COVID-19 springs surprise for Kupwara as 43 test positive in single day

  District witnesses highest spike since pandemic outbreak Kupwara, May 28 : Kupwara district in northern belt of Kashmir Thursday was taken by a surprise as the district recorked highest ever spike of 43 cases in a single day, highest ever since pandemic outbreak, taking the total tally of cases to 237. Officials told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that the fresh 43 cases are travellers, who in recent days arrived from various parts of country and abroad. They said with fresh 43 positive cases, the total number of travellers…

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JK reports 115 new positive cases, 859 recovered so far

  JAMMU, MAY 28: The Government Thursday informed that 115 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 14 from Jammu division and 101 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 2036. Also 01 COVID-19 death has been reported from Kashmir Division. Moreover, 05 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 01 from Jammu Division and 04 from Kashmir Division. According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 2036 positive cases,…

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Militant driving 45 kg explosive-laden car flees after jumping two check points in Pulwama

  IGP Kashmir says major tragedy averted, aim was to target security forces, Plot hatched by Hizb, Jaish together, Security Officials say case likely to be handed over to NIA to probe entire plot Srinagar, May 28: Security Forces on Wednesday thwarted last year’s Pulwama type fidayeen attack by recovering a 45-kilogram explosive laden car left behind by a possible suicide bomber at Ayegund area of Rajpora in Southern district of Pulwama. The car was later destroyed along with the explosives comprising ammonium nitrate and huge quantity of RDX. In…

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Over 6,500 new coronavirus cases in India, death toll climbs to 4,167

The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 4,167 in the country, while the number of cases climbed to 1,45,380, registering an increase of 146 deaths and 6,535 cases since Monday 8 am,the Union Health Ministry said. The number of active COVID-19 cases climbed to 80,722. As many as 60,490 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, it said. “Thus, around 41.61 per cent patients have recovered so far,” a senior Health Ministry official said. The total confirmed cases includes foreigners. Of the 146 deaths reported since Monday morning,…

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CMO allegedly stopped by police for half-an-hour in Bandipora

  Officials say matter was solved amicably on the spot Srinagar, May 26 : Chief Medical Officer Bandipora was stopped by Bandipora Police on Tuesday while he was on way to inspect a quarantine centre and sample collection centre in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.   Eye witnesses said that the official vehicle of Chief Medical Officer Bandipora Dr Tajamul Hussain was stopped near new District Hospital Bandipora complex and was not allegedly allowed to proceed near the Naka laid by Bandipora Police which is preventing people from going to the main…

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DAK calls for black band protest against harassment of doctors

Srinagar, May 25 : Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Tuesday announced black band protest across Jammu and Kashmir following back to back episodes in which doctors were manhandled, harassed and not allowed to reach their duties amid COVID-19 outbreak. On Tuesday, Chief Medical Officer, Bandipora Dr Tajamul Hussain was stopped by police while he was on way to inspect a quarantine centre and sample collection centre in Bnadipora. Dr Suhial Naik said in a statement that in the past 48 hours, three doctors who were on their duty were harassed…

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 Jammu witnesses 2nd Covid-19 death

Jammu, May 13, : Jammu and Kashmir reported a fresh Covid-19 death on Wednesday. This time the death occurred in Jammu city. It is the second Covid-19 death in Jammu. Earlier, an elderly woman from Udhampur had died due to its lethal infection. Kashmir has already witnessed 9 deaths so for while Jammu 2. Reports said that a septuagenarian from Preet Nagar died at his home. After his death, his family members shifted him to Government Medical College Jammu, where after taking his samples, he was declared Covid-19 positive. Confirming that…

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PM to interact with CMs today

With the focus on boosting economic activities amid a graded exit from the coronavirus-induced lockdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with chief ministers of various states via video conference on Monday afternoon. This will be his fifth interaction with the chief ministers after the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country. The Prime Minister’s Office said the video conference will begin at 3 PM on Monday. Sources in the government said the focus of the meeting would be on boosting economic activities and pushing efforts to convert ‘red’…

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Coronavirus live updates: MHA issues SOP for travel in trains from May 12

With an increase of 4,213 cases in the past 24 hours, India’s Covid-19 count reached 67,152. The number of deaths in the country due to the infection reached 2,206. Maharashtra, with 22,171 confirmed cases is the worst-affected due to the infection so far and is followed by Gujarat with 8,194 cases. Stay here for all live updates Delhi Govt had taken a decision to deposit Rs 5000 into the bank accounts of the registered construction workers last month. This month also as the lockdown has been extended govt has decided…

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Manmohan Singh Stable, Under Observation: AIIMS Sources

New Delhi:  Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who was admitted to Delhi’s AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) on Sunday night over chest problems, is stable, sources in the premier institute said this morning. The veteran Congress leader was taken to the cardio-thoracic ward of the medical institute at 8:45 pm “for observation and investigation after he developed a febrile reaction to a new medication”, AIIMS sources said, adding that he is being treated by a team of doctors at the cardio-thoracic centre. Doctors are also ruling out “other…

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