Citing misuse, Dist Admin Srinagar cancels all movement passes issued so far

Srinagar: The district administration Srinagar on Tuesday cancelled all movement passes issued by or before May 5 citing misuse of the passes amid the prevailing COVID-19 lockdown. An order issued by District Magistrate Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, said that the magistrates in the district and police reports have reported ” large scale misuse of passes” […]

US to witness 3000 Coronavirus deaths daily by June: Report

Washington: The number of coronavirus deaths in the US will jump to over 3,000 and new cases to about 200,000 per day by June 1, an internal draft report has said, even as more than two dozen American states announced to open up their economy amid the health crisis. The US is the worst-hit country […]

24 test positive for COVID-19 at Army Hospital in Delhi

New Delhi: Twenty-four people including serving and retired armed forces personnel have tested positive for coronavirus in the Army’s Research and Referral hospital in the national capital, officials said on Tuesday. All of them have been shifted to the Army’s Base hospital in Delhi Cantonment, they said. The 24 people included serving and retired military […]

Hizb OGW arrested in Doda: Police

  Jammu: An over ground worker (OGW) of Hizbul Mujahideen was arrested in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district and one pistol recovered from him on Tuesday, officials said. Acting on an information about one suspected militant in Tanta village, police, along with the army, launched a joint operation in the area on Tuesday, they said. […]

Free press more important than ever: Kashmir Press Club congratulates Pulitzer winning photojournalists

Free press more important than ever: Kashmir Press Club congratulates Pulitzer winning photojournalists

Srinagar: Kashmir Press Club on Tuesday congratulated Associated Press photojournalists Dar Yasin, Channi Anand and Mukhtar Khan for winning the prestigious Pulitzer Prize 2020. The trio won the award in feature photography category for covering last year’s clampdown by the government of India in Kashmir after abrogation of article 370. KPC in a statement congratulated […]

India should put in large enough stimulus package to revive demand: Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee

India should put in large enough stimulus package to revive demand: Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee

  New Delhi: India should come out with a large enough stimulus package to revive demand, Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee said on Tuesday, asserting that putting cash in the hands of people would be the best way to boost the economy post lockdown. Banerjee, while talking to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi through video-conferencing, suggested giving […]

JEE-Mains to be held from July 18-23, JEE-Advanced in August: HRD minister

New Delhi: Engineering entrance examination JEE will be held from July 18-23, while medical entrance exam NEET will be conducted on July 26, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ announced on Tuesday. The two crucial exams were postponed due to the lockdown imposed in the country to combat COVID-19. “JEE-Mains will be held from July 18-23, […]

J&K govt appoints retired IAS officer B R Sharma as Chairman Public Service Commission

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday appointmented retired IAS officer, B R Sharma as Chairman of the J&K Public Service Commission. As per an order issued by Secretary General Administration Department, Farooq Ahmad Lone, Sharma shall hold the position till he attains the age of 62 years. He was appointed by Lieutenant Governor […]

India likely to operate 64 flights to repatriate 14,800 of its nationals from 12 countries

New Delhi: The Central government is likely to operate 64 flights from May 7 to 13 to bring home around 14,800 Indian nationals stranded abroad because of the coronavirus lockdown, said senior government officials on Tuesday. These special flights would be operated by Air India and its subsidiary Air India Express to repatriate Indians from […]

Over 5 million people internally displaced in India in 2019: UN

United Nations:  More than five million people were internally displaced in India due to natural disasters, conflict and violence in 2019, constituting the highest number of new internal displacements in the world during the period followed by the Philippines, Bangladesh and China, according to a UN report. The Lost at Home’ report, published by the […]