J&K reports highest Covid cases, logs 5818 infections and four fatalities

J&K reports highest Covid cases, logs 5818 infections and four fatalities

Srinagar, Jan 19 (KIF): Covid-19 cases continue to mount as Jammu and Kashmir reported 5818 fresh cases while four persons died due to it in the last 24 hours, officials said on Wednesday. They said 1752 of the fresh cases were confirmed from Jammu Division and 4066 from Kashmir valley, taking the overall tally to 372669. Giving district-wise details, the officials told that Srinagar reported 1745 cases, Baramulla 791, Budgam 594, Pulwama 230, Kupwara 93, Anantnag 217,  Bandipora 130, Ganderbal 84, Kulgam 162, Shopian 20,  Jammu 1131,  Udhampur 105, Rajouri…

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Saraf Kadal Grenade Blast: Policeman, Civilian Injured, Hospitalized

Saraf Kadal Grenade Blast: Policeman, Civilian Injured, Hospitalized

Suspected militants hurled a grenade on joint patrol of police and CRPF in Saraf Kadal area of Central Kashmir’s Srinagar district on Sunday evening, leaving a policeman and a civilian injured. A top Police officer told that militants threw grenade towards police and 23 battalions CRPF at Saraf Kadal. However, while earlier reports suggested that no one was injured, it been now been confirmed one policeman and a civilian suffered minor injuries in the blast. They have been identified as senior grade constable Mehraj Ahmad of police post-Fateh Kadal Srinagar.…

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One dead, 13 hurt in bus mishap in Kathua district

One dead, 13 hurt in bus mishap in Kathua district

A 32-year-old woman was killed and 13 others were injured when a bus turned turtle in Kathua district on Sunday, officials said. The accident took place at Galak village on the Dayalacheck road when the driver lost control over the vehicle at a sharp curve. The bus was going towards Jammu. Rescuers were rushed to the accident site and 14 injured persons were admitted to the Ramkote Community Health Centre. A woman, identified as Sushma Devi, succumbed to injuries during treatment. Six of those injured were referred from the Community…

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Jammu-Srinagar national highway shut due to landslides, leaving more 3000 vehicles stranded

Jammu-Srinagar national highway shut due to landslides, leaving more 3000 vehicles stranded

Over 1,000 vehicles were cleared from Srinagar to Jammu on Friday after which landslides and shooting stones at multiple places in Ramban district again block the highway Landslides triggered by incessant rain on Saturday blocked the Jammu-Srinagar highway, leaving 3,000 vehicles stranded, according to traffic department officials. The officials said over 1,000 vehicles were cleared from Srinagar to Jammu on Friday after which landslides and shooting stones at multiple places in Ramban district again blocked the highway. “It is heavily raining in Udhampur and Ramban districts along the Jammu-Srinagar highway.…

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5 Dead, 2 Injured as tempo falls into Gorge in Ramban

5 Dead, 2 Injured as tempo falls into Gorge in Ramban

Five people including four women died on spot after a passenger vehicle in which they were traveling skidded off the link road and fell into a gorge near Ganoteh Kashtigarh in Ramban on Tuesday afternoon. The ill-fated Tempo Traveller was moving from Ramban to Doda. Police sources said the accident victims had come to Chuchater in Ramban to condole the death of slain ASI Ghulam Hassan Bhat, killed in Zeewan militant attack on Monday evening. The police report said a Tempo Traveler bearing registration number (JK06-2675) was on its way…

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Rebels strike police bus at PanthaChowk near Srinagar, Killing 02 & Injuring 12 cops

Rebels strike police bus near Srinagar, Killing two cops & Injuring 12 Personnel

Two cops were killed and 12 others injured as militants opened fire on a police bus in a high-security area near Srinagar city on Monday. This is the first major attack on the security forces in the valley since Article 370 was abrogated in 2019, revoking the temporary special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir. The militants opened fire on the police bus carrying personnel of the 9th Battalion of J&K Police’s armed wing on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway. The incident took place in Zewan on the outskirts of Srinagar…

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Traffic cop injured when rebels strike in Rajouri Kadal

Traffic cop injured when rebels strike in Rajouri Kadal

A traffic policeman was on Wednesday evening injured after suspected militants opened fire in the Rajouri Kadal area of Srinagar. Official sources told that the militants fired upon a man in blue identified as Muhammad Abdullah in Rajouri Kadal when he was performing his duty in the evening. Abdullah, as per them, has been rushed to SMHS hospital here where he is undergoing treatment. An official in the hospital said that the injured is being operated upon at present, adding that he has received a bullet in his left cheek.…

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Orphans kids from Kashmir up for sale in in Delhi

Orphans kids from Kashmir up for sale in in Delhi

Children who lost their parents to the pandemic might be falling prey to illegal adoptions, and possibly trafficking, as an India Today investigation found several unscrupulous elements offering Covid orphans for sale. According to a Lancet study, around 1.16 lakh children in India may have lost a parent to the disease from March 1, 2020, to April 30, 2021. The breakdown showed an estimated 25,500 children losing their mothers, some 90,751 their fathers, and 12 both parents to Covid-19. An assessment by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights…

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If you want to ‘Keep’ Kashmir, restore Article 370 & Address Kashmir Issue: Mehbooba to GoI

If you want to 'Keep' Kashmir, restore Article 370 & Address Kashmir Issue: Mehbooba to GoI

“Some of our own people get annoyed when I demand dialogue with Pakistan for peace in J&K and resolution of the issue. They dub me a traitor and anti-national.” PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday asked the Centre to restore Article 370 and resolve the Kashmir issue if it wants to “keep Kashmir”, saying people want return of “our identity and honour” and that too with interest. Addressing a public rally at Neel village of Banihal, she also said the people of Jammu and Kashmir have decided “our fate with…

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Kashmir observed shutdown while families bury bodies of civilians killed during hyderpora shootout

Kashmir observed shutdown while families bury bodies of civilians killed during hyderpora shootout

Authorities exhume bodies of two civilians and return them to their families as separatists organise a shutdown in disputed region. Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have exhumed the bodies of two civilians and returned them to their families who claim Indian troops used them as human shields and executed them “in cold blood” during a gunfight earlier this week. Police earlier said the two men – Altaf Ahmad Bhat, 48, and Mudasir Gul, 40 – died in the crossfire when government forces on Monday attacked suspected rebels at a shopping complex…

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