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COVID-19: Bandipora administration launches E-pass service for patients, employees

COVID-19: Bandipora administration launches E-pass service for patients, employees

Bandipora: District administration Bandipora launched E-pass service on Thursday to mitigate the suffering of patients and stranded persons of the district in view of the lockdown situation due to Corona Virus pandemic. Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza said any patient/stranded person/Employee in need of restriction pass can apply online on www.bandipore.nic.in where the link […]

CFV in Poonch, Rajouri districts, no loss of life, property

CFV in Poonch, Rajouri districts, no loss of life, property

Jammu: A ceasefire violation took place in Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu region on Thursday but there was no report of any loss of life or property. Officials told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that on April 16 morning Pakistani army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation along LoC in Qasba and Kirni Sectors in district […]

Coronavirus outbreak: Here is the list of 170 districts identified by Health Ministry as Covid-19 hotspots

Coronavirus outbreak: Here is the list of 170 districts identified by Health Ministry as Covid-19 hotspots

New Delhi: The union health ministry has identified 170 districts across the country as Covid-19 hotspots. Here is the full list of these hotspots. Andhra Pradesh: Kurnool, Guntur, Nellore, Prakasam, Krishna, YSR, West Godavari, Chittoor, Vishakhapatnam, East Godavari, and Anantapur. Bihar: Gaya, Begusarai, Munger, Siwan Chandigarh: Chandigarh Chhattisgarh: Raipur, Korba Delhi: North West, South Delhi, […]

Govt extends motor, health premium dues payment till May 15

Govt extends motor, health premium dues payment till May 15

New Delhi: The Union Government has allowed motor and health insurance policy holders to defer payment of their renewal premium falling due during the period of the lockdown that has now been extended till May 3. The finance ministry in a revised notification has now allowed third party motor insurance premium dues falling during the […]

China dispatches 6.5 lakh medical kits to India to fight COVID19: Indian envoy

China dispatches 6.5 lakh medical kits to India to fight COVID19: Indian envoy

Beijing: China on Thursday dispatched 6,50,000 coronavirus medical kits to India to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Indian Ambassador to Beijing Vikram Misri said. Over two million test kits being procured from China will be sent to India in the next 15 days, he told PTI here. “#IndiaFightsCoronavirus A total of 650,000 kits, including Rapid […]

Only a Covid-19 vaccine will allow return to ‘normalcy’, says UN chief

Only a Covid-19 vaccine will allow return to ‘normalcy’, says UN chief

United States: A Covid-19 vaccine may be the only thing that can bring back “normalcy,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday, hoping for just that before the end of the year. “A safe and effective vaccine may be the only tool that can return the world to a sense of ‘normalcy,’ saving millions of lives […]

I&B secretary writes to ministries over payment of dues to media houses

I&B secretary writes to ministries over payment of dues to media houses

New Delhi: Union information & broadcasting (I&B) ministry secretary Ravi Mittal has written to his counterparts in other ministries and requested them to pay up the amount owed to media houses (for ads), citing the financial pressure they are in on account of the ongoing lockdown. Various Union government ministries owe at least Rs 400 […]

Police officer’s son tests positive for COVID-19, many cops quarantined in Kupwara

Police officer’s son tests positive for COVID-19, many cops quarantined in Kupwara

SI’s Family Allege Lack Of Facilities At Quarantine Facility Srinagar: Police have quarantined a number of personnel posted in JIC Kupwara after the son of a police officer tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Wednesday. The Sub-Inspector’s son was among 22 persons’ who tested positive for the disease, taking the J&K’s COVID-19 tally to […]

After Trump stops US funding to WHO, UN Chief says time not right

After Trump stops US funding to WHO, UN Chief says time not right

Moscow: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said, after US President Donald Trump’s statement on the suspension of funding for the World Health Organization (WHO), that it was not the right time now to do so. Trump said Tuesday evening that he had instructed his administration to stop US funding for the WHO, which he accused […]

Standard Chartered CEO warns employees against using Zoom, Google Hangouts

Standard Chartered CEO warns employees against using Zoom, Google Hangouts

Standard Chartered Plc is the first major global bank to tell employees not to use Zoom Video Communications Inc during the coronavirus pandemic due to cybersecurity concerns, according to a memo seen by Reuters. The message, sent by Chief Executive Officer Bill Winters to managers last week, also warned against using Alphabet Inc’s Google Hangouts […]

OPINION

Caste System in Kashmir- A menace to the marriages

Sibgat Fatima “To dehumanize another human being is not merely to declare that someone is not human” (Isabel Wilkerson) Caste also known as Kram in Kashmiri language, an endogamous and a hereditary group limited to persons of the same rank, occupation, and economic position as described by the society. During Ancient Kashmir, the inhabitants were […]