Crime Branch books 4 Haryana residents for duping people of Rs 1.5 crore

JAMMU: Crime Branch has registered an FIR against four residents of Haryana for duping people of Rs 1.5 crore on the pretext of giving bonus income after every 15 days of investment of money in their company. The fraud came to light after some local residents, hailing from different districts of the Union Territory, lodged […]

One killed, 9 injured as vehicle falls into gorge near Patnitop

Jammu: One person died and nine others sustained injuries when a vehicle skidded off the road and rolled down into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur district on Friday, officials said. A tempo traveller carrying passengers from Patnitop to Jammu skidded off the Patnitop-Kud road at Kassal Morh and rolled down into a deep […]

28-day surveillance over for 159 persons in J&K

JAMMU: The J&K Government on Friday informed that 159 persons have completed their 28-day surveillance period and, so far, only two cases have been tested positive in Jammu and Kashmir. According to the daily media bulletin on novel coronavirus (COVID-19), 1,743 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance while […]

Nodal officer for coronavirus control suspended

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday ordered the suspension of Shafqat Khan, the nodal officer for coronavirus control efforts, for dereliction of duty. “Pending an inquiry into his conduct, Dr Khan, Nodal Officer for Coronavirus Efforts in Jammu and Kashmir, Health and Medical Education Department, is hereby placed under suspension with immediate effect,” […]

DAK meets Director Health Services Kashmir

Demands personal protective equipment SRINAGAR: In view of the COVID-19 fear, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Friday met Director Health Services Kashmir (DHSK), Dr Sameer Matoo and discussed measures put in place to contain the coronavirus that has been declared pandemic by the World Health Organisation. The statement said, “A delegation of doctors headed by […]

Police seeks help of public to identify suspect involved in Srinagar hit-and-run

SRINAGAR: Police has sought help of l public to identify a suspected involved in hit and run case at Ranger stop Khanyar in Srinagar. The statement said, “On 05-03-2020, Police Station Khanyar received information that an unknown Alto vehicle hit and injured a pedestrian identified as GhulamMohidinHafiz son of Ab Kareem resident of Hamambal at […]

Show-cause notice to 7 officials for participating in public protests

JAMMU: The J&K Government on Thursday issued show-cause notice to seven officials who were working on probation period in different departments for violation of service conduct rules. According to the order issued by the General Administrative Department (GAD), the probationers who were appointed under Jammu and Kashmir Special Recruitment Rules 2015 (notified under SRO-202 of […]

Army’s northern command chief meets LG

Jammu: Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Y K Joshi met Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu here on Thursday and briefed him about the security situation along the International Border, an official spokesman said. The General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) of the Northern Command met the LG at the Raj Bhavan and briefed him […]

Masoodi expresses dismay over GoI’s apathy towards stranded Kashmiri students in Iran

NEW DELHI: National Conference leader and member of Parliament Hasnain Masoodi on Thursday sought the status of efforts made by external affairs ministry towards repatriation and evacuation of stranded Kashmiri students from Iran. Masoodi in a statement said the attitude of the government over repatriation and evacuation of Kashmiri stranded students in Iran has been […]

396 detained under PSA in Kashmir

New Delhi: The minister informed Parliament that 396 persons have been detained in Kashmir under the Public Safety Act (PSA) out of the total 451 detained in Jammu and Kashmir. Among those who have the PSA slapped on them include three former chief ministers, Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah and Farooq Abdullah. The government said that […]