Traders,Transport joint co ordination committee and JKEC met DC Srinagar

    Srinagar, June 10 : A delegation of All Traders and Transport Joint Coordination Committee and JKEC led by Chairman Abrar Khan along with President Peer Imtiyaz ul Hassan and apex leadership from trade and transport met Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Shahid Iqbal Coudhary regarding relaxation of restrictions on trade and transport. Prominent social activist Inam Un Nabi  was also part of the delegation from the civil society. ATTJCC & JKEC said that an elaborate discussion was held and it was agreed that the unlocking cannot be in haphazard manner…

Forest Deptt retrieves 800 kanals encroached land in Magam

    Aijaz Manzar Handwara, June 10 ; Forest Department has retrieved 800 kanals of encroached land in Compartment Number 41 43, 44, 47 in Hanginoot Magam in Langate Forest Division. As per reports, an information was received in Range Office Magam regarding encroachment in Compartment Numbers. Acting on the information, a team of territorial and Forest Protection Force (FPF) was constituted to remove encroachment. A total of 800 kanals was retrieved from land grabbers by Forest Department despite resistance from the locals. The forest team also removed wooden/PCC poles…

Family quarantined in Kanihama Budgam awaits for Covid-19 sampling

  Srinagar, June 10 (KNS): A family who has been quarantined at kanihama in central Kashmir’s Budgam district Wednesday alleged that their Covid-19 samples have not been taken yet despite passing three days. According to Kashmir News Service (KNS), a couple and their daughter have been quarantined three days back in a quarantine centre established in Kanihama area whose Covid-19 samples hav not been taken yet by health officials which led them into state of distress. A family member Ghulam Nabi while talkimg to KNS said I don’t know why…

New J&K Media policy will fester unaccountability, injustice: NC

Srinagar, 10 June: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Wednesday took strong exception to the new media policy announced by the J&K Government and termed it an assault on the freedom of speech and the role of press in democracy. Press is meant to agitate, investigate, scrutinize institutions and individuals, Government and others. Freedom of press is what underlines the difference between democracy and despotism; it is the lifeblood of democracy, said party Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar while expressing consternation over the new media policy for Jammu and Kashmir. A…

Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme

  Advisor Sharma for expediting digitization of land records, completion of settlement works SRINAGAR, JUNE 10: Advisor to Governor, KK Sharma, today directed the authorities for expediting the process of digitization of land records so that the settlement works can be completed in time and people are facilitated with easy digital access to the documentation. The Advisor was interacting with the officers during his visit to Revenue Training Institute, Bemina to review the scanning and digitization process being taken up under Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DILRMP) here today.…

48 more test positive at SKIMS

  Srinagar, Jun 10: 48 more patients were tested positive for novel Coronavirus at SKIMS on Wednesday.   Officials said that among 48 new cases, 15 are from Shopian, 14 from Kupwara, 07 from Baramulla, 07 from Anantnag, 04 from Bandipora and 01 from Srinagar.   They said that 1433 samples were tested at the hospital on Wednesday.   Pertinently there are around 4400 positive cases in J&K

19 more test positive in Udhampur

  Srinagar, Jun 10 : Nineteen more persons were tested positive for novel Coronavirus on Wednesday in Udhampur. DC Udhampur Piyush Singla said that in last 4 days 1000 samples were tested negative however on Wednesday 19 samples were tested positive.   “Among 19, most of them are staff of district hospital Udhampur,” he said, adding that these were high risk contacts who attended to delivery of pregnant lady and were already in quarantine.   “With more than 1000 negative reports in last 4 days we wake up with report of…

Leopard mauls 5 year old kid to death in South Kashmir

  Kulgam, June 10,: A five year old boy was mauled to death by a leopard in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district. A leopard pounced upon a child and badly wounded him. The leopard dragged the child but the locals chased it away and shifted the body immediately to Primary Health Centre Manzgam where from doctors referred him to Sub-District Hospital Damhal Hanjipora. The boy succumbed to his injuries in the hospital. The incident occurred in Manzgam village of Kulgam district and the victim has been identified as Umar Farooq Baba, a…

Locals stage protest over establishment of CRPF bunker in South Kashmir area  

  Anantnag, June 10 :  Sarnal area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district blocked road after Para-military troopers set up new bunker in the area. Locals demanded immediate removal of the bunker saying it would create uneasiness among locals. They said despite being a bunker has been established despite area being a peaceful one. That scores of inhabitants of Sarnal Bala blocked Sarnal road connecting the area with Pehroo area. The locals demanded immediate dismantling of the bunker. Pertinently, a day before CRPF 165 Battalion established a bunker and check-point in…

Covid warrior doctor’s family allege harassment in the name of protocol

  Budgam, June 10 :  Authorities ‘forced’ the would-be-bride sister of a Covid warrior doctor and his family members to spend 14 days in quarantine despite all were tested negative for Covid-19 infection in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district. A Doctor (name withheld) from Baadipora Chadoora area of Central Kashmir is posted at District Hospital Shopian. He operated a pregnant lady in the hospital who after delivery was found positive for Covid-19. The doctor, who rarely visited home after the outbreak of Coronavirus was tested, found positive and isolated at a…