Drug Peddler Arrested, 2 Kgs Of Heroin Recovered In Karnah

Drug Peddler Arrested, 2 Kgs Of Heroin Recovered In Karnah

Kupwara, Jun 8: Jammu and Kashmir Police in Kupwara said to have arrested a drug peddler on whose possession it claimed to have recovered two kilograms of Heroin here in Yariban Hajitra in Taad area of Karnah.

According to police they said during checking, the Naka party intercepted a person in a suspicious condition, following which he was apprehended and on his disclosure identified as Naseer Ahmad Shiekh a resident of Hajitra.

During the personal search two packets of Heroin weighing about two kilograms were recovered from the possession of apprehended person, it said.

Accordingly a legal action has been taken and a case vide FIR Number 61/21 under section 8/21 NDPS Act has been registered in Police Station Karnah against the accused person and investigations into it taken up, it said.

The war against these drug peddlers will continue and those found involved in these acts will be strictly dealt under law, it further said. gns

Seven More Died Due To Covid-19 In Jammu And Kashmir, Toll 4097

Seven More Died Due To Covid-19 In Jammu And Kashmir, Toll 4097

Srinagar, June 8: Jammu and Kashmir reported seven more covid-19 death since last evening, taking the total fatality count to 4097, officials said on Tuesday.

They said a 65-year-old woman from Panzoo Tral died at District Hospital Pulwama, ten days after she was admitted there.

A woman from Brah died a day after she was admitted to GMC Anantnag, the officials said.

A 50-year-old woman from Nowshera Rajouri died at GMC Rajouri, four days after she was admitted there, they said.

Three deaths were reported at GMC Jammu and one at SMHS hospital here, they said.

Lately, there has been decrease in both the number of daily cases and deaths. So far 180 people have died this month while over 8000 cases have been added to the overall tally. On Monday J&K reported 977 fresh cases, lowest in two months.

Last month was deadliest as J&K recorded 1625 Covid-19 deaths. The fatalities in these 31 days accounted for 41.59% of the total deaths reported in J&K so far since March last year. Also 114359 Infections were added to overall tally during the month of May. gns

25 Year Old Youth Among 5 More Die Of Covid-19, J&K Toll 4095

25 Year Old Youth Among 5 More Die Of Covid-19, J&K Toll 4095

Srinagar, June 7: A 25-year-old man was among five more people who succumbed to covid-19 in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the fatality count to 4095, officials said on Monday.

Official sources told that the 25-year-old youth was from Bahufort and died at GMC Jammu.

A 35-year-old woman from Muthi Camp, and a 35-year-old man from Bihar, at present Kishtwar, also died at the same facility, they said.

A 58-year-old man from Shopian died at SKIMS Bemina, 12 days after he was admitted to the one among the covid-19 management facilities here.

A 60-year-old man from Aalikadal Srinabar, died fortnight after he was admitted to the facility, they said.

Lately, there has been decrease in both the number of daily cases and deaths. So far 172 people have died this month while over 8000 cases have been added to the overall tally. Last month was deadliest as J&K recorded 1625 Covid-19 deaths. The fatalities in these 31 days accounted for 41.59% of the total deaths reported in J&K so far since March last year. Also 114359 Infections were added to overall tally. gns

Missing Minor Boy From Bandipora Traced In New Delhi After 9 Months

Missing Minor Boy From Bandipora Traced In New Delhi After 9 Months

Bandipora, June 07: A missing minor boy from north Kashmiri’s Bandipora district was finally traced in New Delhi after all but nine months, police said on Monday.

A Police official told that a missing minor boy identified as Rashid Sheikh son of Abdul Rashid Sheikh, a resident of Kondbal at present Rakh-Asham area of Sonawari was missing since September 20, 2020 from his maternal fathers house, was traced in New Delhi by the Delhi police along with a team of Bandipora Police.

He said that after completing the legal formalities, the minor boy was handed over to his family members at police station in Sumbal.

Family members have appreciated the role of Bandipora police for tracing their minor son after nine months. kdc

Cricketers, Spectators Immune To COVID-19 In South Kashmir’s Pulwama? Thousands Seen Enjoying Cricket Match Without Following SOPs

Cricketers, Spectators Immune To COVID-19 In South Kashmir’s Pulwama? Thousands Seen Enjoying Cricket Match Without Following SOPs

Pulwama, Jun 7: Thousands of people, potentially a super-spreader gathering, were seen violating the COVID-19 related guidelines openly during a Twenty-20 Cricket match in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday.

The huge crowd of people flocked to Musarmarg area in C.B. Nath Argicheck, 14 km from district headquarters, to witness a cricket match and flouted all guidelines concerning the pandemic. People were without face masks and social distancing also went for a toss.

The videos of the cricket tournament have been going viral on social media while the brazen violations have been ignored by the district administration.

With authorities imposing strict restrictions in main town Pulwama while ignoring all other huge crowds, potentially super-spreaders, the lockdown seems only a cosmetic step.

Shopkeepers, drivers and other such people whose business has been badly affected by the restrictions induced by COVID-19 are already complaining about the ‘unlock’ roster made public by DM Pulwama on May 30.

One of the shopkeepers, Adil Ahmad, running a photostat shop told that he was clueless whether to open his shop or not. “I don’t know which category I am falling and when I am allowed to open my shop. Even I got the roster but I can’t figure it out,” he said.

“This is not a roster for opening of shops but closing of businesses altogether,” another irked shopkeeper, Nisar Ahmad said while reacting to the news of imposition of strict restrictions on Friday.

Given the fact that the tournament has been going on from the last month or so, it is really ironical to see no action from the authorities.

Earlier, such a violation was brought into the notice of Naib Tehsildar Pulwama, Muhammad Ramzan Magray on May 8 when the matches were played in Lajoora area of Pulwama and he had assured action. “They will be penalised as per the government’s COVID-19 guidelines,” he had said.

“Are cricketers and spectator’s immune to COVID-19 in Pulwama? Authorities are answerable to the people who are incurring losses on a daily basis due to the lockdown while those hankering after ‘entertainment’ in this ongoing pandemic are given uncontrolled freedom to participate in potential super-spreader events,” questioned a trader.

Efforts to contact District Magistrate Pulwama, Baseer-ul-Haq Choudhary for response didn’t materialize. (KNT)

Two Passenger Trains Collide In Pakistan, 36 Killed, Scores Injured

Two Passenger Trains Collide In Pakistan, 36 Killed, Scores Injured

Karachi, Jun 7: Two passenger trains collided in Pakistan’s southern Sindh Province early Monday morning, killing at least 36 people and injuring scores of others, according to officials.

The accident occurred when the Millat Express train from Karachi to Sargodha derailed and fell on the opposite track and collided with Sir Syed Express headed from Rawalpindi to Karachi, a spokesperson of Pakistan Railways said.

The collision, in which bogies of the Millat Express train overturned, took place near Dharki, a city located in the Ghotki district of upper Sindh. An emergency has been declared at hospitals in Ghotki, Dharki, Obaro and Mirpur Mathelo where injured were rushed.

The Express Tribune reported that at least 36 people have been killed and scores of others injured in the train collision. Reacting to the train derailment, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that he was “shocked by the horrific train accident”.

“Shocked by the horrific train accident at Ghotki early this morning leaving 30 passengers dead. Have asked Railway Minister to reach site & ensure medical assistance to injured & support for families of the dead. Ordering comprehensive investigation into railway safety faultlines,” he said on Twitter. Officials were facing difficulties in rescuing the people trapped inside the overturned bogies.

Speaking to Geo News, Ghotki Deputy Commissioner Usman Abdullah said that 13 to 14 bogies have derailed in the accident while six to eight were “completely destroyed”. Rescuing passengers who are still trapped is a “challenge” for the rescue officials, he said, adding that a relief train has departed from Rohri.

“This is a challenging task. It will take time to use heavy machinery to free citizens (still trapped). We are also establishing a medical camp to provide medical aid to citizens,” he said.

Ghotki Senior Superintendent of Police Umar Tufail said that passengers were stuck in one of the bogies and “we fear more casualties”.

“Some breathed their last after being pulled out from the wreckage,” he said. According to officials, over 1,000 passengers were on board the two trains.

Around 20 passengers still remained trapped in the wreckage of some of the bogies which were damaged and overturned, a spokesperson for the railways department said, adding that officials were accumulating all the information of the passengers and staff on both the trains.

“It will take some time for the rescue operation to be completed as heavy machinery is required to remove the damaged boogies,” he said. Authorities fear that the number of fatalities could rise even as rescue and relief officials were rushed to the spot.

Meanwhile, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah expressed grief over the loss of lives and directed the Sukkur Commissioner to mobilise the district administration, Dawn news reported.

“Machinery should be arranged to rescue passengers that are still stuck. Arrangements should also be made at nearby hospitals to treat those that have been injured,” he said, directing the official to arrange temporary accommodation and food for the passengers.

“An information system should be set up so that citizens can get accurate information,” the Sindh Chief Minister said. Pakistan Rangers troops have also reached the spot to assist the civil administration in the rescue and relief operations.

Train accidents are common in Pakistan and dozens of people lose their lives every year. The railways have seen decades of decline due to graft, mismanagement and lack of investment.

According to a senior former railways official, such accidents happen from time to time all over Pakistan as the railways network remains outdated in many places.

“In some areas, they are still using the same network and tracks which were laid before the Partition,” the former official added.—(PTI)

Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 173.1 Mn Deaths Surge To More Than 3.72 Mn

Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 173.1 Mn Deaths Surge To More Than 3.72 Mn

Washington, June 7: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 173.1 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.72 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Monday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 173,197,944 and 3,726,107, respectively.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 33,362,471 and 597,627, respectively, according to the CSSE.

In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 28,809,339 cases.

The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (16,947,062), France (5,774,361), Turkey (5,287,980), Russia (5,067,246), the UK (4,532,802), Italy (4,232,428), Argentina (3,955,439), Germany (3,708,782), Spain (3,697,981) and Colombia (3,571,067), the CSSE figures showed.

In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 473,404 fatalities.

Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are India (346,759), Mexico (228,754), the UK (128,173), Italy (126,523), Russia (121,171) and France (110,160).—(IANS)

Door To Door Distribution Of Essential Food Items By Co-ordinator Of Kushwaha Relief Collection Gunananda Mahato

Door To Door Distribution Of Essential Food Items By Co-ordinator Of Kushwaha Relief Collection Gunananda Mahato

Coordinator Gunananda Mahato at the door to distribute food items With Mulnara saying, “If you can help, stay safe at home.” A team including Gunananda Mahato, coordinator of Kushwaha Relief Collection and Distribution Campaign, has distributed food items to poor and vulnerable families of Wada Nos. 1, 5 and 12 of Biratnagar today.

The locals are very happy to get food items like rice, pulses, salt and oil. Kushwaha Relief Collection Maha Abhiyan member and Maha Abhiyan Ram Narayan informed with hard work. Our great campaign continues. If the time of detention is extended, we will bring relief materials again. If you have any problem, stay calm. Inform us immediately. Maintain social distance.

According to Bablu Mehta, another member of Maha Abhiyan and Maha Abhiyan, we had distributed health items in the first phase and from today in the second phase.He said that food items have been provided in the campaign. Gunananda Mahato, coordinator of Kushwaha Relief Collection and Distribution Campaign, informed that all preparations have been made to distribute food items to the poor and needy families of all the wards of the metropolis.

Mangal Mahato, a senior member of Maha Abhiyan, requested all the supportive hands to come from their places and help to make Maha Abhiyan a success.

Gradual Unlock In Leh To Start From June 7 Amid Dip In New Covid Cases

Gradual Unlock In Leh To Start From June 7 Amid Dip In New Covid Cases

Leh, Jun 6: Ladakh recorded 71 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 19,147, while another death pushed the toll to 195, officials said on Sunday, as the Union Territory announced a gradual unlocking here after a month-long ”corona curfew”.

The new fatality was reported from Leh on Saturday. The district has so far recorded 141 coronavirus-related deaths, while the pandemic toll stands at 54 in Kargil district, the officials said. Fifty-eight of the new cases were registered in Leh and the remaining 13 in Kargil, they said.

The number of active cases in the UT dropped to 1,170 – 986 in Leh and 184 in Kargil – as 254 Covid patients were discharged during the past 24 hours, the officials said. The COVID-19 recovery count stands at 17,782 in Ladakh, they added.

Meanwhile, Leh District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) Chairman Shrikant Suse issued new guidelines with certain relaxations to start gradual unlocking from June 7 till June 14. The decision was taken after extensive deliberation and a detailed assessment of the Covid situation in the district, an official spokesman said.

Sharing the roster to allow commercial activities covering almost all segments at the end of ”corona curfew”, Suse however said the public transport, private offices, salons, barber shops, beauty parlours, spas and gyms would continue to remain closed till further orders, while the relaxations would not be extended nor applicable in areas notified as containment zones. He said the weekend curfew and night curfew would remain in force in the district as earlier.

The district administration would allow development activities and construction work where labourers reside on the work site while following Covid SOPs, the officer said.

He said only home delivery service would be allowed for restaurants on weekdays, while the hotels would be allowed to operate dine-in services with a 30 per cent seating capacity for in-house guests. Speaking on non-essential vehicular movement, Suse said the district administration would begin an odd/even system with 50 per cent seating capacity.

Kargil DDMA chairman Santosh Sukhadeve also issued an order extending the ”corona curfew” in the district till 7 am on June 14. However, he said there would be no restrictions on the already allowed activities including developmental and construction works along with mining activities.

The order said agricultural activities including establishments dealing with agricultural inputs, implements and tools would be allowed with strict adherence of COVID-19 SOPs, while e-commerce and home delivery of essential goods and services, including food, would be allowed unhindered. It said all social, religious, political, cultural and sports gatherings would remain prohibited till further orders.

Sukhadeve also issued a roster for different types of shops to facilitate availability of various items to the people and detailed guidelines for the shopkeepers and load carriers carrying essential items.—(PTI)

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

Police Complaint Lodged After Some Locals Disrupt Implementation Of Divisional Administration Order

Police Complaint Lodged After Some Locals Disrupt Implementation Of Divisional Administration Order

Srinagar, Jun 06: Authorities in the Revenue department in Srinagar have lodged a police complaint after some locals tried to disrupt the implementation of orders issued by the divisional administration Kashmir.

According to the news agency Tehsildar South, Moin Kakroo informed that the officials of the department today went to Court Road here to implement the orders of divisional administration.

“However, some locals tried to disrupt the work and also attacked the on-duty officers,” he said, adding that a police complaint has been registered in this regard and action will be taken against the persons involved in the act—kno

India Reports 1.14 Lakh Fresh COVID-19 Cases, 2677 Deaths, Tally At 2.88 Cr

India Reports 1.14 Lakh Fresh COVID-19 Cases, 2677 Deaths, Tally At 2.88 Cr

New Delhi, June 6: India reported 1,14,460 new coronavirus infections, the lowest in 60 days, while the daily positivity rate further dropped to 5.62 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. With the fresh cases, the total tally of coronavirus cases in the country climbed to 2,88,09,339.

The COVID-19 death toll climbed to 3,46,759 with 2,677 daily deaths, the lowest after around 42 days, while the active cases dropped below 15 lakh, the data updated at 8 am showed. A total of 96,982 new cases were recorded in a span of 24 hours on April 6.

Also, 20,36,311 tests were conducted on Saturday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 36,47,46,522, while the daily positivity has further declined to 5.62 per cent. It has been less than 10 per cent for 13 consecutive days, the ministry said. The weekly positivity rate has declined to 6.54 per cent.

The active cases have reduced to 14,77,799 comprising 5.13 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 93.67 per cent. net decline of 77,449 cases has been recorded in the COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for 24 consecutive days.The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,69,84,781, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.20 per cent, the data stated.

India”s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore on May 4.

CID Clearance Of SKUAST-K Employees Now Mandatory

CID Clearance Of SKUAST-K Employees Now Mandatory

Srinagar, June 4: The administration today made the CID verification of the employees working including that of new entrants at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir (SKUAST-K) mandatory.

The varsity said that the employees whose CID verification has not been submitted so far shall resolve the matter immediately with concerned authorities under intimation of the administration.

It said that the salary of the incumbent employee will be stopped forthwith till verification by the CID.

It said that the appointees shall give an undertaking in the shape of an affidavit to the effect that in case adverse report about “their character and antecedents is received from the Additional Director General of Police, CID, and Jammu and Kashmir to whom a reference shall be made by the concerned office.”

The Varsity said that their appointment shall by “itself stand cancelled Ab-initio and they shall have no claim of their appointment.”

“Although there has been no adverse reporting against any new appointee, entrant on this account so far from any Constituent Unit of the University where such employees have been posted. However, it is felt to have the follow-up action report in this regard from all the concerned Directorates, Faculties, Stations, Colleges, KVKs to make a database for ready reference,” a SKUAST-K Circular stated.

The Registrar of the University said that in this connection it is, therefore requested to all the concerned to intimate SKUAST-K within a weeks’ time whether the requisite CID verification of the new entrants or appointees posted in their respective offices during the last five years have been sought by them or not.

“If the CID verification, in any case, has not been taken up till date; the same may kindly be taken up with the concerned office immediately under intimation to this office and the salary of the incumbent employee will be stopped forthwith till verification by the CID,” it said.

Covid-19 Patients Testing Positive After Recovery Can’t Transmit Virus To Others: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK)

Covid-19 Patients Testing Positive After Recovery Can’t Transmit Virus To Others: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK)

Srinagar, June 04: The Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Friday said some Covid-19 patients test positive weeks after recovering from the infection.

“RT-PCR test can detect the virus weeks after Covid patients have recovered from the illness,” said DAK President and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement issued to GNS.

“That does not mean that a person is infectious and able to transmit the virus to another person,” he said.

Dr Hassan said in most Covid-19 positive cases, the virus dies after the 7th or the 8th day of the illness. At that time virus cannot be transmitted to another person.

“But the dead virus can still be picked up by RT PCR test and the report may still come positive, even when a person has become free from Covid,” he said.

“RT-PCR test which is used to detect Covid-19 cannot distinguish whether the virus in the patient is dead or alive,” Dr Hassan said.

He said virus culture can tell us whether the positive test has picked up active virus which can reproduce and spread or just dead virus which won’t transmit to others.

Quoting a Korean study, DAK President said people who had recovered from Covid and tested positive again were not found to be contagious. That means they didn’t transmit the virus to others, based on virus culture that failed to find live viruses in recovered patients.

“Testing positive after recovery has caused a lot of unnecessary stress and panic among recovered Covid-19 persons,” he said.

Dr Nisar said in order to avoid unnecessary prolonged isolation and unnecessary use of laboratory testing resources, retesting is not recommended now. There is a shift from test-based strategy to time-based and symptom-based strategy to end the isolation of Covid patients.

“Under the new guidelines, Covid patients have to remain in isolation for 10 days after the symptom onset plus at least 3 additional days without symptoms,” he said.

“The initial recommendation to confirm clearance of the virus and thus allow discharge from isolation, required a patient to be clinically recovered and to have two negative RT-PCR test results on sequential samples taken at least 24 hours apart,” he added.(KNN)

11 More Die As Covid-19 Toll Crosses 4000 Mark In Jammu And Kashmir

11 More Die As Covid-19 Toll Crosses 4000 Mark In Jammu And Kashmir

Srinagar, June 04: The death toll due to covid-19 crossed grim milestone of four thousand as eleven more people succumbed to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir since last evening, officials said on Friday.

They said nine of the deaths were reported at various hospitals in Kashmir Valley while two were recorded at GMC Jammu, taking the total count of those succumbing to the pathogen to 4003.

Among others, they said, a 70-year-old man from Chadoora died at SMHS hospital, ten days after he was admitted there.

A 45-year-old man from Eidgah died, a month after he was admitted to the facility, they said.

A 70-year-old woman from Cheirmarg Shopian died at GMC Anantnag along with three other patients—a 60-year-old man from Bengidar Anantnag who died four days after admitted to hospital, a 72-year-old man from Banihal who remained admitted there for four days, and an elderly woman who passed away after remaining admitted for three weeks.

A 65-year-old man from Khansahab Budgam died at SKIMS Bemina, ten days after being admitted there, the officials said.

A 60-year-old man from Chadoora Budgam died at the same covid-19 management facility, five days after his admission.

A 45-year-old man from Khayam Srinagar died at JLNM hospital while two deaths were reported from GMC Jammu, they said. gns

1.32 Lakh New COVID Cases, 2713 Deaths In India, Tally At 2.85 Cr

1.32 Lakh New COVID Cases, 2713 Deaths In India, Tally At 2.85 Cr

New Delhi, June 4: India reported 1,32,364 new coronavirus infections taking the country”s total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,85,74,350, while the recovery rate crossed 93 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.

The COVID-19 death toll climbed to 3,40,702 with 2,713 fresh deaths, while the active cases were recorded below 20 lakh for the fourth consecutive day, the data updated at 8 am showed.

A total of 20,75,428 tests were conducted on Thursday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 35,74,33,846. The daily positivity was recorded at 6.38 per cent. It has been less than 10 per cent for 11 consecutive days, the ministry said. The weekly positivity rate has declined to 7.27 per cent.

The active cases have reduced to 16,35,993 comprising 5.73 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 93.08 per cent. A net decline of 77,420 cases has been recorded in the COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for 22 consecutive days. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,65,97,655, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.19 per cent, the data stated.

India”s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore on May 4.

624 Doctors Died In 2nd COVID Wave: Indian Medical Association (IMA)

624 Doctors Died In 2nd COVID Wave: Indian Medical Association (IMA)

NEW DELHI: At least 624 doctors died in the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic across the country, with the national capital losing the most. According to the latest report of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), so far 109 doctors have lost their lives in Delhi alone in the second wave.

The IMA’s latest data revealed that a total of 1,362 doctors have died so far since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020. In the first wave as many as 748 doctors lost their lives.

Delhi is followed by Bihar where most doctors’ deaths have been recorded. A total of 96 doctors have lost their lives in Bihar, while Uttar Pradesh lost 79, Rajasthan 43, Jharkhand 39 and Andhra Pradesh 34.

However, there are some states where fewer deaths were recorded, including Puducherry where one doctor died in the second wave, while Tripura lost 2, Uttarakhand 2, Goa 2, and Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab lost 3 doctors each.

As per the IMA, those who died were aged mostly between 30 and 55 years, including resident doctors and doctors doing internship. Apart from this, some pregnant women doctors have also lost their lives, the IMA said.

As the Covid cases rose in the second wave, doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers were hard pressed to cope with the pressure and several of them had to work overtime. (IANS)

Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 172 Mn, Deaths Surge To More Than 3.69 Mn

Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 172 Mn, Deaths Surge To More Than 3.69 Mn

Washington, June 4: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 172 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.69 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Friday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 172,005,004 and 3,698,128, respectively.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 33,325,514 and 596,395, respectively, according to the CSSE.

In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 28,441,986 cases.

The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (16,803,472), France (5,755,554), Turkey (5,270,299), Russia (5,040,390), the UK (4,515,778), Italy (4,225,163), Argentina (3,884,447), Germany (3,701,692), Spain (3,687,762) and Colombia (3,488,046), the CSSE figures showed.

In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 469,388 fatalities.

Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are India (337,989), Mexico (228,146), the UK (128,075), Italy (126,342), Russia (120,604) and France (109,990).—(IANS)

BSF Seizes Highest-Ever Quantity Of 56 Kg Heroin Along Indo-Pak Border In Rajasthan

BSF Seizes Highest-Ever Quantity Of 56 Kg Heroin Along Indo-Pak Border In Rajasthan

New Delhi, Jun 3: A seizure of at least 56 kg of heroin, the highest-ever quantity recovered along the India-Pakistan border in Rajasthan, was effected by the BSF after it thwarted an alleged narcotics-smuggling bid by Pakistani operatives, officials said on Thursday.

“The incident took place on the intervening night of 2-3 when troops sensed suspicious movement at the border. A BSF sentry opened fire, forcing the smugglers to run,” a spokesperson of the Border Security Force (BSF) said.

Officials said the incident was reported from Bundli of Bikaner sector in the desert area of the border state.

During a search, 54 packets of suspected heroin, weighing just over 56 kg, was recovered, the BSF spokesperson said.

This was the highest-ever recovery of drugs during an anti-smuggling operation in the Rajasthan sector, he added.

The spokesperson said the force “foiled attempts by Pakistani smugglers to push contraband substances into India”.—(PTI)

Two Burglars Arrested By Jammu And Kashmir Police

Two Burglars Arrested By Jammu And Kashmir Police

Sopore, June 03: On 02 June 2021, a team of Police Station Tarzoo headed by SHO Insp. Bilal Khanday arrested two burglars during patrolling and recovered stolen property from their possession. A three wheeler auto was also seized which was used in the commission of crime.

The burglars were identified as: 1. Aqib Ahmad Najar S/O Abdul Qayoom Najar 2. Qazi Tawkeer (SPO No. 597 posted at DPL Baramulla) S/O Qazi Irshad, residents of Chankhan Sopore.

In this connection case FIR No. 58/2021 U/S 379 IPC registered at Police Station Tarzoo and further investigation has been taken up.

11 More Died Due To Covid-19 In Jammu And Kashmir, Toll 3963

11 More Died Due To Covid-19 In Jammu And Kashmir, Toll 3963

Srinagar, June 3: Jammu and Kashmir reported 11 more covid-19 deaths since last evening, taking the overall toll to 3963, officials said on Thursday.

Seven of the deaths were reported from Jammu division and four from Kashmir Valley, the officials said.

Among others, they said, a 70-year-old man from AlochiBagh Srinagar died at CD hospital, a week after he was admitted there.

A 69-year-old man from Kakpora Pulwama and a 50-year-old woman from Rainawari Srinagar died at JLNM hospital here, they said. One death was reported at SMHS hospital, they said.

A 62-year-old man from Gangyal Jammu, a 67-year-old man from Miran Sahib Jammu , a 47-year-old man from Jeevan Nagar Jammu, a 50-year-old woman from Kunjwani Jammu, an 87-year-old man from Nanak Nagar Jammu and a 59-year-old man from Rajouri besides a 70-year-old woman from Roop Nagar died at different hospitals of the winter capital. gns

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

Around A Dozen Sheep Perish, Several Missing In Cloudburst In Kokarnag Forests

Around A Dozen Sheep Perish, Several Missing In Cloudburst In Kokarnag Forests

Kokarnag, June 03: At least a dozen sheep died and several went missing after a cloudburst hit Mathindoo Larnoo forest area of Kokarnag in South Kashmir’s Anantnag, officials said on Thursday.

An official toldb that the cloudburst hit Mathindoo Larnoo area and left around a dozen sheep dead while scores of livestock were still missing.

“The livestock belonged to Sthara Shaikh son of Abdul Aziz of Lathoong Surankote and his relatives,” the official said.

Meanwhile, they appealed to the authorities to provide them compensation so that they are able to compensate the losses.

Despite several attempts, tehsildar Larnoo Imtiyaz Amin could not be reached for his comments.kno

Two Houses Partially Damaged After Gas Cylinder Blast In Pahalgam

Two Houses Partially Damaged After Gas Cylinder Blast In Pahalgam

Pahalgam, June 02: Two residential houses were partially damaged after LPG cooking gas cylinder blast triggered fire in Liver village of Pahalgam in South Kashmir’s Anantnag, an official said.

An official told that two residential houses belonging to Mohammad Shafi Ganie and Riyaz Ahmed Ganie sons of Ghulam Mohammad Ganie caught fire due to cylinder blast.

The official said that the fire was controlled after hectic efforts by Fire and Emergency Service personnel and Police with the assistance of locals.

“In the incident many household items have got either partially or fully damaged,” he said.kno

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