UNSC meets for 1st time to discuss COVID-19, recalls need for unity, solidarity

United Nations:  The UN Security Council underlined the need for unity and solidarity with those affected by the COVID-19 and expressed support for the efforts of Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the potential impact of the pandemic, as the powerful UN arm met for the first time to discuss the crisis that has engulfed the world. […]

109 undertrials released in Nagaland

Kohima:  A total of 109 undertrial prisoners have been released from different correctional homes in Nagaland on interim bail in keeping with the Supreme Court’s directions to consider decongesting the jails in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, officials said on Friday. Following the apex court’s direction, a committee was formed and the interim bail […]

Doctors resume duty after authorities intervene

Srinagar: Doctors at a health centre in north Kashmir who had gone on protest against alleged misbehavior by DC Bandipora with one if their colleagues, have resumed duties upon intervention by local civil and police administration. SDM Sumbal, Syed Shahnawaz Bukhari told Kashmir Reader that he personally visited Community Health Centre Hajin soon after the […]

DAK demands action against DC Bandipora for alleged misbehaviour  

Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir(DAK) Thursday condemned the “inhuman behaviour” of Deputy Commissioner Bandipora towards frontline health workers. “It is very unfortunate that during these trying times and crisis  he has used flight and unparliamentary language with the doctors of Block Hajin and forced them to go for immediate strike,” it said in a statement. General Secretary DAK, […]

Doctors suspend work at Hajin hospital as DC Bandipora uses abusive language

Srinagar: Doctors and other staff members at Community Health Centre Hajin on Thursday suspended the work in the hospital to protest the misbehavior of Deputy Commissioner Bandipora with a colleague. According to the striking doctors, DC Bandipora, Shahbaz Mirza today hurled invectives on a Medical Officer over a simple issue. “His behavior is uncalled far […]

24 test positive ,COVID-19 tally touches 184 in J&K

Srinagar: Twenty four more COVID-19 cases surfaced in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday taking the overall tally of cases to 184 in the union territory. Of the total cases reported so far, 152 cases have been detected in Kashmir and 32 in Jammu, Government spokesperson, Rohit Kansal tweeted adding the cases reported in Thursday had […]

Man commits suicide as he missed wife in lockdown

Gonda: A man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling of his room as he was missing his wife stuck at her parents’ place due to the lockdown, police said. The incident took place in Radha Kund locality here on Wednesday, they said, adding the deceased has been identified as Rakesh Soni, 32. […]

PM Modi was ‘terrific’ in allowing export of hydroxychloroquine to US: Trump

Washington: President Donald Trump has described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “terrific” for allowing the export of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to the US, seen as a possible cure for COVID-19, saying India’s help in the extraordinary times “will not be forgotten”. India, the largest producer of hydroxychloroquine, agreed to lift the ban on the export […]

WHO chief ‘politicising’ COVID-19 pandemic, siding with China: Trump

Washington:   US President Donald Trump has fired a fresh salvo at the World Health Organization, accusing its chief of siding with China and “politicising” the coronavirus pandemic while repeating his threat to freeze the UN agency’s funding. Trump’s allegation comes a day after the US President threatened to put a “very powerful” hold on US’ […]

No prayers in mosques, shrines on Shab-e-Baraat in Kashmir

Srinagar:  No night prayers were held at any major mosque or shrine in Kashmir on Shab-e-Baraat (night of forgiveness) as people stayed indoors due to the lockdown to combat the coronavirus threat, officials said on Thursday. They said authorities as well as religious organisations had appealed to people not to observe the congregation prayers on […]