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Covid-19 claims 6 more lives in Kashmir; J&K toll reaches 127

Covid-19 claims 6 more lives in Kashmir; J&K toll reaches 127

227, including 40 CRPF personnel, test positive

Srinagar: As many as 227 people, including 40 CRPF personnel, tested positive for COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, taking the union territory’s case count to 8,246, while six more fatalities pushed the death toll to 127, officials said. All deaths and the majority of the fresh cases were reported from Kashmir. “Six people, […]

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‘Unlock 2’ guidelines do not unlock religious places, educational institutes

‘Unlock 2’ guidelines do not unlock religious places, educational institutes

Jammu: Fresh guidelines under the “unlock 2” phase came into effect in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday with the Union Territory administration deciding against opening religious places and educational institutions, but allowing hotels to operate with full capacity. There will be no inter-state and inter-district movement except for those carrying valid passes, while the night […]

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2 militants killed, 3 soldiers injured in Kulgam encounter

2 militants killed, 3 soldiers injured in Kulgam encounter

Srinagar: Two unidentified militants were killed and three armymen including a JCO were injured during an encounter between the militants and security forces in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Saturday, police said. Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Arrah area of Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Saturday based on specific information […]

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Govt plans ‘restricted’ Amarnath yatra this year

Govt plans ‘restricted’ Amarnath yatra this year

‘SOPs for testing of persons entering J&K applicable to pilgrims too’

Jammu: Asserting that the upcoming annual Amarnath Yatra would have to be undertaken in a “restricted manner” due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Saturday said only 500 pilgrims would be allowed per day by road from Jammu to the 3,880-metre-high holy cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas. It also said […]

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IGP visits family of civilian killed in Sopore, promises ‘impartial probe’

IGP visits family of civilian killed in Sopore, promises ‘impartial probe’

Srinagar: Kashmir’s Inspector General of Police (IGP), Vijay Kumar on Saturday visited the family of a civilian who was killed in Sopore earlier this week. “I heard their grievances and cleared all aspects. I also assured them an impartial investigation (into the incident),” IGP was quoted as having said by news agency GNS. “I also […]

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Rs 574.16 cr annual plan approved for national highway works in J&K

Rs 574.16 cr annual plan approved for national highway works in J&K

3 fly-overs coming up at Bemina, Sanatnagar, Nawgam; 2 bypasses in Pulwama, Kulgam

Jammu: The Central government has approved annual plan worth Rs 574.16 crore for NH (O) works in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir for financial year 2020-21, an official press release informed Saturday. It said as per a communiqué received here in this regard, the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has asked […]

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ACB indicts four govt officials in corruption case

ACB indicts four govt officials in corruption case

Jammu: The J&K ACB on Saturday indicted four government officials, including an SDM, for allegedly extracting a bribe of Rs 60,000 for clearing a private individual’s claim for compensation against damages to trees on public land in a road construction work. The ACB made the indictment in a charge-sheet filed in an anti-corruption court of […]

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Missing youth’s body fished out from canal in Ganderbal

Missing youth’s body fished out from canal in Ganderbal

Srinagar: A day after he went missing, the body of a 22-year-old youth was retrieved from a power canal in Gutlibagh area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Saturday evening. Police said that the body of a missing youth, identified as Mudasir Ahmed Khan, son of Sarfaraz Khan, a resident of Hyder Mohallah Gutlibagh, was […]

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Militant hideout busted in Rajouri

Militant hideout busted in Rajouri

Jammu, Jul 04: A militant hideout was busted in a remote village in Rajouri district on Saturday, leading to the recovery of a huge cache of arms and ammunition, officials said. The hideout was unearthed during the course of a joint search operation by police and the Rashtriya Rifles in Dardasan village of the Thanamandi […]

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Govt contemplates to book defaulters under stringent laws to check essential commodities’ prices: Advisor Khan

Govt contemplates to book defaulters under stringent laws to check essential commodities’ prices: Advisor Khan

Directs field functionaries to implement rate lists, check black marketing, over pricing and hoarding

SRINAGAR : Warning strict action against the people who indulge in practices like profiteering, over pricing and black marketing, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan today maintained that the government will not hesitate to book them under stringent laws which include Public Safety Act (PSA). He said this while chairing a meeting to review the […]

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