Two arrested for circulating fake news in Kashmir

Srinagar: Two persons were arrested in Kashmir for allegedly circulating fake news on social media aimed at creating law and order disturbance, police said on Sunday. The Cyber Police Station here received information through reliable sources that some miscreants with criminal intention and to create panic among public have circulated fake information and videos having […]

14 more COVID-19 cases in Kashmir, J&K tally 106

Srinagar : Day after 16 COVID-19 cases were detected in the valley, 14 more persons were tested positive for the disease in Kashmir on Sunday taking the J&K tally to 106. Jammu and Kashmir government spokesman, Rohit Kansal, who tweeted about the development, further informed that a total if 100 cases comprising 82 in Kashmir […]

2 more army soldiers killed in Kupwara gunfight

Srinagar: Two more army soldiers were killed in an ongoing operation against militants in Kupwara on Sunday. Five militants who army said were infiltrating through Line of Control into the Valley were killed in Keran village of Kupwara today morning. One soldier was also killed while two were injured. But army spokesperson in the afternoon […]

100-yr-old man dies in quarantine in Udhampur, COVID-19 test report negative

Jammu:  A 100-year-old man has died in a quarantine centre in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir but his COVID-19 test report has come negative, a senior government official said on Sunday. The man and his brother were shifted to a quarantine facility a few days ago as a precautionary measure after it came to […]

Have restricted my movement to break COVID-19 chain: CRPF DG after doc tests positive

New Delhi:  Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) A P Maheshwari said on Sunday that he has gone into quarantine as part of his responsibility to break the coronavirus transmission chain after a doctor of his force tested positive for COVID-19. Maheshwari (59), the chief of the country’s largest paramilitary force with […]

Omar showers praise on Uddhav Thackeray

Srinagar: Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah on Sunday showered praise on Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, apparently for the way the latter is handling the COVID-19 situation in his state. “UddhavThackeray has been a revelation,” Omar tweeted. The Maharashtra chief minister, the first Thackeray to rule the state, has been lauded […]

Landslide halts traffic for seven hours on Jammu-Srinagar NH

Banihal/Jammu: A massive landslide struck the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Ramban district early Sunday, disrupting the movement of vehicles carrying essential commodities to Kashmir. The landslide blocked the highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country, at Maroog near Ramban town, at 3 am, officials said. The road clearance agencies pressed […]

COVID-19 threat looms over our head, says Principal GMC Srinagar

Srinagar : Principal Government Medical College Srinagar, Dr Samia Rashid on Sunday said that the threat of COVID-19 outbreak “looms over our head” and appealed for maintaining social distance to prevent further spread of the virus. “Gentle reminder to all that the threat of the virus is still far from over. It looms over our […]

COVID-19 death toll nears 100-mark; Govt says no need to panic as 30% infections linked to Tablighi centre

New Delhi: The number of COVID-19 deaths inched towards 100 on Saturday along with a significant increase in the number of confirmed infections, but the government assured there was no need to panic as the rate of spread was less than in many other countries and just “one place” accounted for 30 per cent of […]

Italy’s intensive care virus cases drop for first time

Rome: Italy saw its first drop Saturday in the number of patients receiving intensive care treatment for the coronavirus that had stretched the Mediterranean country’s world-class healthcare system to breaking point. Civil protection service chief Angelo Borrelli called the drop from 4,068 on Friday to 3,994 on Saturday in the number of critical patients an […]