Pharmacist suspended for refusing to serve food at Kupwara Hospital’s quarantine center

Srinagar:A pharmacist working with the ISM Department in Kupwara district has been suspended on Thursday after he refused to serve food at a quarantine center. The order issued by Deputy Commissioner Kupwara reads that Shabir Ahmad Lone, Pharmacist (ISM) department has refused to serve food to the inmates at a quarantine center setup in SDH […]

COVID-19: Rajnath reviews preventive measures taken by 62 cantonment boards across country

New Delhi:  Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday reviewed the preventive measures taken by 62 cantonment boards across the country to contain the spread of COVID-19, according to an official statement. Director General Defence Estates (DGDE) Deepa Bajwa, who is in-charge of managing the cantonment boards, gave an overview of the ongoing steps like maintenance […]

Expecting mothers in Srinagar to get special support from administration

SRINAGAR:In another instance of providing support to citizens as required in these times the Srinagar administration has put in place a mechanism under which expecting mothers will be provided requisite support before and after their deliveries. Under the initiative pregnant ladies will be provided required medical support and carried to maternity facilities on the date […]

8 recover from COVID-19 at SKIMS, discharged

Srinagar: Eight COVID-19 patients have been discharged from the Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Soura in the last three days after “successful” treatment, government said on Thursday. “Amidst all the concern and worry about new cases, good news too. SKIMS discharges 8 patients after successfull treatment- all in last 3 days,” Government spokesperson Rohit […]

Army chief arrives in Valley to review security situation 

Army chief arrives in Valley to review security situation 

Srinagar: Chief of Army Staff General MM Naravane arrived in Kashmir on Thursday on a two-day visit to review the prevailing security situation. The army chief accompanied by the Northern Army Commander, Lt Gen YK Joshi and Chinar Corps Commander, Lt Gen BS Raju visited the formations and units in the hinterland, an official handout […]

MHA warns govt officials against holding Zoom meetings

New Delhi:  Zoom meeting platform is not safe and it is not to be used for official purposes by government officials, the Home Ministry said on Thursday. The warning, earlier issued by Computer Emergency Response Team (Cert-In), was reiterated by the Cyber Coordination Centre (CyCord) of the Home Ministry in an advisory. “This advisory states […]

Record 22 million have sought US jobless aid since virus

Washington:  The wave of layoffs that has engulfed the US economy since the coronavirus struck forced 5.2 million more people to seek unemployment benefits last week, the government reported on Thursday. Roughly 22 million have sought jobless benefits in the past month – easily the worst stretch of US job losses on record. All told, […]

Mask-wearing, social distancing should be enforced strictly: MHA on lockdown

New Delhi,: The Indian home ministry on Thursday asserted that rules such as wearing face masks, practising social distancing and no gathering of five or more persons should be strictly enforced at public places in order to ensure that the lockdown clamped to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country is implemented effectively. Addressing […]

J&K police books man who reached home from Maharashtra in truck carrying essential items

Jammu: A man was booked on Thursday for allegedly hiding information about travelling through various coronavirus red zones on his way home in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district from Maharashtra, the police said. Red zones denote those districts where a sizeable number of case has been detected or those places which have been declared hotspots. […]

Russia, US should help each other during pandemic: Kremlin

Moscow:  Russian President Vladimir Putin believes the global coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity for his country to work together with the United States, the Kremlin said Thursday. “President Putin believes this pandemic is the time to help each other,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters, after US President Donald Trump on Wednesday offered to send […]