Category Archives: North Kashmir News

Condition Of Three Handwara Family Members Suspected To Have Consumed ‘Rhubarb Leaves’ Remains Critical

Condition Of Three Handwara Family Members Suspected To Have Consumed ‘Rhubarb Leaves’ Remains Critical

Srinagar, Mar 30: Condition of three members of a Handwara family, suspected to have consumed ‘Rhubarb leaves’ on Tuesday evening, continues to remain critical at a hospital here, officials said.

“At least eleven members of the family were hospitalized after being found lying in an unconscious condition by their neighbours in Shirhama Mawar Handwara last evening”, the officials said.

“The villagers took the victims to PHC Qalamabad from where eight with higher complications were taken to District Hospital Handwara and on initial assessment at the hospital, the doctors referred all (eight) of them to SMHS Hospital Srinagar”, they said.

“Condition of three (family) members remains critical as of now”, they said.

When contacted, a medical officer at District Hospital Handwara told that prima facie it seems that the herbs (forest vegetables) they consumed were poisonous in nature.

A doctor who initially examined the victims at NTPHC Qalamabad told that they (family) more probably seem to have taken ill because of consuming a wild herb called Rhubarb (known in Kashmiri as Braand). “Rhubarb leaves contain high amounts of oxalic acid, which can cause health problems when eaten in higher amounts”, he said adding “symptoms of toxicity include mild gastrointestinal symptoms, as well as more serious problems, such as kidney stones and kidney failure.”

“We hope all of them are alright very soon”, the doctor opined. Gns

13 Sheep Killed In Suspected Leopard Attack In Qalamabad, Handwara

13 Sheep Killed In Suspected Leopard Attack In Qalamabad, Handwara

Kupwara, Mar 28: At least thirteen sheep were killed in a suspected leopard attack in Qalamabad area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on intervening Sunday and Monday night.

“Once I went to feed the sheep this morning, I saw many of them dead with blood lying around inside the shed” Owner of the livestock Zeeshan Gani Mir – son of Abdul Gani Mir in Mirpora village in Qalamabad of Mawer Langate said.

“There has been movement of wild animals going in and around the human habitation for quite a while now, however as evident by the nature of their injuries I guess the livestock has been attacked by a leopard only”, he said adding thirteen sheep have been killed in the incident.

When contacted, BO Langate Farooq Ahmad Pir confirming the killing of sheep told that they have ‘dearth of manpower and equipment(s) to deal with such situations’.

When asked about the spike in the incidents, the official said that “Wildlife animals are making entry to human habitation apparently due to scarcity of food and growing deforestation.”

The villagers have in the meantime appealed to Wildlife Department officials to make efforts to contain the movement of wild animals in and around the human habitation.

They also appealed to the government to provide compensation to the owner who has lost the livestock in the particular incident. Gns

Government Degree College For Women In Sopore Faces Staff Shortage, Students Suffer

Government Degree College For Women In Sopore Faces Staff Shortage, Students Suffer

Sopore, Mar 19: Students at Government degree college for women in Sopore town have complained about lack of teaching staff, thereby making them suffer a lot.

Students alleged that most of the posts of teachers at the college are vacant for the past several years and precious time of students is being wasted owing to shortage of teachers.

“There is lack of teaching staff for core subjects like Political Science, History, Tourism, Computer Application, Home Science, Disaster Management, Urdu, Islamic Studies and Sociology for the last nearly two year’s,” they said.

They said that lack of faculty is only adding to the miseries of students and they ably to attend merely one-two classes in a day.

“We have been approaching the college administration since long, but nothing has been done in this regard,” said a student of semester 3rd.

She said that they have already suffered huge academic losses during the past two years and there is a need to ensure every possible support to students at this juncture so that the losses can be compensated.

Meanwhile, when contacted Principal of the College, F R Beigh admitted that there is shortage of teaching staff and said that they have already forwarded the same to the higher ups but all in vain.kns

37-Year-Old Man’s Body Fished Out Two Days After Drowning In Handwara Area Of North Kashmir

37-Year-Old Man’s Body Fished Out Two Days After Drowning In Handwara Area Of North Kashmir

Handwara, Mar 09: The body of a 37-year-old man, who drowned two days ago, was fished out on Wednesday from a nallah at Mawer area of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

An official told that the body of Muhammad Amin Bhat, son of Ghulam Mohidin Bhat of Langate who drowned while extracting sand two days back has been fished out from the nallah.

The body has been taken to Sub-District Hospital Handwara, adding that after medical and legal formalities, the body will be handed over to legal heirs for last rites.

Mother-Son Murdered 8-Year-Old Kid In Kupwara, Buried Him In Woods: Police

Mother-Son Murdered 8-Year-Old Kid In Kupwara, Buried Him In Woods: Police

Kupwara, Mar 08: Jammu and Kashmir police Tuesday said that it has resolved the murder case of 8-year-old kid whose body was found today in the woods of Kupwara after almost three weeks and the two main accused have been arested.

“Since February 15, we had been probing all angles. We searched wetlands, woods and mainholes etc. During the course of investigations, it came to know that one Amir Khan and his mother hatched conspiracy to abduct and kill 8-year-old Talib,” SSP Kupwara Yougal Manhas said.

He said that over some personal rivalry with victim’s family, Amir Khan and his mother murdered the 8-year-old Talib and burried him in woods in Awoora area of Kupwara district.

The SSP said both accused have bewn arrested and further questioning is on.kno

Two Soldiers Injured In Bandipora Road Accident

Two Soldiers Injured In Bandipora Road Accident

Bandipora, Mar 08: Two army men were on Tuesday injured after a vehicle they were traveling in met with an accident at Aragam village of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

Officials told that an army vehicle carrying Army personnel skidded off the road and crashed into a field at Aragam village of the district.

They said that two soldiers were injured in the accident, who were shifted to a nearby heath center for treatment.kno

Police Evacuates Critically ill Patient From Snowbound Jabdi Village In Kupwara

Police Evacuates Critically ill Patient From Snowbound Jabdi Village In Kupwara

Kupwara, Feb 27: Jammu and Kashmir Police in Jabdi, a remote village of Kupwara saved a precious life by shifting a critically-ill patient to sub district hospital Karnah for immediate medical relief as the area is still out of bounds due to heavy snowfall .

“Kupwara Police evacuating a critically ill elderly patient from snowbound forward Jabdi area to SDH Karnah. The timely evacuation helped in saving a precious life,” Kupwara police informed in a tweet.

However, the Bijaldar-Jabdi villagers while expressed resentment against the authorities for failing to clear the road to the village, bringing hardships to them.

“There are many patients who need oxygen. Due to lack of electricity, oxygen patients have to be taken to Tangdar hospital which is 40 kilometers away from here, ” said Ayaz Ahmad, a local while pleading authorities to restore electricity in the area.

“We have no choice but to carry the patients on make-shift cot to reach sub district hospital Tangdar. We do not understand what sin we have committed. We are also citizens of this country. We also have the right to live,” he said.

While appealing to district administration to restore electricity in their village and clear the road, the locals alleged that their area is still out of bounds due to which they are facing difficulties every day.

Meanwhile, Despite repeated attempts, deputy commissioner Kupwara didn’t respond to repeated calls for the comments.kno

Indian Army Uses Drones To Supply Booster Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine To Forward Troops In Jammu And Kashmir

Indian Army Uses Drones To Supply Booster Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine To Forward Troops In Jammu And Kashmir

Srinagar, Feb 20: Indian Army on Saturday used drones to supply booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine to forward troops in snow-bound areas of Jammu and Kashmir.

In the video shared by the Indian Army, it displayed that a package is dropped as a line of sight issues don’t allow it to land or come lower. The package was well padded for protection.

Under the mission Sanjeevani, the medical supplies are delivered to the remote areas with the help of drones.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday informed that there are 2,597 active COVID cases, 4,44,646 total recoveries and 4,746 deaths.

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 175.33 Crore (1,75,33,01,956) today.

More than 27 lakh (27,47,926) vaccine doses have been administered till 7 pm on Saturday.

More than 1.89 crores (1,89,07,829) precaution doses for the identified categories of beneficiaries (HCWs, FLWs and over 60 years) for COVID-19 vaccination have been administered so far. (Agencies)

Commercial Goods Wroth Lakhs Gutted In Pattan Fire Incident

Commercial Goods Wroth Lakhs Gutted In Pattan Fire Incident

Pattan, Feb 18: Commercial Items wroth lakhs gutted completely after fire engulfed a Shed (Store) in buran village of Pattan in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday Night.

Reports reaching said that Many Commercial goods including Samrodi Items which were kept in store for sale in belonging to Abdul Gani Handoo S/O Ismaiyal handoo resident of Buran Pattan were gutted completely in the fire incident at Buran locality of pattan.

The goods were wroth of lakhs and turned into ashes they said.

Reports added that that fire tenders managed to douse off the flames and prevented it from spreading further with the help of locals and Police.

Meanwhile, an official while confirming the incident said the cause of fire was being ascertained. kns

4 Years On Public Health Centre {PHC} Khore Building Still Incomplete

4 Years On Public Health Centre {PHC} Khore Building Still Incomplete

Baramulla, 16 Feb: Notwithstanding the tall claims of the UT government about fast infrastructure development in the rural areas, the authorities however failed to complete construction of New Type Primary Health Centre (NTPHC) at Khore, Sheerabad village of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district despite passage of more than four years.

Four years back, foundation stone was laid for the construction of Primary Health Centre (PHC) Khore, Sheerabad, but it is yet to be completed, showing the indifferent attitude of the authorities.

“The work has been stopped many times in the past few years. If the work continues at snail’s pace it seems it may take many years to complete. We approached the concerned authorities many times and asked them to expedite work, but our repeated pleas have fallen on deaf ears,” said Ashiq Hussain Mir, Deputy Sarpanch of the village.

Not only thousands of people living in the area are facing immense hardships, but the medicos working in hospital also complain of inconvenience due to space constraints.

“How come it is possible for medicos to work in a damaged building? How can patients be treated owing to space problems,” Mir said.

“Except for first aid locals are forced to visit Sub District Hospital (SDH), Pattan for every minor ailment,” the locals rued.

They requested higher ups to look into the matter at an earliest and complete the under construction building soon so that locals won’t be forced to go to other places for minor illnesses.

Drug Peddler, Burglar Booked Under PSA In Kupwara Area Of North Kashmir

Drug Peddler, Burglar Booked Under PSA In Kupwara Area Of North Kashmir

Kupwara, Feb 15: Authorities on Tuesday booked a drug peddler and a burglar under Public Safety Act in Kupwara district of north Kashmir.

A police officer told that the PSA orders were passed by the Deputy Commissioner following a dossier signed against them by SSP Kupwara.

The alleged drug peddler who has been booked under the legislation has been identified as Irshad Ahmad Lone of Kawari Trehgam. Under PSA, government can detain a person without trial, in some cases upto two years.

The burglar booked under the PSA has been identified as Basharat Ahmad Khan of Batpora Hyama. As per the police officer, Khan is a notorious thief and his detention under PSA along with that of Lone had become imperative to prevent them from acting detrimental to the interest of the society. gns

Residential House Gutted In Midnight Blaze In Bandipora Village

Residential House Gutted In Midnight Blaze In Bandipora Village

Bandipora, Feb 07: A residential house was gutted in a fire incident at Chitteybandy village in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district during midnight, reports and officials said on Monday.

Reports reaching said that the fire broke out at around 03:36 a.m. in the single story house of Khurshid Ahmad Ganie son of late Ghulam Mohammad at Ganai Mohalla, Chittybandy Bandipora.

The structure along with household items was completely gutted in the blaze, they said.

A police official while confirming the incident said that the cause of fire is being ascertained but apparently seems to have been caused by electric short circuit.gns

Man Found Hanging Inside House In Kupwara Area Of North Kashmir

Man Found Hanging Inside House In Kupwara Area Of North Kashmir

Srinagar, Feb 5: A 27-year-old man was found hanging in Taratpora Ramhall in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Saturday.

“A police officer indentified the deceases as Mohammad Iqbal Chopan (27) son of Mohammad Sabir Chopan of Sharkoot Tarathpora Ramhall Kupwara.

A police party from Villgam reached the spot and took the body into custody.

The body has been sent for the postmortem. “Investigations are underway,” a police official told  underlining that it was premature to say if it was case of suicide or otherwise. “Investigations will reveal the facts,” he added. gns

Allege Unauthorised Absence Of Doctors Hits Patient Care At Trauma Hospital Pattan, SDM Pattan Says Will Look Into The Matter

Allege Unauthorised Absence Of Doctors Hits Patient Care At Trauma Hospital Pattan, SDM Pattan Says Will Look Into The Matter

Pattan, Feb 04: Patient care has taken a hit at the trauma hospital in Pattan area of Baramulla district due to alleged unauthorised absence of doctors at the healthcare facility.

Locals told that a huge number of patients were waiting for routine check ups at general OPD, but no doctor was available at the OPD.

They said that due to non-availability of doctors at the hospital, patient care has taken a severe hit amid Covid-19 pandemic.

They also alleged that several doctors are not punctual and they fail to understand why action is not being taken against them.

Meanwhile, when contacted, sub-divisional magistrate Pattan, Syed Fahim told that they will look into the matter. kns

DC Baramulla Chairs Meet, Reviews Progress Of The District Under ADP

DC Baramulla Chairs Meet, Reviews Progress Of The District Under ADP

Baramulla, February 02: The Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Bhupinder Kumar today chaired a meeting of concerned officers in his office Chamber in order review the status of the overall functioning of Blocks across the district under Aspirational District Programme.

On the occasion, a threadbare discussion with regard to the progress of the 26 Blocks was discussed wherein Deputy Commissioner directed the concerned officers to work with added Zeal and cohesion in order to achieve the indicators mentioned in the Aspirational District.

While reviewing the progress of the district, DC said that out of 26 Blocks of Baramulla district, few of the blocks in Baramulla district lack some indicators under Aspirational District Programme like health and nutrition, education, basic infrastructure, agriculture and water resources, financial inclusion and skill development where more focus is needed to achieve the targets.

DC emphasized for mobilising all the available resources productively and effectively for achieving the desired results.

Meanwhile various issues hampering the path of development were thoroughly discussed in the meeting which the DC assured that all the impediments shall be taken into consideration for their timely redressal so as to achieve the level of saturation in the indicators.

The meeting was attended by Joint Director Planning M.Yousuf Rather, ACD Yaar Ali Khan, CMO, Dr Bashir Ahmad Malik, CEO G.M. Lone besides various concerned officers of the district.

Government Of Jammu And Kashmir Assigns Charge Of Registrar Pulwama, Kupwara

Government Of Jammu And Kashmir Assigns Charge Of Registrar Pulwama, Kupwara

Srinagar, Jan 28: Government on Friday assigned the charge of the post of Registrar, District Pulwama and Kupwara, to two JKAS officers.

According to an order issued by the government, Dr. Fayaz Ahmad Banday, JKAS, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Pulwama, has been asked to hold the charge of the post of Registrar, District Pulwama, in addition to his own duties, till further orders.

Ghulam Nabi Bhat, JKAS, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Kupwara, has been asked to hold the charge of the post of Registrar, District Kupwara, in addition to his own duties, till further orders.

“These arrangements shall be deemed to have come into effect from the date of their joining as Commissioners in the respective districts”.gns

Amid Closure Of Road, Two Patients Airlifted From Gurez Valley

Amid Closure Of Road, Two Patients Airlifted From Gurez Valley

Bandipora, Jan 28: The administration in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Friday airlifted two patients from snowbound Gurez valley to Bandipora for immediate medical relief, officials said.

Officials at District Control Room Bandipora told that on the directions of DC, Bandipora, Dr Owais Ahmad, the two patients identified as Ruqaya Nusrat, Daughter of Muhammad Shafi of Sardab and Rupanee Begum, wife of Habib Sheikh of Sheikhpora requiring emergency treatment, were airlifted from Gurez valley.

The officials said that the patients later were shifted to the hospital for special treatment.

Notably, the snow-clad Gurez valley remains cut off from the rest of the Kashmir parts during winters, owing to heavy snowfall in the valley.kno

Police Arrests 14 Gamblers In Baramulla, Stake Money Seized, Notorious Drug Peddler Detained Under PSA

Police Arrests 14 Gamblers In Baramulla, Stake Money Seized, Notorious Drug Peddler Detained Under PSA

Srinagar, January 24: Police on Monday said that they have arrested fourteen gamblers as well detained a notorious drug peddler under PSA in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

In statement issued the police said that acting tough against social crimes, Police in Baramulla have arrested 14 gamblers and seized stake money from their possession. Besides, a notorious drug peddler was detained under PSA.

The statement further stated that acting on specific information, police parties from Police Station Kunzer and Police Station Pattan raided gambling sites at Takiya Batpora, Hardu Aboora, Hanjiwera Bala & Kripalpora Payeen following an input about gambling activities and apprehended 14 gamblers.

Officers have seized stake money of ₹36,440/- and playing cards from the gamblers. They have been arrested and shifted to respective police stations where they remain in custody, he said.

Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered in respective police stations and further investigation is in progress, he said.

Moreover, a notorious drug peddler namely Muzamil Majeed Bhat @Hashim son of Abdul Majeed Bhat resident of Mohalla Mir Sahib Baramulla was detained under PSA for his active involvement in drug peddling activities in Baramulla Town. Several cases under NDPS Act stands already registered against him. He has been lodged at Central Jail Kot Bilwal Jammu under detention orders received from Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, he said.

The police spokesman firther said that persons found indulging in criminal activities shall be dealt as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with the local police units, reads the statement. gns

Locals In North Kashmir’s Kupwara Stage Protest Against Absence Of Doctors, Non-Availability Of Electricity

Locals In North Kashmir’s Kupwara Stage Protest Against Absence Of Doctors, Non-Availability Of Electricity

Kupwara, Jan 24: Locals from Drugmulla area of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district Monday staged a protest against the absence of doctors and Para-medical staff from Community Health Centre. They also raised slogans against PDD alleging that despite paying fatty bills, Drugmulla and its adjacent areas are reeling under darkness.

Eyewitnesses told that a large number of people assembled at Drugmulla Chowk and held a demonstration against the non-availability of doctors and Para-medic staff at Community Health Centre, Drugmulla.

They said that making Covid-19 an excuse, this Community Health Centre have been deprived of the staff.

“When you are going to deploy doctors for Covid-19 duties only, then who is going to take care of common patients,” the protesters said and alleged that patients have been suffering immensely due to the callous attitude of the Health Services officials.

They said not a single Covid-19 related case has been reported from the area and still, doctors and Para-medical staff have been posted for Covid-19 duties.

The protesters also raised slogans against Power Development Department for failing to provide electricity. “PDD even doesn’t follow its own schedule and resorts to power cuts at will. We pay hefty power bills but poor services,” they said. knt

Tanghdar Family Accuses Doctor Of Killing New Born Baby With Head Injury

Tanghdar Family Accuses Doctor Of Killing New Born Baby With Head Injury

Kupwara, Dec 19: In a very shocking incident, family members of a woman Sunday alleged that their newborn baby died hours after being delivered at SDH Tangdhar due to sharp blade injuries on his head allegedly due to negligence of the health team who attended her on time of delivery.

Abid Qayoom,elder brother of the woman while talking to news agency—Kashmir News observer (KNO) said that his sister was admitted to Sub District Hospital (SDH) Tangdhar on Friday evening and Saturday morning at around 06:00 she gave birth to a baby boy.

He said that immediately after birth his health conditions started to deteriorate and was under the supervision of a health team there but at around 11:00 am Saturday they (Doctors/ Health team) referred him to Handwara District Hospital for further medical examination.

“After reaching Handwara Hospital, the doctors attended the infant and found a injury on his head due to which maximum points of blood was lost with the result the health conditions further started to deteriorate,” Abid said. “For the safety and health improvement of the baby doctors there advised us to go to Srinagar for more advanced medical attention to save the precious life.”

Abid also said that but it was a half-lived joy by our family and all were thunderstruck and shell shocked as he passed away halfway to Srinagar at Pattan and all of these sufferings and pain were only because of the carelessness of the medical team at SDH Tangdhar.

“They didn’t cater to my sister and baby well and it is because of their callous approach and negligence that we are made to witness this moment,” Abid said adding that this was the first child of my sister who passed away just hours after being born.

He stated that I won’t blame anyone rather it’s complete medical negligence of the SDH Tangdhar medical team since doctors at Handwara hospital found that the newborn baby has some sharp cut on his head which led to this death.

The family members have demanded stern action against the SDH Tangdhar medical team saying that it’s their negligence and they must accept it without any further explanation as is evident from the head injury.

Meanwhile, Dr. Mehraj Chief Medical Officer (CMO), told that he is now aware of the aforementioned incident but said that he’ll verify.

“I’ll look into it but as of now I don’t know anything about the same”, Dr. Mehraj said.kno

Sajad Lone Hits Out At NC Over Its “U-turn” On Delimitation Commission, Reminds Party Of Its Statement That Participation Would Tantamount To Accepting August 5 Decisions

Sajad Lone Hits Out At NC Over Its “U-turn” On Delimitation Commission, Reminds Party Of Its Statement That Participation Would Tantamount To Accepting August 5 Decisions

Srinagar, Dec 18: Reminding National Conference of its own statement that participation in the delimitation commission would tantamount to accepting BJP-led central government’s August 5 decisions on Kashmir, Peoples Conference chief Sajad Gani Lone on Saturday asked the party to explain how it was endorsement to abrogation of the Article 370 then and not now.

In a tweet, Peoples Conference put out a statement made earlier by the NC that participation in proceedings of delimitation commission would tantamount to accepting August 5 decisions and it is unwilling to do so.

“Please at least have the courtesy to show even some pretense and explain how it was tantamount to endorsement then and not now. Digital world. Digital proof. Chit bhi meri patt be meri won’t work. Era of Multiple speeches Srinagar and Delhi— in multiple places is over,” Lone tweeted. In another tweet, the party asked NC what compelled it to participate in proceedings of delimitation commission. “

These are the utterances of Dr. Farooq Abdullah. What changed between then and now for the NC to now participate. Is it not tantamount to endorsing August 5 decisions now?

There is a limit on monopoly on morality. Please at least have the courtesy to show even some pretense and explain how it was tantamount to endorsement then and how it is not tantamount to endorsement now, ” the party tweeted. It is pertinent to mention that NC had earlier boycotted proceedings of the panel, saying it is the product of Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act- 2019 which it had challenged in the Supreme Court—kno

Shahgund Encounter: People Asked To Record Statements Before Inquiry Officer

Shahgund Encounter: People Asked To Record Statements Before Inquiry Officer

Bandipora, Dec 7: Following Supreme Court guidelines, government has decided to record the statements of witnesses with regard to Shahgund Bandipora encounter that took place on 11th of October this year.

At Shahgund a militant was killed in a gunfight.

Assistant Commissioner Revenue Bandipora as per news agency has issued a notification with regard to Shahgund encounter asking people rather witnesses if any to record their statements within 10 days from 8 to 17 December.

“District Magistrate Bandipora has appointed Assistant Commissioner Revenue as inquiry officer for conducting inquiry into the incident which occurred at Shahgund on 11 October this year so as to ascertain the facts and circumstance related to the incident.”

People who are in knowledge of the incident and are willing to record statements have been asked to appear before Assistant Commissioner Revenue from December 8 to December 17. 

Suspected Object Recovered, Destroyed Along Lolab-Kupwara Road

Suspected Object Recovered, Destroyed Along Lolab-Kupwara Road

Kupwara, Dec 03: The security forces on Friday recovered and destroyed a suspected object along Lolab-Kupwara road.

An official statement issued reads that based on specific input Indian Army was on alert and was carrying out searches along the main roads for suspected IED.

“On 03 Dec 2021 at about 1145 hrs9 suspicious Metal Cylindrical object connected to a battery by wires was noticed lying along the culvert of road leading from Kupwara to Kalarooch.”

The area was immediately cordoned off, jointly by troops of Indian Army (41RR),140 Bn BSF & SOG (Kupwara Police), it said, adding that for saving the lives of locals and avoiding any untoward incident, the traffic was halted on the road.

It said that the Bomb disposal teams of Indian Army reached the spot and with due deligence and safety moved the suspected object from road to a safer place in the forest.

Later, the traffic was resumed on the road, adding that the suspected object was destroyed by the Bomb disposal team.

The synergised efforts of Indian Army, BSF and Kupwara Police averted a major incident from occuring, thus saving the innocent lives of locals, the official statement added.

Scores Of Patients Kept Waiting As Lone Doctors Fails To Turn Up For Duty At NTPHC Qalamabad

Scores Of Patients Kept Waiting As Lone Doctors Fails To Turn Up For Duty At NTPHC Qalamabad

Handwara, Dec 1: Scores of patients were kept waiting as lone doctor at New Type primary Health Centre (NTPHC) Qalamabad here in this north Kashmir district of Kupwara failed to attend duties till late afternoon on Wednesday.

Patients and attendants told that they have been waiting for the only doctor posted in the healkth facility.

“We have done tests and report is with us but there is no doctor to whom we could show the same and according prescribe medicine so that the patient gets relief,” said a resident of the area who has been waiting for the doctor to turn up for the legitimate duties. Many patients and their attendants were seen roaming in the hospital, eagerly waiting for the doctor who was yet reach hospital when this report was filed at mid afternoon.

When contacted, Block Medical Officer told that the doctor is stuck in traffic jam and would soon see the patients.

The locals of the area raised question on the non-availability of the doctor. “While action as warranted under law should be taken against the doctor for failing to reach the duty on time, authorities should post sufficient doctors so that people are not made to suffer more so in case of emergency.” 

Jammu And Kashmir Bank Sopore Branch Closed After Two Employees Test Positive

Jammu And Kashmir Bank Sopore Branch Closed After Two Employees Test Positive

Sopore : Jammu and Kashmir Bank in Sopore of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district was closed on Wednesday after some employees tested positive for COVID-19.

An official told that some employees of the bank were recently tested positive for COVID-19, he said, the bank administration ordered the closure of the J&K bank’s main chowk branch as a precautionary measure.

The officer further said that all the close contacts including employees have been asked to get tested for COVID-19.