Plantation trees market hit, sales decline during peak season

Plantation trees market hit, sales decline during peak season

SRINAGAR: Covid-19 lockdown in J&K has hit plantation trees market with sales drastically declining which according to sellers has hit their earnings during the peak season. “During the first ten days in the month March, the people were buying trees especially apple trees. After the government announced lockdown for the prevention of Covid-19, no one […]

Weather to remain dry for next 2 days: MeT

Weather to remain dry for next 2 days: MeT

SRINAGAR: Meteorological department Srinagar on Wednesday said that the weather will remain mainly dry for the next two days and there are chances of isolated rains in upper reaches of Kashmir valley. An official said that the weather will remain dry for the next two days and there are chances of light rains in upper […]

Offer prayers at home: Srinagar Jamia Masjid Auqaf to people

Offer prayers at home: Srinagar Jamia Masjid Auqaf to people

Srinagar: In the light of Islamic teachings and as is a precedent in Islamic history during such times , Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid Srinagar has appealed people to offer prayers at home amid the Covid-19 outbreak. The Anjuman has already suspended all congregational prayers at Jama Masjid Srinagar for the time being In a statement, […]

Students returning from abroad complain poor screening at Srinagar airport

Students returning from abroad complain poor screening at Srinagar airport

SRINAGAR: Dozens of Kashmiri students, who returned to the valley from Bangladesh in view of Coronavirus pandemic, alleged casual screening by authorities at Srinagar airport, which they said could lead to an outbreak of the deadly disease caused by the virus. The government of India on Monday announced cancellation of domestic flights effective from March […]

KEA, KTMF support lockdown

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Economic Alliance and the Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation have welcomed the government decision to lockdown Jammu and Kashmir till March 31 in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. In a joint statement of the two forums, KEA media head Farhan Kitab said, “Amid this global crises, J&K government has taken the right decision […]

2 CRPF personnel killed in incident of fratricide at Dal Lake

NEW DELHI: Two CRPF personnel were killed on Tuesday after an exchange of firing following a scuffle at Dal Lake here, officials said. The scuffle broke out between personnel over some issue at the place of their posting at a hotel at Dal lake in the city, they said, adding the exchange of firing resulted […]

BJP hails efforts of admin

SRINAGAR: BJP Tuesday hailed efforts of divisional administration to combat the spread of deadly coronavirus in Kashmir while urging people to strictly follow government advisories. Party’s Kashmir media In-charge, Manzoor Bhat in a statement hailed the efforts of divisional administration led by Pandurang Kondbarao Pole, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, Deputy Commissioner […]

Publishing house donates 1,000 books to quarantine centres in Kashmir

Publishing house donates 1,000 books to quarantine centres in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: A reputed bookshop and publishing house in Srinagar has donated 1,000 books to various quarantine centres that have been setup in Kashmir due to coronavirus outbreak. Gulshan Books Kashmir said the books will help the people housed at the isolation centres make good use of their time. “We are utterly happy to have donated […]

Police sets up corona helpline for its personnel

Police sets up corona helpline for its personnel

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir police has set up coronavirus helpline numbers for its personnel and their families in the Union territory, a police spokesman said on Monday. Three doctors — one in Jammu region and two in Kashmir valley — have been made available to address concerns of the police personnel and their families […]

Advisor Baseer Khan visits Srinagar Airport, City quarantine centers

Reviews preparedness; asks under quarantine persons to cooperate

Advisor Baseer Khan visits Srinagar Airport, City quarantine centers

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan Sunday visited Srinagar Airport to review the preparedness of the Divisional Administration to tackle the spread of COVID-19. After reaching the Airport terminal, the Advisor was passed through Health Screening desk where doctors tested him properly. Khan emphasized upon the concerned officers that same testing exercise should […]