Militant attack in Sopore town leaves 2 cops, 2 civilians dead ‘in a pool of blood’

Militant attack in Sopore town leaves 2 cops, 2 civilians dead ‘in a pool of blood’

Injured SI shifted to Srinagar, another injured SPO and civilian in Sopore hospital Sopore: A militant attack in Sopore town on Saturday left two civilians and two policemen dead and another civilian and two policemen, among them a sub-inspector, injured. An official in the police said that militants attacked a police party that was on […]

LeT behind attack in Sopore: DGP

LeT behind attack in Sopore: DGP

Srinagar: The Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) was behind Saturday’s attack on security forces in Sopore in which two cops and as many civilians were killed, Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh said here. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a wreath-laying ceremony for the two slain police constables, Singh asserted that the perpetrators had been […]

Hajj to be limited to 60,000 in kingdom: Saudi govt

Hajj to be limited to 60,000 in kingdom: Saudi govt

‘Those taking part must be vaccinated as well’ Dubai: Saudi Arabia announced Saturday this year’s Hajj pilgrimage will be limited to no more than 60,000 people, all of them from within the kingdom, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The announcement by the kingdom comes after it ran an incredibly pared-down pilgrimage last year over […]

14 deaths, 866 new cases in last 24 hours in J&K

14 deaths, 866 new cases in last 24 hours in J&K

Srinagar: Fourteen more lives were lost in Jammu and Kashmir to complications related to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, while 866 more persons tested positive for the novel coronavirus during this period The official daily Covid bulletin on Saturday said that of the new cases, 601 were reported in Kashmir Division and 265 in […]

DC Srinagar meets Imams, Khateebs for Covid vaccination

DC Srinagar meets Imams, Khateebs for Covid vaccination

SRINAGAR: In order to speed up the Covid-19 vaccination drive in Srinagar district, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammed Aijaz Asad on Saturday held a consultation session with religious leaders in his office, here. As many as 30 religious leaders including Imams, Khateebs participated in the interaction, while Additional Deputy Commissioners Syed Hanief Balkhi and […]

CS oversees preparations for tackling possible third Covid wave

CS oversees preparations for tackling possible third Covid wave

Srinagar: Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta on Saturday chaired a meeting to oversee the preparation of an action plan for tackling a possible third wave of COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir based on the recommendations of an expert advisory committee. The committee is headed by Professor Mohammad Sultan Khuroo. The chief secretary complimented the efforts […]

Covid ‘variant of concern’ responsible for alarming surge in cases: GMC Principal

Covid ‘variant of concern’ responsible for alarming surge in cases: GMC Principal

JAMMU: Recent epidemiological studies have suggested the role of the new SARS-CoV-2 variants for ragging second COVID wave in India including Jammu and Kashmir. The sudden increase in the number of COVID related deaths in J&K especially in Jammu raised an alarm about the circulating variant of concern (B.1.617.2) in Jammu, which was proved right […]

Health dept resumes elective surgeries in Valley

Health dept resumes elective surgeries in Valley

Srinagar: Directorate Of Health Services Kashmir on Saturday ordered resumption of elective surgeries in hospitals in the interest of patient care. “It is impressed upon all Chief Medical Officers, Medical Superintendents and Block Medical Officers under the Administrative control of this Directorate to resume conducting of elective routine surgeries in their respective Non-Covid health institutions […]

Digvijay says Cong will have ‘relook’ at Art 370 revocation, draws ire from BJP

Digvijay says Cong will have ‘relook’ at Art 370 revocation, draws ire from BJP

New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijay Singh’s purported comments in a clubhouse conversation that the revocation of Article 370 and stripping Jammu and Kashmir of statehood was an “extremely sad” decision and his party will have a “relook” at the issue have triggered a row, with the BJP accusing him of speaking against India and in […]

Restrictions on freedom of expression, arrest of journalists in India raises concerns: US top official

Restrictions on freedom of expression, arrest of journalists in India raises concerns: US top official

Washington: India remains the world’s largest democracy with a strong rule of law but some of the Indian government’s actions, including restrictions on freedom of expression, have raised concerns that are inconsistent with the country’s democratic values, a top US official has told lawmakers. cting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Dean […]

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