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Saturday, April 04, 2020

Arun Sharma


J&K: 975 contacts of COVID-19 positive patients traced, will be tested, says govt
Fri, Apr 03, 2020

Talking to media persons here, Jammu and Kashmir government spokesperson Rohit Kansal said that as part of its aggressive contact tracing and testing exercise, a total of 34 "red zones" have also been identified.

J&K: Kin of doctor tests positive, several complain on lack of protective gear
Fri, Apr 03, 2020

The cases in the UT included 50 in Kashmir and 17 in Jammu province.

Jammu and Kashmir: Tunnel blocked, migrants die of cold on mountain route
Thu, Apr 02, 2020

All three deceased were residents of Hinghal village in Ramban district. While two teens were employed at a fast food joint in the Valley, Mohi-ud-Din was a labourer.

Jammu: Thousand miles away from home, without job, shelter
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

Nine days on, he still waits for his wife, who is held up at Pathankot.

Jobless and forced to return home, unorganised workers ask: Who will compensate for loss of income?
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

India’s unorganised workers make up 82.7 per cent or 39.14 crores of the total 47.41 crore estimated employed persons, according to last NSSO Employment and Unemployment Survey, 2011-12.

Coronavirus: J&K bans inter-state buses, Vaishno Devi board shuts yatra
Thu, Mar 19, 2020

“All foreign tourists and visitors coming to J&K will be quarantined,” said UT spokesperson Rohit Kansal. “Similarly, one hundred per cent quarantine will be imposed for all visitors from the Union Territory of Ladakh.”

Coronavirus: J&K govt suspends all interstate buses; Vaishno Devi yatra closed
Wed, Mar 18, 2020

The UT government has also made self declaration mandatory for all the people travelling in train between Banihal-Qazigund.

Coronavirus: J&K ups restrictions on entry
Tue, Mar 17, 2020

People flying to the Union Territory from Ladakh as well as all visiting foreigners will be quarantined. Inter-state buses entering Jammu and Kashmir, too, will be checked and sanitized at an entry point in Kathua.

Vaishno Devi Shrine Board issues travel advisory, closures ordered across Jammu region
Mon, Mar 16, 2020

In its advisory, the Board has also advised domestic pilgrims to reschedule or postpone their visit in case they experience symptoms. According to sources, an average of 25,000 people are visting the shrine each day.

Gulmarg scam accused Baseer Ahmad Khan to be J&K L-G’s adviser
Mon, Mar 16, 2020

According to the communication from Home Ministry, the advisor shall assist the Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir in effective discharge of his functions.

Killing of four IAF officers: NIA court frames charges against Malik, six others in Jammu
Sun, Mar 15, 2020

The court said there were sufficient grounds to draw the presumption that the accused have committed the offence.

NIA court frames charges against Yasin Malik for killing of IAF personnel in 1990
Sat, Mar 14, 2020

The court said there was enough prima facie evidence to prosecute Malik in the case.

J&K records its second case, Sec 144 in Kishtwar
Sat, Mar 14, 2020

The prohibitory order, issued by District Magistrate Rajinder Singh Tara, the virus has a pattern of transmission at a rapid rate in case prescribed preventive protocols including avoiding gathering etc. are not strictly followed.

Coronavirus updates March 13: India records second death, this time a woman in Delhi
Fri, Mar 13, 2020

According to the health ministry, the number of confirmed cases in India now stands at 81, with one death till now, a 76-year-old man from Kalaburgi in Karnataka.

Why lethal cough syrup slipped past the law
Fri, Mar 13, 2020

Rules say maintain prescription register with patients’ details but no trace of many bottles from contaminated batch.

Coronavirus Outbreak: J&K shuts schools, colleges as quarantine cases go up
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

However, Board and other competitive examinations will be conducted as per schedule, said National Health Mission Director Bhupinder Kumar.

Behind killer cough syrup Coldbest: Glaring gaps in regulation and its manufacture
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

Over a month of investigations, first by a team of doctors from PGIMER-Chandigarh and later by drug control regulators, revealed on March 2 that the syrup was, in fact, the culprit.

Coronavirus India updates March 9: Cases reported in Karnataka, Punjab, Maharashtra; count rises to 47
Tue, Mar 10, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak India updates March 9: Two fresh cases were reported in Maharashtra's Pune, taking the number of positive cases to 47. Other cases have been reported from Karnataka, Punjab, Kerala, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

At helm of new J&K outfit, one of Valley’s richest politicians; in ranks, leaders with links across parties
Mon, Mar 09, 2020

Bukhari was expelled from the PDP in January 2019 following allegations that he ‘inspired and led dissent in the party’.

Coronavirus scare: Primary classes suspended in six J&K dists; two suspected cases
Sun, Mar 08, 2020

“A preliminary report of their samples sent to AIIMS, Delhi, shows they have tested positive. We are waiting for the final test reports before officially declaring them as confirmed cases,” said epidemiologist Dr Deepak Kapoor.