Cases surge to record high: 1251 in a day

Cases surge to record high: 1251 in a day

15 deaths in past 24 hours Srinagar: There was no let-up in the Covid surge in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday as more than 1,200 persons tested positive of the novel coronavirus. The highest single-day spike so far took the total number of Covid cases detected in the region to 42,241. On Saturday, Jammu and […]

Covid spike continues in J&K, 1000 test positive

Covid spike continues in J&K, 1000 test positive

Srinagar: There was no let-up in Covid surge as more than 1,000 were recorded positive in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. The record-breaking surge took the total number of Covid tally to 40,990. On Friday, Jammu and Kashmir reported 1047 fresh Covid-19 cases, including 74 travellers, taking the overall tally to 40,990. Of them, 554 […]

All offices, banks, businesses to be screened for Covid-19 in Srinagar

All offices, banks, businesses to be screened for Covid-19 in Srinagar

Srinagar: Amid a surge in Covid-19 cases, the government has started mandatory testing of all workplaces, business establishments, government employees, and bankers. “The heads of the offices should ensure that no entry is given to any official without a negative test certificate. Further, each certificate shall be duly attested by office heads based on the […]

ACB raids houses of SMC officials for illegal construction in Rajbagh

ACB raids houses of SMC officials for illegal construction in Rajbagh

Srinagar: Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday carried out raids at residences of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) officials in Srinagar about illegal construction of shopping Plaza at Kursoo Rajbagh. The anti-graft body said that they raided houses of four top officials of SMC and incriminating material, documents were recovered during the searches. “The searches were conducted […]

Restrictions mark Ashura

Restrictions mark Ashura

Shopian: Restrictions were imposed in part of Srinagar on Sunday to prevent people from taking out the Muharram procession on Ashura to commemorate the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions. The day is observed as a mark of sacrifice and mourning, recalling the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS), the grandson of […]

Restrictions in parts of Srinagar to prevent Muharram procession

Restrictions in parts of Srinagar to prevent Muharram procession

Srinagar; Restrictions continued in parts of Srinagar for the second consecutive on Saturday as a preventive measure in view of the ninth day of Muharram. In the City, many roads were sealed as makeshift barricades were laid across roads to prevent public movement. In the old city, at Habba Kadal, Fateh Kadal and adjoining areas, […]

Rivers, streams rise, then ebb; highways still blocked

Rivers, streams rise, then ebb; highways still blocked

Srinagar: Two days of rain in Jammu and Kashmir have led to an increase in water level in major rivers and streams, but there is no immediate threat of floods, officals said on Friday. The gauge reading of River Jhelum and its tributaries as per the Irrigation and Flood Control Department at 7 pm Friday […]

Another rainy day in the valley

Another rainy day in the valley

Water-logging in city, landslides on highway Srinagar: Rains lashed Kashmir valley on Thursday for the second consecutive day, flooding the city streets and keeping the Srinagar-Jammu highway closed for the third consecutive day. As per the weather office, most parts of the valley received rainfall till the evening. Deputy Director of the regional Meteorological Department, […]

Repair of Malshahi Bagh canal breach delayed by Covid

Repair of Malshahi Bagh canal breach delayed by Covid

Srinagar: Repair of the breach in Malshahi Bagh canal in Ganderbal, which has affected water supply to thousands of households in Srinagar, is yet to be completed even after eight months. Officials are now claiming that the work will be completed in October this year. The Malshahi Bagh canal is the main source of drinking […]

Carpet of algae over Dal Lake

Carpet of algae over Dal Lake

Srinagar: Algae has engulfed the surface of the Dal Lake, and this algae changes colour like a chameleon from green to red as the temperature rises during the day. Now, with the lake showing such tell-tale signs of neglect, the LAWDA has started excavation of weeds in the lake. As per officials at LAWDA, the […]