Srinagar reports highest Covid cases: 62 of 171 in J&K

Srinagar reports highest Covid cases: 62 of 171 in J&K

Srinagar: One hundred and seventy one cases of Covid-19 were reported in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday while zero Covid deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours, an official bulletin said. Since last week, Kashmir has witnessed an upward trend in daily Covid deaths amid the detection of new Covid variant Omicron. Among the […]

States asked to ramp up testing, surveillance of int’l flyers

States asked to ramp up testing, surveillance of int’l flyers

New Delhi: Underlining that the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 does not escape RT-PCR and RAT tests, the Centre on Tuesday advised states and UTs to ramp up testing and undertake effective surveillance of international passengers even as it asserted that no case of the new variant has been found as yet in the country. Union […]

No case of Omicron variant reported in India so far: Govt tells Parliament

No case of Omicron variant reported in India so far: Govt tells Parliament

NEW DELHI: India has so far not reported any case of the new COVID-19 variant Omicron, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya informed Parliament on Tuesday, underlining that the government has taken measures to ensure that it does not reach the country. The Centre has issued an advisory after looking at developments globally and is keeping […]

Abrogation of Article 370 did not bring peace or end militancy: Omar

Abrogation of Article 370 did not bring peace or end militancy: Omar

Says BJP took advantage of ‘weak’ NC to take August 5 decision Jammu: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah Tuesday said the BJP-led central government was able to abrogate Article 370 after his party was rendered weak after the 2014 elections with PDP founder Mufti Mohammad Syed declining his offer of unconditional support and stitching an […]

Have a united, single stand on August 5 decision: Azad

Have a united, single stand on August 5 decision: Azad

Jammu: Hours after National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah expressed disappointment over his remarks on Article 370, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday said they have “a united, single stand” on the August 5, 2019 decision of the central government which led to widespread public dissatisfaction in Jammu and Kashmir. Azad said his […]

Govt announces winter vacation for schools

Govt announces winter vacation for schools

SRINAGAR: The government Tuesday announced winter vacations for all schools of Kashmir division from December 6. An official of the school education department said that from primary to class 8, winter vacation will be observed from December 6 till February 28. For class 9 till class 12, winter break will start from December 13 to […]

40 civilians, 35 govt forces personnel killed in Kashmir this year: Govt

40 civilians, 35 govt forces personnel killed in Kashmir this year: Govt

New Delhi: The Government of India on Tuesday said as many as 40 civilians were killed and 72 were injured in militancy-related incidents in Jammu and Kashmir till this month in 2021. Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai also said that a total of 348 security personnel and 195 civilians were killed in […]

1,678 Kashmiri migrants return to Kashmir after Article 370 abrogation: MHA

1,678 Kashmiri migrants return to Kashmir after Article 370 abrogation: MHA

New Delhi: As many as 1,678 Kashmiri Pandits have returned to Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370 for taking up jobs under the Prime Minister’s Development Package-2015, the government told parliament on Tuesday. Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai also said that as per information provided by the government of Jammu and […]

Building ready, but lack of power, water, road keeps new health centre held up

Building ready, but lack of power, water, road keeps new health centre held up

Budgam: The incomplete work, including no power or water supply and no approach road or fencing, has held up the start of the New Type Primary Health Centre (NTPHC) at Rathsun village in Beerwah tehsil of Budgam district, the building for which began to be constructed in the year 2017. Local patients continue to face […]

The hitchhiker’s guide to life and happiness

The hitchhiker’s guide to life and happiness

Duo from Kerala travels to Kashmir riding on luck and passion, and little else SRINAGAR: Most people’s ambition to travel the world dies at the time when they fail to find a way to finance it. But Nazeer Tahsin, and Vishnu, two friends from Kerala, have proved this deprecatory theory wrong. The duo in the […]

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