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 […]

Srinagar’s first COVID-19 patient successfully treated: Officials

Srinagar: A 67-year-old woman, the first coronavirus patient reported in the Kashmir valley, has been successfully treated, officials said on Tuesday. The resident of Khanyar area of the city had returned from Saudi Arabia on March 16 after performing ‘Umrah’ (pilgrimage) and tested positive for coronavirus two days later. “Srinagar’s first COVID-19 Positive case successfully treated: […]

COVID-19: J-K DGP advises his men to be careful in handling prevailing situation

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh on Tuesday advised his men to be “very careful” in handling the current situation in the wake of coronavirus outbreak. “The Jammu and Kashmir Police along with other security forces have contributed in a big way in handling tough situations together with the cooperation of people we will succeed […]

Two CRPF soldiers killed in fractacidal firing in Srinagar

  Srinagar: Two CRPF soldier were killed in a fratricidal firing incident in Dalgate area of Srinagar City on Tuesday. The incident took place inside water wing of CRPF at Dalgate, a police officer told GNS. He said that the two paramilitary troopers of 144 battalion CRPF fired upon each other at around 04:05 p.m. […]