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‘Decision to reopen schools rests solely with state governments’

‘Decision to reopen schools rests solely with state governments’

DSEK says, ‘We will follow MHA guidelines, any other decision lies with Govt’ Srinagar: The final decision, to open schools and allow students, even voluntarily, to go to school to seek guidance, rests solely with the state governments, the MHA said. The unlock 4.0 guidelines, as released by the Ministry of Home Affairs, allows schools […]

JK has highest chances of climate vulnerability, Floods declared nine times since 2014

JK has highest chances of climate vulnerability, Floods declared nine times since 2014

Srinagar: Indicating how Jammu and Kashmir is vulnerable to floods, at least floods were declared or water level rose above danger mark nine times for the last five years in the state. It has been seen over the years that a few hours of rain are enough to create a flood scare in the state. […]

“Above 3 Lakh animals on every Eid- Ul Adha”, Kashmir likely to face dearth of sacrificial animals this time

“Above 3 Lakh animals on every Eid- Ul Adha”, Kashmir likely to face dearth of sacrificial animals this time

Srinagar: The continuous closure of animal mandies in other states is likely to create a serious crisis of sacrificial animals on the occasion of upcoming Eid-ul-Adha this year in Kashmir. In absence of smooth supply of animals from other states amid pandemic, people are forced to buy mutton at exorbitant rates from the market, a […]

Covid tales: At least 15 percent chain smokers quit smoking, regular sessions by doctors play major role

Covid tales: At least 15 percent chain smokers quit smoking, regular sessions by doctors play major role

Srinagar: As the medicos press Covid alarm for those having addiction to smoking, preliminary data collected from Jammu and Kashmir Union territory suggest that 15 percent smokers have quit smoking out of the fear of catching deadly pandemic. A senior doctor at the Chest disease hospital said that since the advisory for protection from Covid […]

Keep topography, population, area as priority in delimitation exercise: BJP to Commission

Keep topography, population, area as priority in delimitation exercise: BJP to Commission

‘Our final aim is to see end of regional imbalance, disparity at district, zonal levels’: BJP National vice president Srinagar: The Bhartiya Janata Party( BJP) Friday said that Delimitation Commission must consider the topography, population and area of both regions of the erstwhile state before submitting its report so that elections could be held in […]

2-G restoration: Little smile, little hope on faces of Valley students

2-G restoration: Little smile, little hope on faces of Valley students

Majority say restoration a “mockery, even G-mail not opening properly” Srinagar: The restoration of 2-G internet services in parts of Kashmir late yesterday evening by the authorities after a gap of five days, has brought a little hope and smile on the faces of students in the Valley of unease with majority of them saying […]

‘All 5 members positive’, family clueless how they became Covid-19 victims suddenly

‘All 5 members positive’, family clueless how they became Covid-19 victims suddenly

Srinagar: To their utter surprise, a family in Srinagar comprising five members has turned positive for the novel coronavirus without having any travel or contact history forcing the authorities to put them in immediate quarantine. The family members, father, son, two daughters and their mother were tested positive Wednesday. They are from Eidgah area of […]

Anger among FCSCA employees over non-availability of PPEs

Anger among FCSCA employees over non-availability of PPEs

Srinagar: The Food Civil supplies and consumer Affairs (FCSCA) employees such as Ration Depot in-charges and labourers Tuesday accused department of not providing them personal protective equipment (PPE). They said that unavailability of PPE kits and most importantly hand Sanitizers have put their life in danger. “We are following the direction of district administration in […]

From Rajbawan to civil secretariat, technology comes handy for Govt officials

From Rajbawan to civil secretariat, technology comes handy for Govt officials

Srinagar: To ensure that the governance doesn’t The top officials here in the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir have set an example in managing the governance related affairs with very less “human intervention” by using the technology including video conferencing and social networking site Whats App to ensure that governance doesn’t succumb to pandemic […]

‘Our family members cry so do we and at times calls drop’: Covid- 19 patients at SKIMS

‘Our family members cry so do we and at times calls drop’: Covid- 19 patients at SKIMS

Srinagar: Wearing masks, a lost in deep thoughts, majority of them are asymptomatic, but yet they turned to be positive for deadly Covid-19. They are the bunch of patients under quarantine or what is called isolation at Sher – i – Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Soura, Srinagar. Sitting on their beds, these patients are […]

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OPINION

Tripartite Dialogue Over Kashmir: Only Way Out

Dr. Moeed Yusuf, Special Advisor to Prime Minister of Pakistan on National Security and Strategic Policy disclosed in an interview with Karan Thapar that India sent us a message for a desire to a conversation. He added that Pakistan stands for conversation that moves us forward. He however emphasized that there are three parties to […]