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Thursday, July 29, 202122-year-old youth dies by suicide in north Kashmir

Srinagar: A 22-year-old youth on Thursday allegedly died by suicide in Warpora Village of Tangmarg in north kashmir Baramulla district.

Official sources told the news agency that the youth hanged himself inside his room in the wee hours today.

They said that his family members immediately rushed him to a nearby healthcare facility, however, he was declared dead on arrival there.



Thursday, July 29, 2021Drug peddler arrested in Kupwara; contraband recovered

Srinagar: Police arrested a drug peddler and recovered contraband from him in north Kashmir district of Kupwara.

A police spokesperson said that a police party during patrolling at Ashpora, Handwara in Kupwara intercepted a suspected person. ''During checking, police recovered 100 grams of charas from him,'' he said, adding the accused, identified as Ikhlaq Ahmad Mir, was immediately taken int


Thursday, July 29, 20213,139 people fined for violating COVID-19 guidelines in Kashmir

Srinagar As many as 3139 people were fined Rs 3.89 lakh while 15 shops were sealed during the last 24 hours for violating COVID-19 guidelines in Kashmir valley.

A police spokesperson said that continuing its efforts to curb the outbreak of second wave of Coronavirus, police have realised fine to the tune of Rs 3,89,300 from 3139 people in the valley for violating the various guidelines regardi


Wednesday, July 28, 2021Over 50 apple trees axed by unidentified persons in Kupwara

Srinagar, Jul 28: Over 50 apple trees were axed by unidentified persons in an orchard in north Kashmir district of Kupwara, official sources said on Wednesday.

They said unidentified persons chopped down over 50 apple trees in an orchard belonging to one Mohammad Rafeeq, at Sogam in Kupwara in the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday.

''Police have registered a case and initiated inve


Wednesday, July 28, 2021Violence never part of Kashmiriyat, need to be purged, says Prez Kovind

Lauds courage, professionalism of soldiers

Srinagar: President Ram Nath Kovind asserted on Tuesday that democracy has the capacity to reconcile all differences and bring out the best of the citizens' potential, saying Kashmir is "happily" realising this vision.
"Democracy, I firmly believe, has within it the capacity to reconcile all differences and also the capacity to bring out the best of the citizens' potential. Kashmir, happily, is


Monday, July 26, 2021COVID: Business activities resume after weekend lockdown lifted in Srinagar

Srinagar, Jul 26: Business and other activities resumed on Monday after weekend lockdown imposed by the authorities to prevent spread of COVID-19 in Srinagar was lifted.
The administration has decided to lift the weekend lockdown in the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir following considerable drop in the COVID -19 positive cases during the past few weeks.
However, congregational prayer


Monday, July 26, 202132-yr-old man electrocuted to death in Kunzar

Baramulla: A 32-year-old man died after receiving an electric shock in Kralweth village of Kunzar in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

According to the news agency, a man received an electric shock after he came in contact with a live wire at his home.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him bought dead on arrival, official sources said.

A police official identi



Drass: The solemn ceremony to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the Kargil Vijay Diwas at the Kargil War Memorial, Dras was held with Shri RK Mathur, Hon'ble Lt Governor as the Chief Guest who laid a Wreath and paid his tributes to the fallen soldiers in a ceremony held at Kargil War Memorial, symbolising ‘Shradhanjali’ from the entire Nation to the Bravehearts.

This year's Kargil Vijay Diwa


Monday, July 26, 2021Private school teacher allegedly commits suicide in Budgam

Srinagar, Jul 26: A 27-year-old private school teacher allegedly committed suicide by hanging self in central Kashmir district of Budgam, official sources said on Monday.

They said panic gripped a village in Beerwah in Budgam when a woman (name withheld) was found hanging from the ceiling of her room by other family members late last evening. “The woman was immediately taken to a hospital, whe


Monday, July 26, 20216-year-old boy drowns in a stream in Budgam

Srinagar: A 6-year-old boy drowned in a stream in central Kashmir district of Budgam on Sunday, official sources said.

They said a group of boys were taking a bath to evade hot weather conditions in a stream at Wagoora in Budgam on Sunday. “But, a minor -- identified as Faizan Ashtaf -- who was part of the group, was swept away by the water of the steam,” they said.

They said the minor was


Monday, July 26, 2021#COVID || No weekend lockdown in J&K ; night curfew to remain in place

JAMMU: With significant decline in the spread of infection, the Jammu and Kashmir government on Sunday decided to lift weekend curfew from all the districts while the nigh curfew will continue across the Union Territory.
“It was observed that as compared to the previous weeks, significant improvement has been made by all the districts in respect of the above parameters. However, there is a need


Saturday, July 24, 2021SMC bans use, hoarding and distribution of polythene and single-use plastic

SRINAGAR: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Friday ordered a complete ban on use, hoarding, distribution or sale of polythene and prohibited single-use plastics in Srinagar.

The ban has been enforced from 24th July. The development comes days after the government constituted a special task force for the elimination of single-use plastic and for addressing the issue of plastic in Jamm


Saturday, July 24, 2021Lord Buddha is more relevant in times of Corona pandemic: PM

New Delhi, Jul 24: Prime Minister Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said Lord Buddha is all the more relevant in today's times of Corona pandemic as India has shown how to face even the most difficult challenge by following His path.

In his message for the Ashadha Purnima-Dhamma Chakra Day programme, the Prime Minister said, 'India has shown how we can face even the most difficult chall


Saturday, July 24, 2021Fake Gun License Scam: CBI teams raid in J&K, searches on

Jammu, Jul 24: The sleuths of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday morning conducted simultaneous raids at more than 20 locations in much publicized Fake Gun License case in Jammu and Kashmir.

CBI sources here said that raids are conducted in connection with Fake Gun License case and at present searches going on at around 23 locations including 10 in Jammu.

Pertinent to mention


Saturday, July 24, 2021#COVID | All distts in Green Zone; LG sets 15L additional jab target

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday set a target for health department to vaccinate 15 lakh additional population in the union territory in the coming weeks, an official spokesperson said here.
He said the Lt Governor chaired the weekly review meetings with the members of Covid Task Force, Deputy Commissioners (DCs) and Superintendents of Police (SPSs) and t


Saturday, July 24, 202163 new cases, 1 more death

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir recorded 63 fresh coronavirus cases on Friday, taking the total number of infected people to 3,20,403, while one new death took the toll to 4,374.
Out of the fresh cases, 33 were from the Jammu division and 30 from the Kashmir division of the union territory.
They said Pulwama and Reasi were the only two districts in the union territory to record double digit cases


Saturday, July 24, 20214th round of Sero-Survey 61.2 pc people in Pulwama distt developed antibodies

SRINAGAR: Over 61.2 per cent of the population above the age of 6 years and 81.1 per cent of health workers in Pulwama district have sero-prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies.
The findings of the sero-survey were revealed during the fourth round of the Indian Council of Medical Research’s (ICMR) population-based sero survey.
The ICMR conducted the fourth round of National sero-survey for COVID-


Friday, July 23, 2021Unidentified body recovered from South Kashmir

Srinagar: An unidentified male body was found in Shastergam village of Dooru in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday afternoon, officials said.

An official told the news agency, that some locals spotted a male body lying in Shastergam village, following which they informed Dooru police station.

He said that soon after the information was received a team of police rushed to the spot.


Friday, July 23, 2021Man drowns in Sondar Koul in Srinagar’s Kani Kadal

Locals say efforts on to trace him

Srinagar: A man drowned in Sondar Koul in Kani Kadal area of Srinagar on Friday, while efforts are on to trace him, local sources said.

Local sources informed the news agency, that an unidentified man was washing his shoes at Sondar Koul, when he slipped and drowned into it.

They said the locals present there also jumped into the water to rescue the man


Friday, July 23, 2021Amaranth yatra Chhari Mubarak to begin as per traditions, rituals today

Jammu: Amid the curbs imposed in the wake of ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the mace of Lord Shiva- Chhari Mubarak' –which will be symbolic this year shall commence on July 24 with prayers at the historic temples of Srinagar.
As per the traditions, rituals including ‘Bhoomi-Pujan’, ‘Navgrah Pujan’ and ‘Dhawajarohan’ that mark the commencement of annual Chhari-Mubarak Yatra shall be performed at Paha