Crude attempt to stifle press freedom: Kashmir Press Club on J&K govt’s gag order

Srinagar : The Kashmir Press Club has taken a serious note of the attempts by authorities to throttle information related to coronavirus infections in the valley amid the unprecedented lockdown across the region. Highlighting a recent gag order issued by Director Health Services, Kashmir ordering doctors and paramedics not to share information with media about […]

COVID-19: 3 more positive cases in Jammu

Srinagar: Three more COVID-19 cases were detected in Jammu on Saturday. “Three more positive cases reported today from Narsoo, Udhampur. All contacts of a positive patient from Udhampur with travel history abroad,” tweeted government spokesperson Rohit Kansal. KR Desk

Another one tests negative for COVID-19 at CD Hospital

Srinagar : Another COVID-19 patient at CD Hospital Srinagar has tested negative for the disease making him the 6th to recover on Saturday so far. Hospital HOD, Dr Naveed Nazeer, who tweeted about the development informed that a total of 7 patients had recovered from the disease. Earlier, he said that more samples will be […]

China pauses in memory of virus victims and ‘martyrs’

Wuhan:  China came to a standstill on Saturday to mourn patients and medical staff killed by the coronavirus, as the world’s most populous country observed a nationwide three-minute silence. At 10 am (0200 GMT), citizens paused, cars, trains and ships sounded their horns, and air-raid sirens rang out in memory of the more than 3,000 […]

Three militants killed in Kulgam encounter

Srinagar: Three  militants were reportedly killed in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said. The security forces launched a cordon and search operation based on intelligence inputs about the presence of militants in Hardmand Guri village in Kulgam, a police spokesperson said. The  spokesperson  had earlier […]

5 COVID-19 patients at CD Hospital test negative

Srinagar : Amid a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Kashmir, five of the patients admitted at Srinagar’s CD Hospital have tested negative for the disease. Hospital HOD, Dr Naveed Nazeer, who tweeted about the development said that more samples will be taken to cross check and the patients will be discharged once […]

Altaf Bukhari meets Amit Shah   

Srinagar: J&K Apni Party president Syed Altaf Bukhari on Friday met Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi on Friday to apprise him of “shortcomings” in the new domicile policy for J&K that the Union Home Ministry announced on March 31. It was learnt from sources that Bukhari “raised many issues including the reservation of […]

All COVID-19 cases at CD Hospital doing well, says HOD

Srinagar : All COVID-19 cases admitted at Srinagar’s CD Hospital are doing well and will be discharged after completing the mandatory quarantine, it has been learnt. Hospital HOD, Dr Naveed Nazir Shah tweeted on Friday that six more samples of the positives had been taken and were awaiting results. Two patients have been discharged and […]

5 more COVID-19 cases in J&K

Srinagar : Five more COVID-19 cases were detected in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday taking the total tally to 75. The five cases comprise 4 in Kashmir and 1 in Jammu, an official spokesperson said. He said that 70 cases were active in Jammu and Kashmir at present. KR Desk

Sagar’s son files plea in J&K High Court to challenge father’s detention

Srinagar: Amid the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, son of senior National Conference leader on Friday filed a plea challenging father’s detention. The NC general secretary and former minister is under detention since August 5 last year when the government of India abrogated Article 370. While many politicians were released, he was booked under Public Safety Act […]