COVID-19: J&K records 74 fresh cases

COVID-19: J&K records 74 fresh cases

The Government today informed that 74fresh positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19)have been reported today; 50from Jammu division and 24 from Kashmir division, thus taking the total number of positive cases to 455257. Moreover, 58 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and been discharged from various hospitals including 40 from Jammu division and 18 from Kashmir division. According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 455257 positive cases, 561are Active Positive (399in Jammu Division and 162in Kashmir Division), 449940 have recovered and 4756 have died;…

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Basant Rath likely to join BJP, hints at contesting against Omar, Mehbooba; No resignation letter received says officials

Basant Rath likely to join BJP, hints at contesting against Omar, Mehbooba; No resignation letter received says officials

Suspended IPS officer Basant Rath on Tuesday dropped another hint about joining the BJP and expressed his willingness to contest against Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, two former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir, but the saffron party feigned complete ignorance about his plans. Rath, who had claimed to have resigned from the police service through a social media post on June 25, said in a fresh tweet, “If the BJP high-command allows me, I’ll contest against Omar Abdullah who was my chief minister when I was the police chief…

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Unprecedented security for Amarnath Yatra, Massive searches carried out along IB ahead of yatra

Unprecedented security for Amarnath Yatra, Massive searches carried out along IB ahead of yatra

The J&K Police would gradually replace the Army in counter-insurgency operations and safeguard the Line of Control (LoC), the de-facto border with Pakistan, in Jammu and Kashmir, said a senior Army officer on Saturday. The Army has been rejigging and rebalancing the troops to make the overall deterrent posture against China and Pakistan more robust. “Gradually, they (police) are shaping up into realising this particular aspect of the security. We want this,” the Army officer, who didn’t wish to be named, said. On Amarnath Yatra, he said security forces had…

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Covid cases swelling in J&K, witnessed 200% rise in past 10 days

Covid cases swelling in J&K, witnessed 200% rise in past 10 days

Covid cases are slowly swelling in Jammu and Kashmir. There has been a 200 percent increase in Covid infections in the union territory in the past 10 days as compared to 10 days earlier. From 97 overall cases in the union territory from June 5-14, the infections shot up to 304 from June 15-24, an analysis of daily official health data revealed. Three deaths were reported in the last 10 days while no death was witnessed before that for around two months. “There is a mild increase in cases. The…

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Jammu-Srinagar national highway reopened for one way traffic, stranded vehicles allowed towards Srinagar

Jammu-Srinagar national highway reopened for one way traffic, stranded vehicles allowed towards Srinagar

Landslides worry officials as pilgrimage round the corner Banihal/Udhampur/Jammu Hundreds of vehicles, stranded for four days, were allowed towards Kashmir on Friday night as one way was restored on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway after freshly building a road stretch to replace the one washed away in flash floods, officials said. The 270-km highway was blocked since Tuesday due to landslides, mudslides and shooting stones at 33 places in Ramban and Udhampur districts. “The highway has been reopened for traffic. On June 20, highway was closed due to shooting stones at…

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J&K suffering due to Centre’s ‘Stubborn Attitude’: Farooq Abdullah

J&K suffering due to Centre's 'Stubborn Attitude': Farooq Abdullah

National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah on Friday asked the Centre to shun its “stubborn attitude” and reframe its Kashmir policy, saying the people of the erstwhile state were paying a heavy price for it. He also said peace cannot be achieved through force. Addressing a party function in Magam hamlet in central Kashmir, Abdullah lamented the “my way or the highway attitude” of the Centre. “While the government and its air-dropped administration in Kashmir are busy in its usual pomp and show, the people of J-K continue to suffer…

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Srinagar – Jammu national highway continues to remains shut for 3rd day; Restoration work on

Srinagar - Jammu national highway continues to remains shut for 3rd day; Restoration work on

The 270km long Jammu-Srinagar national highway, the only all-weather surface link that connects Kashmir with the outside world, remained closed for the third consecutive day on Thursday. Heavy rains for the past two days had triggered landslides at nearly three dozen places on the highway in Ramban and Udhampur districts. “Restoration work and debris clearance operations are on in Udhampur and Ramban districts but it will take time to restore the highway and allow traffic movement,” said a traffic police officer. He informed that work on war-footing was underway in…

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Presidential Polls: J&K Assembly to miss the event for second time in history

Presidential Polls: J&K Assembly to miss the polls for second time in history

The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act provides for a Legislative Assembly for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, but the election is yet to be held due to various reasons As India elects its next President on July 18, the Legislative Assembly of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir will not be a part of the exercise for the second time in the history of the election to the top constitutional post. There have been precedents of Legislative Assemblies of States not being part of the presidential polls…

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Ban on Falah-e-Aam Trust run schools yet another atrocity on the people of J&K: Mehbooba Mufti

Ban on Falah-e-Aam Trust run schools yet another atrocity on the people of J&K: Mehbooba Mufti

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said the ban on schools run by Falah-e-Aam Trust (FAT), an affiliate of banned Jamaat-e-Islami, was another form of atrocity inflicted on the people of the Union territory to sabotage their future. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president tweeted, “Move to ban FAT affiliated schools is another form of atrocity inflicted on people of J&K to sabotage their future. After land ownership, resources & jobs the last target is education. I am sure Kashmiris will overcome this & not let…

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COVID: J&K reports 32 new cases, 17 from Jammu division, 15 from Kashmir division

COVID - J&K reports 32 new cases, 17 from Jammu division, 15 from Kashmir division

Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday recorded 32 fresh Covid cases, taking the number of infected persons to 454501 however, no fatality reported due to the virus in the last 24 hours, officials said. Of the new cases, 17 were from the Jammu division and 15 from the Kashmir division of the union territory, Officials said. There are 163 active cases in the union territory while the number of recoveries so far has been 449586, officials said. 10 Covid-19 patients recovered today, 03 from Jammu division and 07 from Kashmir division,…

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