Karwan-e-Islami appeals rich class to extend helping hand to poor

Srinagar: Karwan-e-Islami on Saturday appealed to Kashmir’s rich class to come forward in this challenging hour and extend a helping hand to help the poor. In a statement issued here, Karwan-e-Islami said that in 2016, when Kashmir witnessed months long unrest, the volunteers of Karwan-e-Islami left no stone unturned to help the poor and needy. […]

Police to donate 1-day salary for relief fund

Srinagar: Police on Saturday said it has decided to contribute one-day salary from all the non-gazetted officials and others besides two days salary (basic pay) from gazetted officers towards the relief fund for fight against Covid-19. “All the DDOs of police department have been directed to deduct the amount from the salary bills for the […]

Bar pays tributes to Jalil Andrabi

Srinagar: J&K High Court Bar Association Srinagar on Saturday paid tributes to Jalil Andrabi, saying he was a highly talented lawyer. The statement issued here said, “The executive members of Bar Association held meeting by teleconferencing and paid tributes to Jalil Andrabi. The members stated that Jalil Andrabi was arrested in broad daylight and tortured […]

PIB Fact Check junks report that said India is in third stage of Covid-19

PIB Fact Check junks report that said India is in third stage of Covid-19

NEW DELHI: The Press Information Bureau fact checking unit PIB Fact Check has been busy fighting fake news and false claims on coronavirus in the past weeks. On Saturday, it dismissed reports on an online news portal that India has entered the third stage of the pandemic as misleading and scaremongering amid a countrywide lockdown […]

Kashmir Trade Alliance voices concern over panic buying, urges for reasonable pricing

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Trade Alliance (KTA) on Saturday expressed concern over panic buying of essential commodities during Covid-19 lockdown. President of KTA Aijaz Shahdhar appealed traders fraternity to keep essentials available at reasonable prices especially vegetables, chicken, meat, milk, groceries, and do their bit to help the distressed community. “We also appeal to our medical fraternity […]

5 more COVID cases detected in J&K

Srinagar: Five more cases were detected positive in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday taking the total COVID cases to 33. “Hardly do I finish my press briefing -28 cases-that I get more unpleasant news -5 new positive cases- 2 in Srinagar, 3 in Jammu- all contacts of previously positive ones ; All Jammu cases asymptomatic. […]

7 more COVID cases detected in Kashmir

Srinagar: Seven more persons have been tested positive for novel Coronavirus in Kashmir, taking the total active cases to 25. The announcement was made by the government spokesperson this afternoon. “Tough to be harbinger of unpleasant news. But being informed is being prepared. 7 more positive cases in Srinagar today. 4 cases- history of contact […]

Yateem Foundation taking care of quarantined persons in Kulgam  

Srinagar: J&K Yateem Foundation (JKYF) Kulgam Unit in collaboration with District Administration Kulgam is taking care of more than two dozen persons, mostly students, quarantined at JKYF’s orphanage, Baitul Hilal, in the district. The volunteers and the staff members of JKYF are attending to the requirements of the quarantined persons. Volunteers and JKYF employees serve […]

Restricted internet could be deadly amid COVID outbreak: RSF

Restricted internet could be deadly amid COVID outbreak: RSF

Srinagar: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on the government of India to immediately restore high-speed (4G) internet in the Kashmir Valley saying the existing restrictions on communications are potentially “criminal” during the Covid-19 pandemic. “Imagine a population under a coronavirus lockdown that cannot communicate by Internet,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific […]