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Friday, May 7, 2021Lioness at UP's Etawah Lion Safari tests positive for coronavirus

Etawah, May 7: After 8 lions of Hyderabad zoo got infection of Corona, now the authorities of the Etawah Lion Safari were in worry after a Lioness was tested positive of Covid 19.

After two Lioness got ill, the safari authorities sent samples of all 14 animals to IVRI Bareilly. Last night in the report of a Lioness, who was ill was found to be positive.

IVRI joint director Dr KP Singh confi

 

Friday, May 7, 2021Two drug peddlers arrested in Budgam, contraband recovered

Srinagar, May 7: Police on Friday arrested two drug peddlers and recovered contraband from them in the central Kashmir district of Budgam.

A police official said that following specific information, a checkpoint was established at Wadwan Chowk in Budgam. “Police intercepted a vehicle at the checkpoint and during checking recovered 190 grams of charas-like substance and 345 tablets of controlle

 

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

 

Friday, May 7, 2021Need to sensitise states that speed of vaccination doesn't come down: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi undertook a comprehensive review of the COVID-19 related situation in the country and stressed the need to sensitise states that the speed of vaccination doesn't come down.

Mr Modi reviewed the progress on vaccination and the roadmap for scaling up production of vaccines in the next few months. He was informed that around 17.7 crore vaccines have been su

 

Friday, May 7, 2021India reports 4,14,188 COVID-19 cases, 3,915 fatalities

New Delhi, May 7: India has registered 4,14,188 new COVID-19 cases within the past 24 hours, marking the largest daily increase since the start of the outbreak, the Health Ministry said on Friday.

With this the cumulative tally in the country has reached 2,14,92,198.

Within the same period, the death toll has risen by 3,915 to stand at 2,34,083. More than 17.61 million patients have recover

 

Friday, May 7, 2021#COVID || J&K sets new record of 4,926 cases, 52 fatalities

Tally breaches 2 Lakh mark, death toll swells to 2562

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir recorded the biggest daily rise of 4,926 coronavirus and 52 deaths on Thursday.
Out of the fresh cases, 1,685 were from the Jammu division and 3,241 from Kashmir division, according to officials.
The number of coronavirus cases rose to 2.02 lakh, while the toll climbed to 2,562. Out of the 52 more deaths, 34 were in Jammu region and 18 in Kashmir Valley, the offic

 

Friday, May 7, 2021Jammu to get 1325 oxygen beds in 5 days, says LG

Jammu: The Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Thursday directed for increasing the additional 1325 bed capacity with oxygen support in Jammu Division within five days which will complement the Government’s efforts for strengthening and improving the health infrastructure, especially the Covid-19 treatment facilities in the region.
Earlier in the morning, the people in Jammu region people face h

 

Friday, May 7, 2021J&K orders fire safety audit of all hospitals

Jammu: The government has ordered fire safety and metical audit of all covid-19 hospitals in Jammu division.
In a communication to all Deputy Commissioners/ chairman, DDMA'S, Divisional Commissioner Jammu Dr. Raghav Langer has sought compliance by May 7.
“As you are aware that in view of the present Covid-19 pandemic situation, various Hospitals and Covid Care Centers have been dedicated for th

 

Friday, May 7, 2021Jumat-ul-Vida today

Srinagar: Jumat-ul-Vida, the last Friday of the ongoing holy month of Ramazan, will be observed tomorrow with reverence, devotion and religious fervour across Jammu and Kashmir.
However, this year, there would be no prayers in most of Jamia Masjid and Hazratbal besides most other shrines due to COVID19 pandemic.
Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Wakf Board has already announced suspension of celebrat

 

Friday, May 7, 2021Over 16.48 Cr jabbed in India

New Delhi: The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 16.48 crore, the health ministry said on Thursday.
It said 2,62,932 beneficiaries in the 18-44 age group received the first dose of the vaccine across 12 states and Union territories on Thursday. A total of 11,64,076 people in the age group have received the first dose of the vaccine so far.
A tot

 

Friday, May 7, 2021Hideout busted ammo recovered

JAMMU: Security forces on Thursday busted a militant hideout and recovered arms and ammunition including explosives like Improvised Explosive Device (IEDs) and RDX filled pipe bombs in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Police sources here said that Doda police and army launched a joint operation and busted a militant hideout in the forest area of village Chakranti, Ghat, District Doda.
They s

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021Government releases Rs 250 crore as Interest Subvention under Economic Package for revival of Business & Industry in J&K

Lt Governor hands over cheque of Rs 250 crore to J&K Bank as 3rd instalment of 5% Interest Subvention


-Relief provided to 3.44 lakh borrowers in the current Covid-19 crisis
-J&K Bank extends financial assistance to 19000 youth to start their business ventures
JAMMU: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today approved the further release of Rs 250 crore as Interest Subvention, part of economic package for revival of business and industry in J&K, and handed over a cheque of the said amount to Jammu

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021Comm Secy GAD discusses modalities regarding district Capex Budget for Kathua

Asks officers to aim for 100% saturation of CSSs, formulate plans as per PRI aspirations


KATHUA, MAY 06:- Commissioner Secretary, General Administration Department, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, who is also Incharge Secretary for development works of Kathua district, held a meeting of district administration to discuss modalities for formulation of district Capex Budget for 2021-22.
District Development Commissioner, Rahul Yadav, presented physical and financial achievements registered und

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021Utilize the work Season efficiently: DC Anantnag to R&B, PMGSY officers

Directs SDMs to monitor ongoing projects for timely completion


ANANTNAG, MAY 6:- The Deputy Commissioner, Anantnag, Dr. Piyush Singla directed the Engineers of R&B and PMGSY to expedite the pace of work on the projects so the work season will be efficiently utilized for their timely completion.
He passed these directions while chairing a meeting of officers of R&B and PMGSY at Dak Banglow Khannabal here. The meeting was also attended by ADC Gulzar Ahmad B

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021DC Shopian launches ‘http://aasayish.in/ web portal to facilitate citizens amid Covid-19


SHOPIAN, MAY 6: The Deputy Commissioner, Shopian, Sachin Kumar, Vaishya today launched a web portal “http://aasayish.in/" in presence of the officers of District Administration. The portal has been developed by a team of National Informatics Centre Shopian. This Aasayish web has been launched to avoid the rush of people during these though times of Covid-19.
Candidates need not to visit the

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021DC Kulgam holds meeting with religious leaders, Imams,Auqaf & civil society members

KULGAM, MAY 06: The Deputy Commissioner (DC)Kulgam, Dr. Bilal-Mohi-Ud-Din-Bhat today held a meeting with prominent religious leaders, Imams, Khateebs, Auqaf and civil society members, with an aim to seek their cooperation to avoid gatherings and congregational prayers at mosques and shrines during ensuing Shab e Qadr, Juma- ul- vida and Eid- Ul - Fitr.
During the meeting it was decided that ther

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey chairs Virtual meeting of J&K Juvenile Justice Board


SRINAGAR, MAY 06: Chairman Juvenile Justice Committee, Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey today chaired a Virtual meeting with Principal Magistrates of Juvenile Justice Boards of UT of J&K and Ladakah, here.
While chairing the meeting Chairman suggested creating helplines for care institutions and other institutions in need of help to aid children who have been orphaned due to Covid-19 pandemic besi

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021DC Kupwara inspects functioning of Covid Hospital


KUPWARA, MAY 06: Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Imam Din today visited Sub-District Covid Hospital, Kupwara and inspected the facilities provided to the Covid patients. He was accompanied by Additional Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Nazir Ahmad Lone; Assistant Commissioner Revenue and Chief Medical Officer.
The Deputy Commissioner inspected the health care facilities being provided to the Covid p

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021SDM Karnah reviews arrangements ahead of festivals


KUPWARA, MAY 06: Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Karnah, Dr. Gulzar Ahmad Rather today convened a meeting of concerned officers to review the arrangements for upcoming festivals of Jumatul-Vida, Shab-e-Qadr and Eid-ul-Fitr in the border sub division.
The SDM directed the concerned officers of PHE and PDD to ensure uninterrupted water and power supply to the people during the festivals.
The

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021Div Com Kashmir accords sanction to committees for Monitoring, Auditing of oxygen delivery at Covid Hospitals in Srinagar

SRINAGAR, MAY 06: The Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, P K Pole on Wednesday accorded sanction for the constitution of the committees for Monitoring and Auditing of Oxygen delivery systems on a daily basis in Covid 19 hospitals of Srinagar.
According to the order, the committee for each hospital shall have Head or OSD, Member from Administration, Technical Expert, Mechanical Operator and Oxy

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021AYUSH medicines distributed at DC office Samba


SAMBA, MAY 06: District Development Commissioner, Anuradha Gupta today inaugurated free medical aid counter cum awareness camp organized by Department of Indian System of Medicines (AYUSH) here at DC office complex.
The DDC exhorted the District Officers to spread the efficacy of Indian System of Medicines in these times of pandemic among all the staff working at vulnerable spots. She said tha

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021DC Kishtwar discusses modalities for formulation of Capex Budget 2021-22

Calls for framing plans in consultation with PRIs


KISHTWAR, MAY 06: To discuss the modalities for the formulation of plan under District Capex Budget 2021-2022, Deputy Commissioner, Kishtwar, Ashok Sharma today chaired a meeting of District officers and Block Development Officers, here at DC Office Complex Mini secretariat.
Joint Director Planning, Mohammad Iqbal; Assistant Commissioner Development, Kishore Singh Katoch, Chief Medical Officer

 

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, 2021Delhi receives 730 MT of oxygen, Kejriwal thanks Modi

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and expressed his gratitude for receiving oxygen supply.

In the letter, Kejriwal also said that at least this much oxygen should be provided to Delhi daily. Kejriwal wrote that Delhi consumes 700 tonnes of oxygen per day.

"Delhi's daily requirement of oxygen is 700 tonnes. We were constantl

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021Moderna's 3rd booster jab effective against Covid variants

MAY 6: A third booster shot of US pharmaceutical Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine can rapidly increase the level of antibodies in previously inoculated people, according to data from its Phase 2 study.

The trial has showcased that antibodies generated by a single 50 mg dose of its booster shot were effective against coronavirus. Moreover, it worked against the original form of the virus, as well as

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021Nearly 750 beds in various military hospitals set aside for civilians: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has said that armed forces and other organizations of Defence Ministry are continuously engaged in mitigating the suffering of people during the present Covid crisis. He said, new Covid facilities and Oxygen plants have been set up and additional health professionals have been deployed for the treatment of Covid patients.

Mr. Singh said, nearly 750 beds in vario

 

Thursday, May 6, 202112 states and UTs show early signs of reduction in Covid-19 cases: Govt

New Delhi: The Government has said that 12 States and Union Territories are showing early signs of reduction in COVID-19 cases. These States and Union Territories include Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand and Ladakh. Briefing reporters in New Delhi, Joint Secretary in Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Lav Agarwal said, around 2.4 per cent day on day growth i

 

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, 2021'Harsh but can’t be expunged’, SC quashes EC plea against critical remarks of Madras HC

New Delhi, May 6: The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to expunge critical remarks of the Madras High Court holding the Election Commission responsible for the surge in COVID-19 cases in the country.

A bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud also noted that the High court’s observations against the poll panel were harsh and at times off the cuff remarks are susceptible to misinterpretation.

 

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, 2021Dhoni to head home only after CSK teammates reach home: Report

New Delhi, May 6: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni will reportedly be the last person from the team to leave for home from Delhi after the indefinite postponement of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL).

Dhoni said that he will wait for the foreigners in the team to leave and then the other Indian players after which he will return home, according to the Indian Express. The former I

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021PUBG to return as Battlegrounds Mobile India

For PUBG Mobile fans in India, there’s some good news. The game might be coming back to the market soon, though the name will be different. Krafton, the South Korean video game developer, has announced a new game for the India market called ‘Battlegrounds Mobile India’. Based on the trailer, the new battle royale game looks a lot like the original PUBG Mobile that was very popular in the country

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021Let our firms take part in 5G trials, China tells India

New Delhi: Beijing has expressed deep concerns over India's new telecom policy that does not permit Chinese telecommunication companies to conduct 5G trials in the country, saying the move is not conducive to the innovation and development of related Indian industries.
On Tuesday, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) granted approval to nearly a dozen companies to conduct a six-month trial

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021Sunny Leone, PETA India to donate 10,000 meals to Delhi migrant workers

New Delhi, May 6: Sunny Leone has joined hands with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to feed 10,000 migrant workers in the city.

"We are facing a crisis, but together with compassion and solidarity we will come out ahead. I'm delighted to join hands with PETA India again -- this time to get protein-packed vegan meals to thousands in need," Sunny said.

The meals consist of

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021Centre sends 4-member team to W Bengal post-poll violence report

New Delhi, May 6: Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday rushed a four-member probe committee to West Bengal to assess the ground realities amid the post-poll violence, a source in the government said here.

Though the names of the team members, headed by an Additional Secretary level officer, have not been disclosed, but it is likely to probe the actions taken by the state government and reasons

 

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, 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, 2021#COVID19 || Death toll top 2500 as J&K posts another daily record rise in cases

Jammu: With 52 fresh fatalities due to COVID, the death toll in Jammu and Kashmir breached 2500 mark while 4716 new cases pushed the tally to 1,96,585.
“Among fresh fatalities 28 reported from Jammu region and 24 from Kashmir region. With these fatalities, the death toll in J&K has reached to 2,510,’ an official said.
“Out of 52 deaths reported on Wednesday, 15 died in GMC Jammu, 1 in MCH

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021LG Sinha asks official to augment beds in Valley

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday directed senior health officials to add 1,050 oxygen-supported beds in the Kashmir division to ensure immediate treatment for people requiring hospitalisation amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Increased bed capacity with oxygen should be ready within a week. It will substantially improve the health infrastructure and help pa

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021Mamata takes oath as WB CM


New Delhi: After bagging a landslide victory in the West Bengal assembly elections, Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday took oath as the state chief minister for her third consecutive term.
Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar administered the oath of office and secrecy to the Trinamool Congress chief at Raj Bhavan in a low-key programme due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.
She took the oath in the Bengali lang

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021India receive more Rafale

NEW DELHI: India will receive the sixth batch of three Rafale fighter jets from France on Wednesday, said the Embassy of India in France.
“Next batch of three #Rafales leave from France to India today; wished the pilots smooth flight and safe landing,” India in France wrote in a tweet.
Earlier, on April 22, the fifth batch of Rafale fighter aircraft with four planes arrived in India after flyin

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021Traffic remain shut on Jammu–Srinagar NH

SRINAGAR: No traffic was allowed on Wednesday on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the only all weather road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, a traffic police official said on today.
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 last month.
Tr

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021Over 16.24 Cr jabbed in India

New Delhi: The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country so far stands at 16,24,30,828, the health ministry said on Wednesday.
It said 2,30,305 beneficiaries in the 18-44 age group received the first dose of the vaccine on Wednesday across 12 states and Union territories.
The total number of people in this age group who have been inoculated against the viral diseas

 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021BOOKS WE RECOMMEND THIS WEEK

From Kimmery Martin’s debut novel that explores themes of empathy and forgiveness, to a book of short stories translated from the French, our book picks this week, curated by Chirdeep Malhotra

CONTEMPORARY FICTION

“The Queen of Hearts” by Kimmery Martin

This is Kimmery Martin’s debut novel that pulses with humour and empathy as it explores the heart's capacity for forgiveness. The book follows best friends – Zadie, a pediatric cardiologist, and Emma, a trauma surgeon, as they navigate their lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. But the return of a former colleague unearths a secret

 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021Gold declines Rs 317 on muted global trends

Jammu, May 5: Gold dipped Rs 317 to Rs 46,382 per 10 grams in the national capital on Wednesday, in line with a decline in the yellow metal's prices overseas, according to HDFC Securities.

In the previous trade, the precious metal had closed at Rs 46,699 per 10 grams.

In contrast, silver jumped Rs 2,328 to Rs 70,270 per kilogram from Rs 67,942 in the previous trade.

In the international

 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021Sensex rallies 424 pts on RBI announcements; financial stocks shine

Jammu, May 5: Market benchmark Sensex rallied 424 points on Wednesday, led by gains in financial stocks after the RBI unveiled a slew of measures to support the economy facing strong headwinds amid peaking second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 30-share BSE index jumped 424.04 points or 0.88 per cent to close at 48,677.55. Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty surged 121.35 points or 0.84 per ce

 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021Rupee snaps 2-day winning streak, ends 6 paise down at 73.91 against dollar

Jammu, May 5: The rupee snapped its two-day winning streak and closed 6 paise lower at 73.91 (provisional) against the US dollar on Wednesday.

At the interbank foreign exchange market, the domestic unit opened higher at 73.80, but failed to maintain the gains and fell to 74.04 before ending at 73.91, a loss of 6 paise over its previous close.

On Tuesday, the rupee had settled at 73.85 again

 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021Germany airlifts oxygen equipment to India

Jammu, May 5: A German military cargo aircraft with a mobile oxygen production unit for India has departed from an airport in northern Germany to help Indian hospitals that are overwhelmed with coronavirus pandemic patients.

The plane will have a layover in Abu Dhabi and is expected to arrive in India on Thursday.

We're proud to contribute significantly with our airlift in the global fight

 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021Film editor Ajay Sharma dies due to COVID-19 complications

Jammu, May 5: Film editor Ajay Sharma, known for his work on films like "Ludo" and "Jagga Jasoos", passed away on Wednesday due to COVID-19 complications at a government hospital in New Delhi, sources said.

He was in his late 30s.

"He was diagnosed with COVID-19 and was in the ICU for the last two weeks. He breathed his last between 1-2 am today at Rajeev Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital, N

 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021Mary Kom, 2 other Olympic-bound women boxers to train at ASI Pune for Olympics

Jammu, May 5: Six-time world champion M C Mary Kom, along with two other Olympic-bound boxers, will train at the Army Sports Institute in Pune leading up to the Tokyo Games after the national camp for women in Delhi had to be disbanded owing to COVID-19 cases among pugilists and support staff.

Mary Kom (51kg) will join another Olympic-bound boxer Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), who is already at the

 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021Abhishek Banerjee thankful 'Paatal Lok' broke his comedic actor image

Jammu, May 5: Actor-casting director Abhishek Banerjee says after starring in back-to-back comedy films, he was scared of getting typecast but his role of the fearsome killer Hathoda Tyagi in the series "Paatal Lok" helped him break out of that image.

Banerjee, who turned 36 on Wednesday, has emerged as one of the most successful faces on OTT platforms with movies such as "Unpaused" and "Ajeeb

 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021BCCI to help arrange charter flights for IPL's Australian players via Maldives or SL: CA

Jammu, May 5: Cricket Australia's interim chief executive Nick Hockley on Wednesday said that the BCCI is working to arrange a charter flight for IPL's Australian recruits, who are likely to stay in Maldives or Sri Lanka before heading back home because of a travel ban on the COVID-19 ravaged India.

The IPL's 40-strong Australian contingent, comprising players, support staff and commentators,

 

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, 2021RBI unveils loan restructuring scheme for individuals, small businesses

Jammu, May 5: In a bid to provide succor from scourge of COVID-19 pandemic, the Reserve Bank on Wednesday came out with Resolution Framework 2.0 under which individuals and small businesses having exposure up to Rs 25 crore can opt for loan restructuring if they had not availed the earlier scheme.

In case of those who had availed the loan restructuring under the earlier scheme, RBI permitted t

 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021Global Covid-19 caseload tops 153.9 mn

Jammu, May 5: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 153.9 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.22 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Wednesday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 153,953,421 and 3,223,436, respectively.

 

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, 2021Railways continuously engaged in delivery of medical oxygen across country through Oxygen Express trains

Jammu, May 5: Railways is continuously engaged in delivery of medical oxygen across the country through its Oxygen Express trains. Oxygen Express carrying around 244 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen reached Delhi this morning.

Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said that trains carrying oxygen tankers reached Delhi from Hapa and Mundra of Gujarat. He said, this will ensure smooth supply of oxygen

 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021Govt procures 65 % more wheat in current Rabi season compared to last year

Jammu, May 5: Government has said that about 65 per cent more wheat has been procured during current Rabi Marketing Season in comparison to corresponding period last year. Consumer Affairs Ministry said, the procurement of Wheat is continuing smoothly in the procuring States of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Ja

 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021Govt identifies 581 sites for setting up medical oxygen plants in various states

Jammu, May 5: Government has identified 581 sites for setting up additional Pressure Swing Absorption (PSA) medical oxygen plants in various states. In a series of tweets, Road, Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said, National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) will be the nodal agency for executing civil and electrical work for these plants and will complete them on war footing.

He

 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021ICMR issues advisory for Corona testing; recommends measures to reduce pressure on diagnostic labs

Jammu, May 5: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has issued advisory for COVID-19 testing during the second wave of the pandemic. It said, at present, the laboratories are facing challenges to meet the expected testing target due to extraordinary case load and staff getting infected with COVID-19.

In view of this situation, it is imperative to optimize the RTPCR testing and simultaneou

 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021India, UK adopt Roadmap 2030 to elevate bilateral ties to comprehensive Strategic Partnership

Jammu, May 5: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Boris Johnson have adopted an ambitious ‘Roadmap 2030’ to elevate bilateral ties to a ‘Comprehensive Strategic Partnership’. The Roadmap will pave the way for a deeper and stronger engagement over the next ten years in the areas of people to people contacts, trade and economy, defence and security, climate action and health.

 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021IPL 2021 postponed

New Delhi: BCCI Vice President Rajeev Shukla on Tuesday clarified that the IPL 2021 season has been postponed and not cancelled. Earlier in the day, the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was suspended indefinitely due to a Covid-19 outbreak in its bio-bubble.

Speaking to Star Sports, Shukla said that the decision on the completion of the tournament will be taken in due course of

 

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, 2021Covid-19 Control measures: Corona Curfew extended till 7 am on Monday, 10th May in Srinagar, Jammu, Baramulla, Budgam

Samba to also be under Corona curfew from 7 pm on Wednesday, 05 May 2021


Increase Covid dedicated beds with Oxygen Cylinders support in Peripheral Hospitals: Lt Governor to Officers
LG emphasizes on ensuring effective triaging of patients reaching hospitals; strict implementation of hospital referral policy and supply of essential commodities to the public

JAMMU, MAY 04: In view of the trend in Covid positive cases, the positivity rate and the cases per million

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021HOW THIS RESEARCH SCIENTIST WENT ABOUT WRITING A ROMANTIC FICTION

Author Interview: Piyush Baindara

Dr. Piyush Baindara is an emerging research scientist at the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia. He pursued his Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture at GBPUAT, Pantnagar, which is known as “The Harbinger of the Green Revolution in India”. He later started his research career at the School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru Univers

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021Bulletin on Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19)

JK reports4650 new positive cases,152109 recovered so far


JAMMU, May 04-The Government on Tuesday informed that 4650 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19),1463from Jammu division and 3187from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 191869.Also 37 COVID-19 deaths have been reported, 25 from Jammu Division and 12 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 1878 more COVID-19

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021Advisor Baseer Khan reviews Covid control measures in Pulwama, Shopian districts

Pitches for community level involvement to tackle the Pandemic towards its end


PULWAMA, MAY 04: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today chaired a series of meetings with officers, Panchayat Raj Institutions and Urban Local Bodies members, traders and transporter associations, religious leaders of Pulwama and Shopian districts here to take stock of Covid control measures being implemented in the districts to tackle the pandemic towards its end.
Advisor sa

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021AZADI KA AMRIT MAHOTASAV: MC Bari Brahmana launches Plantation Drive


SAMBA, MAY 04: In connection with the celebration of 75th anniversary of India’s Independence ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav,’ to the directions issued by the Director, Urban Local Bodies, Jammu Asgar Hussain regarding the celebration of AZADI KA AMRIT MAHOTASAV in all the Urban Local Bodies of Jammu Province.
Municipal Committee, Bari Brahmana today launched a plantation drive in the Public

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021Jammu Smart City project: Div Com chairs 9th Board of Directors meeting

Asks departments to work in unison for creating tangible assets


JAMMU, MAY 04: Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Dr Raghav Langer today chaired the 9th Board of Directors meeting of Jammu Smart City Project.
The meeting was attended by IGP Jammu,(Director JSCL) Mukesh Singh; Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Anshul Garg; Commissioner JMC, Avny Lawasa, (Chief Executive Officer, Jammu Smart City); Additional CEO, JSCL, Hitesh Gupta; VC JDA, Rohit Khajuria, Chief Engin

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021DDC Chairperson inspects status of patient care in District Hospital Ramban


RAMBAN, MAY 04: Chairperson, District Development Council, Ramban, Shamshad Shan today visited District Hospital, Ramban, to take stock of preparedness made by the Health Department to tackle surge in Covid positive cases in the district.
While interacting with the medical staff, the Chairperson appreciated their role in different aspects of Covid management besides providing proper treatment

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021LAWDA demolishes illegal structures in green belt areas

SRINAGAR, MAY 04: The Enforcement Wing of Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) today carried out a demolition drive in the area of Nowpora, Saderbal, Baghwanpora Lal Bazar, Shalimar and Teilbal.
During the drive one ground level raft, one second storey, one single storey (green Belt), one tin shed and three shops were demolished. The violators had resorted to illegal constructio

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021DC Kupwara reviews arrangements for Covid SDH Hospital

KUPWARA, MAY 04: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kupwara, Imam Din today convened a meeting of Doctors to review the arrangements for Covid designated Sub District Hospital Kupwara.
On the occasion, a threadbare discussion was held and it was given out in the meeting that District Hospital Handwara and SDH Sogam have to be augmented for the management of non-Covid surgeries including surgeries of p

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021Arrangements for Shab-e-Qadr, Jumat-ul-Vida, Eid-ul-Fitr reviewed at Shopian


SHOPIAN, MAY 04: In view of the ensuing holy occasions of Shab-e-Qadr, Jumat-ul-Vida and Eid-ul-Fitr, the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Shopian, Dr. Sheikh Abdul Aziz today convened a meeting of concerned officers to take stock of the arrangements put in place for smooth celebrations.
The ADC directed the meeting that adequate stock of essential commodities may be kept available in the

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021Private Hospitals have an important responsibility during Covid disaster: DC Anantnag

Asks owners for earmarking beds for covid patients, hands over Ambulance to MCCH Anantnag


ANANTNAG, MAY 04 : To further augment and prepare the medical infrastructure for treatment of Covid patients in the district, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Anantnag, Dr. Piyush Singla today held a meeting with the private hospitals' and nursing home owners of the district at DC office here.
Addressing the meeting, the DC said the private hospitals have an important role in treatment of Covid po

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021DC Srinagar visits JLNM Hospital

Directs to make new oxygen plant functional within 5 days


SRINAGAR, MAY 04: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammed Aijaz Asad today visited JLNM hospital Rainawari to oversee the functioning of Oxygen Generation Plants and other facilities made for Covid positive patients.
Director Health Services Kashmir, Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, CMO Srinagar and other officers accompanied the DC during his visit.
The DC was informed that

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021Div Com visits DRDO 500- bedded Covid hospital site at B’gam

Says it can be turned into a full- fledged hospital once Covid dies down


BUDGAM, MAY 04: The Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole today visited Reshipora village in Budgam district to take stock of ongoing construction work of DRDO 500- bedded Covid hospital.
The Div Com was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Shahbaz Mirza, CE PWD, CE PHE, divisional heads or various departments, a team of DRDO headed by Additional CE, (Scientist- E)

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021Yoga Day promotional activities being conducted through digital & electronic platforms

The Ministry of Ayush and the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports have tapped into the spirit of International Day of Yoga to encourage the public to pursue Yoga as a daily routine for good health and well-being. The two Ministries came together to organise a virtual event on Sunday to mark 50 days in the countdown to International Day of Yoga 2021.

In view of the COVID surge all the Yoga Day

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021Covid 3rd wave may hit kids, BMC prepares pediatric wards

Preparing for a third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic which is expected to hit kids, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Maharashtra government are gearing up by setting up Pediatric Covid Care Wards in the city and elsewhere, officials said here on Tuesday.

Taking an early initiative, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray last week directed all district collectors and municipal commissio

 

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, 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, 2021Twitter permanently suspends Kangana Ranaut's account

New Delhi, May 4: Twitter has permanently suspended Kangana Ranaut's account following a controversial tweet related to violence in Bengal after the Assembly elections.

The action against the actor was taken by the social media site after her tweet that seemed utterly disrespectful for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and politically motivated in which she said, "This is horrible...

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021Anyone able to communicate, is distressed, says head of Psychiatry at AIIMS

New Delhi, May 4: It was during the first lockdown last year that Delhi-based Rasika Bhardwaj (name changed) got in touch with the Psychiatry department at AIIMS through their tele-medicine services. She just could not stay still. The fear that everything was falling apart consumed her.

"Leave alone concentrating on work, even bathing seemed like an impossible chore. Maybe the lockdown was a p

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021Free ration for 2 months to 72L ration card holders in Delhi: Kejriwal

NEW DELHI, MAY 4 : In a move towards helping needy people in the national capital amid lockdown imposed across the city, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday announced free ration for the next two months to 72 lakh ration card holders.

Kejriwal, however, clarified "it doesn't mean that the lockdown will continue for the next two months", expressing hope that the restrictions will be

 

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, 2021Over 1 crore 66 lakh people recovered from COVID-19 infection in country so far

NEW DELHI: The number of total active cases of COVID-19 in the country further swelled up today to comprise nearly 17 percent of the total reported cases. The Health Ministry has informed that currently over 34 lakh 47 thousand people are reported to be suffering from the viral pandemic and are either hospitalised or are under home isolation.

In the last 24 hours, the nation registered 3 lakh

 

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, 2021Social distancing not enough to cut Covid risk indoors: Study

Are you maintaining a distance of two-metres with your colleagues at work, co-passengers in public transport? You may still be at risk of contracting the Covid infection, says a study.

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in the US, stated that the two-metre rule was originally developed when the prevailing belief was that Covid-19 transmission occurred solely through he

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021EAM S Jaishankar hold talks with US counterpart Antony Blinken in London

NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had a meeting with his US counterpart Antony Blinken in London yesterday on the sidelines of G-7 Foreign Ministers' meeting. The two leaders had detailed discussion on the global Covid challenge, focussing on expanded vaccine production capacity and reliable supply chains.

The meeting also covered issues of Indo-Pacific, UN Security Council, M

 

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, 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

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021For now, alleged blanket ban on O2 supply for home isolation patients

Delay in RTPCR reports triggers panic, SMS can resolve matter

Jammu: While the government is taking all measures to fight the COVID pandemic particularly to meet the oxygen shortage if any arises, but the decision of administration putting blanket ban on supply of oxygen for home isolation patients have invited criticism from the general public while the delay in RTPCR test reports have also triggered panic and the suspected COVID patients are in limbo over

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021#COVID J&K records 51 deaths in a day, highest since pandemic began

With new 3,733 cases tally swells to 1.87 L

Jammu: With 51 new fatalities, the Jammu and Kashmir on Monday recorded highest number of deaths since the outbreak of pandemic while 3,733 new cases pushed the tally to 1.87 Lakh.

With 51 more deaths, highest since the pandemic outbreak, the death toll in the UT has reached to 2,421. Out of these fatalities, 24 died in GMC Jammu, 2 in MCH Wing GMC Jmu (Govt GN Hosp), 2 in GMC Rajouri

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021Pak intruder killed by BSF

PUNJAB: A Pakistani intruder was killed at the Indian border in Punjab’s Firozpur district on the intervening night of May 2 and 3, the Border Security Force has informed.

“On the intervening night of 2/3 May 2021, vigilant troops of 103 Bn #BSF, detected suspicious movement ahead of fencing within Indian territory. Considering the imminent threat of ANE, #borderman challenged and engaged 1 Pa

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021SII gets funds from centre

NEW DELHI : Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla on Monday said that vaccine manufacturing is a specialized process and it is not possible to ramp up production overnight while noting that the company has received total orders of over 26 crore doses, of which it has supplied more than 15 crore doses.

In a statement, he said they have got 100 per cent advance of Rs 1732.50 crore from th

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021NEET- PG exam postponed

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Monday announced that National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) Exam 2021 has been postponed for at least four months in a bid to provide adequate human resources for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, according to an official statement by the Prime Minister’s office (PMO).

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the growing need for adequate human r

 

Monday, May 3, 2021ADM Kupwara asks for adherence of Corona curfew

Rs.17100 realised from curfew violators


KUPWARA, MAY 03: Additional District Magistrate (ADM) Kupwara, Nazir Ahmad Lone today inspected the main Town Kupwara and took stock of the Corona Curfew imposed in the district.
The ADM inspected various Naka sites in Kupwara town and observed the working of the officials on duty. He himself penalised various curfew violators at the entry point of bus stand in the town. Municipality and othe

 

Monday, May 3, 202110 vehicles seized in Kupwara for illegal extraction of minor minerals


KUPWARA, MAY 03: On the directions of Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kupwara, Imam Din, the District Mineral Officer (DMO), Geology & Mining department, Kupwara, Mumtaz Ahmad Shah today conducted raids in Nallah Mawar of Kupwara district to curb illegal extraction of minor minerals.
During the raids, the DMO seized ten vehicles (07 tippers and 03 tractors) carrying bajri, sand/silt illegally from th

 

Monday, May 3, 2021Div Com visits Civil Secretariat Srinagar

Takes stock of preparations for Darbar Move opening


SRINAGAR, MAY 03: The Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole, today visited Civil Secretariat, Srinagar to take stock of arrangements/preparations for the smooth functioning of Darbar Move, opening partially here on Tuesday, May- 11.
During the visit, the Div Com stressed on adopting appropriate Covid behaviour and instructed Director Health Services Kashmir to facilitate

 

Monday, May 3, 2021DC Kishtwar conducts surprise market inspection

Inspects pace of work on Oxygen plant at DH


KISHTWAR MAY 03: Deputy Commissioner Ashok Sharma, along-with the Senior Superintendent of Police Shafqat Hussain Bhatt, today conducted surprise market inspection in Kishtwar town and took stock of the Implementation of the COVID 19 guidelines and SOPs.
During the inspection of town, he urged the shopkeepers to sincerely follow the COVID 19 appropriate behavior, besides seeking the cooperati

 

Monday, May 3, 2021Highway 4-Lanning: DC Ramban reviews progress on Nashri – Banihal section

Asks NHAI authorities to expedite work


RAMBAN, MAY 03: Deputy Commissioner, Ramban, Mussarat Islam today conducted a virtual meeting with the officers of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to discuss and resolve issues and take stock of the progress on the prestigious Nashri-Ramban and Ramban -Banihal sections of Jammu – Srinagar National Highway 4- lanning Project.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Harbans Lal, who is a

 

Monday, May 3, 2021DDC Poonch reviews functioning of Education department

POONCH, MAY, 03: District Development Commissioner Poonch, Inder Jeet today reviewed the functioning of the Education Department, here at a meeting of the concerned officers.
The meeting discussed literacy rate, Aadhar seeding of the students, repair and renovation of the playfields, construction of new playfields for each Panchayat, distribution of sports kits among the youth, bringing back sch

 

Monday, May 3, 2021J&K to conduct oxygen demand and supply audit COVID Apex Management Group directs for mobile vaccination

Establishes COVID war rooms for effective patient management and proper hospital referrals


JAMMU, May 03: The Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam today chaired the maiden meeting of the COVID Apex Management Group to review the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation and accordingly calibrate strategies for its control and mitigation.
To scientifically ascertain the medical oxygen demand in Jammu and Kashmir, the Chief Secretary directed a detailed audit of oxygen demand across all hos

 

Monday, May 3, 2021Javadekar slams Congress on World Press Freedom Day

NEW DELHI: On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said the Constitution has given freedom of the press as part of fundamental rights and it was only during Emergency when it was “muzzled” by the Congress.

World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNES

 

Monday, May 3, 2021COVID-19 management not our prerogative, EC tells SC

New Delhi, May 3: The Election Commission, rattled over the strong high court observations related to conducting of just concluded assembly elections, told the Supreme Court on Monday that COVID-19 management was not its prerogative and it does not run the governance of the state.

A bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and M R Shah was told by senior advocate Rakesh Dwivedi, appearing for the EC,

 

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.
However,

 

Monday, May 3, 2021SBI allocates Rs 71 Cr to combat 2nd wave of Covid-19

NEW DELHI: State Bank of India (SBI), the country's largest lender, has allocated Rs 71 crore, to undertake various support initiatives to help the country combat the second wave of Covid-19.

The bank has dedicated Rs 30 crore to setup 1,000 bed makeshift hospitals, 250 bed ICU facilities and 1,000 bed isolation facilities across some of the worst-hit states. These facilities would be set up i

 

Monday, May 3, 2021COVID hits IPL: KKR-RCB match postponed; "false positives" in CSK non-playing staff

New Delhi, May 3: A COVID-19 outbreak left the Indian Premier League on tenterhooks as Kolkata Knight Riders' Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive for the dreaded virus, forcing postponement of the team's game against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Ahmedabad this evening.

The match will be rescheduled some time later during the tournament, which will conclude on May 30.

"V

 

Monday, May 3, 2021Gold jumps Rs 310, silver rises Rs 580

New Delhi, May 3: Gold jumps Rs 310 to Rs 46,580 per 10 gram in the national capital on Monday reflecting recovery in global precious metal prices and rupee depreciation, according to HDFC Securities.

In the previous trade, the precious metal had closed at Rs 46,270 per 10 gram.

Silver also jumped Rs 580 to Rs 67,429 per kg from Rs 66,849 per kg in the previous trade.

The Indian rupee sl

 

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, 2021Petrol dealers urge LG to open one side of road at Singhu border

New Delhi, May 3: Petrol pump owners have urged Lt Governor Anil Baijal and Delhi police to at least open one side of the road at the Singhu border so that fuel retail business could resume after months of closure.

In a letter written to LG, the Delhi Petrol Dealers' Association has said that police should open one side of the road particularly Delhi-Panipat side as farmers have agreed to giv

 

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, 2021Covid-19: 24 die of Oxygen crisis in Chamarajanagara

Chamarajanagara, May 3: A total of 24 people have died in the last 24 hours due to non availability of Oxygen in various hospitals, government said here on Monday.

Chamarajanagara Deputy Commissioner Ravi said that while23 people died in government Hospital, one person succumbed in a private hospital. The deaths have taken place since 0800 hrs on May 2 till 0800 hrs on May 3.

It is being sa

 

Monday, May 3, 2021Policy paralysed govt can't defeat virus: Rahul

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has attacked the Union Government for policy paralysis, and said the government should face it and not fake it.

Rahul Gandhi tweeted, "A policy paralysed GOI cannot secure victory over the virus. Face it. Don't fake it."

India continued to report a dip in the number of Covid cases with 3,68,147 fresh cases and 3,417 fatalities recorded in last 24 ho

 

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, 2021V Prez Venkaiah Naidu greets media fraternity on World Press Freedom Day

NEW DELHI: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has greeted the media fraternity on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day. Mr. Naidu said that in the age of information, media professionals play a critical role in bringing out reliable and verified facts. He said that media professionals act as a protective shield to our society against disinformation.

Mr. Naidu urged media professionals to alw

 

Monday, May 3, 2021Australian PM defends ban on citizens returning from India; says it's in best interests'

Melbourne, May 3: Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday defended his government's decision to ban and impose a jail term and a penalty for Australians trying to return from India, saying it is in the country's best interests and to prevent a third wave of infections.

The Australian government, for the first time in history, recently imposed a ban on its citizens from returning ho

 

Monday, May 3, 2021Global Covid-19 caseload tops 152.4 mn

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 152.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.19 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Monday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 152,475,547 and 3,198,397, respectively.

The US continues

 

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, 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

 

Monday, May 3, 2021#COVID J&K issues fresh SoPs, edu institutions, paid parks to remain close till May 31

Night curfew in all districts, religious places of worship to remain open

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir State Executive Committee on Sunday put Srinagar district in the red category as it issued revised guidelines for effective containment of COVID-19 in the union territory.
According to the new guidelines, all educational institutions, public parks and coaching centres would continue to remain closed till May 31, while public transport is allowed to ply with 50 per ce

 

Monday, May 3, 2021#COVID || 41 new fatalities, 2,370 fresh cases

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir recorded 3,571 fresh COVID cases, taking the tally to 1,83,486 on Sunday, while 41 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 2,370, officials said.
Out of the fresh cases, 1,150 were from the Jammu division and 2,421 from the Kashmir division of the Union Territory, they said.
The officials said Srinagar district recorded the highest of 1,126 cases, followed by 486 i

 

Monday, May 3, 2021Probe launched into 4 deaths at Jammu hospital

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has initiated an inquiry into the death of four people allegedly due to shortage of medical oxygen at a private hospital here, officials said on Sunday.
Four people, including a woman, undergoing treatment at ASCOMS hospital for COVID-19, died last Saturday morning with one family alleging that the deaths were caused due to shortage of oxygen, a claim

 

Monday, May 3, 202141 officers deployed for mitigation efforts

Jammu: Forty-one officers have been deployed at various places including airports and railway stations across Jammu and Kashmir for assisting in coronavirus mitigation efforts, an official order said on Sunday.
Commissioner Secretary (General Administration Department) Manoj Kumar Dwivedi said 41 junior scale probationers have been relieved from their present places of posting and deployed at va

 

Monday, May 3, 2021Final-year MBBS students may be called for Covid duty: Reports

New Delhi: Medical students may be roped in to boost India’s response to the coronavirus crisis, government sources said on Sunday after a meeting led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to review efforts to contain the surge in COVID-19 cases that has overwhelmed the country and its healthcare system.
The Prime Minister reviewed ways to augment human resources for effective management of the COVID-

 

Monday, May 3, 2021For movement of employees, up convoy allowed on NH

Jammu: To allow free movement of vehicles carrying Darbar Move employees and passenger Light Motor Vehicles (LMVs), up convoy was allowed from Jammu to Srinagar on the national highway, the only all weather road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country.
Official sources said that for the third consecutive day on Sunday, traffic was allowed from Jammu to Srinagar to allow vehicles c

 

Sunday, May 2, 2021DC Kupwara inspects arrangements at Covid-19 Hospital

Takes stock of lockdown implementation across markets

KUPWARA, MAY 02: Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Imam Din today visited Covid-19 Hospital Kupwara and took stock of Vaccine supply and arrangements for Covid-19 patients.
The Deputy Commissioner inspected various sections of the hospital, besides, checked staff attendance and patient care services.
While interacting with doctors, the Deputy Commissioner was informed that there is sufficient stock

 

Sunday, May 2, 2021Community, PRIs involvement imperative for tackling the Pandemic: DC Anantnag

Directs for proper follow up of Covid Positive Cases, sampling of Co-morbid Persons, extension of corona curfew


ANANTNAG, MAY 02: The Deputy Commissioner Anantnag Dr. Piyush Singla today said the involvement of PRIs and people at community level is imperative in tackling the surge of cases during the second wave.
He said this while chairing a meeting of officers of district administration, health and other concerned departments here at Dak Bangalow Khanabal.
Addressing the meeting, the DC emphasised th

 

Sunday, May 2, 2021Essay Writing, Debate competition, online classes held on 400th birth Anniversary of Guru Tegh Bhadur Ji in Kupwara

KUPWARA, MAY 02: District Administration Kupwara in collaboration with Cultural Wing of Education department Kupwara today conducted various activities on the eve of 400th birth Anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji.
On the occasion, online essay writing and debate competitions were organized by the Cultural Education Wing in which a large number of students from different schools of the district

 

Sunday, May 2, 2021Department committed to safeguard farmers’ interests: Director Agriculture

Tours various areas in Srinagar



SRINAGAR, MAY 02 In order to ensure the availability of different agricultural inputs (seeds, fertilizers, pesticides etc.) and to take on field assessment of different agricultural activities, Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal today visited different areas of Srinagar district.
During the visit Director Agriculture said special times need special approach.
He asked the

 

Sunday, May 2, 2021Power shutdown


JAMMU, MAY 02: To carry out various development works, the power supply to R/Stn Samba-I & Samba-II, Bainglar, Rahiyan and adjoining areas shall remain affected on May 03 from 8 am to 1 pm.
Similarly, the power supply to R/Stn. Vijaypur, Sarore, Jakh, Kolpur, Bandral, Racca, Jogpur, Sarore Jakh Industry and adjoining areas shall remain affected on May 03 from 8 am to 1 pm.
Likewise, the power

 

Sunday, May 2, 2021Advisor Baseer Khan inspects Power Grid, Receiving Stations in Srinagar

Asks for strict adherence to schedule, effective functioning of 24x7 Customer Grievance redressal cell


SRINAGAR MAY 02:- Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan, Sunday conducted a surprise visit to various Power Grid and Receiving stations including Grid station Solina, Power Grid Bemina and Grid sub-station Rawalpora in Srinagar.
While inspecting the functioning of these grid stations, Advisor issued instructions to officers of Power Development Department for effective regulation o

 

Sunday, May 2, 2021UK in last lap in fight against COVID-19, says minister

Jammu, May 2: The UK is very close to turning the corner in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic and it is important to remain careful in the last lap of the process, UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Sunday.

The senior Cabinet minister was defending the government's roadmap out of the lockdown, which is now set to ease further on May 17 when greater indoor interactions are expec

 

Sunday, May 2, 2021Randhir Kapoor out of ICU, doing much better

Jammu, May 2: Veteran actor Randhir Kapoor, who is undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at a hospital here, on Sunday said he has been moved out of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

The 74-year-old actor was admitted at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital after he tested positive for the novel coronavirus earlier this week.

"I am doing much better. I was there in the ICU for a day and then th

 

Sunday, May 2, 2021Rahul diagnosed with appendicitis, Agarwal to lead Punjab in his absence

Jammu, May 2: Punjab Kings skipper K L Rahul has been diagnosed with acute appendicitis and has flown to Mumbai for surgery and further treatment, the IPL franchise announced on Sunday.

Mayank Agarwal will lead the side in Rahul's absence, starting with tonight's match against Delhi Capitals here.

"K L Rahul complained of severe abdomen pain last night and after not responding to medication

 

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, 2021Phase-3 vaccination: Over 86,000 received first dose on May 1

New Delhi: A total of 86,023 beneficiaries in the age group of 18-44 years received their first dose of COVID vaccine across 11 states on May 1, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday.

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 15.68 crore as the phase-3 of the nationwide vaccination drive commenced on Saturday.

The ministry said, "86,023 benef

 

Sunday, May 2, 2021Exports jump to USD 30.21 bn in Apr; trade deficit widens to USD 15.24 bn

Jammu, May 2: India's exports in April jumped nearly three-folds to USD 30.21 billion on account of healthy growth in key sectors including engineering, gems and jewellery, and petroleum products, even as trade deficit widened to USD 15.24 billion, according to commerce ministry's preliminary data released on Sunday.

The country's merchandise exports were to the tune of USD 10.17 billion in Ap

 

Sunday, May 2, 2021Mamata Banerjee pays tribute to Satyajit Ray on his 100th birth anniversary

Jammu, May 2: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday took to Twitter and paid tribute to legendary director Satyajit Ray on his 100th birth anniversary.

Celebrities and netizens have also taken to the social media to pay tribute to the icon.

Banerjee began her tribute with one of the most popular lines of Ray's musicals -- "Goopi Gyne Bagha Byne" -- Maharaja Tomare Selam (Salu

 

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, 2021India receives more foreign aid of medicines, medical equipment & oxygen

Jammu, May 2: India has received more foreign aid of medicines, medical equipment and oxygen. Another flight from US arrived in India last night carrying over one thousand oxygen cylinders, regulators and other medical equipment.

The third shipment in a period of two days adding to the oxygen capacities in India. The Ministry of External Affairs thanked US for its support.

Hundred oxygen

 

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, 2021Messi backs social media boycott by English soccer

Jammu, May 2: Lionel Messi used his social media platform with 200 million followers to call for action against online abuse.

The Barcelona forward's message on Saturday coincides with a four-day boycott of social media by soccer leagues, clubs and players in England to protest against online racial abuse and discrimination.

Messi was not silent. Instead, he used his Instagram post to send

 

Sunday, May 2, 2021Will try to keep soft interest rate regime as long as possible: SBI chief

Jammu, May 2: State Bank of India (SBI) will try to keep the interest rates benign as long as possible with a view to supporting the economic growth, its chairman Dinesh Kumar Khara has said.

On the impact of the second wave of COVID-19 on non-performing assets of the bank, the SBI chief said that as the lockdown was not pan-India, one will have to wait and watch to assess its impact on the ba

 

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, 2021GST collection hits all-time high of over Rs 1.41 lakh crore in April

Jammu, May 2: The gross Goods and Services Tax (GST) revenue collected in the month of April is at a record high of one lakh 41 thousand 384 crore rupees. Of which CGST is 27 thousand 837 crore, SGST is 35 thousand 621 crore, IGST is 68 thousand 481 crore and Cess is nine thousand 445 crore rupees.

Finance Ministry said, the revenues for the month of April this year are 14 per cent higher tha

 

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, 2021Match-winning knock against teams like CSK stuff people will speak about: Pollard

Jammu, May 2: Big-hitting Mumbai Indians batsman Kieron Pollard feels proud of his match-winning knock against arch rivals Chennai Super Kings in the "El Clasico of IPL", saying this was a kind of performance people would speak about for long.

Pollard singlehandedly took Mumbai Indians to a four-wicket win over CSK by smashing a blistering 34-ball 87 not out in a last-ball thriller on Saturday

 

Sunday, May 2, 2021Dilip Kumar admitted to hospital for routine check-up, to be discharged today

Jammu, May 2: Legendary actor Dilip Kumar has been admitted to a hospital for a regular health check-up and will be discharged today, his wife and veteran actor Saira Banu said on Sunday.

The 98-year-old actor was admitted to the suburban Khar-based Hinduja Hospital on Friday afternoon, Banu said.

"All the tests have been conducted by the team of doctors and sahab (Kumar) is fine. He will b

 

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, 2021Fauci suggests a few weeks' lockdown in India

New Delhi: Top US epidemiologist Anthony Fauci has suggested a lockdown for a few weeks in India as an immediate step to contain the spread of the coronavirus as its deadly second wave shows no signs of ebbing.
Fauci, in an interview to The Indian Express, said another most important thing in the immediate is to get supplies of oxygen, medication, PPEs.
He said looking at the magnitude of the

 

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, 2021ADM inspects enforcement of Corona Curfew in Ramban

RAMBAN, MAY 01: Additional District Magistrate, Ramban, Harbans Lal, along with Additional Superintendent of Police, Rajni Sharma, conducted an extensive tour of Ramban town to take stock of implementation of Corona curfew, besides reviewing the status of essential services, here today.
The ADM directed the concerned officers to ensure smooth and hassle free delivery of essential services during

 

Saturday, May 1, 2021Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Prakash Diwas celebration begins at low -key amid strict adherence to COVID SOPs

JAMMU, MAY 01: Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji’s 400th Prakash Diwas celebration bagin today at a low -key here amid strict adherence to COVID SOPs.
May 1st marked the Prakash Purab (birth anniversary) of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, the ninth Guru of Sikhism, who is known for his supreme sacrifice and refusal to bow to tyranny and injustice.
A programme was held today at Gurudwara Maharani Chand Kour, which w

 

Saturday, May 1, 2021Div Com inspects newly installed Oxygen Generation Plant at DH Reasi

Also inspects Covid care facilities at District Hospital


JAMMU, MAY 01: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer today inspected the functioning of the newly installed 1000 LPM Oxygen Generation Plant at District Hospital Reasi.
The Div Com was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Reasi, Ajay Sharma; SSP Reasi, Shailender Singh; besides CMO, Medical Superintendent and other concerned officers.
The Divisional Commissioner took a round of plant

 

Saturday, May 1, 2021Bulletin on Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19)

JK reports3832 new positive cases,147242 recovered so far


JAMMU, MAY01-The Government on Saturday informed that 3832 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19),1231from Jammu division and 2601from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 179915.Also 47 COVID-19 deaths have been reported, 30 from Jammu Division and 17 from Kashmir Division.
Moreover, 1801 more COVID-19

 

Saturday, May 1, 2021Reliance ramps up production of medical-grade oxygen to 1,000 tonnes a day



New Delhi:Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Ltd has ramped up production of medical oxygen to 1,000 tonnes per day, making it India's largest producer of medical-grade liquid oxygen from a single location.
Reliance ramped up production from near-zero to 1,000 tonnes per day and now produces over 11 per cent of India's total production of medical-grade liquid oxygen - meeting t

 

Saturday, May 1, 2021Power shutdown


JAMMU, MAY 01: In order to carry out various upgradation/repair works, the power supply to Manjakote, Ghambir, BG and Mendhar shall remain affected on May 02 from 08 am to 01 pm.
Similarly, the power supply to Thannamandi, Darhal, Fatehpur, Bhattian, Sialsui, Dhangri, Dhanwan, Dunghi-Keri, Mandi, Swajian, Loran, Sunderbani town, Thandapani, Phall, Banpuri, Kangri Seri-Syal and Bhambla shall re

 

Saturday, May 1, 2021DDMA Srinagar establishes Covid-19 War Room

Div Com Kashmir inaugurates the Centre

SRINAGAR MAY 01:- In order to facilitate the general public regarding Covid-19 related queries and to ensure systematic Redressal of such issues , the District Disaster Management Authority(DDMA), Srinagar today on 01.05.2021 has launched 24/7 dedicated Helpline at Covid-19 War Control Room.
The facility was inaugurated by the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole in presence of Cha

 

Saturday, May 1, 2021Advisor Baseer Khan holds interaction with stakeholders of Srinagar, Budgam at SKICC

Seeks cooperation of all stakeholders towards containing Covid-19; Emphasizes vigorous vaccination drive


SRINAGAR, MAY 01:- Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan, on Saturday held interactive meetings with representatives of Trade Bodies, Tourism Industry, Industries, Religious leaders and other stakeholders at Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Center (SKICC) here to discuss issues arisen due to outbreak of second wave of Covid pandemic besides working out remedial measures.
Dep

 

Saturday, May 1, 2021DDC reviews implementation of PMAY-Housing for all (Urban) Scheme


KATHUA, MAY 01: District Development Commissioner Kathua, Rahul Yadav today reviewed the progress and implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY)- Housing For All (Urban) Scheme, here at a meeting of line departments.
Chief Planning Officer, Programme Officer DUDA, Chief Executive Officer Municipal Council Kathua, Executive officer Hiranagar and Basohli attended the meeting.
It was

 

Saturday, May 1, 2021DC Kishtwar takes stock of COVID containment measures in Paddar

Checks the punctuality of staff in Govt Offices


KISHTWAR, MAY 01: Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar, Ashok Sharma, today conducted a whirlwind tour of Paddar Sub-Division and took stock of the facilities and logistics for COVID-19 containment.
He was accompanied by SDM, Paddar Varunjeet Charak, CAO Kishtwar Satish Bhagat, Tehsildar Paddar Major Singh among others.
En-route Paddar, he inspected patient care in the PHC Keru and checked the attend

 

Saturday, May 1, 2021DC Kulgam visits various areas, markets across the district


Reviews implementation of corona curfew
KULGAM, MAY 01: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kulgam, Dr. Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat today visited various areas and markets of the district to take stock of implementation of corona curfew that has been imposed across the district to contain the spread of Coronavirus infection.
The DC on the occasion said that the lockdown has been strictly imposed

 

Saturday, May 1, 2021DC Anantnag holds introductory meeting with Prosecution Officers

Stresses for increasing the conviction rate, assures support from administration


ANANTNAG, MAY 01: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Anantnag, Dr. Piyush Singla today held an introductory cum interactive meeting with officers of the Prosecution Department at Dak Bungalow Khanabal here.
At the outset, the DC impressed upon the officers to put in stringent efforts for increasing the conviction rates of the cases. He also called for joint efforts for ensuring people associated wi

 

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, 2021Google launching new rules to improve app quality on Play Store

New Delhi: In a fresh bid to sanitise its Play Store, Google has announced new policies and guidelines to improve app quality and discovery for users.

The company said that app title, icon and developer name that do not meet the upcoming policies will not be allowed on Google Play.

The new set of policies include limiting the length of app titles to 30 characters, prohibiting keywords that

 

Saturday, May 1, 2021India to begin Hockey Pro League campaign vs New Zealand

Bengaluru, May 1: Men's hockey captain Manpreet Singh said his teammates are excited at the prospect of taking on New Zealand and Australia in away games as they launch their FIH Hockey Pro league 2021-22 campaign in February.

The FIH announced the schedule for the 2021-22 season on Friday. This year's edition of the home-and-away league will start on 6 October when reigning women's world cha

 

Saturday, May 1, 2021Bikramjeet Kanwarpal dies due to Covid complications, B'Town mourns loss(

Mumbai: Bollywood took to social media to mourn the demise of actor Bikramjeet Kanwarpal due to Covid-related complications. He was 52.

After retiring from the Indian Army, Bikramjeet entered showbiz in 2003. He has been part of films such as “Rocket Singh: Salesman Of The Year”, “Aarakshan”, “Murder 2”, “2 States” and “The Ghazi Attack”. He has also been TV shows such as “Diya Aur Baati Hum”,

 

Saturday, May 1, 2021April GST collection sets new record, surges over Rs 1.41L cr

New Delhi: India’s gross GST revenue collection reached a new record high of over Rs 1.41 lakh crore in April 2021, beating all expectations of lower collections in wake disruptions clauses by fresh wave of Covid-19.

Accordingly, the GST revenues during April 2021 are the highest since the introduction of the tax. The same feat was achieved even in March when collections at over Rs 1.23 lakh c

 

Saturday, May 1, 2021Gautam Gambhir arranges 200 oxygen concentrators for people in Delhi


New Delhi: The East Delhi MP said the oxygen concentrators will be provided free of cost and the step has been taken to strengthen the city’s fight against the deadly second wave of COVID-19 which has cost so many lives.

The Delhi High Court had earlier this week questioned if Gambhir had license to procure and distribute Fabiflu in large quantities.

The BJP leader’s office, in a statem

 

Saturday, May 1, 20217 Covid patients die due to Oxygen crisis in Gurugram hospital

MAY 1: At least 7 patients died allegedly due to shortage of Oxygen supply in Kriti Hospital of Gurugram, located in Sector-56, on Friday night.

Attendants of the deceased created ruckus inside the hospital premises. Some family members also staged protest outside the hospital.

Reportedly the deceaseds' families approached the police and with their intervention the lives of remaining Covid

 

Saturday, May 1, 2021Petrol, diesel prices remain static for 17 days in a row

New Delhi: Fuel prices in the country remained unchanged on Saturday as oil marketing companies decided to wait and watch the situation prevailing in global oil markets before before restarting daily revision of petrol and diesel prices.

Sources indicated that price revisions may begin anytime next week after results to state elections are declared. However, whether price of petrol and diesel

 

Saturday, May 1, 2021Lata Mangeshkar gives Rs 7L to Maha CMRF for Covid

Mumbai: Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has expressed his gratitude to the renowned singer for her public-spirited gesture to help the Covid-19 efforts.

The CM also appealed to people to contribute whatever they can for the Covid-19 war and the ongoing free vaccination drive for 18-44 age group which was taken up in the state from today, May 1, which is also Maharashtra Day and International

 

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, 2021Rahul Gandhi launches medical advisory helpline

New Delhi, May 1: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday launched 'Hello Doctor', a medical advisory helpline for Covid patients and urged the doctors to come forward and extend their support.

Taking to Twitter, Mr Gandhi said, 'India needs to stand together and help our people. We have launched "Hello Doctor’ a medical advisory helpline. Please call +919983836838 for medical advice. Dear Dr

 

Saturday, May 1, 2021SC allows counting of votes in UP Panchayat polls

New Delhi, May 1: The Supreme Court on Saturday refused to put a stay on the counting of votes for the Uttar Pradesh Panchayat elections.

The four-phase panchayat polls in Uttar Pradesh ended on Thursday and the counting is scheduled to begin from Sunday morning, May 2.

"We reject the request for deferring the counting by recording the submissions of the SEC that all protocols will be obser

 

Saturday, May 1, 202115 oxygen concentrators from Thailand arrived in Delhi as assistance to India in fight against COVID-19

NEW DELHI: Fifteen oxygen concentrators from Thailand arrived in Delhi today as assistance to India in the fight against COVID19. India has welcomed the gift of oxygen concentrators from its ASEAN partner. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi also thanked the Indian community in Thailand who have generously donated another 15 oxygen concentrators.

Sources said Thai Prime Mini

 

Saturday, May 1, 2021K'taka witnesses biggest single-day spike of 48,296 Covid cases

Bengaluru, May 1: Battered by the onslaught of the second of the Covid-19 pandemic, Karnataka reported an all-time high single-day spike of 48,296 Covid cases in the last 24 hours, including a staggering 26,756 infections in Bengaluru alone, the state health bulletin said on Friday.

“With 48,296 new cases registered on Thursday, the state’s Covid tally shot up to 15,23,142, including 3,82,690

 

Saturday, May 1, 2021Sonakshi Sinha urges people to contribute to organisations fighting Covid

Mumbai: In the video, the actress spoke of about how the country is going through a terrible time and appeals to everyone to help out in whatever way they can.

"Hi everyone, let's talk. We have been hit by the second wave of covid and it is way worse than last year. It breaks my heart every time I hear of someone losing their family or their friend to Covid. Seeing visuals of what our health

 

Saturday, May 1, 2021Centre releases Rs 8,873.6 cr fund to states to fight Covid

New Delhi, May 1: The Finance Ministry has released an amount of Rs 8,873.6 crore in advance towards central share of the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) for FY22 to help states in their fight against Covid-19.

The advance release of 1st instalment of central share towards SDRF has been released as a special dispensation on the recommendations of the home ministry.

Normally, the first i

 

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, 2021Guj: 18 COVID-19 patients killed in hospital fire

Ahmedabad, May 1: At least 18 coronavirus patients died after a fire broke out at a hospital in Gujarat's Bharuch in the early hours on Saturday.

This COVID-19 designated hospital is situated on the Bharuch-Jambusar highway, around 190 km from Ahmedabad and is being run by a trust.

According to an hospital source, there were around 50 other patients at the four-storeyed Welfare Hospital whe

 

Saturday, May 1, 2021PM Modi greets people of Gujarat, M'rashtra on statehood day

New Delhi, May 1: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the people of Gujarat and Maharashtra on their statehood day and wished them more strength to fight Covid-19 successfully.

Taking to Twitter, he said, 'Today, Gujarat and Maharashtra mark their Statehood Days. Both states are home to outstanding people, who have made landmark contributions to national growth. May these states f

 

Saturday, May 1, 2021With over 4 lakh nCoV cases in 24 hrs, India sets new grim world record

New Delhi, May 1: India has set a grim, global record with 401,993 new COVID-19 cases within the past 24 hours, marking the largest daily increase since the start of the outbreak, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said on Saturday.

The total number of those who tested positive for the coronavirus in India has reached 19,164,969, according to the ministry.

Within the sa

 

Saturday, May 1, 2021#COVID || J&K logs 3532 new cases, 30 fatalities

Tally at 1.76 Lakh, death toll at 2283

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir on Friday recorded its biggest single-day spike of 3,532 COVID-19 cases, raising its tally to 1,76,079 while 30 new fatalities pushed the death toll to 2,283.
Among fresh deaths 17 were from Jammu region and 13 from Kashmir.
“With these fatalities overall death toll reached to 2283 including 889 in Jammu and 1394 in the Valley,” an official said.
A senior offic

 

Saturday, May 1, 2021Panel finds leakage in oxygen pipeline at GMC, other flaws

Jammu: While entire is country is reeling under shortage of medical oxygen and centre is making all the efforts to meet requirement amid high demand due to surge in COVID cases, the same is being leaked and wasted in premier health institution Government Medical College and Hospital , Jammu (GMC&H).
Apart from this, in absence of adequate technical staff, the COVID patients are given free hands

 

Saturday, May 1, 2021Govt working unitedly to deal with Covid crisis: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that all arms of the government are working unitedly and rapidly to deal with the worsening Covid-19 situation in the country.
His remarks came during a high-level meeting with the council of ministers to discuss the Covid-19 situation in India.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister urged his ministers to stay in touch with people of their

 

Saturday, May 1, 2021JKCET registration deadline extended

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Board of Professional Entrance Examination (JKBOPEE) has extended the application deadline for the Common Entrance Test (JKCET 2021).
All those who interested can now apply online till May 10, 2021, at the official website jkbopee.gov.in. Earlier, the registration was scheduled to conclude today, April 30.
“It is informed to all such eligible interested candidates