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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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65-Year-Old Srinagar Woman Dies Of Covid-19, J&K Toll 142

Srinagar, July 7: A 65-year-old woman from Noorbagh area of Srinagar died at a hospital here on Tuesday, taking the fatality count due to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 142. Confirming it, Medical Superintendent SMHS hospital Dr Nazir Choudhary said that the sexagenarian was brought to the hospital this morning and died later.

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All Parks, Gardens To Reopen In J&K From Tomorrow

Srinagar, July 7: Authorities on Tuesday announced reopening of all parks and gardens in Jammu and Kashmir from Wednesday. “All parks and gardens in Jammu and Kashmir reopen from tomorrow,” Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Baseer Ahmad Khan said. He said every visitor is required to wear mask, maintain social distancing including at ticket counters. “There

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Implement Home Isolation guidelines to reduce burden on hospitals: JKAP

Srinagar, July 7: Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) senior leader and former minister Ghulam Hassan Mir on Monday urged the J&K government to follow the revised COVID-19 guidelines which allow home isolation of mild or asymptomatic coronavirus infection cases. In a statement issued here, Mir observed that in the background of the rising number

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Courses in robotics being shortly introduced in 2 polytechnics: Dr Samoon

Srinagar,: Principal Secretary, School Education Department and Skill Development, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon on Tuesday said the government was “shortly” introducing skill courses in robotics, machine engineering and electrical vehicles design in polytechnics at Baramula and Jammu. “Shortly introducing skill courses in robotics; machine engineering and electrical vehicles design in partnership with TATAs in polytechnics

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Militant, Army Soldier Killed; Policeman Injured In Pulwama Gunfight

Srinagar, July 07: One militant and an army soldier were killed while a policeman was injured in gunfight in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday. Official sources said a joint team of Police, Army’s 53RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Goosu village amid inputs about the presence of the militants. As the joint team

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Round Up: BSF Trooper Among New Covid-19 Fatalities, J&K Toll 139

Srinagar: A Border Security Forces trooper was among six persons who died due to covid-19 in Kashmir Valley on Monday, taking the fatality count due to the deadly virus in the J&K to 139. The trooper from 33 Battalion died at BSF Sector Headquarters in Panthachowk due to covid-19, official sources said. Also five other

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Farooq Lone, Zubair Raza Appointed J&PSC Members

Srinagar, July 6: Six days after his retirement as Secretary General Administration Department, Dr Farooq Lone  (IAS) was on Monday appointed as Member JK Public Service Commission. Also Zubair Ahmed Raza, district Judge Doda has been appointed as Member JKPSC, officials said. On June 29, chairman pf the Commission, B.R. Sharma, administered oath of office

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SIT formed to probe Udhampur murder case

UDHAMPUR, JULY 06:- Udhampur Police today constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) for in-depth probe into the murder of a youth here. “Dy. Inspector General of police Udhampur Ramban range, Sujit Kumar has constituted a seven member SIT for expeditious investigation into the case FIR No 294/2020 u/s 302 IPC of Police station Udhampur and

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Veena Pandita Appointed chairperson JKBOSE for 2 years S

Srinagar, July 6 : Ms Veena Pandita was on Monday appointed as Chairperson Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education for two more years, till June 30 2022, officials said. Earlier the government had extends her term as the Chairperson JKBOSE for a period of two months beyond her date of superannuation on April 30

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LG chairs high level meeting of Administrative Secretaries

Stresses on close monitoring, speedy execution of development works; release of pending payments SRINAGAR, JULY 06: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu today stressed on close monitoring of developmental works and their speedy execution, besides releasing of pending payments under various schemes on priority. The Lt Governor was chairing a high level meeting of Administrative Secretaries

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DGP Prisons for strict adherence to Covid-19 SOP

Srinagar: Director General of Police, Prisons, VK Singh today visited Central Jail Srinagar to take stock of security arrangements and to evaluate the general living conditions available in the jail. Senior Superintendent Central Jail Srinagar Tej Ram Katoch, CO 82 Bn CRPF Bal Krishna and other officers were present during the visit. The DGP inspected

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Biodiversity park to be set up at Dagpora Ganderbal

Mir Showkat Ganderbal : J&K Forest Department is establishing a Biodiversity Conservation Park under CAMPA at Dagpora Harran area in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district. The site is adjacent to catchment areas of Anchar lake and Sindh river. Sindh forest division Ganderbal of Srinagar Forest Circle is the implementing agency for establishment of the park which will be set

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NIA Chargesheets DSP Devender Singh, 5 Others

Srinagar, July 06: National Investigation Agency filed a chargesheet against suspended DySP of police Devender Singh, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant Naveed Babu, and four others on Monday. Besides Singh and Syed Naveed Mushtaq alias Babu, the NIA filed Charge-sheet against Irfan Shafi Mir alias Advocate, Rafi Ahmad Rather (Hizb militant), Tanveer Ahmad Wani (ex-LoC trader) and Syed

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BSF Man Dies Of covid-19, J&K Toll 137

Srinagar: A Border Security Forces personnel died of covid-19 at a hospital here, taking the fatality count due to the deadly virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 137. The trooper from 33 Battalion died at BSF Sector Headquarters in Panthachowk due to covid-19, official sources said. Previously, three persons including a 55-year-old woman from Uri

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KCC&I expresses concern over increase in covid-19 cases in Kashmir

Srinagar, July 7: Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Monday expressed concern at the increase in the number of COVID positive cases in the Valley. A spokesperson of the traders’ body stated that reports of gross carelessness and violation of COVID protocols were coming from various districts, especially Srinagar. “Due to the onset of

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Employees’ body demands regularization of contractuals, daily wagers

Zargar Zahoor/INS Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Employees Joint Action Committee on Monday demanded immediate regularization of all contractual, adhoc and daily wagers in J&K. “We demand that all contractual, adhoc employees, daily wagers and other non permanent employees be immediately regularized. Recently in 2017 an SRO 520 was implemented but the employees are not regularized,”

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Covid-19 claims another life, J&K toll 136

Srinagar, July 6: The fatality count due to novel coronavirus increased to 136 in Jammu and Kashmir as a 55-year-old woman from Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, died at a hospital here on Monday. Professor Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura, said that the 55-year-old woman from Boniyar Uri passed away at 8 a.m.

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Boy’s Body Retrieved, Efforts On To Find His Missing Friend In Ganderbal

Mir Showkat Srinagar: Rescuers on Monday retrieved body of one of the two boys who drowned while bathing in river Sindh in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district yesterday. On Sunday last, two boys, Zahid Farooq Rather and Rashid Ahmad Khan, both residents of Palpora Noorbagh Srinagar, drowned in the water body near Kijpora Kangan. The locals

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Covid-19 Claims Two More Lives, J&K Toll 135

Srinagar, July 6: The death toll due to covid-19 rose to 135 in Kashmir Valley after two fatalities on Monday—one of them an elderly from Baramulla and other, a 56-year-old from Budgam. A resident of Tangmarg area of Baramulla, the nonagenarian was admitted on June 26 and died at 2:00 a.m early morning today, Medical

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6 More Die Due To Covid-19, J&K Toll Rises To 133

Srinagar, July 5: Kashmir Valley reported six more deaths due to covid-19, taking the death toll due to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 133. Sources said that the victims include three residents of Srinagar, two from Bandipora and one from Anantnag. Three among them including a 60-year-old woman from Shadipora area of Bandipora

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183 Fresh Covid-19 Cases Take Covid-19 Tally In J&K To 8429

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday reported 183 fresh covid-19 infections, taking the number of cases in J&K to 8429. Giving the district wise breakup of the cases, officials said that 59 were reported from Srinagar, Kupwara 20, Baramulla 17, Budgam 19,  Samba 18, Ramban 10, Jammu nine, Kathua seven, four each in Pulwama, Kulgam

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2 teenagers drown in river Sindh while taking bath in Ganderbal

Srinagar: Two teenagers on Sunday drowned while bathing in river Sindh in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district, officials said They said two teenagers, Zahid Umar and Faisal Ahmad, both residents of Noorbagh Srinagar, drowned in the water body near Kijpora Kangan. The locals as well SDRF team reached the spot and efforts are on to trace

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DAK seeks setting up of plasma bank for Covid-19 patients

Srinagar, July 05: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Sunday has sought setting up of a ‘plasma bank’ in Kashmir valley for treatment of Covid-19 patients. “That would save lives,” said DAK President and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan. “Many people want to donate plasma, but they don’t know how to. Plasma bank will provide

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After ‘low-intensity explosion’, major IED blast averted in Pulwama

Srinagar, July 5: Police on Sunday claimed to have averted a “major IED blast”, hours after a similar “low intensity” explosion injured a paramilitary CRPF trooper in Pulwama district of south Kashmir. “Yet again a major incident of #IED blast is #averted by the timely input and action by Pulwama Police, CRPF and Army near

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Bandipora woman dies due to covid-19, J&K toll to 130

Srinagar: The death toll due to covid-19 rose to 130 on Sunday as a 60-year-old woman from Bandipora district died at a hospital here. A resident of Shadipora area of Bandipora, the sexagenarian died at 9:15 a.m. due to “cardiopulmonary arrest with azotemia with sepsis” at SKIMS Soura, hospital’s Medical Superintendent Professor Farooq Jan said.

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CRPF trooper injured in ‘low-intensity’ IED blast in Pulwama

Pulwama, July 5: A paramilitary CRPF trooper was injured in “low intensity” improvised explosive device explosion, suspected to be triggered by militants, in Pulwama district of south Kashmir district on Sunday. Officials said that the explosion took place near Peaks Automobiles in Gongoo area of the district. “A low intensity IED blast occurred at Pulwama.

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Covid-19 Claims 2 More Lives, J&K Toll 129

Srinagar, July 5: Kashmir Valley reported two more deaths due to covid-19, taking the fatality count due to the virus in J&K to 129, officials said on Sunday. Among them, a 40-year-old man from Baramulla died at CD hospital, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of the covid-19 patients in Valley, while another,

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GoI Approves Rs 574.16 Cr Annual Plan For NH Works In J&K

Jammu, July 04: The Center government has approved annual plan worth Rs. 574.16 crore for NH (O) works in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir for financial year 2020-21. As per a communiqué received here in this regard, the Union Ministry of RoadTransport and Highways has asked for preparation of estimates for the proposed

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227 more test positive, J&K covid-19 tally rises to 8246

Srinagar, July 4: Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday reported 227 new covid-19 infections on Saturday, taking the total number of the cases in J&K to 8246.  Sources said that 30 were confirmed from Jammu division and 197 from Kashmir Division. Giving the district wise break of the cases, sources said that 57 were reported from

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Covid 19 Pandemic, Spread A Cause Of Concern: CS

Reviews Yatra arrangements; ‘Daily Puja To Be Telecast Live’ Jammu, July 04: Meeting of the Sub- Committee constituted by the Supreme Court for Shri AmarnathjiYatra was held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam, here. Financial Commissioner, Finance, Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education, Principal Secretary, Home, Principal Secretary, Animal & Sheep

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Kulgam gunfight: 2 Militants killed, JCO Among 3 Soldiers Injured

‘One Among Them Refused To Surrender Despite Family’s Pleas’ Srinagar, July 04: Two militants were killed and three soldiers including a JCO were injured in Arrah area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district. Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar said that operation was halted for few hours as “we brought one of the militant’s family

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