangladeshi woman and her child as they were trying to cross over to the neighbouring country at Gojadanga outpost, a spokesman of the paramilitary force said on Sunday.
The border guards spotted the Bangladeshi national, her two-year-old child and another woman when they were approaching the Gojadanga post in North 24 Parganas di

 

Sunday, July 12, 2020Hirdesh Kumar chairs meeting on delimitation of Parliamentary, Assembly constituencies in Ganderbal

GANDERRBAL, JULY 12: Chief Electoral Officer J&K and Commissioner Secretary Transport, Hirdesh Kumar along with Divisional Commissioner Kashmir P.K Pole today visited Ganderbal where he chaired a meeting to review the preparation of statistical data and Maps regarding Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly constituencies.
The District Election Officer (Deputy Commissioner) Ganderbal, Shafqat

 

Sunday, July 12, 2020Police team attacked as it tries to arrest murder accused in UP

Bulandshahr: A special operations group (SOG) team of the Uttar Pradesh Police was attacked by some persons when it had gone to arrest a man wanted in a murder case here, police said on Sunday.
The incident took place Saturday evening when the team tried to apprehend one Shahid, a resident of Sarai Kaaji locality in the Kotwali Nagar area, wanted in a murder case, they said.
As soon as the accu

 

Sunday, July 12, 2020Dr Jitendra Singh reviews COVID 19 status in Kashmir

Directs administration to take all necessary measures to curb spike, spread of virus


SRINAGAR, JULY 12: Union Minister of State, PMO, Dr. Jitendra Singh on Sunday directed the administration to take all necessary measures and precautions to curb the spike and spread of Covid-19 in Kashmir division.
The Union MoS said this while chairing a meeting here today convened to review, monitor and evaluate the situation evolved due to spike in Covid-19 cases in Kashmir division.
Dr. J

 

Sunday, July 12, 2020Police officer, suspended for alleged role in Vikas Dubey case, moves SC seeking protection

SI Sharma, along with three others, was suspended on July 5 for his alleged involvement in passing on information to Dubey about police movement towards to arrest him

New Delhi: A police officer, suspended and arrested for his alleged role in passing on crucial information about a raid to nab history-sheeter Vikas Dubey, has moved the Supreme Court seeking protection citing the spate of encounters in which the gangster and his aides were killed.
The plea, filed through his wife Vinita Sirohi, apprehended that her husband Krishn Kumar Sharma may be eliminated

 

Sunday, July 12, 2020UP govt announces complete lockdown on weekends to check Covid-19 spread

Lockdown will remain effective in both urban and rural areas

Lucknow: To stop the spread of COVID-19 infection, the Uttar Pradesh Government has decided to implement strict lockdown across the state on weekends, a senior official said on Sunday.
“The lockdown on weekends will be implemented from the coming Saturday and Sunday, especially in the crowded areas. The markets and offices will remain closed on these days. However, the banks will remain open,”

 

Sunday, July 12, 2020Decision on monsoon session of Parliament soon: Pralhad Joshi

Budget session was curtailed due to coronavirus pandemic

New Delhi: Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said a decision will be taken “very shortly” on when to start the monsoon session of Parliament.
Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned sine die on March 23, nearly two weeks before schedule, as the Budget session was curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“There will be monsoon session. But when....it will decided very shortl

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Ustad Mohalla declared containment/red zone; Lockdown imposed

JAMMU, JULY 11: District Magistrate Jammu, Sushma Chauhan, vide powers conferred upon her under section 144 of CrPC read with relevant provisions under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 and the Disaster Management Act, 2005, has declared Ustad Mohalla (Municipal Ward No 9), falling under Police Station Pacca Danga, as containment /red zone and imposed strict lockdown and tight perimeter control, ex

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Bulletin on Novel CoronaVirus (COVID-19)

JK reports 268 new positive cases, 5895 recovered so far


JAMMU, JULY 11: The Government on Friday informed that 268 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 87 from Jammu division and 181 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 10156. Also 10 COVID-19 deaths have been reported; 01 from Jammu division and 09 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 109 more COVID-19 pa

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Delay in shifting can cause damage to Dogra artefacts: Raman Suri

"Mubarak Mandi needs inspection to check vulnerable areas"

JAMMU, July 11: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) J&K Executive Member Raman Suri today urged the Mubarak Mandi Heritage Society to conduct a detailed inspection of the entire complex, check vulnerable areas and initiate appropriate measures to strengthen them all, especially in wake of ongoing monsoon season. He said, every rainy season takes with it a portion of this heritage complex and razes it to

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Day 48: Jammu, Srinagar Airports receive 23 domestic flights with 3,062 passengers


JAMMU, JULY 11: On Day 48 of resumption of operation of routine domestic operations in Jammu and Kashmir, 23 domestic flights with 3,062 passengers on board today arrived at Jammu and Srinagar Airports.
A total of 876 passengers aboard 8 regular commercial flights arrived at the Jammu Airport while 15 domestic flights with about 2186 passengers on board landed at Srinagar Airport today.
Perti

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Active public participation key to achieving the goals of development: Lt Governor

e-inaugurates developmental projects worth Rs 91.91 crores


SRINAGAR, JULY 11: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu today stressed on active public participation for achieving the goals of holistic development, besides giving shape to the bottom up planning process for inclusive development of the districts.
The Lt Governor stated this during his visit to District Pulwama, where he interacted with several delegations and Public Representatives as

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020DIPR condoles with Muzaffar Wani



SRINAGAR, JULY 11: Directorate of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) has expressed grief and sorrow over the demise of Mother of Muzaffar Ahmad Wani, retired employee of the Department.

A condolence meeting of officers and officials of the Department was held here today in which participants expressed sympathies with Muzaffar Ahmad Wani.

The meeting prayed for eternal peace to th

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Power shutdown


JAMMU, JULY 11: According to Chief Engineer, (Distribution) JPDCL, Jammu, the power supply to Jakh, Vijaypur, Seora, Bari-Brahmana and adjoining areas fed from 132KV D/C Miransahib-Bari-Brahmana-I Transmission Line alongwith 132/33/11KV, 131.5MVA Grid Station BB-I shall remain affected on July 12 from 07 am to 12 noon.
Similarly, the power supply to District Doda and Kishtwar fed from 132 KV U

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Lt Governor calls for 100% saturation of Kisan Credit Cards in J&K

Inaugurates Kisan Mela cum Awareness Camp, stresses on educating farmers about various Agri related Government programmes


SRINAGAR, JULY 11: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu today called for 100% saturation of Kisan Credit Cards in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Lt Governor stated this while inaugurating a day long Kisan Mela cum Awareness Camp as a part of ongoing “Kisan Pakhwada”, during his visit to Pulwama district.
Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan; Principal Secr

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020World Population Day: DLSA Poonch organizes awareness event


POONCH, JULY 11: District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) Poonch, today held an awareness event to mark the observance of “World Population Day”.
The Programme was attended by Chairman District Legal Services Authority, Madan Lal; Secretary District Legal Services Authority, Javed Rana Hakla; Chairman TLSC Haveli, Som Lal; Advocate. Bhanu Partap; Advocate Tariq Hayat; Advocate Mehmood Hussai

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Advisor Bhatnagar chairs COVID-19 review meet

Asks for aggressive testing of co-morbid persons, pregnant ladies, red zone areas


SRINAGAR, JULY 11: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, today emphasized the need of aggressive testing of co-morbid persons, red zone areas besides strict enforcement of restrictions in containment zones to contain the spread of COVID-19 virus in Jammu and Kashmir.
Advisor, while chairing a high level review meeting regarding COVID-19 pandemic, asked the Deputy Commissioners

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Russian city marches in support of detained regional governor

Thousands marched in Russia’s far eastern city of Khabarovsk on Saturday in support of its regional governor, who is being held in pre-trial detention after being charged with organising the murder of several entrepreneurs 15 years ago.

Moscow : Thousands marched in Russia’s far eastern city of Khabarovsk on Saturday in support of its regional governor, who is being held in pre-trial detention after being charged with organising the murder of several entrepreneurs 15 years ago.
Sergei Furgal, a member of the Liberal Democratic Party, was a popular governor of the Khabarovsk region where he swept to power in 2018 after defeating

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020‘Masks, social distancing are mandatory’: Disney World to reopen as coronavirus cases surge in Florida

Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are reopening Saturday, while Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will follow four days later.

“The Most Magical Place on Earth” is reopening after nearly four months with new rules in place to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are reopening Saturday, while Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will follow four days later.
The reopening comes as a huge surge of Floridians have tested positive for the new coronavirus in recent weeks.

 

Saturday, July 11, 20205 killed in hostage situation at church in South Africa

Police say they were alerted to 'hostage situation and shooting'

Johannesburg: Police in South Africa say five people are dead and more than 40 have been arrested after an early-morning hostage situation at a church near Johannesburg.
A statement says police and military who responded to reports of a shooting at the International Pentecostal Holiness Church in Zuurbekom found four people “shot and burned to death in a car” and a security guard shot in another

 

Saturday, July 11, 202015 more killed in Nepal landslides, toll reaches 37

Government mobilises Army and police personnel to carry out rescue operations

Kathmandu: Fifteen people were killed in a landslide caused by incessant rains in western Nepal on Saturday, taking the total number of fatalities due to the landslips in the last 48 hours in the country to 37, the home ministry said.
All the 15 deaths were reported from Myagdi district, it said.
Fifteen people, who were buried in the landslide in the district, are still missing, it said.
On F

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Six insurgents killed in encounter in Arunachal Pradesh

One soldier of Assam Rifles was injured in the operation, condition stable

New Delhi: Six NSCN (IM) insurgents were killed in an encounter with security forces in Khonsa area of Arunachal Pradesh early on Saturday morning, military sources said.
One soldier of Assam Rifles was injured in the operation and his condition was stated to be stable, they said.
Khonsa is in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh, and at a distance of 50 km from Tinsukia, a leading industrial to

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020ED seizes Rs 3.57 crore unaccounted cash of several tour and travel companies under FEMA

Officials in the central financial probe agency said the searches were conducted at eight different locations in Delhi and Ghaziabad

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday said it had seized Rs 3.57 crore unaccounted cash of several tour and travel companies in a search conducted under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) in the national capital and adjoining Ghaziabad.
Officials in the central financial probe agency said the searches were conducted at eight different locations in Delhi and Ghaziabad, i

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Vikas Dubey’s absconding aide arrested near Mumbai

Arvind alias Guddan Ramvilas Trivedi and his driver held by Maharashtra ATS after a tipoff

Mumbai: The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of Maharashtra Police arrested two men, including an absconding aide of slain gangster Vikas Dubey, in neighbouring Thane on Saturday, an official said.
Arvind alias Guddan Ramvilas Trivedi (46), an aide of Dubey, was allegedly involved in the killing of eight policemen during a raid on the slain gangster's house in Kanpur district.
Trivedi and his driver

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Amitabh Bachchan’s fan who came from UP to see him stabbed at Juhu, two arrested

Two rowdies, who stabbed a cloth merchant (35) from Uttar Pradesh (UP) and robbed his mobile phone and cash, were arrested by Mumbai Police on Saturday.

Mumbai: Two rowdies, who stabbed a cloth merchant (35) from Uttar Pradesh (UP) and robbed his mobile phone and cash, were arrested by Mumbai Police on Saturday.
The cloth merchant, identified as Aquil Shaikh, had come to Mumbai in end-June flouting prevailing lockdown restrictions, which were imposed since end-March in a bid to contain the spread of the raging coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outb

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020HC directs Aurangabad District Central Cooperative Bank to disburse loans to farmers

An Aurangabad division bench of the Bombay high court (HC) has directed the Aurangabad District Central Co-operative Bank to disburse loans to farmers with immediate effect.

Mumbai: An Aurangabad division bench of the Bombay high court (HC) has directed the Aurangabad District Central Co-operative Bank to disburse loans to farmers with immediate effect.
Earlier, the bank authorities had refused to disburse fresh loans, as they were seeking to recover interests accrued on loans, which were waived off by the Maharashtra government under the Mahatma Phule Karj Mukti Yo

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Teenage surfer killed by shark, 2nd in Australia in a week

Police said the teenager was surfing at Wooli Beach, near Grafton, about 600 kilometers (370 miles) north of Sydney in New South Wales state just before 2:30 p.m. when he was attacked.

Sydney: A 17-year-old surfer died Saturday when he was mauled by a shark, the second fatal attack in a week and at least the fifth in Australia this year.
Police said the teenager was surfing at Wooli Beach, near Grafton, about 600 kilometers (370 miles) north of Sydney in New South Wales state just before 2:30 p.m. when he was attacked. The shark attack left him with severe injuries to his legs

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Singapore PM Lee returns to power with ‘clear mandate’; Oppn gains

Workers’ Party’s Indian-origin secretary-general Pritam Singh to be Leader of Opposition

Singapore: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s People’s Action Party has retained power with a “clear mandate” in the general election held amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, but the opposition staged its best performance ever by securing a record 10 seats in Parliament.
The People’s Action Party (PAP), in power since 1965, won 83 of 93 parliamentary seats or 61.2 per cent of the vote - down f

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Pakistan Ulema Council supports construction of first Hindu temple in Islamabad

Government has approved Rs 10 crore for Krishna temple

Islamabad: An umbrella group of Muslim organisations in Pakistan has extended its support to the construction of the first Hindu temple in Islamabad and denounced the controversy over the issue, according to a media report on Saturday.
The Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC), whose members include Islamic clerics and legal scholars of different Islamic traditions, also said the Constitution of Pakistan

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Nepal PM says intra-party disputes can be resolved through talks as NCP again postpones meeting

Oli vows to protect sovereignty and territorial integrity, amidst border row with India

Kathmandu: Under mounting pressure to resign, Nepal’s beleaguered Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has downplayed the intra-party rift and said such disputes are “regular phenomena” that can be resolved through dialogue, as a crucial meeting of the ruling party was postponed by a week to give more time to the warring factions to reach a power-sharing deal.
Prime Minister Oli also vowed to protect N

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Seismologists warn big Himalayan earthquake is ‘overdue’; Delhi, Shimla unprepared

Seismologists are not sure whether the next tremor will strike soon or in a few hundred years.

New Delhi: Seismologists are increasingly worried about at least one big Himalayan earthquake that is “overdue in the region” and have cautioned that both mountain towns like Shimla as well as cities in the plains like New Delhi are woefully unprepared for a mega quake.
The last big tremor in the Himalayas was the Nepal earthquake of 2015 with a moment magnitude (Mw) of 7.8, killing nearly 9,000

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Portion of Eden Gardens to be used for quarantine for Kolkata Police

Kolkata: The Kolkata Police on Friday requested the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) to make use of under galleries for makeshift quarantine facility for police personnel on an urgent basis.
There was an emergent meeting held at the Kolkata Police Headquarters in Lalbazar with CAB senior officials and it was followed by a joint inspection at the Eden Gardens.
CAB president Avishek Dalmiya an

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Delhi cancels all upcoming semester, final exams of universities

Sisodia said Delhi government’s decision did not concern the Delhi University (DU), the JNU and other central universities in the national capital

New Delhi: The Delhi government has decided to cancel all forthcoming semester and finals exams of universities under it due to the COVID-19 situation, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Saturday.
Sisodia said these state universities had been asked to promote their students and award them degrees adopting some methodology of evaluation.
He said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had writ

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Locust swarms: Centre takes various measures to prevent crop losses

Control operations have been done in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana

New Delhi: The Centre has taken various steps to control locust swarms, and carried out operations in over 1.5 lakh hectares area since April 11 to prevent crop losses.
“As per the instructions of Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, continuous action is being taken to control locust swarms,” an official statement said on Saturday.
Starting from April 11 till July 9, control operations h

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020SpiceJet to operate flights to Ras Al Khaimah in UAE from India

Flights will be operated from Delhi, Mumbai, Kozhikode and Kochi from July 12-26

New Delhi: SpiceJet said on Saturday it would operate flights from four Indian cities to Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE between July 12 and July 26 for eligible "ICA-approved UAE residents".
The ICA stands for the UAE's Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship. A passenger having a valid residency permit of the UAE needs to take ICA approval before taking any flight to enter that country.
In a

 

Saturday, July 11, 20202,500 attend religious function in Gujarat despite ban on gatherings; 21 held

Ahmedabad: Police arrested 21 people for organising and taking part in a religious event and procession at a village in Gandhinagar district of Gujarat on Friday despite a ban on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an official said.
After being alerted about the event, police reached Paliyad village and stopped the procession mid-way and an offence was registered against the organisers late

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Family members of a youth missing since June 22 seek help to trace him

Srinagar, Jul 11: Family members of a youth missing from June 22 from central Kashmir district of Ganderbal has sought help from administration and police to trace him.
Family members and friends, holding placards, staged a peaceful demonstration at Press Enclave near here, appealing people, administration and police to trace help them to trace Noor ul Hassan Wani who is missing from his Preng K

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020NC leaders pays rich tributes to Begum Akbar, recalled her contribution

Srinagar, Jul 11: The National Conference (NC) on Saturday paid rich tributes and also offered Fateha to Begum Akbar Jehan, wife of Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah on her 20th death anniversary.
However, only close relatives and few senior NC leaders offered floral tributes to Begum Akbar due to COVID-19 pandemic though small similar meetings were held in other parts of the valley.
Former Chief Minist

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Reduce syllabus to lessen examination stress among students: JKAP

Srinagar, Jul 11: Demanding reduction of syllabus to ease the examination stress on students, Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) on Saturday said that there is need to address the concern of student community who could not go to their schools due to COVID-19 lockdown since March 18.
Senior JKAP leader and former minister Mohammad Ashraf Mir on Saturday asked the J&K government to go for reducti

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Two drug peddlers arrested, charas recovered in Srinagar

Srinagar, Jul 11: Jammu and Kashmir police arrested two drug peddlers and recovered 4kg of charas in the outskirts of Srinagar city, a police spokesman said on Saturday afternoon.
Acting on the directions of SSP Srinagar, a naka checking was established on Foreshore-Shalimar link road on the bank of Dal Lake today. During the naka police intercepted a car, he said adding later during the search

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Provide potable water to people in Kashmir, says CPI-M

Srinagar, Jul 11: Expressing anguish over the alleged potable water scarcity in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir, Communist Party of India (M) on Saturday urged government to take immediate steps to overcome problem
A large number of areas in Srinagar city, South and North Kashmir are reeling under acute water crisis for the last several months, state secretary of the CPI(M) Ghulam Nabi Malik

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020CASO by security forces underway in south Kashmir’s Pulwama

Srinagar, Jul 11: Security forces on Saturday launched a Cordon and Joint Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Pulwama, official sources said.
They said on a tip off about the presence of militants troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint CASO at village Kareemabad in Pulwama early this morning.
Securit

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Troops foil infiltration bid, 2 militants killed, CASO launched at LoC in north Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 11: Alert troops foiled a major infiltration bid from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) on Saturday when they killed two heavily armed militants immediately after they sneaked into this side at Line of Control (LoC) in the frontier district of Kupwara in north Kashmir, official sources said.
Official sources said that troops guarding the LoC at TMG post in Naugam sector, Handwara in

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Launchpads in PoK fully occupied, militants trying hard to infiltrate: Army

Baramulla, Jul 11: A top Army commander on Saturday said that the launchpads in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) are fully occupied with about 300 militants, who are trying hard to infiltrate into this side of the Line of Control (LoC).
However, Major General Virendra Vats, GOC 19 Infantry Division, Baramulla, said that the anti-infiltration grid along the LoC is fully operational and alert troop

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Beware of Credit Card frauds using rent payment apps

Srinagar 11 Jul: Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (CCCC) has advised the general public that a new trend of cyber crime has come to fore after online apps facilitated rent transfer using credit/debit cards.
The Rent Payment apps like NoBroker Pay, CRED, RentPayment etc are in significant demand. These apps allow tenants to pay rent to landlords using credit card or debit card, charging co

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Panic in Anantnag jail after an inmate tested positive for COVID-19

Srinagar, Jul 11: Panic gripped in about 200 detenues and staff members of District Jail Anantnag when an inmate tested positive for COVID-19, official sources said on Saturday.
They said the inmate identified as Zahoor Ahmad Bhat, younger brother of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) founder Muhammad Maqbool Bhat, has since been shifted to district hospital on Friday afternoon.
Bhat, bo

 

Saturday, July 11, 20206 more persons die due to COVID-19, death toll mounts to 165 in J&K

Srinagar, Jul 11: Six patients died in Jammu and Kashmir due to COVID-19, taking the death toll due to the infection in the Union Territory to 165.
The victims include a 45-year-old man from Kupwara, 24-year-old woman from Anantnag, 77-year-old man from Srinagar, a 95-year-old from Shopian, 73-year-old man from Baramulla and 55-year-old man from Jammu.
With these deaths, 129 people have lost th

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Court restrain IG Basant Rath from posting ‘defamatory, derogatory’ remarks against six persons

Jammu, July 11: 2nd Additional Munsiff Jammu Jeewan Kumar Sharma today restrain Inpsector General of Police Basant Rath not to publish any post or material by any means of communication which is defamatory or derogatory against six persons who claimed to be “acquainted with the current Director General of Police, Dilbagh Singh.”
This significant order has been passed in a suit filed by Parveen K

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Power shutdown


SRINAGAR, JULY 11: The Power Controller Kashmir Province Saturday informed that in order to carry out tower excavation of tower pits no. LP 12 by JCB at village Sugan, 33kV Reshipora feeder of 132/33 kV Lassipora Grid Station shall observe shutdown on July 12 from 10 am to 2 pm.
The power supply to the areas fed from the said feeder shall remain affected.

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Samoon visits Ganderbal, inspects development projects executed in Education department

Distributes aids, appliances among CWSN under Samagra Shiksha



GANDERBAL, JULY 11: Principal Secretary School Education and Skill Development, Dr. Asgar Hasan Samoon, today conducted whirlwind tour of Ganderbal district to take first hand appraisal of various development projects being taken up in education sector in the district besides reviewing measures being taken up to compensate the academic loss due to COVID-19 lockdown.
Deputy Commissioner, Shaf

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020COVID-19: Baramulla admin imposes restrictions on large gatherings for weddings, other functions

SRINAGAR: The authorities in Baramulla district have imposed strict restrictions on the gathering of people in marriage functions and other ceremonies amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The decision has been taken in view of the surge in the Covid19 positive cases reported from the district.

“The situation of Baramulla town is very much panic due to spread of positive cases of COVID19 from

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020PGCA hails JK Pollution Control Board for air quality improvement in Jammu, Srinagar

Srinagar, Jul 11: The Parliamentarian Group for Climate Action (PGCA) has lauded the efforts and initiatives taken by the Jammu and Kashmir Pollution Control Board towards improving the air quality of non-attainment cities of Jammu and Srinagar.

In a communication sent to Chief Secretary of J and K B V R Subrahmanyam, Rajya Sabha member Vikas Mahatme congratulated the UT of Jammu and Kashmir i

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Tablighi Jamaat: Delhi court grants bail to 75 Thai and Nepalese nationals

New Delhi, Jul 11: A Delhi court Saturday granted bail to 75 foreign nationals from Thailand and Nepal, who were charge-sheeted for attending a Tablighi Jamaat congregation here allegedly in violation of visa norms, indulging in missionary activities illegally and violating government guidelines issued in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Gurmohina Kaur granted t

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Share initiatives that have changed lives: PM appeal for Mann Ki Baat

New Delhi, July 11: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed to the people to share the initiatives of individuals that have transformed many lives in the upcoming Mann Ki Baat, which is slated for July 26 this month.

"I am sure you would be aware of inspiring anecdotes of how collective efforts have brought about positive changes. You would surely know of initiatives that have transf

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Trader Association Khan Market S.K Bridge constituted

POONCH: A meeting of the traders/shopkeepers was held at Iqbal Chowk Khan market S.K Bridge on wednesday evening.More than 150 traders/shop keepers from khan market S.K Bridge and shopkeepers /traders across road connecting the christ school to S.K bridge attended the meeting in which a new body of TRADERS ASSOCIATION was formed.
Gurdeep Singh Saraf has been unanimously elected as the president

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Nirbhay bharat foundation honoured Swati Sharma with Dogra Shurveer Samman

JAMMU: Tarun uppal, a renowned activist and Chairperson of Nirbhay bharat foundation honoured Swati Sharma with Dogra Shurveer Samman for her service to humanity by give free classes to the students of slum and by distributing ration to the needy people during lockdown.

Swati Sharma expressed gratitude to Tarun uppal for honouring her. “People have demonstrated their unity, standing up togeth

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020SABLO moves SC, against public participation in Amarnath Yatra

HC asks govt to file report on arrangements today

JAMMU: As the Jammu and Kashmir government gives final touches to Shri Amarnath Yatra, to be conducted in restricted manner, a plea has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking restriction on the access of the general public and devotees for the annual pilgrimage due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and curtailing the same only to essential persons and trustees.
The petitioners have also sought

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Lockdown imposed in Rajouri after highest 51 cases J&K infections near 10K, 5 deaths take toll to 160

50 SFs, 4 hospital employees among 387 fresh cases

JAMMU/SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir recorded its sharpest spike in the Covid-19 infections in past 5 weeks, with 387 more persons testing positive for Coronavirus on Friday, pushing its tally close to 10000-mark at 9888.
Last time, the daily caseload was more than today’s figure was on June 7, when 620 infections were reported. The fresh cases included over 50 personnel of security forces, two doc

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Madhav to visit Valley tomorrow

SRINAGAR: Bhartiya Janata Party national General Secretary Ram Madhav is all set to visit Kashmir on Sunday to offer condolences to the bereaved family members of slain BJP leader from north Kashmir’s Bandipora district Waseem Bari.
Sources in the BJP informed Madhav has confirmed his visit to Kashmir with a sole aim of visiting Muslimabad residence of slain Bari in Bandipora district.
“He wil

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020India's tally crosses 8 L, in four days

NEW DELHI: With another big single-day jump in coronavirus cases, India's COVID-19 tally crossed the eight-lakh-mark on Friday, just four days after the number of infections in the country had reached seven lakh.
According to Union health ministry figures updated in the morning, yet another record single-day jump of 26,506 COVID-19 cases pushed India's tally to 7,93,802, while the death toll cli

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020LoC skirmishes Soldier martyred in Rajouri, woman succumbs in Poonch

JAMMU: A 36-year old Army personnel was martyred in a ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Army along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district on Friday, even as a woman who was hurt in Pakistani firing two days ago in Poonch, succumbed today.
Pakistani troops opened fire and shelled forward posts along the LoC in Nowshera sector in the early hours of Friday.
Havildar Sambur Gurung was inju

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Piped drinking water to every J&K household by March 2022

JJM: Union Minister, LG Murmu review implementation

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has set a deadline of March 2022 for providing piped drinking water to every household in the Union Territory.
An official spokesman stated this after Union Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu reviewed the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) in Jammu and Kashmir through video conferenc

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020ACB arrests official in BDO office

SRINAGAR: The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Friday claimed to have trapped and arrested an official, working in the office of Block Development Officer (BDO), Chadoora Budgam while he was allegedly accepting the bribe.
In a statement, ACB said that it received a complaint that complainant has applied in the BDO office Chadoora for construction of Bathroom under the Swach Bharat Mission (SBM) S

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Delhi HC allows exclusion from online classes on fee default

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court has partially read down the Delhi Government's order restraining private schools from precluding such students from attending online classes, who do not pay tution fee.
In a plea led by the Queen Mary School Northend, a single bench of Justice Jayant Nath has held, "Where the parents are in default for payment of tuition fee for more than two months, the petition

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020ASI killed in mishap

PULWAMA: An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of Jammu and Kashmir police was on Friday killed in a road accident in Awantipora area of South Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.
Police sources told that Nazir Ahmad Sofi, son of Sana Ullah Sofi, a resident of Munawarabad, Anantnag who was on way to Srinagar on his motorcycle, was hit by a speedy truck on road, resulting in his death.
Sofi was w

 

Saturday, July 11, 202022 killed in Nepal landslides

KATHMANDU: The death toll in the multiple landslides triggered by incessant rains across Nepal in the past 24 hours has risen to 22, the home ministry said on Friday.
Seven people, including three children, lost their lives due to landslides in Kaski district.
Five of them were killed after a landslide swept away a house in Sarangkot area in Pokhara in the district in the wee hours of Friday, p

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020Vikas Dubey killed in UP encounter

KANPUR: Gangster Vikas Dubey was shot dead Friday by police, who claim he was trying to flee after the car carrying him from Ujjain overturned on an isolated stretch of the highway on the outskirts of the city.
The SUV met with the accident at Bhaunti in Kanpur district, toppling on the road which was slippery after the rains, police claimed. According to a statement from the Special Task Force,

 

Friday, July 10, 2020School challenges circular to not deny online classes to students who can’t pay fees: HC seeks reply

PTI: The Delhi High Court has sought the AAP government’s response on a school’s plea challenging its circular directing all schools not to deny ID and password for online classes to students who did not pay fees due to financial constraints.
Justice Jayant Nath issued notice to the Delhi government’s Directorate of Education (DoE) and sought its stand on the plea which has challenged its April

 

Friday, July 10, 2020Union Minister Jal Shakti, Lt Governor review implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in J&K

J&K aiming to provide tap water to all households by March, 2022


SRINAGAR, JULY 10: Sh. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister for Jal Shakti and Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu today reviewed the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir through video conferencing.
Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor, Sh. Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar; Sh. BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Sh. Arun Kumar Mehta, Financial Commission

 

Friday, July 10, 2020Highest ever: India reports over 26k cases in single day

New Delhi, Jul 10: India's novel coronavirus tally on Friday inched close to 8 lakh mark with the biggest ever single day spike of 26,506 fresh cases in the past 24 hours while 475 more lives were lost in the same period.
The total cases in country now stand at 7,93,802 cases with 21,604 deaths.
According to the latest Health Ministry update, of the total cases, 4,95,513 have recovered while 2

 

Friday, July 10, 2020Bangladesh: Former home minister Sahara Khatun dies at 77

Dhaka, Jul 10: Bangladesh former home minister and Awami League presidium member Advocate Sahara Khatun passed away at a hospital in Bangkok, Thailand on Thursday night. She was 77.
She passed away at 11:25pm (local time) at Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok, said sources at Awami League.
Earlier on Monday, Advocate Sahara Khatun was taken to Thailand's capital Bangkok for better tre

 

Friday, July 10, 2020LG inaugurates projects, lays found stones and meet delegations in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 10: Interacting with about 15 delegations, Lt Governor (LG) Girish Chandra Murmu inaugurated several projects and lays foundation stones in the south Kashmir district of Kulgam, an official spokesman said on Friday.
During his visit Murmu also chaired a high level meeting to review security arrangements in south Kashmir.
He said Murmu visited District Kulgam and interacted with ab

 

Friday, July 10, 20203 labourers injured in road accident in central Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 10: Three labourers were injured in a road accident during macdamization work in central Kashmir district of Ganderbal, official sources said.
They said the breaks of a road roller failed during a macdamization work on Arhama-Kangan road in Ganderbal on Friday. “Three labourers, who were working, were injured after the road roller hit them,” they said, adding the wounded were rushe

 

Friday, July 10, 2020ASI killed in road accident in Pulwama

Srinagar, Jul 10: An Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) of J&K police was on Friday killed in a road accident in south Kashmir district of Pulwama on Friday.
Official sources said that the ASI, Nair Ahmad Sofi, was critically injured when his motorcycle was hit by a speeding truck at Awantipora in Pulwama on Friday morning. “The injured was immediately taken to a hospital, where he succumbed,” they s

 

Friday, July 10, 2020MMU concerned over increase in COVID positive cases, urges people to follow SOPs

Srinagar, Jul 10: Expressing serious concern over increase in COVID-19 positive cases in the Kashmir valley, the Muthida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU) on Friday urged people to stay indoors and follow Standard Operatinge Procedures (SOPs) while moving out in case of any emergency.
The MMU, an amalgam of almost all religious and socio religious organistions, headed by incarcerated chairman of moderate Hur

 

Friday, July 10, 2020COVID-19: People defies ban offer prayers in mosques, main shrines remained closed in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 10: Defying ban people offered congregational Friday prayers in small and interior mosques in the Kashmir valley, including summer capital, Srinagar, where all shrines and Jamia Masjids remained closed since March this year due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Doctors and other experts have time and again cautioned people not to take Coronavirus lightly and take all preventive measures, incl

 

Friday, July 10, 2020Massive hunt launched to trace bridegroom missing a day before marriage in Anantnag

Anantnag, Jul 10: A massive hunt has been launched to trace a bridegroom who went missing on Thursday a day before his marriage in this south Kashmir district, official sources said.
They said a bridegroom identified as Bilal Ahmad Wani (30), son of Ghulam Mustafa Wani, resident of village Bamdora Kokarnag in Anantnag went missing from his home on Thursday afternoon.
The marriage ceremony of W

 

Friday, July 10, 2020Police arrest two women for stealing an infant in Kupwara

Baramull, Jul 10: Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday arrested two women for stealing an infant from district hospital, Handwara in north Kashmir district of Kupwara, official sources said.
Panic gripped in district hospital at Handwara when a new born was found missing from a ward.
Immediately police was informed and a massive hunt was launched to trace the missing infant.
Hospital staff and

 

Friday, July 10, 2020Come forward to donate plasma, Director SKIMS appeals recovered Covid-19 patients

Srinagar Jul 10: Director S K Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Dr A G Ahangar on Friday appealed recovered COVID-19 patients to come forward to donate plasma for Convalescent Plasma Therapy (CPT) for infected patients.
The appeal by the SKIMS director comes a days after the hospital conducted the first ever CPT for COVID patients -- a medical procedure doctors are using to treat novel Coron

 

Friday, July 10, 2020Dead men tell no tales, Omar over Vikas Dubey encounter

Srinagar, Jul 10: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday reacting to the killing of gangster Vikas Dubey in an encounter by Uttar Pradesh (UP) police when he was being brought from Madhya Pradesh (MP) said 'dead men tell no tales'.
However, former Director General of Police (DGP) of Jammu and Kashmir S P Vaid said Dubey has met his fate and UP police deserves credit of n

 

Friday, July 10, 2020COVID-19: J&K bank Corporate HQ in Srinagar remains closed for 2nd day

Srinagar, Jul 10: The Jammu and Kashmir bank Corporate Headquarters in Srinagar remained closed for the second successive day on Friday after 27 employees were tested positive for COVID-19.
Alleging careless attitude of J&K bank management, the employees have expressed concerned over their safety and the safety of their families in view of many employees already being exposed to their COVID-19 p

 

Friday, July 10, 20204 more persons die due to COVID-19, death toll rises to 159 in J&K

Srinagar, Jul 10: Four more persons -- including two from Srinagar, one from Kupwara and another from Anantnag -- died due to COVID-19 in the valley, taking the death toll due to the virus in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to 159.
With these deaths, 123 people have lost their lives due to infection in 36 days, and 143 people in 50 day in J&K, where the COVID-19 positive cases have surp

 

Friday, July 10, 2020Power shutdown


JAMMU, JULY, 10: Superintending Engineer, (Distribution) JPDCL, O&M Circle, Kathua has informed that for erection of 11 KV line for shifting of electrical utilities on Billawar Phinter Road by M/S Alliance Transcon Pvt Ltd, the power supply to PHE Billawar will remain affected on July 11, 13 and 15 (03 days) from 7 am to 2 pm.

 

Friday, July 10, 2020Dulloo awards Health Deptt's Ambulance driver for his exemplary services during COVID-19 pandemic

SRINAGAR, JULY 10: Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo today presented a certificate of appreciation along with a Shawl to Ambulance Driver of Health Department, Jameel Ahmad Digoo for rendering exemplary services during COVID-19 pandemic.
Dulloo appreciated services of the Health Department and its staff during current crisis.
He also appreciated Digoo for his exem

 

Friday, July 10, 2020US sanctions senior Chinese officials over repression of minorities in restive Xinjiang

US is committed to using its financial powers to hold human rights abusers accountable, says Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

Washington: The US has imposed sanctions and visa restrictions on three senior Chinese officials, including the regional boss of the ruling communist party, for alleged human rights abuses targeting Uyghurs, ethnic Kazakhs, and members of other minority groups in the restive Muslim-majority Xinjiang province.
China is accused of mass detentions, religious persecution and forced sterilisation of

 

Friday, July 10, 2020Advisor Baseer Khan visits Nishat garden

Directs for strict compliance of Covid-19 guidelines


SRINAGAR, JULY 10: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today directed for strict compliance of Covid-19 guidelines at the public parks. He said this during his on spot inspection of Nishat Garden to see that the guidelines are being adhered properly.
He was accompanied by Commissioner Secretary, Floriculture Sheikh Fayaz Ahmad and other concerned officers.
The Jammu and Kashmir

 

Friday, July 10, 2020China warns of ‘unknown pneumonia’ deadlier than COVID-19 in Kazakhstan

The disease has caused 1,772 deaths in the first six months of the year, says Chinese embassy in Kazakhstan

Beijing: China has warned its citizens living in Kazakhstan of a local "unknown pneumonia" which, it said, has a "much higher" fatality rate than the COVID-19 disease.
The "unknown pneumonia in Kazakhstan caused 1,772 deaths in the first six months of the year, including 628 people in June alone", the Chinese embassy in the central Asian country said in a statement on its WeChat platform on Thur

 

Friday, July 10, 2020Power shutdown


SRINAGAR, JULY 10: According to the Power Controller, Kashmir Province in order to carry out necessary branch cutting and other minor repair work and also to facilitate GMC authorities to carry out cutting of poplar trees shutdown of 33 kV lines of STD II shall be undertaken.
During the shutdown, power supply to 33kV/11 kV Bemina–Exhibition line, F2, F3, F4, & F5 of receiving station Bemina Is

 

Friday, July 10, 2020Div Com chairs 251st HLC meeting of CRP Srinagar


SRINAGAR, JULY 10: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole today chaired 251st High Level Committee meeting of Circular Road Project Srinagar to review the progress of acquisition cases pertaining to the project.
The meeting deliberated upon acquisition, compensation and rehabilitation of the people whose residential or commercial structures have been acquired by the government t

 

Friday, July 10, 202012 people killed, 19 missing in Nepal landslides

Narayani and other major rivers in the country have swollen due to the continuous downpour

Kathmandu: At least 12 people were killed and 19 others missing in multiple landslides caused due to incessant rains in western Nepal, police said on Friday.
Seven people, including three children, lost their lives due to landslides in Sarangkot and Hemjan areas of Pokhara city in Kaski district.
Five of them were killed after a landslide swept away a house in Sarangkot area in Pokhara in the w

 

Friday, July 10, 2020COVID-19: Govt evacuates 2,05,603 stranded JK residents; 1,40,184 via Lakhanpur, 65,419 through special trains


JAMMU, JULY 10: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 2,05,603 JK residents, stranded in other parts of the country due to COVID lockdown, via Lakhanpur and through special trains and buses till date amid strict observance of all necessary guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures.
As per the official data received in this regard, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has rec

 

Friday, July 10, 2020Parliamentarian Group lauds the efforts of J&K Pollution Control Board

SRINAGAR, JULY 10: Parliamentarian Group for Climate Action (PGCA) has lauded the efforts and initiative taken by J&K Pollution Control Board towards improving the Air Quality of Non-attainment cities of Jammu and Srinagar.
In a communication sent to the Chief Secretary of J&K, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) Dr. Vikas Mahatme who is a Padam Shri Awardee and an Ophthalmologist, Social entrepr

 

Friday, July 10, 2020Foreign students weigh studying in person vs losing visas

Federal immigration authorities have notified colleges that international students must leave US or transfer to another college if their schools operate entirely online this fall

Phoenix: International students worried about a new immigration policy that could potentially cost them their visas say they feel stuck between being unnecessarily exposed during the coronavirus pandemic and being able to finish their studies in America.
The students from countries as diverse as India, China and Brazil say they are scrambling to devise plans after federal immigration authorities

 

Friday, July 10, 2020US aerospace major Boeing completes delivery of 37 military helicopters to India

AH-64E Apache is one of the world’s most advanced multi-role combat helicopter

New Delhi: In the midst of India’s tense border standoff with China, US aerospace major Boeing delivered the final five of the 22 Apache attack helicopters to the Indian Air Force last month, and the fleet has now been part of the assets deployed in key air bases along the Line of Actual Control, officials said on Friday.
Boeing said it completed delivery of all 22 Apache and 15 Chinook military

 

Friday, July 10, 2020Family of man who died by suicide seeks compensation of Rs 100 crore from Italy

Claims he was on boat when Italian marines fired eight years ago

Claims he was on boat when Italian marines fired eight years ago
Kochi: The family of a man who died by suicide has claimed that he was on a fishing boat that came under fire from Italian marines eight years ago when he was 14 years old and has appealed to the Centre to get Rs 100 crore compensation from that country.
After witnessing the firing by the marines from oil tanker “Enrica Lexie”, wh

 

Friday, July 10, 2020Trump’s re-election campaign gets a reboot as virus persists

Trump, trailing in the polls, is eager to signal that normal life can resume despite a rampaging virus

Washington: President Donald Trump’s campaign reboot is getting a reboot. He will take baby steps back out onto the road on Friday after a multiweek hiatus caused by a nationwide surge in COVID-19 cases and after his planned comeback in Oklahoma turned into a debacle.
Trump, trailing in the polls, is eager to signal that normal life can resume despite a rampaging virus that has killed more than

 

Friday, July 10, 2020China rejects prospect of joining arms control talks with US

China has maintained that it would not join in talks with Washington and Moscow on reducing its number of warheads

Beijing: China on Friday rejected any prospect of joining in nuclear arms limitation talks with the US, calling reports from Washington that it would do so distortion of its stated position.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian told reporters the US was “neither serious nor sincere” in the proposed negotiations and should instead respond to Russia's call for an extension to the existing New

 

Friday, July 10, 2020National Institute of Open Schooling cancels secondary, senior public exams

Instead relies on previous performance

New Delhi: National Institute of Open Schooling cancelled its secondary and senior public exams that it had previously put off to July 17.
The institution has instead come with a different marking system, officials said.
Students will be assessed on the basis of their previous performance: those who passed four subjects will get an average of marks obtained in best of three, officials said, wh

 

Friday, July 10, 2020Vikas Dubey ‘encounter’: What it means for BJP govt in UP

It remains to be seen what shape state’s caste-driven political cauldron takes in run-up to Assembly polls

New Delhi: The largest state in the county that sends 80 MPs to the 545-member Lok Sabha will go to polls less than two years from now. The term of the current BJP government led by Yogi Adityanath is expiring in March 2022.
It is in such a politically dynamic situation that dreaded criminal Vikas Dubey was today killed by the police in an encounter, a week after the horrific Bikru incident in w

 

Friday, July 10, 2020Justifiable grounds for extending probe time in UAPA case against Sharjeel: HC

Imam came into limelight after a video showed him making controversial comments before a gathering at Aligarh Muslim University

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday held there were good and justifiable grounds for extending the time to complete investigation against JNU student Sharjeel Imam in a case related to alleged inflammatory speeches during the protests against the CAA and the NRC.
The high court said after perusing the details of the investigation carried out till the application or report was filed by the

 

Friday, July 10, 2020Tablighi Jamaat: Court allows 62 Malaysians, 11 Saudis to walk free on fine of Rs 7,000 and Rs 10,000

A lawyer, who appeared for the foreign nationals, said the Metropolitan Magistrate passed the order after the Malaysians sought lesser punishment under plea bargain process by accepting mild charges

New Delhi: A Delhi court Friday allowed 62 Malaysians and 11 foreigners from Saudi Arabia to walk free on payment of fine of Rs 7,000 and Rs 10,000 each, respectively, after they accepted mild charges, under the plea bargain process, related to various violations including visa norms while attending Tablighi Jamaat congregation here during the COVID-19 lockdown.
A lawyer, who appeared for the fo

 

Friday, July 10, 2020CISCE declares classes 10, 12 results; no merit list this year

Result calculated on basis of alternative assessment scheme as pending exams were cancelled due Covid-19

New Delhi: The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) on Friday announced results for class 10 and 12 exams even as it decided against bringing out a merit list this year in view of “exceptional circumstances”.
The result is available on website www.cisce.org.
While the board recorded a pass percentage of 99.34 per cent for class 10 exams, up by 0.8 per cent since last year,

 

Friday, July 10, 2020SC allows service of summonses, notices through WhatsApp

Also permits RBI to extend validity of cheques in view of COVID-19 pandemic

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday allowed service of summonses and notices through WhatsApp and telegram along with email and fax in legal proceedings.
However, it clarified that all methods were to be used to prove a valid service of summonses and notices to a party.
This is the first time the Supreme Court had permitted service of summonses and notices in court proceedings through WhatsA

 

Friday, July 10, 2020Residents of Supwal protested against the administration for installation a mobile tower in the residential area

SAMBA: The residents of the village Supwal today staged strong protested against the administration over the issue of the Airtel Mobile Company's mobile tower setting up in Supwal area of district Samba.
According to the report, a large number of the residents of village Supwal including male, Female and Children gathered at village Supwal under the leadership of Parveen Choudhary Sarpanch Panc

 

Friday, July 10, 2020BOVINES SMUGGLER ARRESTED, 04 BOVINES RESCUED: Police

SAMBA: Samba Police foiled a bovine smuggling bid after arresting the bovine smuggler and by rescuing 04 bovines in the jurisdiction of PS Samba here today.
According to the Police, a team of Police station samba laid vehicle Nakka checking at Mansar morh samba, during Nakka checking Police party intercepted a vehicle tata mobile bearing registration number JK08F- 9028 which was moving towards V

 

Friday, July 10, 2020Bootlegger arrested, 13 Bottles of illicit liquor recovered: Police

SAMBA: Ramgarh Police claimed o have an arrested one person bootlegger and recovered 13 bottles of illicit liquor from his possession here today.

According to the Police official, acting on reliable information regarding the sale of illicit liquor at Ramgarh town and in its adjoining areas, a Police Party of PS Ramgarh headed by inspector I.P Singh SHO Ramgarh Police station immediately rushed

 

Friday, July 10, 2020Three labourers injured in Kangan road mishap

Srinagar: Three labourers were injured after a road roller hit them during a macdamization work on Arhama-Kangan road here on Friday.

An official told The News Now that three labourers suffered injuries when a road roller hit them after its brakes stopped working during a road macdamization work in Arhama area.

The injured have been shifted to SKIMS Soura hospital for treatment.

 

Friday, July 10, 2020Delhi riots: No relief to Sharjeel Imam from HC

New Delhi, July 10: The Delhi High Court granted no relief to former JNU student Sharjeel Imam as it dismissed his petition challenging the trial court''s order granting more time to complete the probe against him and also seeking default bail in a case pertaining to inflammatory speech during the anti-CAA protests.

A single judge bench of the high court presided by Justice V Kameshwar Rao tur

 

Friday, July 10, 2020SC refuses to entertain parents' plea on school fees

New Delhi, July 10: The Supreme Court on Friday declined to entertain a plea by a group of parents, from different states, seeking directions to the Centre and state governments to direct all private unaided/aided schools not to charge fees for April-July or till the commencement of physical classes.

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde noted that the fee issue should have been raised bef

 

Friday, July 10, 2020Over 5.80 lakh Indians have returned under Vande Bharat mission: MEA

NEW DELHI: Over 5.80 lakh Indians have returned from abroad after the government launched the "Vande Bharat" evacuation mission on May 7 in view of the coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of External Affairs said.

Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said more than 97,000 Indians returned through land border checkpoints from Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh out of the total n

 

Friday, July 10, 2020Petrol, diesel prices remain unchanged for third consecutive day

New Delhi, July 10: Oil marketing companies kept retail prices of petrol and diesel unchanged for the third consecutive day on Friday.

In Delhi, petrol is priced at Rs 80.43 a litre while diesel was a tad higher at Rs 80.78 a litre.

After keeping prices of auto fuel unchanged for previous seven days, the oil companies had increased the price of diesel by 25 paisa a litre in Delhi on Tuesday

 

Friday, July 10, 2020Hours before Dubey's encounter, plea in SC apprehended Vikas' fate

New Delhi, July 10: A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking directions for the Uttar Pradesh government to conduct a thorough investigation into the killing/alleged encounter of five aides of gangster Vikas Dubey who might have been involved in the killing of eight policemen in Kanpur on July 3.

The petitioner also expressed apprehension of Dubey''s encounter killing and sought CBI

 

Friday, July 10, 2020Man arrested for duping people in Jammu

Jammu: The Crime Branch of Jammu and Kashmir Police arrested a man for allegedly duping several people here on the pretext of investing in Kotak Securities, officials said.

The Crime Branch, Jammu, arrested the accused, identified as Mohinder Paul Sharma, of Kathua for impersonating a regional head of Kotak Securities and duping gullible people, they said.

Sharma was arrested from Muthi are

 

Friday, July 10, 2020Youths from IB areas eligible for reservation in govt jobs, JKSSB issues clarification

New Delhi: The Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB) has clarified that youths from the International Border (IB) areas in the Union Territory are eligible to avail of the benefits of reservation applicable for them in government employment.

Jitendra Singh, the Minister of State for Personnel, had on Wednesday held a discussion with J&K Lt Governor G C Murmu and Chief Secretary B

 

Friday, July 10, 2020Attack on BJP leader, family was 'pre-planned' by LeT: IGP Kumar

LG condemns, several across UT attend last rites

SRINAGAR: The attack on BJP's Bandipora district president Waseem Bari was "pre-planned" by Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar said on Thursday, adding that the policemen posted for personal security of the politician were being dismissed from service.
Three more policemen were arrested in connection with Wednesday's attack, taking the total number of th

 

Friday, July 10, 2020In first big catch, ANTF seizes Rs 2.30 Cr Charas; terror link likely

JAMMU: In its first big catch since the formation as a separate body, the Anti Narcotic Task Force (ANTF) today recovered Rs 2.3 Crore worth Charas consignment which was stated to be used to fund terrorism in Kashmir valley.
The consignment which is stated to be had its origin from Pakistan was being dispatched to Maharashtra’s Nasik in a truck which was caught by the sleuths of ANTF.
The ANTF

 

Friday, July 10, 2020SKIMS Soura begins plasma therapy trials

SRINAGAR: The Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura, conducted first successful plasma therapy for virus affected patients—a treatment considered to be an effective one across the globe as far treatment to the pandemic hit patients is considered.
The hospital started Convalescent Plasma Therapy (CPT) for critically sick patients as one of the modalities of supportive treatme

 

Friday, July 10, 2020Jawan, lady hurt in attack

SRINAGAR: A soldier and a woman were injured when terrorists fired upon an Army quick reaction team (QRT) convoy in Pulwama district on Thursday.
"An ambulance in the QRT convoy moving from Khrew was fired upon by terrorists from near a mosque at Laddoo Mor, Lethpora, Awantipora, at 6 PM," defence spokesperson Col Rajesh Kalia said.
He said one soldier was injured in the firing and he has been

 

Friday, July 10, 2020India's tally reach 7.87L

NEW DELHI: India saw a record single-day surge of over 27000 COVID-19 cases taking the caseload to 7,87,463 on Thursday, with Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Delhi, Telangana, UP and Andhra Pradesh contributing to around 75 per cent of the new cases, while the death toll reached 21593.
According to the Union Health Ministry data, with 24,879 fresh cases of COVID-19 in a day, India's virus ca

 

Friday, July 10, 2020Woman injured in Pak firing

JAMMU: A woman, who was injured in heavy Pakistani shelling in civilian area along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, has succumbed.
The officials said Pakistani troops shelled mortars and fired with small arms in three sectors of Qasba, Kirni and Degwar of Poonch district tonight, in violation of a ceasefire agreement.
The Indian troops, guarding the borderline, retaliated resulting

 

Friday, July 10, 2020 LeT ultra arrested

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police claimed to have arrested a LeT militant in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Thrusday.
Police in statement said that, Police in Bandipora along with security forces have arrested one militant of outfit LeT and recovered live grenades and ammunition from his possession.
“Based on a specific input regarding movement of militants towards Hajin town for subve

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020 Lt Governor visits Kulgam; meets various delegations, public representatives

Inaugurates projects, lays foundation stones

Srinagar, July 9: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu today visited District Kulgam and interacted with about 15 delegations including representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions and Urban Local Bodies, traders’ federation, Awquaf committees, transporters, fruit and vegetable growers association, senior citizens and ST community members to take first hand appraisal of the developmental

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020Bulletin on Novel CoronaVirus (COVID-19)

JK reports 240 new positive cases, 5695 recovered so far


JAMMU, JULY 09: The Government on Thursday informed that 240 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 55 from Jammu division and 185 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 9501. Also 05 COVID-19 deaths have been reported from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 128 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and dis

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020Covid-19 pandemic in Africa is now reaching ‘full speed’

South Africa has the most confirmed cases with over 224,000, and for the first time Gauteng province — home to Johannesburg and the capital, Pretoria — has the country’s most cases with over 75,000, or 33 per cent.

Johannesburg: The coronavirus pandemic in Africa is reaching “full speed” and it’s good to prepare for the worst-case scenario, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention chief said Thursday, after a South African official said a single province is preparing 1.5 million graves.
Just a day after confirmed virus cases across Africa surpassed the half-million milestone the total was over

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020Nepal’s coronavirus cases soar to over 16,500

In the past 24 hours, 139 people have been discharged after their successful treatment, said Jageshwar Gautam, spokesperson for the Health Ministry.

Kathmandu: Nepal on Thursday reported 108 new coronavirus cases, taking the country’s total count to 16,531.
In the past 24 hours, 139 people have been discharged after their successful treatment, said Jageshwar Gautam, spokesperson for the Health Ministry. A total of 7,891 people have been discharged so far after recovering from the disease, he said.
The number of coronavirus infections acros

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020Japan rescuers battle to reach thousands trapped by floods

In the scenic tourist area of Gifu in central Japan, officials said landslides and floodwater had left just nearly 1,000 households stranded -- or around 2,300 people.

Kuma, Japan: Japanese emergency services and troops scrambled Thursday to reach people cut off by catastrophic flooding and landslides that have killed dozens and caused widespread damage, with more torrential rain forecast.
In the scenic tourist area of Gifu in central Japan, officials said landslides and floodwater had left just nearly 1,000 households stranded -- or around 2,300 people.
But

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020Australia suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong; offers 10,000 visas to students, skilled workers

Extradition treaty suspended over controversial Chinese national security law

Melbourne: Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday announced the suspension of Australia’s extradition treaty with Hong Kong over the controversial Chinese national security law imposed there and offered visas to 10,000 students and temporary skilled workers from the former British territory to start a new life in this country.
The move came after Chinese President Xi Jinping last month signed

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020Honourable Lieutenant Governor UT (J&K) chairs a security review meeting in Kulgam



Kulgam July 09: Honourable Lieutenant Governor J&K Shri Girish Chander Murmu today chaired a joint security review meeting in Kulgam in which he took a detailed review of existing security arrangements regarding upcoming Amarnath Ji Yatra.
The meeting was attended by DGP J&K Shri Dilbag Singh-IPS, Div Com Kashmir shri Pandurang K Pole, IGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS, DIG (SKR)Anantnag Sh

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020LG ’s rule no replacement to elected government: Apni Party

Srinagar, Jul 9 : Expressing deep concern over the alleged governance deficit which has added to the sufferings of people in Jammu and Kashmir, Apni Party (AP) on Thursday said Lt Governor rule is no replacement to elected government in the Union Territory (UT).
Addressing a meeting of party workers from Batmaloo constituency at party headquarter office at The Bund in Lal Chowk Srinagar, former

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020Woman dies after fall from a tree in Baramulla

Baramulla, Jul 9 : A woman was killed when she had fall from a tree in this north Kashmir district on Thursday, official sources said.
They said 40-year-old woman identified as Haneefa Begaum was critically wounded when she fell down from a tree at Chandil Wanigam, Tangmarg in Baramulla.
She was immediately rushed to Sub District Hospital (SDH) Tangmarg where she was declared brought dead.
Pol

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020Youth killed in a clash between two families over land dispute in Anantnag

Anantnag: A youth was killed in a scuffle between two families over a piece of land in Kokernag in this south Kashmir onThursday, official sources said.
They said this morning two families clashed over a piece of land near a school at Vailoo, Kokernag in Anantnag.
A youth identified as Ishfaq Ahmad Sheikh was critically injured when he was allegedly hit by opposite party members. He was immedi

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020Altaf Bukhari condemns killing of BJP leader, family members in Bandipora

Srinagar, Jul 9: Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) president Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Thursday strongly condemned the killing of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Waseem Bari, his father and brother in north Kashmir district of Bandipora late on Wednesday night.
In a statement issued here, Mr Bukhari termed the incident as highly deplorable and demanded that the perpetrators of this he

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020A number of delegations from Ganderbal raised development other issues with LG

Srinagar, Jul 9 : A number of delegations from central Kashmir district of Ganderbal raised developmental and other issues with Lt Governor of Union Territory (UT) Girish Chandra Murmu, an official spokesman said on Thursday.
He said Mr Murmu interacted with a public delegation from Ganderbal District here on Tuesday at the Auditorium Complex, Raj Bhavan and took stock of the grievances and dev

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020Leaders cutting across party lines condemn killing of BJP leader, family members by militants

Srinagar, Jul 9: Cutting across party lines leaders of different political parties on Thursday strongly condemned the killing of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and his father and brother by militants in north Kashmir district of Bandipora on Wednesday night.
Former Chief Minister and vice president of the National Conference (NC) Omar Abdullah taking to micro blogging site twitter said “ So

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020J&K requests Ampersand Group Eduspark to invest in education, skilling projects

Srinagar, Jul 9 : After successful conclusion of five-day long online teacher training programme for Early Chilhood Education, the Jammu and Kashmir Government has requested Ampersand Group Eduspark to invest in education related and skilling projects across the Union Territory (UT).
A spokesperson of the group told UNI on Thursday that Ampersand Group, an end-to-end school management services p

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020MoS Home, Lt Governor review administrative, developmental works in J&K

Srinagar, Jul 9 : Minister of State for Home Affairs (MOSHA), G Kishan Reddy, along with Lieutenant Governor (LG), Girish Chandra Murmu reviewed the progress of various administrative and developmental works in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir through video conferencing, an official spokesman said Thursday.
He said Minister of State, Prime Minister Office (PMO), Dr Jitendra Singh; Adviso

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020CEO ERA/JTFRP reviews progress of work on Rs 103 crore Upgradation/ Revamping of the 49 De-Watering pump stations in Srinagar

Inspects progress of work on the Construction of Rs 12.5 crore Composite Market Centre at Govt Silk Factory Rajbagh


SRINAGAR, JULY 9: Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah toady reviewed the progress of the work on the upgradation /revamping of 49 de-watering stations in Srinagar which is being undertaken under the component of restoration of the urban flood management of the World Bank funded JTFRP (Jhelum Tawi Flood Recovery Project). The work on the Rs 103 crores project is being executed by the Srinagar Municipal C

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020Another youth drowns in Ganderbal in central Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 9 : A teenager youth, third since Sunday, drowned in a water body in central Kashmir district of Ganderbal on Wednesday evening, official sources said onThursday.
They said a 17-year-old youth identified as Sadaqat Ahmed son of Gulzar Ahmed Tandoli, a resident of Kangan suddenly slipped and fell into power canal at Wudder in Ganderbal Wednesday evening. However, people present in t

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020Lt Governor condemns the killings of BJP leader, father and brother by militants

Srinagar, Jul 9 : Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory (UT) Lt Governor Girish Chandra Murmu has condemned the killing of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and his father and brother by militants on Wednesday night in north Kashmir district of Bandipora.
BJP leader Sheikh Waseem Bari, his father Bashir Ahmad and brother Umar Bashir were shot at by militants from a very close range at Bandipora whe

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020JKSSB issues clarification regarding Accounts Assistant (Panchayat) advertisement notification


JAMMU, JULY 09: The J&K Services Selection Board (JKSSB) today issued Corrigendum and Addendum in relation to Accounts Assistant (Panchayat) Advertisement Notification No. 02 of 2020 dated 06-02-2020 for the post of Accounts Assistant(Panchayat).
In a statement issued here by the recruitment board it said the corrigendum has been issued in pursuance of the communication No. RD&PR/Adm/41/2019 d

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020Killing of BJP leader, father & brother security lapse, ten SPO detained, investigation taken up

Srinagar, Jul 9 : Admitting that killing of a Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and his father and brother by militants in Bandipora on Wednesday night was a security lapse, a senior police officer said that all the ten police personnel deployed for protection of politician have been detained and investigation taken up.
BJP leader 38-year-old Wasim Bari, his father Bashir Ahmad brother Umar Bas

 

Thursday, July 9, 202040-year-old woman drowns in a waterbody in Kulgam

Anantnag, Jul 9 : A 40-year-old woman drowned in a nallah in south Kashmir district of Kulgam, official sources said here on Thursday.
They said the woman, identified as Shamima Banoo, was crossing a bridge when she slipped and fell into Nallah Veshaw in Damhal Hanjipora in Kulgam last evening. “Other people present at the spot jumped in the waterbody to rescue the woman,” they said.
However, t

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020COVID is not conspiracy but a real threat, opening parks, yatra confusing: Omar

Srinagar, Jul 9 : Cautioning people that COVID-19 was not some conspiracy to harass us, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said it is a real and serious threat.
However, he alleged that opening of parks, hotels and yatra (pilgrimage to holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas) send a confused and mixed signals to people about the pandemic.
Taking to mi

 

Thursday, July 9, 20202G mobile internet resumes, high speed remains suspended in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 9 : The authorities resumed 2G low speed mobile internet service after remaining suspended on Wednesday for security reasons in south Kashmir, where most shops and business establishments were closed on the fourth death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander Burhan Wani.
Wani and two of his associates were killed by security forces in an encounter in Anantnag on July 8, 20

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020Navin inaugurates first National Agriculture Market in J&K

SRINAGAR, JULY 09: Principal Secretary Horticulture and Agriculture departments Navin K. Choudhary today inaugurated the first of its kind e-NAM (National Agriculture Market) platform of J&K here at Fruit & Vegetable (F&V) Market Parimpora.
The online trading portal networks the existing Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) mandis to create a unified national market for agricultural comm

 

Thursday, July 9, 20204 women die due to COVID-19, death toll mounts to 153

Srinagar, Jul 9 : Four women from Srinagar, Baramulla, Pulwama and Kulgam -- died due to COVID-19 in the valley on Thursday, taking the death toll due to the virus in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to 153.
Doctors Association of Kashmir (DAK) has linked ignoring recommended precautions by people with surge in new cases and deaths due to the novel Coronavirus.
With these deaths, 117 pe

 

Thursday, July 9, 20202 LeT militants involved in BJP leader killing identified: IGP

Srinagar, Jul 9 : Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir range, Vijay Kumar on Thursday said that two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants, including a Pakistani national, involved in the killing of BJP leader, his father and brother late last night in north Kashmir district of Bandipora have been identified.
Militants on Wednesday night killed BJP leader Wasim Bari, his father Bashir Ahmad and b

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020Power shutdown


JAMMU, JULY, 09: Chief Engineer, (Distribution) JPDCL, Jammu, has informed that to carry out work for shifting of electrical utilities in Jammu Ring Road by NHAI, the shutdown of 33KV Barn-Purkhoo Line is being observed.
During the shutdown, the power supply to Purkhoo, Domana, Barn, Batera, ShamaChak and adjoining areas will remain affected on July 10 from 6 am to 10 am.

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020Div Com reviews progress on AMRUT/ UEED, NBCC projects

Asks concerned to formulate completion plans, expedite pace of work


JAMMU, JULY 09: Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma today chaired a meeting to review the progress on AMRUT, UEED and NBCC projects coming up in Jammu city.
The meeting was attended by Chief Engineer, PHE, Manesh K Bhat, Chief Engineer I&FC, Hamesh Manchanda; CGM, NBCC, Mohd. Rafiq besides senior functionaries of UEED, PDD, PWD, JMC and other concerned officers.
The Divisional commission

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020Power shutdown


SRINAGAR, JULY 09: According to the Power Controller Kashmir Province in order to carry out completion of tower foundation of tower No. LP12 at 220 kV LILO of Lassipora, the 33kv Chitragam Landoora feeder of 132/33kv Lassipora Grid Station shall observe shutdown on July 10 from 10 am to 1pm.
The supply power to the areas fed from the 33kV line shall remain affected.
Similarly, according to th

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020Atal Dulloo lauds COVID warriors; says society will remain indebted to their selfless sacrifice

Srinagar, Jul 9 : Emphasizing the need and significance of following Standard Operating Protocols regarding COVID-19, Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education Department, Atal Dulloo, on Thursday said that that the society will remember indebted to the selfless sacrifice made by frontline warriors.
He appealed the people to strictly adhere to all preventive protocols to help contain t

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020Baseer Khan reviews development scenario, COVID-19 control measures in Anantnag

Anantnag, Jul 9 : Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Baseer Khan on Thursday took stock of development scenario and COVID-19 control measures during one-day tour of south Kashmir district of Anantnag.
Advisor Khan inspected various ongoing works, met PRI, ULB representatives, traders, hoteliers and civil society members and listened to their issues, an official spokesperson said.
He said the Adviso

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020Advisor Bhatnagar announces award for COVID-19 Frontline warrior

Srinagar, Jul 9 : Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar has announced cash reward with citation to Ambulance Driver Jameel Ahmad working with Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Srinagar, for rendering exemplary services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
While announcing the award, Advisor Bhatnagar said that ‘we need to boost the morale of our frontline Health workers who are working dedicate

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020Two persons die after falling into a well in Kupwara

Baramulla, Jul 9 : Two persons died after they fell into a well in the frontier district of Kupwara in north Kashmir on Thursday, official sources said.
They said two persons identified as 50-year-old Ghulam Mohiuddin Ganai and Ghulam Nabi Khan (35) accidently fell into a well at Gania Mohalla in Chalgund Hatmatpora Hyhama in Kupwara.
A massive rescue operation was launched by police, SDRF and

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020SKIMS conducts first ever Convalescent Plasma Therapy in COVID patients in J&K

Srinagar, Jul 9 : In a remarkable achievement, S K Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura has conducted the first ever Convalescent Plasma Therapy (CPT) for COVID patients -- a medical procedure doctors are using to treat novel Coronavirus diseases across the globe.
“SKIMS being the only referral tertiary care centre for both COVID as well as Non-COVID pathologies and being a Deemed Medic

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020RSS-affiliate Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh calls for nationwide campaign against govt

New Delhi: The RSS-affiliate Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) has shed off its gloves against the BJP-led Union government giving a call for nationwide week long campaign, starting July 24, to shake it up to the realisation of workers’ problems.
The Union government, which is already entangled in various issues, is bound to be chary at the development thrown up by an outfit of the same ideological

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020Govt university professor booked for posting Pakistan flag, map pictures on Facebook

The case was registered at the Baradar police station on Wednesday on a complaint of VHP leader Neeru Bhardwaj

Bareilly (UP): An FIR has been lodged against a government university professor here for allegedly posting pictures of Pakistani flag and map on a social networking site, police said on Thursday.
The case was registered at the Baradar police station on Wednesday on a complaint of VHP leader Neeru Bhardwaj, they said.
Bhardwaj has alleged that Salim Khan, a Physics professor at the Rohilkhand Un

 

Thursday, July 9, 202087-yr-old woman, her nonagenarian husband defeat COVID-19

Delhi couple’s recovery provides a ray of hope to other patients, say doctors

New Delhi: An octogenarian woman in Delhi and her 90-year-old husband suffering from Alzheimer's disease have recovered from the coronavirus infection and discharged from hospital.
Doctors at a city hospital where the elderly couple were treated said that their recovery from COVID-19 in the face of high mortality rate in the older population globally due to the infection was a ray of hope to oth

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020Girl hangs self after tiff with brother over mobile phone

Jaipur: The ugly face of mobile phone addiction once again came to fore when a 16-year-old girl committed suicide in Jhunjhunu town of Rajasthan after scuffle with brother over phone.
The mother, who intervened in the brother-sister fight, warned that she will not recharge the phone which irked the girl so much that she hanged herself, said police officials on Thursday.
The case has been lodged

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020DU gets more time to plan for holding final year exams

New Delhi, July 9: The Delhi High Court on Thursday granted more time to the Delhi University to draw up a plan for conducting examinations for final year students studying in the varsity.

A division bench of the High Court presided by Justices Hima Kohli and Subramonium Prasad granted the time after senior advocate Sachin Dutta appearing for the varsity informed the court that a new plan has

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020PM Modi's visit to his village Nimo, comforts 1962 war veteran

Nimo/Leh, July 9: In a quaint little village with tall poplars swinging gently in the summer bloom against the bare lofty mountains, 1962 war veteran Tsering Tashi giggles with exuberance over the thought that Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited his village just a week ago.

''I did not know that he, the Prime Minister of India, was right here in my village, talking to soldiers. Got to know af

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020India has lowest cases and deaths/million population: Dr Harsh Vardhan tells GoM

New Delhi, Jul 9: Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and three other states account for 86 per cent of total Coronavirus deaths, while 32 districts account for 80 per cent of the deaths.
Briefing the high-level Group of Ministers (GoM) on Covid-19 on efforts being made in the regions showing higher Case Fatality Rate, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan briefed the GoM on the global comparison

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020Shah greets ABVP members on its 72nd Foundation Day

New Delhi, Jul 9: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday greeted the members of student wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP)on its 72nd Foundation Day.

The ABVP is the country's largest student organization.

Taking to Twitter, Mr Shah said, “ABVP, with its nationalist ideology, is playing an important role in motivating the youth towards national service since long and by follo

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020Priyanka Gandhi demands CBI probe in Vikas Dubey case

New Delhi, July 9: After the arrest of Vikas Dubey in Ujjain, the Congress has upped its ante on the Yogi Government, party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday demanded a CBI inquiry into the whole case.

Priyanka Gandhi said in order to reveal the nexus between the criminal and the higher ups, an inquiry by the CBI was necessary.

In her tweets in Hindi Priyanka said, "After

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020#COVID-19 recovery rate improves to 62.08%; Four lakh 76 thousand 378 people recovered so far

NEW DELHI: Government today said the #COVID19 recovery rate has improved to 62.08 per cent and a total of four lakh 76 thousand 378 people have recovered from the infection in the country so far. In the past 24 hours alone, 19 thousand 547 people have recovered from CORONAVIRUS.

The Health and Family Welfare Ministry said, a total of 24 thousand 879 new cases have been reported in the country

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020Fifteen Covid-19 patients from CCCs of block Manjakote discharges successfully after being recovered.

#The discharged people were advised strict home quarantine for 28 days:BMO Manjakote

Jammu: Fifteen Covid-19 patients who remained under isolation at Covid Care Centres (CCC) Nagrota and Boys Medical Hostel, Dhanidhar, Rajouri, have been discharged successfully after being declared as recovered from Covid-19 by the consltant medicine.

The discharge process was strictly followed as per discharge protocol under Covid-19 after due consultation/permission from district administrat

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020RAKSHA MANTRI SHRI RAJNATH SINGH E-INAUGURATES SIX STRATEGIC BRIDGES IN JAMMU & KASHMIR

Ushering in a new revolution in the connectivity of roads and bridges in sensitive border areas close to the International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh dedicated six major bridges to the nation through video conferencing from New Delhi. These bridges of strategic importance were completed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in a r

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020BJP leader, his father, brother killed by terrorists in Kashmir

Condemnations pour in; Seven PSOs detained

SRINAGAR: In a gruesome act of terror, a BJP leader, his brother and father were shot dead by terrorists in the heart of Bandipore town of North Kashmir Wednesday night, prompting the Jammu and Kashmir authorities to arrest seven policemen for alleged negligence in protect him.

The incident took place at the shop-cum-residence of BJP leader Wasim Bari, earlier district president of the party,

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020Six more deaths across UT push toll close to 150 J&K records sharpest spike in 1 month, 330 new cases take Covid tally to 9261

HC’s Srinagar wing closed, more cases from Samba cola unit

JAMMU/SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir recorded its sharpest spike in the Covid-19 infections in over a month, with 330 more persons testing positive for Coronavirus on Wednesday, taking its tally over 9000-mark to 9261.
Last time, the daily caseload crossed 300-mark was on June 7, when 620 infections were reported.
Six more patients died in Valley, taking the toll to 149, even as more cases were re

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020PIL for Hindi as official language

JAMMU: In a Public Interest Litigation seeking direction to government to declare Hindi as the official language of the UT of Jammu and Kashmir or Hindi language as one of the language in use in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir in terms of Section 47 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act 2019, the J&K High Court sought reply from the UT administration.
A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020Pak national held on IB, repatriated

SAMBA: A mentally disturbed Pakistani national was arrested by the Border Security Force along the International Border in Samba district, hours before he was repatriated after thorough investigation.
According to the officials, 173 Battalion of BSF apprehended a suspected person at Chack Dulma sector of the district on Wednesday morning.
“During investigation, the person disclosed his name as

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020HC seeks report on govt houses within 4 weeks

JAMMU: In a significant order, a Division Bench of J&K High Court comprising Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Sanjay Dhar directed the J&K administration to file a status report within a period of four weeks in a petition highlighting illegal occupation of Ministerial Bunglows and A-Type Kothis by former Ministers and legislators in Jammu and Srinagar.
The bench issued notices to the Secre

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020Modi to address IGW-20

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver on Thursday the inaugural address at the India Global Week 2020, a virtual conference being organised in the UK, which will also feature a "never-seen-before" performance on the Aatma Nirbhar Bharat campaign, the Prime Minister's Office said.
Themed 'Be The Revival: India and a Better New World', the event will have 5,000 global participants f

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020Chinese withdrawal in Hot Springs complete; continues in other areas

Both militaries to verify disengagement process

NEW DELHI: The Chinese military removed all temporary structures and completed withdrawal of its troops from the face-off site in Hot Springs in eastern Ladakh on Wednesday even as the Indian Army kept a close watch on the pull back and maintained a high-level of combat readiness in the region, people familiar with the developments said.
They said the two armies are expected to carry out a joint

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020Farooq Lone takes oath as PSC member

JAMMU: Chairman, J&K Public Service Commission, B.R. Sharma, administered oath of office to the newly appointed Member Dr. Farooq Ahmad Lone here today.
The retired IAS officer was administered oath of office at Srinagar through video conferencing mode.
Lone, along with Judicial Officer Zubair Ahmed Raza, was appointed as member of the JKPSC, on Monday.
S. Ahfadul Mujtaba, IPS, Director Gener

 

Thursday, July 9, 20206 new cases in Ladakh, 28 more recover

LEH: Six more people tested positive for COVID-19 in the Union Territory of Ladakh, bringing the infection tally to 1,047, officials said on Wednesday.
The fresh cases were detected in Leh district even as 28 more patients -- 24 in Leh and four in Kargil -- were discharged after recovering from the novel coronavirus, the officials said.
They said the number of active COVID-19 cases in the UT ha

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020India's tally reach 7.60L, deaths 21k

NEW DELHI: India registered over 60 thousand fresh COVID-19 cases on Wednesday after a single-day spike of over 25,000 infections, taking the total to 7.60 lakh while the death toll breached the 21,000 mark.
According to the Union Health Ministry data, with 22,752 fresh cases of COVID-19 in a day, India's virus caseload increased to 7,42,417 on Wednesday, while the death toll climbed to 20,642 w

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Bulletin on Novel CoronaVirus (COVID-19)

JK reports 330 new positive cases, 5567 recovered so far

JAMMU, JULY 08: The Government on Wednesday informed that 330 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 59 from Jammu division and 271 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 9261. Also 06 COVID-19 deaths have been reported from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 168 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and disch

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Day 45: Jammu, Srinagar Airports receive 22 domestic flights with 2,501 passengers

JAMMU, JULY 08: On Day 45 of resumption of operation of routine domestic operations in Jammu and Kashmir, 22 domestic flights with 2,501 passengers on board today arrived at Jammu and Srinagar Airports. Besides, an International evacuation flight with 168 passengers has arrived at Srinagar under Vande Matram Mission.
A total of 553 passengers aboard 8 regular commercial flights arrived at the Ja

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Kashmir records 5 fresh deaths in a day, toll 148

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday recorded five fresh deaths due to the deadly virus taking the total number of people who died due to the deadly pandemic in UT to 148
Of the five deaths, two patients died at Chest Diseases hospital and two at SMHS hospital and one at SKIMS Soura.
Medical Superintendent CD hospital Dr Salim Tak said that a 44-year-old patient from Sopore area of Baramulla

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Power shutdown

JAMMU, JULY 08: According to Superintending Engineer, O&M Circle, Jammu JPDCL that to carry out work of pole erection and conductor stringing by M/s L&T, the power supply to Bari Brahmana and its adjoining areas will remain affected on July 09 and 12 from 7 am to 11 am.
Meanwhile, Superintending Engineer, (Distribution) JPDCL, O&M Circle, Kathua has informed that for shifting of electrical util

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Agriculture sector growing leaps and bounds in district Ramban

Honey, Olive, vegetable production shows steep rise

RAMBAN, JULY, 08: Ramban district has shown an exponential growth in agriculture sector thanks to the interventions brought about by the Chenab Intensive Vegetable Development Project (CIVDP).
Under the programme, the Agriculture Department has adopted five villages viz Kenthi, Pernote in tehsil Ramban, Asher and Mohu in tehsil Khari and Chhachhwa in tehsil Gool.
Under the Project farmers are p

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020DDC visits Ultrasonography centres, clinics of Doda town

DODA, JULY 08: In view of Covid-19 cases being detected among the pregnant women's of the district, District Development Commissioner, Dr Sagar D Doifode, today visited the Ultrasonography centres and general medical clinics operational in Doda town.
DDC enquired about the implementation of necessary guidelines and SOPs regarding COVID-19 in these centres. He strictly directed the concerned to c

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020DC Jammu reviews Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra, 2020 arrangements

JAMMU, JULY 08: To review the arrangements for smooth conduct of Shri Amar Nath Ji Yatra 2020, a meeting of the all district heads was held under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Sushma Chauhan in which the arrangements for this year Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra were discussed in detail and finalized.
Deputy Commissioner held detailed discussions with heads of the various security agenci

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Div Com reviews land issues of newly sanctioned colleges

Also asks DCs to scale up sampling capacity for Covid-19 tests

JAMMU, JULY 08: Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma today chaired a meeting of Deputy Commissioners to review the progress on land issues for newly sanctioned colleges in the districts of the Jammu division.
The meeting was attended by Director Health Services, Dr Renu Sharma; Assistant Commissioner Revenue Jammu, Vijay Sharma; Nodal Officer Director Colleges, Dr Ranvender Tickoo and other co

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Massive Infrastructure Up-gradation in J&K Underway: Kavinder

Jammu: Former Deputy Chief Minister & senior BJP Leader, Kavinder Gupta today started the construction of 33/11 KV Receiving Station work at Trikuta Nagar park in Gandhi Nagar Constituency. State Co-ordinator REX PDCL- Sanjeev Kailoo, X-En STD- Anil Gupta, Councillor Neeraj Lucky Puri, Subash Sharma, Bhevaneshwar Arora, KK Mahajan were prominent amng those present on the occasion. While addressi

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020BJP’s Dr Tahir Chowdhary bats for procurement of more ventilators, urge Lt Governor to intervene

Jammu: Lauding the role of the Jammu and Kashmir government to combat the spread of COVID-19, the spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Dr Tahir Chowdhary said that there is an urgent need of measures to upgrade health facilities including procurement of more ventilators especially in Jammu region.
He said that the non-COVID serious patients are facing grave problems due to an inadequate

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Yudhvir Sethi presents cricket kit to players

Jammu: J&K BJP Vice President Yudhvir Sethi along with party leader Nitish Mahajan presented a cricket kit to the young players here on Wednesday to boost their morale high due to suspension of sports activities across the world amid COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking on the occasion, Sethi said that sports apart from helping youth to be physically fit, also inculcates leadership qualities among them.

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020One Nation One Ration Card trials successful in J&K

Srinagar, Jul 8 : One nation one ration card trials were successful in Jammu and Kashmir, where 1.19 lakh duplicate beneficiaries weeded out, an official spokesman said Wednesday evening.
He said Secretary Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, (FCS&CA) Simrandeep Singh, today reviewed implementation of One Nation One Ration Card scheme and Aadhar seeding of ration cards in J&K.
Various offic

 

Wednesday, July 8, 20202 gamblers arrested, stake money recovered in Srinagar

Srinagar, Jul 8 : Police on Wednesday arrested two gamblers and recovered stake money from them in this summer capital.
A police spokesperson said that a police party raided a gambling site near British School Nowgam following an input about gambling activities and apprehended two gamblers.
He said the officers seized playing cards and stake money of Rs 28700 from the gamblers. “The duo has bee

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Police arrests drug peddler; recovers psychotropic substances in Srinagar

Srinagar, Jul 8 : Police on Wednesday arrested a drug peddler and recovered psychotropic substances in this summer capital.
A police spokesperson said that officers at a checkpoint established at Pahroo Chowk, intercepted an individual, identified as Mohammad Altaf Sheikh, a resident of Kenihama Nowgam in Srinagar.
During checking, he said officers were able to recover psychotropic substances,

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020COVID-19: Class work to remain suspended in KU till July 31

Srinagar, Jul 8 : Class work will remain suspended in the Kashmir University (KU) till July 31 due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Registrar of the KU Prof Farooq Ahmad Mir said in an order on Wednesday that suspension of class work will continue in the university till end of this month.
The order however, said that faculty members shall work from home and utilise the time online educational activities a

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020BJP Mahila Morcha performs “Havan” on completion of "Gayatri Mantra jaap" aspiring relief from Corona

Jammu: BJP Mahila Morcha under the leadership of its J&K President Sanjita Dogra performed "Samuhik-Havan"(Group Havan) on completion of “Gayatri Mantra Jaap” aspiring relief from Covid 19 worldwide. Whole programme proceeded and culminated at Shree Ram Mandir, Purani Mandi, Jammu.
J&K BJP President Ravinder Raina along with MP (Lok Sabha) Jugal Kishore Sharma, former Dy. CM Kavinder Gupta, Vice

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020DDC Shopian releases book ‘Evaluation Study on RKVY’

SHOPIAN, JULY 08: The District Development Commissioner, Shopian, Chaudry Mohammad Yaseen who is also Chairman of District Level Technical Advisory Committee, today released the book ‘Evaluation Study on Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna’ (RKVY).
Under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna programme, the farming community has been provided various modern Agricultural machinery equipment’s like IP sets, Tube w

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020COVID-19: Govt evacuates 1,98,777 stranded JK residents; 1,35,276 via Lakhanpur, 63,501 through special trains

JAMMU, JULY 08: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 1,98,777 JK residents, stranded in other parts of the country due to COVID lockdown, via Lakhanpur and through special trains and buses till date amid strict observance of all necessary guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures.
As per the official data received in this regard, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has recei

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Bhagat reviews functioning of L&E Department at Ganderbal

Hands over cheques of Rs 29.50 lakh among beneficiaries

GANDERBAL, JULY 08: Commissioner Secretary Labour and Employment, Saurabh Bhagat today chaired a meeting of officers of Labour department, JKEDI and District Employment and Counselling Centre to review the working of these Departments here at Conference Hall, Mini Secretariat.
The meeting was attended by DC Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal; Labour Commissioner, A.R War; ADC Ganderbal, Farooq Ahmad Baba;

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Farooq Lone administered oath as JKPSC member

JAMMU, JUNE 8: Chairman, J&K Public Service Commission, B.R. Sharma, administered oath of office to the newly appointed Member Dr. Farooq Ahmad Lone (IAS retd.) here today.
He was administered oath of office at Srinagar through video conferencing mode.

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Kotwal takes stock of various revenue matters

'Streamlining revenue records, addressing public grievances Govt's priority'

BARAMULLA, JULY 08: Financial Commissioner Revenue, Dr Pawan Kotwal today chaired a meeting to discuss various issues and matters pertaining to the Revenue Department in Baramulla District.
The meeting also discussed progress of digitization of land records in the district that is being carried out under Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DLRMP).
The meeting took a comprehensiv

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Nepal’s ruling communist party’s meet to decide PM Oli’s future deferred again

The reason for deferment for fourth time was not revealed

Kathmandu: A crucial meeting of Nepal’s ruling communist party to decide the political future of embattled Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli was on Wednesday postponed once again for Friday, amidst intra-party rifts and calls for his resignation over his style of functioning and anti-India statements.
The meeting of the Nepal Communist Party’s 45-member powerful Standing Committee was scheduled to b

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Japan battered by heavy rain, floods; nearly 60 dead

3.6 million people advised to evacuate

Tokyo: Pounding rain that already caused deadly floods in southern Japan was moving northeast Wednesday, battering large areas of Japan’s main island, swelling more rivers, triggering mudslides and destroying houses and roads.
At least 58 people have died in several days of flooding.
By Wednesday morning, parts of Nagano and Gifu in central Japan were flooded by massive downpours.
Footage on N

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020NASA adds more safety fixes for Boeing’s crew capsule

Cape Canaveral (US): NASA has added more safety fixes for Boeing’s space capsule before it can fly astronauts following a pair of close calls during last year’s test flight.
In closing out the seven-month investigation, NASA officials said Tuesday they have now identified 80 corrective actions, mostly involving software and testing, that must be done before the Starliner capsule launches again.

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Irish Covid-19 tracing app nears 1 million downloads in 24 hours

Ireland expects 1 million people to have downloaded a voluntary app to trace contacts of Covid-19 patients within 24 hours of its formal launch, which its health service operator said would make it the most successful launch in the world.

Dublin: Ireland expects 1 million people to have downloaded a voluntary app to trace contacts of Covid-19 patients within 24 hours of its formal launch, which its health service operator said would make it the most successful launch in the world.
On Tuesday, Ireland became the latest country to launch a phone-tracking app that alerts users if someone they have been in contact with develops Covid

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Kulbhushan Jadhav refused to seek review of his death sentence, says Pakistan

Kulbhushan Jadhav is on death row in Pakistan over charges of espionage. India has rejected this and maintained that Jadhav was kidnapped by Pakistani operatives from Iran.

Islamabad: Pakistan has offered India a second consular access to Kulbushan Jadhav, the former Indian Navy officer who is on a death row. He was arrested on charges of espionage in Balochistan in March 2016 and sentenced to death by a military court a year later.
“In the first round, he met his mother and wife and now we have offered to let him meet his father and wife,” Additional Attorney Gen

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Amazon India’s unit gets $308 mln in fresh funds from parent

The company’s Indian arm in May said it would hire 50,000 temporary workers to meet a surge in online shopping in the country.

Bengaluru: Amazon.com Inc has invested 23.10 billion rupees ($308.02 million) in Amazon Seller Services, an Indian unit, strengthening the business at a time when more people shop online in a bid to avoid crowded public places.
Amazon Singapore made a significant portion of financing, data from business intelligence firm Tofler showed.
The company’s Indian arm in May said it would hire 50,000 t

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Foreign students fret over being sent home after US visa rule

'Working remotely won’t work'

USA: The 21-year-old Venezuelan, on a scholarship at Ohio’s Kenyon College, had spent hours pondering his options after US Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Monday that international students taking classes fully online for the fall semester would have to transfer to a school with in-person classes or leave the country.
A college employee called Romero to say he would not be immediat

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Cabinet approves extension of government support to PF contributions till August

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced she was extended the scheme for June, July and August

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the proposal to extend the scheme for payment of the employer and employee's PF contribution by three months until August.
"Cabinet has approved the extension of the scheme where government pays contributions of employee and employers till August," Union Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters after a Cabinet meeting that Prime Minister Narend

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Cabinet nod for extension of PMGKAY for 5 months till November

Comes after PM Modi announced he was extending the scheme

New Delhi: The Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to extend distribution of free foodgrains and pulses under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) to 81 crore PDS beneficiaries for five months till November.
The scheme was initially rolled out for three months till June to ensure no poor goes hungry during the COVID-19 crisis. Under the scheme, five kg of wheat or rice and one kg o

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Covid patient jumps to death from Rajasthan hospital

The 78-year-old patient was a resident of Jaipur, and was admitted in the Covid-dedicated RUHS' ICU on Tuesday

Jaipur: A Covid-19 patient on Wednesday jumped to his death from the second floor of the Rajasthan University of Health Sciences (RUHS) building here.
Officials confirmed that the incident was reported around 10.30 a.m. The 78-year-old patient was a resident of Jaipur, and was admitted in the Covid-dedicated RUHS' ICU on Tuesday. On Wednesday, after breaking the net of the semi-ICU, he jumped to

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Andhra launches mobile Covid-19 sample collection centres, Aadhaar must

State nodal officer for Covid-19 Dr Arja Sreekanth said the state medical and health department has acquired 20 mobile sample collection centres, which would be increased by another 50 shortly to meet the growing demand for testing.

Hyderabad: As part of stepping up testing for Covid-19 in the wake of fast spreading of the virus, the Andhra Pradesh government has introduced mobile sample collection centres to collect the samples of people suffering from symptoms of the disease.
State nodal officer for Covid-19 Dr Arja Sreekanth said the state medical and health department has acquired 20 mobile sample collection centres, wh

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Stalker kills woman’s 8-year-old child, dumps body in well; arrested

The accused Man Singh Baghel, 31, a resident of Lahar of Bhind district was arrested by police on Tuesday.

Bhopal: An eight-year-old boy was abducted and killed in Bhopal’s Bhind district by a man who used to stalk his mother, said police.
The accused Man Singh Baghel, 31, a resident of Lahar of Bhind district was arrested by police on Tuesday.
Lahar, Sub-divisional officer of police (SDOP), DS Bais said, “Baghel committed the crime when the boy’s mother, a resident of Lahar, scolded the man for mak

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Fake babas giving bad name to genuine spiritual leaders: Supreme Court

An SC bench was hearing a plea seeking action against various ashrams run by fake spiritual gurus, who have allegedly confined inmates, particularly women, in unhygienic living conditions, amid fears of the spread of the raging coronavirus disease outbreak.

New Delhi: Fake babas and their illegal activities are giving a bad name to genuine spiritual leaders, the Supreme Court (SC) observed on Wednesday while directing the Central government to suggest measures to tackle these bogus personalities, who are fooling their gullible disciples and the public at large.
An SC bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI), SA Bobde, was hearing a plea seekin

 

Wednesday, July 8, 20202 cops arrested in Kanpur as hunt for UP’s most wanted man gathers steam

Station Officer of Chaubeypur police station Vinay Tiwari allegedly had links with gangster Vikas Dubey while Sub Inspector K K Sharma is suspected of leaking information to the don about Friday’s midnight raid by the police.

New Delhi: Police in Kanpur arrested Station Officer of Chaubeypur police station Vinay Tiwari and sub inspector K K Sharma on Wednesday for their alleged nexus with gangster Vikas Dubey who is accused of masterminding the massacre of eight policemen last week.
Both Tiwari and Sharma had already been suspended shortly after the incident as the Uttar Pradesh police launched a massive manhunt for

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Govt exploring PRIs’ participation in mining through Short Term Permits

PSUs to begin mining by 20th July in 10 blocks

SRINAGAR, JULY 8: The Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam while chairing a meeting to take stock of issues being faced in mining of construction material, called for synergy and coordination between various stakeholders including Geology & Mining Department, State Environment Authority, Pollution Control Board, Public Sector Undertakings and lease holders of mining blocks.
Administrative Secret

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Two civilians injured in cross border firing along LoC in Kupwara: Police

Kupwara: Two civilians were injured after Pakistan violated ceasefire along the Line of Control in Karnah sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday afternoon.

A police official said that two civilians in cross border shelling Pakistan during community bunkers’ construction in Semari area of Karnah Sector.

He said that both the civilians were shifted to SDH Tangdhar where from

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020NGT dismisses plea to allow 15 year petrol vehicles during corona pandemic

New Delhi, Jul 8: The National Green Tribunal Wednesday refused to entertain a plea seeking modification of its order banning vehicles over 15 years old from plying on Delhi roads on the ground that it will save lives of senior citizens during corona pandemic.

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel dismissed the plea filed by Delhi resident and senior citizen Kamal Sahai a

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Mendhar roads fit to ride bullock-carts, not vehicles: JKAP

Govt appealed to repair roads, improve connectivity: Raqeeq Ahmed Khan

Jammu, July 8: Expressing concern over the shabby condition of roads in Mendhar tehsil, Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP), senior youth leader, Raqeeq Ahmed Khan today appealed Government to repair the worst condition of roads which is causing inconvenience to the commuters and people of the border tehsil of Poonch district.
Issuing a press statement over the bad condition of the roads, the JK

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Pak court rejects petitions challenging construction of first Hindu temple in Islamabad

Islamabad: A Pakistani court has dismissed three identical petitions challenging the construction of the first Hindu temple in the country’s capital.

A single bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC), comprising Justice Aamer Farooq, delivered the judgement late on Tuesday, making it clear that there was no bar on the Institute of Hindu Panchayat (IHP), which was allotted the land for the const

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Test trial of train with battery engine successful

New Delhi, July 8: Taking yet another step towards adoption of clean fuel, Indian Railways has successfully tested a battery-powered rail engine.

The engine named 'Navdoot' has been built in the Jabalpur division of the railway and works in dual mode.

Railways Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted a video of the engine to inform of the success of the 'Navdoot' test run. He wrote, "This battery-powe

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Another body fished out from river Sindh after two days

SRINAGAR, July 08 : The body of another boy drowned on Sunday was fished out from the river Sindh after two days rescue operation on Wednesday afternoon.

Reports reaching media said the body of Rashid Khan was retrieved by a joint team of SDRF, police after two days -long rescue operation at Wayil Bridge near crusher in Ganderbal.

Pertinently, on Sunday two boys drowned in nallah Sindh at

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Postponing final year exams from July 10 to next month, DU informs HC

New Delhi, Jul 8: Delhi University informed the Delhi High Court on Wednesday that it has decided to postpone the Open Book Examinations (OBE), scheduled from July 10, for final year under-graduate courses to next month.

The DU submitted before Justice Prathiba M Singh that it will to hold exams after August 15.

The court, which conducted the hearing through video conferencing, expressed di

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020High Court Srinagar wing closed after CRPF men posted there test COVID-19 positive

Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Srinagar Wing, shall remain closed for two days after some paramilitary CRPF personnel deployed there tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to an order by the Registrar General.

“As informed by the in charge CRPF High Court of J&K at Srinagar, some CRPF personnel deployed at Srinagar wing of the High Court of J&K have tested COVID positive,” reads

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Govt panel to probe violations by Rajiv Gandhi Foundation

New Delhi, July 8: The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has set up an inter-ministerial committee to probe the various violations of legal provisions by the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust and Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust.

The committee will coordinate investigations into violation of provisions like the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), Income Tax Act and Foreign

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020PM wishes Brazilian President speedy recovery from COVID-19

New Delhi, Jul 8: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday wished Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro a speedy recovery from COVID-19.

Bolsonaro had on Tuesday said that he has tested positive for coronavirus.

"My friend President @jairbolsonaro (Jair Bolsonaro), my prayers and best wishes for your speedy recovery," Modi tweeted in Portuguese and English.

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020CM Kejriwal seeks report from health secy on COVID-19 deaths

New Delhi, July 8: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has sought a detailed analytical report from the Delhi government's health secretary on factors responsible for COVID-19 deaths in the city in the last fortnight, officials said.

Delhi reported 736 deaths in the last two weeks, with 397 people succumbing to the disease in the first week of July.

Officials said the objective of seeking the re

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Second Covid-19 death reported from Kashmir, toll 145

Srinagar: Second Covid-19 death was reported from Kashmir on Wednesday, as 70 year old woman from Shopian died at SMHS hospital, taking the tally to 145 across Jammu and Kashmir.

Medical Superintendent SMHS Dr. Nazir Choudhary said a 70 year old woman from Shopian died in the hospital two days after she was admitted. The patient had Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP).

Earlier, a 36 year old

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Covid-19 death: 36 year old woman from Srinagar died at SKIMS, tally 144

Srinagar; Kashmir reported one more Covid-19 death on Wednesday as 36 year old woman from Srinagar died at SKIMS.

Medical Superintendent SKIMS Dr. Farooq Jan told that a 36 year old woman from Nehru Park Srinagar died here at the hospital.

He adde, "The patient was know case of HTN with T2 DM and post renal transplant (2016). The
Patient had reported to emergency on 28th June, with compl

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020J&K infections tally nears 9k, govt reopens parks, gardens from today

50 SFs among 256 new cases; 5 new deaths take toll to 143

JAMMU/SRINAGAR: In a move which has taken many by surprise, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has decided to open all the parks and gardens in the union territory to the public from Wednesday, as a plan to reopen tourism in the region.
The decision was announced on a day when Jammu and Kashmir reported 256 fresh Covid-19 cases taking its infections tally to 8931, while five more patients die

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Ladakh row: 60 ITBP Coys move towards LAC Chinese withdrawal continues, IAF carries out night time patrol

LEH: In a demonstration of its aerial prowess, the Indian Air Force is carrying out night time combat air patrols over the mountainous eastern Ladakh region as part of its decision to maintain a high-level of readiness notwithstanding disengagement of troops by China from a number of friction points in the area, government sources said on Tuesday.
The frequency of day and night operations by fro

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020OGW arrested, hideout busted

SRINAGAR: An overground worker of Lashkar-e-Taiba outfit has been arrested from Sopore area of Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Tuesday.
"The police in Sopore along with security forces have arrested a terrorist associate linked to proscribed terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT)," a police spokesman said.
He said a joint team of police, Army and CRPF established a checkpoi

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Wedding industry hit severely across J&K

SRINAGAR: Amid Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing restrictions imposed to curb its spread, the wedding industry across Jammu and Kashmir has been severely hit with several stakeholders suffering huge losses.
The weddings in Kashmir are usually held in the summer zone, while family members book banquet halls and purchase wedding items in advance, even as the markets would be buzzed with people purchas

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020CBSE cuts syllabus by up to 30 pc for class 9 to 12

NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has rationalised by up to 30 per cent the syllabus for classes 9 to 12 for the academic year 2020-21 to reduce course load on students amid the COVID-19 crisis, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' announced on Tuesday.
The curriculum has been rationalised while retaining the core elements, the Human Resource Development said.

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020Girl killed in landslide by tree-cutting

RAMBAN: A girl was killed in a landslide triggered by felling of a big tree in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district on Tuesday, officials said.

The incident occurred around 11 am, when some timber smugglers brought down a big Kail tree that triggered falling of boulders and landslide, resulting in death of the girl, Afia Bano, in Baddla Kumate in Rajgarh tehsil, they said.

A police official

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020#COVID19: India tally goes up to 7.34 Lakh

NEW DELHI: India's COVID-19 tally raced past the seven-lakh mark after a single-day spike of 22,252 infections, five days after crossing the six-lakh post, while the death toll breached the 20,000 mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

It took 110 days for coronavirus infections in the country to reach the one-lakh, while just 49 days more to go past the seven-lakh mark.

This is

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020Lt Governor condoles demise of KAS Officer


Srinagar, July 07: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu has conveyed condolences on the sad demise of young KAS Officer, Pervaiz Ahmad Shah, who was posted as Administrative Officer at SKIMS.
In his message, the Lt Governor has expressed sympathy with the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020Bulletin on Novel CoronaVirus (COVID-19)

JK reports 256 new positive cases, 5399 recovered so far


JAMMU, JULY 07: The Government on Tuesday informed that 256 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 74 from Jammu division and 182 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 8931. Also 05 COVID-19 deaths have been reported from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 81 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and disch

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020Kisan Pakhwada being held from 7th to 21st July, 2020

Lt Governor for branding of local Agri produce as Geographical Indications

Srinagar, July 07: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu today called for branding of local produce of Agriculture and allied sector as Geographical Indications for their distinctive identity and better marketing globally. The Lt Governor stated this while launching Kisan Pakhwada here at Raj Bhavan.
Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor, Sh. Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar (through video conferencing);

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020Reliance launches unlimited free conferencing app JioMeet as competition to Zoom

New Delhi, Jul 4 : After raising billions of dollars from the likes of Facebook and Intel for its digital business, billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries has launched JioMeet video conferencing app with unlimited free calling that is being seen as rate war on rival Zoom.
The JioMeet video conferencing app is available across Android, iOS, Windows, macOS and web since Thursday evening a

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020Power shutdown


JAMMU, JULY, 07: Chief Engineer, (Distribution) JPDCL, Jammu has informed that to execute Re-alignment work of 132KV S/C GKTL due to construction of Stand along Ring Road at Kote Bhalwal, the shutdown of 132KV S/C Gladni-Kalakote Transmission Line is being observed.
During the shutdown, the power supply to the areas fed from 132/33 KV Grid Station Akhnoor and Kalakote will remain affected on J

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020Div Com reviews measures for transfer of land to LAWDA

SRINAGAR, JULY 07: Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole Tuesday chaired a meeting to review the measures undertaken for transfer of state land around Dal Lake to Lakes and Waterways Development Authority(LAWDA).
During the meeting threadbare discussions were held on various issues pertaining to the transfer of state land measuring 709 kanals of Tehsil Khanyar and 87.8 kanals of Te

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020HC raps officials for ‘pathetic’ condition of Maharashtra’s famed Lonar crater lake

The High Court had set up a panel to survey the lake and submit a report. Based on the report’s findings the court observed that authorities responsible for preserving the lake had failed in their responsibilities.

Mumbai: The Nagpur bench of the Bombay high court (HC) on Monday came down heavily on state bodies for failing to preserve the 113-hectare Lonar Crater Lake in Buldhana district.
The Lake, declared a notified National Geo-heritage Monument in 1979, had turned reddish-pink since June 9-10 due to high salinity, acidity (pH) and an algal bloom, the forest department had said. However, the exact rea

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020UAE embassy says diplomats had no role in gold smuggling case

The UAE’s ambassador to India, Ahmed Al Banna, has told the media in Dubai that he will coordinate with officials in Kerala for the investigation into the incident.

New Delhi: A former Indian employee of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) consulate in Kerala, fired for misconduct, was allegedly behind an attempt to smuggle 30 kg of gold through a diplomatic bag and no diplomats were involved in the matter, UAE authorities have said.
Customs officials at the airport in Thiruvananthapuram seized a diplomatic bag addressed to the UAE consulate on Friday after gett

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020Maoists abduct policeman’s parents in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada

Superintendent of Police , Dantewada , Abhishek Pallava told Hindustan Times that around dozen Maoists entered the Gumiypal village on Monday night and abducted constable Ajay Telam’s parents.

Raipur: Maoists have abducted the parents of a policeman in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district, police said on Tuesday. The incident happened after the cop put up posters of the rebels in his village urging them to surrender during a campaign last month.
Superintendent of Police , Dantewada , Abhishek Pallava told Hindustan Times that around dozen Maoists entered the Gumiypal village on Monday n

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020Selfie points to be set up on British era bridges in Haridwar

Haridwar-Roorkee Development Authority (HRDA) has prepared a project to make these bridges more decorative by making selfie points so that tourists take back with them scenic images of the city.

Dehradun: Selfie points will be set up on British era bridges of Ganga canal in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar to attract tourists and discourage them from taking selfies at dangerous places along Ganga.
Haridwar-Roorkee Development Authority (HRDA) has prepared a project to make these bridges more decorative by setting up selfie points so that tourists take back with them scenic images of the city.
Al

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020SC gives Centre a month's time for giving permanent commission to women officers in Army

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave one more month to the Centre to implement its February 17, 2020 verdict for permanent commission to women officers in the Army.
A Bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud asked the government to ensure complete compliance with its order even as the Ministry of Defence said the decision making was at the final stage and only the formal order remained to

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020India’s COVID-19 tally, fatality rate per million population lowest in world: Health ministry

505 cases per million in country as against global average of 1,453

New Delhi: India’s total number of coronavirus cases and fatalities per million population is one of the lowest in the world, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday even as the country’s infection tally went past the 7 lakh-mark and the death toll rose to 20,160. Referring to the ‘WHO Situation Report-168’ dated July 6, the ministry said India’s COVID-19 cases per million population is 505.37

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020DRDO updates policy on development of aviation systems after 18 years

Policy was first issued in 1975 and then revised in 2002

Chandigarh: Almost two decades after it was last updated, the Policy for Design Development and Production of Military Airsystems and Airborne Stores (DDPMAS) is being revised to keep pace with contemporary technical and commercial advancements in the aviation sector.
The policy, brought out by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) sets out the procedure to be followed for des

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020Mumbai: Teen kidnapped, raped by Facebook friend; five held

Mumbai: A 13-year-old girl from Agripada in central Mumbai was allegedly kidnapped and raped by her Facebook friend, police said on Tuesday.
The police on Monday arrested the 22-year-old main accused and four of his aides in separate raids at Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh and rescued the victim, an official said.
The victim went missing from her home on July 1, following which her mother lodged

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020ED files money laundering case against GVK group, MIAL in Mumbai airport scam case

Comes after CBI FIR filed against the same entities

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a money laundering case against the GVK group, the Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) and others to probe alleged irregularities to the tune of Rs 705 crore in running the Mumbai airport, officials said on Tuesday.
The central probe agency has filed an enforcement case information report (equivalent of a police FIR) under the Prevent

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020Body of missing boy recovered from a waterbody in north Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 7 A six-year-old boy, who was reported missing since Monday, was found drowned in a river in north Kashmir district of Bandipora, official sources said this morning.
They said a minor boy Anees Rafiq Lone, a resident of Sumlar, Bandipora, was reported missing from the house of his maternal uncle at Muslim Abad yesterday.
Relatives of the boy besides other villagers and police laun

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020Police seeks help to identify suspect burglars in Srinagar

Srinagar, Jul 7 : Jammu and Kashmir police has sought help to identify a group of thieves who were caught in CCTV footage involved in a burglary case in the down town city, a police spokesman said on Tuesday.
He said police Station Nowhatta received a written complaint from one Mohammad Aamir Malik son of Ghulam Hassan Malik, resident of Deviangun Hawal, Srinagar that some thieves broke into his

 

Tuesday, July 7, 202040 Hotel Management, 6 ISRO seats added to PMSSS for J&K students

Srinagar, Jul 7 : The students of Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh would get additional quota of 40 seats in Paramedical & Hotel Management degree courses and first time 6 seats from ISRO for degree courses in Space, Science and Technology at ISRO under the Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS).
This was revealed during a meeting of Commissioner Secretary, High

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020Spare hospitals for serious COVID patients, implement home isolation guidelines: JKAP

Srinagar, Jul 7 : Urging the J&K government to follow the revised COVID-19 guidelines which allow home isolation of mild or asymptomatic Coronavirus infection cases, Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) on Tuesday said that hospitals should be kept for serious patients.
In a statement issued here, JKAP observed that in the background of the rising number of COVID cases, the hospitals across J&K e

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020Was criticized for basing SMC Sanitization on premise that COVID-19 could be airborne: Mattu

Srinagar, Jul 7 : Asserting that he was criticized for basing SMC sanitization protocols on premise that COVID-19 could be airborne four months ago, former Srinagar Major Junaid Azim Mattu on Tuesday said today hundreds of scientists are asking World Health Organization (WHO) to revise recommendations following evidence that Coronavirus in smaller particles in the air can infect people.
“I’m s

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020Militant grenade attack in Baramulla, no damage reported

Baramulla, Jul 7 Militants lobbed a hand grenade towards a security force camp in this north Kashmir district late Monday night, official sources said.
They said a grenade was lobbed towards a security force camp at Delina in Baramulla. However, the grenade missed the intended target and exploded at a distance without causing any damage.
The sound of the blast was heard in the entire area, they

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020Body of missing driver recovered from Jhelum in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 7 Body of a 37-year-old driver, who was reportedly missing from last three days, was recovered from river Jhelum in south Kashmir district of Pulwama on Tuesday.
Official sources said that panic gripped Pampore when some people saw body of a man floating in Jhelum while they were extracting sand from the river on Tuesday. “The locals immediately informed the police,” they said, ad

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020Ignoring precautions responsible for surge in COVID-19 cases, deaths: DAK

Srinagar, Jul 7: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Tuesday said people in Kashmir valley are ignoring recommended precautions which is responsible for surge in cases and deaths due to the novel Coronavirus.
“People are showing complete disregard to health guidelines,” DAK President and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan said.
He said they are mingling freely and are not wearing face masks.

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020COVID-19: Govt evacuates 1,95,481 stranded JK residents; 1,32,921 via Lakhanpur, 62,560 through special trains

JAMMU, JULY 07: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 1,95,481 JK residents, stranded in other parts of the country due to COVID lockdown, via Lakhanpur and through special trains and buses till date amid strict observance of all necessary guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures.
As per the official data received in this regard, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has recei

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020One more accused arrested by NIA in Pulwama attack case

Srinagar, Jul 7: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested one more person connection with Pulwama attack that left 40 CRPF jawans dead on Srinagar-Jammu national highway in February 2019, official sources said here on Tuesday.
With his arrest, seven people have been apprehended by the investigation agency in the case.
They said in the continuing investigation of the Pulwama attack c

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020Div Com reviews progress on PMGSY roads in districts

JAMMU, JULY 07: Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma, today convened a meeting of Deputy Commissioners to review progress on roads in the districts being constructed under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY).
The meeting was attended by Chief Engineer PMGSY, Manzoor Hussain; Deputy Director Planning, Mahak Gupta and other concerned while Deputy Commissioners of Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban a

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020LeT associate arrested, ammunition recovered in Baramulla

Srinagar, Jul 7: Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant associate alongwith ammunition in north Kashmir district of Baramulla.
A police spokesperson said that following specific information, a joint checkpoint was established by police, 52 Rashtriya Rifle (RR) and 177 battalion of CRPF at Sangrama junction in Baramulla on Monday.
“The security forces interce

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020Letter of Geelani being circulated on social media fake: Police

Srinagar, Jul 7: A spokesman of the Jammu and Kashmir police quoting family sources said that letter of former chairman of hardline Hurriyat Conference (HC) Syed Ali Shah Geelani being circulated on social media urging people to observe strike on July 8 and July 13 was fake.
He said as per family sources SAS Geelani the letter is fake and not issued by him.
Spokesman said this letter is from P

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020Preventing construction of a temple in Islamabad is regressive: Iltija

Srinagar, Jul 7: Reacting to report that construction of a temple was halted in Islamabad in Pakistan, Iltija Mehbooba, who is daughter of former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, on Tuesday said that this is antithetical to idea of an Islamic welfare state model that gives religious freedom to all.
Mr Mufti said that opening Kartarpur corridor was much appreciated but this recent move is regressi

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020India Post invites applications to fill 442 vacancies in J&K


JAMMU, JULY 07- India Post (Bhartiya Dak Vibhag) has invited online application for engagement to Dak Sevak Posts in Jammu & Kashmir Circle.
As per a communiqué, a total of 442 vacancies for the posts of Branch Postmasters, Assistant Branch Postmasters and Dak Sevaks have been notified.
The interested candidates can apply online through official website http://appost.in/gdsonline/Home.aspx.

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020Death toll due to COVID-19 rises to 141; 105 deaths in 33 days in J&K

Srinagar, Jul 7: The death toll due to COVID-19 has risen to 141 in the Union Territory of J&K with eight persons -- including four persons from Baramulla, 70-year-old man from Srinagar, a 56-year-old man from Budgam and 65-year-old man from Kulgam -- dying due to the virus during the last 24 hours.
With these deaths, 105 people have lost their lives due to infection in 33 days, and 125 people i

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020Advisor Khan sanctions Rs 4.67 cr in favour of construction workers, dependents

Directs concerned to strictly adhere to timelines while dealing with welfare measures

SRINAGAR, JULY 07: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan, today sanctioned financial assistance worth Rs 4.67 crore in favour of construction workers and dependents of such workers under Death -Cum -Funeral Assistance and Chronic Diseases Financial Assistance of various districts of Jammu and Kashmir.
Under the scheme, being run by J&K Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020Militant killed, 3 SF personnel injured in Pulwama encounter

Srinagar, Jul 7: A militant was killed and three security force personnel were injured in an encounter which ensued after security forces launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Pulwama on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, mobile internet services have been suspended in the district as a precautionary measure.
Official sources said that following specific information about

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020Dr Kotwal reviews preparedness for online registration of properties


SRINAGAR JULY 07:' Financial Commissioner Revenue(FCR) and Inspector General Registration, Dr Pawan Kotwal, on Tuesday reviewed preparedness for launch of On-line Registration of properties being carried out under National Generic Document Registration System(NGDRS) in Srinagar district under phase-I.
While inspecting the offices of Registrar Srinagar and Sub Registrars, Dr Kotwal asked the Ad

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020Power shutdown


SRINAGAR, JULY 7 According to the Superintending Engineer, O&M, Circle-II, KPDCL Srinagar, the 11kv feeder 3 of Chanapora Receiving Station shall observe shut down on July 08 from 01:30 pm to 5:30 pm for execution of project works at various locations.
Similarly, 11kv, 4 and 5 feeders of Chanapora Receiving Station shall also observe shutdown on July 09 from 11am to 1pm for execution of projec

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020Re-open religious places, tourism sector in J&K to revive shattered economy: JKAP appeals Govt

Announce financial package for Pony, Pithu & Pali walas’

Jammu, July 7: Seeking comprehensive financial package for pony, pithu and pali walas, Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) have appealed the Lt Governor Girish Chander Murmu for his personal intervention to re-open tourism sector and religious places across Jammu and Kashmir with a motive to revive shattered economy associated with these sectors.
In a joint statement to the press statement, the

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020(CAKE)WALKS IN THE WORLD OF BOOKS AND PUBLISHING

Author Interview: Ruchi Prabhu

Ruchi Prabhu has been born and brought up in Mumbai. She has completed MBA (Finance), and B.com (Banking & Insurance). She has completed her schooling from Holy Cross Convent High School, Thane and is currently working with an MNC based out in Powai, Mumbai. She has also done SPSS course from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, and has contributed extensively to the world of Banking & Finance with

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020Amid Covid scare, Civil Secretariat reopens in Srinagar Focus on accountability, LG draws up Admin Secys’ weekly schedule

J&K all set for reopening Tourism, guidelines being issued

SRINAGAR: The Civil Secretariat—the seat of J&K government-- reopened in this summer capital on Monday, delayed for over two months due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and in a departure from 148-year-long traditional, as the secretariat remains open in winter capital Jammu as well and departments split between twin capitals.

Contrary to the previous years, when opening of Darbar would assum

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020NIA chargesheet against suspended DySP, 5 others Pak High Commission named in Kashmir terror funding case

JAMMU: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday filed a chargesheet against six people, including suspended Jammu and Kashmir police officer Davinder Singh and a top Hizbul Mujahideen leader, for allegedly waging "war against India" with the help of Pakistan-based terrorists and members of the neighbouring country's high commission in Delhi.

Singh was "in touch with” certain officials

 

Tuesday, July 7, 20203 teachers suspended for alleged gang-rape

1 accused arrested, 2 absconding

SRINAGAR: The School Education Department on Monday suspended three teachers of two Middle schools of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district following the alleged gang-rape of a 20-year-old girl.
Chief Education Officer (CEO) Kulgam, Muhammad Ashraf Rather said that the victim and the teachers are from the same village.
“The girl has filed a complaint in the local Police Station following which one te

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020Two JMC teams to demolish illegal structures raised during lockdown

Div-Com monitored anti-encroachment team visits Samba

JAMMU: To demolish the illegal structures, which gained pace in the lockdown period, the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) has constituted a special team, even as the Corporation has divided its jurisdiction in two halves for efficient working.

Another special team for retrieval of JDA land and which will be monitored by Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Sanjeev Verma has been constituted.

Off

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020India's COVID-19 tally 7.1 L, deaths over 20k

NEW DELHI: With another big single-day jump in coronavirus cases, India's COVID-19 tally crossed the seven lakh-mark on Monday, just four days after the number of infections in the country had reached six lakh, even as death toll also crossed over to 20-thousand mark.
The total number of tests for detection of COVID-19 also crossed the one-crore mark in India on Monday.
According to Union healt

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020Soldier kills self

BARAMULLA: An Army man allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself dead with his service rifle in Boniyar area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday evening.
Officials said that an Army man identified as S. Srinivas of Telangana shot himself while he was on duty at 226 Field Unit in Boniyar area of Baramulla.
Soon after the incident, his colleagues rushed to the spot and found hi

 

Tuesday, July 7, 202010 injured in two road accidents

JAMMU: Ten persons today received injuries in twin road mishaps that took place across Jammu district.
Official sources said that eight persons received injuries when a matador in which they were travelling rolled down in Parkandi area.
They said that the matador bearing registration number JK02AK3831 was on its way towards Jammu from Surinsar area when it rolled down in 30 meter deep gorge i

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020Grenade attack, OGW arrested in Baramulla

BARAMULLA: Suspected militants on Monday evening lobbed a grenade towards Police Post Delina in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Baramulla, Abdul Qayoom informed that the grenade exploded on the road, adding that no casualty was reported in the incident.
Soon after the attack, the search operation was launched in the area to nab the attacker.
Meanwhile,

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020Murmu pays tribute to Mukherjee

SRINAGAR: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu today paid rich tributes to Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee on his Birth Anniversary.
In his message, the Lt Governor described him as a visionary leader who played an instrumental role in shaping Indian politics.
J&K always had a special place in his thoughts. His exemplary contributions towards National Unity and development of India can never be

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020JK High Court resumes functioning at Summer capital

Chief Justice presented guard of honour


SRINAGAR, JULY 6: Chief Justice Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Geeta Mittal, was today given ceremonial guard of honour by contingent of CRPF on opening of Main Wing of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court here in accordance with the Bi- annual Darbar Move for the summer season at Srinagar.
Judges of High Court, Registrar General, Registrar Vigilance and other officers and officials of the Re

 

Monday, July 6, 2020Bulletin on Novel CoronaVirus (COVID-19)

JK reports 246 new positive cases, 5318 recovered so far


JAMMU, JULY 06: The Government on Monday informed that 246 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 36 from Jammu division and 210 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 8675. Also 06 COVID-19 deaths have been reported from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 63 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discha

 

Monday, July 6, 2020Attention Parents of students of Private Schools


JAMMU, JULY 06: The Directorate of School Education, Jammu (DSEJ) has appealed to the parents of students of private schools not to get mislead by the self styled leaders of an unregistered organization called Parents Association.
“This Association has not been constituted under the relevant provisions of the J&K School Education Act and/or the Right to Education Act. There are FIRs against

 

Monday, July 6, 2020Lt Governor pays tribute to Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee


SRINAGAR, JULY 06: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu today paid rich tributes to Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee on his Birth Anniversary.
In his message, the Lt Governor described him as a visionary leader who played an instrumental role in shaping Indian politics.
J&K always had a special place in his thoughts. His exemplary contributions towards National Unity and development of India c

 

Monday, July 6, 2020Lt Governor chairs high level meeting of Administrative Secretaries

Stresses on close monitoring, speedy execution of development works; release of pending payments


SRINAGAR, JULY 06: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu today stressed on close monitoring of developmental works and their speedy execution, besides releasing of pending payments under various schemes on priority. The Lt Governor was chairing a high level meeting of Administrative Secretaries here at Civil Secretariat.
Sh. BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Sh. Arun Kumar Mehta, Financia

 

Monday, July 6, 2020COVID-19: Govt evacuates 1,92,382 stranded JK residents; 1,30,807 via Lakhanpur, 61,575 through special trains

JAMMU, JULY 06: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 1,92,382 JK residents, stranded in other parts of the country due to COVID lockdown, via Lakhanpur and through special trains and buses till date amid strict observance of all necessary guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures.
As per the official data received in this regard, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has recei

 

Monday, July 6, 2020Power shutdown

JAMMU, JULY 06: Chief Engineer (Distribution) JPDCL, Jammu ha informed that to execute work for thickening of 33KV line, the shutdown of 33KV Akhnoor-Pargwal Line is being observed.
During the shutdown, the power supply to Pargwal, ChanniTanna, Rajpura, Bhalwal Bharat, DhalwalMiulu, Hamipurkona, BSF and adjoining areas being fed from 33KV Akhnoor-Pargwal Line will remain affected on July 08 from

 

Monday, July 6, 2020''China caused great damage to US'': Trump sharpens attack over Covid-19


Washington, July 6 (IANS) Launching another scathing attack on China, US President Donald Trump on Monday blamed China for causing "great damage" to the United States and across the globe due to the coronavirus crisis.
"China has caused great damage to the United States and the rest of the world!" Trump tweeted, in an oblique reference to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Addressing the second ''Salute

 

Monday, July 6, 2020Div Com tours Samba, reviews on ground status of state land


SAMBA, JULY, 06: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma, along with District Magistrate Samba, Rohit Khajuria, today visited various villages of Samba district including Birpur, Vijaypur and Samba to review status of state land in the district.
Sub Divisional Magistrate, Vijaypur, C P Kotwal, District Information Officer, Ajay Sharma, representatives of JDA, Revenue Department and other

 

Monday, July 6, 2020Div Com reviews Shri Amaranth Ji Yatra arrangements at Lakhanpur


KATHUA, JULY 06:- Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma today visited Lakhanpur to oversee the arrangements for the Annual Amarnathji Yatra pilgrims.
IGP Jammu Mukesh Singh, DDC Kathua O.P Bhagat, SSP Kathua Shailender Mishra were among the others present on the occasion.
This year the annual Yatra to the South Kashmir Cave Shrine is being held in a restricted manner in view of Covid-19

 

Monday, July 6, 2020LAWDA carries out massive demolition drive in Bemina


SRINAGAR, JULY 06: The Enforcement Wing of Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) today carried out a massive demolition drive in the area of Rakh-i-Arth Housing Colony Bemina.
The drive was conducted by Enforcement Officer along with Executive Engineer Lake div 2nd, Magistrate (N.T) and concerned sub-divisional staff of Rakh-i-Arth.
Almost 5 to 6 illegal sheds were demolished and

 

Monday, July 6, 2020Advocate General holds interactive session with Law Officers, other officers & officials at Srinagar

SRINAGAR, JULY 6: On opening of Darbar Move offices at Srinagar today, Advocate General, D.C. Raina, had an interactive session with the Law Officers, Assisting Counsels besides officers and officials of the Advocate General Office.
Advocate General had a detailed discussion with the participants on working of their respective offices amid observance of all necessary preventive protocols regardi

 

Monday, July 6, 2020Advisor Khan takes stock of renovation works at Bakhshi Stadium, Indoor Stadium

Directs for setting weekly targets for executing agencies to finish projects on time


SRINAGAR, JULY 06: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan today took stock of ongoing works here at Bakhshi Stadium and Sher-i-Kashmir Indoor Stadium.
At Bakhshi Stadium, Advisor Khan directed the concerned to set weekly targets for the executing agency to speed up the ongoing works and compensate the days lost during COVID-19 pandemic.
The stadium, located in the centre of Srinagar city

 

Monday, July 6, 2020Budgam Police arrested 02 notorious drug peddlers

BUDGAM, July 06: Continuing its efforts to weed out the menace of drug addiction from society, budgam police today arrested two notorious drug peddler in Parnewa,Khanshab Budgam.

During Naka Checking at parnewa, budgam Police apprehended two notorious drug peddlers, namely Mohammad Shaban Wani@Shola S/O Ghulam Ahmad Wani and his Son Sahil Ahmad Wani Residents of Watrad Dalbal,Khanshab travel

 

Monday, July 6, 2020Travellers to Punjab asked to e-register from Monday midnight

Chandigarh, July 6: After Chief Minister Amarinder Singh ruled out relaxation in the 14-day home quarantine for domestic travellers, the process of e-registration for all those wishing to travel to the state has been made mandatory from Monday midnight, officials said.

Prospective travellers to Punjab or passing through can self-register either through COVA app or through a weblink -- https://

 

Monday, July 6, 2020Amid tension along LAC, Rijiju, world leaders greet Dalai Lama

Dharamsala, July 6: Amid the heightened tension in India and China''s relations due to the border buildup along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju was the first member of the Modi government to greet the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama on his 85th birthday on Monday.

The spiritual leader was also greeted by many world le

 

Monday, July 6, 2020Bandipora engineer dies of cardiac arrest in Nepal

Bandipora: A young engineer of Chittibandey village in north Kashmir's Bandipora district passed away in Nepal due to cardiac arrest, family members of the deceased said here.

They told the news agency, Murtuza Qureshi Son of Shahzaman Qureshi of Chilliwan village of Chitibandey was working as an engineer in Nepal. They said that they were informed about his death due to cardiac arrest over

 

Monday, July 6, 2020HC seeks Delhi govt reply on helpline for nurses to complain lack of PPE kits, masks

New Delhi, Jul 6: The Delhi High Court Monday sought the AAP government's reply on suggestions for setting up a helpline for nurses to complain against private hospitals for failing to providing N-95 masks and PPE kits as also considering ex-gratia to those who die attending to COVID-19 patients.

A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan asked the Delhi government to also re

 

Monday, July 6, 2020Vice President Naidu recalls SP Mookerjee's contribution on birth anniversary

New Delhi, Jul 6: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday remembered Bharatiya Jan Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his birth anniversary, saying his love for the motherland will always remain an inspiration for every Indian.

"He was a great patriot who fought relentlessly to preserve national unity and total integration of Jammu & Kashmir into India. His love for motherland will alwa

 

Monday, July 6, 2020TMC government has to be removed lock, stock and barrel: Nadda

Kolkata, Jul 6: BJP president J P Nadda Monday launched a broadside against the TMC government in West Bengal, alleging criminalisation of politics and corruption have scaled new heights under it and calling for its ouster.

Lauding Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee for fighting for a united India and opposing the "appeasement politics" of Jawaharlal Nehru, Nadda said it is an honour to

 

Monday, July 6, 2020Delhi CM appeals to cured Covid patients to donate plasma

New Delhi, July 6: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday appealed to the cured COVID-19 patients to donate plasma to treat those infected with the virus in the national capital.

Signalling that demand of plasma is more than its uses, Kejriwal said there is no harm in donating plasma and the process does not hurt anyone.

His appeal came at a time when a total of 99,444 confirmed COV

 

Monday, July 6, 2020Both Indian, Chinese troops retreat 2km each in Galwan

Leh, July 6: Both Indian and Chinese troops have retreated two kilometres each along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Galwan Valley, where 20 Indian and unknown number of Chinese soldiers were killed in a violent face-off last month.

Top official sources told TNN that both sides retreated two kilometres simultaneously on Sunday, following several rounds of talks which had begun after th

 

Monday, July 6, 2020Woman dies in road accident in Anantnag

Srinagar: A woman died while her husband was injured in a road accident in south Kashmir Anantnag district on Sunday.

A police official said late evening the duo travelling on a motorcycle( JK03 G-7099)were hit by a tipper(JK 13-6468) at Donipwa village in the outskirts of the town.

The mishap left the woman dead on spot and husband is critically injured.

The deceased was identified as N

 

Monday, July 6, 202055-year-old Uri woman dies of COVID-19, J&K toll 136

Srinagar: The death toll due to covid-19 mounted to 136 in Kashmir Valley after one more covid-19 patient, a 55-year-old woman from Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, died at a hospital here on Monday.

Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, told news agency TNN a 55-year-old woman from Boniyar Uri passed away at 8 a.m. today.

“She was a case of Rheumatic Heart Dis

 

Monday, July 6, 2020Murmu performs first prayers at Amarnath cave, prays for peace

Advisor Bhatnagar, DGP review security arrangements

SRINAGAR: Sounding the beguile for the commencement of Shri Amarnath Yatra later this month, Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu on Sunday attended the first 'Aarti' at the Amarnath Cave temple , even as special prayers held on the occasion of 'Ashad-Purnima' -- marking the traditional commencement of the annual pilgrimage in the south Kashmir Himalayas.
As reported by this newspaper, Murmu

 

Monday, July 6, 20206 more die of Covid, J&K toll 133; 11 soldiers among 183 fresh cases

JAMMU/SRINAGAR: The death toll due to Covid-19 continued its upward climb in Jammu and Kashmir as six more patients died on Sunday, taking the toll across the union territory to 133, even as 183 more persons including at least 11 soldiers, five pregnant women and a toddler tested positive for Coronavirus across the UT, taking the total number of the cases in J&K to 8429.
Among the fresh case

 

Monday, July 6, 2020Morale high, forces ready to sacrifice lives: ITBP DG

NEW DELHI: The morale of the Indian armed forces is "very high" and the troops are ready to sacrifice their lives for the nation like in the past, ITBP chief S S Deswal said on Sunday as the military standoff with China continued in Ladakh.
The ITBP Director General (DG) said the recent visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Ladakh and his address to troops in Nimu "have raised the morale of a

 

Monday, July 6, 2020Lockdown Impact: Tourism sinks in Jammu

JAMMU: Tourism, a vital engine of the economic growth of Jammu region, and important source of earning for tens of thousands here, has sunk to zero as the coronavirus lockdown nosedived leisure and religious travel plans.
At tourism intensive destinations of the region- Patnitop, Katra, Mansar Lake, Bhaderwah, Basohli among others, where not just hotels, restaurants, shops, transport services, b

 

Monday, July 6, 202048 doctors resign in Pakistan

LAHORE: Pakistan on Sunday suffered a setback in the fight against COVID-19 as 48 doctors working in the teaching hospitals of Punjab province resigned, citing non-provision of safety gear to protect them from the virus that has killed more than 4,700 people in the country.
According to a notification of the Punjab health department issued here on Sunday, 48 doctors, mostly young ones, resigned

 

Monday, July 6, 20204 arrested for attempt to murder

JAMMU: Four people were arrested for their alleged involvement in an attempt to murder case here, police said on Sunday.
The four are criminals and had attacked Rohan Thapa alias Kallu, a resident of Gorkha Nagar, near Bahu Plaza in Gandhi Nagar area on June 27, causing life threatening injuries to him, a police spokesperson said.
He said Surjeet Singh alias Shittu of Kharian had an old enmity

 

Monday, July 6, 20202 teen feared dead

SRINAGAR: Three youth from Srinagar who were taking bath in Nallah Sindh in Kangan area in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district drowned this late afternoon, however, one was rescued while two others are still missing.
Sources told that three youth from Noorbagh area of Srinagar had gone to picnic and were bathing in Nallah Sindh near Kij Park Kangan.
They said that gushing waters pushed two