6 more COVID-19 cases in Kashmir, tally mounts to 55

Srinagar: Six more persons were on Tuesday detected of COVID-19 in Kashmir valley taking the tally of the cases in J&K to 55. Government spokesperson, Rohit Kansal tweeted about the six cases this afternoon. Kansal said that tracing the contacts of the already detected cases was on. KR Desk

COVID-19: J&K government for ‘aggressive contact tracing of positive cases’

Srinagar: Amid a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir, government is now mulling “aggressive contact tracing” of the detected cases of the disease. “Aggressive contact tracing of positive cases key to control spread of #Coronavirus,” government spokesperson, Rohit Kansal tweeted on Tuesday morning. He said that areas surrounding the residences […]

Two villages declared red zones in Shopian

Two villages declared red zones in Shopian

SHOPIAN: Invoking prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC, Disaster Management Act and The Epidemic Disease Act, District Magistrate Shopian said that there would be no inward and outward movement of any person from the villages declared red zones and the people would stay in their homes to ensure complete lockdown. In this regard […]

Covid-19 situation helps 31 walk free from jail with PSA revoked

Covid-19 situation helps 31 walk free from jail with PSA revoked

Srinagar: The J&K government on Monday revoked Public Safety Act (PSA) against 31 persons who were detained in August last year and all of them have been released from jails in J&K, including 14 persons from Central Jail Srinagar. According to CNS, the Home Department on Monday revoked the PSA of these 31 persons who […]

50 arrested in Kashmir for lockdown violations

50 arrested in Kashmir for lockdown violations

Srinagar: 50 persons were arrested and scores of vehicles were seized across Kashmir on Monday for violating restriction orders, police said. These arrests were made in Handwara, Sopore, Awantipora and Srinagar. “Handwara Police in its efforts to ensure complete lockdown booked 30 persons for violating prohibitory orders in the jurisdiction of PS Handwara and Vilgam,” […]

LG Murmu calls for intensifying testing to trace potential cases

LG Murmu calls for intensifying testing to trace potential cases

Jammu: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu Monday called for intensifying Covid-19 testing to trace the potential cases and making the necessary arrangements to engage more doctors and paramedical staff as a backup. He stated this chairing a high-level meeting at Raj Bhavan to review the arrangements being put in place to contain the spread of […]

J&K Bank has to keep EMI deduction on hold or action will follow: RBI

J&K Bank has to keep EMI deduction on hold or action will follow: RBI

Srinagar: Reserve Bank of India spokesperson said that J&K Bank is bound to follow the directive of RBI to put deduction of all EMI payments on hold for three months due to the prevailing situation. RBI spokesperson informed KNS that after any such directive from RBI, banks call a board meeting, modify lending policy and […]

Distribution of foodgrains to move to another 16 sub-zones of Srinagar from today: Admin

SRINAGAR : Distribution of foodgrains in six sub-zones of Srinagar which started March 28 has been completed and is now moving to other sub-zones of the district, the administration said on Monday. In these six sub-zones over 25 thousand households were home-delivered foodgrains — which includes 13500 quintals of rice and 675 quintals of wheat, […]

J&K Bank deducting EMIs, not adhering to RBI guidelines, claims KTMF

J&K Bank deducting EMIs, not adhering to RBI guidelines, claims KTMF

Srinagar: Kashmir Traders & Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) Monday claimed that J&K Bank is deducting EMIs from the accounts despite RBI guidelines, saying it is “highly unfortunate”. “RBI has clearly asked banks to put on hold EMI payments on all term loans including personal, home, education and other loans for three months and cut interest rate […]

Chinese model of home quarantine best for Kashmir: DAK

SRINAGAR: The Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Monday said that the Chinese model has to be applied in Kashmir to defeat the deadly novel coronavirus disease. Dr Naik said that keeping in view the strength of the local health system, it was imperative that “we must follow the Chinese model of containing Covid-19.” “The Chinese […]