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2 more men die of covid-19 in Kashmir, J&K toll now 109

Srinagar: The number of people succumbing to the novel coronavirus rose in Jammu and Kashmir to 109 after two covid-19 patients died at a hospital here on Thursday. The victims include 55-year-old and 65-year-old men from Kulgam and Baramulla districts respectively and both died at SKIMS Soura, officials said. Confirming it, Professor Farooq Jan, Medical

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Anti-Militancy First, Narcotics Second Priority For Police: IGP Kashmir

Srinagar, July 1: Police on Wednesday said that twelve top commanders from various outfits were “prime targets” of police and security forces in the Valley. Addressing reporters here, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said that 118 militants were killed this year including 57 from Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, 24 from Lashkar-e-Toiba and 22 from Jaish-e-Mohammad besides seven militants from

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1.834kg Gold, 1.47kg Silver Seized As ACB Arrests Ex-SICOP MD

Srinagar: Anti-corruption Bureau on Wednesday arrested Bhupinder Singh Dua, former MD SICOP in disproportionate assets case. “He has amassed massive wealth and raised a number of assets in his own name as well as in the names of his family members/close relatives. He had acquired these assets with the ill-gotten money earned through corrupt practices

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Roundup: 5 From Kashmir, 1 From Jammu Die of Covid-19, Toll 107

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday reported six more deaths due to covid-19 in Kashmir Valley. These deaths take the fatality count due to the covid-19 to 107 in J&K. Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura here 50-year-old woman from Kandi Kupwara died at the hospital today. “The patient was admitted on June 30

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Search operation in Tral concluded after 20 hours

BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama: A cordon and search operation which was launched in Brental area of Tral sub division in Pulwama on Tuesday night has been concluded on Wednesday evening after around twenty hours. The operation was launched following the exchange of fire in between militants & joint forces yesterday at about 11pm late night. Soon

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25 travelers among 198 test positive in J&K, covid-19 tally at 7695

Srinagar, July 1: Twenty-five travelers were among 198 covid-19 infections reported in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. Sources said 19 of them are from Jammu Division and 179 from Kashmir Valley, taking the overall tally in J&K to 7695. The fresh cases also include twenty-five paramilitary forces personnel and a soldier besides five policemen and

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Shopkeepers to operate only after testing negative: DC Bandipora

Bandipora: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora, Zahoor Ahmad Mir Wednesday said that only those shopkeepers that test negative and attended mandatory training on COVID-19 shall be allowed to operate their businesses. He said the shopkeepers of the Bandipora town from Nussu to Kaloosa including Khadim Market, Shops on Ajar-DC Office Road shall operate on alternate days

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Dwivedi assumes charge of Com Secy GAD

Jammu: Commissioner Secretary to Government, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi today assumed the charge as Commissioner Secretary General Administration Department (GAD) at Civil Secretariat, here. In his maiden interaction with the officers of the GAD, Mr Dwivedi reviewed the urgent and priority issues and called for working with zeal and dedication. He appreciated contribution of Dr. Farooq

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JKAP demands impartial probe into Sopore civilian’s killing

Srinagar, July 1: Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) on Wednesday demanded an impartial probe into the killing of Bashir Ahmad Khan a resident of Mustafa Colony HMT Srinagar who lost his life near an encounter site in Sopore. In a statement issued here, a spokesman of the party said that the family version of

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2 Elderly Patients From Sopore, Bijbhera Die Of Covid-19, J&K Toll 104

Srinagar: Two elderly covid-19 positive patients died in Kashmir Valley, officials said on Wednesday. Dr Salim Tak, Medical Superintendent CD hospital, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 patients here, said while one of them was a resident of Sopore area of Baramulla district, another belonged to Bijbhera area of Anantnag

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Infiltrator Killed Along LoC In Rajouri: Army

Jammu, July 1: Army on Wednesday claimed to have foiled an infiltration attempt by killing a militant in Keri area of Bhimber Gali Sector in Rajouri district. “Based on specific intelligence inputs from J&K Police, a joint operation was launched close to Line of Control in Keri area of Bhimber Gali Sector in District Rajouri,”

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Woman, 50, From Eidgah Srinagar Dies Of Covid-19, J&K Toll 102

Srinagar: A 50-year-old woman from Eidgah area of Srinagar died on Wednesday, 12 days after she was admitted to a hospital here, taking the fatality count due to the covid-19 to 102 in Jammu and Kashmir. Dr Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura here, said that the woman was admitted on June 19 in Infectious

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CRPF Man, Civilian Killed In Militant Attack In Sopore

Srinagar, July 01: A CRPF personnel and a civilian were killed while two other paramilitary personnel were injured after militants attacked a CRPF party at Model town of Sopore in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday morning. A senior Police officer said that militants attacked CRPF patrolling party in Model town of Sopore by firing

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260 new covid-19 cases in J&K, tally rises to 7497

Srinagar, June 30: 60 paramilitary personnel and several policemen were among 260 new covid-19 infections reported in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. The cases which also include seven from Army good will school take the overall tally of the cases in J&K to 7497. Among the cases, 32 were confirmed from Jammu Division and 228

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Govt extends guidelines on COVID 19 till July 3

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government today extended guidelines cum restrictions issued vide Order No. 59 & 61-JK- (DMRRR) of 2020 dated 07.06.2020 until 03.07.2020 saying the Center’s fresh guidelines on some relaxations require a detailed assessment and consultations on the spread of COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir. In an order issued here by the

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Justice Magrey inspects Observation, Children Homes at Shalimar, Harwan

Srinagar: Chairman Juvenile Justice Committee, J&K High Court, Justice Ali Muhammad Magrey today inspected Children’s Home at Shalimar and Observation Home at Harwan here to ascertain working of these childcare institutions. He was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary; Mission Director ICPS, Shabnum Kamili; Principal Magistrate JJB Srinagar, Khemraj Sharma and other

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Div Com for imposing fine on Covid-19 SOP violators

SRINAGAR JUNE 30:The Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole today chaired the weekly meeting, the 3rd consecutive in June month to review, monitor and evaluate the situation evolved due to Covid-19 pandemic in Kashmir division. The meeting discussed present status of Covid-19 cases in the valley along with recovery and mortality rate, besides measures undertaken

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72 percent Covid-19 deaths in Kashmir are men: DAK

Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Tuesday said the novel coronavirus is killing more men than women in Kashmir valley. “More men are dying from Covid-19 than women,” said DAK President and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan. “Nearly 72 percent of those who died from Covid infection in the valley were men while women

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Srinagar Elderly Tests Positive After Death, J&K Covid-19 Toll 101

Srinagar, June 30: Few hours after his death, a 65-year-old man from Qamarwari area of Srinagar tested positive for the novel coronavirus, taking the overall fatality count due to the virus in J&K to 101. Officials said that man died today at 9:30 a.m. and his swab sample returned positive at the CD diagnostic laboratory

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Forest department seizes 39 illegal band sawmills in Anantnag

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: Forest Department Anantnag has seized 39 illegal band sawmills in various villages in South Kashmir’s Anantnag District. According to sources the department’s action followed district magistrate Anantnag directions to seize illegal sawmills in the District who fall within radios of 8 kms of forest area and are running illegally without any registration

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Spread awareness on efficacy of Indian System of Medicines among people: DC Ganderbal

Mir Showkat Ganderbal: Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal Shafqat Iqbal on Tuesday inspected the Community Level camp organized by the Department of Ayurveda Yoga and Naturopathy Unani Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) at Saloora Ganderbal. While visiting the camp, the DC enquired about the medicines available including immunity boosters and general medicines. He also interacted with the people

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Death Toll Due To Covid-19 Reaches 100 In J&K

Srinagar, June 30: Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday reported four deaths due to covid-19, taking the number of people succumbing to the virus in J&K to 100. Among the fresh fatalities, three were reported from Kashmir Valley while one was from Jammu division’s Kathua district. Two of the deaths in Valley took place in CD

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Private Schools Halt Fee Waiver Scheme After ‘Misuse’, ‘Attacks’

Srinagar, June 30: Private Schools’ Association of Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK) has termed the misusing of fee waiver scheme offered by PSAJK as extremely unfortunate as all parents have altogether stopped depositing any kind of fee resulting in a situation where hundreds of schools are in danger of closure. The Association said that PSAJK had

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Baramulla Businessman dies of Covid-19, J&K toll 98

Srinagar, June 30: A 55-year-old covid-19 positive man from Baramulla district died at a hospital here on Tuesday, taking the fatality count due to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 98. A resident of Dewan Bagh Baramulla, the man was admitted to SKIMS Bemina on June 27, hospital’s Medical Superintendent Dr Shifa Deva said.

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2 Militants Killed In Bijbhera, Toll 42 This Month In South Kashmir

Srinagar, June 30: Two militants were killed in a gunfight in Waghama area of Bijbhera in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district Tuesday. “Two unidentified militants have been killed. Searches going on,” police said in a tweet. The gunfight ensued after a joint team of Police and Army’s 3 RR launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Waghama. As the

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PO, BA Posts: HC Allows J&K Bank To Open Link For Online Registration

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday allowed the J&K Bank to make available link for online registration of candidature by the prospective candidates pursuant to a fresh notification for 350 probationary officers and 1500 banking associates vacancies. “The law being that mere participation in the recruitment process does not confer any right of

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Kashmir Reports 2nd Death Due To Covid-19, J&K Toll 96

Srinagar, June 29 : Kashmir Valley on Monday reported two deaths due to covid-19, taking the fatality count due to the virus in J&K to 96. Both the deaths took place at SMHS hospital here. Dr Nazir Choudhary, Medical Superintendent of the hospital, said that a 45-year-old man from Bijbhera Anantnag with “bilateral pneumonia” died

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53 travelers, 3 CRPF men among 144 new covid-19 cases in J&K, tally 7237

Srinagar: 53 travelers and three paramilitary CRPF men were among 144 new covid-19 infections reported in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, officials said. The cases take the overall tally of the covid-19 patients in J&K to 7237. Giving district wise break up, sources said that 29 were reported from Pulwama followed by Shopian (18), Srinagar

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Baseer Khan inaugurates RDD works, inspects development projects

Kathua: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmed Khan, today inspected various ongoing works undertaken by Rural Development Department. He also took detailed review of the functioning of RDD, PDD and Tourism sectors in the district. Advisor was accompanied by District Development Commissioner Kathua O.P Bhagat, SSP Kathua Shailender Mishra, Director RDD Sudershan Kumar, Chief Engineer,

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Preserving wetlands, nambals & water bodies from encroachment top priority: DC Budgam

BUDGAM, JUNE 29: Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Shahbaz Ahmed Mirza today chaired a meeting of officers to discuss the directions received from National Green Tribunal (NGT) pertaining to impending issues of wetlands and water bodies of district Budgam. The meeting also deliberated on the point’s agenda wise already discussed in the meeting under the chairmanship of

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LAWDA demolishes several illegal constructions, structures

Srinagar: Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) carried a demolition area of Nigeen, Rainawari and Green Belt of Lashkari Mohalla. During the demolition drive two second storeys and one single storey house was demolished on the spot, reads a statement issued by the LAWDA. Furthermore, anti-encroachment drive was launched against the encroachers, who have encroached

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Elderly Shopoan man dies of covid-19, J&K toll 95

Srinagar: An elderly covid-19 positive man from Shopian district died at SMHS hospital here, taking the fatality count due to the novel coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir to 95.   A resident of Sugan Shopian, the 65-year-old was admitted yesterday (June 28) and “sampled on the same day”, Dr Nazir Choudhary, Medical Superintendent of the hospital,

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Top Hizb Commander Among 3 Militants Killed In Anantnag

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag, June 29: Hizb-ul-Mujahideen top commander was among three militants killed in a gunfight with joint team of police and army in Anantnag district of south Kashmir. As per officials, a joint team of Police, Army’s 19 RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Runipora area of the south Kashmir district late last

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127 Test Positive, J&K Covid-19 Tally Mounts To 7093

Srinagar, June 28: Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday reported 127 new cases of covid-19 infections, taking the total tally of the covid-19 patients in J&K to 7093 Giving the district-wise break-up, officials said that 31 cases were reported from Srinagar followed by Budgam (22), Kupwara (16), Pulwama (11), Udhampur (10), Jammu (8), Kulgam (7), Baramulla

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Modi To China: India Capable Of Appropriate Response Without Shying Away

Srinagar, June 28: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday told China that India was “capable of giving an appropriate response without shying away.” “Those who cast an evil eye on Indian soil in Ladakh have got a befitting response. India honours the spirit of friendship…she is also capable of giving an appropriate response to any

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Round Up: 2 Kulgam, 1 Sopore Resident Die Of Covid-19; J&K Toll 94

Srinagar: Three more persons, two from Southern Kulgam and another from northern Baramulla district, died of covid-19, officials said on Saturday. With these deaths, the fatality count due to the virus in J&K has risen to 94. Deputy Commissioner Kulgam Showkat Aijaz Bhat said that a 70-year-old man from Mishipora died at CD hospital, one

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10 Containment Zones partially de- notified in Pulwama

Pulwama, June 26: District Authorities Pulwama today ordered partial de-notification of various red zones in the district. In this regard District Magistrate Pulwama Dr. Raghav Langer today announced that these villages were earlier declared as containment zones after COVID -19 positive cases were reported from these areas, while the entire primary and secondary contacts of

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Div Com reviews Progress of various developmental works in Baramulla

Baramulla: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandurang K Pole today conducted an extensive tour of district Baramulla to have first hand appraisal of various developmental activities undertaken by different agencies across the district. During the visit he inspected facilities put in place at COVID-19 hospital established in Sub-district Hospital Sopore and took stock of various measures taken

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DC oversees demolition drive in Ganderbal town

Mir Showkat Ganderbal: Under the supervision of Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal and Additional Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Farooq Ahmad Baba , the district administration on Saturday initiated intensive demolition drive in Ganderbal Town. A demolition drive was carried out by a team of officers/officials comprising Tehsildar Ganderbal, SHO Ganderbal and other concerned. Various permanent and temporary structures

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KCC&I terms allotment of mining, extraction contracts to outsiders as alarming, against public interest

Srinagar: Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Saturday described the policy adopted by the Geology and Mining Department with regard to allotment of mining and extraction contracts as alarming and against public interest. “The lack of protective mechanisms in the policy has reportedly deprived thousands of families of their livelihood and exposed consumers to

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Lockdown: Private Schools Association Announces Fee Waiver Scheme

Srinagar, June 27: Private Schools’ Association of J&K (PSAJK) after lengthy deliberations with Parents Association of Privately Administered Schools (PAPAS), trade bodies and representatives of tourism, transporters and other sectors have decided to announce a major fee waiver scheme for students, whose family income has been severely impacted by the present COVID19 lockdown. The press

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45-year-old woman dies of covid-19, J&K toll 93

Srinagar: A 45-year-old woman from Khanabal area of south Kashmir died at hospital here on Saturday. She had tested positive for the novel coronavirus only yesterday and her death, second in a day today, took the fatality count due to the covid-19 in Jammu and Kashmir to 93. Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura

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Sopore Woman Dies Of Covid-19 , J&K Toll 92

Srinagar A 70-year-old woman from Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district tested positive for the novel coronavirus, a day after her death at a hospital here, officials said on Saturday. Dr Nazir Choudhary, Medical Superintendent SMHS hospital, said that the septuagenarian died last night. Admitted to the hospital on June 25, Dr Choudhary said,