Cases against journalists aimed at intimidating Kashmir media: PCI 

Demands cases be withdrawn against 3 journos 

Cases against journalists aimed at intimidating Kashmir media: PCI 

Srinagar: Press Club of India (PCI) on Friday came out in solidarity with journalists in Kashmir and demanded the cases filed against three journalists be withdrawn right away. “We deplore this trend. These bullying tactics are spreading a bad odour, nationally and internationally,” said PCI  in a statement. The club said that past week underline the […]

Grenade attack leaves CRPF man injured in Budgam village

Srinagar: A CRPF man was injured in a grenade attack by militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam district on Friday, officials said. The militants hurled a grenade at a CRPF camp at Dooniwara in the district’s Chadoora area around 6.30 pm, they said. The officials said the soldier suffered minor injuries in the incident. Press […]

Do not allow adversaries to take advantage of India’s focus on COVID-19: Rajnath to military

New Delhi:  Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday directed the top military brass to ensure that India’s adversaries do not get any opportunity to push their “evil design” by taking advantage of the country’s focus on fighting the coronavirus pandemic, officials said. Reviewing India’s military preparedness at a high-level meeting, he also asked the armed […]

Srinagar administration to distribute 50,000 food kits during Ramzan

Srinagar: The Srinagar district administration in Jammu and Kashmir has prepared 50,000 food kits for distribution amongst impoverished families in the summer capital of the Union territory during the month of Ramzan, an official said on Friday. He said the idea behind the initiative is to offer support to those in need during the lockdown in […]

COVID-19 death toll rises to 723 in country; cases climb to 23,452: Health ministry

New Delhi:  The death toll due to the novel coronavirus rose to 723 with 37 fatalities reported since Thursday evening, while the number of cases saw a record jump of 1,752 to go up to 23,452 cases on Friday, according to the Union health ministry. The previous highest single day increase was on April 20 […]

Coronavirus: Philippine president threatens martial law

Coronavirus: Philippine president threatens martial law

Manila (Philippines): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has angrily threatened to declare martial law after accusing communist rebels of killing two soldiers, who escorted the delivery of cash and food aid to villagers as his government scrambled to deal with a growing number of coronavirus infections. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque on Friday said Duterte also approved […]

145 test negative for COVID-19 at CD Hospital

Srinagar: Health officials on Friday said that no fresh Covid-19 cases has been detected positive at CD Hospital Srinagar. Nodal Officer at GMC Srinagar, Dr M Saleem Khan told Kashmir Reader that 145 samples tested at CD Hospital today were found negative of Coronavirus. “These samples were received from four districts including Srinagar, Pulwama, Kulgam […]

J&K High Court denies bail to Hilal Rather in alleged bank fraud case

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Friday rejected the bail application of Hilal Rather, the son of former state minister Abdul Rahim Rather, in a bank fraud case. Rather had moved the plea before Justice Puneet Gupta seeking interim bail on grounds that the Supreme Court had asked for decongestion of jails across […]

Kashmir students who completed quarantine in Rajasthan arrive in Srinagar 

SRINAGAR: Another batch of Kashmiri students who were halted for more than a month at various locations in the country arrived in Srinagar on Friday.  The students have been airlifted from Rajastan’s Jaisalmer where they were under quarantine since their arrival from Iran on March 14. They were tested and declared negative.  An official at […]

J-K has emerged ‘as good as Kerala’ in fighting coronavirus: Jitendra Singh

New Delhi: Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Friday said Jammu and Kashmir has emerged “as good as Kerala” in fighting coronavirus and appreciated the medical fraternity for effectively dealing with the disease in the union territory. He reviewed the preparedness of J-K in combating COVID-19 through video conferencing with senior J-K union territory officers, heads […]