PDP leader Sartaj Madni released after 6 months

PDP leader Sartaj Madni released after 6 months

Srinagar: Senior PDP leader Sartaj Madni was released after six months of detention on Saturday, hours after his niece and party president Mehbooba Mufti received an invitation from the Centre for talks with Jammu and Kashmir’s regional political parties. Officials said Madni, who was under preventive detention at MLA hostel here, was released on Saturday […]

Covid mortality dips to 4 in J&K, 521 fresh cases

Covid mortality dips to 4 in J&K, 521 fresh cases

Srinagar: Four more Covid patients lost their lives while 521 fresh Covid cases were detected in the last 24 hours in J&K, the official daily bulletin reported on Saturday. Of the new cases, 346 were reported in Kashmir Division and 175 in Jammu Division, the bulletin said. Of the 4 deaths, 2 each were reported […]

File cases against those involved in assault on doctors: GoI to doctors

File cases against those involved in assault on doctors: GoI to doctors

New Delhi: The Centre on Saturday asked state governments to register cases and invoke the stringent Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Act, 2020 against those who indulge in assault on doctors and healthcare professionals. Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla’s letter to States and Union Territories came following several incidents of attack on doctors and healthcare professionals in […]

Third wave in 6-8 weeks if Covid-appropriate behaviour not followed: AIIMS chief

Third wave in 6-8 weeks if Covid-appropriate behaviour not followed: AIIMS chief

NEW DELHI: If Covid-appropriate behaviour is not followed and crowding not prevented, the next wave of the viral infection can strike the country in the next six to eight weeks, AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria warned on Saturday. Until a sizable number of the population are vaccinated, Covid-appropriate behaviour needs to be followed aggressively, he said […]

‘Mulaqaat’ programme’: LG Sinha to interact with PRI representatives every month

‘Mulaqaat’ programme’: LG Sinha to interact with PRI representatives every month

Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha will hold interactions with members of district and block development councils as well as panchayat representatives every month to take good governance to the grassroot level, an official spokesman said on Saturday. He also said that this step lays a platform for elected representatives to voice the aspirations of the […]

Construction material piled upon roads in Shopian

Construction material piled upon roads in Shopian

Bikes skid, traffic jams, pedestrians have nowhere to walk Shopian: To add to the traffic mess on the roads of Shopian, a new impediment has arisen: heaps of construction material lying on the roads, for months, resulting in accidents and traffic jams. A couple of years ago, one bike rider succumbed to the injuries he […]

‘Hajin roads not macadamised for years’

‘Hajin roads not macadamised for years’

Hajin: Residents of Hajin town in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district have been repeatedly complaining of the dilapidated condition of roads in the town, which they say have not been macadamised for a decade now. The locals say that the roads have developed big potholes which cause problems to both pedestrians and vehicular traffic. The locals […]

Onus on China to address unresolved issues: India

Onus on China to address unresolved issues: India

Delhi: India on Friday said the onus is on China to address the remaining unresolved issues relating to the Ladakh row and that peace and tranquillity along the frontier were key for the restoration of normal relations between the two sides. In an interactive session at a virtual conference, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said […]

Narco-militant module busted in Baramulla, 10 arrested: Police

Narco-militant module busted in Baramulla, 10 arrested: Police

BARAMULLA: Baramulla police on Saturday claimed to have busted a narco militant module in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district and arrested 10 people along with large quantity of arms, ammunition ,drugs besides cash from their possession. Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Baramulla Rayees Mohammad Bhat along with DSP headquarters and other officials in a press conference […]

Women, accomplice arrested for theft in Khrew

Women, accomplice arrested for theft in Khrew

Pampore: Jammu and Kashmir police in Khrew area of Pampore solved a theft case within 24 hours by arresting the two accused including a women and recovering the stolen goods including jewelry within 24 hours, a police officer said on Saturday. Police said that a complaint was received from Adil Rashid Bhat son of Abdul […]