Driver killed after tractor turns turtle in Awantipora

AWANTIPORA: A driver was killed when a tractor he was driving over turned at Awantipora area of Pulwama. SHO Awantipora Madasir Naseer told Kashmir Reader the driver sustained critical injuries after the tractor skidded off the road and turned turtle in Rajpora village of Awantipora. He was immediately shifted to PHC Awantipora where doctors declared him brought […]

Pak suspends domestic flights as coronavirus cases rise to 990

Islamabad:Pakistan has suspended all domestic flight operations until April 2 to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus after the country reported nearly 1,000 cases from the COVID-19 infection, authorities said on Wednesday. The nationwide tally of the COVID-19 patients has soared to 990 with 410 cases in Sindh; 110 in Balochistan; 296 in Punjab; […]

KTMF demands release of trade leader Yasin Khan

Srinagar: Kashmir Traders & Manufacturers Federation(KTMF) has sought immediate release of its President Mohammad Yaseen Khan who is languishing in Agra Central Jail since August 5 on health grounds. Khan who also heads Kashmir Economic Alliance(KEA) is a senior citizen and underlying with multiple illnesses like hypertension, asthma & breathlessness issues which makes him susceptible […]

Coronavirus cases in India soar to 562

New Delhi: The number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 562 on Wednesday while the death toll due to COVID-19 in the country was revised down to nine, according to Health Ministry data. The ministry in its updated figures on Wednesday morning, stated the second death reported in Delhi was COVID-19 negative, thus bringing down […]

US Coronavirus Task Force expresses concern over situation in New York

Washington: Expressing “deep concern”over the rising number of the novel coronavirus cases in New York and its metropolitan area, members of the US Coronavirus Task Force have urged all those who have left the city in the last few days to self-quarantine themselves to prevent the spread of the deadly disease. New York saw at least […]

Cruel to continue detention of J-K politicians at a time like this, says Omar Abdullah

Srinagar: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said he hoped the government would release politicians detained in Jammu and Kashmir, including PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti, as it was cruel to continue their detention with the country entering a three-week lockdown period. Mufti, Naeem Akhtar, Ali Mohammad Sagar, Peer Mansoor and Shah Faesal are some of […]

Modi announces 21-day nationwide lockdown to combat coronavirus

New Delhi:  Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a complete lockdown across the country for 21 days from Tuesday midnight, asserting that this is necessary for a decisive battle against the coronavirus outbreak. In his second address to the nation on the pandemic raging across much of the world, Modi said the decision will have an […]

India asks its students in Bangladesh to stay in hostels amid coronavirus scare

Dhaka: India on Tuesday asked its students studying in Bangladesh not to panic and stay at their hostels after their colleges were shut due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic that has left over 16,500 people dead worldwide. The Indian government’s advice came amid reports that group of 70 Kashmiri students studying in Dhaka are […]

One more test positive in Kashmir

Srinagar: One more person, a 22-year-old, has tested positive in Kashmir for coronavirus, taking the number of covid-19 patients to seven in Jammu and Kashmir. A senior doctor at SKIMS told GNS test sample of one person, admitted in GMC Baramulla, came out to be positive. “His sample had been sent to SKIMS for test […]

Coronavirus: GMC Jammu and associated hospitals to suspend OPD services from March 25

Jammu: Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday ordered suspension of Out Patient Department (OPD) services at Government Medical College (GMC) and its associated hospitals from March 25 till further orders. However, the emergency services would continue, an official release said. “Pursuant to existing COVID-19 situation and to prevent the spread of […]