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3 Contacts Of Doctor Among 5 Test Positive In Jammu, J&K Tally At 67

3 Contacts Of Doctor Among 5 Test Positive In Jammu, J&K Tally At 67

Srinagar: Five persons including father, wife, and servant of a doctor who tested positive have contracted the disease, taking the number of COVID-19 patients in Jammu and Kashmir to 67, reports said on Thursday. While 50 of the COVID-19 patients are in Kashmir, 17 are in Jammu. The mother of the doctor, who works in […]

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HC Judge Strength To Increase To 9 As Adv Oswal Takes Oath Today

HC Judge Strength To Increase To 9 As Adv Oswal Takes Oath Today

Srinagar: The bench strength of Jammu and Kashmir high court will increase to nine against its strength of 17 as Advocate Rajnesh Oswal will be administered oath as Judge on Thursday. He will be administered oath by Chief Justice Gita Mittal at 12.30 pm in the conference hall of the Jammu Wing of the High […]

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CS interacts with DCs through video conference on Covid-19 efforts

CS interacts with DCs through video conference on Covid-19 efforts

Jammu: Chief Secretary, BVR Subhramanyam on Wednesday directed all Deputy Commissioners to carryout aggressive contact tracing campaign and putting all such persons under quarantine after taking their samples as per health protocol. He also asked to further minimize movement on roads in order to contain spread of coronavirus. Financial Commissioner, Health, Principal Secretary, Planning & […]

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Gunmen kill 2 persons in Kulgam

Gunmen kill 2 persons in Kulgam

Srinagar: Unidentified gunmen, suspected to be militants, shot dead two persons in a village in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Wednesday night. Reports and officials said that the gunmen fired upon them at Nandimarg village in Damhal Hanjipora, killing them on the spot. The slain have been identified as Ghulam Hassan Wagay and Sirajudin […]

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High Powered Committee issues directions for release of jail inmates in JK

High Powered Committee issues directions for release of jail inmates in JK

Jammu: On the directions of Supreme Court of India, the Jammu and Kashmir Government constituted, a High Powered Committee to pass several directions for release of prisoners to de-congest the jails following the spread of Coronavirus Pandemic in the country. The Committee comprises Executive Chairman J&K SLSA, Justice Rajesh Bindal, as its Chairman with Principal […]

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Robust contact tracing led to detection of 62 positive cases in JK: Kansal

Robust contact tracing led to detection of 62 positive cases in JK: Kansal

Nearly 2000 contacts of positive cases identified Jammu: Principal Secretary Planning, Information and Government Spokesperson, Rohit Kansal today informed that as of today there are 62 positive cases of COVID 19 in J&K. Giving breakup of the figures at a press briefing, Kansal said 58 are active cases of which 48 are in Kashmir and […]

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T-Series & RED FM announce all-star fundraiser ‘The Care Concert’

T-Series & RED FM announce all-star fundraiser ‘The Care Concert’

New Delhi: One of the largest and most awarded private radio networks in India, 93.5 RED FM and the country’s largest music label T-Series, also the world’s largest YouTube Channel have come together to bring to you a brand-new digital initiative ‘The Care Concert’ on 11th April 2020, 6 pm onwards. While everyone is at […]

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Kashmir Covid-19 Tally Reaches 50, JK Now At 62

Kashmir Covid-19 Tally Reaches 50, JK Now At 62

Srinagar: Six more people on Wednesday tested positive for noval coronavirus, taking the number of COVID-19 patients to 62 in J&K–50 in Kashmir Valley and 12 in Jammu. The Government also informed that 17041 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance so far. As per the daily Media Bulletin […]

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Div Com visits Pulwama, takes stock of COVID-19 control measures

Div Com visits Pulwama, takes stock of COVID-19 control measures

Inspects quarantine center, 24×7 Control room Pulwama: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K. Pole today visited Pulwama district to review the measures being taken by the district administration for prevention and control of COVID-19. He was accompanied by Director Health Services Kashmir Dr. Sameer Matoo, Deputy Commissioner, Pulwama Dr Raghav Langer , Superintendent of Police, Ashish […]

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Drug Controller reviews stock position of medicines in JK

Drug Controller reviews stock position of medicines in JK

Jammu: Drug Controller J&K, Lotika Khajuria on Wednesday convened a meeting of all Depot holders / C&F agents / Super stockists of leading multinational / micro pharma houses based at Jammu to facilitate and ensure the uninterrupted and hassle free supply of life saving / essential medicines in the whole distribution chain to the end […]

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NPPA sanctions establishment of price monitoring unit in J&K

NPPA sanctions establishment of price monitoring unit in J&K

JAMMU: In order to monitor the availability of essential medicines in the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir at affordable prices, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has accorded sanction to the establishment of Price Monitoring and Resource Unit (PMRU) in J&K. The Authority has identified Jammu & Kashmir as a Pilot location for implementation […]

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236 more persons discharged after completing quarantine period in Srinagar

236 more persons discharged after completing quarantine period in Srinagar

Srinagar: 236 more persons have been discharged after completing their two-week quarantine period in Srinagar. Together with 78 Tuesday, 314 persons have completed their quarantine and been sent home so far in Srinagar, officials said.

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Women Jan Dhan account holders to get Rs 500 per month for next 3 months

Women Jan Dhan account holders to get Rs 500 per month for next 3 months

Cabinet Secretary holds Video conference with CS to review disbursement of relief Jammu: Cabinet Secretary, Rajiv Guaba on Wednesday held video conference meeting with Chief Secretaries of all States and Union Territories to review disbursement of financial assistance and other benefits as part of relief package announced by the Government under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan […]

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Excise department donates Rs 2 cr towards J&K Relief Fund

Excise department donates Rs 2 cr towards J&K Relief Fund

Jammu: Financial Commissioner, Finance, A. K. Mehta today presented a cheque of Rs 2 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. The amount has been contributed out of the CSR Corpus fund generated by the department, […]

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3 persons die under snow enroute home in Banihal

3 persons die under snow enroute home in Banihal

Srinagar: With restrictions in place to limit the movement of people to prevent spread of novel coronavirus, three of the seven persons who had taken up the dangerous route to reach home died under snow in Banihal area in Ramban district on Tuesday, officials said. Reports and sources said that many people try to skirt […]

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Domicile order ‘ill timed’, put it in abeyance: JKAP

Domicile order ‘ill timed’, put it in abeyance: JKAP

Srinagar: Taking a strong exception to the central government order defining domicile law for J&K, Jammu Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) president Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Wednesday demanded that the order be put in abeyance till the COVID-19 pandemic is over.“It is most unfortunate that such an important order has been issued at a time […]

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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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