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2 more COVID-19 deaths, 47 new cases in J&K

Areas of Trikuta Nagar, Miran Sahib, Gorkha Nagar, Kanachak declared as Red Zone

26/05/2020
JAMMU, May 25: The novel coronavirus toll in Jammu and Kashmir rose to 23 on Monday with two more fatalities, while 47 new infections took the number of cases to 1,668,, officials said. There are 836 active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), while 809 patients have recovered so far, the officials said. There was a fatality each in Kashmir and Jammu regions, taking the death toll due to the pandemic to 23, the officials said. Forty-seven new cases of the pathogen were detected in the last 24 hours, out of which 33 were from Jammu and 14 from Kashmir, according to the officials. The total COVID-19 cases in the Union territory has now reached 1,668 -- 1,374 in Kashmir and 294 in Jammu. The highest number of cases were from Anantnag district with 278 infections, followed by 227 in Kulgam, 182 in Srinagar and 165 in Kupwara. There are 139 confirmed cases in Bandipora so far, followed 137 in Baramulla, 129 in Shopian and 99 in Jammu. However, in view of situation emergi...

After about 30 years Baba ji breaks his “no camera, no publicity” protocol

Situations like COVID-19 emerging due to imbalance in our lives, says RSSB Spiritual Guru

26/05/2020
BEAS (Punjab), May 25: The spiritual head of Radha Soami Satsang Beas (RSSB) Gurinder Singh Dhillon has said that situations like COVID-19 pandemic a...

14-year-old boy went missing last week, decomposed body found near home

26/05/2020
JAMMU, May 25: A 14-year-old boy who went missing a week ago was found dead at a secluded place not far from his house here, triggering protests ...

Testing capacity increased by over 350% in one month: Kansal

26/05/2020
JAMMU, May 25: With the testing rate of over 10,000 per million Jammu and Kashmir has now become number one in country in testing. The testing c...

DOMESTIC OPS RESUME: 11 flights with 732 passengers reach twin cities

26/05/2020
JAMMU/SRINAGAR, May 25: Eleven flights with 732 passengers reached the twin airports at Jammu and Srinagar on Monday, officials said, as domestic...

Armies of India, China appear heading towards biggest face-off after Doklam

26/05/2020
NEW DELHI, May 25: Indian and Chinese troops remained engaged in an eyeball-to-eyeball situation in several disputed areas along the Line of Actual C...

Testing capacity increased by over 350% in one month: Kansal

26/05/2020
JAMMU, May 25: With the testing rate of over 10,000 per million Jammu and Kashmir has now become number one in country in testing. The testing c...

DOMESTIC OPS RESUME: 11 flights with 732 passengers reach twin cities

26/05/2020
JAMMU/SRINAGAR, May 25: Eleven flights with 732 passengers reached the twin airports at Jammu and Srinagar on Monday, officials said, as domestic...

Two terrorists killed by security forces in Kulgam

26/05/2020
SRINAGAR, May 25: Two terrorists have been killed in an encounter with the security forces here, Inspector General of Police (IGP) of Kashmir Vijay K...

Four more test positive for COVID-19 in Ladakh, tally crosses 50-mark

26/05/2020
LEH, May 25: Four more people tested positive for coronavirus in Ladakh even as the first COVID-19 testing laboratory was inaugurated by parliamentar...

No Eid sweets exchanged by BSF with Pakistan

26/05/2020
NEW DELHI, May 25: The customary exchange of Eid sweets between the Border Security Force (BSF) and its Pakistani counterpart, Pakistan Rangers, did ...

No signs of Indian, Chinese troops backing off as standoff persists in eastern Ladakh

ARMY DENIES REPORTS OF DETENTION OF INDIAN SOLDIERS BY CHINA

25/05/2020
NEW DELHI, May 24: Indian and Chinese troops appeared heading for a long haul as their tense standoff in the disputed areas of Pangong Tso and Galwan...

There will be no delay in supply of Rafale jets to India: France

25/05/2020
NEW DELHI, May 24: There will be no delay in delivery of 36 Rafale jets to India as the timeline finalised for the supply of the fighter jets will be...

Top LeT terror associate, 3 over ground workers held

25/05/2020
SRINAGAR, May 24: A top Lashkar-e-Toiba terror associate was arrested by the security forces in Budgam on Sunday, informed the Jammu and Kashmir Poli...

MHA issues SOP for stranded Indians who wish to return from abroad

25/05/2020
NEW DELHI, May 24: The government on Sunday issued a fresh Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) for the return of Indians stranded abroad due to the cor...

52 new COVID-19 cases in J&K

25/05/2020
JAMMU, May 24: The number of novel coronavirus cases in Jammu and Kashmir rose to 1,621 on Sunday after 52 more people tested positive for the in...

Lockdown casts shadow on Eid celebrations in J&K

25/05/2020
JAMMU, May 24: Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday were a low-key affair as most of the faithful marked the culmination of th...

Plea in SC seeks to preserve fundamental rights of press

25/05/2020
NEW DELHI, May 24: A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking direction to the Centre to preserve and protect the fundamental rights of the pr...

Lanka seeks USD 1.1 bn currency swap facility from India amidst depleting forex reserves

25/05/2020
COLOMBO, May 24: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has requested India to provide a special USD 1.1 billion currency swap facility to boost the...

Record 6,767 new COVID-19 cases in India in last 24 hours; death toll climbs to 3,867

25/05/2020
NEW DELHI, May 24: India saw the biggest spike in COVID-19 cases for the third consecutive day on Sunday with 6,767 new infections reported in the la...

World News

Covid-19: Asian shares climb, Tokyo gains on hopes for reopening

26/05/2020
NEW DELHI, MAY 25: Asian shares are mostly higher, with Tokyo stocks gaining on expectations that a pandemic state of emergency will be lifted for al...

China supports WHO-led review of pandemic after it is over, says foreign ministry

09/05/2020
China, MAY 8: China supports a World Health Organisation (WHO)-led review into the coronavirus pandemic after it is declared over, the foreign minist...

Indian soldiers remembered as UK marks Victory in Europe Day

09/05/2020
Europe, MAY 8: An aerobatics team of the Royal Air Force joined a series of events on Friday to mark Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) – May 8, 1945 – ...

Shortages of coronavirus test materials ‘critical’: UN lab chief

09/05/2020
LONDON, MAY 8: Shortages of materials needed in tests for the novel coronavirus remain “critical”, according to the head of a UN lab, which is supply...

US, China trade officials press ahead with ‘Phase 1’ deal after overnight call

09/05/2020
WASHINGTON, MAY 8: Top US and Chinese trade representatives played down deep differences over the economic wreckage of the coronavirus pandemic and s...

US states lift Covid-19 restrictions, Donald Trump defends walks back disinfectant remarks

26/04/2020
WASHINTON, APRIL 25: Three US states have allowed some businesses to reopen under the watchful eye of the rest of the country and other governors wei...

New York using mass graves amid Covid-19 outbreak: Report

11/04/2020
NEW YORK, APRIL 10: Images have emerged of coffins being buried in a mass grave in New York City, as the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak con...

Covid-19 leaves 6.6m more Americans jobless; kills more than 14,800

10/04/2020
CHINA, APRIL 9: An estimated 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, according to new data released by authorities Thursd...

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Case filed against Sonia Gandhi for Congress tweet on PM-CARES Fund

22/05/2020
Bengaluru, May 21: A case has been registered against Congress President Sonia Gandhi in Karnataka in connection with a tweet posted on the party's o...

Train tickets worth over Rs 6 lakh recovered, 14 arrested including 8 IRCTC agents

22/05/2020
NEW DELHI, MAY 21:The Railway Protection Force (RPF) has arrested 14 people, including eight IRCTC agents, for allegedly illegally selling e-tickets ...

CRPF official succumbs to COVID-19; recoveries surpass active cases in paramilitary forces

22/05/2020
NEW DELHI, MAY 21: A 50-year-old Assistant Sub-Inspector of the Central Reserve Police Force has succumbed to novel coronavirus, officials said on Th...

Vande Bharat Mission in phase 3 may rope private airlines, talks on

22/05/2020
NEW DELHI, MAY 21:The third phase of Vande Bharat Mission, India’s massive programme to repatriate nationals stranded across the globe due to the Cov...

Congress launches Rajiv Gandhi Nyaya Scheme in Chhattisgarh; farmers get cash

22/05/2020
NEW DELHI, MAY 21: Congress president Sonia Gandhi launched the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay scheme on the death anniversary of former PM Rajiv Gandhi in ...

At least 60 babies delivered in Odisha during cyclone Amphan

22/05/2020
NEW DELHI, MAY 21:Even as the apocalyptic winds of cyclone Amphan brought death and disaster in Bengal on Wednesday, in the coastal Odisha district o...

‘Reminder of threat posed by Beijing’: US backs India amid border tensions with China

21/05/2020
NEW DELHI, MAY 20: The US on Wednesday strongly backed India amid its simmering border tensions with China, with the Trump administration’s pointpers...

CAA threatens Assamese culture and identity, says plea in Supreme Court

21/05/2020
NEW DELHI, MAY 20: The Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) poses hindrance to the protection and preservation of the culture and identity of the Assame...

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Evacuation of stranded JK residents

Passenger flights resume: 170 in 5 flights arrive at Jammu

26/05/2020
JAMMU, May 25: After massive operations to evacuate stranded Jammu and Kashmir residents back home from various parts of the country through surface ...

Kheer Bhawani Mela, Yatra not take place: Dharmarth Trust

26/05/2020
SRINAGAR, May 25: The J&K Dharmarth Trust today announced that the Annual Kheer Bhawani Mela and Yatra scheduled for 30th May this year will not be t...

Govt deploys officers to assist Corona Virus mitigation efforts

26/05/2020
SRINAGAR, May 25: The government of Jammu and Kashmir, in an effort to ensure effective COVID-19 mitigation measures, has deployed Deputy Secretary, ...

Police seizes 31 vehicles for defying Govt orders

26/05/2020
SRINAGAR, May 25: Acting tough against the violators of Govt prohibitory orders, Police have seized 31 vehicles for defying restriction orders in Awa...

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

26/05/2020
SRINAGAR, May 25: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan today inaugurated a first of it's kind Infectious Disease Block facility at SKIMS...

Kansal reviews arrangements at Jammu railway station; interacts with returnees

26/05/2020
JAMMU, May 25: Principal Secretary PDD, Rohit Kansal and Chief Executive Officer JKERA/JTFRP, Dr. Abid Rasheed Shah today visited railway station Ja...

Can’t afford to take lockdown relaxation for granted: Bhalla to public

26/05/2020
JAMMU, May 25: Former Minister and senior Congress leader Raman Bhalla on Monday claimed that government is hustling to create a system for providing...

Dy Mayor JMC requests public to make maximum use of Aarogya Setu App

26/05/2020
JAMMU, May 25 : Purnima Sharma, Deputy Mayor JMC requested public of ward no. 01 to make maximum use of Aarogya setu app. Adv. Purnima Sharma, Deput...

OP-ED News

Changing of Labour laws

26/05/2020
In view of emerging scenario amidst Coronavirus pandemic, the Government of India has been trying its best to lure companies looking to move out of C...

Addressing the issue of energy deficiency

25/05/2020
Easing of restrictions relating to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has paved the way for the start of work on 624 Mega Watts Kiru hydroelectric...

RBI: Once again for the rescue

24/05/2020
The RBI has once again stepped up to the plate at the right time with measures that will reduce the cost of capital and ease the financial burden on ...

Redrawing constituencies

23/05/2020
Setting in motion the process for redrawing Parliamentary and Assembly constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir, the Delimitation Commission has written t...

Projects failing to meet deadlines

22/05/2020
As many as 1077 languishing projects financed by the Jammu and Kashmir Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation (JKIDFC) and being executed by ...

Setting up isolation centres

21/05/2020
The Department of Higher Education had few days back ordered opening of all colleges and universities across the Union Territory with immediate effec...

Domiciles of J&K

20/05/2020
In one of the biggest decision after the formation of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory, Government has made all left-out PoK refugee families who ha...

Privatizing non-strategic PSUs

19/05/2020
In a welcome decision, the Centre has announced plans to privatise PSUs in non-strategic sectors and suspend loan default-triggered bankruptcy filing...

Legal Section

DB directs authorities formalize action plan on public response post on removal of lockdown

14/05/2020
Jammu, MAY 13: A Division Bench of J&K High Court Comprising Chief Justice and Justice Rajnesh Oswal today directed Secretary, Health and Medical E...

Court rejects bail of BSF jawan allegedly involved in POCSO case

13/05/2020
Jammu, May 12: Principal Sessions Judge Jammu Sanjeev Gupta rejected the bail application of one Ram Niwas posted as Quarter Master in 89 BN BSF Kara...

Court rejects bail of Heroine Smuggler

07/05/2020
Jammu, May 6: Principal Sessions Judge Reasi Kamlesh Pandit rejected the bail application of one Rakesh Kumar /O Birbal R/O Aggar Jitto Tehsil Katra ...

Court rejects bail in negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life

02/05/2020
Jammu, May 1: CJM Samba Ajay Gupta today rejected the bail application of one Lakhvinder Singh S/O Charan Singh R/O Chak Ramchand, Sujwan Teshil & Di...

HC dismisses bunch of petitions challenging cancellation of mining auction

02/05/2020
Jammu, May 1: In bunch of petitions challenging the impugned communication dated 26.2.2019, whereby the right of the petitioners to extract the minor...

DB directs SWD & SLSA to mitigate complaints, difficulties of victims of elderly abuse, child violence & Ors

30/04/2020
JAMMU, APRIL 29: A Division Bench J&K High Court Comprising Chief Justice and Rajnesh Oswal while hearing a Suo-Moto Public Interest Litigation on do...

No general or overarching orders for grant of permission to all persons desirous of going from Jammu to Srinagar can be granted: DB

30/04/2020
JAMMU, APRIL 16: A Division Bench J&K High Court Comprising Chief Justice and Rajnesh Oswal while hearing a Public Interest Litigation on Covid 19 i...

Court rejects bail of narco smuggler

23/04/2020
JAMMU, APRIL 22: Additional Sessions Judge Kathua Jatinder Singh Jamwal rejected the bail application of one Iftikhar Ahmad Dass S/o Assadullaha Dass...

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