Jammu and Kashmir

Friday, May 7, 2021Admin not preventing NGOs, Pvt bodies from oxygen refilling, DC Srinagar

Srinagar, May 7: Terming the report on social media that administration is preventing NGOs, Private bodies and individuals from oxygen refilling ''misleading'', Deputy Commissioner (DC), Srinagar office said in fact the process is being streamlined to enable faster delivery to most needy patients.
The DC office said that a post is being shared with a claim that administration is preventing NGOs,


Friday, May 7, 2021Srinagar police establish ‘digital library’ at specially abled school Rambagh

Srinagar: Police under the aegis of Civic Action Programme established a “DIGITAL LIBRARY” at School for specially-abled children at Rambagh Srinagar. The event was organized while following SOPs and other protocols.

Srinagar police handed over the electronic gadgets including laptops etc, required for the establishment of Digital Library to Principal specially-abled school Rambagh, Srinagar.


Friday, May 7, 2021Staying inside homes a must: Dr M Saleem Khan

Srinagar, Nay 7: One of the leading preventive medicine experts of J&K, Prof. Dr Mohammad Salim Khan, Head of Department, Community Medicine, Government Medical College Srinagar today stressed upon the people to adopt Covid appropriate behaviour and stay inside homes to prevent further spread of virus.

Dr Salim said that at present more than 4 lakh cases are being reported across the country o


Friday, May 7, 2021Covid-19 Lockdown violations: 601 violators fined, 49 FIRs registered & 115 arrested

Police seeks public cooperation to mitigate spread of virus

Jammu: Since the outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, J&K Police has enhanced its efforts to sensitise the masses about controlling the highly contagious Coronavirus. Slew of measures including restrictions u/s 144 have been put into place to contain the spread of Covid-19.

In view of the record surge in daily cases across the Kashmir Valley, Police also enhanced the efforts to implement the C


Friday, May 7, 2021Lt Governor extends Jumat-ul-Vida greetings

JAMMU, MAY 06: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha has extended his warm greetings to people on the eve of Jumat-ul-Vida.

In a felicitation message, the Lt Governor observed that such auspicious occasions provide an opportunity to offer special prayers and seek the blessings of the almighty.

The Lt Governor expressed hope that the occasion would further instill the spirit of brotherhood and co


Thursday, May 6, 2021Motorcyclist killed, another injured in road accident in Baramulla

Srinagar, May 6: A motorcyclist was killed and another was injured in a road accident in north Kashmir district of Baramulla on Thursday.

Official sources said that a motorcycle was hit by a speeding tipper at Sheeri in Baramulla, resulting in injuries to the motorcyclist and his pillion mate. “The injured were immediately rushed to a hospital where one of them, identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad Kha


Thursday, May 6, 2021COVID: No Jummatul Vida, Shab-e-Qadr prayers at Jama Masjid

Srinagar, May 6: Jummatul Vida and Shab-e Qadr prayers have been cancelled in view of unabated rise in the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths at historic Jamia Masjid, which remained closed for congregational prayers since April 29, in downtown Srinagar.

The Union Territory on Wednesday hit another grim milestone with a record single-day spike of 4,716 Covid-19 infections and 52 deaths.



Thursday, May 6, 2021Teenager found hanging from ceiling fan in central Kashmir's Ganderbal

Srinagar: A teenager allegedly hanged himself to death at his home in Rezan area of Gund in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Thursday, officials said.

Quoting an official, news agency reported that the boy (name withheld) was found hanging from a ceiling fan and was immediately rushed to PHC Kullan, where doctors declared him dead on arrival.

As per official, the proceedings have bee


Thursday, May 6, 2021Hundreds of vehicles stuck in traffic jam on Jammu- Srinagar highway

JAMMU: Over two thousand passenger as well as load carrier vehicles have been caught in massive traffic jams at many places on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway on which a two-way traffic was allowed by the authorities today.

Massive gridlocks were witnessed along several kilometers on the highway since Thursday morning which were specifcally intense in Ramban, Chanderkoot and Nashri, trave


Thursday, May 6, 2021Dr Samia Rashid officially appointed Principal GMC Srinagar

Srinagar, May 06: The Jammu and Kashmir government Thursday officially appointed Professor and Head, Department of Medicine at Government Medical College, Srinagar, Dr Samia Rashid, as the full time Principal of the college.

An order issued by Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education Department, Atal Dulloo while sanctioning Dr Samia’s appointment to the top post specified her pay


Thursday, May 6, 2021Three militants killed in Shopian gunfight identified

Srinagar, May 6: Police have identified the three Al-Badr militants killed in a gunfight in Kanigam area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district early Thursday morning.

A fourth militant surrendered before the forces in the gunfight as per police.

The firefight erupted shortly after a joint team of police, 44 RR and CRPF’s 178 Battalion cordoned the area following inouts about the presence of


Thursday, May 6, 2021Include ASHAs in incentive scheme for COVID warriors, Tarigami to J&K LG

Srinagar, May 6: Senior CPI (M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami on Thursday urged Jammu and Kashmir administration to provide adequate incentives/wages to ASHA workers, on the pattern of COVID-19 warriors of the Health and Medical Education Department, to boost their morale in these tough times.

In a letter to the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, Mr Tarigami highlighted the issues confronting


Thursday, May 6, 2021Yudhvir Sethi slams Govt. for mishandling second wave of COVID-19

Warns Health Deptt of third wave of Covid in offing

JAMMU: J&K BJP Vice-President and Incharge Covid management, Yudhvir Sethi on Thursday slammed government for not doing enough to contain the alarming surge in Coronavirus cases despite knowing that second wave will be more dangerous while addressing a Press Conference at party headquarter, Trikuta Nagar, Jammu.
Yudhvir Sethi flanked by BJP State Media Incharge Dr. Pardeep Mahotra, Arun Prabhat


Thursday, May 6, 2021Dr B Srinivas posted DG Prisons J&K as govt orders transfers in police administration

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday ordered transfer of several police officers including DGP Prisons, J&K.

News agency quoted an order issued by Home department, V.K. Singh (IPS), according to which DGP Prisons, J&K, has been transferred and posted as Commandant General HG/CD/SDRF, J&K.

“The post of Commandant General HG/CD/SDRP, J&K, is declared to be equivalent in rank an


Thursday, May 6, 2021Restrictions continue in J&K as COVID curfew extended till Monday

Srinagar, May 6: Majority of the people remained confined to their houses as strict restrictions continued for the seventh successive day on Thursday in view of extension of the ‘COVID curfew’ once again till May 10 following unabated rise in the number of fresh coronavirus cases and death in the Kashmir valley.

However, essential services were exempted from the lockdown in the valley, where s


Thursday, May 6, 202130-year-old Pulwama woman among 29 die of Corona in J&K, toll 2539

Srinagar: A 30-year-old woman was among 29 more people who succumbed to the covid-19 since last evening in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the toll to 2539, officials said on Thursday.

They said that nineteen of these fatalities were reported at GMC Jammu while ten others happened in Kashmir hospitals.

Regarding the fatalities, they said, a 30-year-old from Prichoo Pulwama died at SKIMS Bamin


Thursday, May 6, 2021Drug peddler held with 155 kg of poppy in Udhampur

Jammu: An alleged drug peddler was arrested with 155 kg of poppy in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur district on Wednesday, police said.

The accused has been identified as Mukesh Kumar, they said.

A police party intercepted a truck in Jakhani area on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway and recovered 155 kg of poppy during a search of the vehicle, the police said.

The accused attempted to fle


Thursday, May 6, 2021Former Union Minister and RLD Chief Ajit Singh passes away

NEW DELHI, MAY 6: Former Union Minister and Rashtriya Lok Dal Chief Ajit Singh passed away today after battling with corona virus. His son Jayant Choudhary has confirmed that Ajit Singh took his last breath in the morning.

Mr. Singh was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Gurugram after being diagnosed with the Covid infection. He had tested positive for Covid on 20th April of last


Thursday, May 6, 2021Intruder shot dead on border in Samba sector

Jammu, May 6: Border security force (BSF) troopers shot dead an intruder overnight on the international border in J&K's Samba district.

BSF sources said an intruder was found moving suspiciously near a BSF outpost on the Indian side of the international border in Samba sector during the night.

"The intruder was challenged, but he did not stop after which he was shot dead.

"The dead body


Thursday, May 6, 2021COVID health care centre jointly set up by Army- UT Admin in Srinagar

Srinagar, May 6: In view of the surge in corona positive cases in Srinagar and adjoining districts, Union Territory (UT) administration and Chinar Corps of Indian Army on Wednesday jointly operationalised a 250-bed dedicated COVID Health Care Centre at Rangreth in the central Kashmir district of Badgam.

Srinagar has reported 1311 positive cases while 701 patients have recovered on Wednesday.


Thursday, May 6, 2021Two-way LMV, one-way HMV traffic resumes on Kashmir highway

Srinagar, May 6: After remaining suspended on Wednesday for weekly maintenance, two-way Light Motor Vehicle (LMV) and one-way Heavy Motor Vehicle (HMV) traffic was allowed on Thursday on the 270-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the only all weather road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country.

The national highway, linking Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh with Kashmir, was


Thursday, May 6, 2021Senior separatist leader Sehrai buried in presence of family members, IGP

Srinagar, May 6 : Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, detained under Public Safety Act (PSA), who died in a Jammu hospital Wednesday afternoon was buried as per COVID-19 protocol in presence of family members, a senior police officer said.

Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir range, Vijay Kumar said Sehrai was buried at his native place as per COVID protocol in pres


Thursday, May 6, 2021129 arrested for lockdown violations, 586 fined, 74 FIRs registered: Police

JAMMU, MAY 6: A total of 129 persons were arrested while 74 FIRs were registered against the COVID-19 lockdown violators and a fine of Rs 91,650 was recovered from them on Wednesday, Police said.

It said 11 shops were also seized by Police along with Executive Magistrate in Beerwah and Khansahib areas of Budgam for violating COVID-19 norms.

Police said 23 vehicles were also seized in Budgam


Thursday, May 6, 2021Three local Al-Badr militants killed, one surrenders in Shopian gunfight: police

Srinagar: Three newly recruited militants of the Al-Badr outfit were killed in a gunfight with security forces while a fourth surrendered in Kanipora area in south Kashmir’s Shopian district in the wee hours of Thursday, police said.

Police identified the surrenderer militant as Tausif Ahmad while the identity of the trio is awaited.

The group was trapped after police and security forces co


Wednesday, May 5, 2021Jailed Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman Ashraf Sehrai passes away at Jammu hospital

Jammu, May 5: Chairman Tehreek e Hurriyat, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai Wednesday passed away at a Jammu hospital a day after he was admitted there.
Sehrai, who was booked under PSA in July last year and was lodged in Udhampur jail, was on Tuesday admitted to GMC Jammu after his health deteriorated. As per reports, he was suffering from multiple ailments.

Officals reported this afternoon that Sehra


Wednesday, May 5, 2021COVID-19: After Jammu, routine surgeries at Kashmir hospitals deferred too

Jammu, May 5: After Jammu, authorities in Kashmir, too, on Wednesday ordered deferment of all elective and routine surgeries in government as well as private health institutions in the valley amid continuing upsurge in COVID-19.

News agency GNS quoted an order by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, P K Pole confirming the development saying that prevailing situation of COVID-19 pandemic in Kash


Wednesday, May 5, 2021Over 94 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses still available with states: Centre

Jammu, May 5: More than 94.47 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs which will receive over 36 lakh fresh doses in the next three days, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

The Government of India has so far provided nearly 17.02 crore vaccine doses (17,02,42,410) to states and UTs free of cost. Of this, the total consumption including wastages is 16,0


Wednesday, May 5, 2021Over argument on mask wearing, cop opens fire at marriage ceremony in J&K's Rajouri; arrested

Jammu, May 5: A Special Police Officer guarding a local municipal councilor, was arrested and booked for opening fire over alleged dispute with some youth for not wearing mask at a marriage function in Nowshera area of J&K’s Rajouri district, officials said on Wednesday.

Avanish Sharma, engaged as a PSO to councilor Ravinder Sharma, fired in air when some attendees argued with him for not wear


Wednesday, May 5, 202126-year-old non-local among 31 more die of COVID-19 in J&K; toll rises to 2,489

Jammu, May 5: At least 31 more people succumbed to COVID-19 since last evening in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the fatality count to 2489, officials said on Wednesday.

Eighteen of the fresh deaths were reported at GMC Jammu while the rest 13 occurred in various hospitals of Kashmir.

Among others, an 85-year-old man from Shivpora Srinagar died at SMHS hospital, a day after he was admitted there


Wednesday, May 5, 2021‘New normal’ for Journalists

Jammu: The night after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a nation-wide lockdown in 2020 in view of COVID 19 pandemic, journalists were suddenly in a fix – What will be their ‘new normal’? How will they make it work? This is their state, even today, in 2021.

“The working practice had to be reinvented last year to comply with the COVID19 guidelines, even though it should have been more abo


Wednesday, May 5, 2021J&K govt nods financial incentives for medical staff

1921 docs, 1735 MOs, 8650 paramedical staff recommended

Srinagar: The government on Tuesday accorded sanction of financial incentives in respect of Covid-19 warriors of Health & Medical Education department in Jammu and Kashmir.

Whereas, the concerned authority has recommended 1921 doctors, 1735 doctors (Resident Doctors both Junior and Senior), 1735 Medical Officers (MOs), 8650 nursing/paramedical staff, 4726 Class-IV sweepers and 435 drivers for


Wednesday, May 5, 20212 dead, 12 injured in road mishaps

Jammu: Two people were killed and 12 others injured on Tuesday in two separate accidents in Jammu and Kashmir''s Doda and Kishtwar districts, police said.

A health department employee, Lassa Sheikh, was killed when a private car skidded off the road and fell into a 200-feet gorge near Chapnari on Bagwa road n Doda, a police officer said.

Three people were rescued from the ill-fated vehicle


Wednesday, May 5, 2021Panel to check illegal mining in River Tawi

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Government on Tuesday constituted a four-member panel mandating it to carry an in-depth examination of alleged illegal activities and operations of stone crusher units in and around river Tawi in contravention to the directions of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court.

The Committee as per order would be presided over by O P Bhagat, Director Geology and Mining, J&K as Chair


Wednesday, May 5, 20212 militants killed in Encounter in Valley

Srinagar: Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants, including a foreigner, were on Tuesday killed in an encounter which ensued after security forces launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in the apple township of Sopore in north Kashmir district of Baramulla.

A police official said that following specific information about presence of militants, a joint Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) w


Wednesday, May 5, 2021LG for enhancing beds with oxygen support in peripheral hospitals

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday directed the union territory administration to increase COVID beds with oxygen support in peripheral hospitals, an official spokesperson said.

Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday recorded its biggest single-day spike with 4,650 fresh COVID cases, taking the tally to 1,91,869, even as 37 fatalities over the last 24 hours took the toll to 2,45


Wednesday, May 5, 2021Mortality rate swells to 1 pc

Srinagar: The mortality in Srinagar has surged to one percent, which was 0.25 percent in the February month.

An official said that with 3500-5000 Covid tests a day, the district records an average of around 1000 Covid positive cases on a daily basis, while as in the month of February 1500-2000 tests were conducted in a day with an average of around 30-40 positive cases in day.

“The mortali


Wednesday, May 5, 2021Ventilators procured under PM Care Fund biting dust in hospitals

Jammu: In view of rising number of COVID positive cases the government in daily routine is trying to find out several measures to fight against the pandemic but as per reports, in many hospitals, ventilators purchased under Prime Ministers Care Fund are allegedly biting dust due to the shortage of trained staff required to handle the machine.

Sources in the Health Department said that beds i


Wednesday, May 5, 2021Curfew extended in four distts till May 10

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday extended the ongoing 'corona curfew' in four districts of the union territory, including the twin capital cities of Srinagar and Jammu, till the morning of May 10.
The curfew was also extended to Samba district of Jammu region where it will be imposed from Wednesday, the Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) said.
Jammu and


Wednesday, May 5, 20214560 fresh cases, 37 new fatalities

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday recorded its biggest single-day spike with 4,650 fresh COVID cases, taking the tally to 1,91,869, even as 37 fatalities over the last 24 hours took the toll to 2,458, officials said.

Out of the fresh cases, 1,463 were from the Jammu division and 3,187 from the Kashmir division of the union territory, they said.

The officials said Srinagar district record


Wednesday, May 5, 2021Ex-J&K Guv Jagmohan dies at 93, govt announces 3 days mourning

New Delhi, May 4: Former Union minister and Jammu and Kashmir governor Jagmohan, whose tough measures as an administrator in various roles won him many admirers but also drew criticism from some quarters, passed away following a spell of illness. He was 93.

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid tributes to


Tuesday, May 4, 2021Another consignment of 50,000 Covishield vaccines arrives in Srinagar

Srinagar: Another consignment of 50,000 Covishield COVID-19 vaccine doses from Serum Institute of India, Pune arrived in Srinagar on Tuesday.

The newest vaccine consignment weighing 160 kg landed on the Srinagar airport this afternoon and was handed over to the J&K government’s immunization officers, official Twitter handle of the airport read while putting pictures of the vaccine package.


Tuesday, May 4, 2021Foreign militant involved in killing two councilors, cop trapped in ongoing Sopore gunfight: IGP Kashmir

Srinagar: Police on Tuesday said a foreign militant involved in the killing of two municipal councilorsand a policeman in Sopore town in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district in March is currently trapped at the site of a gunfight with security forces underway in the area.

The gunfight broke out at Nathipora area of Sopore this afternoon as per police.

A police spokesperson while confirming


Tuesday, May 4, 2021Tractor driver killed, minor boy injured in road accident in Budgam

Srinagar, May 4A tractor driver was killed and a minor boy was injured in a road accident in central Kashmir district of Budgam.

Official sources said that a tractor turned turtle at Khag in Budgam, resulting in on the spot death of the driver and injuries to 11-year-old boy.

They said the injured was immediately taken to a hospital, where his health condition is stated to be stable.



Tuesday, May 4, 2021JKPYC stages protest against alleged minor mineral mafia

Demands Dr Jitendra’s resignation, action against culprits

JAMMU, MAY 4: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Youth Congress (JKPYC) activists led by its President Uday Bhanu Chib staged a massive protest here today.
The protest was organized on the directions of GA Mir, JKPCC President, against the alleged land and minor mineral mafia’s loot of natural resources and putting the common people of J&K in tremendous misery and trouble and misery.
Talking to media


Tuesday, May 4, 202123 more die of COVID-19 in J&K, toll 2,444

JAMMU, MAY 4: At least 23 people died after contracting COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir since last evening, officials said on Tuesday.

Quoting a senior official, news agency TNN reported that nine among the fresh deaths were reported at GMC Jammu and others in various hospitals in Kashmir, taking the J&K fatality count to 2,444.

Among others, the fresh victims from Kashmir include a 57-yea


Tuesday, May 4, 2021North Kashmir: Encounter breaks out in Sopore

Srinagar, May 04: Encounter has started between militants and Security forces in Nathipora area of North Kashmir's Sopore on Tuesday.

Reports reaching TNN that a joint team of Police, Army's 22RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Nathipora.

As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off an gunfig


Tuesday, May 4, 2021J&K BJP leader served showcause after outburst against Union minister

JAMMU: Senior Jammu and Kashmir BJP leader and former MLC Vikram Randhawa got a showcause notice by the party’s disciplinary committee, hours after he levelled corruption charges against Union minister Jitendra Singh.

Randhawa has been asked to reply within two days along with any evidence to prove his claim.

Randhawa, who is the president of Stone Crusher Owners Association, levelled serio


Tuesday, May 4, 2021Amid pandemic, Ganderbal pvt school arbitrarily hikes tuition fee

SRINAGAR, MAY 04: Parents of students enrolled at Radiant Public Nagbal in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Tuesday complained against the school management for arbitrarily hiking the tuition fee by nearly 25 percent even though educational institutions in Kashmir have largely remained closed for almost two years now.

The parents complained that the school was charging a monthly tuition


Tuesday, May 4, 2021District Hospital Shopian without CT scan facility

SRINAGAR: A few days ago, a young COVID-19 patient in south Kashmir’s Shopian district was suggested to conduct a chest CT-scan by doctors at District Hospital Shopian after his blood oxygen levels began to plummet.

The patient found himself caught in a tight corner as the facility was not available at the hospital.

His family soon rushed him to the neighbouring Pulwama district and got the


Tuesday, May 4, 2021IPL continued as misplaced attempt to convey normalcy, but world knows the situation: Omar

Srinagar, May 4: Reacting to reports that Indian Premier League (IPL) has been suspended for this season, former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said that the only reason the cricket league continued was the misplaced attempt to convey normalcy except that the whole world knows the situation in India is anything but normal.

Mr Abdullah, who is the vice-president of National Conference


Tuesday, May 4, 2021No ban on supply of oxygen to individuals, pvt hospitals in J&K: spokesperson

Srinagar, May 4: Dispelling rumours of ban on supply of oxygen to private hospitals and individuals, an official spokesperson on Tuesday said Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir administration has decided to provide refilled cylinders to needy patients after furnishing requisite prescription from a doctor to the control rooms.

The requisite prescription from a doctor can be furnished to


Tuesday, May 4, 2021No traffic on Jammu-Srinagar national highway on Wednesday

Srinagar, May 4: No traffic will be allowed on Wednesday on the Jammu- Srinagar national highway, the only all weather road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, a traffic police official said on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the historic Mughal road, linking Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region, remained closed through snow clearance operation was completed


Tuesday, May 4, 2021One dead, three others injured in road mishap in Doda

JAMMU, MAY 4: A health worker was killed even as three others, including a minor, sustained injuries after the car they were on board met a mishap in Bhagwah area of Doda in Jammu division on Tuesday.

News agency reported this morning that the car bearing registration number JK-17 1200 met an accident at Chapnari area of Bhagwah.

In the incident, 50-year-old man Lassa Mohammad son of Munawe


Tuesday, May 4, 2021J&K govt announces 3-day state mourning over Jagmohan's demise

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday announced three days state mourning over the demise of former governor of erstwhile J&K state and senior BJP leader Jagmohan. He died at the age of 94 on Monday.

“As a mark of respect to Jagmohan, former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, who passed away on 03.05.2021, the government has decided that three days state mourning shall be observed fro


Tuesday, May 4, 2021India registered more than 3 lakh Corona recoveries: Govt

India has registered more than 3 lakh Corona recoveries during the last 24 hours, government said on Tuesday.

Ministry of health tweeted: “India registered more than 3 lakh #COVID19 recoveries in the last 24 hours. Together, we can win the battle against COVID-19.”


Tuesday, May 4, 202114 more die of Corona in Kashmir, toll climbs to 2,435 in J&K

SRINAGAR, MAY 4: Fourteen patients who were tested positive for COVID-19 in Kashmir have died since last night, taking fatalities count in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to 2,435, reports said.

With 14 fresh COVID-19 fatalities, the death toll in due to virus in Jammu and Kashmir climbed to 2,435, which include 981 from Jammu division and 1,454 from Kashmir division.


Tuesday, May 4, 2021UT LG condole demise of J&K ex-Governor Jagmohan

Srinagar, May 4: Lt Governor Manoj Sinha condoled the demise of former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Jagmohan Malhotra who breathed his last in New Delhi on Tuesday.

In a tweet Mr Sinha said, “My deepest condolences to his family, friends and admirers. May Almighty grant eternal peace to the departed soul”.

“Saddened to hear about the demise of Shri Jagmohan Ji, Former Governor of J&K. He was


Tuesday, May 4, 2021Three Govt officials dismissed over alleged anti-state activities in J-K

Srinagar: Three government officials including an assistant professor were dismissed from service over alleged anti-state activities in Jammu and Kashmir, drawing strong criticism from PDP president Mehbooba Mufti who said the government has "misplaced priorities" during the pandemic.

It's the first such action after the administration formed a committee last month that is empowered to look in


Tuesday, May 4, 2021COVID: Omar Abdullah tweets SOS from Ayodhya teacher's family as district faces oxygen scarcity

Ayodhya, May 4: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah took to Twitter to amplify the plea for medical assistance from the family of a COVID-positive school teacher in Ayodhya, which is grappling with a shortage of life-saving oxygen as the number of cases mounts.

BJP MP from Faizabad Lallu Singh acknowledged that there is a shortage of oxygen in the district.

The District Wo


Tuesday, May 4, 2021Light to moderate rain likely in J&K, Ladakh

Srinagar, May 4: Dry, pleasant weather continued in Kashmir and Ladakh on Tuesday as the Meteorological Department (MeT) forecast light to moderate rain for the next few days.

"Light to moderate rain/thundershower may occur at isolated to fairly widespread places during May 5 to 8.

"There is no forecast of any major rainfall till next 10 days", a statement issued by the MeT department said.


Tuesday, May 4, 2021Modi condoles death of ex-J&K Governor Jagmohan

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday condoled the death of the former Governor and termed his death as ‘monumental loss for the nation’.

Condoling his death, PM Modi in a tweet said, “Jagmohan Ji’s demise is a monumental loss for our nation. He was an exemplary administrator and a renowned scholar. He always worked towards the betterment of India. His ministerial tenure was marke


Tuesday, May 4, 202117 persons arrested, 10 vehicles seized for illegal mining, transportation in Kashmir

Srinagar: Police arrested 17 persons and seized ten vehicles involved in illegal extraction and transportation of raw materials in north Kashmir.

A police spokesperson said that police parties from Police Station Kreeri and Police Post Mirgund arrested seven persons and seized six tractors and a JCB machine involved in illegal extraction and transportation of raw materials at Odina, Yakhmanpor


Tuesday, May 4, 2021UT LG condole demise of J&K ex-Governor Jagmohan

Srinagar, May 4: Lt Governor Manoj Sinha condoled the demise of former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Jagmohan Malhotra who breathed his last in New Delhi on Tuesday.

In a tweet Mr Sinha said, “My deepest condolences to his family, friends and admirers. May Almighty grant eternal peace to the departed soul”.

“Saddened to hear about the demise of Shri Jagmohan Ji, Former Governor of J&K. He was


Tuesday, May 4, 2021Lt Governor announces special Financial Incentives for Covid-19 Warriors

Grants extension upto 31st December, 2021 in favour of retiring Faculty Members, Consultants, Doctors of SKIMS, GMCs, Health department

JAMMU: LG Manoj Sinha approved special Financial Incentives for Covid-19 Warriors of Health and Medical Education Department of J&K.

Frontline workers of Health & Medical Education Department, J&K are rendering valuable services in the challenging Covid pandemic times for saving precious lives of the patients, observed the Lt Governor.

Although, the services rendered by these Covid warriors


Monday, May 3, 2021Mehbooba criticises sacking of teacher over alleged anti-state activities

Srinagar, May 3: People's Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday criticised the sacking of a teacher in Jammu and Kashmir over alleged anti-state activities, saying the government has misplaced priorities during the pandemic.

She also posted a three-day-old letter of the General Administration Department of the Jammu and Kashmir government which sacked Idrees Jan, a governme


Monday, May 3, 2021Strict restrictions continue in J&K as Covid curfew extended till Thursday

Srinagar, May 3 : With no letup in unabated rise in the number of fresh Coronavirus cases and deaths, strict restriction on movement of people and transportation continued on Monday as the ‘84-hour-long COVID curfew’ that was imposed last week has been extended by the administration across Kashmir valley till Thursday.

Meanwhile, the entire Srinagar has been designated as Red Zone while rest o


Monday, May 3, 2021Pregnant women should get COVID-19 vaccine: DAK

Srinagar, May 3: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Monday said pregnant women should get COVID-19 vaccine.

''Expecting mothers are now considered a high risk group and we should extend vaccine to them on priority basis,'' DAK President and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan said.

Quoting a new study published in American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, he said COVID-19 vaccine has


Monday, May 3, 2021Police recover drugs valuing Rs 4.9 cr, arrest 31 smugglers in Baramulla

Baramulla, May 3: Jammu and Kashmir police, in its drive against drug menace in this north Kashmir district, recovered drugs valuing Rs 4.9 crore, arrested 31 smugglers during the month of April, a police spokesman said on Monday.

He said police personnel during different raids and naka checking, arrested 31 drug peddlers and registered 20 cases under NDPS in the district in April.

The reco


Monday, May 3, 2021No celebrations on WPF day, JKPA remembers journalists who succumbed to Covid

Srinagar, May 3: In view of Covid-19 pandemic, no function was on Monday organized on the World Press Freedom (WPF) day though Jammu and Kashmir Press Association (JKPA) paid tributes to mediapersons who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty this year worldwide.
A spokesman for the JKPA said due to surge in the corona virus positive cases in the valley, no function was organized.


Monday, May 3, 2021LG Manoj Sinha greets journalists on World Press Freedom Day

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir's Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Monday wished journalists on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, saying that media plays a catalytic role in a country's development.

The official twitter handle of the Office of J&K LG quoted LG as saying that the media acts as a strong bridge between the government and people.

“On the occasion of ‘World Press Freedom Day


Monday, May 3, 202135 more COVID-19 deaths reported in J&K as toll breaches 2,400 mark

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir reported at least 35 more COVID-19 related deaths on Monday since last evening with two of the fresh victims aged 25 and 35 years, officials said.

Quoting the officials, news agency reported that 24 deaths were reported from Jammu division out of whom twenty persons succumbed at GMC Jammu while two fatalities each were reported at CD Hospital and Gandhi Nagar hosp


Monday, May 3, 2021Rescue operation resumes to trace youth missing after bear attack in Ganderbal

Srinagar, May 3: A search and rescue operation was on Monday resumed to trace a youth, who went missing after a bear attack in a forest area in central Kashmir district of Ganderbal on Sunday.

Official sources on Monday said that with the first light, joint teams of J&K police, State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and Wildlife department resumed the search and rescue operation to tract out th


Monday, May 3, 2021PM Modi reviews usage of gaseous oxygen to ramp up supply & availability of medical oxygen in country

NEW DELHI, MAY 3: Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting to review the usage of gaseous oxygen to ramp up supply and availability of oxygen in the country. Many industries like Steel plants, refineries with petrochemical units, industries using rich combustion process, power plants have oxygen plants which produce gaseous oxygen. This oxygen can be tapped for medical use.

The strategy


Monday, May 3, 2021Police arrest drug peddler in south Kashmir

Srinagar, May 3: Jammu and Kashmir police arrested a drug peddler and recovered poppy straw and cash from him in south Kashmir district of Kulgam, a police spokesman said.

He said on a tip-off, a police party arrested a drug peddler and recovered 15 kg of poppy straw like substance, a grinder mixer, mobile phone and cash Rs 4600 from his possession in Kulgam.

He said a case FIR Number 69/20


Monday, May 3, 202130-year-old labourer crushed to death by train in south Kashmir's Kakapora

Srinagar May 3: A 30-year-old man, working as labourer with IRCON, was crushed to death by a running train in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday, officials said.

Quoting the officials, news agency TNN reported that Mohammad Iqbal Dar son of Abdul Majid Dar of Violoo Kokernag in south Kashmir’s Anantnag was crushed by the train near ’44 point’ in Kakapora Pulwama and died on the spot.


Monday, May 3, 2021Northern Command to set up support system for former personnel, their families in J-K, Ladakh

Udhampur (J&K), May 3: The Northern Command of the Indian Army is setting up a robust support system to take care of its former personnel and their families in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh in the wake of the worsening COVID-19 situation in the country.

A defence spokesperson said Northern Command chief Lt Gen Y K Joshi has issued necessary directions to the formations for this.

A network of


Monday, May 3, 2021Pakistan opens fire along IB in Samba

Jammu, May 3: Pakistani Rangers violated the ceasefire by opening fire along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district on Monday, a senior BSF officer said.

A BSF spokesman said this is first-ever ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the IB after the two countries signed a fresh agreement to maintain calm along the border on February 25 this year .

"Pakistan Range


Monday, May 3, 2021COVID-19 patient dies due to alleged medical negligence at District Hospital Ramban

Srinagar: A COVID-19 patient from Banihal area died on Sunday due to negligence by doctors on duty at District Hospital Ramban, family and relatives alleged.

The family members of Abdul Qudoos hailing from Lambar Banihal told TNN that after his condition worsened in the morning, they went to the on-duty doctor for help.

The doctor instead of coming to the patient’s rescue and putting him on


Monday, May 3, 2021Kangan man missing after being attacked by bear

Srinagar, May 3: One person has gone missing after a wild bear attacked a group of three people who had gone to Dumail area in the upper reaches of Naranag forest area of Kangan in Ganderbal district on Sunday.

Three persons had gone to Dumail area in the upper reaches of Naranag forests on Sunday morning.

While they were trekking a wild bear attacked them in which two persons sustained inj


Monday, May 3, 2021Educational institutions in J&K to remain closed till May 31

JAMMU: All educational institutions in J&K will remain closed for imparting on-campus, in-person education to the students till May 31, 2021.

As per guidelines and instructions, issued by the State Executive Committee (SEC), on COVID containment measures in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, which will take effect from today, the teaching in all the educational institutions will be in o


Monday, May 3, 2021India reports 3.68L new COVID-19 cases, 3,417 deaths in 24 hrs

NEW DELHI: India continued to report a dip in the number of COVID-19 cases with 3,68,147 fresh cases and 3,417 fatalities recorded in last 24 hours, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said here on Monday.

It is the 12th straight day when India recorded more than 3 lakh cases while over 3,000 casualties have been reported for the past six days.

India’s total tally of Covid-19 cases


Monday, May 3, 202190 year old Udhampur woman inspires others to get COVID vaccination

UDHAMPUR: In view of the spike of COVID-19 in the District, District Administration Udhampur has taken several initiatives in recent past for expediting the vaccination process under the supervision of Deputy Commissioner, Indu Kanwal Chib.

Though a lot need to be done to achieve vaccination targets set for different age groups, yet a large number of people are coming forward for inoculation


Sunday, May 2, 2021Probe ordered into death 'due to oxygen shortage' at ASCOMS Jammu

Jammu, May 2: Divisional Commissioner Jammu Dr Raghav Langar has constituted a probe to enquire into the circumstances leading to the death of a COVID-19 patient at ASCOMS Jammu who allegedly succumbed ‘due to shortage of oxygen’.

A video wherein the relatives of the deceased accuse the hospital administration for “snapping” the oxygen supply to her, went viral on Saturday prompting authoritie


Sunday, May 2, 2021Soldier shoots self dead with service rifle in north Kashmir's Baramulla

Jammu, May 2: An army man shot himself dead with his service rifle in north-Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Sunday afternoon, official sources said.

Praveen Kumar posted at 59 Medium Regiment at Khacharbatrey Company Veervan area in Sheeri died instantly after shooting himself on his head by service rifle.

Confirming the incident, a police official told GNS that a case has been registered


Sunday, May 2, 2021DDMA Srinagar sets up round the clock COVID-19 War Room as cases surge

Jammu, May 2: District administration Srinagar on Sunday set up a round the clock COVID-19 War Room to deal with the prevailing surge in infections in the district.

Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, who also happens to be the Chairman of the District Disaster Management Authority Srinagar, made the announcement on Twitter this afternoon while also putting pictures of the emer


Sunday, May 2, 2021Strict compliance of COVID-19 guidelines being ensured at Srinagar airport: officials

Jammu, May 2: As pictures of people flouting COVID-19 guidelines at the Srinagar airport went viral on social media, officials on Sunday said strict compliance of social distancing norms by passengers and staff to minimise human contact is being ensured.

We are ensuring strict compliance of social distancing norms by passengers and staff to minimise human contact. We urge all passengers to mai


Sunday, May 2, 2021Normal life remains affected across J&K as COVID restrictions continue

Jammu, May 2: Normal life remained affected in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday with the imposition of the lockdown in the wake of an alarming surge in coronavirus cases, officials said.

Restrictions on the movement and assembly of people continued to remain imposed across the UT in the wake of the 84-hour lockdown announced by the government,” the officials said.

They said security forces put b


Sunday, May 2, 2021GREF man from Kerala dies of heart attack in J&K's Poonch

Jammu, May 2: A General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) man died after suffering a cardiac arrest in Poonch district last night, officials said on Sunday.

The deceased is being identified as Kuttan V son of Vasudevan of Allappuzha district in Kerala.

His dead body has been shifted to the mortuary room of District Hospital Poonch, they said.


Sunday, May 2, 2021Man allegedly hangs self to death in south Kashmir's Shopian

Jammu, May 2: A 40-year-old man on Sunday allegedly hanged himself to death at his home in Pinjura village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

Quoting an official, news agency KNO reported that he was immediately shifted to a nearby hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead.

The official said that after the completion of medical and legal formalities, the body will be handed over t


Sunday, May 2, 2021Vehicle ownership transfer: Road ministry notifies changes in motor vehicle rules

Jammu, May 2: The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has notified certain changes in the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 to facilitate the owner of a vehicle for nominating a person in the registration certificate, which would help the motor vehicle to be registered or transferred in the name of the nominee, in case of death of the owner.

Now, the owner can put the name of the nominee


Sunday, May 2, 2021CMG to monitor rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation and take mitigation measures: J-K admin

Jammu, May 2: Lt Governor Manoj Sinha constituted the CMG comprising Chief Secretary, Financial Commissioners Finance, and Health and Medical Education; Home Secretary and Principal Secretary, Public Works (Roads and Buildings) Department, at a high-level meeting here on Saturday.

The Principal Secretary to the Lt Governor would be a special invitee of the Chief Secretary headed CMG which woul


Sunday, May 2, 2021Record 3,689 daily COVID-19 deaths in India, 3,92,488 more test positive

Jammu, May 2: A record 3,689 daily COVID-19 fatalities pushed India’s death toll to 2,15,542, while the infection count reached to 1,95,57,457 with 3,92,488 more people being confirmed positive for the disease, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

The active cases have crossed the 33-lakh mark, the data updated at 8 am showed.

Registering a steady increase, the act


Sunday, May 2, 2021Centre extends IT compliance deadlines

NEW DELHI: The Government on Saturday extended timelines for various income tax compliances, including the filing of belated or revised return for the 2019-20 fiscal, till May 31.
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said it had received representations from various stakeholders for relaxation on compliance requirements.
“In view of the adverse circumstances arising due to the severe COVID-


Sunday, May 2, 2021Panels to audit CAMPA works

Jammu: The administration of Jammu & Kashmir Union Territory has set-up committees to undertake a comprehensive physical and financial audit of development works executed under the CAMPA scheme.
According to an order, the office of Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) has set-up a UT level and circle level committees to carry out physical verification of works executed under the CAMPA s


Sunday, May 2, 2021GMC&AH Jmu suspends OPD

JAMMU: Administration of Government Medical College Hospital Jammu has decided to suspend OPD services, including in its Associated Hospitals in view of increased Covid Patient load.
A handout issued here stated that ‘In view of recent surge of Covid 19 pandemic and increase in patient load, the routine OPDs in GMC & its Associated Hospitals shall remain suspended w.e.f. 03-05-2021 till further


Sunday, May 2, 20213 employees sacked for ‘anti- national activities’

Jammu: In the first such action after re-organisation of Jammu & Kashmir, the administration of the Union Territory has terminated three government employees for their involvement in activities “prejudicial to security of the State”.
Authoritative sources told said that Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has terminated three government employees under the Article 311(2) (C) of the Constitution of I


Sunday, May 2, 2021Darbar move employees leave from Jmu for Kmr

Jammu: Vehicles carrying Darbar Move employees and passenger Light Motor Vehicles (LMVs) on Saturday left Jammu for Kashmir, where 84-hour-long Corona curfew continued since Thursday evening following surge in the COVID-19 positive cases.
However, despite curfew traffic continued on the highway.
Officials said 3532 new positive cases of novel Corona virus—1172 from Jammu division and 2360 from


Sunday, May 2, 2021Cop injured in militants attack

Srinagar: A police personnel was injured in a militant attack on a police party in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, an official said.
Militants opened fire on a police party, which was on COVID-19 curfew duty, at Lazibal area of south Kashmir's Anantnag district in the evening, the official said.
He said the policeman, identified as Ghulam Muhammad, was injured in the attack.


Sunday, May 2, 2021New Excise Policy comes into effect in J&K, 30% bidders yet to deposit first installment

Jammu: Finally the much discussed new Jammu and Kashmir Excise Policy have come into force from Saturday but more than 30 percent of the top bidders have yet to deposit the first installment of bid to the government.
Reliable sources in the Excise Department said that as the new policy has come into effect from May 1 in Jammu and Kashmir and the government has also allocated licences by e-auctio


Sunday, May 2, 2021J&K kick starts third phase of vaccination

Jammu: The third phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive to cover people in the 18-45 age group began in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday in a phased manner starting with the cities of Srinagar and Jammu.
State Immunisation Officer Dr Shahid Hussain said that on day one 140 persons in Jammu and 64 persons in Kashmir got Covaxin doses.
Pertinently, due to the shortage of the Covishield vaccine, gov


Sunday, May 2, 2021Govt extends lockdown in four districts till May 6

LG for oxygen audit in hospitals

Jammu: The government on Saturday extended the Corona Curfew in four districts of Jammu and Kashmir including the twin capitals of the Union Territory—Srinagar and Jammu, till May 6.
The decision was taken during a high-level meeting chaired by Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha in which he passed specific directions for effectively controlling the spread of the Corona virus in the UT and providin


Sunday, May 2, 2021Four +VE patients die in Jmu hospital

Jammu: Notwithstanding the claims of administration of ample oxygen supply, four Covid patients admitted in Jammu’s Acharaya Shri Chander, College of Medical Sciences (Batra Hospital) died on Saturday allegedly due to non-availability of proper oxygen, a charge rejected by the hospital administration.
The situation in Batra Hospital turned chaotic when four Covid positive patients allegedly died


Sunday, May 2, 2021Another grim milestone: J&K’s daily toll rise to new high of 47

Active cases breaches 30K mark, recovery rate plunges

Jammu: With 47 fatalities, the Jammu and Kashmir recorded highest ever deaths, which pushed the death toll to 2330 while 3832 new cases has taken tally to 1,79915.
Out of 47 fresh deaths, 30 were from Jammu region and 17 from Kashmir region.” 13 died in GMC Jammu, 3 in GMC Rajouri, 2 in GMC Kathua, 1 in AKG Kathua, 4 in ASCOMS, 1 in CD Hosp Jmu, 1 in CHC Bhaderwah, 1 in PGI Chandigarh, 1 in DH U


Sunday, May 2, 2021Russian vaccine arrives in India

Hyderabad : A flight carrying the first lot of Sputnik V vaccines from Russia, landed in Hyderabad, Telangana on Saturday.
Last month, the Drug Controller General (DCGI) had issued permission for Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories to import the Russian vaccine to India for emergency use.
The rollout of the Russian vaccine is expected to augment India’s third phase of the vaccination drive which commenced


Sunday, May 2, 2021EX- BGSBU VC passes away

RAJOURI: Former Vice Chancellor of Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University Rajouri professor Irshad Ahmad Hamal passed away at Jammu after a brief illness today.
Dean Academic Affairs, Dean of Students, Registrar , Dean of various schools, Heads of various departments, Faculty members,Officers and staff of the University condoled the sad demise of Prof Irshad Ahmed Hamal and expressed their solidari


Sunday, May 2, 202160 people airlifted

SRINAGAR: Airlifting of passengers between border town of Kargil and Jammu and Srinagar continued even though the national highway, connecting Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh with Kashmir was through for one-way traffic on Saturday.
Chief coordinator Kargil courier Er Aamir Ali said today 61 passengers were airlifted in the courier service .
He said 9 passengers were airlifted from Kargil to Jam


Sunday, May 2, 2021Jitendra recovers

NEW DELHI: After recovering from COVID-19, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on May 1 said that he has been discharged from Medanta Hospital, Gurgaon. Singh, who holds multiple portfolios, including Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office and is also the Lok Sabha member from Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur constituency, had tested positive for the virus on April 20. While taking to Twitter on


Saturday, May 1, 2021Bring back Kashmiri detenues lodged in different jails outside, HCBA to GoI, UT

Srinagar, May 1: Expressing concern over the health conditions of Kashmiri prisoners detained in jails outside the valley, High Court Bar Association (HCBA) on Saturday urged Union Territory (UT) administration and Government of India (GoI) to bring them back to valley in view of massive spike in COVID positive cases in the country.
In an extra ordinary meeting which was chaired by HCBA presiden


Saturday, May 1, 2021SMC to convert more community centers into COVID wellness center

Srinagar, May 1: Expressing gratitude to the people of Srinagar for cooperating fully to administration for implementation of corona curfew, Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu said the corporation is to covert more community centers into COVID-19 wellness centers.

However, he was concerned over referring patients with mild or moderate symptoms from district hospitals


Saturday, May 1, 2021Varsha Jamwal, Rinku Ji starrer 'Mansare De Aase Pase' Dogri song hit social media platforms

Jammu, May 1: Amid surging COVID cases, Dogri song 'Mansare De Aase Pase' by Varsha Jamwal and Rinku Ji brought some smiles on the faces of Jammuities after it was released on Saturday on social media platforms.

The song 'Mansare De Aase Pase' is a melodious Dogri duet sung by Ms Jamwal and a local Dogri singer and artist famous as Rinku Ji Mansar Wale.

The song features both Ms Jamwal, Mr


Saturday, May 1, 2021Two missing after truck rolls down into nallah Bishlari in Ramsoo

JAMMU: The driver of a truck is among two missing after the vehicle they were on board rolled down into Nallah Bishlari near Hingni bridge in J&K’s Ramban district allegedly due to the driver’s rash driving last night, officials said on Saturday.

The truck, which was on way towards Srinagar from Jammu, is currently submerged in the river waters inaccessible for the rescuers even as there is n


Saturday, May 1, 20211.25 lakh Covishield, Covaxin doses arrive in Srinagar as COVID-19 vaccination for people aged 18-45 years

SRINAGAR, MAY 1: A total of 1.25 lakh COVID-19 vaccination doses in two cargos arrived in Srinagar on Saturday as jabs for age group 18-45 began in Jammu and Kashmir.

The first consignment of 75,000 doses of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin reached the Srinagar in 15 boxes afternoon from Hyderabad airport at around 1 pm this afternoon, Srinagar Airport wrote on its Twitter handle.

In the 2nd cons


Saturday, May 1, 2021COVID: OPD facility to remain suspended in Jammu hospitals from May 3

Jammu, May 1: The Out Patient Department (OPD) facility shall remain suspended in Government Medical College and Hospital Jammu and its associated hospitals in view of the surge in COVID cases.

As per the order issued by the Principal GMC and Dean, Dr Shashi Sudan, in view of the recent surge of COVID pandemic and increase in patient load, the routine OPDs in GMC and its Associated Hospitals s


Saturday, May 1, 2021Another 1000 LPM medical oxygen plant made operational in Srinagar

Srinagar, May 1: The Mechanical Engineering Department (MED) engineers has made operational another 1000 Liters Per Minute (LPM) medical oxygen plant in Srinagar in a record time by working in multiple shifts.

Deputy Commissioner (DC), Srinagar Aijaz Asad gave this information.

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Asad said, “ Another 1000 lpm Medical Oxygen Plant made operational in Srin


Saturday, May 1, 2021Former VC BGSBU Prof. Irshad Hamal passes away

Former Vice-Chancellor Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU) Rajouri, Prof. Irshad Ahmad Hamal passed away after a brief illness on Saturday morning, reports said.

The incumbent Vice-Chancellor of the varsity Prof. Akbar Masood, senior functionaries and faculty members have condoled the demise.

Recalling the contribution of Prof. Hamal as the Vice Chancellor of BGSBU (2010-2015) Prof.


Saturday, May 1, 2021Over 79 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses available with states/UTs: Centre

JAMMU: More than 79 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses are available with the states and Union territories and over 17 lakh doses will be supplied to them in the next three days, the Union health ministry said on Saturday.

The Centre has so far provided nearly 16.37 crore vaccine doses to states/UTs free of cost. Of this, the total consumption, including wastages, is 15,58,48,782 doses, according to


Saturday, May 1, 2021COVID-19 vaccination in progress in JK jails; physical meetings suspended: DGP Prisons

JAMMU: The COVID-19 vaccination of eligible jail inmates is in progress and was started from the holding centre’ housing over 200 illegal immigrants from Myanmar here, Director General of Police, Prisons Department, V K Singh said on Saturday.

He said there are no coronavirus positive cases among over 4,500 inmates in any of the 13 jails across the Union Territory, which is a big achievement d


Saturday, May 1, 2021Curfew continues in J&K, reports of positive cases, deaths still pour in

Srinagar, May 1: The 84-hour-long corona curfew continued on Saturday since Thursday evening in the Jammu city, where reports of COVID-19 positive cases and deaths still pour in.

Meanwhile, the Union Territory (UT) administration has announced start of vaccination for the age group of 18 year to 45 year from today in Jammu and Srinagar to be covered first.

The UT administration had imposed


Saturday, May 1, 2021Vehicles carrying Darbar Move employees, LMVs leave Jammu for Kashmir

Srinagar, May 1: Vehicles carrying Darbar Move employees and passenger Light Motor Vehicles (LMVs) on Saturday left Jammu for Kashmir, where 84-hour-long Corona curfew continued since Thursday evening following surge in the COVID-19 positive cases.

However, despite curfew traffic continued on the highway.

Officials said 3532 new positive cases of novel Corona virus—1172 from Jammu division


Saturday, May 1, 2021COVID-19 vaccination for 18-45 age group in J&K to begin today in Srinagar, Jammu: Govt

JAMMU: COVID-19 vaccination for the age group 18-45 will begin in Jamu and Kashmir today with people only in Srinagar and Jammu cities to get the jab subject to prior registration, a government handout said this morning.

It said that Covaxin doses will be administered to the people free of cost while urging them not to crowd vaccination centres without a prior appointment on government of Ind


Saturday, May 1, 202125-Year-Old Youth Among 25 Deaths Reported In J&K, Toll Over 2300

Srinagar: A 25-year-old youth was among 25 people who succumbed to the covid-19 since last evening in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Saturday.

They said that sixteen of these deaths were reported from GMC Jammu while nine were reported from Kashmir.

The 25-year-old youth from Natipora Srinagar died at SKIMS Soura, two days after he was admitted to the tertiary care hospital, the of


Saturday, May 1, 2021Vaccine safe for diabetes, heart patients: Dr U Kaul

Srinagar: Covid-19 vaccination is extremely safe for diabetes and heart patients including those who regularly take blood thinners or anticoagulants, a top medico said.

In an interview, leading cardiologist Dr U. Kaul dispelled misgivings about Covid-19 vaccine and said “only those patients who have experienced excessive breathlessness after the first dose of vaccine need to get checked from a


Saturday, May 1, 2021Over 60 passengers airlifted b/w Kargil & Jammu

Srinagar, May 1: Airlifting of passengers between border town of Kargil and Jammu and Srinagar continued even though the national highway, connecting Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh with Kashmir was through for one-way traffic on Saturday.

Chief coordinator Kargil courier Er Aamir Ali said today 61 passengers were airlifted in the courier service .

He said 9 passengers were airlifted from Ka


Saturday, May 1, 2021Around dozen shops gutted in fire en route Vaishno Devi track

Jammu: Nearly one dozen shops were gutted in a mysterious fire that broke out en route Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan in Katra town of Reasi district in Jammu and Kashmir.

Police here said that fire broke out in shops near Charanpaduka along track en route Bhawan.

Joint teams of police, Shrine Board, fire and emergency services, on receiving information, immediately rushed to the spot and st


Saturday, May 1, 2021J&K LG extends Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji's 400th Prakash Parv greetings

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha has extended his warm greetings to the people on the eve of 400th Prakash Parv of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji.
In his message of felicitations, the Lt Governor observed that Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, the ninth Guru of Sikhism, is the epitome of selfless service, righteousness, discipline, courage, and sacrifice.
Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji's