J&K orders relaxation for shops with low footfall

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday issued instructions for reopening of shops in residential areas amid the prevailing COVID-19 lockdown day after the Ministry of Home Affairs’ permission. An order issued by Chief Secretary J&K, B V R Subrahmanyam, who is also the Chairperson of the State Executive Committee of the Department of […]

Dr Yashpal Sharma is new MD JKMSCL

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday appointed Dr Yashpal Sharma as Managing Director, J&K Medical Supplies Corporation replacing Shiv Kumar Gupta at the post. Sharma is currently serving as Director Coordination, New Medical Colleges in the Health and Medical Education Department. An order issued by the General Administration Department issued in this regard […]

Four gamblers arrested in Srinagar

Srinagar: Police on Saturday arrested four gamblers in Srinagar and recovered a stake money of Rs 22600 from their possession. The accused identified as Taimur Ahmad Sheikh resident of Sir Syed Abad Bemina, Mohammad Shafi Shah resident of Gousia Colony Bemina, Hilal Ahmad Bazaz and Gulzar Ahmad Dar both residents of Rampora Chattabal were arrested […]

Youth arrested for ‘abusive, threatening’ content on facebook

Srinagar: Police on Saturday arrested a social media user in Srinagar for allegedly using abusive language and threatening comment on the virtual platform. The accused, identified as Tawseef Ahmad son of Bashir Ahmad a resident of Padshahi Bagh Tilwanpora had opened a Facebook account by the name “Rancho Khan” and was tracked by Ganderbal Police, […]

19 booked for defying lockdown orders in Srinagar

4 vehicles seized in Sopore

  Srinagar : Police on Saturday booked nineteen individuals in Srinagar for defying the prevailing restrictions for preventing COVID-19 spread even four vehicles were seized in north Kashmir for similar violations. A police statement said that thirteen persons were arrested within the jurisdiction of Police Station Sadder Sadder and six in that of Police Station […]

Class 12 student dies in highway road accident

Pampore: A class 12 student was killed in a road mishap on Friday after his motorcycle collided with a car on the Srinagar-Jammu highway near Galander Pampore in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Suhail Abdullah Sheikh, a resident of Lalpora, Chatlam collided with a Maruti Suzuki i10 car bearing registration number DL10CA/4145 near Chandhara crossing on […]

Cases against journalists aimed at intimidating Kashmir media: PCI 

Demands cases be withdrawn against 3 journos 

Srinagar: Press Club of India (PCI) on Friday came out in solidarity with journalists in Kashmir and demanded the cases filed against three journalists be withdrawn right away. “We deplore this trend. These bullying tactics are spreading a bad odour, nationally and internationally,” said PCI President Anand K Sahay in a statement. The club said that past week […]

Covid19 Innovation Challenge awards winners in four categories

Covid19 Innovation Challenge awards winners in four categories

Srinagar: The Innovation, Incubation & Entrepreneur Development (IIED) Centre at NIT Srinagar in partnership with School of Management, Zhejiang University, and Kashmir-based entrepreneurs on Thursday announced the results of the Covid19 Open Innovation Challenge at the Banquet Hall, MA Road. The competition had received project ideas in the categories of Developing Ventilators, Robotics, Personal Protective […]

3 medical shops sealed in Shopian

Shopian: Three medical shops were sealed by authorities on Thursday after they found them violating the norms under drugs and cosmetics Act 1940. Fida Muhammad, Tehsildar sub division Zanipora said that inspection was held at several places like Khowjpora, Rehan and Zanipora. He said that three medical shop owners were found violating the norms and […]

KJA condemns FIRs against journalists

Demands withdrawal of cases against 3 journalists immediately

  Srinagar: Kashmir Journalists Association (KJA) has strongly condemned the harassment of journalists by police and expressed serious concern over the series of FIRs filed against them. A statement issued by KJA expressed deep concern over Kashmiri journalists being booked for sharing their work and expressing their opinion on social media. Three journalists were booked […]