July 2020

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Farooq, Others Pay Tributes To Begum Akbar Jehan

ZargarZahoor/INS Srinagar: Member parliament and National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Saturday offered prayers and paid tributes to his mother on her 20th death anniversary at her grave in Hazratbal area o Srinagar. He was accompanied by his son and party Vice-President Omar Abdullah, brother Mustafa Kamaal besides party functionaries. Yesterday, Party leaders paid

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Young man from Kupwara dies of covid-19, J&K toll 163

Srinagar, July 11: A 45-year-old man from Kupwara district of north Kashmir on Saturday died at a hospital here, taking the fatality count due to the deadly virus in J&K to 163. A resident of Trehgam, the quadragenarian died at CD hospital, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 patients here.

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2 Infiltrators Killed In Kupwara: Army

Srinagar, July 11: Army on Saturday said that two militants were killed in Handwara area of Kupwara as they were trying to infiltrate along the Line of control from the frontier district. “Early morning today, the suspicious move was detected by own troops at Naugam sector, Handwara along the Line of Control,” said an army

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25-year-old woman, 77-year-old man die of Covid-19, J&K toll 162

Srinagar, July 11: A 25-year-old woman was among two persons who died due to covid-19 on Saturday, taking the fatality count due to the virus to 162 in J&K. A resident of Hakura Anantnag, the young woman died at SMHS hospital while another fatality, a 77-year-old man from Hyerpora, was reported at SKIMS Soura here.

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Union Minister, LG Review Jal Jeevan Mission Implementation In J&K

Srinagar, July 10: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister for Jal Shakti and Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu on Friday reviewed the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir through video conferencing. Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor, Sh. Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar; Sh. BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Sh. Arun Kumar Mehta,

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387 More Covid-19 Cases Reported In A Day, J&K Total 9888

Srinagar, July 10: Jammu and Kashmir on Friday reported 387 covid-19 cases including around 50 CRPF, SSB, BSF and army personnel. The new cases which also include two doctors and 8-months old baby take the number of cases in J&K to 9888.    Officials said 97 of these cases were reported from Jammu and 290 from

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95-year-old man from Shopian dies of covid-19, J&K toll 160

Srinagar, July 10: A 95-year-old man from Shopian died, two days after admitted to SKIMS Bemina here, taking the number of people succumbing to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 160. Medical Superintendent of SKIMS Bemina Dr Shifa Deva said that the nonagenarian was suffering from pneumonia besides had other underlying ailments. “He died

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Div Com chairs 251st HLC meeting of CRP Srinagar

SRINAGAR, JULY 10: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole today chaired 251st High Level Committee meeting of Circular Road Project Srinagar to review the progress of acquisition cases pertaining to the project. The meeting deliberated upon acquisition, compensation and rehabilitation of the people whose residential or commercial structures have been acquired by the government

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Com Secy releases Annual Administration Report, Digest of Forest Statistics

Srinagar: Commissioner Secretary, Forest, Environment and Ecology, Sarita Chauhan, today released the Annual Administration Report 2018-19 and Digest of Forest Statistics 2017-19. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Dr. Mohit Gera, Chief Wild Life Warden, Suresh Kumar Gupta, Managing Director J&K Forest Development Corporation, Vasu Yadav, CCF Kashmir, Farooq Ahmad Geelani CF Central/Working Plan Circle, Irfan

"The rules are being brazenly violated. We are sleeping over a ticking ecological disaster in this district," PCB official complained.
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Parliamentarian Group lauds the efforts of J&K Pollution Control Board

Srinagar: Parliamentarian Group for Climate Action (PGCA) has lauded the efforts and initiative taken by J&K Pollution Control Board towards improving the Air Quality of Non-attainment cities of Jammu and Srinagar. In a communication sent to the Chief Secretary of J&K, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) Dr. Vikas Mahatme who is a Padam Shri Awardee

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Donate plasma, serve humanity: Director SKIMS appeals recovered Covid-19 patients

Srinagar, July 10: Director Sher-i- Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Dr A.G Ahangar has appealed recovered COVID-19 patients to come forward to donate their plasma and serve humanity at large. Dr Ahangar said that the recovered Covid-19 patients are the traumatized warriors—who too can help the administration in fighting and defeating the novel virus.

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Govt Relieves Ajeet Kumar Sahu, M Raju Gets Charge Of One More Department

Srinagar: The government on Friday relieved Ajeet Kumar Sahu (IAS), Commissioner/Secretary to the Government, who has been transferred to Ladakh by Ministry of Home Affairs last month. “Pursuant to the Order issued by Department of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India under F.No.15030/38/2020-J&K, Dated 9.6.2020 and in partial modification

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75-year-old Kupwara man dies of covid-19, J&K toll 159

Srinagar, July 10: A 75-year-old man from Kupwara district died of covid-19 at hospital here in Bemina, taking the number of people succumbing to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 159. A resident of Chatgund area of north Kashmir, the septuagenarian was referred from SKIMS Soura, Medical Superintendent of SKIMS Bemina Dr Shifa Deva

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CS-Led Panel Formed For Realizing National Broadband Mission In J&K

Srinagar: The J&K government has constituted a high-level panel headed by Chief Secretary for implementing and realizing the objectives as envisaged in the National Broadband Mission. The mission announced by the government of India on Tuesday last and is aimed at providing broadband access in all villages by 2022, entailing investments of around Rs 7

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Young woman from Noorbagh dies of covid-19, J&K toll 158

Srinagar, July 10: The death toll due to covid-19 rose to 158 after a 35-year-old woman from Srinagar died at a hospital here on Friday. The woman was shifted from SMHS Hospital to CD hospital, one of the exclusive facilities meant for the management of the covid-19 patients here, on July 8, officials said. “The

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LoC Firing: Soldier Killed In Rajouri, Injured Poonch Woman Succumbs

Jammu, July 10: An army soldier was killed in mortar firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district, officials said on Friday. A police officer said that army intimated that the soldier, Havildar Sambur Gurung of 33 Rashtriya Rifles (58 Gorkha Rifles) was only duty when he suffered multiple

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2 elderly patients die of covid-19, J&K toll 157

Srinagar, July 10: Two elderly covid-19 patients from Anantnag and Srinagar districts respectively died at a hospital here, taking the number of people succumbing to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 157 in Jammu and Kashmir. Officials said that while an 80-year-old man from Kokernag area of the south Kashmir district died last night

A view of Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) at Soura in Srinagar on Saturday. Excelsior/ Mohd Amin War With Farhat Story
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SKIMS Conducts First EVER Convalescent Plasma Therapy In COVID Patients

Srinagar, July 09: In a remarkable achievement, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura conducted the first ever Plasma for COVID patients—a medical procedure, doctors are using to treat novel Coronavirus diseases across the globe. SKIMS being the only referral tertiary care centre for both COVID as well as Non-COVID pathologies and being a Deemed

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Young NC leader dies of covid-19 in Jammu

Srinagar: National Conference leader has died due to covid-19 in a hospital in Jammu, officials said. A doctor at GMC Jammu said that the 38-year-old was serious and died this afternoon. “Sadly we lost Rohit (Kirni) a few minutes ago. He had been put on a ventilator but the medical teams, in spite of their

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JKSSB issues clarification regarding Accounts Assistant (Panchayat) advertisement notification

Jammu: The J&K Services Selection Board (JKSSB) today issued Corrigendum and Addendum in relation to Accounts Assistant (Panchayat) Advertisement Notification No. 02 of 2020 dated 06-02-2020 for the post of Accounts Assistant(Panchayat). In a statement issued here by the recruitment board it said the corrigendum has been issued in pursuance of the communication No. RD&PR/Adm/41/2019

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2 Persons Die After slipping Into Well In Kupwara

Kupwara, July 9: Two persons died after they slipped into a well while cleaning it in Chalgund village of Hatmat Pora Hyhama in Kupwara district of north Kashmir on Thursday. Officials said that the duo, Ghulam Nabi Khan (35) and Ghulam Mohi-udin Ganai (50) went inside the well, located in Ganie Mohalla, to clean it.

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Covid-19 claims 2 more lives, J&K toll 153

Srinagar, July 9: Kashmir Valley on Thursday reported two more deaths due to covid-19, taking the fatality count due to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 153. So far, four patients, all women have died due to the disease today. Officials said that a 65-year-old woman from Kulgam died at SKIMS Bemina, one of

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LG condemns the killings of BJP leader, family members

Srinagar, July 9: Lt Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu has condemned the killings of BJP leader Sheikh Waseem Bari, his father Bashir Ahmed and brother Umar Bashir, who were killed by the militants on Wednesday evening. In a condolence message, the Lt Governor has said that the “barbaric act of killing innocent people is against the

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2 Women Die Of Covid-19, J&K Toll 151

Srinagar, July 9: The death toll due to covid-19 rose to 151 in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday as two elderly woman succumbed to the virus in the Valley. The latest victims include 80-year-old and 60-year-old women from Srinagar and Baramulla districts respectively. Dr. Nazir Choudhary said that the octogenarian from Natipora Srinagar died at

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10 PSOs Of Slain BJP Bandipora Leader Detained Under Police Act

Srinagar: Police on Wednesday detained ten PSOs deployed for the security of the BJP leader, former president of the party for Bandipora, under Police Act. The BJP leader Wasim Bari, his father Bashir Ahmad and his brother Umer Bashir were seriously injured when militants fired upon them outside their shops and residence in Muslimabad area

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Govt extends high-speed internet ban in J&K till July 29, Says It helped Check Fake News, Rumours

Srinagar, July 8: Government on Wednesday extended the ban on high-speed internet services in Jammu and Kashmir till July 29, claiming it helped neutralize more militants and prevent ‘fake news and rumor-mongering”. “Upon assessment of the reports of the field agencies bringing out in unambiguous terms the necessity for continuation of the restrictions on access

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Ex-BJP District President Among 3 Shot Dead In Bandipora

Srinagar, July 8: Former district president of BJP along with his father and brother were shot dead by suspected militants in Bandipora district of north Kashmir on Wednesday evening. Sources said that the former BJP district president Bandipora Wasim Bari along with his father and brother were at their shop when some unidentified militants struck

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J&K Reports 330 Covid-19 Cases, Tally 9261 

Srinagar, July 8: Jammu and Kashmir reported 330 covid-19 infections including 9 from Raj Bhawan here and 19 from paramilitary CRPF Humhama. Among the cases, 59 were from Jammu Division and 271 from Kashmir valley, taking the tally overall to 9261. Giving the district wise breakup, officials said Srinagar reported 119, Baramulla 82, Anantnag26, Rajouri 23,

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24-Year-Old Youth Drowns In Anantnag

Sameer Ahmad Annatnag, Jul 8: A 24-year-old youth drowned in Jehlum in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Wednesday evening. Reports said that the youth, Yawar Ahmad (son of Javid Ahmad Narchoor of Ashagipora went for a bath in the waterbody at Bange Nowgam area of the district this evening. Soon after the news spread, rescue

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Advisor Baseer Khan directs speedy completion of CCS, PMDP schemes

Srinagar: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed speedy implementation of various Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) and Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP) in Kashmir division meant for augmentation of power infrastructure including increasing transmission capacity and reducing Transmission and Distribution Losses. The Advisor passed on these directions during a review meeting convened to

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2 More Die Of Covid-19, Toll Tally in J&K To 148

Srinagar, July 8: Kashmir Valley on Monday reported two more deaths due to covid-19, taking the fatality count due to the virus in J&K to 148. The fresh deaths took place at CD, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of covid-19 patients. Earlier two persons died at SMHS hospital and one more at

Govt exploring PRIs’ participation in mining through Short Term Permits

Srinagar, July 8: The Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam while chairing a meeting to take stock of issues being faced in mining of construction material, called for synergy and coordination between various stakeholders including Geology & Mining Department, State Environment Authority, Pollution Control Board, Public Sector Undertakings and lease holders of mining blocks. Administrative

IGP traffic Basant Rath while speaking over a presser in Srinagar on Tuesday.
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Basant Rath Suspended

Srinagar: IPS officer Basant Rath has been suspended for alleged instances of “gross misconduct and misbehaviour”  by Home Ministry.

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KU Asks Staff To Be Available Via Phone, Report In Person When Called For Same

Srinagar, July 8: Kashmir University has notified that class work in the varsity shall continue to remain suspended till July 31. “All faculty members shall work from home and utilize the time for online educational activities as per the approved academic calendar,” reads a circular issued by the varsity’s Registrar Dr Nisar Ahmad Mir. “However,

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Elderly Baramulla Man Dies Of Covid-19, J&K Toll 146

Srinagar: Hours after he died at a hospital here, the swab sample of a 65-year-old man from Baramulla district returned positive for covid-19 on Wednesday, taking the death toll due to the virus to 146 in Jammu and Kashmir A resident of Nadihal area of the north Kashmir district, the sexagenarian was admitted to SMHS

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Mohammad Ramzan Bhat Passes Away

With profound grief and sorrow, we inform the sad demise of Mohammad Ramzan Bhat son Late Abdul Raheem Bhat of Shahihamdan colony , Zakura. His Fatehi Khani will be held on Friday at 5:30 a.m. Ladies are requested not to bring any kind of eatable item. From Bereaved family Through Bashir Ahmad Bhat

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70-year-old woman from Shopian dies of covid-19, J&K toll 145

Srinagar, July 8: A 70-year-old woman from Shopian died at a hospital here, officials said on Wednesday, taking the fatality count due to novel coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir to 145. The septuagenarian with Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) died last evening, two days after she was admitted to SMHS hospital, Medical Superintendent Dr Nazir Choudhary

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Young Woman From Srinagar Dies Of Covid-19, J&K Toll 144

Srinagar, July 08: Six days after she tested positive for the novel coronavirus, a 36-year-old woman from Nehru Park Srinagar died at a hospital here on Wednesday, taking the fatality count due to the virus in J&K to 144. Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura said the woman died due to “cardiopulmonary arrest” at

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65-year-old woman killed in firing along LoC in Poonch

Poonch, July 8: A woman was killed and another injured in alleged firing and shelling by Pakistan along the Line of Control in Poonch district on Wednesday, officials said. Officials said that there was an unprovoked small arms firing and shelling along the LoC in Balakote and Mendhar sectors at about 0200 hours. “The Indian

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RBI extends Chhibber’s term by 3 months as JK Bank CMD

Srinagar, July 07: The term of R K Chhibber, Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of J&K Bank, has been extended by Reserve Bank of India by a further period of three months with effect from 10 July 2020 or till the appointment of MD & CEO of the Bank, whichever was earlier. The Bank on

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LG For GI Tag To Local Agriculture Produce

Srinagar, July 07: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu today called for branding of local produce of Agriculture and allied sector as Geographical Indications for their distinctive identity and better marketing globally. The Lt Governor stated this while launching Kisan Pakhwada here at Raj Bhavan. Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor, Sh. Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar (through video

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JK Reports 256 New Positive Cases, 5399 Recovered So Far

Jammu, July 07: The Government on Tuesday informed that 256 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 74 from Jammu division and 182 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 8931. Moreover, 81 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from

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Div Com reviews prevailing Covid-19 situation in Kashmir

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole today chaired 4th consecutive weekly meeting here to discuss the prevailing Covid-19 situation and its management in Kashmir division. While reviewing the steps taken to check the spread of virus, the Div Com stressed all the Deputy Commissioners to ensure strict enforcement of wearing masks and social distancing

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Pulwama attack: NIA arrests sawmill owner

Srinagar, July 7: National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday said to have arrested one more person in connection with 14 February 2019 attack in Pulwama that left at least 40 paramilitary CRPF dead. “One more accused namely Bilal Ahmed Kuchey son of Ghulam Nabi Kuchey of Hajibal Kakapora, Pulwama was arrested on July 5,” the

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