With no congregation and little Qurbani, Eid-ul-Adha won’t be itself in Kashmir

With no congregation and little Qurbani, Eid-ul-Adha won’t be itself in Kashmir

Srinagar: Eid-ul-Adha on Saturday will be observed rather quietly in Kashmir valley with all mosques shut and much less sacrificing of animals than usual. A huge spike in Covid-19 cases in recent days has meant that both the administration and the public are wary of large gatherings and physical contact with animals. The usual hustle […]

With 490 new cases, Covid tally crosses 20,000 mark in J&K

With 490 new cases, Covid tally crosses 20,000 mark in J&K

Senior KAS officer, police sub-inspector among 12 fresh victims Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir reported twelve deaths due to Covid-19 on Friday taking the total number of victims to 377 in the region. According to officials, the latest victims include a senior KAS officer and a police Sub-Inspector. They said four of the deceased persons were […]

Only 9 percent of Kashmir’s Covid cases are travellers

Only 9 percent of Kashmir’s Covid cases are travellers

Anantnag: While the number of Covid-19 cases has continued to surge across Kashmir valley, the number of ‘travellers’ among them has remained on the lower side. As of now, only 9 percent of the infected people have been categorised as travellers – Kashmir residents who have come home from other places. “Which essentially means that […]

Lockdown guidelines extended till Aug 5 in J&K

Lockdown guidelines extended till Aug 5 in J&K

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday extended the Covid-19 lockdown guidelines till August 5. An order issued here said that in exercise of powers conferred under Section 24 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, the State Executive Committee has ordered that the guidelines/ instructions shall continue to remain valid till 05.08.2020. It stated […]

Suspension of international flights extended till August 31

Suspension of international flights extended till August 31

NEW DELHI: Aviation regulator DGCA on Friday said the suspension of scheduled international flights to and from the country has been extended till August 31. Earlier, overseas flights were suspended till July 31. “The government has decided to extend the suspension on the scheduled international commercial passenger services to/ from India up to 2359 hours […]

Hotels used for quarantine by Kashmir administration paid not a penny

Hotels used for quarantine by Kashmir administration paid not a penny

Srinagar: It has been four months but the Kashmir administration is yet to pay the hotels which were used for quarantine of Covid-19 patients and suspects. Abdul Wahid, president of Kashmir Hotel and Restaurant Owners Federation, told Kashmir Reader that the administration used the services of 144 hotels for about two months to house Covid […]

‘What is Eid without mehndi?’

‘What is Eid without mehndi?’

Srinagar: Pandemic or no pandemic, if it is Eid then it is time for Henna. Markets in Srinagar have come alive with a huge rush of women and girls coming out to get henna on their hands. Henna or mehndi artists have set up their stalls in all the main markets of the city and […]

LG extends Eid-ul-Adha greetings

LG extends Eid-ul-Adha greetings

SRINAGAR: Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu has conveyed his warm greetings to the people of J&K in general and to the Muslim brethren in particular on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Adha. In his message of felicitations, the Lt Governor observed that this festival endorses the spirit of sacrifice, benevolence and generosity towards others. He hoped […]

Final days of Hajj, Eid impacted by coronavirus

Final days of Hajj, Eid impacted by coronavirus

Dubai: Small groups of pilgrims performed one of the final rites of the Islamic Hajj on Friday as Muslims worldwide marked the start of the Eid al-Adha holiday amid a global pandemic that has impacted nearly every aspect of this year’s pilgrimage and celebrations. The last days of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi […]

Mehbooba’s detention extended by 3 months

Mehbooba’s detention extended by 3 months

Srinagar: Former J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti will be detained under the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) for three more months, the J&K Home Department ordered on Friday. Principal Secretary Home, J&K, issued the order which reads that Muftii’s detention under PSA has been extended on the recommendation of law enforcement agencies. “The government hereby […]

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