April 2020

Restrictions to be enforced strictly in Red & Orange Zones: Cabinet Secretary

JAMMU, APRIL 30: Government of India has asked all the States and Union Territories to delineate the districts as per the laid down criteria and implement the restrictions accordingly in the areas for effective containment of the virus. This was stated by the Cabinet Secretary, Rajiv Gaubawho was holding a video conference interaction with the

Increase visibility on ground: Advisor tells Jal Shakti Deptt officials   

Jammu: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar today chaired a high level meeting to review the various activities of Jal Shakti Department at Civil Secretariat here. The Advisor took detailed review of the department focusing on water supply scenario during the upcoming peak summer season besides progress of ongoing desilting works in Jammu division.

LAWDA demolishes 8 illegal constructions

SRINAGAR: A demolition drive was launched by the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority under the supervision of Enforcement Officer in the Baghwanpora, LalBazar, NFR, Ishber, Laam and upper Braine Manzgam areas in which 08 illegal constructions aqnd structures were demolished including 02 third storey houses, 02 second storey houses,02 tin wallings, one roofing and one

Lt Governor extends greetings on Labour Day

Jammu: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu has extended heartiest greetings to the people of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, particularly to the working class on the significant occasion of International Workers’ Day, popularly known as Labour Day. In his message, the Lt Governor wished prosperity to the working class and hoped that the

33 More Test Positive, J&K Crosses 600-Mark

Srinagar: Thirty three persons on Thursday tested positive for novel coronavirus in Kashmir Valley, taking the overall tally of COVID-19 patients to 614. Official sources that among them, 13 were confirmed at Viral Diagnostic Lab of SKIMS Soura and include 11 from Baramulla and one each from Budgam and Shopian districts. 20 cases were confirmed

Beware of fraudsters: Police appeals people not to share bank, other details on phone

Jammu: Due to ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Reserve Bank of India has provided a facility of EMI deferment for three months. Fraudsters are using this panic situation to defraud the customers by calling them and asking sensitive details like OTP, PIN, Account Number etc in order to defer their EMIs. Posing as bank representatives, fraudsters

210 cops retire today, each gets Rs 75K as gift from DGP

Jammu: Director General of Police, J&K, Dilbag Singh on Thursday sanctioned retirement gift of rupees one crore fifty-seven lakh fifty thousand in favour of 210 Police personnel including 14 gazetted officers who are retiring from service today after attaining the age of superannuation or taking voluntary retirement. The gift of rupees Seventy-Five thousand each has

Not setting up CAT in J&K is to defeat justice at doorstep: Altaf Bukhari

Seeks separate designated benches of CAT for Jammu, Srinagar Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) president Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Thursday vehemently objected to a central government order by virtue of which all aggrieved employees of union territory of Jammu and Kashmir are henceforth supposed to approach Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) in Chandigarh

Orders Not Warranted: HC On Plea For Permitting Kashmiris Travel To Srinagar

Closes Issues On Insufficient Testing, Internet Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court no general or overarching orders for grant of permission to all persons desirous of going from Jammu to Srinagar can be granted. Disposing of an application filed by an advocate Saqib Amin Parray, seeking direction to the government for grant permission to

Officer Among 4 SSB Men, Cop Injured In Nowhatta Grenade Blast; Man Injured In Handwara

Srinagar: Four SSB personnel including an officer besides a policeman were injured on Wednesday evening in a grenade attack in Nowhatta area of Srinagar, officials said. Officials that suspected militants hurled a grenade towards police personnel near central Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta area of downtown here at around 9: 30 P.M., resulting in injuries to

SKIMS Soura is Valley’s AIIMS : Div Com

Srinagar: The Divisional Commissioner today said that administration is ready to meet any exigency which arises due to current COVID-19 pandemic. While addressing a press conference at DIPR Auditorium, he said that SKIMS Soura is the AIIMS of the Valley and is tackling the novel challenges of the Novel Corona virus. He said that the

Atal Dulloo reviews facilities in COVID Care Centres

Jammu: Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education, Atal Dulloo, today inspected and reviewed facilities at three COVID Care Centres in Jammu division. FC was accompanied by Director Health Services Jammu, Dr. Renu Sharma; Managing Director, Jammu and Kashmir Medical Supplies Corporation Limited Dr Yashpal Sharma and other officers. The FC visited Saraswati Dham and Vaishnavi

Red zone villages in Pulwama increase from 7 to 16

Portion of IGC Lassipora also declared Red zone ; restrictions being intensified Pulwama: As two new positive cases of COVID-19 surfaced in the district , the District Authorities in pulwama today declared Rohmoo, Gusso and Frasipora villages of Tehsil Rajpora and Reshipora ,Chirat, Monviji, Banderpora Chirat, Wandakpora, Kakapora Town of Tehsil Kakapora Red zones including

Come forward to help needy: Div Com to NGOs & VO’s

SRINAGAR, APRIL 29: In view of current situation of COVID-19 pandemic, the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole today made fervent appeal to the NGOs and voluntary organizations active in Kashmir division to come forward to help the needy by augmenting the measures taken by the government in this regard. He also framed Divisional Level

J&K signs historic MoU with Tata Technologies to set up two Centers of Invention, Innovation, Incubation and Training

JAMMU, APRIL 29: The Government of Jammu & Kashmir and Tata Technologies Ltd today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for setting up two Centres for Invention, Innovation, Incubation and Training (CIIITs) in Jammu and Kashmir; one each at Government Polytechnic Colleges at Jammu and Baramulla. The MOU was signed through video conferencing in the

9 From Anantnag, 6 From Other Districts Test Positive; J&K’s Covid-19 At 581 Now

Srinagar: The number of the Covid-19 patients in J&K mounted to 581 as sixteen more people tested positive of the novel coronavirus in Kashmir on Wednesday. Officials that among them, 10 were confirmed at the COVID-19 testing laboratory at Chest Disease hospital Dalgate and include nine from Anantnag district and one from Srinagar. Six were

Revival of MGNREGA Activities: DC Ganderbal Inspects Various Works

Mir Showkat Ganderbal: The Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal on Wednesday took whirlwind tour of Sub-division Kangan where he took stook of MGNREGA activities being carried in the Sub-division. The DC was accompanied by Additional Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal Farooq Ahmad Baba, ACR Ganderbal, SDM Kangan, BDO Kangan and other concerned. During visit the DC inspected

223 prisoners, 24 of them on parole, released till Apr 22 amid pandemic in J&K

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government have released 223 prisoners, 24 of them on parole, to decongest jails across J&K in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. Divulging the details before high court, V. K. Singh, Director General Prisons said that between 1 to 22nd April, a High Powered Committee has released a total of 92 under

J&K Reports 16 Rape, 64 Molestation, 1 Eve-Teasing Cases During Lockdown

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir has reported one eve-teasing, 16 rape and 64 molestation cases during the lockdown period, Social Welfare Department informed Jammu and Kashmir High Court. Following a division bench’s order on April 16, Principal Secretary, Department of Social Welfare stated in a report that during January to March, 2020, 81 cases of domestic


Shopian Gunfight Ends, 3 Militants Killed, Army Major Among 4 Injured

Shopian: Three militants were killed while as an army major, a soldier and two civilians, one of them a woman, were injured amid gunfight in South Kashmir’s Shopian district. The gunfight started last Tuesday afternoon at Mehloora area in Zainapora village and after night’s pause, resumed at first light on Wednesday. While two militants were

Div Com reviews containment measures for COVID-19 in Kupwara

KUPWARA: Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Pandurang Kondbarao Pole, visited Kupwara district and took stock of the ground situation amid COVID-19 outbreak and reviewed the measures being taken by District Administration for containment of the deadly Corona virus, . He also visited Red zone area of Anderhama- Dragmulla , Quarantine Centre Cherkoot, Potushai and inspected COVID control

2 militants killed in Shopian gunfight

Srinagar: Two militants were killed in an ongoing gunfight with government forces in the Melhora area of Zainapora in  South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday. However identity of the slain militant was yet to be ascertained as operation is still underway, local news agency quoted official sources as saying reported. Earlier the joint team of

DC G’bal inspects door to door survey through Swasthya Nidhi app

Ganderbal: The Deputy Commissioner(DC), Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal, today visited various areas of Sub Division, Kangan to inspect the health audit, screening and door to door survey through Mobile app SwasthyaNidhi. For this purpose, the District Administration has constituted Booth Level Awareness Groups (BAGs), supervisors and Medical Supervisory Teams (MSTs) who were imparted training regarding the

Boy Dies As Air Compressor Explodes Shop In North Kashmir

Srinagar: An 11-year-old boy died at Kanipath area of Singhpora in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district due to air compressor blast on Tuesday afternoon. Reports said that the boy namely Mohammad Abass Dar son of Ghulam Hassan died on the spot when the air tank exploded at Kanipath area. It was not immediately known as to

Covid-19 claims another victim, toll 8; 20 fresh cases in J&K take over tally to 566

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir reported eighth death due to COVID-19 and 20 fresh cases of novel coronavirus. Reports said that a septuagenarian woman from Rainawari Srinagar who tested positive only yesterday become latest victim of the dreaded disease. Confirming the woman’s death, a senior doctor at CD Hospital Srinagar said that the woman was suffering

2 drug peddlers arrested, vehicle seized in Awantipora

Basharat Rashid Awantipora: Police arrested two drug peddlers and recovered one-kilogram charas from their possession, officials said. SDPO Awantipora Ajaz Ahmad Choudary said that a Naka was laid by the police at RH canal crossing in Awantipora. A Creta vehicle (JK03H 8526) was intercepted and during its search, one kg charas was recovered. Two persons

Pulwama Back On Covid-19 Map As Teenager Tests Positive

Srinagar: Pulwama district, which was earlier declared COVID-free, reported a fresh case on Tuesday, taking the number of novel coronavirus cases in the southern Kashmir district to 4. Official sources said an 18-year-old teenager with a history of travel to New Delhi tested positive for the disease. He had been moved quarantine on April 14

2 Budgam, 2 Shopian Sisters Killed in Flash Floods

Srinagar: Two sisters from Shopian and as many other sisters were killed due to flash floods triggered by heavy rains in Shopian and Budgam districts. Reports said that the two sisters who were walking near Chotipora on the bank of a nullah were washed away due to the flash floods and drowned in the stream.

546 cases, 7 deaths due to covid-19 so far in J&K: Govt

Jammu: The Government Monday informed that 23 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19—22 from Kashmir division and one from Jammu division—have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 546. According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 546 positive cases, 375

Govt extends 2G internet till May 11, cites launch of new militant outfits

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Government on Monday extended ban on the high-speed internet in Jammu and Kashmir till May 11. In a latest order issued by the Home department, the reason cited for the decision includes spurt in militant violence, launch of new outfits and “well founded” apprehensions of the “field agencies” regarding “enhanced

Div Com reviews functioning of SKIMS, GMC testing labs

SRINAGAR, APRIL 27: In view of COVID-19 Pandemic, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandurang K Pole today chaired a meeting to review the procedures for streamlining and further improving the functioning of the Corona virus testing laboratories at SKIMS and GMC Srinagar. Various measures were discussed threadbare in the meeting which includes 24×7 functioning of labs,

Advisor Baseer Khan reviews power scenario in Jammu division

Jammu: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review power scenario in Jammu division and implementation of various centrally sponsored schemes under JPDCL projects. The meeting was attended by Secretary PDD, M Raju, MD JPDCL, Yasha Mudgal and other senior officers of the department. During the meeting a threadbare discussion

Reasi District Reports First Case As 24 More Test Positive In J&K

Srinagar: Reasi district of Jammu division reported its first even as three persons on Monday tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Kashmir. Official said that among them, 15 were confirmed at Viral Diagnostic Lab of SKIMS Soura and include five each from Baramulla and Shopian, 3 from Bandipora and one each from Budgam and

Abdul Majid Bhat Appointed Chairman J&K Special Tribunal, 2 IAS Officer Given Additional Charge

Srinagar: Government on Monday appointed Abdul Majid Bhat as Chairman J&K Special Tribunal even as it allotted additional charge administrative of secretary Cooperatives and Tribal Affairs departments to two IAS officers. “In the interest of administration, Abdul Majid Bhat, Secretary to the Government, Cooperatives Department, holding additional charge of Administrative Secretary, Tribal Affairs Department, is

4 children among 6 injured in blast near gunfight site at Lower Munda

Srinagar: Six persons, four of them children, were injured in a blast near encounter site at Lower Munda on Monday afternoon. Official sources said that the blast occurred soon after government forces withdrew from the encounter site. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kulgam, Gurinderpal Singh (IPS) told a local news agency that the area was

3 militants killed in Lower Munda gunfight, bodies recovered

Srinagar: Three militants were killed in an encounter with government forces in the Lower Munda area of Qazigund in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Monday morning. Reports said that a joint team of Police and army’s 19 RR launched cordon and search operation in Lower Munda. As the joint team approached towards the suspected spot,


Four militants killed, soldier injured in Kulgam

Srinagar: Four militants were killed and an army soldier was injured in a gunfight in Guddar area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Sunday evening. Police said in the shootout four militants were killed and one soldier received a bullet wound in the leg. The operation, jointly carried out by Police and 9RR, was still

‘Utilize all available resources in combating coronavirus pandemic’

Jammu: Cabinet Secretary, Rajiv Gauba today asked all States and Union Territories to fully utilize all available resources in combatting coronavirus pandemic and to fine tune our strategy for coming days. Our focus should remain on saving the lives of people by providing them all possible healthcare facilities and ramping up capacities to the maximum

Anantnag Woman Tests Positive; Covid-19 Toll In J&K Mounts To 7

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir reported seventh death due to COVID-19 as samples of a woman, who died yesterday after giving birth to twins at Anantnag, have returned positive for the novel coronavirus, a local news agency reported. On Saturday, the authorities had ordered a probe into the death of the woman and her twin babies

Malshahibagh Canal Breach: Div Com takes stock of restoration work

Ganderbal: The Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole, today visited breach spot on the Sindh Extension Canal at Malshahibagh, Ganderbal and took stock of ongoing restoration work. The breach which resulted from sloughing in December last year and affected the 6.8 MGD Alasteng WTP, which supplies water to several areas in the north of Srinagar

27 More Test Positive, 25 Recover

Srinagar: Twenty seven people on Sunday tested positive for the novel coronavirus, taking the overall number of COVID-19 patients in J&K to 523. Government sources informed that 25 patients also recovered and were discharged, taking the count of people who have recovered in the J&K to 137—27 in Jammu and 110 in Kashmir. they include

J&K’s COVID-19 Tally: 500 And Counting

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: The number of novel coronavirus cases in Jammu and Kashmir crossed 500-mark on Sunday as nine persons in Anantnag district of south Kashmir tested positive for the disease. Official sources said of these nine cases, seven are from Nowgam while one each is from Tailwani Achabal and Khul areas. Anantnag district now

Dr. Yash Pal Sharma MD of JKMSCL

Srinagar: Government has appointed Dr. Yash Pal Sharma as Managing Director, Jammu and Kashmir Medical Supplies Corporation Limited. In an order issued by the government, Dr. Yash Pal Sharma, Director (Coordination), New Government Medical Colleges, Health and Medical Education Department has been transferred and posted as the Managing Director JKMSCL vice Shiv Kumar Gupta (KAS)

376 students from Rajasthan set to return tomorrow

Srinagar: 376 students of Jammu and Kashmir are set to return tomorrow from Rajasthan as J&K has “finalized” all arrangements. “376 J&K students in Kota set to return tomorrow. All arrangements finalized. This follows recent return of students and others who were in Jaisalmer and other places,” said Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary Information and government

COVID-19: LG calls for devising mechanism for door to door survey

Jammu: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu today called for devising a robust mechanism for door to door survey underSwasthya Nidhi for effectively combating the spread of COVID-19 in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The Lt Governor was chairing a meeting to review the progress made under Swasthya Nidhi-an Integrated Health Audit & Intensive


DSEK to start audio classes for students of Kashmir

Srinagar: Directorate of School Education, Kashmir, is starting Educational Broadcast (audio classes) for students of Kashmir Division from next week. The broadcast is being organized in collaboration with All India Radio, Srinagar. The Educational Broadcast will enable students to learn through the medium of radio while sitting in their homes. The idea behind the initiative

Follow Revised Guidelines: Cabinet Secy

Jammu: Cabinet Secretary, Rajiv Gauba today held video conference interaction with the Chief Secretaries of all States and Union Territories to review implementation of lockdown restrictions in the country and resumption of economic activities as per the guidelines of the Government of India. Home Secretary, Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Foreign Secretary, Secretary, Economic Affairs, Secretary, Labour

Opening of Darbar-Move : Div Com visits Civil Secretariat; inspects preparations

Chairs high level meeting; directs to install COVID-19 screening kiosks at premises, Raj Bhavan, High Court, A G Office, old Secretariat SRINAGAR, APRIL 25: Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole, today visited Civil Secretariat, Srinagar to inspect preparations and other measures, on spot, against current COVID-19 situation, for the upcoming Durbar Move which will partially

More positive cases as J&K broke 1000 test barrier: Govt

Srinagar: Government on Saturday said 1071 samples were tested in last 24 hours, leading to more cases. “Finally J&K breaks the 1000 test barrier- 1071 samples tested in the last 24 hours. But that also means more positives- so 40 new cases today- all from Kashmir. Total positive cases now 494. Jammu-57 Kashmir-437. An unfortunate

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