25 test negative for COVID-19 in Budgam

Srinagar: Amid a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in Kashmir, 25 persons have tested negative for the disease in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. “God is kind to us. Twenty five fresh samples taken are negative for Coronavirus, ” Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Tariq Hussain Ganai wrote on twitter on Thursday. Ganai urged people of […]

14 fresh cases in Kashmir take COVID-19 tally to 314 in J&K

Srinagar: Fourteen new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Kashmir on Thursday taking total tally to 314 across J&K. “14 new cases- all from Kashmir Division. Total cases now 314. Jammu Division-54 and Kashmir Division-260,” said government spokeperson Rohit Kansal. KR Desk

Body recovered from Sopore stream

Baramulla:  Police on Thursday recovered body of a person in Seelo village of north Kashmir’s Sopore. Official sources said that police received a call from locals who spotted a body floating in a  stream at Pohroo. The body was shifted by police to Sopore hospital for investigations and identification. Later, the deceased person was identified as […]

One more COVID-19 patient recovers in Ladakh, active cases reduce to 4

Srinagar: With one more COVID-19 patient recovering in the Union territory, the number of of active cases of the disease in Ladakh has come down to four. Commissioner Secretary Health, Rigzin Samphel tweeted on Thursday afternoon that the patient had been cured in Leh. This has reduced the active COVID-19 cases to 4-3 in Leh […]

14 J&K residents on way back home after completing quarantine in Amritsar

Srinagar: Fourteen J&K residents, who had returned from abroad and completed their quarantine in Amritsar, are on their way home. The twiter handle of Srinagar district administration said this afternoon that the J&K government had facilitated the return of the residents in a SRTC bus. The residents are currently on their way back home, it […]

Tharoor questions JK government move of terminating paramedics amid Covid-19 pandemic

Srinagar: Dozens of paramedical staff terminated by the Jammu and Kashmir government recently amid the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, saw a support from an unexpected quarter-Congress MP from Kerala, Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday. The paramedics, 250 of them precisely, who were hired by the Health and Medical Education Department at the five newly opened medical colleges […]

COVID-19 death toll touches 414, cases climb to 12,380

New Delhi:  The death toll due to coronavirus rose to 414 and the number of cases to 12,380 in the country on Thursday, according to the Union Health Ministry. While the number of active COVID-19 cases is 10,477, as many as 1,488 people have been cured and discharged and one had migrated, it said. The […]

Google launches ‘journalism relief fund,’ following Facebook

Washington: Google said Wednesday it will launch an emergency fund to help local news outlets struggling to maintain operations in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. The internet giant gave no specific figure for its fund, but said it would offer grants ranging from the “low thousands of dollars” for the smallest operations to “low […]

South Korean ruling party wins vote held amid virus fears

Seoul:  The ruling liberal party secured a resounding victory in South Korea’s parliamentary elections, which had the highest turnout in nearly three decades despite the coronavirus sickening thousands and forcing social distancing at polling places. The ruling Democratic Party and a satellite party it created to win proportional representative seats combined to win 180 seats […]

Medical intelligence sleuths tracked, warned of new virus

Washington:  In late February when President Donald Trump was urging Americans not to panic over the novel coronavirus, alarms were sounding at a little-known intelligence unit situated on a US Army base an hour’s drive north of Washington. Intelligence, science and medical professionals at the National Center for Medical Intelligence were quietly doing what they […]