JK govt urges people with foreign travel history to report to authorities as some evade screening

Srinagar: Restrictions on movement imposed in Kashmir to prevent the spread of coronavirus were tightened on Wednesday and strict action initiated against violaters, following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of a 21-day nationwide lockdown, officials said. Security forces sealed off several roads and erected barriers across the Valley to enforce the lockdown, they said. Police vehicles […]

Authorities in Kashmir fear COVID-19 cases may be more than reported as people hid travel history

Srinagar: Authorities in Kashmir said they are worried that the coronavirus cases might be more than the four reported so far in the Valley as a significant number of people have concealed their travel history. Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Chaudhary said the administration was flooded with messages about people concealing travel history, apparently to avoid […]

Restrictions tightened in Kashmir

Srinagar: Restrictions on movement imposed in Kashmir to prevent the spread of coronavirus were tightened on Wednesday and strict action initiated against violaters, following  Narendra Modi’s announcement of a 21-day nationwide lockdown, officials said. Security forces sealed off several roads and erected barriers across the Valley to enforce the lockdown, they said. Police vehicles fitted […]

KTMF demands release of trade leader Yasin Khan

Srinagar: Kashmir Traders & Manufacturers Federation(KTMF) has sought immediate release of its President Mohammad Yaseen Khan who is languishing in Agra Central Jail since August 5 on health grounds. Khan who also heads Kashmir Economic Alliance(KEA) is a senior citizen and underlying with multiple illnesses like hypertension, asthma & breathlessness issues which makes him susceptible […]

Three more test positive in Kashmir

One returned from Umrah last week with Khanyar woman, another had been to Deoband, Nizamuddin in Delhi; third admitted at GMC Baramulla

Three more test positive in Kashmir

Srinagar: Three more persons in Kashmir tested positive of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, taking the total number of cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 7. One of the persons is a resident of Natipora in Srinagar, another is a native of north Kashmir’s Sopore area but has been staying in Hyderpora in Srinagar for […]

Khanyar woman recovers fully: Dir SKIMS

Khanyar woman recovers fully: Dir SKIMS

Srinagar: Director SKIMS Soura Dr AG Ahangar on Tuesday said that the Khanyar woman who tested positive for coronavirus last week has recovered from the infection completely. “She has recovered fully from the coronavirus infection as she responded well to the treatment,” Dr Ahangar told Kashmir Reader. “We have still put her in isolation as […]

Officials go around inspecting, sealing shops, ATMs, petrol pumps

Police arrest 11 in Ganderbal for violating orders

Officials go around inspecting, sealing shops, ATMs, petrol pumps

Srinagar: Government authorities on Tuesday sealed a petrol pump at Gudoora village in Pulwama district for violating orders. At least 21 shops were sealed in Anantnag district for violating government orders. These shops were sealed by district police and Municipal Committee Anantnag. Revenue officials in Pampore seized keys from 30 shopkeepers for violating orders. In […]

DGP advises men to be careful in handling prevailing situation

DGP advises men to be careful in handling prevailing situation

Jammu: DGP Dilbag Singh on Tuesday advised his men to be “very careful” in handling the current situation in the wake of coronavirus outbreak. “The Jammu and Kashmir Police along with other security forces have contributed in a big way in handling tough situations together with the cooperation of people we will succeed in the […]

Situation not so bad that prayers at mosques be called off: Grand Mufti

Situation not so bad that prayers at mosques be called off: Grand Mufti

Kashmir’s Grand Mufti, Nasir ul Islam, assures that the well-being of people is the primary concern but thinks that the risk of coronavirus is not yet so much that mosques be shut down and congregational prayers called off. He spoke to Kashmir Reader correspondent Junaid Nabi Bazaz. Here are excerpts from the interview. Kashmir Reader […]

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