Mother-daughter duo drown in Doda

Bhadarwah/Jammu:  A mother-daughter duo drowned in a fast flowing stream in a remote village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district, police said on Sunday. Zarina (17) accidentally fell into the stream while crossing it at Chilli-Pingal village. Her mother Sameena Begum (43) jumped into it to rescue her but both of them were swept away […]

Asymptomatic coronavirus cases can infect others: DAK

Srinagar: With more than 70 percent COVID-19 cases in Kashmir showing no symptoms, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Saturday said asymptomatic cases of the novel coronavirus can infect other people and spread the disease. “Asymptomatic cases are silent spreaders of the disease,” said DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan. A statement,  “Feeling good or having […]

Iran begins lifting restrictions after brief virus lockdown

Tehran:  Iran began reopening government offices Saturday after a brief nationwide lockdown to help contain the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, which has killed more than 4,300 people in the country. Authorities had ordered most government agencies and all non-essential businesses to remain closed for a week after the Nowruz holiday ended on […]

17 COVID-19 cases reported in J&K, tally 224

Srinagar: Seventeen COVID-19 cases have been reported in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday taking the overall tally of cases to 224. The cases comprise 12 from Kashmir and 5 from Jammu, government spokesperson, Rohit Kansal tweeted. The cases reported from Kashmir include the ten cases reported from SKIMS, Soura. Reader correspondentkashmirreader.com

10 confirmed positive at SKIMS Hospital

Srinagar: Ten more persons tested positive for novel Coronavirus in Kashmir taking the toll in J&K to 217. According to officials, the new Covid-19 cases have been detected positive at SKIMS Soura today. They said most of them belong to Bandipora and Baramulla districts. KR Desk

Delhi court sends ex-JK cop Davinder Singh to one-month judicial custody

New Delhi: A Delhi court has sent to one-month judicial custody Jammu and Kashmir Police officer Davinder Singh, who was arrested while ferrying two Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants  in a vehicle on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway earlier this year. Special Judge Ajay Kumar Jain sent Singh to judicial custody till May 6 after he was produced before the […]

Woman injured, house damaged along LoC in Kupwara

Kupwara: A residential house was damaged while an elderly women was injured during cross-LoC firing in Kupwara on Friday evening. Armies of India and Pakistan exchanged heavy gunfire on Friday afternoon which continuedtill late evening during which both sides not only fired mortars, but fired artillery. Sources said that a residential house of Sheraz Ahmad Khan of Gigoyaal […]

Srinagar-Leh highway opens for traffic

Sheikh Abu Talha Sonamarg:The 434-km Srinagar-Leh national highway, the only road connecting the Kashmir Valley with the frontier region of Ladakh, was officially thrown open on Saturday for carrying essential supply vehicles to begin with. The highway opens after remaining closed for six months. SSP Ganderbal Khalil Ahmad Poswal officially threw open the highway while […]

More than 40 Indian-Americans, Indian nationals die of COVID-19 in US

Washington: More than 40 Indian-Americans and citizens of India have reportedly lost their lives due to the deadly coronavirus and the number of those having tested positive for the dreaded disease is likely over 1,500, according to community leaders in the US, now the global COVID-19 hotspot. The US has become the world’s first country […]

COVID-19 lockdown: PM holds meeting with CMs; lockdown extension focus of discussion

New Delhi:  As India battles the COVID-19 crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday held a video conference with chief ministers primarily to take their feedback on whether the 21-nation-wide lockdown be extended beyond April 14 to stem the tide of the infections. The initial visuals of the meeting showed Modi wearing a white mask […]