India will raise its climate ambitions but not under pressure: Javadekar

  New Delhi: Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said India will raise its climate ambitions but not under pressure, and that it will not allow anybody to forget their historical responsibility. He also said that India is suffering because of the mistakes of others and “is not responsible for climate change that is happening”. […]

Holy Ramadan begins today

Holy Ramadan begins today

Srinagar: Ramadan, the holy month of fasting for Muslims, will begin from Wednesday in Kashmir Valley, Grand Mufti Naser Ul Islam announced on Tuesday. Mufti said that the crescent moon was sighted to mark the arrival of the holy month. It was sighted from Batote and other places, too, he added. Taraveeh, which are special […]

Coronavirus on the rampage, 1,269 more infected, 3 more dead

Coronavirus on the rampage, 1,269 more infected, 3 more dead

Srinagar: A record high of 1,269 new Covid-19 cases in a day in Jammu and Kashmir was reported on Tuesday, along with three Covid-related deaths in the last 24 hours. The deceased were residents of Anantnag, Jammu and Poonch districts. The official Covid bulletin said that the new cases included 687 from Kashmir Division and […]

Patients will suffer as SKIMS stops routine admissions, surgeries: DAK

Patients will suffer as SKIMS stops routine admissions, surgeries: DAK

Srinagar: With SKIMS hospital stopping all routine admissions and surgeries, the Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Tuesday said patients will suffer immensely due to closure of these services. “While it is critical to contain Covid resurgence, it is vitally important to take care of non-Covid patients as well,” said DAK President and influenza expert Dr […]

Jammu records seven-fold increase in active coronavirus cases in nearly a month

Jammu records seven-fold increase in active coronavirus cases in nearly a month

Jammu: Jammu has recorded a seven-fold increase in active coronavirus cases in nearly a month, while Srinagar currently has the highest number of 2,833 patients in the union territory, official data showed. Some districts in Jammu and Kashmir which were earlier declared “coronavirus-free” are now reporting new cases as the country reels under a second […]

Fine those who violate Covid SOPs at mosques: Div Com to Waqf Board

Fine those who violate Covid SOPs at mosques: Div Com to Waqf Board

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir PK Pole has asked the Wakf Board to fine violators of Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPS) during prayers in mosques in the holy month of Ramazan. The month of fasting starts in Kashmir from Wednesday during which mass gatherings happen in mosques for all the five prayers in a day. The […]

MeT predicts wet weather from today

MeT predicts wet weather from today

No traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway today Srinagar: The Meteorological Centre Srinagar on Tuesday predicted scattered to widespread light to moderate rain and thunderstorm in Jammu and Kashmir from today. A statement by the meteorological office said that there is possibility of scattered rains today while widespread rains have been predicted from April 15 to 17. […]

Mentally challenged person from Pak arrested in Jammu’s RS Pura

Mentally challenged person from Pak arrested in Jammu’s RS Pura

Jammu: A mentally unsound person was arrested from Pakistan by security forces in RS Pura area of Jammu, officials said on Tuesday. SSP Jammu Chandan Kohli said that the unsound person states his name to be Shabir. Further investigations are underway, he added. —GNS   KR Desk

R&B department awaits ‘clear weather’ to repair damaged roads

R&B department awaits ‘clear weather’ to repair damaged roads

Srinagar: While the majority of roads across Kashmir valley including in Srinagar city lie in broken and rugged condition, the Roads and Buildings (R&B) department is awaiting clear weather to begin repairing and black-topping the roads. The heavy snowfall and extreme freezing temperatures this year have caused substantial damage to most roads in Kashmir. The […]

Selection list of Sub-Inspectors quashed by CAT

Selection list of Sub-Inspectors quashed by CAT

Srinagar: The Jammu Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has quashed the J&K Police’s selection list of Sub-Inspector (Executive and Armed) issued by the Director General of Police, J&K, in pursuance to the advertisement dated 30 December, 2016. The bench of Rakesh Sagar Jain and Anand Mathur recorded that the fallacy in the selection […]