Gunfight breaks out in central Kashmir’s Budgam

Gunfight breaks out in central Kashmir’s Budgam

  Srinagar: A gunfight between militants and government forces broke out in Chrar I Sharif area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Monday evening. The encounter was triggered after forces launched a cordon-and-search-operation in the area. Police confirmed on Twitter the exchange of fire between forces and militants. As per the sources, two to three militants […]

1036 new COVID-19 cases take J&K tally past 65,000, over 42k recover

1036 new COVID-19 cases take J&K tally past 65,000, over 42k recover

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Monday reported 1036 new COVID-19 infections taking the overall tally to 65,026. Of the cases reported today, 473 were reported in Kashmir while Jammu division reported 563 infections out of which Jammu district alone reported 245 cases. As per the data, there are 21,887 active COVID-19 cases in J&K while […]

Drug peddler held along with poppy straw in Pulwama

Drug peddler held along with poppy straw in Pulwama

Awantipora: Police on Monday arrested a drug peddler and recovered 30 kg poppy straw from his possession in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. The arrested drug peddler identified as Rahil Ahmad Bhat resident of Waghama Bijbehara, was intercepted by by police at Ladermud village of Awantipora while he was travelling in a car bearing registration number […]

COVID-19 death toll crosses 1,000 mark in J&K

COVID-19 death toll crosses 1,000 mark in J&K

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday reported 1457 new COVID-19 infections taking the overall tally to 63,990. The number of people who died after contracting the virus in the region has crossed the four digit figure. As per the government’s media bulletin, 1001 people comprising 769 from Kashmir and 232 from Jammu division have died […]

Will not sign death warrant of farmers: Cong in RS on farm bills

New Delhi:Opposition parties led by the Congress criticised the farm bills tabled in Rajya Sabha on Sunday, saying they will not sign on the “death warrant” of farmers The opposition charged that the two bills are aimed at benefitting big corporates and ending the minimum price based procurement by the government. Rajya Sabha took up […]

Alleged Sopore custodial killing: Investigating Officer asks family, people to record statements

Srinagar: The inquiry officer into alleged custodial killing of a youth in Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district by police has asked relatives and people having knowledge about the incident to record their statements. Additional District Magistrate Baramulla, Mohammad Ahsan has been appointed by the Deputy Commissioner Baramulla to conduct a magisterial enquiry to ascertain […]

Govt announces Rs 1350 crore financial package for biz revival

Govt announces Rs 1350 crore financial package for biz revival

Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday announced the much-awaited economic revival package for Jammu & Kashmir, which has suffered huge losses since August last year. Addressing a press conference here, Sinha announced a financial package of Rs 1350 crore. He said it will be meant to bring down interest of the business community and […]