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80 Corona suspects in CD hospital to be shifted to NIT Hazratbal

80 Corona suspects in CD hospital to be shifted to NIT Hazratbal

Allegations leveled against hospital authorities “unfounded”: MS CD Hospital Srinagar: Medical Superintendent of Chest Disease (CD) Hospital Dalgate Dr Mohammad Saleem Tak on Monday refuted allegations leveled by families of COVID-19 suspects and termed it “unfounded”. He said the hospital will give all required attention to positive cases only and will shift all 80 suspects […]

Extend date for depositing school fee to Apr 30: Govt to private schools

Extend date for depositing school fee to Apr 30: Govt to private schools

Warns strict action against violators Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday ordered the extension of last date for depositing school fees up to April 30 and also directed all the private schools to issue appropriate directions in this regard. According to wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the government has directed the private schools to […]

COVID-19: 2 villages declared red zones to prevent spread of disease in Shopian

COVID-19: 2 villages declared red zones to prevent spread of disease in Shopian

Umar Rashid Shopian: In wake of the fresh positive cases for coronavirus, the administration here on Monday declared two villages in Shopian district of south Kashmir as red zones and their surrounding villages as buffer zones to prevent the spread of the pathogen. The villages include Sedow, Ramnagri and its nearby areas, an official of […]

Two injured in Leopard attack in Kulgam

Two injured in Leopard attack in Kulgam

Umaisar Gull Ganie Kulgam: Two persons were injured in a Leopard attack in Damhal Hanjipora area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Monday afternoon. A police official told wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a leopard attacked and injured two persons identified as Fancy Jan, daughter of Abdul Razaq Ganie and Idrees Ahmad Naik, son […]

Pandemic and Socialism

Pandemic and Socialism

Prabhat Patnaik IT is said that in a crisis everybody becomes a socialist; free markets take a back seat, to the benefit of the working people. During the Second World War for instance, when universal rationing was introduced in Britain, the average worker became better nourished than before. Likewise, private companies get commandeered to produce […]

Four more tested positive in Kashmir, toll mounts to 45 in JK

Four more tested positive in Kashmir, toll mounts to 45 in JK

Srinagar: Four more persons have been tested positive for deadly Coronavirus in Kashmir, taking the total toll of cases to 45 across Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory. According to wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), government spokesman Rohit Kansal in a tweet informed that four persons were tested positive in Kashmir Valley, adding that two among […]

Israeli PM’s aide tests positive for COVID-19

Israeli PM’s aide tests positive for COVID-19

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s adviser on ultra-Orthodox affairs, Rivka Paluch, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, local media reported Monday. Paluch reportedly spent the last few days “in the vicinity” of Netanyahu, Knesset members and other advisers, The Jerusalem Post reported. Israeli Channel 12 reported that Netanyahu will act according to the Health […]

House gutted in Sopore fire mishap

House gutted in Sopore fire mishap

Peerzada Tahir Sopore: A two storey residential house was gutted in a fire mishap in north Kashmir’s Sopore village on early Monday. Reports reaching Kashmir Despatch said a house was completely gutted in an accidental fire at Raj-Mohalla B in Warpora Sopore this morning. The house belonged to Bashir Ahmed War son of Ghulam Rasool […]

PSA of 14 people revoked, all released from Central Jail

PSA of 14 people revoked, all released from Central Jail

Srinagar: Administration today revoked Public Safety Act (PSA) against 14 persons who were detained in August last year ahead of scrapping of special status of Jammu and Kashmir and all of them have been released from Central Jail. The Home Department revoked the PSA of these 14 persons who were lodged in Central Jail Srinagar […]

Don’t pay heed to unverified reports on social media: Dir SKIMS

Don’t pay heed to unverified reports on social media: Dir SKIMS

SRINAGAR: Director, Shere-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura, Dr AG Ahanger today appealed to people not to pay heed to unverified reports attributed to him on the social media regarding the spread of Coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir. A message, which is being circulated on social networking sites attributing Director SKIMS to have said […]

OPINION

An open letter to the PM Modi about the restoration of high-speed internet in the UT of J&K

Eqbal Khan: Respected Honorable Prime Minister of India Sir, With due respect and reverence, I would like to state that the internet is the most important tool in the globe. It has played an important role in our daily life. The importance of the internet in our life is similar to oxygen and it’s very […]