Wednesday, April 8, 2020
 
 Top Stories of The Day
Intensify contact tracing, enhance testing capability: Atal Dulloo
Jammu, April 07 (Scoop News)- Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo, today emphasized the need to ramp up testing of suspected Corona patients besides augmenting the capacity and facilities of the laboratories. The FC, while chairing an officers meeting at Civil Secretariat held to review the hospital preparedness and testing strategy with regard to COVID-19, directed the officers for upgrading the facilities in the designated COVID-19 hospitals across Jammu and Kashmir so that these can provide Level-3 treatment to the coronavirus patients. The FC said that increasing the sample testing should be focus of the authorities in order to have a clear picture about the disease for tackling it in a better way. He said that all high risk contacts of the positive cases should be tracked, quarantined and lab tested as per the protocol. “We need to be meticulous ...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
Corona Virus :37713 persons under surveillance in JK, 125 test positive
Jammu, April 07 (Scoop News)- The Government Sunday informed that 37713 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance in Jammu and Kashmir and so far 125 cases have tested positive for novel coronavirus. According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 125 positive cases, 118 are Active Positive, 04 have recovered and 03 have died. Furthermore, 9209 persons have been kept in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 567 in Hospital Quarantine, 118 in hospital isolation and 20735 under home surveillance. Besides, 7084 persons have completed their 28-day surveillance period. The Bulletin further ...

Dr Jitendra Singh chairs review meeting of actions for COVID-19 for the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Dr. Singh appreciates the contributions of Departments for the PM-CARES Fund
New Delhi, April 07 (Scoop News)-Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances,Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh took a comprehensive review of DoPT, DARPG and DoPPW through Interactive Video Conferencing today. First of all, the Union Minister reviewed the steps/initiatives taken by DoPT during the period of the lockdown and its preparedness to bring in normalcy after the lockdown is lifted. Grah Kalyan Kendras are working to stitch the face-masks. Every Section of DoPT have identified priority items of work which they shall be completing while Working From Home. The AS/JS woul...

Three new positive cases of COVID-19 reported today in J&K
35243 persons under observation
Jammu, April 06 (Scoop News)-The Government Monday informed that three new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), all from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 109. According to the daily Media Bulletin on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), out of 109 positive cases, 103 are Active Positive, 04 have recovered and 02 have died. Regarding their location, 85 cases are from Kashmir and 18 from Jammu division. Furthermore, till date 35243 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance which include 10556 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by governme...

Indian Army salutes five brave hearts killed in Action near LoC
New Delhi, April 06 (Scoop News)- Indian Army salutes the brave hearts killed in action and shall continue to protect its borders from inimical forces at all costs at all times. According to defence spokesman that army launched a daring operation at the Line of Control and engaged Pak supported infiltrators in a Close Quarter Battle in heavy snow, neutralising the entire infiltrating batch of five. He said that four soldiers under the command of a Junior Commissioned Officer from one of the most professional Para SF Units were air dropped near the LoC after information on the infiltrators was received. An intense hand to hand battle ensued and all five terrorists were elimi...

 
 Ladakh News
Donations pour in to fight COVID-19
Leh,April 07 (Scoop News)-In the wake of COVID-19, general public of Ladakh is highly appreciative of the efforts put in by the UT Administration under the leadership of Lt. Governor of UT Ladakh. And in this time of war against COVID-19, people of Ladakh are also coming forward and contributing in their own various ways by donating towards LG Relief Fund UT Ladakh. Sercretary/Project Supervisor Ladakh Society for Traditional Medicine Tsewang Gonbo handed over two cheques of rupees one lakh each for PM CARES Fund and LG Relief Fund UT Ladakh to Commissioner/Secretary Health UT Ladakh Rigzin Samphel today. Similarly, College Teachers Association Ladakh transferred an amount of R...

DM Leh clamps down on misleading information about AYUSH drugs and services
Leh,April 07 (Scoop News)-As per a letter forwarded by the District Magistrate Leh regarding measures for maintaining public safety in all aspects and to control dissemination of misleading information about AYUSH drugs and services, the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoepathy (AYUSH) GoI issues an order:- Whereas in view of the emerging threat in the country due to COVID-19 outbreak, it is imperative to apply and implement various measures for maintaining public safety in all aspects and to control dissemination of misleading information about AYUSH drugs and services; Whereas the Ministry of Home Affairs have issued instructions to all Central...

1 more negative for COVID-19; total cured reaches 10: Samphel
Leh,April 07 (Scoop News)-One more sample report received today is negative for COVID-19, stated Commissioner/Secretary Health UT Ladakh in today’s press conference. Now, the count of recovered patients has gone up to ten, with remaining four positive patients – 1 of Leh and 3 of Kargil district. While reports of hundred sample reports are awaited, he added. Talking about the opening of Zojila pass, Com/Sec stated that the Zojila would be opened in a few days time for bringing in the basic commodities such as K-oil, petrol and LPG gas. This exercise would be carried out in a controlled manner with properly following the regulations of containment policy. This would further help in m...

COVID-19: Fifty sample reports of negative in Ladakh
Condition of 5 positives is stable
Leh,April 06 (Scoop News)- All fifty sample reports received during the last two days are negative of COVID-19, stated Commissioner/Secretary Health & Medical Education UT Ladakh Rigzin Samphel in today’s press conference. Maximum reports are of Sanjak, Haknis, and Chiktan villages of Kargil district and Achinathang village of Leh district. The condition of all five positive cases is stable, he added. Com/Sec Samphel briefed about the setting up of the Polymerised Chain Reaction (PCR) lab testing in Leh. This machine would be useful in running various genetic related tests other than tests for COVID-19. Senior Microbiologist Dr Kunzang Chorol, currently working with AIIMS New Delhi ...

Tashi invents & donates shoe-sanitiser for SNM hospital
Hotel Association & Truck Union Leh contribute
Leh,April 06 (Scoop News)-Tashi Thokmet (Dy. Director LEHO) handed over a ‘shoe-sanitiser’ (invented by him) to Commisioner/Secretary Rigzin Samphel for further use at SNM Hospital Leh. Later, he also presented a demonstration for use at the SNM Hospital Leh. While at SNM Hospital Leh today, President Tsewang Yangjor and members of All Ladakh Hotel and Guest House Association Leh handed over 1000 pcs of 3 ply masks, 300 pcs of Super top hand rub (sanitisers), 300 pcs of PPE kits, and 4 pieces (20 ltrs) of Pht (liquid) hospital cleaners to Commissioner/Secretary Health UT Ladakh Rigzi...

Leh Administration continuously provide free food items on 13th day of lockdown
Beneficiaries of PM Garib Kalyan Yojna would be given door to door services
Leh,April 06 (Scoop News)-On the 13th day of nationwide lockdown, the District Administration Leh is continuously working towards the endeavour ‘No one should sleep empty stomach’ by providing door to door delivery of essential commodities and free distribution of food items to the migrant labourers/ daily wagers in the entire Leh district. Tehsildar Leh Gyurmet Namgail coordinated the distribution points at Leh and adjoining areas. Free ration was distributed among migrant labourers at Leh to 692 labourers, 127 at Stok, 55 labourers at Stakna villages. FSC&CA, Cooperative and Labour departments of UT Administration are making effort for delivery to every migrant labourer witho...

Donations pour in to fight COVID-19
Leh,April 06 (Scoop News)- In the wake of COVID-19, general public of Ladakh is highly appreciative of the efforts put in by the UT Administration under the leadership of Lt. Governor of UT Ladakh. And in this time of war against COVID-19, people of Ladakh are also coming forward and contributing in their own various ways by donating towards LG Relief Fund UT Ladakh. Karma Dupgyud Choeling Monastery Choglamsar handed over a cheque of Rs. 2,00,000/- (two lakh); President and members of Ladakh Contractors Association Leh handed over a cheque of Rs. 5,00,000/- (five lakh); President and members of Geskul Shesrig Tsogspa Saboo Leh Ladakh handed over a cheque of Rs. 2,00,000/- (two lakh...

DM Sachin instructs for door –door distribution of PMGKY benefits
Leh,April 06 (Scoop News)-In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic leading to nationwide lockdown, GoI had announced financial assistance to beneficiaries under PM Garib Kalyan Yojna (scheme). Since there is a complete lockdown, District Magistrate Leh Sachin Kumar has given clear instructions to the banks for identification of beneficiaries on Sub-division and village wise, their verification and door to door distribution of the benefits in close coordination with the Sub-divisional Magistrates alongwith village Sarpanchs and Nambardars. The entire exercise shall be completed by 10th of April, Sachin asserted. In this direction, DM Sachin has instructed the banks to disburse the mone...

 
 Debate
Tablighis’ wrong: Nation pays the price
K B Jandial Amidst pandemic Coronavirus scare, Tablighi Jamaat (TJ) activists have become one single factor responsible for spiking the overall number of COVID-19 cases in India which under the leadership of PM Modi is religiously following a nationwide lockdown to prevent its community spread. The irresponsible, albeit, criminal act of the TJ has not only taken lives of many of its Muslim followers but also spiked coronavirus numbers in at least 17 states & UTs including J&K & Ladakh, doubling the number at the rate of 4.2 days than 7.2 days if it had not happened. People across India are outraged and call the Tablighis as Coronavirus “distributor” and China as “producer”...

Timepass in lockdown: a new problem
K B Jandial The lockdown amidst coronavirus outbreak has quarantined us in our homes for no fault of ours. Our all out-of-home activities have abruptly come to stand still, making most of we ex-civil servants restless as to how to pass time. Family as well as the administration warned us against COVID-19, being above 60 years of age fall on high risk category which probably Coronavirus is fanatically looking for as their unwelcome ‘host’. And honestly nobody is willing to risk his life for nothing. After retirement, we somehow managed to ward off the concern of idleness by exploring many itse-bitsy activities that take us out of the home for some part of the day with Sunday...

Mantra for COVID-19: Behave or Perish
K B Jandial With 21-day complete lockdown ordered by PM Modi to fight Coronavirus, India has literally come to a standstill. In a vibrant democracy like India people cherish freedom in many forms including movement form one place to another and it stands curtailed; but for the good of the people, albeit, survival. This is an extraordinary existential crisis, not experienced by our generation across the world. This is a testing time that demands patience, compliance of prescribed protocol and support to ward off this deadly infectious disease, declared pandemic by WHO. People of India, albeit, across the globe were never so scary as they are today, not so even during two w...

Social Distancing – Fall out of COVID 19
B L Saraf Social Distancing – Fall out of COVID 19 Countries across the world are fighting the novel corona virus as people in large numbers are falling prey to it .With the number of affected cases on the rise across Continents , we are in a situation not experienced in the recent past . The mortality rate may not be high ,as yet, to cause an alarm : medical experts in the country , nonetheless , tell us that as the virus spreads rapidly and widely the chances of mortality rate going up the graph are real , given the volume and density of India’s population . India , as indeed the whole world , has realized the gravity of the situati...

Harsh words spoil diplomacy
K.N. Pandita Iran has joined three other Islamic countries to express “anguish” on what they call “killing of Muslims” in recent communal riots in north-eastern Delhi. Turkey and Malaysia lost no time to react angrily on the incident. The OIC has also given vent to similar statement. None of them has ventured to know the facts of the incident available only from the Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India. Apparently, they have depended either on the sections of media usually critical of India or on what partisan sources conveyed to them. OIC’’s anti-India resolution is nothing new; it is a normal practice with them to begin with an anti-India resolu...

Delhi Riots: CAA-NPR Confusion, Politics of Hate & Modi’s Image
Straight Talk
K B Jandial Delhi riots have left behind a trail of wanton loss of lives and property: 52 dead, 526 shops, 142 houses, some schools & several places of worship burnt. Barring political posturing to placate their respective vote bank in this hour of grief, hardly anyone has remorse over such huge devastation and loss of face by the Govt. and the nation. Whether any political party accepts or not, they all are individually and collectively responsible for this carnage that has brought shame to Indian nation. Who gained from these horrific acts of communal violence in nine localities of North East Delhi? Were these avoidable? Were these spontaneous or well-planned conspiracy to de...

J&K has a new political party
K.N. Pandita J&K new political party called JK Apni Party is very much in the news. Only a day back its delegation comprising twenty-four members called on the Home Minister Amit Shah. If JK Apni Party (JKAP), the new political party inspired by senior Kashmir advocate-politician and former Deputy Chief Minister of PDP, Muzaffar Hussain Baig with Altaf Bukhari as the handle, is the replication of Bakhshi Ghulam Muhammad and his National Conference, then the fate of JKAP and its leadership will be nothing different from the fate that visited the Bakhshi. Congress propped up Bakhshi and Congress dumped him thus exposing the State to what it is facing since 1990. Will BJP behave...

New Political Party - Kashmir’s political laboratory at work
B L Saraf Kashmir may not be a big producer of commercial goods but it doesn’t lack ingenuity to manufacture political outfits which , many a time , are made to order . Raw material though has to come from New Delhi . Occasionally it comes from across the border . The striking quality of the raw material is such as to produce a malleable product , capable of being molded in any shape convenient to the supplier . Valley has a well equipped laboratory which keeps political market bustling with new products . The business started in 1953 and goes on , with new experimentations done ...

 Jammu News
JKHDC donates Rs 10 lakh to J&K Relief Fund JKHDC donates Rs 10 lakh to J&K Relief Fund
Jammu, April 07 (Scoop News)-Jammu and Kashmir State Handloom Development Corporation (JKHDC) today donated Rs. 10 lakh to Jammu and Kashmir Relief Fund as a contribution towards the ongoing efforts being made to contain the spread of Coronavirus. In this regard, Managing Director JKHDC, Rakesh Sharma, presented a cheque of Rs. 10 lakh to Commissioner Secretary Industries and Commerce Department, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, as a donation to J&K Relief Fund. The amount collected shall be deposited in the Relief account as a voluntary contribution from the staff of the Corporation. Managing Director JKHDC apprised the Commissioner Secretary that the donation forms a part of the salary of the Cor...

Navin Choudhary reviews functioning of various departments
Jammu, April 07 (Scoop News)-Principal Secretary, Animal & Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Department, Navin Kumar Choudhary today chaired a meeting of senior officers of various departments to review their functioning. Director Agriculture Jammu and Kashmir, Inderjeet and Altaf Andrabi; Directors Command Jammu and Kashmir, Smita Sethi and Tasaduq Hussain; MD JK Agro Industries and Development Corporation, Bhawani Rakwal, Directors Horticulture Jammu and Kashmir, Ram Sewak and Ajaz Ahmed; Directors Animal and Sheep Husbandry of both the divisions, Vivek Sharma, Purnima Mittal, Abdul Salam and Sanjeev Kumar; Director Fisheries J&K, M Amin and Additional Secretary Animal and Sheep Husban...

Advisor Baseer Khan exhorts PRIs, departments to work collectively for combating the Pandemic Advisor Baseer Khan exhorts PRIs, departments to work collectively for combating the Pandemic
Jammu, April 07 (Scoop News)-Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan, who is overall in-charge of Coronavirus Control efforts in Kashmir Division, today convened a meeting to review the measures being initiated by various departments regarding Prevention and Control of Covid-19. Secretary Rural Development Department and Panchayat Raj, Sheetal Nanda, Mission Director National Health Mission, Bhupinder Kumar and other officers attended the meeting. Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole, Deputy Commissioners of Kashmir Division, Director FCS&CA Kashmir and other officers participated in the meeting through video conferencing. The meeting held threadbare dis...

Advisor Khan reviews Labour & Employment Deptt’s mitigation activities for providing relief
to migrant inter-state, local labourers
Jammu, April 07 (Scoop News)-Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan today held a meeting to review the various mitigation activities being undertaken for providing relief to migrant inter-state and local labourers. The meeting was attended by Secretary Labour and Employment (L&E), Saurabh Bhagat; Labour Commissioner, Abdul Rashid War; CEO Secretary, J&K Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (JKBOCWWB), Muzaffar Ahmad Peer and other concerned officers. During the meeting, Secretary L&E, Saurabh Bhagat briefed the Advisor that Labour Commissioner, J&K has disbursed an amount of Rs 16 crore to 1.60 lakh workers @ Rs 1000 per worker as one time relief for procuring esse...

IIM Jammu Signs MoU with SolBridge International School of Business
Jammu, April 07 (Scoop News)- Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Jammu has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Solbridge International School of Business, Woosong University, South Korea for academic and research collaborations. These collaborations are a vital part of IIM Jammu’s international endeavors. The MoU has been signed by Prof. B.S. Sahay, Director IIM Jammu and Prof. John E. Endicott, President SolBridge International School of Business, Woosong University. It will be helpful in fostering the advancement in teaching, research, cultural understanding as well as the international reputation of both the institutes through student exchange, faculty exchange, joint man...

None can challenge Indian sovereignty over Kashmir: Brig Gupta
Jammu, April 07 (Scoop News)- Rather than cooperating with the nation in fighting the deadly coronavirus, it is highly condemnable and unfortunate that Kashmiri leaders through their touts are trying to internationalise a purely internal matter of enacting laws by the union government for the union territory (UT) of Jammu & Kashmir. Ghulam Nabi Fai, an ISI backed Kashmiri lobbyist in USA has issued a press release titled, “World Kashmir Awareness Forum rejects India's illegitimate moves in Kashmir,” stated Brig Veteran Anil Gupta, Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party. The entire press release smacks of a well-hatched conspiracy as the similar noises are being made by some self-centric...

Chief Justice interacts with senior lawyers of High Court via video conferencing
Jammu, April 06 (Scoop News)- Chief Justice Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Justice Gita Mittal today held an interaction with senior lawyers of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir via video conferencing. Prominent among the lawyers who interacted from Srinagar were Mr Zaffar Shah, Mr Zaffar Qureshi, Mr Ashraf and Mr Manzoor Dar. Mr Leela Karan Sharma, Mr Sunil Sethi Mr. Ved Raj Wazir, Mr UK Jallali interacted from Jammu. Besides these senior lawyers, President High Court Bar Association Jammu, Mr Abhinav Sharma and Executive member of High Court Bar Association Kashmir, Mr Ashraf Bhat were also present. Chief Justice exhorted upon lawyers to keep ascertaining about the well being of the law...

School Education Dept to launch dedicated grievance redressal portals
So far 87% students provided dry ration for midday meals
Jammu, April 06 (Scoop News)-For early redressal of grievances of government teachers, Principal Secretary School Education Department Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon today directed launching dedicated grievance redressal portals at directorate level. Dr Samoon passed these directions to Directors of School Education of both divisions of Jammu & Kashmir in a meeting via videoconferencing here. “I want all grievances of teachers redressed in a time bound manner. Now they can register their grievances anytime and they will get feedback of their grievances in a time-bound manner,” he said. The meeting was attended by Chairman J&K BOSE, Director School Education Kashmir, Director School Education J...

 
 Kashmir News
Two more villages declared red zones in Bandipora to prevent spread of COVID-19
strict restrictions imposed: District Magistrate
Bandipora, April 07 (Scoop News)-Two more villages in Bandipora district were declared as red zones and their surrounding villages as buffer zones to prevent the spread of corona virus after two persons from these villages were declared COVID positive in past two days. The villages include Gund-Jehangeer and Naidkhai. Earlier this week, six villages including Konan, GundQaiser, Gund-Dachina, Hakbara, Madwan and Pethkote were declared red zones in the district. On Tuesday evening District Magistrate Bandipora, Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza issued an order stating that it has become imperative to initiate restrictive measures under section 144 CrPC for immediate prevention of danger to human life, ...

No need to hoard essential medicines
Sufficient stock of anti-Cancer, Nephrology Drugs, Insulin preparations available in Valley: Deputy Drug Controllerr
Srinagar, April 07 (Scoop News)- According to a statement issued by the Deputy Drug Controller, Kashmir, in view of lockdown due to Corona virus pandemic, the services of top functionaries of government and Air Force have been utilized to arrange supplies of Anti-Cancer, Nephrology, allied drugs and insulin preparations, requiring special storage conditions and the medicines thus received have been kept at the disposal of needy patients. Besides, the suppliers, dealers and C&F agents have been asked to maintain a close co-ordination with the government so that all the essential drugs reach valley well in time for the convenience of patients and their attendants, the statement read. Th...

24x7 control room setup at Div Com office
Concerned departments to receive grievances on real time basis
Srinagar, April 07 (Scoop News)-On the directions of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole, the authorities had setup round the clock COVID-19 related control room, under the supervision of Nodal Officer & Revenue Attorney, Qazi Masood, at Div Com office. The control room receives hundreds of calls from all over the country regarding COVID-19 related grievances. Proper call inventory is being made and complaints are being forwarded to the concerned departments on real time basis so that caller’s grievance is immediately redressed. The control room also received calls regarding ration, life saving drugs, inter- district movement passes, Chemotherapy cases and other grievance...

No shortage of medicines as regular supplies reach Kashmir
Rumours suggesting otherwise aimed at creating artificial scarcity which hoarders use to their advantage: Government
Srinagar, Jammu, April 07 (Scoop News)- The government has said that Kashmir is receiving regular supplies of medicines and that there is no shortage in the region. It said that this clarification is due after a news report has suggested otherwise and reports of hoarding of medicines and panic among the general public as a result of it are being received from different areas. It said that there are sufficient stocks of all kinds of medicines available for at least one month with stockists in Kashmir — adding that regular supplies are being received from Jammu from where bulk - around three-fourths - of Kashmir's retail market requirement is catered. These drugs include both life-saving...

34 more persons discharged after completing two-week quarantine period in Srinagar
1756 persons discharged so far after successfully completing their quarantine
Srinagar, April 07 (Scoop News)-Thirty four more persons who were shifted into administrative quarantine upon their return to Srinagar two weeks ago were discharged Tuesday after successfully completing their 14-day quarantine period. All except one in this group belonged to Srinagar district. Upon being discharged all these persons were ferried home. Concerned supervising officers oversaw their discharge and their transportation. The group like all others before was under thorough medical supervision throughout their quarantine period and was discharged after clearance from doctors and health authorities. The remaining overseas-return or domestic travellers in administrative quarant...

Eidgah, Lal Bazar declared as containment zones sealed after several positive cases reported from the areas
3 containment zones including Chattabal sealed in Srinagar; sealing aimed at preventing spread of disease out of these areas and to enable smooth conduct of survey to determine extent of spread: DM
Srinagar, April 07 (Scoop News)- All entries and exits leading into and out of Eidgah and Lal Bazar areas of Srinagar were Tuesday sealed. The sealing of the areas comes in the wake of their declaration as containment zones after several cases of COVID-19 affected persons were reported therefrom. District Magistrate Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary who issued an order in this regard Tuesday said the sealing of the areas is aimed at preventing spread of the coronavirus infection out of these areas having reported several positive cases. He said it is also aimed at enabling smooth conduct of the survey in the areas being declared containment zones as ordered by the government. It is ...

COVID-19 fallout: Congregations on Shab-e-Barat prohibited in Srinagar
Prohibition indispensable in view of threat from coronavirus: District Magistrate
Srinagar, April 07 (Scoop News)- In view of the prevailing health situation because of COVID-19 outbreak the District Magistrate Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary has issued an order prohibiting all sorts of religious congregations and public movement on the occasion of Shab-e-Barat in Srinagar. The order issued under Section 144 of CrPC states that the decision to prohibit religious gatherings during the occasion has been taken based on recommendations of concerned authorities and reports from the field besides taking into account the current precarious health situation due to COVID-19 pandemic.. It states that these restrictions will remain enforced through the intervening night of April 8 an...

FCS&CA home delivers 56133 Mts Rice, 2700 Mts wheat in Kashmir: Director
Srinagar,April 07 (Scoop News)- Director Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Kashmir, Bashir Ahmad Khan today said that following the lockdown due to outbreak of pandemic COVID-19, the department has completed home delivery of 56133 Metric tonnes of rice and 2700 metric tonnes of wheat among more than 14 lakh ration card holders in Kashmir division. He said that the distribution process of wheat and rice for the months of April and May was started in all the districts of Kashmir division in accordance with a proper roadmap formulated with all the Deputy Commissioners and the department. He said that a total of 70769 Metric tonnes of rice would be distributed among the ...

 
 Other Stories
Three High Court judges administered oath of office by Chief Justice
Jammu, April 07 (Scoop News)- Chief Justice Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Justice Gita Mittal today administered oath of office to three newly appointed Judges of the common High Court for the Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. Justice Vinod Chatterji Koul, Justice Sanjay Dhar and Justice Puneet Gupta were sworn in as permanent Judges in a simple but impressive ceremony in Chief Justice’s Court at Jammu wing of the High Court. On account of guidelines with regard to measures for containment of COVID-19 pandemic in the country issued by the Government of India and the Gov...

DLSA team visits Central, District Jail
Collects data of prisoners eligible for their release as per criteria
Jammu, April 07 (Scoop News)- On the directions of Secretary District Legal Services Authority Naushad Ahmed Khan, Advocate Leena Devi, Panel Lawyer and Advocate Deepali Arora, Retainer Lawyer of DLSA today visited District Jail Amphalla in presence of SP Salim Beig and Central Jail Kot Bhalwal, Jammu in presence SSP Dinesh Sharma to collect data of the prisoners lodged therein who are eligible for their release as per the criteria/parameters laid down for their consideration of bails/interim bails, in compliance with the High Power Committee's directions and in granting them help from the concerned Courts, where they are facing trials and to assist the jail authorities for expediting t...

DDC Ramban launches website to register volunteers to prevent COVID-19
Ramban, April 07 (Scoop News)-District Development Commissioner, Nazim Zai Khan, today launched a website rambansahyog.com to register the volunteers who can help in fight against COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking on the occasion, DDC said that district administration has taken this novel initiative for ensuring better coordination among various departments besides mitigating the difficulties of the general public caused by the ongoing lockdown following the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic. DDC said that website has been created by the NIC team lead by DIO, NIC Naveen. He said that this website aims at facilitating all those volunteers who wish to get themselves registered for carrying out the ph...

DSEJ provides guidance and counselling to students through tele-counselling helpline AAO BAAT KAREIN
Jammu, April 07 (Scoop News)- Directorate of School Education, Jammu is providing professional guidance and counselling to school children through its Telecounselling helpline Aao Baat Karein (6006800068) in view of the lockdown situation arisen due to Covid-19 pandemic. DSEJ has collaborated with the Brainpreneurs – Child Development Centre Jammu to provide tele counselling by a team of clinical psychologists, counsellors, volunteer counsellors and academicians. Tele counselling helpline is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. including even Sundays and other holidays to receive calls from students, teachers and parents. In addition to counselling and guidance, the Directorate has opened the he...

NEUWJ advocates for insurance to scribes in Corona fight
Guwahati, April 07 (Scoop News)-North East Union of Working Journalists (NEUWJ), while appreciating the Union government in New Delhi and province governments of all northeastern States for supporting the frontline health workers including doctors, nurses, asha workers, paramedics,sanitation staff, etc who are fighting against Covid-19 outbreak with Rs 50 lakh insurance cover per person, request the authorities to extend the supports to media persons on duty. “As those professionals are taking risks to attend duties for saving the Covid-19 patients and also alerting others from getting infected with novel corona virus, the scribes and other media employees are also running for du...

COVID-19: At SKIMS, 238 out of 283 suspected patients discharged
24 positive cases under treatment, recovering well: Dir
Srinagar, April 06 (Scoop News)-Expressing satisfaction that SKIMS, Soura has fairly been able to contain, control and treat COVID 19 cases, Director Dr A G Ahanger today said that out of 283 suspected patients, 238 have been discharged and 24 positive patients who are under treatment are all recovering well. Dr Ahangar said that the very first positive case, the lady who had travel history has been already discharged after recovery and is now under administrative quarantine. Regarding the positive case of a young food vendor, he said that his situation was serious at the time of admission but now he is recovering well. Regarding treatment of non-COVID patients Dr Ahangar said that ...

HUDD evolving effective mechanism for door-to-door survey in Jammu, Srinagar cities
to ascertain pandemic spread: Dheeraj Gupta
Jammu, April 06 (Scoop News)-Principal Secretary, Housing and Urban Development Department (HUDD), Dheeraj Gupta, today chaired a meeting with senior officers of the department with regard to devising an effective mechanism for planning, conduct and supervision of door-to-door survey in Jammu and Srinagar cities to ascertain the spread of COVID-19. The meeting had threadbare discussion on various issues regarding the pandemic sparked due to Coronavirus with emphasis on the status of resources of Municipalities and Urban Local Bodies along with building up of capacity in terms of material and human resources. The Principal Secretary, while assessing the safety measures for the manpower o...

DDC Kathua distributes immunity booster medicines among QC inmates
Kathua, April 06 (Scoop News)-District Development Commissioner, O P Bhagat distributed immunity booster ayurvedic medicines among the inmates of Quarantine Centers in Kathua to enhance the body`s immunity, which plays an important role in maintaining optimum health. These immunity booster medicines will also be distributed free of cost among Health workers, PRIs, Old Age Homes, QCs, Municipalities, Civil and Police administration at Bani, Basholi, Billawar, Hiranagar and Kathua, DDC said. He also advised the inmates to maintain social distancing even during quarantine period and try to keep personal hygiene as well as cleanliness around their surroundings. DDC informed that 45300 food ...

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