Action to follow against authorities for issuing movement passes: DC Srinagar

Srinagar: District Magistrate Dr Shahid Choudhary on Monday said that some organisations are issuing movement passes for exemptions amid corona lockdown in violation of orders. “Such authorities or persons shall be booked under 188 IPC. Be careful and responsible,” he tweeted. He reiterated that nobody except for emergency and essential services should be allowed to […]

SC mulls shutting down, sealing court premises

New Delhi:The Supreme Court on Monday said it was mulling over shutting down its functioning and considering to hear urgent matters through virtual means. The top court said that by Tuesday evening, all lawyers’ chambers in and around the apex court premises would be sealed. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said […]

Follow lockdown till March 31: KTMF

Srinagar: While announcing that they will keep their establishments shut across the Valley March 31, Kashmir Traders & Manufacturers Federation on Monday urged the people to follow lockdown and nothing that “social distancing” was key to breaking the chain of transmission. Urging people to stay indoors, KTMF acting President Manzoor Ahmad Bhat said WHO has […]

Publishing house donates 1,000 books to quarantine centres in Kashmir

Srinagar: A reputed bookshop and publishing house in Srinagar has donated 1,000 books to various quarantine centres that have been setup in Kashmir due to coronavirus outbreak. Gulshan Books Kashmir said the books will help the people housed at the isolation centres make good use of their time. “We are utterly happy to have donated 1,000 […]

Number of COVID-19 cases rises to 390 in India: Health Ministry

New Delhi: The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country rose to 390 on Monday after 30 fresh cases were reported. The figure includes 41 foreign nationals and the seven deaths reported so far. Gujarat, Bihar and Maharahstra reported a death each on Sunday, while four fatalities were reported earlier from Karnataka, Delhi, Maharashtra and […]

Don’t cut or reduce salary, Labour commissioner‘s advisory

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Labour Commissioner Adur Rashid War on Sunday issued an advisory that there should be “no termination or reduction in salary” of any employee who goes on leave for reasons related to Covid-19. The advisory, according to news agency KNO, said that “there may be incidence that employees/workers are not able to […]

Militants hurl grenade at security forces in Pulwama

Srinagar; Militants hurled a grenade at security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday but it did not explode, police said. Around 7.50 pm militants hurled a grenade at a joint naka of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and police at the main chowk in Pulwama, a police official said. The grenade fell […]

Govt announces lockdown across J&K from tomorrow 

Srinagar: The government on Sunday announced lockdown across Jammu and Kashmir from tomorrow and exempted 16 essential services. The shutdown will continue till March 31, an official order said. “Shutdown of all establishments and services except essential commodities/services throughout J&K from 8:00 pm today till 6 pm March 31. Vehicles carrying essential supplies exempted; essential […]

J&K govt declares 16 services, commodities as essential services 

JAMMU: In view of the situation arising due to COVID-19, Secretary Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Simrandeep Singh today issued an order declaring 16 services as Essential services and commodities within Jammu and Kashmir. According to the order, the Essential Services will include Supply of Groceries (wholesalers and retailers), Supply of Fresh fruits and […]

Indian Pakistani troops exchange fire in Poonch, Kathua areas

   Jammu: An Army porter was injured along the Line of Control in Poonch and several houses were damaged in border areas of Kathua districts after Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged heavy fire on Sunday. The officials said that Mohammad Shoukat, 26, a local youth working as a porter with the Indian Army, was injured when the […]