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4,141 new COVID-19 cases, 59 deaths in J&K

Admin launches massive drive to implement Covid containment SOPs, guidelines | 20,000 COVID care centre beds being activated

17/05/2021
JAMMU, May 16: Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday recorded 4,141 fresh COVID-19 cases, raising the tally to 2,44,608, while 59 more deaths pushed the fatality count to 3,149 in the union territory, officials said. Of the fresh cases, 1,690 were reported from the Jammu division and 2,451 from the Kashmir division, they said. The officials said Srinagar district recorded the highest of 831 cases, followed by 625 in Jammu district and 320 in Budgam district. The number of active cases is 51,623 in the union territory, while 1,89,836 patients have recovered so far, they said. The death toll in the union territory due to the pandemic rose to 3,149 with 59 fresh deaths in the past 24 hours. Meanwhile, amid reports of shortage of vaccines in Kashmir, no jab was administered across the 10 districts in the Valley on Sunday, the officials said. District Administration Jammu has launched a massive drive for effective implementation of Covid containment SoPs and guidelines across the District. ...

Admin fully prepared in fight against coronavirus: LG

17/05/2021
JAMMU, May 16: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today visited Government Medical College, Jammu to review Covid clinical management measures bein...

Normal life remains affected

17/05/2021
SRINAGAR, May 16: The lockdown imposed in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of an alarming surge in coronavirus cases entered the 18th day on Sunday as t...

Suspected Pakistani drone spotted along IB

17/05/2021
JAMMU, May 16: A susp-ected Pakistani drone was seen hovering along the International Border (IB) here, prompting security forces to launch a mas...

Woman allegedly murdered by husband

17/05/2021
JAMMU, May 16: A middle aged woman was allegedly murdered by her husband in Upper Paloura area here on city outskirts. Superintendent of Police, Jam...

Security forces detect, neutralise IED in Shopian

17/05/2021
SRINAGAR, May 16: Security forces detected and neutralised an improvised explosive device (IED) on Sunday following inputs about a terror attack in S...

Two sons of separatist leader Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai detained

17/05/2021
SRINAGAR, May 16: Police have detained two sons of separatist leader Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, who died earlier this month at a hospital while in custo...

Medical students being deployed for ward duty in GMC Hospital: Jitendra

17/05/2021
NEW DELHI, May 16: Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday said medical and nursing students are being deployed for ward duty at the Government Medic...

Police releases youths detained for holding anti-Israel protest during corona curfew

17/05/2021
SRINAGAR, May 16: Police on Sunday released 17 youths, including an artist, a day after they were detained for holding an anti-Israel protest her...

Modi speaks to four CMs on COVID-19 situation

17/05/2021
NEW DELHI, May 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke to the chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Puducherry on th...

Curfew extended in Ladakh till May 24

17/05/2021
LEH, May 16: The curfew imposed in Ladakh to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has been extended by another week till May 24, officials sai...

Cyclone Tauktae: 98 villages affected in Karnataka, 4 lives lost so far

17/05/2021
BENGALURU, May 16: With Cyclone Tauktae wreaking havoc in the coastal and surrounding malnad districts of Karnataka, a total of four deaths have been...

2-way traffic allowed on Kashmir highway

17/05/2021
SRINAGAR, May 16: Two-way traffic was on Sunday allowed to ply on Srinagar-Jammu national highway, which connects Kashmir valley with rest of the cou...

'Corona curfew’ extended till May 24 in all districts

Lt Gov chairs series of meetings; takes District-wise feedback on Covid situation

16/05/2021
JAMMU, May 15: The Corona Curfew imposed in all 20 Districts of J&K till 7 am on Monday, 17th May, 2021 is extended further till 7 am on Monday, ...

J&K records 3,677 fresh cases, 63 deaths

Magisterial inquiry ordered into death of COVID patient in Poonch

16/05/2021
JAMMU, May 15: Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday recorded 3,677 fresh COVID-19 cases, raising the tally to 2,40,467, while 63 more deaths pushed the ...

B.1.617 variant responsible for COVID surge in J&K: GMC

16/05/2021
JAMMU, May 15: The B.1.617 variant was responsible for the recent surge in coronavirus cases in Jammu division, GMC Jammu principal Shashi Sudhan Sha...

10-kg IED recovered in Pulwama

16/05/2021
SRINAGAR, May 15: The lockdown imposed in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of an alarming surge in coronavirus cases entered the 17th day on Saturday as...

COVID-restrictions continue

16/05/2021
SRINAGAR, May 15: The lockdown imposed in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of an alarming surge in coronavirus cases entered the 17th day on Saturday as...

Azad expresses concern over high COVID deaths in J&K

Writes to PM, suggests measures to ramp up vaccine manufacturing, health infra

16/05/2021
JAMMU, May 15: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad discussed the coronavirus situation with Jammu and Kashmir unit president G A Mir on Saturday, ex...

Modi takes serious note of ventilators lying unutilised in some states provided by Centre, directs audit

16/05/2021
NEW DELHI, May 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took serious note of some reports claiming ventilators lying unutilised in storage in som...

World News

Citizen's Forum welcomes Finance Minister's statement

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Fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest surge in July, worst in recent days

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China condemns Germany’s Hong Kong extradition suspension

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UK PM honours Indian-origin dancer for online Bhangra classes during lockdown

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James Murdoch resigns from news publisher News Corp's board

02/08/2020
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Mexico's COVID-19 death toll now world's 3rd highest

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US tightens the screws on Beijing, restricts visas for Chinese officials

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Tokyo enters phase 2, reopens schools, more businesses

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Punjab to start vaccinating priority groups in 18-45 category from Monday

07/05/2021
Chandigarh, May 7: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday asked concerned officials to prepare to start vaccinating the priority gro...

Situation of oxygen is improving in Delhi, no person should die due to oxygen shortage: Kejriwal

07/05/2021
New Delhi, May 7: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday directed the officials to ensure that following the improvement in the situation of oxygen...

Khalsa Aid providing free oxygen concentrators to COVID positive patients in Delhi-NCR region

06/05/2021
New Delhi, May 6: As COVID-19 continue to ravage the country, Khalsa Aid, an international humanitarian relief organization, has extended help in thi...

Obligation of Delhi Govt to provide beds with ventilator facility: High Court

06/05/2021
New Delhi, May 6: The Delhi High Court on Thursday said that there are many people who are infected with the COVID-19 but could not approach the Cour...

In Himachal’s Solang, FIR to be registered against families hiding info about COVID-infected patients

06/05/2021
Solang, May 6: An FIR will be registered against families hiding information about COVID-infected patie-nts in Himachal Pradesh's Solang district, ac...

Medical equipment worth Rs 100 cr deployed under Mission Vayu across India

06/05/2021
Pune, May 6: Pune Platform for COVID-19 Response (PPCR), anchored at Mahratta Chamber of Commerce Industries & Agricu-lture (MCCIA), supported by ACT...

123 patients admitted at Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre

27/04/2021
New Delhi, Apr 26: Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) on Monday said that 123 COVID-19 patients were admitted at Sardar Patel COVID-19 care centre and...

EC bans roadshows, vehicle rallies in Bengal, restricts size of public meetings

23/04/2021
Kolkata, Apr 22: The Election Commission has prohibited roadshows, 'padyatras' and big public meetings in poll-bound West Bengal from Thursday evenin...

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Covid fatalities can be reduced by timely testing, hospitalisation: WHO surveillance officer

17/05/2021
JAMMU, May 16: Covid fatalities can be reduced as appropriate action including timely testing and hospitalisation can save precious lives, said Surve...

CS directs ramping up testing, vaccination, and COVID care facilities

17/05/2021
JAMMU, May 16: Reviewing the public health response to COVID-19 amidst the surging COVID cases, the Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam today directe...

Lack of timely steps deepening J&K’s Covid-19 crisis: Bhalla

17/05/2021
JAMMU, May 16: JKPCC Vice President and former Minister Raman Bhalla on Sunday expressed deep concern over the high number of casualties, especially ...

GDC Jindrah conducts sanitization drive and masks distribution at public places

17/05/2021
JAMMU, May 16: The NSS unit of Government Degree College (GDC) Jindrah under its Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav conducts sanitization drive and distribute...

BJP satiating needs of COVID hit, underprivileged: Yudhvir

17/05/2021
JAMMU, May 16: No other party is stepping out like the nationalist BJP during the hour of need to provide succor to the COVID-19 affected population ...

If you test positive don’t panic: advises Dr Arif who recovered in 2 weeks

17/05/2021
KISHTWAR, May 16: The COVID-19 survivors are offering a ray of hope amid the gloom of deadly 2nd wave in this mountainous district. The surge of cas...

Kapahi distributes Covid-19 kits, Medicines in ward 14

17/05/2021
Jammu, May 16: Corporator ward 14, Parmodh Kapahi distributed Covid-19 kits and Covid Medicines among the patients positive for Covid-19 Virus in war...

Covid prevention awareness, monitoring drive held

17/05/2021
Jammu, May 16: As part of massive drive to reach out to Ex-servicemen and Widows of Indian Army personnel, Crossed Swords Division under White Knight...

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The goal ahead

17/05/2021
The vaccine diplomacy of New Delhi, called “Vaccine Maitri”, began on January 21 and lasted till April 16. In this period, India had supplied abroad ...

Smoldering Western Asia, Why is the world silent?

17/05/2021
The conflict between Palestine and Israel in West Asia is once again in the news. There are reports that about 50 people have died in the Palestinian...

The vulture in human form during second wave of corona

17/05/2021
The Corona epidemic has put humanity and the beast to shame. While countless people are risking their lives to help every victim, the black marketing...

An infodemic cutting

16/05/2021
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Summer skincare tips to lighten your skin

16/05/2021
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World Red Cross Day

16/05/2021
World Red Cross Day is celebrated on 8th May as on this day Henery Dunant who is a founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and...

A gigantic task

15/05/2021
Never an easy task, what with a billion people to be vaccinated in time to avoid a third surge of the virus, the exercise is taking time even to take...

Bar Created Under Section 397 (2) Cr. P.C is not affected by the Orders Framing Charges or Refusing Discharge; SC

15/05/2021
The Supreme Court in Criminal Appeal No. 472/2021 titled "Sanjay Kumar Rai Vs State of Utter Pardesh & Anr.", held that orders framing charges or ref...

Legal Section

DB quashes PSA as violated the constitutional right of the appellant

15/05/2021
Srinagar, May 14: In a LPA filed by Riyaz Ahmad Bhat against the judgment of writ Court whereby writ Court dismissed the petition challenging the det...

Court rejects Bail of Punjab based Narcotic Smuggler

12/05/2021
JAMMU, May 11: Addi-tional Sessions Judge Kathua Kamlesh Pandit rejected the bail application of one Harjinder Singh R/o Hoisharpur from whom Polic...

HC quashes PSA of two

02/05/2021
Srinagar, May 1: Justice Sanjeev Kumar of J&K High Court while deciding two different petitions, quashed the detention order of Gulzar Ahmad Parray a...

Court rejects pre-arrest bail in kidnapping case

02/05/2021
Kathua, May 1: Additional Sessions Judge Kathua Kamlesh Pandit rejected the pre-arrest bail application of one Siraj Din in alleged kidnapping case. ...

Court rejects bail in alleged NDPS Smuggler

01/05/2021
Jammu, Apr 30: Additional Sessions Judge Kathua Kamlesh Pandita rejected the bail application of one Gagu Din from whose possession Rajbagh Police re...

HC upholds PSA of Timber Smuggler

28/04/2021
Jammu, Apr 27: Justice Sanjeev Kumar of J&K High Court Srinagar Wing upholds the PSA of Manzoor Sheikh alleged timber Smuggler. The petitioner challe...

DB allows SSB’s appeal, sets aside judgment of Writ Court

24/04/2021
Srinagar, Apr 23: In a LPA filed by Service Selection Board against the judgment of writ Court whereby writ Court directed Service Selection Board to...

Court rejects bail in NDPS case

22/04/2021
Jammu, Apr 21: Additional Sessions Judge Kathua Kamlesh Pandit rejected the bail application of one Parvez Mushraf Ali from whose possession 250 gram...

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