559 new COVID-19 cases reported in J&K, recoveries cross 15000 mark

559 new COVID-19 cases reported in J&K, recoveries cross 15000 mark

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday reported new 559 COVID-19 infections taking the total infections in the region to 22955. Death toll related to the disease rose to 426, the government’s COVID-19 bulletin for the day read. While 469 cases were detected within J&K, the remaining 90 cases were detected from amongst the travelers into […]

China hopes India, Pakistan can “properly” handle differences through dialogue, safeguard peace

China hopes India, Pakistan can “properly” handle differences through dialogue, safeguard peace

Beijing: China on Wednesday hoped that India and Pakistan can “properly” handle their differences through dialogue, improve relations and jointly safeguard peace, stability and development of both the countries and the wider region. Responding to a question raised by a Pakistani correspondent on the completion of one-year of the revocation of special status to Jammu […]

Transformation underway in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh: Jaishankar

Transformation underway in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh: Jaishankar

New Delhi: A transformation is underway in Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Wednesday on the first anniversary of the Centre’s decision to revoke the special status of the region. Taking to Twitter, Jaishankar highlighted application of progressive laws, delivery of social justice, empowerment and support for vulnerable sections and […]

Tri-colour hoisted at BJP’s Sgr headquarters to mark a year of Article 370 abrogation

Tri-colour hoisted at BJP’s  Sgr headquarters to mark a year of Article 370 abrogation

  Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir BJP unit today celeberated the one year of Article 370 roll back and creation of two Union Territories, at the party headquarters in Srinagar where tri colour was hoisted in presence of senior party leaders that include Altaf Thakur, Dr Darakasha Andarabi Ali Muhammad Dar, Arif Raja, Ashok Bhat and […]

Curbs remain in place in Kashmir valley

Curbs remain in place in Kashmir valley

Srinagar:Curfew-like restrictions, mainly to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, remained enforced in Kashmir on Wednesday as the union territory marks the first anniversary of revocation of special status of Jammu and Kashmir. Police and CRPF personnel were deployed in strength across the valley, especially Srinagar city, to ensure that the plans of separatists to disturb peace […]

Forces escape militant attack in Shopian

Forces escape militant attack in Shopian

Srinagar: Suspected militants hurled a grenade followed by firing on government forces in Bonbazar area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday. A senior Police officer said that militants lobbed grenade followed by firing on forces, however in this incident no loss of life or injury has been reported. Meanwhile whole area has been cordoned […]

Empowering Panchayati Raj institutions our biggest dream: LG Murmu

Empowering Panchayati Raj institutions our biggest dream: LG Murmu

Jammu:  The Jammu and Kashmir administration will focus on strengthening and empowering panchayati raj institutions in the coming days to address issues of misgovernance and corruption, Lieutenant Governor Girish Chander Murmu has said. Effective implementation of the three-tier panchayati raj system will help “mainstreaming of the public participation” in the decision-making process and development of […]

PM arrives in Ayodhya to lay foundation stone of Ram temple

PM arrives in Ayodhya to lay foundation stone of Ram temple

Ayodhya: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the temple town of Ayodhya on Wednesday to lay the foundation stone of the Ram temple. Wearing traditional dhoti-kurta, the prime minister deboarded an Air Force helicopter which flew him here from Lucknow. He was welcomed at the Saket helipad by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, among others. The ground-breaking […]

52,509 fresh infections push India’s COVID-19 tally to 19,08,254; death toll climbs to 39,795

52,509 fresh infections push India’s COVID-19 tally to 19,08,254; death toll climbs to 39,795

New Delhi:  India’s COVID-19 infection tally raced past 19 lakh on Wednesday, two days after it crossed the 18-lakh mark, with 52,509 people testing positive for the novel coronavirus in a day, while the recoveries have mounted to 12,82,215, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The total coronavirus cases in the country surged to […]

Massive Beirut blast kills more than 70, injures thousands

Massive Beirut blast kills more than 70, injures thousands

Beirut: A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the city’s port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. More than 70 people were killed and 3,000 injured, with bodies buried in the rubble, officials said. It was not clear what caused the blast, which struck with […]

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