First COVID-19 death in J&K, patient dies in Srinagar hospital

Srinagar: The first COVID-19 death occurred in Srinagar after a patient who had tested positive earlier succumbed on Thursday in the hospital. Doctors said the 65-year old COVID-19 positive patient being treated at the Chest Diseases Hospital in Srinagar city succumbed on Thursday. “The patient had accompanying ailments of hypertension, diabetes and obesity. He succumbed […]

Social media blockade lifted in J&K

Srinagar: After seven months, J&K residents can now access social media websites on 2G mobile internet, sources said. There is no mention of whitelisting of websites as per the new government order issued on Wednesday. The order is applicable till March 17. The J&K government has extended the ban on high speed internet across the Union […]

Geelani’s health critical, Valley on high alert

New Delhi:  Security has been put on high alert in the Valley amid rumours about the critical health condition of separatist Kashmiri hawk Syed Ali Shah Geelani. In a late night development, the All Parties Hurriyet (Freedom) Conference released an ‘urgent’ statement from Muzaffarabad (Pakistan Occupied Jammu & Kashmir), saying that all Imams and people should […]

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15-day NIA remand for suspended J&K Deputy SP Davinder Singh

Srinagar: Suspended Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Superintendent of Police Davinder Singh who was caught while allegedly transporting two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists was sent to 15-day National Investigation Agency (NIA) remand on Thursday, sources said. Singh was caught along with two terrorists Naveed Babu and Rafi Ahmed, and a lawyer Irfan Ahmed in a Jammu-bound vehicle […]

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Internet temporarily suspended in 8 districts in Kashmir

Srinagar: The internet has been temporarily suspended in eight districts of Kashmir in the backdrop of reports of the use of internet in terror activities, incitement and rumour-mongering, and also misuse of pre-paid mobile connection by anti-national elements. Shaleen Kabra, Principal Secretary in the government of Jammu & Kashmir issued a notification on the temporary […]