With 154 fresh COVID Cases, JK witnesses a highest-ever single-day spike

Jammu Kashmir Thursday recorded 154 COVID-19 cases including 134 from Kashmir and 20 from Jammu, taking the total infection tally to 7849.Thursday’s cases include 51 from Srinagar, Baramulla 19, Anantnag 17, Kulgam 15, Budgam 12, Pulwama 10, Ganderbal seven, Doda six, Samba five, Jammu and Udhampur four each, Bandipora two, and Shopian and Ramban one each. Of these cases, 61 samples returned positive at Viral Diagnostic and Research Lab (VDRL) of SKIMS Srinagar which tested 1766 samples during the past 24 hours. Medical Superintendent SKIMS Dr Farooq Jan said the…

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Harsh guidelines deliver final blow to Kashmir’s iconic houseboat industry

The Department of Tourism’s document outlines norms and guidelines for registration, renewal, and operation of houseboats in Kashmir’s famous Dal and Nageen lakes. Already reeling under the aftermath of over three decades of political unrest, loss of tourism and the ongoing lockdown, Kashmir’s iconic houseboat industry seems to have been delivered a final blow. In what is being seen as lip service to inclusive policy-making, the Department of Tourism has chosen the lockdown period to release a draft Houseboat Policy which has now been put in the public domain for…

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Except Bandipora, All districts in Kashmir placed in the Red Zone

All districts of Kashmir excluding Bandipora have been kept in the category of red zones by the J&K Government in view of spike in covid cases. Ramban district of Jammu division has been also declared as red zone. A review of the COVID situation in Jammu and Kashmir was taken Friday by the Chairperson, State Executive Committee, B.V.R Subrahmanyam with the Financial Commissioner Health and Divisional Commissioners of Jammu and Kashmir divisions. The overall situation was assessed in Jammu and Kashmir, while the trend of new cases particularly the recent…

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No change in J&K situation despite demonetisation, Article 370 move: Shiv Sena

The Shiv Sena on Friday targeted the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government over the “status quo” in the security situation in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). The BJP ally-turned-rival questioned how the government’s bid to bifurcate the erstwhile state into two union territories — J&K and Ladakh — last year following the scrapping of Article 370 of the Constitution and demonetisation in 2016 to wipe out terror financing has backfired on it. The Sena took a dig at the “strong” government at the Centre for unabated terror…

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Blood spilled in Kashmir will drown India: SAS Gilani

Veteran Hurriyat leader, Syed Ali Gilani while reacting strongly to the killing of a 65-year-old man before his three-year-old grandson by Indian troops in Sopore, the other day, has said that the blood, spilled in the territory will drown Indian imperialism forever. Syed Ali Gilani in a twitter message in Srinagar, today, prayed for eternal peace for the martyr, Bashir Ahmad Khan, a resident of Srinagar. “I wish I could go to their family. They have shown utmost courage. May Allah bestow the martyr highest place in Jannah,” he said.…

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Heatwave to continue across Kashmir

As a heat wave has gripped Kashmir valley for the past several days, Srinagar recorded the season’s hottest day Thursday settling day temperature at 33.7 degree Celsius. Deputy Director Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Mukhtar Ahmad told Kashmir Post that Srinagar recorded the hottest day of the season and the same weather conditions would continue to prevail in the Valley. “We are not seeing any change in the current weather system and are expecting a slight increase in day temperatures over the five to six days,” he said. In Jammu division,…

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Why a growing number of Kashmiri youth are picking up guns

Sajad Ahmad Beigh, a 23-year-old herder from south Kashmir’s Shopian district, left his home with a flock of sheep into the nearby woods on a summer afternoon early last month. He never returned. A week later, his brother Khurshed Ahmad was informed by the Indian army officers that Sajad was shot dead in a gunfight in Sugg village, 4km (2.5 miles) away from his home. “He was very young. We had no idea what happened to him,” Khursheed, Sajad’s brother, told Al Jazeera. “It was not a thing he would discuss. We had…

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Modi reaches Ladakh, to take stock of the situation after Galwan Valley face-off with China

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reached Ladakh, more than a fortnight after a violent face-off between the Indian and Chinese soldiers in the Galwan Valley. The prime minister is in Ladakh to review the situation on the ground. PM Modi is accompanied by Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and Army chief General MM Naravane. The prime minister is currently at one of the forward locations in Nimu where he is interacting with personnel of the Army, Air Force and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). Located at 11,000 feet, this…

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JK reports 198 fresh coronavirus cases and the death toll reaches 105

By: Tahaa Yaseen Jammu Kashmir Wednesday recorded 198 COVID-19 cases including 179 from Kashmir and 19 from Jammu, taking the total infection tally to 7695.Wednesday’s cases include 49 from Baramulla, Srinagar, and Shopian recorded 32 each, Pulwama 24, Kupwara 16, Ganderbal and Jammu 11 each, Anantnag eight, Budgam six, Doda three, Samba and Rajouri two each, Kulgam and Udhampur one each. Four deaths were also reported during the last 24 hours, one from Jammu and three from the Kashmir Valley. The total death toll in J&K has reached 105. However,…

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Don’t sell Property to outsiders: APHC (M)

All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has advised people to be very vigilant and not sell their land or any property to outsiders at any cost adding that government should stop issuing domicile certificates to outsiders “with the view to change the demographic character of Jammu and Kashmir, which is causing great concern among people and could have serious consequences for the region.” In a statement issued here, the APHC said executive members Prof. Abdul Ghani Bhat and Bilal Ghani lone called on ailing executive member and former APHC chairman Maulana…

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