J&K reported 333 fresh coronavirus cases and one death; Admin reimposes mask mandate in three districts

J&K reported 333 fresh coronavirus cases and one death; Admin reimposes mask mandate in three districts

Jammu and Kashmir reported 333 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day spike in nearly six months, even as one death was also reported in the same period, officials said. They said that 187 cases were reported from Jammu division and 146 from Kashmir division, taking the overall tally to 457517. Of the fresh cases, 168286 were reported from Jammu division and 288898 from Kashmir. There was one death from Jammu region due to disease in the last 24 hours taking the toll to 4760 —2334 in…

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J&K People’s Movement announces merger with Aam Aadmi Party

J&K People's Movement announces merger with Aam Aadmi Party

The president and other office-bearers of the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement, a political outfit floated by IAS officer Shah Faesal in 2019, joined the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi on Thursday. Addressing a press conference, Delhi Food and Supplies Minister Imran Hussain said the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement (JKPM) has merged with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) with “almost” all of its office-bearers joining the ranks with the Arvind Kejriwal-led party. The JKPM leaders joined the AAP in the presence of the party national convenor and Delhi Chief…

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J&K Congress Chief Ghulam Ahmad Mir resigned from the post

J&K Congress Chief Ghulam Ahmad Mir resigned from the post

Ahead of the polls that are likely in J&K and would be the first election after the erstwhile state became UT, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president Ghulam Ahmad Mir has resigned from the post. While Congress sources said that Mir, who has been president of J&K Congress since 2015, was asked to quit, Mir said he has offered to resign from his post ahead of the polls so that the party can rejig its organisation in the UT. “In my letter addressed to Congress president Sonia Gandhi,…

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PAGD to jointly contest elections In J&K

PAGD to jointly contest elections In J&K

The National Conference and the PDP – major constituents of the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration – said on Monday that the grouping will jointly contest the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. “We will contest the elections together. There is a political party that said that they have left the alliance. The truth is that they were never part of the alliance. They had come to break us from within,” National Conference president Farooq Abdullah, who heads the PAGD, told reporters in Srinagar. Similar sentiments were expressed by PDP…

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Incent rainfall triggers landslides and flash floods in parts of J&K

Incent rainfall triggers landslides and flash floods in parts of J&K

Heavy rains lashed parts of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, triggering flash floods and landslides in several districts, PTI reported. Several vehicles were stranded on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway after it was closed for the second day due to over 30 landslides and mudslides in the Ramban-Udhampur sector. “Around 2,000 passengers were stranded,” Ramban Deputy Commissioner Mussarat Islam said, according to ANI. “District administration started clearing the road and 20 sites were reopened, passengers were shifted to safer locations.” Five persons were rescued by the State Disaster Response Force after…

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Rains lashes J&K, Flash floods in Poonch, Snowfall in mountains; Landslide blocks Jammu Srinagar highway

Rains lashes J&K, Snowfall in mountains; Landslide blocks Jammu Srinagar highway

Widespread rains lashed Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday while there was a light snowfall in the mountains. A fresh landslide, triggered by rains blocked Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Udhampur Widespread rains lashed Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday while there was a light snowfall in the mountains, including the cave shrine of Amarnath in the Himalayas. Officials said that rains were witnessed across the union territory bringing down day temperature by around 9°C in the Kashmir valley. The weather office in Srinagar said that the highest rainfall of 35.2 mm was…

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Falah-e-Aam affiliate schools told to stop academic activities in J&K

Falah-e-Aam affiliate schools told to stop academic activities in J&K

The Jammu and Kashmir school education department on Tuesday ordered cessation of academic activities in schools run by Falah-e-Aam (FAT), an affiliate of banned Jamaat-e-Islami. The order was issued by additional secretary, school education department, on the directions of the J&K government. It directed all the students studying in these banned institutions to admit themselves to government schools for the current session. No new admissions will be taken in these banned FAT institutions, and no further registration of these institutions will be done, the order said. Chief education officers were…

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Protests, Shutdown in Kashmir over Prophet remarks; Curfew in Doda, Kishtwar

Protests, Shutdown in Kashmir over Prophet remarks; Curfew in Doda, Kishtwar

Protests were held in Kashmir and a shutdown was observed in some parts of the city on Friday against the remarks made by two BJP spokespersons that triggered uproar and condemnation in the Islamic world. Today’s protests and shutdown were spontaneous as no group had called for any strike or protests. Across the city shops and business establishments remained closed, however, traffic was plying on the roads. Additional forces were deployed at several places. Shops and business establishments remained shut on Friday in Srinagar to maintain law and order. While…

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Jammu 43 & Kashmir 47 Assembly Seats, Delimitation norms take effect in J&K

Jammu 43 & Kashmir 47 Assembly Seats, Delimitation norms take effect in J&K

The orders of the Delimitation Commission which redrew the assembly and parliamentary constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir will “take effect” from May 20, the Law Ministry said. The panel’s two orders — one of March 14 dealing with the number of constituencies reserved for various categories and the second of May 5 dealing with the size of each constituency — will come into effect together from May 20. The report of the commission will form the basis for future assembly polls in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The…

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OIC expresses ‘Deep Concern’ over India’s delimitation exercise in Kashmir, India slams ‘Unwarranted Comments’

OIC expresses 'Deep Concern' over India's delimitation exercise in Kashmir, India slams ‘Unwarranted Comments’

The General Secretariat of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Monday expressed “deep concern” over India’s attempts to redraw the electoral boundaries of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), altering the demographic structure of the territory and violating the rights of the Kashmiri people. In a statement shared on Twitter, the OIC said the delimitation exercises were in direct contravention of the relevant UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions and international law, including the 4th Geneva Convention. “Referring to the long-standing and principled position on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute and relevant…

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