May 2020

Day 7: 16 flights with 1695 passengers land at Jammu, Srinagar Airports

Jammu: On Day 7 of resumption of operation of domestic flights in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, 16 flights with 1695 passengers on board today arrived at Jammu and Srinagar Airports. A total of 341 passengers aboard 6 regular commercial flights arrived at the Jammu Airport while 10 flights including 2 Air India

16 pregnant women among 105 test positive, J&K Covid-19 Tally Now At 2446

Srinagar: Sixteen pregnant women and an employee (nursing orderly) were among 105 fresh cases of covid-19 in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, taking the overall tally of the infected persons in J&K to 2446. Official said that among them, 24 were reported from Anantnag, 17 from Kulgam, 15 from Baramulla, 11 from Budgam, 10 from

NC Calls G H Mir ‘Deserter’, Says He Has No Right To Lecture Party

Srinagar: National Conference political secretary to party president and provincial secretary Showkat Mir on Sunday censured the “uncouth assertions” of Apni party functionary as a sinister attempt to create chaos, confusion and lend credence to rhetoric of anti J&K forces. In a statement he said, “Sermons emanating from Ghulam Hassan Mir are hilarious as well

Lockdown: Existing guidelines to continue in J&K till June 8

JAMMU, MAY 31: Jammu and Kashmir Government has decided to continue with the guidelines and instructions in-operation in the UT for lockdown measures, beyond May 31, the last day of 4.0 Lockdown, till June 8, 2020. The Chief Secretary, in his capacity as Chairperson State Executive Committee of Department of Disaster Management, Relief Rehabilitation &

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Rains Bring Mercury Down In Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, May 31: Rains continued in Kashmir, including the summer capital here, on Sunday, bringing down mercury considerably across the Valley. An official of the Meteorological (MeT) department said that Srinagar received 6.7mm of rainfall from 0830 to 0630 hours and recorded a maximum temperature of 16.6 as against 22.2 degrees Celsius on Saturday. He

Covid-19: 2 SSG Commandos Test Positive In Kashmir

Srinagar: First time since the outbreak of novel coronavirus in Kashmir Valley, two Special Security Group (SSG) commandos have tested positive for novel coronavirus, reports quoting officials said on Sunday. They said samples of eight SSG commandos were taken on May 27 and their results returned on May 29. “Two among them, one a resident

Covid-19: IAS Officer Tests Positive After Attending High-Level Meeting With Top Officials In Attendance

Srinagar: A Commissioner Secretary ranked officer has tested positive for novel Coronavirus last night in Jammu and Kashmir, and as a result, many senior officials are self-quarantining. Reports quoting official sources said that the IAS officer’s test returned positive late last night, only a few hours after he participated in a high-level meeting attended among

Restaurant & Cafe Association of Kashmir Formed

Srinagar: Pledging to resolve the issues faced by vital business sector for its revival, the Restaurant & Cafe Association of Kashmir (RAK) was constituted here Saturday. After marathon deliberations, prominent businessman Sheikh Feroz was elected as the President of the business body while young entrepreneur Babar Chowdhary was elected as the Vice president of the

DC Anantnag Orders Closure Of 3 Medical Facilities After Some Pregnant Women Test Positive For Covid19

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: After “some” pregnant women tested positive for COVID-19, authorities in Anantnag on Saturday ordered closure of three medical facilities in the southern Kashmir district. “During reverse contact tracing of some Covid-19 positive pregnant, ladies, it has come to fore that they have visited (3) medical establishments (which indicate) as the probable source

DC Srinagar holds consultations with KCCI, KEA, FCIK and others

Srinagar: In continuation with the ongoing week-long deliberations and discussions with stakeholders and trade organisations, Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar Shahid Iqbal Choudhary held detailed discussions with Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kashmir Economic Alliance, Kashmir Traders and Manufacturer Federation, Federation of Chambers of Industry in Kashmir among others. The discussions were aimed at finalising strategy

Poor patients to get financial succor: DM Anantnag

Anantnag: Medical isolation facility for symptomatic COVID +ve patients has been augmented to 64 from existing 14 at Govt. Medical College hospital Anantnag. The decision to this effect was taken by District Magistrate, Mr K.K Sidha during his inspection of the hospital. The DM said that it was imperative to augment hospital isolation facility in

Covid-19 Tally Crosses 2300 mark in J&K

Srinagar: The number of COVID-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir crossed 2300 mark as more than a hundred fresh infections were reported on Saturday and ten among them included pregnant women. They said among the fresh cases in Valley, 48 were confirmed at CD’s diagnostic laboratory, Dr. Salim Khan, nodal officer for COVID-19 at the

LPG gas distributor’s godown sealed for being threat to locality

Mir Showkat Srinagar, May 30: Authorities on Saturday sealed a godown of a LPG gas distributor at 90-feet Soura for being a ‘threat’ to the locality. “The godown of Hamdan Gas Agency at Hassanul Bannat Colony Umerhair 90-feet Road has been seized by Tehsildar Eidgah, in which about 400 cylinders have been sealed,” a police

UG exams: KU meeting with college principals on Monday

Srinagar, May 30: The University of Kashmir will hold a crucial meeting with the college principals on Monday to discuss issues related to the undergraduate examinations. The ONLINE meeting, to be chaired by Dean Colleges Development Council, will be held at 2 p.m. through Cisco Webex with the principals of all the government degree colleges

Govt Suspends Deputy Prosecution Officer

Srinagar: Government has suspended a deputy prosecution officer after he was arrested for possessing contraband in Rajouri district. According to an order by JK Home Department, the suspension shall be deemed to have been with effect from May 4, the day he was arrested. “As per the report received from the Director General of Prosecution,

Elderly Man ‘Hacked To Death’ In Poonch

Poonch, May 30: A sexagenarian man was “hacked to death” over a land dispute in Surankote area of this district in Jammu division of J&K on Saturday. Police identified the victim as Mohammad Alam son of Mohammad Sadiq. Senior Superintendent of Police, Poonch, Ramesh Angral told a local news agency that the man was hacked

2 Hizb Militants Killed In Kulgam, Internet Suspended

Srinagar: Two Hizb militants were killed in a gunfight with government forces in Wanpora area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday. Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar (IPS) said that two militants were killed in the operation. However, he said, the identity of the slain militants was yet to be ascertained. Earlier, a

Govt Accepts Committee’s Report, Orders Redrawing KAS Seniority List By June 5

Srinagar: Competent authority on Friday accepted report by a high-level official panel regarding seniority dispute of a large number of Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS) officers. “The Competent Authority has accepted the report of the Committee constituted vide government order no. 440-JK(GAD) of 2020 dated 01.04.2020,” reads an order issued by the government here. Consequently, the

Operations in social sector to be permitted from June 1 in Srinagar

Srinagar: The Srinagar administration is looking to permit more sectors to operate after the end of the current phase of the lockdown enforced in the district in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. To begin with it has decided to allow the social sector of the district to start operating from June 1. Concerned departments

‘Accelerated’ recruitment aimed to accelerate implementation of measures patently unconstitutional:Masoodi

Srinagar, May 29 : Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Member of Parliament from Anantnag Hasnain Masoodi has in a statement labeled “Accelerated Recruitment” scheme announced by the JK Administration to fill up 10,000 vacancies at different levels, as more a design to fast track implementation of the new domicile regime than provide any relief to

Jal Jeevan Mission should be implemented rapidly: CS

JAMMU, MAY 29: Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam Friday chaired the 1st meeting of the Apex Committee of Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM), J&K. Financial Commissioner, Finance Department, Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education Department, Principal Secretary, Information Department, Commissioner Secretary, Jal Shakti Department, Secretary, Planning Development & Monitoring Department participated in the meeting. Principal

Baseer Khan inspects development works in Block Marh

Emphases to focus on wage oriented employment generation JAMMU, MAY 29: Taking a step ahead in its endeavour to bring the Governance at the doorsteps of the masses, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Baseer Khan today conducted an extensive tour of village Gajansoo in block Marh to inspect various development works being executed under MGNREGA, PMAY,

94 travelers among 128 New Covid-19 Cases in J&K

Srinagar: 94 travelers were among 128 COVID-19 infections in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, taking the overall case count to 2164—990 travelers and 1261 others. Officials said Srinagar reported 27 cases, Kulgam 19, Kupwara 18, Poonch 14, Pulwama 13, Baramulla 8, Jammu 7, Anantnag, Rajouri and Kathua 6 each, Samba 2 and one each in Shopian

NC rejects delimitation commission, will not be its part

Srinagar, May 29: With reference to the recently announced Delimitation Commission announced by government of India, Jammu & Kashmir National Conference on Friday rejects this process and its three members of the parliament will not participate in the said commission. In a statement issued, the party said, “This delimitation commission is a product of the

Govt announces Rs 5 surcharge on Petrol, Rs 1.5 On Diesel From Monday

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Friday announced surcharge of Rs 5 per litre on petrol and Rs 1.5 on diesel from Monday. “In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 3 and 3A of the Jammu and Kashmir Motor Sprit and Diesel Oil (Taxation of Sale) Act Samvat 2005 and in supersession of all the

Blasts Rock Highway After Truck Carrying LPG Cylinders Catches Fire

Srinagar: In a major incident, a truck carrying LPG cylinders caught fire, resulting in a series of blasts on Jammu-Srinagar Highway near Tikri Udhampur on Friday. Officials said that the truck, on way from Jammu to Srinagar, was parked on the highway side when it suddenly caught fire. “Before fire tenders could reach the spot,

KU refutes rumours of fee hike, says considering fee reduction

Srinagar May 29: The University of Kashmir refutes the rumours of fee hike carried by some sections of media in their News and Opinion pages. The University has not hiked any fee, examination or otherwise, during the lockdown period. An anomaly of higher fee, which had inadvertently happened online due to wrong linking in a

Shops gutted in Kaskoot Banihal

Asif Israiel Khan Banihal, May 29: A number of shops were gutted in a fire incident in Kaskoot Banihal in Ramban District on last night, reports and officials said on Friday. The fire broke out in a shop at Kaskoot village, 2 kilometers from Banihal town, around 1: 30 a.m. and it engulfed some other

Car Used In Foiled Bombing Attempt Belonged To Hizb Militant: Police

Srinagar: A day after foiling a major militant attack on parallel lines with the fatal Lethopora blast last year, Police on Friday said it has identified the owner of the vehicle and he happens to be an active militant of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen from Shopian district. “The Santro car which was used for IED belongs to Hidayatullah

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Minor Boy Drowns In River Sindh, Body Retrieved

Mir showkat Srinagar: A 3-year-old boy drowned in river Sindh in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Thursday. Reports said the boy, Irfan Ahamad Khatana Son of Showkat Ahmad Khatana, slipped and drowned in the water body near hometown— Phalnad Wangath in Kangan. Police was informed immediately and a search operation was launched to retrieve the

Separate CAT Bench For J&K, Ladakh Is A Course Correction: NC

Jammu: National Conference on Thursday described the constitution of a separate bench of Central Administrative Tribunal for Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh a step towards redressing the injustice meted out to lakhs of employees and much-needed course correction. In a statement, senior National Conference leaders said the order with regard to CAT issued earlier by

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Police Arrests ‘Fake’ Lab Technician In Anantnag

Anantnag: Police on Thursday arrested a man who was impersonating as a lab technician of a Government hospital and cheating people in this south Kashmir district. “He was luring patients of Janglatmandi hospital by doing fake tests of their samples and on higher rates,” a police officer said. The man has been identified as Hashim

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 No oral test for posts upto and including Pay Level 5: Govt

Jammu: As per a notification issued here today by the Govt. of Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, in exercise of powers conferred by proviso to Article 309 of Constitution of India and in supersession of all rules/orders on the subject has directed that there shall be no oral test for posts

115 New Cases Take Covid-19 Tally to 2036

Srinagar, May 28: Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday reported 115 COVID-19 infections, taking the overall case count to over 2036. 101 among the cases were reported from Kashmir and 14 from Jammu, sources said. Among the fresh cases, 93 are travelers and 22 others. Among all 2036 cases, 896 are travelers while 1140 are others.

Govt To Fill Up 7052 Class-IV Posts Under Fresh Rules

No domicile certificates needed at application stage Jammu: Keeping with its promise of a simple, quick and transparent recruitment process, the Government has decided to approve the Jammu and Kashmir Appointment to Class-IV (Special Recruitment) Rules, 2020 to lay down the procedure as well as the criteria for selection to all Class IV posts. The

COVID-19: J&K contributes Rs 10 cr towards PM CARES Fund

Jammu: Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir today contributed an amount of Rs 10 crores to Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund) towards the efforts being undertaken by the Government of India to prevent and contain COVID-19 pandemic across the country. Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu has sanctioned

Transgenders to get pension

JAMMU, MAY 28: The Administrative Council (AC) which met here under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, G C Murmu, accorded sanction to the extension of coverage of J&K Integrated Social Security Scheme (ISSS) to transgenders, by including them as beneficiaries under the Scheme. Earlier, the transgenders did not qualify for financial benefits under ISSS. However,

LG administers oath to BR Sharma as Chairman JKPSC

Jammu: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu today administered oath to the newly appointed Chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission, B.R. Sharma at the Raj Bhavan. Sharma, a retired IAS Officer, has served as the Chairman, Staff Selection Commission (SSC) before the present appointment. BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Atal Dulloo, Financial Commissioner Health

GoI Assures Facilitating Return Of J&K’s Stranded In Iran, Dubai, Oman

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday said that centre has assured it all support in facilitating early return of its residents stranded in Iran, Dubai & Oman under ‘Vande Bharat Mission.’ “Centre has asssured JK Govt all support in facilitating early return of its residents stranded in Iran, Dubai & Oman under Vande Bharat

Baramulla Man’s Test Returns Positive For Covid-19 Posthumously, Toll 27

Srinagar: Two days after his death, test reports of a 55-year-old man from Baramulla district returned positive for novel coronavirus in Kashmir Valley on Thursday. His death has taken the fatality count due to the deadly disease to 27 in Jammu and Kashmir. Dr. Salim Khan, nodal officer for COVID-19 at the Government Medical College

IED planted in car recovered, destroyed in Pulwama

Srinagar: Police on Thursday claimed to have averted an incident of a “vehicle-borne IED blast” with the timely detection of the device inside a car at Rajpora area in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. A police officer said that amid “specific intelligence” inputs, an improvised explosive device (IED) which was hid inside a Santro car was

Police Presents Roses, Bouquets To Covid-19 Warriors Across Valley

By Zargar Zahoor Srinagar: In order to show solidarity and support to covid warriors including doctors, paramedic staff, nurses and other frontline workers, J&K Police on Wednesday facilitated them across Kashmir Valley. In Srinagar, police teams from Police Station Rajbagh made a good will gesture by presenting flowers and welcoming Doctors at Lal Ded Hospital

High-Speed Internet Ban Extended Till June 17 In J&K

Srinagar: The J&K Government on Wednesday extended the ban on 4G internet in Jammu and Kashmir till June 17, claiming that the reports received by it suggest spurt in infiltration by militants during coming weeks. “The reports suggest rise in infiltration of (militant) during the coming weeks due to the onset of summer and melting

JK reports 162 new positive cases, 854 recover so far

Jammu: The Government Wednesday informed that 162 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 38 from Jammu division and 124 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 1921. Also 02 COVID-19 deaths have been reported from Kashmir Division. Moreover, 21 more COVID-19

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