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IED planted in car recovered, destroyed in Pulwama

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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JK reports 162 new positive cases, 854 recover so far

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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Perimeter restrictions removed in 13 Containment Zones in Srinagar

Perimeter restrictions removed in 13 Containment Zones in Srinagar

Srinagar:  The District Disaster Management Authority, Srinagar after a detailed review of Red Zones and comprehensive analysis of COVID containment efforts therein approved removal of perimeter restrictions from 13 Containment Zones qualifying under the lad down guidelines. District Magistrate, Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary informed that perimeter restrictions involving blockade of roads and lanes in periphery […]

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Girl among 2 killed under pine tree in Shopian

Girl among 2 killed under pine tree in Shopian

Srinagar: A girl and a woman were killed while one person was injured after a pine tree fell down due to heavy winds at Shukroo forests in Pehlipora Keller in Shopian district of south Kashmir. Official sources said a Bakerwal family came under the tree in which a 10-year-old girl Babli and a woman identified […]

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3 DCs Among 10 Officers Transfered

3 DCs Among 10 Officers Transfered

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday ordered transfer of ten officers, three of them deputy commissioners, even as a senior IAS officer was assigned additional charge of Managing Director, JK Trade Promotion Organization. As per an order issued here, Ravinder Kumar (IAS), Managing Director, SIDCO, holding additional charge of Managing Director, JK Trade Promotion […]

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Govt evacuates 95,420 stranded JK residents

Govt evacuates 95,420 stranded JK residents

Jammu: Nearly, 95,420 JK residents have been evacuated by the Jammu and Kashmir government via Lakhanpur and through a network of special trains and buses till date amid strict observance of all necessary guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures aimed at safe and comfortable passage of stranded residents in the wake of COVID lockdown. The concerned […]

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Navin reviews Annual Action Plan under National Food Security Mission 2020-21

Navin reviews Annual Action Plan under National Food Security Mission 2020-21

JAMMU, MAY 27: Principal Secretary, Agriculture Production Department, Navin Kumar Choudhary today emphasised on growth of farm economy by enhancement of agriculture production. He was chairing a meeting to discuss and review Annual Action Plan under National Food Security Mission (NFSM) for the year 2020-21. The meeting was attended by Director Agriculture, Jammu Inder Jeet, […]

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No end term exams for current, previous semesters: KU

No end term exams for current, previous semesters: KU

Students to be promoted based on continuous internal assessment. Srinagar, May 27: In a significant decision the University of Kashmir, in view of COVID-19 pandemic, has decided that there will be no end term exams for the current semester and the previous semesters where exams were due during the lockdown period. The students will be […]

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KCC&I Hails Arrangements At Airport, Demands Evacuation Of J&K’s Stranded From Kyrgyzstan, Other Countries

KCC&I Hails Arrangements At Airport, Demands Evacuation Of J&K’s Stranded From Kyrgyzstan, Other Countries

Srinagar: Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday appreciated the organized and efficient arrangements made by the administration at Srinagar Airport after the resumption of flights. A spokesperson of the traders’ body said that the KCC&I had been receiving distress messages from stranded members of the business community and even students from various places […]

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Police arrests 3 gamblers in Srinagar

Police arrests 3 gamblers in Srinagar

Srinagar: Police on Wednesday arrested three gamblers at Habbak here and recovered stake money worth Rs 4180 from them. A police officer told INS that SHO Police station Nigeen, under the supervision of SDPO Zakoora and SP Hazratbal, arrested three gamblers while they were found gambling in a public place at Habbak. He said a […]

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Kashmir Reports Two Covid-19 Deaths, J&K Toll 26

Kashmir Reports Two Covid-19 Deaths, J&K Toll 26

Srinagar: Two more people have died due to novel coronavirus in Kashmir Valley, officials said on Wednesday. These fatalities take the death toll due to the disease in the Jammu and Kashmir to 26—23 in Valley and 3 in Jammu. One among the victims includes a 70-year-old man from Sarnal Anantnag who died yesterday at […]

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As Bhatnagar is under quarantine, LG assigns his duties, functions to advisor Sharma

As Bhatnagar is under quarantine, LG assigns his duties, functions to advisor Sharma

Srinagar, May 27: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu, on Wednesday assigned all duties and functions of the departments allocated to Advisor RR Bhatnagar, who is under quarantine, to advisor K. K. Sharma for the time being. In terms of the March 17 order, Advisor Bhatnagar was assigned Health and Medical Education, Public works (R&B), PHE […]

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MeT forecasts widespread rainfall by weekend in Jammu, Kashmir

MeT forecasts widespread rainfall by weekend in Jammu, Kashmir

Srinagar, May 27: Meteorological department on Wednesday predicted widespread rains in Jammu as well as in Kashmir divisions, peaking on the last two days of this month. It also issued a “yellow warning” for isolated thunder squalls with lightning and gusty winds (30-40 Kmph) in both Jammu and Kashmir regions till May 31. A meteorological […]

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Heroin, Charus Seized As Police Arrests 3 Drug Peddlers

Heroin, Charus Seized As Police Arrests 3 Drug Peddlers

Kupwara: Police have arrested three “notorious” drug peddlers and recovered contraband substances from their possession in Handwara area of this north Kashmir district. “Officers at a checkpoint established at Ganapora Crossing intercepted an individual identified as Danish Farooq Mir of Nowpora Tujjer-Shareef. During search officers were able to recovered 50gms of Heroin from his possession,” […]

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91 fresh cases reported in J&K, tally 1741

91 fresh cases reported in J&K, tally 1741

Srinagar: Four pregnant women and eight members of a family including an 8-year-old girl were among 91 cases of the COVID-19 infection in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, taking the overall tally to 1759–1411 in Valley and 348 in Jammu. Sources said that among the fresh cases, 29 were reported from Ramban, 12 from Budgam, […]

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Govt: Evacuated 94,621 Stranded JK Residents So Far 

Govt: Evacuated 94,621 Stranded JK Residents So Far 

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government, under its initiative of facilitating safe and secure return of stranded passengers stuck outside the UT due to COVID lockdown, has evacuated about 94,621 JK residents via Lakhanpur and through a network of special trains and buses till date amid observance of all necessary Standard Operating Procedures regarding the pandemic. […]

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Advocate General chairs meeting regarding expeditious disposal of pending litigations

Advocate General chairs meeting regarding expeditious disposal of pending litigations

Jammu: Advocate General, D C Raina today chaired a meeting regarding expeditious disposal of pending litigations of the UT of J&K, here at the Civil Secretariat. Besides, Secretary to Government Department of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Achal Sethi, the meeting was attended by the Special Secretaries, Additional Secretaries, Deputy Legal Remembrancer /Senior Law Officers/Public […]

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Day In Pictures

Day In Pictures

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Police asked to ensure smooth passage of Covid-19 warriors

Police asked to ensure smooth passage of Covid-19 warriors

Srinagar In the backdrop incidents involving alleging beating and detaining of a cardiologist and stopping of a medical officer in last 24 hours, Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar has ordered police officers to “facilitate the COVID warriors, especially doctors and paramedics, smoothly” in the Valley. Sources said that the top police officer of […]

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3 persons injured in accidental blast in Tosa-Maidan Budgam

3 persons injured in accidental blast in Tosa-Maidan Budgam

Srinagar: Three persons were injured Tuesday in an accidental blast at the Tosa-Maidan meadow, which used to be artillery firing range for army, in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. “An accidental shell blast took place in Tosa Maidan (old artillery range) Khag area of Budgam. 3 persons are reported to be injured, who are being shifted […]

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Covid-19 Claims Another Life, Toll 24; 34 Fresh Cases Take Tally To Over 1700 Mark

Covid-19 Claims Another Life, Toll 24; 34 Fresh Cases Take Tally To Over 1700 Mark

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir reported one more death and 34 fresh cases of novel coronavirus on Tuesday, taking the overall death toll to 24 and case tally to over 1700. Sources said a 90-year-old man, a resident of Khaloora Kulgam, died at SKIMS early Tuesday morning, a day after he was referred to the tertiary […]

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Govt evacuates 93,380 stranded JK residents so far

Govt evacuates 93,380 stranded JK residents so far

Jammu: Principal Secretary PDD, Rohit Kansal and Chief Executive Officer JKERA/JTFRP, Dr. Abid Rasheed Shah today visited railway station Jammu and had a detailed review of the arrangements in place for the stranded passengers returning from different parts of the country in the wake of Corona pandemic. Later, they received the 11th COVID special Jammu-Dehli […]

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Spike in deaths, cases with unknown history major causes of concern: Govt

Spike in deaths, cases with unknown history major causes of concern: Govt

‘J&K testing rate increased by over 350% in one month’ Jammu: With the testing rate of over 10,000 per million Jammu and Kashmir has now become number one in country in testing. The testing capacity in the UT has gone up from just about 100 tests/day in March to 8000 tests/day today. In the last […]

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6 flights carrying 562 stranded passengers arrive at Srinagar Airport

6 flights carrying 562 stranded passengers arrive at Srinagar Airport

Budgam: With Government resuming domestic flight operations across the country, six domestic flights carrying about 562 passengers, who were stranded at different parts of the country landed here today at Srinagar International Airport. The arrival of flights started with the landing of Air Asia flight at 7:25am. All passengers who arrived at the airport were […]

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47 New Covid-19 Cases in J&K, Tally Rises To 1668

47 New Covid-19 Cases in J&K, Tally Rises To 1668

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir reported 47 cases of novel coronavirus, taking the number of patients in J&K to 1668. Reports said that 33 cases were reported from the Jammu division and 14 from Kashmir. Regarding Kashmir, they said, five cases were reported from Anantnag, three each from Kulgam and Srinagar besides one each from Shopian, […]

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Advisor Baseer inaugurates first 50-bed Infectious Disease Block facility at SKIMS Soura

Advisor Baseer inaugurates first 50-bed Infectious Disease Block facility at SKIMS Soura

SRINAGAR, MAY 25: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan today inaugurated a first of it’s kind Infectious Disease Block facility at SKIMS Soura for treatment of covid-19 and other pathologies infected patients exclusively. On the occasion, the Advisor accompanied by Director SKIMS, Dr AG Ahnagar inspected various wards and blocks to take first hand […]

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Elderly Kulgam woman dies of Covid-19, J&K tally rises to 23

Elderly Kulgam woman dies of Covid-19, J&K tally rises to 23

Srinagar: Two days after her death, sample reports of a 65-year-old woman from Kulgam district of south Kashmir have returned positive on Monday, taking the overall fatality count due to the deadly disease to 23. “A 65-year-old lady from Bugam Kulgam was admitted in SMHS Hospital Srinagar on 22-5-2020 with bilateral pneumonia. She died next […]

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2 Militants Killed In Kulgam Gunfight

2 Militants Killed In Kulgam Gunfight

Srinagar: Two militants have been killed in ongoing gunfight with government forces in Khud Hanjipora area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Monday, police said. Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone Vijay Kumar (IPS) told a local news agency that two unidentified militants were killed in the “ongoing operation”. “02 unidentified (militants) killed in an […]

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Covid-19 claims another victim, J&K toll 22

Covid-19 claims another victim, J&K toll 22

Srinagar: The fatalities due to the novel coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir has gone up to 22 after a 63-year-old lawyer died at a hospital in the winter capital of the J&K, officials said on Monday. A senior doctor at ASCOMS Sidhra, said that the samples of the 63-year-old lawyer, a resident of Trikuta Nagar, […]

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J&K Reports 52 Fresh Cases, Covid-19 Tally Rises To 1621

J&K Reports 52 Fresh Cases, Covid-19 Tally Rises To 1621

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir reported 52 fresh cases of novel coronavirus on Sunday, taking the number of covid-19 patients in J&K to 1621. Official sources said that 30 cases were reported from Kashmir while 22 from Jammu. 26 cases were reported from Kulgam, seven from Samba, six from Jammu, four from Kathua, three from Rajouri […]

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9 flights arriving as air traffic resumes in Kashmir tomorrow

9 flights arriving as air traffic resumes in Kashmir tomorrow

Srinagar: As passenger air traffic is set to resume operations from Monday after two months pause due to Covid-19 pandemic, as many as nine are arriving at Srinagar International Airport on Monday. “With 9 flights arriving on May 25 at Srinagar Airport, Dheeraj Gupta Principal Secretary HUD took stock of arrangements, incoming passengers to be […]

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89,773 stranded J&K residents evacuated

89,773 stranded J&K residents evacuated

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir district administrations have received 28 COVID special trains from different states and UTs, so far, with about 23,097 stranded passengers while about 66024 persons have been evacuated by the government through Lakhanpur till date. Meanwhile, about 652 passengers including students have reached at Srinagar International Airport under Vande Bharat Mission […]

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Govt deploys officers to assist Corona Virus mitigation efforts

Govt deploys officers to assist Corona Virus mitigation efforts

Jammu: The government of Jammu and Kashmir, in an effort to ensure effective COVID-19 mitigation measures in view of resumption of air services in the country, has deployed Commissonior Jammu Municipal Corporation, Avny Lavasa and Vice Chairman Jammu Development Authority, Babila Rakwal for assisting Deputy Commissioner Jammu in making arrangements and handling of returning passengers. […]

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Injured youth dies, Nawakadal house collapse toll 3

Srinagar: Five days after he was injured along with three other persons after a house collapsed following a gunfight at Nawa Kadal here, a 25-year-old youth succumbed to his wounds at a hospital here on Sunday. The death of the youth identified as Fayaz Ahmad Bhat, came barely a few hours after a middle-aged man […]

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Injured middle-aged man succumbs, Nawa Kadal house collapse toll 2

Injured middle-aged man succumbs, Nawa Kadal house collapse toll 2

Srinagar: A middle-aged man, injured in a house collapse following an encounter at Kanimazar Nawa Kadal here last week, succumbed to burn wounds at SMHS hospital here, officials said on Sunday. They said the man identified as Manzoor Ahmad from Islamia Hawal Srinagar had suffered serious burn injuries after one of the several houses damaged […]

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3300 JK residents evacuated from Maharashtra

3300 JK residents evacuated from Maharashtra

Jammu: Around 3300 J&K residents, including 1200 students who were stranded in various parts of Maharashtra have been sent back to their homes by four Shramik Special Trains during the past 10 days. This is the highest number of Shramik Special Trains deployed in any single state for the evacuation of J&K residents stranded there. […]

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HC Closes Issue Post-Lockdown Public Response

HC Closes Issue Post-Lockdown Public Response

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court has closed issue regarding desirable public response after removal of covid-19 lockdown, observing that the matter was still under active consideration and directions are awaited from the Government of India. Hearing a batch of public interest litigations via virtual mode, a division bench of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and […]

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80 Fresh Cases In J&K, Covid-19 Tally Jumps To 1569

80 Fresh Cases In J&K, Covid-19 Tally Jumps To 1569

Srinagar: 80 cases of the COVID-19 infection were reported in J&K on Saturday, taking the overall tally to 1,569—1330 in Valley and 239 in Jammu. Official said that among the fresh cases, 36 were reported from Kupwara, 14 from Ramban, six from Anantnag, 5 from Kulgam, four each from Baramulla, Pulwama and Jammu, three from […]

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50 MVA Power Transformer at Grid Station Khunmoh Inaugurated

50 MVA Power Transformer at Grid Station Khunmoh  Inaugurated

50 MVA Power Transformer at Grid Station Khunmoh Inaugurated Srinagar: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan today inaugurated 132/33kv power transformer of Khunmoh Grid Station here. Chief Engineer, Transmission, Hashmat Qazi was present on the occasion. The commissioning of transformer will augment capacity of the grid station from 50MVA to 100 MVA. The 132/33kv […]

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Rohit Kansal chairs meeting to review functioning of KPDCL

Rohit Kansal chairs meeting to review functioning of KPDCL

Srinagar, May 23: Principal Secretary, Power Development Department, Rohit Kansal today chaired a review meeting with senior officers of PDD and KPDCL to discuss the status of power sector, centrally sponsored schemes, revenue realization and other issues pertaining to Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited. The meeting was attended by Managing Director KPDCL, Mohammad Aijaz; Director […]

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HC adopts full year working time calendar

HC adopts full year working time calendar

Jammu: The High court of Jammu and Kashmir will continue same working time round the year, thus halting the past practice of change of timings in winter and summers. An official handout stated that the Chief Justice has issued a calendar which will be followed for the rest part of the whole year. For the […]

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Govt to ensure 100 % RTPCR testing of all passengers travelling by road, Rail, Air

Govt to ensure 100 % RTPCR testing of all passengers travelling by road, Rail, Air

Jammu, May 23: The government, as per a circular issued here today in view of the flights resuming operations from May 25, 2020, has again informed all authorities and travellers for strict observance of all necessary preventive protocols regarding COVID-19 pandemic during evacuation process of stranded people of Jammu and Kashmir. The circular reads that […]

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Advisor Baseer reviews status of dev works, functioning of COVID care centre at Ganderbal

Advisor Baseer reviews status of dev works, functioning of COVID care centre at Ganderbal

Srinagar: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan today took stock of resumption of developmental activities in district Ganderbal and also reviewed functioning of COVID-19 care centre in JNV Hatbura. The Advisor during the visit took stock of desilting of Zamindar Khul near Nursing College, Darin Nagbal and at Malshahi Bagh. These Zamindar Khuls are […]

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Bukhari pleads for HM’s intervention: Accept PRCs, Migrant Cards As Domicile Certificates In Accelerated Recruitment

Bukhari pleads for HM’s intervention: Accept PRCs, Migrant Cards As Domicile Certificates In Accelerated Recruitment

Srinagar, May 23: Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) president Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Saturday welcomed the accelerated recruitment process by virtue of which around 10,000 government jobs would be advertized for permanent residents of J&K in coming days. However, Bukhari demanded that the government should not insist the job aspirants to produce Domicile […]

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Covid-19 Positive Woman From South Kashmir Dies At SKIMS, J&K Toll 21

Covid-19 Positive Woman From South Kashmir Dies At SKIMS, J&K Toll 21

Srinagar: A middle-aged woman from Urnhal area of south Kashmir, who had tested positive for COVID-19, died at the SKIMS Soura on Saturday, taking the overall death toll due to the infection in Jammu and Kashmir to 21. Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, Professor Farooq Jan said that the 55-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital’s […]

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Covid-19: JK reports 40 new positive cases, 720 patients recover so far

Covid-19: JK reports 40 new positive cases, 720 patients recover so far

Jammu: The Government Friday informed that 40 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 1489. Among the fresh cases, seven were reported from Jammu division and 33 from Kashmir division. Nodal officer for coronavirus control at SKIMS Soura, Dr G H Yatoo, said […]

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Samoon given charge of Technical Education, Hirdesh Transport Department

Samoon given charge of Technical Education, Hirdesh Transport Department

Jammu, May 22: As per government order issued here today, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon, IAS (JK:1993), Principal Secretary, School Education Department, holding additional charge of Administrative Secretary, Transport Department, shall hold the charge of Principal Secretary, Technical Education Department, relieving Navin Kumar Choudhary, IAS, Principal Secretary Government, Animal and Sheep Husbandry Department of the additional […]

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Govt to notify over 10,000 posts for Accelerated Recruitment for Domiciles

Govt to notify over 10,000 posts for Accelerated Recruitment for Domiciles

Jammu: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu today emphasized on simplification of recruitment procedures and maintaining transparency to ensure faster and flawless recruitments. He was chairing a high level meeting held at the Raj Bhavan here today to review the progress made for accelerated recruitments at various levels in the Government with particular focus on Class-IV […]

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