Punjab to enforce lockdown till March 31

Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Sunday announced its decision to enforce lockdown in the entire state till March 31 in the wake of the threat of coronavirus. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said all essential and government services would continue during the lockdown. Ordered statewide lock down till 31st March to check spread of Covid 19, he […]

Curfew-like restrictions in Kashmir as part of Janata curfew

Curfew-like restrictions in Kashmir as part of Janata curfew

Srinagar: Curfew-like restrictions on the movement and assembly of people were imposed in Kashmir on Sunday as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to observe ‘Janata curfew’, even as the virtual lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus in the valley entered its fourth day. Only government and essential services employees with valid identity cards […]

Trump says US on top as outbreak shuts largest cities

Trump says US on top as outbreak shuts largest cities

New York: New York and Illinois followed California Friday in locking down to stem the coronavirus pandemic as President Donald Trump declared the United States was already “winning” the war despite a rapid rise in confirmed cases and deaths. The move effectively seals off America’s largest cities — New York, Los Angeles and Chicago — […]

Coronavirus risks taking heavy toll on migrants in Europe

Berlin: Syrian refugee Mahmoud Ajlouni was due to pick up his new German residency permit last week but found the door firmly shut at the processing office in Berlin. “I had an appointment,” he said, adding he has “no idea” when he’ll be able to replace the flimsy sheet of paper that is his only […]

RJD questions Bihar govts preparedness to deal with coronavirus outbreak

Patna: The opposition RJD in Bihar on Saturday questioned the Nitish Kumar governments preparedness to tackle an outbreak of the coronavirus, citing poor healthcare infrastructure in the state. Referring to the Bihar governments affidavit filed in the Supreme Court during the hearing on Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) which had taken a heavy toll in Muzaffarpur […]

Iran’s coronavirus death toll climbs to 1,556

Tehran: Iran said Saturday that 123 more people had died from coronavirus, raising the official death toll to 1,556 in the Islamic republic, one of the world’s worst affected countries. Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said 966 more cases had been confirmed over the past 24 hours and 20,610 people were now known to have […]

SC pulls up J&K for not filing restriction orders

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SC pulls up J&K for not filing restriction orders

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Jammu and Kashmir administration to place before it the administrative orders imposing communication and other restrictions in the state following the abrogation of provisions of Article 370. A bench headed by Justice N V Ramana questioned Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the administration, as to […]

Elite commandos airdropped in Gangbal

Srinagar: The Indian army airdropped elite commandos in the forests of Gangbal in central Kashmir’s Gandarbal district as the trek is 4 to 5 hours from the last accessible road, the DNA reported. The Indian Army, according to sources quoted by the newspaper, has also established a temporary base camp in the mountains to circle […]

Mortar shells found in Samba

Jammu: Three 81 mm mortar shells were on Monday found near a stream in a village in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. The area has been cordoned off and efforts are on by the bomb disposal squad of the Army and police to neutralise the shells. Official said a villager noticed the […]

New schedule for heavy motor vehicles on Jammu Srinagar Highway

SRINAGAR: The Traffic Police Headquarters Srinagar has issued a new schedule for movement of vehicles on the Jammu-Srinagar Highway. According to the new schedule, Light Motor Vehicles (LMVs) will ply both sides from Jammu to Srinagar and vice versa during the day. The cut off timing for Heavy Motor Vehicles (HMVs)/load carriers shall be from […]