Category Archives: Central Kashmir News

Leopard Spotted In Natipora Srinagar Area Of Central Kashmir

Leopard Spotted In Natipora Srinagar Area Of Central Kashmir

Locals Make Announcements On Loudspeakers, Police Urges People To Stay Alert, Teams Rushed To Area Presence Of Animal Established Efforts On To Catch Animal: Regional Wildlife Warden

Srinagar, June 13: Panic gripped Natipora area of Srinagar after a leopard was spotted there late on Saturday night forcing the wildlife department to rush a team to the area to catch the animal.

Locals of Har Namal area of Natipora told news agency—a leopard was spotted in the area at around 10 pm Saturday after which they informed the police. The police acted swiftly, informed the wildlife department, asked people not to venture out unnecessarily and urged them to stay alert to avoid any damage by the animal.

“Locals are making announcements through masjid loudspeakers in the area asking people to remain alert and not to venture out of homes unnecessarily,” Imtiyaz Ahmed, a local resident said.

Regional Wildlife warden Kashmir, Rashid Naqash told that immediately after they received information about the presence of a leopard in Har Nambal area of Natipora on Saturday late evening through the Police Control Room (PCR), a team was rushed to the spot to ascertain and scan the area.

“Presence of leopard has been established on the basis of tracks, pug marks and scats,” he said, adding that efforts are on to track and catch the animal—kno

Budgam Police Alongwith SDRF And River Police Resumed Rescue Operation Early Morning

Budgam Police Alongwith SDRF And River Police Resumed Rescue Operation Early Morning

Budgam: June 10th 2021: Yesterday afternoon Police received information that one teen aged boy namely Irfan Ahmad Bhat S/o Abdul Rashid Bhat R/o Arigam has drowned in a stream at village Arigam Khansahib. No sooner the report was received Police reached on spot and started rescue operation with the help of locals .

Meanwhile SDRF teams were called in for the operation.

The rescue operation was called off late night around 23 00 hrs due to dark and the same was resumed today early morning around 6 30 hrs .
03 teams of SDRF and River Police Srinagar fully equipped with boats and other necessary gadgetry are assisting Police and administration in rescue operation.

Hashmi Greets Pandits On Mela Kheer Bhawani

Hashmi Greets Pandits On Mela Kheer Bhawani

The Socio-Political Activist Syed Karar Hashmi from Central Kashmir Dub Ganderbal has extended his heartiest greetings to the Kashmiri Pandit community, on the eve of annual Kheer Bhawani Mela at Tulmulla Ganderbal which falls on the auspicious day of “Zeshta Ashtami” attended by lakhs of hindu pilgrims from across the country largely the Kashmiri Pandit Community, who throng the famous Ragyna Devi Temple in Tulmulla Ganderbal to seek the blessings.

In a message Agha Karar Hashmi said that this festival symbolizes harmonized cultural ethos of J&K and reflects of its glorious pluralistic values, here Nobody in Kashmir ever dreamed that a bunch of people will succeed in dividing us on such a way that your return will be too difficult and so long.

Today Kashmiri Pandits are not living in Kashmir due to political misfortune but they are still ruling in our hearts and we appealing them to come back and be part of the collective struggle against all upset and downs. Hashmi added

Hashmi reminded past memories of both communities participating in Marriage and death occasions.During the marriage functions of Hindus, Muslims were invited and vice versa.

Karar Hashmi currently studying at Qom Iran hoped that the devotees that could not come due to COVID-19 will witness the holy rituals and Aarti of the Deity as per the tradition via Social media and prayed Almighty Allah to bring Peace, good days and brotherhood back on the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

Socio-Political Activist Karar Hashmi also requested GOI and LG Administration to give all possible help and make every effort for returning of Kashmiri Pandits back as they are an inseparable part of the Kashmiri society, and the inclusive ethos, for which Kashmir has been known for ages, is incomplete without them.

JCB Seized For illegal Excavation Of Clay In Budgam Village, FIR Lodged

JCB Seized For illegal Excavation Of Clay In Budgam Village, FIR Lodged

Budgam, June 06: The authorities in Khansahib area of Central Kashmir’s Budgam seized a JCB during night raid for illegal excavation of clay at Chananowpora locality of Khansahib.

An official told that during the night Patrolling, Tehsildar seized the JCB used for illegally extraction of clay and FIR has also been registered against those involved in it.

Tehsildar Khansahib said that the drive shall continue in the area as many complaints were being received.

He said that a case under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Khansahib and further investigation was going on—kno

BJP Leader Killing: Ashok Koul Says It Is Security Lapse, “It Is Political Killing Don’t Link It With Return Of Kashmiri Pandits

BJP Leader Killing: Ashok Koul Says It Is Security Lapse, “It Is Political Killing Don’t Link It With Return Of Kashmiri Pandits

Srinagar, Jun 03: Jammu & Kashmir unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said Tral incident is a security lapse and questioned how militants were roaming freely in the area.

“It is a security lapse. We’re not security agencies aware that three unidentified militants were roaming in the area? Is not this a security lapse? We agree with the fact that our leader had not taken PSOs along with him,” BJP general secretary, Ashok Koul, told reporters at Srinagar party office.

BJP leader and chairman Municipal Committee Tral Rakesh Pandita was killed by suspected militants in Tral area of southern Kashmir last night

Koul said the government should admit lapses on its part.

He termed the killing as a political killing and said that this should not be associated with return of Kashmiri Pandits.

“It is a political killing and should not be connected with the return of Kashmir Pandits or other things,” he said.

He said BJP leaders are being targeted by militants from past one year in Kashmir.

He said such incidents should not take place. “Pandita was trying to strengthen the Municipal Committee and was working for development,” he said—kno

Charar-E-Shareef Hit-And-Run Case Solved, Accused Arrested: Police

Charar-E-Shareef Hit-And-Run Case Solved, Accused Arrested: Police

Budgam, Jun 02 : Jammu and Kashmir Police Wednesday claimed to have solved a ‘hit and run’ case in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district by arresting the driver involved in the act.

A police spokesman told that on May 30, a youth was killed after a vehicle hit him when he was riding his bike at Futlipora village of Charar-e-Shareef area following which the driver fled the spot.

He said that police after receiving an information shifted the injured to SMHS hospital in critical condition, where he succumbed to his injuries.

During the course of the investigation, a search for the vehicle was started and with the help of technical evidence, human inputs, and strenuous efforts, the investigating team zeroed in on one accused person identified as driver Jahinger Ahmad Dar, son of Muhammad Shaban Dar of Vishroi Shopian, he said.

“The accused was arrested. He has been taken into police custody. Besides, the vehicle used in the commission of the crime, was also seized,” he said

He said that further investigation into the matter is going on.kno

Verify Medicine Suggested on Internet From A Qualified Physician: Dr Syed Mudasir Qadri

Verify Medicine Suggested on Internet From A Qualified Physician: Dr Syed Mudasir Qadri

Says unqualified quacks may prescribe medicine and cure on Social Media platforms, Hesitancy in disclosing covid infection may cause severe complications later

“Corona positive cases are coming down and the curve has started to  flatten which implies that Kashmir has been successful to a great extent in controlling the Covid-19 disease”, said Dr Syed Mudasir Qadri, Associate Professor, Internal and Pulmonary Medicine, SKIMS, Soura.

However, he said that the  present phase is very critical and any complacency at this juncture may deflate out success, which according to him may become the cause for third wave of pandemic.

He appreciated Government for all the measures which were taken to prevent spread of virus including lockdown and implementation of Covid appropriate behavior to protect human lives. 

Dr Mudasir Qadri said people need to adopt covid appropriate life style and take timely action against Covid infection  to remain safe and to avoid later complications.

He advised people to acknowledge infection  immediately as symptoms start appearing and not to shy away in reporting  infection. Hiding infection may cause serious complications and prove life threatening at times, he warned.

Besides, he suggested to consult a doctor immediately if symptoms are noticed by a person so that timely medication can help in treatment and recovery. Other measures he said that will help to keep a watch on the infection is to measure oxygen level on routine basis, adding that if saturation percentage falls below 94, than the infection may well have affected pulmonary system of the individual. In such a situation patient needs hospitalization for further treatment, he advised.

Dr  Qadri also cautioned people regarding the medicine prescribed on Internet and Social Media by unknown persons. He asked public to verify any medicine, suggested on social media by some unqualified individuals and quacks, and instead approach a competent and qualified physician in this regard.

Moreover, Dr Qadri stated that vaccination is the strongest weapon against covid and advised to get vaccinated,  giving it priority over everything. 

While speaking about the future measures to be taken after easing of lock down, he said that as  the positive  corona cases are significantly diminishing each day and death cases are also coming down , there may be bright chances of easing of lockdown but added it should be done in a controlled way. He said that opening of schools in future should be done in a phased manner and number of students in a class shall also have to be limited each day.

Health Condition Of Incoming Passengers From Ladakh To Be Examined Medical Check-Up Centre Established At Sonmarg

Health Condition Of Incoming Passengers From Ladakh To Be Examined Medical Check-Up Centre Established At Sonmarg

Sonmarg, May 19: All passengers and drivers coming to Kashmir by road from Kargil and Leh shall undergo health examination test at tourist resort Sonmarg an official said on Wednesday.

The official told that from today, Health Department Ganderbal has set up a Medical Check-up Centre at Youth Hostel Sonmarg. He said at this Centre, the health condition of all the incoming passengers and drivers from Kargil and Leh will be examined.

The Centre will function 24×7, the official said.

He said the testing for travelers coming by road has started. “This would help in containing the spread of virus in the Valley,” he added.

Pertinently, the Srinagar-Leh highway is open for the traffic. Hundreds of people from Kargil and Leh enter Kashmir Valley on daily basis. 

Forces Launch Search Operation In Budgam Village

Forces Launch Search Operation In Budgam Village

Budgam, May 16: Security forces launched a cordon and search operation (CASO) in Narbal area in Central Kashmir’s district Budgam

Reports reaching said a joint team of the army’s 2RR, SOG Magam cordoned off Bani-Pora Narbal village and conducted house to house searches there.

Reports said that all entry and exit points towards the area were sealed off by the security forces.

A police officer told that a search operation was launched following inputs about the presence of militants in the area.

Searches were going on in the area when reports last came in. kdc

Central Reserve Police Force Personal Dies Of Cardiac Arrest In Budgam Central Kashmir

Central Reserve Police Force Personal Dies Of Cardiac Arrest In Budgam Central Kashmir

Budgam, May 09: A Central Reserve Police Force jawan died of a cardiac arrest in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Sunday.

An official told that the CRPF man identified as head constable Muheer Kumar of 35 BN posted at Humhama died of massive cardiac arrest.

“After completing legal and medical formalities, the body will be sent to his home,”he added.

Srinagar Administration Imposes Strict Measures To Enforce Corona Curfew, Several Vehicles Seized

Srinagar Administration Imposes Strict Measures To Enforce Corona Curfew, Several Vehicles Seized

Srinagar, May 04: The authorities on Tuesday imposed strict measures in Srinagar with civil and police administration on roads to enforce corona curfew in the city in order to break the chain.

Deputy commissioner Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz said that to impose strict corona curfew civil and police administration is on roads to ensure people do not violate curfew guidelines.

“I appeal to the people to stay at home and come out only in extreme medical emergencies. It is in our interest to break the transmission chain and at the same time we also need to follow all SOPs related to Covid-19,” he said

He also said that several vehicles have been seized and SSP Srinagar is himself on ground to ensure nobody is violating curfew guidelines.

He also appealed people to follow all Covid-19 SOPs including social distancing, wearing of face masks and vaccination.

Asad said that vehicles of all those persons will be seized who are coming out of their homes unnecessarily.

“Its a corona curfew and we are implementing directions of state executive committee. The situation is dynamic and decisions are to be taken as per the requirements,” he said—kno

Bear Attack: Rescue Operation Resumes To Trace Missing Youth In Ganderbal Forests

Bear Attack: Rescue Operation Resumes To Trace Missing Youth In Ganderbal Forests

Ganderbal, May 03: The Jammu and Kashmir police, SDRF and wildlife officials have resumed the rescue operation to trace the youth who went missing after bear attack in Dumail Naranag forest area in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.

An official told that a team of Kangan Police, SDRF unit Ganderbal, locals and wildlife officials intensified the rescue operation on second day today to trace the missing youth in the forests.

He said that the rescue operation was called off last evening due to darkness.

Earlier, on Sunday three youth had gone to fishing, where they were attacked by a wild bear.

The official said that two youth were rescued in injured condition by the locals while another went missing in the forest area after the attack.

He said that soon after the incident a team of Kangan police and wildlife officials launched a rescue operation to trace the missing youth.

The missing youth has been identified as Javaid Ahmad Mir son of Ghulam Nabi Mir, a resident of Wangath—kno

Police Units Asked To Facilitate ‘Hassle Free’ Movement Of Doctors, Health Workers: IGP Kashmir

Police Units Asked To Facilitate ‘Hassle Free’ Movement Of Doctors, Health Workers: IGP Kashmir

Srinagar, April 29: Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar on Thursday said that the police units have been directed to facilitate “hassle free” movement of doctors, health workers and essential services.

An 84-hour lockdown, announced by the government in a bid to contain spread of the covid-19, begins in 11 districts of Jammu and Kashmir from 7 p.m. this evening.

“During the lockdown period, all the police units have been directed to facilitate hassle free movement of doctors, health workers and essential services,” the top police officer said in a tweet as per GNS. “For any assistance Dial-112,” he said and urged people to “stay home and stay safe.” 

Trial Run Of New Oxygen Plant With 1K LPM Capacity At SMHS Hospital Conducted Successfully

Trial Run Of New Oxygen Plant With 1K LPM Capacity At SMHS Hospital Conducted Successfully

Srinagar, Apr 28: Authorities have successfully conducted trail run of a newly established Oxygen Plant at Sri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital here in Srinagar.

Announcing it, Deputy Commissioner Dr Aijaz Assad in a tweet wrote: “Trial run of new Oxygen Plant at SMHS hospital conducted successfully. From today we are adding 1000 lpm Oxygen production to the existing system at SMHS.”

“Appreciate Team Mech Engg Deptt who worked in double shifts & have made the plant operational in 96 hours”, it concluded.

Seven Persons Die Due To COVID In Srinagar, Toll Reaches 2,133

Seven Persons Die Due To COVID In Srinagar, Toll Reaches 2,133

Srinagar, Apr 25: Seven more COVID-19 patients died on Sunday morning in Srinagar, taking the total number of Coronavirus deaths in Jammu and Kashmir to 2,133.

An official told that seven persons who died today include 86-year-old female from Alamgari Bazar, 80-year-old male from Mehjoor Nagar, 70-year-old man from Harwan, 85-year-old female from Awanti bawan, 70-year-old male from Lal Bazar, 67-year-old female from Rainawari, Srinagar and 45-year-old male from Udhampur.

The official said that the 70-year-old male from Harwan, 45-year-old male from Udhampur, 85-year-old female from Awanti Bawan died at SKIMS soura.

He added that 80-year-old male from Mehjoor Nagar and 67-year-old female from Rainawari died at SMHS Hospital while 70-year-old male from Lal Bazar and 86-year-old female from Alamgari Bazar died at Chest and Disease Hospital Dalgate.

With seven more deaths, the fatalities due to Covid-19 in UT of J&K mounted to 2,133 including 1,329 in Kashmir division and 804 in Jammu division.kno

Tempo Catches Fire On Srinagar-Leh Highway In Kangan Ganderbal

Tempo Catches Fire On Srinagar-Leh Highway In Kangan Ganderbal

Ganderbal, Apr 23: A Tempo vehicle was completely destroyed in a fire mishap on Srinagar-Leh road in Kangan area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal on Friday afternoon.

An official told that the temp car caught fire during repairing works, resulting in complete damage to it.

He said the tempo belongs to Irshad Ahmad Lone son of Nazair Ahmad Lone, a resident of Doda.

“No injuries to any personnel were reported in the incident,” he added.kno

COVID-19: J&K Bank Budgam Branch Closed For Five Days After Two Employees Test Positive

COVID-19: J&K Bank Budgam Branch Closed For Five Days After Two Employees Test Positive

Budgam, Apr 23: Authorities in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Friday ordered closure of J&K Bank’s main branch for at least five days after two of its staff members tested positive for Covid-19.

An official told that the branch has been closed for at least 5 days after two of its two employees tested Covid-19 positive.

He said that all the primary and secondary contacts of the affected employees have been advised to self—Isolate and quarantine themselves.kno

CEO Srinagar Censures School Heads On Self-Made 50% Attendance Roster

CEO Srinagar Censures School Heads On Self-Made 50% Attendance Roster

Chief Education Officer (CEO) Srinagar has pulled up heads of institutions for issuing self-made rosters necessitating only fifty-percent of the staff to attend duty.

A communique, addressed to the heads of institutions says that “It has come to the notice of the (CEO) office that HOIs of some schools have issued rosters for 50% attendance of their staff on their own.”

Maintaining that ‘there are no such directions from the government till date’, the communiqué reads that “All the HOIs are directed to ensure 100% attendance of staff in their respective schools and desist from such exercise till government issues any direction in this regard.”

It has been further communicated to all the Principals, Headmasters, ZEOs to submit attendance of the staff on a daily basis through CEO App without fail upto 11:00 am. 

Five Persons Arrested, Two Tipper Four Tractors Seized For Illegal Mining In Budgam

Five Persons Arrested, Two Tipper Four Tractors Seized For Illegal Mining In Budgam

Budgam, April 20: Budgam Police arrested 05 persons and seized 02 tippers and 04 tractors found indulging in illegal extraction and transportation of sand & Bajri.

Acting upon information regarding illegal extraction of sand and bajri at Nallah-Shaliganga Dreygam. Police party of Police Station Khanshab seized 02 tippers and 04 tractors loaded with illegally extracted Bajri/sand.

The arrested persons have been identified as :

1.Farooq Ahmed Mir S/o Abdul Rehman Mir R/O Kanirah Budgam

2. Noor Mohammed Bhat S/o Maqbool Bhat R/o Arigam Budgam.

3. Showkat Ahmed Malla S/o Ghulam Ahmed Malla R/o Dreygam,Arampora.

4. Mohammed Ashiq Ganie S/o Ghulam Hassan Ganie R/o Kalichipora Budgam.

5. Ghulam Hassan Mir S/o Addul Gani Mir R/o Bugroo Budgam

Case FIR number 55/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Khansahib and investigation initiated.

CEO Ganderbal Orders Closure Of Schools And Coaching Centres In Ganderbal District

CEO Ganderbal Orders Closure Of Schools And Coaching Centres In Ganderbal District

Ganderbal, April 18 : Chief education officer Ganderbal on Saturday ordered the closure of all schools and coaching centres in the district.

In an order all schools in District Ganderbal shall continue to remain closed for imparting on-campus | in-person education to the students of all classes (i.e. upto and including Class 12t) till 30.04.2021. However both teaching and non-teaching faculty will attend their duties.

It is further ordered that all coaching and tuition centers imparting in-person teaching to students shall remain closed in the entire district till 30.04.2021 the order reads.

Pertinently, Government on Thursday extended till April 30 the closure of schools amid continuing upsurge in covid-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir.

“All schools in J&K shall continue to remain closed for imparting on-campus / in- person education to the students of all classes (i.e., up to and including Class 12), till 30.04.2021,” reads an order by Simrandeep Singh, member Secretary State executive Committee.

J&K Records 36% Rainfall Deficit, Srinagar Records Highest Seasonal Rainfall Since 2018, Only Two Districts Budgam, Kulgam Receive Normal Rainfall

J&K Records 36% Rainfall Deficit, Srinagar Records Highest Seasonal Rainfall Since 2018, Only Two Districts Budgam, Kulgam Receive Normal Rainfall

Srinagar, Apr 18: Even as the Kashmir received frequent rainfall from past one month, the Jammu and Kashmir has recorded deficient rainfall in the ongoing season, with official data revealing that the Union Territory (UT) has received 128.2 mms of rainfall till April 14 against an average 200.4 mm rainfall.

However, the official date reveals that Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir has received 51 per cent rainfall above than normal since March 01-April 14.

According to the data, Jammu and Kashmir has recorded 36 per cent deficit rainfall in the ongoing spring season.

Notably, the weatherman has predicted more rains till April 28, saying that the erratic weather conditions would continue till April 28 during which light to moderate rains are expected at isolated places across Jammu and Kashmir.

The data as per revealed that Srinagar has received 218 mms of rainfall from March 01-April 14 against an average 144.1, thus recording 51 per cent above rainfall from the normal.

This is the highest seasonal rainfall, Srinagar has received since 2018 as according to the day in 2018, the summer capital has received 109.2 mm rainfall while in 2019 and 2020, it has received 45.3 mm and 63.6 mm rainfall respectively.

According to the data, Jammu and Kashmir recorded 36 per cent deficit rainfall in the ongoing month. The data added that seven districts including Anantnag, Bandipora, Doda, Rajouri, Ramban, Reasi and Shopian have recorded deficient rainfall of 24%, 25%, 55%, 42%, 39%, 52% and 54% respectively.

Besides Srinagar, Pulwama, Kupwara and Poonch districts of the Union Territory have recorded excess rainfall. The districts have recorded 12%, 17% and 10% rainfall respectively above than normal.

Ganderbal in central Kashmir as per the data has recorded 102 per cent rainfall above than normal with figures saying that it has received 318.2 mm rainfall against an average 157.7 mm rainfall. Baramulla in north Kashmir has also received 21 per cent rainfall above normal.

The data added that five districts of the Union Territory including Jammu, Kathua, Kishtwar, Samba and Udhampur have recorded large deficient rainfall from March 01-April 14.

Nonetheless, only two districts of J&K in Kashmir division including Budgam and Kulgam have received normal rainfall, the data added.kno

Girl Ended Up Cutting Her Wrist’ Law Students Of Srinagar College Protest Against Alleged Ragging By Seniors

Girl Ended Up Cutting Her Wrist’ Law Students Of Srinagar College Protest Against Alleged Ragging By Seniors

The third-semester students of B.A L.L.B course from Kashmir Law College, Nowshera, Srinagar, held a protest against the high-handedness of the eighth-semester students of the same course.

“The seniors have harassed our classmates and yet the college administration is silent,” a student said. The students have alleged the claims of ragging against the seniors from the eighth semester.

A third-semester student, Nadiya (name changed), told that one of the female students ended up cutting her wrist and that later, she was referred to a hospital for treatment. “They threatened us that they’ll see us outside the college, and beat the third semester students, and none is taking any action in this regard,” Nadiya told.

“Because she couldn’t tolerate the bullying by the seniors, Afroza Akhtar (name withheld) broke the glass and tried cutting her wrist, due to which she is seriously injured.” Afroza’s sister said.

The family of the victim approached the principal of the college, and in response, he told them that he had recently taken charge of the college and also the ones who were involved in the incident were suspended.

Students also alleged that a few days ago, a third-semester student was slapped, which damaged his hearing.

The students told that they were ready to protest against this bullying today in the college premises itself but the gates were closed. “In the month of Ramadan, we are being forced to hit the streets. We have come here for the purpose of learning. This is intolerable.” Another female student of the third semester of B.A L.L.B while talking to the media outside campus said.

Meanwhile, when contacted the college administration for comments, they remained unavailable.

Transformer Develops Snags Frequently In Poshkar Area Of Kangan, Locals Stage Protest

Transformer Develops Snags Frequently In Poshkar Area Of Kangan, Locals Stage Protest

Ganderbal,15 April: The residents of Poshkar Kangan area of Ganderbal district on Thursday staged protest against PDD department for failing to repair their transformer which develops technical snag frequently.

Locals blocked Kangan-Wangath road and demanded attention of authorities in this regard.

The protesters alleged that the power transformer in the area had been damaged for a long time and the department was fail to repair it.

They said their children’s exams are being conducted online, which requires electricity.

They further added that the power transformer in the area breaks down repeatedly and on several occasions they informed the department to repair the transformer as soon as possible but to no avail.

We are submitting fee on time besides cooperating with the department but they aren’t taking our grievance seriously.

The protesters appealed to the district administration to ensure power supply to the area during the month of Ramadan and provide uninterrupted power to the consumers.

SSP Srinagar Checks Guards Deployed In Hotels In Srinagar

SSP Srinagar Checks Guards Deployed In Hotels In Srinagar

Srinagar 31 March: Srinagar Sandeep Chaudhary-IPS, accompanied by SP South and other officers of district police conducted a tour of hotels in Srinagar city. Guards deployed for protection in the hotels, where protected persons are accommodated, were checked and deployment was briefed to remain extra alert.

More CCTV cameras and centralised surveillance of such guards is being enhanced to ensure safety of protected persons.

Men deployed on guards were briefed to stick to SOPs very strictly and remain alert round the clock.

Elderly Tourist From Pune Dies Of Covid-19 At CD Hospital Srinagar

Elderly Tourist From Pune Dies Of Covid-19 At CD Hospital Srinagar

Srinagar, March 31: A 70-year-old tourist from Maharashtra died of Covid-19 at a hospital here, officials said on Wednesday.

They said that the elderly tourist was admitted to the Chest Disease Hospital Srinagar on March 30 after he complained breathlessness and showed other Covid-19 related symptoms.

Confirming the death , a senior doctor at hospital said that the patient from Pune, Maharashtra was suffering from “severe covid-19 Pneumonia”. “He was referred from SMHS hospital and was admitted here,” the senior doctor at the CD hospital, one of the exclusive facilities for the management of covid-19 patients here.

Sources said that the patient along with his son had surprisingly tested negative at Srinagar Airport on their arrival to the Kashmir Valley s few days ago. The elderly person’s son has also been admitted and is presently under treatment at a hospital here.

Maharashtra is one among the worst-hit states as regards the resurgence of Covid-19 in India and contributes most of the daily reported cases in the country recently.gns