Troops returning from leave, outstation duties to report to screening centres: Army

Jammu: The Northern Command of the Army has asked its troops returning from leave or outstation duties to report directly to the screening centres established at various transit camps in Jammu and Kashmir as part of its efforts to check the spread of coronavirus, an official said on Thursday. He said after the medical screening the […]

31 arrested in Kashmir Valley for violating lockdown restrictions

Srinagar:Police on Thursday arrested 31 people in the Kashmir Valley for violating prohibitory orders imposed under the lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus, a police spokesperson said. He said 14 people were arrested in Awantipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, while three were taken into custody in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir. In […]

Coronavirus death toll 16, number of cases 694: Health ministry

New Delhi: The death toll due to COVID-19 in India rose to 16 on Thursday and the number of positive cases increased by nearly 90 to 694, according to the health ministry. In its updated figures at 8 pm, the ministry stated that 16 COVID-19 deaths were reported so far in the country. According to the […]

Govt official prosecuted for denying equipment to quarantine facility in JK

Srinagar:Prosecution proceedings have been initiated against the Principal of the Degree College at Tral in Pulwama district  for violating the district administration’s orders and not providing the requisite equipment for newly established quarantine facilities, an official said Thursday. “Prosecution proceedings have been initiated against Principal, Degree College, Tral for violating orders of district administration and […]

Cong urges UT admin to take care of J&K residents stranded in various states

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Congress on Thursday asked the administration to get in touch with governments in various states to take care of the union territory residents stranded there in the wake of the nationwide lockdown to combat the coronavirus threat. The party said hundreds of J&K residents had gone for studies, labour works or […]

Covid: Two more positive cases in Valley

Srinagar: Two more cases have been detected positive in Kashmir on Thursday taking the total number to 11. “Two more positive cases in Srinagar. Siblings (7 years old and 8 months old)- grandchildren of a confirmed case from Srinagar with travel history to Saudi Arabia who had tested positive on 24th. Total number of active […]

Free foodgrain, cash to deal with eco cost of lockdown; govt unveils Rs 1.7 lakh cr package

New Delhi: The government on Thursday unveiled a Rs 1.70 lakh crore economic package involving free foodgrain and cooking gas to poor for the next three months, one-time doles to women and poor senior citizens, higher wages to workers and measures to boost liquidity of employees as it looked to contain the impact of unprecedented nationwide […]

Firing along LoC in Uri

Srinagar: Pakistani troops violated ceasefire along the Line of Control in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir by resorting to unprovoked firing, officials said on Thursday. The Pakistani troops fired small arms and mortar shells towards Indian positions in Hajipeer area of the Uri sector in Baramulla district, the officials said. They said the Indian Army […]

Army starts process to set up quarantine centres in each station for its personnel

New Delhi: The Indian Army has started the process of identifying additional infrastructure for setting up quarantine centres in each station for its personnel to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak, senior officials said on Thursday. The Army is also preparing a plan to “sidestep” medical personnel from lesser virus-affected areas to those severely affected by […]

China seeks opening of border with Pak to supply medical equipment

Islamabad: China has asked Pakistan to open the border between the two countries for one day on Friday so that medical supplies to fight coronavirus pandemic could be transported into the country, according to a media report. The Khunjerab Pass is usually opened on April 1 which marks the end of winter in that part, but […]