5 militants, soldier killed along LoC in Kupwara

Srinagar: Five militants and an army soldier were killed in a gunfight along Line of Control in Kupwara’s Keran after army prevented infiltration of militants. An army spokesperson confirmed it saying five militants have been killed so far. “One soldier has been martyred and two more are critically injured. Evacuation of the injured is hampered […]

Gag order on coronavirus another attempt to throttle information: KPC

Gag order on coronavirus another attempt to throttle information: KPC

Srinagar: The Kashmir Press Club (KPC) on Saturday issued a statement decrying “the attempts by authorities to throttle information on coronavirus”. Highlighting a recent gag order issued by Director Health Services, Kashmir, ordering doctors and paramedics not to share information with media about the ongoing crisis, the KPC said that stopping information flow amid the […]

No need to panic as situation under control: Div Com

No need to panic as situation under control: Div Com

SRINAGAR: The Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole, said that the COVID-19 cases who have foreign travel history and are currently in administrative quarantine will be released in case they test negative,within three days and will be put in home quarantine for 14 days. He stated this during a meeting with the KCCI representatives and […]

Lt Governor appeals religious leaders to spread awareness among followers

JAMMU: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu Saturday interacted with leaders and heads of various religious groups and organizations of different faiths through video conferencing and asked them to advise their followers against holding any congregations and spread awareness about observing social distancing norms to prevent the transmission of Covid-19. The Lt Governor said that the […]

DIPR launches website to counter fake news

JAMMU: Department of Information & Public Relations (DIPR) Saturday launched a website to counter fake news and misinformation and to generate awareness among the people in the context of Covid-19 pandemic. “Our initiative is to help you counter fake news. DIPRJK in its endeavour to help you with true information launches the website diprjkfactcheck.in. Check […]

More than 90% patients recover from Covid-19 illness, claims DAK

Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Saturday claimed that most of the people who catch Coronavirus recover completely. “More than 90 percent of patients who are diagnosed with the viral infection return to a normal state of health,” said DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement. “The milder cases which comprised of 81 […]

SMC using high-tech machinery, drones to sanitise Srinagar

SRIN AGAR: Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) is using high-tech machinery and drones to sanitise Srinagar in view of the unprecedented ongoing Covid- 19 pandemic. Divulging details, the Commissioner, SMC, Gazanfar Ali said that the General Council meeting conducted on March 10 to combat deadly Covid-l9 virus provided a detailed outlook and futuristic plan to the […]

‘Worst yet to come’ for countries in conflict, says UN chief Antonio Guterres amid coronavirus crisis

‘Worst yet to come’ for countries in conflict, says UN chief Antonio Guterres amid coronavirus crisis

UNITED NATIONS, (UNITED STATES) :UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Friday renewed his call for a global ceasefire, urging all parties to conflict to lay down arms and allow war-torn nations to combat the coronavirus pandemic. “The worst is yet to come,” Guterres said, referring to countries beset with fighting like Syria, Libya and Yemen. “The COVID-19 […]

COVID-19: KU staff pledges one-day salary to mitigate crisis

SRINAGAR: In the backdrop of COVID-19 pandemic the substantive teaching and the non teaching faculty at the University of Kashmir shall contribute their one day salary (Basic Pay) towards Jammu and Kashmir Relief Fund. A statement issued by the varsity administration said that the decision had been taken in compliance with appeal from Lieutenant Governor […]