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Traders in J&K seek govt. help as COVID-19 curbs hit businesses

‘Corona curfew’ enters 11th day in Union Territory. The ‘corona curfew’ entered the 11th day on May 8 in J&K, with no let-up in COVID-19 cases. Traders have sought help from the government to cope with losses. A police spokesman said since the outbreak of second wave of Coronavirus, the J&K police had enhanced their […]

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Policeman injured in Anantnag attack

A policeman was injured in a militant attack in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Saturday evening, the police said. “At about 6.20 p.m., a police party was being replaced by another party near Lazibal Anantnag when terrorists opened fire. One policeman received minor injuries [in the attack],” the police said. The police said the party […]

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Only 54% healthcare workers vaccinated in J&K, says official figure

According to the official data accessed by The Hindu, only 49,408 doctors and paramedic staff were vaccinated till April 19 out of 1.22 lakh healthcare workers registered. Only 54.41% healthcare workers, including doctors and nurses, have been vaccinated in Jammu and Kashmir even as 90 days have passed since the vaccine drive was started in […]

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Firefight on to flush out militants in J&K’s Shopian

Inputs received about their presence in forest area: official Security forces on Saturday launched an operation against a group of militants hiding in a forest area in south Kashmir’s Shopian. An official said four to five militants were suspected to be hiding in a forest range between Shopian and Kulgam. “A search operation is on. […]

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Kashmir valley’s healing gardens are in bloom

Hundreds throng to view the valley’s colourful spring, which brings mental relief to the gloom of lockdowns and winter Hundreds of people are flocking to Kashmir’s blooming almond alcoves and tulip gardens, described by some local mental health professionals as “therapeutic for the scarred psyche”. The valley has been under prolonged spells of lockdown over […]