Akeel Rashid

COVID-19: 13 test positive in J&K on a single day

COVID-19: 13 test positive in J&K on a single day

10 in Kashmir, 3 in Jammu; total cases in UT jump to 33; Admin solicits support of everyone in reporting cases

Srinagar: Thirteen people tested positive for coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, taking the total number of cases to 33. Of these, 24 cases have been reported from Valley while nine are from Jammu region. “Hardly do I finish my press briefing – 28 cases- that I get more unpleasant news -5 new positive […]

 Akeel Rashid

J&K: 'Rise in positive cases as a result of aggressive testing'

J&K: 'Rise in positive cases as a result of aggressive testing'

Srinagar: Soon after the number of COVID-19 positive cases spiked to 33 in Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory, the Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR), posted two tweets in order to “offer reassurance” that the rise in positive cases was result of testing being done aggressively. It was really a tough day for the […]

 Akeel Rashid

The fight against COVID-19 is as difficult as can be, yet as simple as can be

The fight against COVID-19 is as difficult as can be, yet as simple as can be

The humanity is dealing with an unusual medical problem which has shown the potential to break any healthcare system of the world. For instance, the world-class health system of Italy has been pushed to the breaking point by Coronavirus. The country has become the new epicentre of the pandemic as the country’s death toll from […]

 Akeel Rashid

Explainer: COVID-19 containment efforts in J&K

Explainer: COVID-19 containment efforts in J&K

Who has the time to fight Coronavirus in Kashmir when we are too busy fighting each other. Everyone, including me, is complaining about certain things going wrong and there is no one in sight who may come forward with some explainers. COVID-19 has struck a chord around the world, uniting all factions and above all […]

 Akeel Rashid

PANIC BUYING, RUMOR-MONGERING AND DEFYING VIRUS RULES: We can't afford such stupidity right now

PANIC BUYING, RUMOR-MONGERING AND DEFYING VIRUS RULES: We can't afford such stupidity right now

The Kashmir region is beginning to grapple with the struggle to contain the spread of deadly coronavirus disease following the confirmation of the first positive case in old town Srinagar. Soon after J&K administration confirmed that a lady from Khanyar had tested positive, the social media was flooded with deep concerns. The late-night announcement came […]

 Akeel Rashid

Don’t panic, but Coronavirus has reached Kashmir

Don’t panic, but Coronavirus has reached Kashmir

Valley registers first +ive case in Khanyar

Srinagar: The deadly Coronavirus has finally reached Kashmir with one resident from old down of Srinagar testing positive. J&K UT’s spokesperson, Rohit Kansal today tweeted: “#COVID#Jammu&Kashmir “First positive case in Kashmir – Khanyar, Srinagar. History of foreign travel. Arrived on 16/3/2020. Put in isolation. Surveillance started in 300m area. Request all to cooperate. Also immediately […]

 Akeel Rashid

Don’t panic, but Coronavirus has reached Kashmir

Don’t panic, but Coronavirus has reached Kashmir

Valley registers first +ive case in Khanyar

Srinagar: The deadly Coronavirus has finally reached Kashmir with one resident from old down of Srinagar testing positive. J&K UT’s spokesperson, Rohit Kansal today tweeted: “#COVID#Jammu&Kashmir “First positive case in Kashmir – Khanyar, Srinagar. History of foreign travel. Arrived on 16/3/2020. Put in isolation. Surveillance started in 300m area. Request all to cooperate. Also immediately […]

 Akeel Rashid

As it happened: ‘We are students and not coronavirus’  

As it happened: ‘We are students and not coronavirus’  

KU authorities ‘refuse’ to listen to students’ grievances

Srinagar: “I don’t want to listen anything. Stay away.” This is how a group of 5th semester undergraduates was greeted by Chief Proctor, Dr Showkat Ahmad Shah, at University of Kashmir on Monday. Sensing Chief Proctor’s uneasiness — apparently practicing ‘social distancing’ — considered a strategy to limit the spread of COVID-19, one of the […]

 Akeel Rashid

What happened at JKAP launching event?

What happened at JKAP launching event?

Srinagar: Amid vigil by police and CRPF outside the residence of Syed Altaf Bukhari, a new regional political party, Jammu Kashmir ‘Apni’ party (JKAP) was officially launched in Srinagar on Sunday afternoon. The launching function, which lasted for around 20 minutes, began with Bukhari reading out the declaration of JKAP. Afterwards, Bukhari took questions from […]

 Akeel Rashid

Apni Party: How I look at it

Apni Party: How I look at it

In his announcement about launching of new political party called the ‘Jammu and Kashmir Apni (own) Party’ (JKAP), former state finance minister Syed Altaf Bukhari certainly gave political analysts food for thought. The development also calls for the need to have long-awaited political arguments that were placed on the back-burner following the arrest of politicians […]

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