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J&K reports 2nd COVID-19 death

5 more test positive, total reaches 38

JAMMU, Mar 29: A COVID-19 positive patient has died in Srinagar, said Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary (Planning), Jammu and Kashmir Government. "Sad start of the day. The unfortunate demise of a coronavirus patient has been reported from Srinagar this morning," said Kansal. With this, two COVID-19 deaths have now been reported from the Union Territory. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), there are 918 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country, out of which 79 people have been cured or discharged. Meanwhile five more COVID-19 cases have been reported in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, said Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary, Planning. "Five more people test positive in Kashmir including two from Srinagar, two from Budgam and one from Baramulla," said Kansal. Till now, two COVID-19 deaths have now been reported from the Union Territory of J&K. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total confirmed coronavirus cases in Ind...

COVID-19 cases surpass 1,000-mark; death toll rises to 27

Two Army personnel test positive

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Restrictions tightened in Kashmir

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Govt sets up high-level panels to deal with situation post lockdown; restore normalcy

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POTA Court Jammu grants hears bail on Watsapp; grants bail In U.L.A case

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PM seeks nation’s for giveness for tough decisions, says India will surely defeat coronavirus

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Farooq releases Rs 1.5 cr to Srinagar hospitals

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Cargo flights will be used to transport medical equipment, essential goods to NE: Jitendra

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Fresh air, deep breath, exercise, soft music: Omar shares tips' on surviving lockdown

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Military, defence ministry employees to donate one day’s salary to PM’s COVID-19 fund

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Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Poonch

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13 more test +ve of coronavirus in J&K, highest in a day

Five villages declared red zones

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2 terrorist associates arrested; Arms & ammunition recovered

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LG calls for doubling the efforts to contain spread of the virus

Identify labour & slum pockets and reach out to them with essential commodities

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Multiple landslides blocks Jammu-Srinagar NH, hundreds of trucks stranded

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FAKE GUN LICENSE SCAM: CBI Court grants interim bail to Ex-DCs, others

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States can use Rs 29,000 cr SDRF fund for food, shelter to migrant workers: MHA

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China sends medical aid to Pakistan via PoK, dispatches team of experts to help

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British PM Johnson discusses coronavirus pandemic with Trump after diagnosis

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JICA, Govt sign Rs 15,295-cr loan pacts for major rail projects for public, freight transport

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CRPF launches helpline to provide assistance to people

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COVID-19: Air India pilots’ unions assure Govt of full support

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COVID-19: IndiGo offers govt its aircraft and crew to transport medicine, equipment across country

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Must extend support to PM; Modi commander, people foot soldiers: Chidambaram on lockdown

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Covid-19: UK picks up private sector’s 80% wage bill

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Sonia Gandhi seeks tax breaks, interest subvention among relief for covid 19-hit country

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Implement lockdown restrictions rigorously: Cabinet Secretary to States/UTs

Holds video conference meeting with Chief Secretaries to review Covid-19 control efforts

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JMC distributes Dry Ration kits in Slums

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Kishtwar Administration reaches out to stranded Kishtwar residents in Himachal Pradesh

Ensures home delivery of essentials to them

KISHTWAR Mar 29: District Magistrate Kishtwar Rajinder Singh Tara today talked to the DMs of Kinnaur and Shimla to ensure basic facilities like food,...

Covid-19: Govt issues helpline to facilitate inter-state migrant labourers

JAMMU, Mar 29: The government today issued helpline numbers to facilitate inter-state migrant labourers who arrived in Jammu and Kashmir prior lockdo...

Courts use SMS service to create awareness about Covid-19 in JK, Ladakh UTs

JAMMU, Mar 29: In order to disseminate information and make lawyers as well as litigants aware about novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, High Cour...

Secretary DLSA visits slum areas

Reviews preventive measures to combat COVID-19

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DB directs Authorities strictly enforce orders regarding disclosures of travel history

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DB to examine date-wise summary of proceedings on April 15

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Court rejects bail of mother, son allegedly involved in fraud of crores of rupees

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Bail plea of accused in rape of minor rejected

JAMMU, MAR 16:Principal Sessions Judge Reasi Kamlesh Pandit has rejected the bail application of accused in an alleged rape case of a minor girl. Pr...

DB to hear PIL seeking CBI probe in Roshni Scam on March 18

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Khelo India Winter Games-Gulmarg

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PIL Highlighting Havoc created due to Flash Floods in Niki Tawi Area

DB expresses displeasure over non-serious approach, directs personal appearance of CEO JTFRP

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PIL Highlighting Havoc created due to Flash Floods in Niki Tawi Area

DB expresses displeasure over non-serious approach, directs personal appearance of CEO JTFRP



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