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 Kashmir News
Don’t pay heed to unverified reports on social media: Dir SKIMS
Srinagar,March 29 (Scoop News)- 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 that corona cases in Kashmir would increase and followed by decline. The Director SKIMS in an official statement issued here said that this message is sheer imagination and has not been communicated by the Director himself or his office. ...

Cooking cost of Mid-Day Meal scheme to reach students through DBT mode
CEOs to submit banking details in 10 days: Dr Samoon
Srinagar, March 29 (Scoop News)-School Education Department has directed all the Chief Education Officers to submit bank account details of eligible students/ under parents within ten -days for crediting the cooking cost of Mid-Day Meal Scheme directly to them via Direct Benefit Transfer mode. The Government has also decided that two-month advance dry ration (Rice) would be provided to the eligible children through the Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs. The initiative was taken in view of the closure of schools due to Covid-19 outbreak. Principal Secretary School Education Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon has already directed Chief Education Officers (CEOs) to distribute tw...

Police distributes food items in Srinagar, Ganderbal, Bandipora, Shopian, Sopore and Handwara
Srinagar, March 29 (Scoop News)-Police in its special drive to reach out the needy people distributed food & other items in Srinagar, Ganderbal, Bandipora, Shopian districts and in PD Sopore and Handwara. In Srinagar, police distributes food items to the destitute families at Zakura, Pantha-Chowk, Nehru Park, Shaheed Gunj and Rainawari areas amid COVID-19 lockdown. Police teams from local police units reached to the needy people especially non-local residents and distributed essentials among them. In Bandipora, Police team from Police Station Sumbal reached out to people affected by the lockdown and provided them food and other items as a part of initiatives for the poor, whose livelih...

DSEK issues orders for regularization of 155 ReT teachers
Dr Samoon assures smooth, speedy regularization of ReT teachers
Srinagar, March 29 (Scoop News)-Directorate of School Education Kashmir today issued orders for the regularization of 155 Rehbar-e-Taleem teachers engaged under erstwhile Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan(SSA) to the post of Teacher Grade-II. The official order of the regularization reads that “Chief Education Officers of Budgam/ Ganderbal/ Kulgam/ Pulwama/ Shopian/ Srinagar shall be personally responsible to verify authenticity of original testimonials before giving effect to the order of appointment of regularized ReT teachers as grade-II in so far as release is concerned.” Notably, the Principal Secretary School Education Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon had received various representations from teacher...

Six arrested in Bandipora for violating restriction orders
Bandipora,March 29 (Scoop News)-On the directions of District Magistrate Bandipora, the Bandipora Police on Sunday booked six persons in Chandergeer area of Hajin town for violating restriction orders issued by the District Magistrate, Bandipora. Two FIRs have been registered in Police Station Hajin under FIR No 11 and 12 under section 188 IPC at Police Station Hajin against six persons for violating restriction orders thereby risking their own and the lives of others. All the accused have been arrested by the Hajin Police during patrolling in the area. Notably, six persons were also arrested by the Hajin Police on Friday for violating the restriction orders. While on Thursday an open ...

District admin distributes food kits among needy, migrant labours, destitute
Bandipora, March 29 (Scoop News)- District administration, Bandipora distributed food packets containing rice, oil, pulses, spices and other essentials among migrant labours, destitute and poor people of the district, today. Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora, Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza, said that in view of the lockdown there are numerous people who need help. He said that officers and the volunteers prepared food kits and about 600 kits were prepared till the Saturday evening which were later distributed during night among the needy while taking precautions. He said the food packets were dropped at the doorsteps of every household in need whilea maintaining social distance. The food packets ...

Agri department, Kashmir to donate one day salary
Srinagar, March 29 (Scoop News)- Department of Agriculture Kashmir decided to donate one days’ salary of all employees to COVID 19 fund. The decision was taken in an emergency meeting called by Director Agriculture Kashmir Altaf Aijaz Andrabi in which Joint Directors, Chief Agriculture Officers, Divisional Level Officers and Representatives of various Employee Unions of the Department were linked up through wattsapp . Director Agriculture apprised the fellow colleagues regarding the need for contributing towards the welfare fund created by government as a gesture to be part of mitigation plan being executed for the welfare of the people. Andrabi said that in this hour of agony...

COVID-19 Lockdown: Order Eatables online in Bandipora, admin will deliver at doorstep
Comprehensive plan devised to ensure no one has to come out of their homes: DC Bandipora
Bandipora, March 29 (Scoop News)-Amid lockdown to fight Coronavirus infections and COVID-19 if you are in need food items and other essentials, you can order on-line or call the district administration same will be delivered at your doorstep within shortest possible time. The district administration Bandipora started this innovative initiative to provide essential supplies to the people at their doorstep without moving out of their houses thus maintaining the social distancing protocol. Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza on held a meeting with representatives of Trade Federations and local e-Commerce Companies to devise a comprehensive mechanism to ensure home delivery of ...

Seven villages declared red zones to prevent spread of COVID-19 in Pulwama
Pulwama, March 29 (Scoop News)- Invoking prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC, Disaster Management Act and The Epidemic Disease Act, District Magistrate Pulwama said that there would be no inward and outward movement of any person from the villages declared red zones and the people would stay in their homes to ensure complete lockdown. In this regard District Magistrate today issued order according to which Khaigam, Sangerwani, Abhama villages of tehsil Rajpora and Gudoora, Chandgam, Pinglena and Parigam of tehsil Pulwama fall in red zone category while adjoining villages of these tehsils have been declared buffer zones, for the of safety and well being of general public...

COVID-19: Tangmarg death first possible instance of community spread in Kashmir
Srinagar,March 29 (Scoop News)-As the second COVID-19 death in Kashmir valley had no history of travel or contact, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Sunday said it is possible this could be an instance of community spread of the novel virus. “This may be the first case to have contracted the infection from community exposure,” said DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan. He said the elderly male hailing from Tangmarg area of Baramulla district had developed respiratory symptoms few days back and was admitted in SMHS hospital on Wednesday with Pneumonia. His test result came positive for the novel virus and was shifted to the designated COVID-19 center at Chest Disease hospital where he di...

Div Com visits KU campus Zakura
Directs to put arrangements on ready mode, inspects functioning of Psychiatric Hospital
Srinagar, March 28 (Scoop News)-The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandurang K Pole today visited University of Kashmir Campus at Zakura to review preparedness and arrangements in the institution for future exigency of COVID -19 suspects. He inspected the campus and reviewed all facilities which are required for Coronavirus suspected persons as per advisory. The Divisional Commissioner directed concerned to ensure all arrangements for Coronavirus suspects which include proper sanitation, fumigation, sensitization, adequate stocks of masks, Personal Protection Equipment, testing facilities, besides quarantine & isolation wards and other logistic support are in ready mode, for future ex...

1200 quarantine bed capacity set up in Budgam
DM Budgam Chairs meeting with nodal officers, stresses on effective contact tracing, travel history to combat virus
Budgam, March 28 (Scoop News)-District Magistrate Budgam, Tariq Hussain Ganai today said that around 1200 quarantine bed capacity has been set up at various places in the district besides putting in place other arrangements. The DM said this while chairing a meeting of designated nodal officers at district headquarter today in order to have a firsthand status of arrangements put in place to combat the requirements and other urgencies occurring due to ongoing covid-19 crises. The meeting was convened while keeping social distancing protocol in view. During the meeting, various decisions were taken and all the designated nodal officers were assigned various assignments. To help the nod...

Free ration distribution among poor families, migrant labourers begins in Ganderbal
Ganderbal, March 28 (Scoop News)-In view of lockdown to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 outbreak, the process of free ration distribution among poor families of the district Ganderbal and the seasonal labourers, who have come from different parts of country started here today. The Deputy Commissioner, Shafqat Iqbal distributed free ration kits to various poor, needy, destitute families and labourers at Buderkund and Bamlura. ADC Ganderbal, Farooq Ahmad Baba and Tehsildar Ganderbal were also present on the occasion. District administration Ganderbal has framed a comprehensive plan for smooth distribution of free ration among poor families and labourers. It was informed that free ration will...

FCS&CA Shopian delivers essentials at peoples doorsteps
Shopian, March 28 (Scoop News)-Under the supervision of Deputy Commissioner(DC), Shopian, Chaudhary Mohammed Yasin the food supplies and LPG has been delivered at the doorsteps of residents of the district by the department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs of district Shopian. DC said that home delivery of essential will continue during the lockdown period and requirement of every household will be fulfilled. He said that no stone will be left unturned to help the people of the district during these extraordinary times. He elaborated that these steps have been taken by the district administration in view of restrictions on public movement to control the spread of Covid-19 and ...

DM launches free ration distribution drive in Anantnag
Anantnag, March 28 (Scoop News)-District Magistrate Anantnag, Mr. Bashir Ahmad Dar today launched drive for distribution of free ration to the migrant labour class presently putting up in Anantnag district in sync with the government directions and provisions of Disaster Management Act. The district administration revealed that more than 2300 seasonal laborers from different states of the country are currently putting up in the district. Additional Deputy Commissioner, G.H. Sheikh and officials of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs department were also present on the occasion. The district administration is providing ration to the registered consumers at their doorsteps as per pro...

DAK urges doctors to use hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus patients
Srinagar,March 28 (Scoop News)-With 21 positive cases and a death due to the novel (new) coronavirus in Kashmir valley so far, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Saturday has urged doctors to use arthritis drug, hydroxychloroquine for patients who are diagnosed with the viral infection. “That would save lives and prevent spread of the disease,” said DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan. “A French study published in the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents has shown promising results for hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the virus, and when used with Azithromycin, it significantly reduced the viral load,” he said. “According to the study, at day 6 of treatment 70 percent of t...

Modi's efforts, initiatives would save India to combat Covid19: BJP
PM saved Kashmir after removal of Article 370: Bhat
Srinagar,, March 28 (Scoop News)-BJP's Kashmir Unit on Saturday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts saved Kashmir after removal of Article 370 and prevented people from getting killed, unlike other government regimes. Party's Kashmir Media-in-charge, Manzoor Bhat said they have full faith in Modi Ji stating that the PM saved Kashmir after removal of Article 370 and this time he would also, save the whole country and combat Covid-19. “After removal of Article 370, government-imposed lockdown restrictions to save the lives of Kashmiri people and this time too, government has imposed countrywide lockdown to save the lives of the people,” he said. "During the prev...

Srinagar administration home-delivering food grains and LPG to residentsSrinagar administration home-delivering food grains and LPG to residents
Distribution beginning tomorrow as per a comprehensive plan; home-delivery to ensure no one has to come out of their homes: DC Srinagar
Srinagar, March 27 (Scoop News)-In view of restrictions on public movement put in place in an effort to contain spread of the coronavirus infection the Srinagar administration is delivering food grains and LPG at the doorsteps of residents of the district. Home-deliveries are starting tomorrow on March 28 and will continue for a full week. The district administration has devised a comprehensive plan to ensure each of over 2.6 lakh households gets quota without having to move out of their homes. It has divided different zones of the district into sub-zones and planned distribution in a manner which ensures both reaching-out to all households in all areas and strict adherence to all adv...

Tarigami urges J&K admin to take up issues of stranded students, labourers with concerned state governments
Srinagar,March 27 (Scoop News)-The unprecedented lockdown across Jammu and Kashmir along with other parts of the country in view of COVID-19 threat has rendered thousands of J&K residents, including students and laborers, stranded away from their respective homes. A number of J&K residents are stranded in different parts of the country. These stranded people include students, workers in small trading activities and their families, who are helplessly waiting at different locations for some mode of transportation to reach at their homes. The administration must make a database of those, who are stranded outside J&K and take up the matter with the respective state governments so that fo...

19 students quarantined at GCPE Gadoora
DC Ganderbal ensures hassle free facilities
Ganderbal, March 27 (Scoop News)-Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal Shafqat Iqbal today said that hassle free facilities are being provided to quarantined persons at Government College of Physical Education (GCPE) Gadoora, Ganderbal which has been earmarked as Administrative Quarantine Center in the district. The DC said this during his visit to the College where 19 students are quarantined who have recently arrived from the Bangladesh and other places outside the UT of J&K. During the visit, the DC was accompanied by ADC Ganderbal, President Municipality Committee, Ganderbal, Tehsildar Ganderbal, EO Municipality, BMO and other concerned district officials. The visit was aimed to have first ...

DC Budgam visits Brick Kilns, distributes ration among labourers
Asks them to call him for any assistance
Budgam, March 27 (Scoop News)-Deputy Commissioner, Budgam, Tariq Hussain Ganai, today visited various Brick kilns in Budgam and distributed ration among the labourers who have arrived from various states of the country to earn their livelihood. The DC visited brick kilns at Waterwani, Nasrullahpora, Gariend and Chandpora and sensitized the labourers on measures they need to take to contain the spread of coronavirus. He urged them to maintain proper hygiene at their temporary shelters and ensure proper cleanliness and social distance during their work and stay. He said that as the work season has started, the non local labourers have arrived in Budgam after proper screening and were found...

DM Anantnag takes stock of the arrangements at Trauma Hospital turned Quarantine Centre Bijbehara
Anantnag, March 27 (Scoop News)-District Magistrate Anantnag, Mr. Bashir Ahmad Dar today visited newly constructed Trauma Hospital Bijbehara being augmented as Quarantine Centre to meet the requirement, if any. He took stock of the arrangements put in place including availability of Quarantine beds and other facilities at the centre. Additional Deputy Commissioner Anantnag, Mr. Gh Hassan Sheikh, ACR Anantnag, SDM Bijbehara, Tehsildar Bijbehara and other concerned officers accompanied the DM. The DM directed the concerned to making all the arrangements for healthcare, proper hygiene and cleanliness in the hospital, besides ensuring the safety of the front line health workers. He said that...

Div Com visits Bandipora, takes stock of COVID-19 control measures
Inspects quarantine centers, 24x7 Control room
Bandipora,March 27 (Scoop News)- Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K. Pole today visited Bandipora district to review the measures being taken by the district administration for prevention and control of COVID-19. He was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora, Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza, Superintendent of Police, Rahul Malik, OSD, Coronavirus Control, Owais Ahmad and officers from Div Com office besides other concerned officials of Health and Medical Education departments. At Hajin that witnesses four positive cases, recently,the Divisional Commissioner reviewed arrangements put in place by the administration including quarantine facility centres. He emphasized on adopting pr...

Covid-19: GDC Beerwah launches ‘Learn from Home’ e-classes for students
Budgam, March 27 (Scoop News)-In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, all students of Government Degree College Beerwah are hereby informed that the college has started the “Learn from Home” program, wherein teachers of various subjects are conducting daily e-classes over various online platforms like WhatsApp, Google Classrooms, etc. The students are directed to visit the college website http://gdcbeerwah.edu.in to register for the program. The students are also requested to get in touch with their concerned subject teachers on the phone numbers given on the website, for getting added to their respective study groups. ...

Srinagar Police solves theft and forgery case, accused arrested
Srinagar, March 15 (Scoop News)-Police in Srinagar solved a theft and forgery case reported to Police Post Chanapora and arrested one accused involved in the crime. Police Post Chanapra received a complaint from Javaid Ahmad Mir resident of Muchgam Budgam that some unknown person stole his cheques and has withdrawn an amount of ₹38000. A case FIR No. 48/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Sadder and investigation was initiated. Consequently, a special team was constituted under the supervision of SDPO Sadder Dr. Azhar Rashid-JKPS, SHO Sadder and DO PP Chanapora. During the course of investigation CCTV footage from the concerned bank was obtained which ...

194 stranded passengers airlifts from Gurez,
Bandipora, March 15 (Scoop News)-District administration Bandipora Sunday airlifted 194 passengers stranded in Bandipora and Gurez to their respective destinations. 69 passengers were airlifted from Bandipora to Dawar while 09 passengers were airlifted to Baduaab and 15 passengers to Neeru in Tulail block of Gurez Valley. 102 passengers were also airlifted from Gurez to Bandipora. Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza said preference was given to patients, paramedic staff, elderly people and students. DC Bandipora said more sorties will be arranged in coming days to airlift passengers subjected to weather conditions. ...

PCI team visits Baramulla
Interacts with media fraternity, Distt admn
Baramulla, March 15 (Scoop News)-The three member sub-committee of the Press Council of India (PCI) which is on a four days visit to Kashmir today visited Baramulla. The committee interacted with members of media fraternity to get a firsthand appraisal of the issues confronted by them. The PCI team is headed by Balwinder Singh Jammu and accompanied by two Members; Kamal Nain Narang and Syed Raza Hussain Rizvi. The team held detailed interactions with media persons representing various local and national newspapers, photojournalists, video journalists and news agencies who brought to their notice the difficulties faced by them in the discharge of their professional duties. Earlier, Dist...

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