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Police regulating social distancing In Bandipora: In Pictures

Police regulating social distancing In Bandipora: In Pictures
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Social Distancing a potent weapon to fight COVID-19: Director SKIMS

Social Distancing a potent weapon to fight COVID-19: Director SKIMS

Srinagar: The world is facing a severe and acute health emergency due to ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic and rigorous measures are being taken to mitigate and contain the transmission of this infection and the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura, Srinagar, is trying hard to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the […]

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Coordination Teams constituted to ensure movement of essential goods, services

Coordination Teams constituted to ensure movement of essential goods, services

Jammu: Ramping up J&K’s response in view of the emerging situation due to the outbreak of Corona Virus (COVID-19), Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo today chaired maiden meeting of the Coordination teams constituted by the Government, here at civil secretariat. The Coordination teams have been constituted to ensure movement of essential goods […]

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CS reviews status of Highway, Asks NHAI to expedite restoration works

CS reviews status of Highway, Asks NHAI to expedite restoration works

JAMMU, MARCH 31: Chief Secretary, B. V. R. Subrahmanyam, today chaired a meeting to review status of restoration and repair works on National Highway at Dalvas near Nashri Tunnel which was damaged due to massive landslide resulting suspension of all vehicular traffic. Principal Secretary, Civil Aviation, Rohit Kansal, IGP Traffic T Namgyal, Commissioner Secretary, Industries […]

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Covid-19: 15001 persons under radar, 1371 complete surveillance period in J&K

Covid-19: 15001 persons under radar, 1371 complete surveillance period in J&K

Srinagar: The J&K Government on Tuesday informed that 15001 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance so far. As per the daily Media Bulletin on novel coronavirus, 9895 persons have been kept under home quarantine (including facilities operated by Govt.) while as 350 are in hospital quarantine. Persons who […]

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Sterilization drives held at Ramnagri, Sedow

Sterilization drives held at Ramnagri, Sedow

Shopian: An intensive sterilization drive has been launched in the Ramnag and Sedow villages, which have been declared red zones following the detection of Covid-19 positive cases to contain the further spread of the pandemic. The sterilization and fumigation drive is being carried out under the supervision of the Deputy Commissioner, (DC) Shopian, Choudhary Mohammad […]

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Shopian K-Oil dealers donate Rs 50,000

Shopian K-Oil dealers donate Rs 50,000

SHOPIA: Extending a helping hand to tackle the deadly pandemic caused by Coronavirus, the kerosene oil dealers of district Shopian contributed Rs.50,000 to Covid-19 relief fund. District president of the K.oil dealers, Javeed Ahmad donated a cheque to District Magistrate(DM), Shopian, Choudhary Muhammad Yasin in his office chamber in presence of Additional Deputy Commissioner, Shopian, […]

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Curbs Continue: In Pictures

Curbs Continue: In Pictures

Srinagar: Restrictions continue in Kashmir Valley on Tuesday. The authorities have tightened restrictions in a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus in KAshmir VAlley. Pictures by Zargar Zahoor

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Covid-19: 20 villages, 7 areas in Kashmir declared red zones

Covid-19: 20 villages, 7 areas in Kashmir declared red zones

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday declared Mehjoor Nagar, Natipora, Lal Bazar, Eidgah and Shalteng in Srinagar besides Chadoora in Budgam district as Red Zones. A government official said 20 villages including Parray Mohala Hajin, Chandergeer Hajin, Batagund Hajin in Bandipora district, Gudoora, Chandgam, Pinglena, Parigam, Abhama,Sangerwani and Khaigam in Pulwama district and Waskura […]

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A G Mir Given Additional Charge of MD Police Housing Corporation

A G Mir Given Additional Charge of MD Police Housing Corporation

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on ordered that Abdul Ghani Mir (IPS), ADGP (Headquarters), shall hold the charge of the post of MD Police Housing Corporation (PHC) in addition to his own duties, till further orders. The order has been issued by the Home department consequent upon the retirement on superannuation of Mohammad Suliman […]

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6 more test positive, covid-19 tally in J&K rises to 55

6 more test positive, covid-19 tally in J&K rises to 55

Srinagar: Six more persons including a 10-year-old boy have tested positive for coronavirus, taking the number of covid-19 patients in Kashmir to 43 and 55 across the J&K. “6 new positive cases confirmed in Kashmir Division. All contacts of previous positive cases. Meanwhile contact tracing continues in both Jammu and Kashmir Divisions. Please cooperate. Let’s […]

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10-year-old boy among 3 more test positive, J&K Covid-19 tally now at 52

10-year-old boy among 3 more test positive, J&K Covid-19 tally now at 52

Srinagar: Three more persons including a 10-year-old boy tested positive for coronavirus, taking the number of covid-19 patients in Kashmir to 40 and 52 across the J&K. Official sources said that the boy, a resident of Eidgah Srinagar, had reported to SKIMS on Monday and his sample came out to be positive today. The two […]

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Several areas sealed in 5 J&K districts to control coronavirus spread: Govt

Several areas sealed in 5 J&K districts to control coronavirus spread: Govt

Srinagar: Government on Tuesday said that several areas surrounding the location of covid-19 cases or untraced contact cases had to be sealed in Jammu, Srinagar, Pulwama, Shopian and Rajouri in the interest of controlling spread of the dreaded disease. “Aggressive contact tracing of positive cases key to control spread of #Coronavirus. Yesterday several areas surrounding […]

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Day 5: Highway Remains Closed

Day 5: Highway Remains Closed

‘Traffic Restoration Will Still Take Time’ Srinagar: Jammu-Srinagar highway on Tuesday remained closed for the fifth consecutive day due to landslides and authorities say that “it will take time to clear the debris.” Police said that the highway, only all-weather road connectivity of the Valley with the outside world, remained blocked due to landslide at […]

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Boutique owner in Tral distributes free uniforms among doctors

Boutique owner in Tral distributes free uniforms among doctors

BASHARAT RASHID Tral: A boutique owner in Tral area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district has distributed free uniforms among the doctors in recognition of their great contribution in fight against the coronavirus. Saima Reshi, a 26-year-old girl from the Batagund area of Tral, who runs the boutique— Fashion Shades—says: “We are very thankful to Doctors, […]

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HC Asks Govt To Ensure Safety Of Doctors, Other Heath Workers

HC Asks Govt To Ensure Safety Of Doctors, Other Heath Workers

Jammu: The Division Bench of the High Court comprising Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Sindhu Sharma, while hearing public interest litigation pertaining to spread of Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) today issued a series of directions to Government and its departments. The entire proceedings in the matter were conducted through video conferencing and video calls. […]

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One more test positive, J&K Covid-19 tally now at 49

One more test positive, J&K Covid-19 tally now at 49

Srinagar: The number of covid-19 cases rose to 49 in Jammu and Kashmir as 11 more persons have tested positive for the disease on Monday, government said. “Just Now: Another positive case reported by SKIMS Soura. Total 49,” government spokesman Rohit Kansal tweeted. A government official revealed that 11 positive cases were reported today—8 in […]

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J&K reports 10 more Covid-19 cases, tally now at 48  

J&K reports 10 more Covid-19 cases, tally now at 48  

Srinagar: The number of covid-19 cases rose to 48 in Jammu and Kashmir as ten more persons have tested positive for the disease on Monday, government said. A government official revealed that ten positive cases were reported today—7 in Kashmir and 3 in Jammu.   The officer also informed that 11644 travellers and persons in contact […]

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Govt directs schools to extend date for depositing fee till April 30th

Govt directs schools to extend date for depositing fee till April 30th

Schools cannot charge fee for online lectures: Dr Samoon SRINAGAR, MARCH 30: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday directed the schools to extend last date for depositing school fees up to April 30 besides no charge should be levied for the online lectures/assignments or link the result of the child on the basis of home […]

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Covid-19: JK’s Cultural Academy Releases Awareness Song

Covid-19: JK’s Cultural Academy Releases Awareness Song

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL) today released a song to generate awareness among masses on the deadly virus. The song is written by poet, Muzafar Hussain Dilber and sung by noted Sikara fame singer, Munir Ahmad Mir. The first song, ‘Traw Nerun Te Pherun Watan Baya’ on deadly virus […]

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Covid-19: Govt Declares 2 Shopian villages as ‘red zones’

Covid-19: Govt Declares 2 Shopian villages as ‘red zones’

Shopian: Invoking prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC, Disaster Management Act and The Epidemic Disease Act, District Magistrate Shopian said that there would be no inward and outward movement of any person from the villages declared red zones and the people would stay in their homes to ensure complete lockdown. In this regard […]

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Govt Gives final warning to people concealing travel history

Govt Gives final warning to people concealing travel history

Pulwama: Under the reeling COVID-19 pandemic, the hiding of travel history and contact history with the COVID-19 positive cases has further endangered the lives of people. In this regard District Magistrate, Pulwama, has issued final warning to the people not disclosing their travel history or contact history with any COVID-19 positive case. DM emphasized that […]

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I&FC installs 9 automatic WLRs to record Jhelum, major tributaries water level

I&FC installs 9 automatic WLRs to record Jhelum, major tributaries water level

Srinagar: Irrigation and Flood Control department (I&FC) had installed nine Automatic Water Level Recorders (WLRs) on River Jhelum at Sangam, Pampore, Ram Munshi Bagh & Asham and at its major tributaries including Sind, Lidder, Doodganga, Vaishaw & Rambiar. The German based technology Automatic Water Level Recorders are fitted with SIM cards, which will records water […]

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Srinagar residents without ration cards can call helpline numbers to place demand for foodgrains

Srinagar residents without ration cards can call helpline numbers to place demand for foodgrains

Srinagar: In view of the prevailing situation the Srinagar administration has opened helpline numbers for those without ration cards to place their demands for foodgrains. The non-ration card holders of the district can call on 9018249426 or 8825010324 to raise their requests. Sajad Qadri who has been posted as Officer on Special Duty at DC […]

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Govt sanctions Rs 17.65 Cr for registered construction workers

Govt sanctions Rs 17.65 Cr for registered construction workers

Jammu: The government today sanctioned Rs 17.65 crore for construction workers registered with the J&K Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board who have been left without any work due to lockdown announced in view of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Accordingly, the government sanctioned Rs 1000 each in favour of active registered construction workers. The amount […]

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Dir Industries, Jammu, Kashmir appointed Registrar of Firms, Societies

Dir Industries, Jammu, Kashmir appointed Registrar of Firms, Societies

Jammu: The government today issued two orders under section 98 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019, read with clause 17 of the Jammu and Kashmir Removal of Difficulties Order, 2019. According to the first order, “Lieutenant Governor hereby directs that the Director, Industries and Commerce, Kashmir and Jammu appointed as “Registrar of Firms” […]

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4 more test positive in Kashmir, J&K COVID-19 tally now 45

4 more test positive in Kashmir, J&K COVID-19 tally now 45

Srinagar: The number of covid-19 cases rose to 33 in Kashmir as four more persons have tested positive for the disease in Valley on Monday. “Four more cases detected positive in Kashmir. 2 each from Shopian and Srinagar. All contacts of previous positive cases. Contact tracing working on ground,” Principal Secretary, Planning, Development & Monitoring […]

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Burglars decamp with cash, valuables from COVID-19 Patient’s house in Bandipora

Burglars decamp with cash, valuables from COVID-19 Patient’s house in Bandipora

Srinagar: Unidentified persons have carried out a burglary in the house of a Covid-19 patient in the Hajin area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Monday. Reports said that the burglars struck at the house last night at the Saderkoot Bala area in Hajin Bandipora. The house has been abandoned as all members have been […]

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COVID-19: 3 more test positive, JK tally rises to 41

COVID-19: 3 more test positive, JK tally rises to 41

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Monday reported three more COVID-19 cases, taking the number the patients to 41. All the three fresh cases have been reported in Jammu division. “No new cases in Kashmir Division; In Jammu Division 3 new positive positive cases. Total for J&K now 41,” Principal Secretary, Planning, Development & Monitoring Department, […]

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Govt deny lockdown extension ‘rumours, media reports’

Govt deny lockdown extension ‘rumours, media reports’

Srinagar: The government of India on Monday denied “rumours and media reports” claiming that the Government will extend the 21-lockdown when it expires. “There are rumours & media reports, claiming that the Government will extend the #Lockdown21 when it expires. The Cabinet Secretary has denied these reports, and stated that they are baseless,” the Press […]

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Govt ropes in private hospitals, nursing homes to ramp-up isolation facilities

Govt ropes in private hospitals, nursing homes to ramp-up isolation facilities

Jammu: Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education Department, Atal Dulloo today said government has roped in private hospitals and nursing homes to create additional isolation facilities across Jammu and Kashmir for treating COVID-19 patients. In this regard, Atal Dulloo visited the Acharya Shri Chander College of Medical Sciences (ASCOMS) Jammu and assessed the isolation beds […]

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Implement lockdown restrictions rigorously: Gauba

Implement lockdown restrictions rigorously: Gauba

Jammu: Cabinet Secretary, Rajiv Gauba today asked all States/UTs to rigorously implement lockdown restrictions to contain the community transmission of coronavirus pandemic. He asked for taking stern action against people who are violating lockdown orders. Cabinet Secretary made these remarks while holding a video conference meeting with the Chief Secretaries and DGPs of all States […]

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6465 under surveillance, 588 samples tested: Govt

6465 under surveillance, 588 samples tested: Govt

Srinagar: The J&K Government on Sunday informed that 6465 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance so far. As per the daily Media Bulletin on novel coronavirus, 3260 persons have been kept under home quarantine (including facilities operated by Govt.) while as 307 are in hospital quarantine. Persons who […]

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DSEK issues orders for regularization of 155 ReT teachers

DSEK issues orders for regularization of 155 ReT teachers

Srinagar: Directorate of School Education Kashmir today issued orders for the regularization of 155 Rehbar-e-Taleem teachers engaged under erstwhile Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan(SSA) to the post of Teacher Grade-II. The official order of the regularization reads that “Chief Education Officers of Budgam/ Ganderbal/ Kulgam/ Pulwama/ Shopian/ Srinagar shall be personally responsible to verify authenticity of original testimonials […]

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Six arrested for violating restriction orders in Bandipora

Six arrested for violating restriction orders in Bandipora

Bandipora: On the directions of District Magistrate Bandipora, the Bandipora Police on Sunday booked six persons in Chandergeer area of Hajin town for violating restriction orders issued by the District Magistrate, Bandipora. Two FIRs have been registered in Police Station Hajin under FIR No 11 and 12 under section 188 IPC at Police Station Hajin […]

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Order Eatables online, admin will deliver at doorstep, DC to people in Bandipora

Bandipora: Amid lockdown to fight Coronavirus infections and COVID-19 if you are in need food items and other essentials, you can order on-line or call the district administration same will be delivered at your doorstep within shortest possible time. The district administration Bandipora started this innovative initiative to provide essential supplies to the people at […]

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Srinagar couple hid travel history; such people put entire society at risk: Kansal

Srinagar: Principal Secretary, Planning, Development & Monitoring Department, Rohit Kansal, who is also the J&K Govt Spokesperson, said that a couple from Srinagar who tested positive yesterday hid international travel history and noted that such people are putting entire society to risk. “Contact tracing teams reporting that despite so many appeals people still hiding travel […]

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Community spread of coronavirus a possibility in Kashmir: Doctors’ Body

Community spread of coronavirus a possibility in Kashmir: Doctors’ Body

Srinagar: As the second COVID-19 death in Kashmir valley had no history of travel or contact, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Sunday said it is possible this could be an instance of community spread of the novel virus. “This may be the first case to have contracted the infection from community exposure,” said DAK President […]

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Covid-19: Govt issues helpline to facilitate inter-state migrant labourers

Covid-19: Govt issues helpline to facilitate inter-state migrant labourers

Jammu: The government today issued helpline numbers to facilitate inter-state migrant labourers who arrived in Jammu and Kashmir prior lockdown announced in view of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. According to the Labour Commissioner J&K, the migrant labourers can contact the following helpline numbers for assistance and help: Showkat Shafi, Inspector, 8899546373 and Ansar Ahmad, Inspector, 7006286174 […]

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SOS: 1500 people from Kashmir in Goa urges authorities to provide them food, other help

SOS: 1500 people from Kashmir in Goa urges authorities to provide them food, other help

Srinagar: At least 1500 people from Kashmir who are stuck in Goa have urged authorities to provide them food and other items of daily use, alleging they have been left to fend for themselves amid lockdown aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus. “We are in south and north parts of Goa,” said a group […]

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SKIMS Rejects Message Attributed To Its Director On Coronavirus

SKIMS Rejects Message Attributed To Its Director On Coronavirus

Srinagar: SKIMS on Sunday rejected as “sheer imagination” a message on social media groups which has been attributed to its Director Dr. A. G Ahangar and has urged people not “not to be swayed by rumours and canards.” “One message is circulated on Facebook attributed to Director SKIMS Dr. A. G Ahangar in which he […]

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Day 11: Restrictions continue in Kashmir

Day 11: Restrictions continue in Kashmir

Srinagar: Restrictions continued in Kashmir Valley on the eleventh consecutive day on Sunday. The authorities are imposing curbs to prevent spread of coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir where two people have died and 38 have tested positive for the pathogen. Pictures By Zargar Zahoor

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Covid-19: Man with underlying liver ailment dies; Kashmir death toll rises to 2

Covid-19: Man with underlying liver ailment dies; Kashmir death toll rises to 2

Srinagar: A quinquagenarian man who tested positive for coronavirus disease and having an underlying liver ailment died at a hospital in Srinagar here, making it the second fatality due to the pathogen in Kashmir Valley, reports said. A resident of Tangmarg in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, the 52-year-old man had been put on a ventilator […]

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Testing in J&K highest in country: Govt

Testing in J&K highest in country: Govt

‘Nearly 10 % of surveillance cases being tested’ Jammu: Principal Secretary, Planning, Development & Monitoring Department, Mr Rohit Kansal, who is also the J&K Govt Spokesperson, today said that the administration is closely monitoring and reviewing the situation and proactively taking a number of steps to combat COVID-19 pandemic. However, he appealed the people to […]

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Chief Secretary appeals for calm: Aggressive testing resulting in detections

Chief Secretary appeals for calm: Aggressive testing resulting in detections

Jammu: As the number of cases being tested across J&K rose to 33 today, Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam today appealed people to stay calm and not panic. In a message, Subrahmanyam said the J&K Government has undertaken an aggressive testing campaign to detect COVID-19 positive cases as a result of which there is […]

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Jammu And Kashmir Covid-19 Cases Rise To 33

Jammu And Kashmir Covid-19 Cases Rise To 33

Srinagar: The number of covid-19 cases rose to 33 as 12 more persons tested positive for the pathogen in Jammu and Kashmir. “Hardly do I finish my press briefing -28 cases-that I get more unpleasant news -5 new positive cases- 2 in Srinagar, 3 in Jammu- all contacts of previously positive ones ; All Jammu […]

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LG calls for doubling efforts to contain spread of coronavirus

LG calls for doubling efforts to contain spread of coronavirus

Jammu: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu today asked the officers engaged in Corona prevention efforts to double the efforts for containing the spread of the deadly virus. He was chairing a high level meeting here at Raj Bhavan. Kewal Kumar Sharma, Sh. Farooq Khan, Sh. Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar and Sh. Baseer Ahmed Khan – Advisors […]

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J&K Bank donates Rs 5 cr towards J&K Relief Fund

J&K Bank donates Rs 5 cr towards J&K Relief Fund

Lt Governor asks CMD to implement RBI guidelines JAMMU, MARCH 28: Chairman and MD J&K Bank, Sh. RK Chibber today presented a cheque of Rs 5 crores to the Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu as a contribution to J&K Relief Fund towards the efforts being undertaken to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Sh. BVR Subrahmanyam, […]

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‘#TalsaGharreyBehew’ Hashtag Is Trending

‘#TalsaGharreyBehew’ Hashtag Is Trending

BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama: As the cases of COVID-19 are increasing with every passing day, the social media users in Kashmir continue to make attempts to prevent its spread. For last one week, social media users have been using and promoting the Kashmiri hashtag titled as #TalsaGharreyBehew (Stay at Home), just to request the people to […]

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Govt distributes free ration among poor families, migrant labourers in Ganderbal

Govt distributes free ration among poor families, migrant labourers in Ganderbal

Ganderbal: In view of lockdown to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 outbreak, the process of free ration distribution among poor families of the district Ganderbal and the seasonal labourers, who have come from different parts of country started here today. The Deputy Commissioner, Shafqat Iqbal distributed free ration kits to various poor, needy, destitute families […]

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