News from the region

Monday, October 25, 202110 Kashmiri students in Punjab assaulted after India lost to Pak in T20 World Cup

Chandigarh, Oct 25: At least 10 students from Kashmir studying in two private educational institutes in Punjab on Monday alleged that they were assaulted, threatened and their hostel rooms vandalised after India lost to Pakistan in a T-20 World Cup cricket match by 10 wickets on Sunday night.

One incident was reported in the Bhai Gurdas Institute of Engineering and Technology located on the ou


Monday, October 25, 2021Kashmir reels under biting cold after snowfall, record rain

Srinagar, Oct 25: Kashmir valley continues to reel under bitter cold conditions after early snowfall and record rainfall in some parts, officials said on Monday.

Quoting a meteorological department official, news agency reported that Srinagar recorded minimum temperature of 6.5°C against 2.8°C on previous night.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a low of 4.8°C against previous


Monday, October 25, 2021AIKS urges centre to take concrete steps to provide security to minorities in Kashmir

New Delhi: All India Kashmiri Samaj (AIKS) urged the central government to take concrete steps to ensure the safety and security of Kashmiri Pandits and other minorities residing in Kashmir.
The demands were raised during an in-house meeting in the backdrop of a series of targeted killings of minorities including Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley.
During the initial remarks, AIKS president Ramesh


Monday, October 25, 202125 Tribal families, livestock rescued from woods in Kashmir

Srinagar: The administration in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday rescued more 25 tribal families along with livestock to safer locations at Namlan Sangerwani woods in south Kashmir district of Pulwama.

An official spokesman said, on receiving information that 25 tribal families along with 2000 livestock are stuck in the forest area of Namlan Sangerwani in Pulwama district following heavy rain and s


Monday, October 25, 2021Govt does not believe in buying peace in J&K: LG

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Sunday warned those who incite people to trigger violence, saying the government does not believe in "buying peace" but is firm on ensuring peace on the ground.
Sinha made these remarks at a public rally with Union Home Minister Amit Shah who is on his first visit to Jammu and Kashmir after the repeal of Article 370 in August 2019.


Monday, October 25, 2021Weather vagaries || 2 killed in Valley, toll climbs to five

NH reopens after 30 hours

Jammu:Two people died while as many were rescued after they were trapped in snowfall in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Sunday, taking the death toll due to inclement weather to five. Moreover, The 270-km Jammu-Srinagar national highway reopened after remaining closed for over 30 hours due to landslides and shooting stones triggered by heavy rains
Last night, stranded p


Monday, October 25, 2021COVID Success of vaccination drive shows India's capability: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the success of India's Covid vaccination drive shows its capability and noted that the country is moving ahead with new energy after crossing the 100 crore vaccine doses milestone.
In the Mann Ki Baat radio broadcast, Modi said the Culture Ministry is geared up to conduct a competition on patriotic songs to mark 'Amrit Mahotsav', a celebrati


Monday, October 25, 2021#COVID || 72 fresh cases

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday recorded 72 fresh COVID-19 cases, which took the tally to 3,31,638, while no fresh death due to the virus was reported from the union territory in the past 24 hours, officials said.
Out of the 72 fresh cases, 10 were from the Jammu division and 62 from the Kashmir division, they said.
The officials said Srinagar district recorded the highest number of 32 ca


Saturday, October 23, 20213 of nomad family die, another critical as soil bund caves in Tral Pulwama

Srinagar: Three members of a nomad family were killed and another remains critically injured after their makeshift tent came under debris of a soil bund which caved-in amid incessant rains in Noorpora area of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday.

Officials said that four members of the nomad (Gujjar Community) family came under the debris, toppling the makeshift tent belonging


Saturday, October 23, 2021One shot dead, another injured following scuffle over pet dogs in Jammu

Jammu, Oct 23: A 45-year-old man was killed and another critically injured in a firing incident following a scuffle over a minor issue between two neighbours on the outskirts of Jammu, officials said on Saturday.

The scuffle turned violent between the neighbours at Raipur locality of Satwari on Friday night when one of them took out a weapon and opened fire, they said.

The officials said Ju


Saturday, October 23, 2021Missing mentally unsound elderly man's body found in Sopore

Sopore, Oct 23: A missing mentally unsound elderly man who was missing since Friday was found dead in outskirts of Sopore on Saturday morning.

Reports said that the body of Ghulam Qadir War, son of Ghulam Rasool, a resident of Ibrahim Colony Warpora area of Sopore was found at Watlab area of Zaingeer.

The man was missing since Friday.


Saturday, October 23, 2021COVID J&K issues new guidelines for Vaishno Devi pilgrims

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on October 22 issued fresh guidelines to regulate pilgrims at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine to prevent COVID-19 spread.
The fresh COVID-19 guidelines for Vaishno Devi pilgrims were issued after a detailed review was held of the current coronavirus situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
At the review meet it was observed that COVID-19 containment measures remain cruci


Saturday, October 23, 2021#COVID || 108 new cases, no new deaths

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir on Friday recorded 108 fresh COVID-19 cases that pushed its tally to 3,31,494.
The death toll remained unchanged at 4,429, they said.
Of the fresh cases, 21 were reported from the Jammu division and 87 from the Kashmir division of the union territory, the officials said.
At 47, Srinagar district recorded the highest number of cases, followed by 14 in Budgam.


Friday, October 22, 2021Drones to monitor minority community areas in Kashmir : DIG CRPF

Srinagar: Deputy Inspector General of CRPF (operations) Mathev A John Friday said drones will keep surveillance on minority community areas in Kashmir.

Addressing the reporters in Srinagar, he said that Police along with CRPF have recently tested drones which will be used for aerial surveillance for specific areas where minority communities are living.

He said apart from aerial surveillan


Friday, October 22, 2021'Mentally unsound' non-local's body found in Anantnag

Srinagar, Oct 23: Body of an "unsound person", apparently a non-local, was found at Shamshan Gath Bilal Colony area of Janglatmandi in south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Friday.

Quoting an official, news agency reported that police have taken the body into custody and death due to the bullet(s) was unlikely given the nature of the wound.

“Although there is some wound in the head, it is un


Friday, October 22, 2021House, four shops gutted in blaze in south Kashmir's Anantnag

Srinagar, Oct 22: A residential house and four shops were gutted in a fire at Krad area of Uttersoo in south Kashmir's Anantnag district last night, officials said on Friday.

Quoting an official, news agency reported that a massive fire broke out around midnight in the house of one Ghulam Nabi Itoo son Mohammad Akbar Itoo at Krad Uttersoo Anantnag and later engulfed the shops in the vicinity.


Friday, October 22, 2021COVID India crosses 100 crore vaccination coverage

J&K among nine states to inoculate 100 % adult population with 1st dose

New Delhi: India achieved a major milestone in its vaccination programme against COVID-19 as the cumulative vaccine doses administered surpassed the 100-crore mark on Thursday, resulting in celebratory events in several parts of the country.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the landmark reached in little over nine months time since the countrywide vaccination drive was launched on January 16


Friday, October 22, 202187 fresh cases

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir's COVID-19 caseload increased to 3,31,386 on Thursday as 87 more people tested positive for the disease, while no fresh deaths were reported, officials said.
The death toll due to the viral disease in the union territory stands at 4,429, they said.
Of the fresh cases, 13 were reported from the Jammu division and 74 from the Kashmir division of the union territory, accor


Friday, October 22, 2021DSEK to opt of last year’s procedure for upcoming exams for class 1stto 9th

Exam to be held in offline mode, class 8th, 9th students to have 30% relaxation

SRINAGAR: The Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) has said that last year's modus operand shall be used for the upcoming exams of Class 1st to 9th in the valley.
Reports said that the Term second examination for classes 1st to 9th shall be conducted at the school level by adhering to State Council of Educational Research Training (SCERT) guidelines with face-to-face offline mode with