Islamic tradition of hospitality a remarkable lesson in this world: Guterres in Ramzan message

United Nations: As Muslims around the world will be observing “a very different” Ramzan amid a devastating COVID19 pandemic, UN chief has said the Islamic tradition of hospitality and generosity is a “remarkable lesson” at a time when people in conflict zones and vulnerable populations face dire consequences. Ramzan is the holiest month in Islam, […]

China buys crude as prices collapse, adding to stockpiles

Beijing: China, the world’s biggest energy consumer, is building up stockpiles of crude oil as global prices plunge due to the coronavirus outbreak. Imports rose 4.5% in March over a year earlier even as the world’s second-largest economy shut down to fight the virus and demand collapsed. For the first quarter of the year imports […]

World coronavirus death toll tops 180,000: AFP tally

Paris: More than 180,000 people in the world have died from the novel coronavirus, nearly two-thirds of them in Europe, since it emerged in China last December, according to an AFP tally based on official sources. In total, 180,289 deaths have been recorded worldwide for 2,596,383 infections, according to the tally at 1740 GMT. There […]

Trump tweets order to destroy harassing Iranian gunboats

Washington: President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he has ordered the Navy to “shoot down and destroy” any Iranian gunboats that harass U.S. ships, a directive that comes a week after the Navy reported a group of Iranian boats made “dangerous and harassing approaches” to American vessels in the Persian Gulf. Trump did not cite […]

Lockdown in India has impacted 40 million internal migrants: World Bank

Washington: The nationwide lockdown in India which started about a month ago has impacted nearly 40 million internal migrants, the World Bank has said. “The lockdown in India has impacted the livelihoods of a large proportion of the country’s nearly 40 million internal migrants. Around 50,000–60,000 moved from urban centers to rural areas of origin […]

US was attacked: Trump on coronavirus

Washington:  Struggling to restore normalcy in the US where COVID-19 has claimed the lives of more than 47,000 people and infected over 8,52,000, President Donald Trump has said that the the country was “attacked”. “We were attacked. This was an attack. This wasn’t just the flu by the way. Nobody has ever seen anything like […]

J-K’s Pulwama, Kishtwar become coronavirus-free

Srinagar: Pulwama and Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir have become coronavirus-free as all four patients in the two districts have recovered from the infection, according to a bulletin issued by the Union Territory’s administration on Wednesday. While Pulwama had reported three cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, Kishtwar had one. All three coronavirus patients […]

DAK demands reinstatement of SKIMS doctor

Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Wednesday strongly condemned the  unprecedented termination of a doctor of SKIMS Bemina who it said was has been sacked for demanding standard accredited protective gear. President DAK Dr Suhail Naik said that it is “unfortunate that Dr Asif Ali Bhat, a junior resident at SKIMS Bemina terminated without holding a proper inquiry or […]

J&K government extends Rs 1 crore assistance to lawyers 

Jammu: The J&K government has become the first in the country to extend financial relief to financially distressed, young Advocates whose livelihoods have been severely hit due to ongoing coronavirus lockdown imposed since March 24, and later extended till May 3. Providing the minimum financial assistance to young Advocates and Advocates in distress, the Lieutenant Governor, […]

30 discharged after completing quarantine period

Hajin: At least 30 people were discharged after completing 14-day quarantine period in north Kashmir’s Hajin on Wednesday. Nodal officer Sumbal Syed Shahnawaz Bukhari told Kashmir Reader that 30 persons who were put under quarantine after they came in contact with positive persons were discharged from indoor stadium Shadipora after completing their quarantine period on […]