2,992 patients treated through helpline: DC Srinagar

The administration here has provided assistance for treatment and medicines to 2,892 patients through its call centre helpline for citizens in view of the non-COVID19 health emergencies, requiring special attention amid the lockdown. The IVRS based call centre was inaugurated by Lt Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu on April 17 and it replaced series of helpline numbers launched in March, aimed at attending health emergencies in priority during the lockdown. A dedicated fleet of 10 vehicles, team of 12 professionals has been deputed on job round-the-clock for attending issues related to…

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Three more villages declared Red Zones in Pulwama, restrictions Intensified

  Obey restriction for preventing further spread: DM Pulwama,May 8, : As three new positive cases of COVID-19 surfaced in the district ; District Authorities , today declared Larkipora village of Tehsil Awantipora ; Naibugh village of Tehsil Tral and 300 meter radius of Nambalbal Pampore were as Red Zones Villages including Padgampora ,Ghat Tokuna, Beighpora, Malangpora, Dangerpora and Goripora ; Ameerabad, Sherabad ,Dadsara and Nowdal; Kadalbal, Drangbal ,Tulbagh Neibugh Bagandar and Frestabal as buffer Zones in Tehsil Awantipora ,Tral and Pampore respectively. Invoking prohibitory orders under Epidemic Diseases Act…

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Forces launch CASO in Shopian village

  Shopian, May 8,: Government Forces Friday launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in a village in South Kashmir after receiving inputs about the presence of militants, official sources said. They said on a tip off about the presence of militants, soldiers from 62 Rashtriya Rifles, Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint search operation at Karewa Shadab area of district Shopian. All exit points were sealed and house to house searches launched, they further said adding that additional forces were deployed…

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Covid-19 effect: Gurez Students, patients stranded in Bandipora stage protest

  Bandipora, May 8,: Hundreds of stranded students and patients from border Gurez region are up in arms against Bandipora district administration for not allowing them to leave for the native place. Scores of these people staged a protest against district administration outside DC office Bandipora and alleged that authorities are showing callousness towards their plight. “Earlier District Administration Bandipora issued an order stating that in wake of Covid-19 threat, first employees and patients from Gurez stuck in Valley will be allowed to go to Gurez and after sometime, the…

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Covid infect employee tries to escape from hospital

  Srinagar, May 8, KNT: A Government employee who was tested positive recently for Covid-19 infection tried to escape from the Chest Disease Hospital, however, he was identified on the gate and admitted in the ward again. Sources told KNT that a government employee from Safapora, Sumbal who works in Planning Department before declaring positive had attended his duties at Civil Secretariat Srinagar. The said employee was admitted at Chest Disease Hospital Srinagar for treatment while at Civil Secretariat, scores of employees were put in quarantine who had reportedly come…

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14 migrant workers crushed to death by goods train in Maha

At least 14 migrant workers sleeping on rail tracks were crushed to death by a goods train in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra on Friday morning, police said. Two other labourers were injured in the tragic mishap which took place at 5.15 am under the Karmad Police station jurisdiction, an official said. The workers, who were walking to Bhusawal from Jalna in central Maharashtra along rail tracks, were returning to their home state Madhya Pradesh, an official at the Karmad police station told PTI. They were sleeping on rail tracks due…

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IAF Mig-29 crashes in Punjab’s Nawanshahr, pilot ejects safely

A Mig-29 fighter aircraft of the IAF crashed in Chuharpur village here on Friday after it developed a technical snag, officials said. The pilot ejected safely and has been rescued, they said. An IAF fighter jet crashed into the fields here, Nawanshahr Deputy Commissioner Vinay Bublani said. The crash took place around 10.30 am, the officials said. An IAF spokesperson said the Mig-29 aircraft was on a training mission from an Air Force base near Jalandhar. “The aircraft had developed a technical snag and the pilot ejected safely as he…

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80,000 cases reported daily in April: WHO

An average of 80,000 COVID-19 cases were reported each day in April to the World Health Organization, the top UN health agency has said, noting that South Asian nations like India and Bangladesh are seeing a spike in the infections while the numbers are declining in regions such as Western Europe. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday that countries must also be able to manage any risk of the disease being imported into their territories, and communities should be fully educated to adjust to what will be a…

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Riyaz Naikoo killing: Mobile telephony, Internet suspended in Kashmir

Anticipating a law and order problem following the killing of top Hizb commander Riyaz Naikoo, authorities on Wednesday suspended mobile telephone services of private operators and mobile internet services across the Valley. Security forces engaged with militants in two gunbattles in the south Kashmir district, one in Sharshalli village where two unidentified militants were killed and the other in Beighpora in Awantipora where they killed Naikoo who was holed up with another militant. His accomplice attempted to escape by charging at security forces but was also killed. The killing of…

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Covid-19: 34 new positive cases reported today, total now in J&K 775

34 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – 02 from Jammu division and 32 from Kashmir – were reported today, taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 775. According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 775 positive cases, 445 are Active Positive, 322 have recovered and 08 have died. Moreover, 02 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals of Kashmir Division. The Bulletin further said that out of 34277 test results available, 33502 samples have tested…

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