For ‘first time in life’, mutton lovers give up on the meat

For ‘first time in life’, mutton lovers give up on the meat

SRINAGAR: The looming fear of Covid-19 has made habitual mutton eaters give up on the pleasure, a behavioural change resisted by Kashmiris even in the most troubled times in the past. According to Mehraj-ud-Din, general secretary of All Kashmir Wholesale Mutton Dealers Association, the supply of mutton to markets has been zero since the Covid lockdown […]

54-year-old Bandipora man dies of Covid-19 at SMHS Hospital

His test results came hours after his death; 15 other persons test positive in J&K

54-year-old Bandipora man dies of Covid-19 at SMHS Hospital

Srinagar: A 54-year-old man died at SMHS Hospital of Covid-19 on Tuesday, becoming the third casualty of the deadly virus in Jammu and Kashmir. A resident of Gund Jahangir village in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, the deceased was admitted to SMHS Hospital on Monday after complaining of breathlessness at home, Medical Superintendant of SMHS Dr […]

Eidgah, Lal Bazar sealed to prevent spread of infection

Eidgah, Lal Bazar sealed to prevent spread of infection

SRINAGAR: All entries and exits leading into and out of Eidgah and Lal Bazar areas of Srinagar were Tuesday sealed. The sealing of the areas comes in the wake of their declaration as containment zones after several cases of COVID-19 affected persons were reported from there. District Magistrate Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary who issued […]

Religious congregations banned on Shab-e-Barat in Srinagar

Religious congregations banned on Shab-e-Barat in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: In view of the prevailing health situation because of COVID-19 outbreak the District Magistrate Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary has issued an order prohibiting all sorts of religious congregations and public movement on the occasion of Shab-e-Barat in Srinagar. The order issued under Section 144 of CrPC states that the decision to prohibit religious gatherings […]

Doctors, paramedics at Shopian Hospital raise alarm over ‘substandard’ PPE

Doctors, paramedics at Shopian Hospital raise alarm over ‘substandard’ PPE

Anantnag: Doctors and paramedics at the Shopian district hospital in south Kashmir have accused the hospital administration of risking their lives by forcing them to wear “substandard” protective gears including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), masks and gloves. This comes at a time while the number of COVID-19 positive cases in the Shopian district has risen […]

Government orders mass promotion of students from class 1 to 9 in Jammu

Government orders mass promotion of students from class 1 to 9 in Jammu

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir School Education Department on Tuesday ordered mass promotion of students in standard 1-9 in Jammu and class 11 in both the divisions in view of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown. An order issued by Deputy Secretary School Education Department, Sachin Jamwal directed concerned authorities to promote all government and […]

IFJ campaign to end ban on 4G internet titled ‘Postcards from Kashmir’

IFJ campaign to end ban on 4G internet titled ‘Postcards from Kashmir’

Srinagar: The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) along with South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN) has launched a campaign to bring to light the severe impact on journalists of the ban on high-speed mobile internet (4G) in J&K and has urged the government of India to lift the restrictions. “The world needs to know the […]

Mehbooba sent home to be detained there under PSA

Mehbooba sent home to be detained there under PSA

Srinagar: Former J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti walked into her residence at Gupkar Fairview, after it was declared as a subsidiary jail, to continue her detention there under Public Safety Act (PSA). The PDP chief has been under detention for eight months and was being held at a government facility at Transport Yard along Srinagar’s […]

Political prisoners should be among first released in pandemic response: UN rights chief

Political prisoners should be among first released in pandemic response: UN rights chief

United Nations: The UN human rights body has urged nations to release individuals detained without sufficient legal basis, including political prisoners, as the world body stressed the need to take a very close look at incarcerations and reduce overcrowding in prisons to prevent catastrophic rates of COVID-19 infection. Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the UN High […]

Anxiety grips people, doctors flooded with calls for help

Anxiety grips people, doctors flooded with calls for help

Srinagar: 21-year-old Sadiya (name changed) is suffering from insomnia for the last few days. She has never experienced this in her entire life. But she is not alone in experiencing such new and sudden disorders; Covid-19 has caused insomnia, anxiety, depression and other psychological disorders across the whole world. Sadiya, too, feels anxious and depressed. […]

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