1965 fresh Covid cases, 8 deaths

1965 fresh Covid cases, 8 deaths

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 1965 daily Covid positive cases along with eight deaths on Thursday. Three deaths were reported in Srinagar, Baramulla and one each in Jammu and Kathua. The official Covid bulletin said that the new cases included 1176 from Kashmir Division and 789 from Jammu Division. Srinagar and Jammu district top the […]

Kashmir records steep rise in Covid cases in April: over 65% in 21 days

Kashmir records steep rise in Covid cases in April: over 65% in 21 days

Anantnag: More than 65 percent of Covid-19 positive cases recorded in Kashmir this year so far have been reported in 21 days of April while more than 37 percent deaths due to the virus have also occurred within this time frame. According to the official figures on Coronavirus, ten districts of Kashmir have witnessed a […]

Senior BJP leader in Rajouri who returned from Kumbh Mela dies

Senior BJP leader in Rajouri who returned from Kumbh Mela dies

Jammu: Days after returning from Kumbh Mela in Uttarakhand, senior BJP leader and former member of the erstwhile Legislative Assembly of J&K state, Thakur Puran Singh died in Rajouri on Thursday. Following Singh’s death, “suspected to be due to covid-19”, the administration in Rajouri has ordered his cremation strictly as per the health department’s protocol […]

Rohit Kansal tests positive

Rohit Kansal tests positive

Srinagar: J&K government spokesman and Principal Secretary PDD and Information, Rohit Kansal tested positive for COVID-19 today. Kansal confirmed it on Twitter.“After dodging the Coronavirus for the entire last year, I have tested positive today; have some symptoms- but my spirits are high. #WeShallOvercome,” he tweeted. Kansal got his first dose of COVID 19 vaccine […]

People associated with tourism, travel to get vaccine jab

People associated with tourism, travel to get vaccine jab

SRINAGAR: Amid the surge in Covid cases, the government has included people associated with travel and tourism in the priority group for getting Covid vaccination in the Valley. According to the divisional commissioner Kashmir PK Pole, Deputy Commissioners and Director Tourism have been asked to immediately vaccinate people dealing with the tourism and transport sector. […]

MHA invokes Disaster Management Act to order uninterrupted production, supply of oxygen

MHA invokes Disaster Management Act to order uninterrupted production, supply of oxygen

NEW DELHI: The Government of India on Thursday directed states to ensure uninterrupted production and supply of medical oxygen and its transport along inter-state borders and said the district magistrate and superintendent of police of the district concerned will be held responsible if there is any violation of its order. The directive under the stringent […]

Expect national plan from GoI on supply of oxygen, drugs for Covid-19 patients: SC

Expect national plan from GoI on supply of oxygen, drugs for Covid-19 patients: SC

New Delhi: Taking note of the grim situation created by the massive surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths, the Supreme Court Thursday said it expects the Centre to come out with a national plan to deal with proper distribution of oxygen and essential drugs for the patients. Observing that oxygen to patients infected with the […]

KU closed, exams postponed for 2 days

KU closed, exams postponed for 2 days

Srinagar: Kashmir University’s Main Campus will remain closed for two days (April 23 and April 24, 2021) in view of some Covid positive cases being reported amongst employees from various units of the varsity. However, essential services staff of the university health centre, sanitation, landscape wing, construction division, proctorial wing etc shall continue to perform […]

Registration for Amarnath Yatra 2021 temporarily suspended

Registration for Amarnath Yatra 2021 temporarily suspended

JAMMU: Taking note of the sharp rise in Covid-19 cases, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board on Thursday decided to temporarily suspend registrations for this year’s Shri Amarnathji Yatra. It was also noted that the government has taken a large number of measures to reduce the spread of infection through night curfews, 50% reductions in shop opening, […]

Rains, snow in Valley bring mercury down

Rains, snow in Valley bring mercury down

Srinagar-Jammu highway closed for fresh traffic today Srinagar: Fresh bout of snow in upper reaches and incessant rains in plains on Thursday brought mercury down in Kashmir and affected movement of vehicular traffic on mountainous roads. The Meteorological centre Srinagar, meanwhile, predicted dry weather from today. A weather official said that it started snowing in […]

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