Amid COVID-19 pandemic, IUST innovators create ‘frugal’ ventilator prototype

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, IUST innovators create ‘frugal’ ventilator prototype

Srinagar: Innovators at the Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district have claimed to have set up a prototype of a low cost ventilator to tackle the shortage of ventilators amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A statement by the varsity said that the innovators at the IUST’s Design Innovation Centre […]

Jammu Muslims brace for social distancing during holy month

Jammu:  Though upbeat about the commencement of the holy month of Ramzan, Muslims in Jammu are disappointed that they will have to miss traditional activities like breaking the day-long fast in groups with their loved ones and the extra night congregational prayers in mosques, amid the coronavirus-driven lockdown. Muslim religious bodies and leaders are making […]

3 medical shops sealed in Shopian

Shopian: Three medical shops were sealed by authorities on Thursday after they found them violating the norms under drugs and cosmetics Act 1940. Fida Muhammad, Tehsildar sub division Zanipora said that inspection was held at several places like Khowjpora, Rehan and Zanipora. He said that three medical shop owners were found violating the norms and […]

KJA condemns FIRs against journalists

Demands withdrawal of cases against 3 journalists immediately

  Srinagar: Kashmir Journalists Association (KJA) has strongly condemned the harassment of journalists by police and expressed serious concern over the series of FIRs filed against them. A statement issued by KJA expressed deep concern over Kashmiri journalists being booked for sharing their work and expressing their opinion on social media. Three journalists were booked […]

IndiGo rolls back pay cut in April salary of employees in deference to govt’s wishes

New Delhi, Apr 23 (PTI) IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta told employees on Thursday that the airline has decided to roll back the pay cuts, which were announced earlier for senior staff members, for the month of April in deference to the “government’s wishes”. “However, your Excom (Executive Committee) members and SVPs (senior vice presidents) have […]

NC leader Yasin Shah dies

Srinagar: National Conference leader and former MLA Mohammad Yasin Shah died here on Thursday. He was 71. “The @JKNC_ family lost a kind & soft spoken leader today. Yaseen Shah Sahib, Ex MLA Sonwar, passed away this morning. His loss will be deeply felt by all of us. My condolences go out to his family & […]

Pak PM Imran tests negative for COVID-19; total cases cross 10,000 mark

Islamabad:  Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was tested negative for the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, his aide said, as the number of the COVID-29 cases crossed 10,000 in the country. Khan, 67, agreed for the test after Faisal Edhi, the son of late philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi and chairman of the Edhi Foundation, who met […]

Two cats in New York are first pets in US to test positive for COVID19

New York: Two cats in New York State have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, marking the first confirmed case of the COVID-19 infection in pets in the US, according to health authorities. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) […]

Two killed in accident on J-K highway

Banihal/Jammu:Two persons were killed and another injured when a load carrier skidded off a highway and rolled down down a 400-feet gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district, officials said. The vehicle was on its way to Chanderkot area from Banihal when the accident took place on Wednesday night. The deceased have been identified as […]

Remittances to India to decline by 23 pc in 2020 due to COVID-19: World Bank

Washington: As a result of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, which has resulted in a global recession, remittances to India are likely to drop by 23 per cent from USD 83 billion last year to USD 64 billion this year, the World Bank has said. “In India, remittances are projected to fall by about 23 per […]