Masoodi calls for shifting of detainees to Kashmir

SRINAGAR: National Conference Member of Parliament, Justice (retd) Hasnain Masoodi has demanded shifting of detainees lodged in different jails outside Kashmir in view of the corona outbreak. He said that more than 400 detainees without charge and trial are held in Ambekar Nagar, Allahabad, Lukhnow, Agra, Ambala, Tihar and other jails and most of the […]

All public transport banned in Srinagar

Srinagar: A day after a lady detected positive for the novel coronavirus, government authorities on Thursday banned all types of public transport include buses, mini buses, maxi cabs and auto rickshaws in district Srinagar with immediate effect till further orders. “To mitigate the transmission of COVID 19 in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, it […]

KU suspends all activities, MPhil, PhD viva postponed

Srinagar: After suspending class work and postgraduate examinations, the Kashmir University (KU) on Thursday suspended all administrative and academic activities across its different campuses till March 28. The order came a day after Kashmir reported its first coronavirus positive case – a lady from old city’s Khanyar area, who had returned from Umrah on March […]

20 quarantine facilities established: DC Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Thursday convened a high-level meeting with senior health and other officials to review the preparedness for tackling the threat from coronavirus and containing its spread after a positive case surfaced in the district. Director National Health Mission Bhupinder Kumar, Director Health Services Kashmir Dr Sameer Mattoo, Principal […]

Mayor chairs SMC meeting: Bank transactions for electricity, water bills suspended

SRINAGAR: A meeting regarding sanitisation of banks was held on Thursday under the chairmanship of Mayor Srinagar Junaid Mattu at the central office of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC). The meeting was attended by Deputy Mayor, Srinagar; Chairman, Public Health & Sanitation Committee, SMC; Commissioner, SMC; and representatives of different leading banks/ financial institutions, the SMC […]

DAK calls for intense contact tracing

SRINAGAR: With an elderly woman tested positive for the novel (new) coronavirus making her the first case in Kashmir valley, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Thursday has urged health authorities in Kashmir valley to identify and isolate all those persons who have been in close contact with the confirmed case. “We need to find the […]

Lawyers body seek release of ailing Mian Qayoom

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Thursday sought the release of its president Mian Abdul Qayoom, who is serving incarceration at Delhi’s Tihar jail under Public Safety Act. “As per the health condition of the President, who is in his advanced age surviving on single kidney and is suffering from various chronic […]

Pandurang Pole assumes charge as Divisional Commissioner Kashmir

Pandurang Pole assumes charge as Divisional Commissioner Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Pandurang K. Pole, an IAS officer of 2004 batch, Wednesday assumed the charge as new Divisional Commissioner Kashmir. “Senior officers from Divisional Commissioner’s office received the new Divisional Commissioner at Srinagar Airport,” the statement said. An impressive function was organized in the office chamber of Div Com where Pandurang K. Pole took over the […]

Steps to be taken to disinfect public places, says Srinagar Mayor

Steps to be taken to disinfect public places, says Srinagar Mayor

SRINAGAR: Srinagar Mayor Junaid Mattu on Tuesday said that collaborative steps would be taken to disinfect railways stations, bus stands, mini bus stands sumo and other public places. He said that the flea market, Macca Market, Gyms etc. have already been closed. He stated this in a meeting held in wake of coronavirus scare. Expressing […]

Private clinic in Srinagar accused of ‘impersonating’ IVF specialist

Srinagar: A private clinic in Srinagar has been accused of misusing a renowned Infertility & IVF specialist’s name while providing consultation to childless couples. Sheikh Zubair, resident of Kani Kadal Srinagar, has filed a complaint against Apollo Clinic in Karan Nagar at the grievance cell of Lieutenant Governor GC Murmu, narrating the incident of March […]