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Locals revive lake in Srinagar, remove 1000 trucks of garbage

Locals revive lake in Srinagar, remove 1000 trucks of garbage

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Srinagar: An initiative by the locals of Srinagar city's Gill Kadal area to clean a lake and bring it back to life has finally paid off. The Khushalsar lake that lies in the middle of the old city had turned into a marshy land making it difficult for locals to even breathe in the area. However, in the last four months, the locals took it on themselves to start the process of cleaning the lake. Around 1000 trucks of garbage have already been taken out and it looks like the lake is alive again. Manzoor Wagnoo, the man who started this campaign, got the locals on board and later involved the government to help them in cleaning the lake. ''The most important thing is that in Kashmir, most of the water bodies are in shambles. I took this initiative with the word ‘Ehsaas’. People were walki...
Jammu Kashmir board exam 2021: JKBOSE class 11, 12 exams cancelled

Jammu Kashmir board exam 2021: JKBOSE class 11, 12 exams cancelled

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board exams 2021 Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha announced decision to cancel the JKBOSE board exams for class 11 and 12 in view of the COVID-19 situation in the UT. He said a detailed procedure for publishing of results along with a scheme of marking will be completed by the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) shortly.Representational Image (Pixabay) (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[...
Jammu and Kashmir: Special vaccination drive launched in villages adjacent to LoC

Jammu and Kashmir: Special vaccination drive launched in villages adjacent to LoC

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New Delhi: In the areas adjacent to the Line of Control, door to door Covid-19 vaccination drive is in full swing. In the Boniyar block of Uri, having a population of more than 80,000 and most of the villages are situated adjacent to the Line of Control and people of those villages cannot come to the vaccination centers, the health workers with Asha workers of Boniyar block have started a special vaccination drive to provide door-to-door vaccination to these villages population. Department has achieved 80% target In the first dose. Dr Parveez Masood, Block Medical Officer of Boniyar, says, "The population of Block Boniyar is more than 80 thousand at present and most of it about 60 percent population are living in the villages adjacent to the Line of Control and at this time our main t...
Huge cache of arms, ammunition recovered from vehicle in Qazigund, two arrested

Huge cache of arms, ammunition recovered from vehicle in Qazigund, two arrested

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police in a joint operation with other security agencies on Saturday (June 5) recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from a vehicle on the national highway near the Qazigund area in Kulgam district and arrested two persons. A top police official of Jammu and Kashmir Police confirming the news said “ On 05 June 2021, a checkpoint was established at lower Munda crossing (ps Qazigund) by Kulgam police & security forces.while checking a dumper truck (tipper) bearing reg no JK 02 BB 0949, 2 individuals behaving suspiciously were taken aside along with their vehicle for questioning/ search. The individuals (terror associates) are: 1. Zahid NabiS/O Ghulam Nabi DarR/O Samboora KAKAPORA Pulwama2. Mehraj ud din DarS/O Ali Mhd DarR/O Samboora Pulwama During...
Kashmiri duo make low-cost multipurpose ventilator, seek govt help in mass production

Kashmiri duo make low-cost multipurpose ventilator, seek govt help in mass production

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Srinagar: While COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across the world, it has also pushed innovators to come up with new technology. One such case is that of two engineers, Sajid Noor and Jehangir Ahmad, in Srinagar's Buchpora area who have come up with a low-cost ventilator. The ventilator will not only provide oxygen supply to a COVID-positive patient but will also help in monitoring the ECG, temperature and saturation via remote access. “If we talk about COVID that started over a year ago, the scarcity of the ventilators was the first thing that got highlighted all across the world. As far as medical research is concerned proper ventilation is the only way to save critical patients. This research struck our mind and we took an initiative to design a low-cost ventilator that will giv...
Jammu and Kashmir limits duration of online classes after video of six-year-old girl went viral

Jammu and Kashmir limits duration of online classes after video of six-year-old girl went viral

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New Delhi: Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha on Tuesday (June 1) announced that the education department has decided to limit the daily online classes for students. The decision comes after a video of a six-year-old girl became viral on social media in which she complained to PM Narendra Modi regarding long hours of online classes. “The school education department has decided to limit daily online classes for a maximum one and half hours for class 1 to 8, spread across two sessions. For class 9 to 12 online synchronous learning will not be more than 3 hours,” Sinha said in a tweet. “Pre-primary on a given day for interacting with parents shall be only 30 minutes,” he added. The LG said that the authorities must ensure strict implementation of the new guidelines. “Ho...
Encounter Breaks Out Between Militants, Security Forces in J&K’s Anantnag

Encounter Breaks Out Between Militants, Security Forces in J&K’s Anantnag

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Representative photo.The official said a search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire at the security forces. There are no reports of any casualties so far.PTI SrinagarLast Updated:May 11, 2021, 08:36 ISTFOLLOW US ON:An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, police said.Security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Vailoo in Komernag area of the district early Tuesday following information about presence of militants there, a police official said.The official said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire at the security forces. There are no reports of any casualties so far, he said.Read all the Latest News, Breaking News and Coronavirus News here...