Four more test positive for covid-19 in Kashmir; total cases rise to 11 in J&K
Wednesday, 25 March 2020 Four people, hailing from Bandipora district, tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday, taking the the number of cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 11, officials said. "Four more persons, all from Bandipora, tested positive today. Preliminary findings suggest they were close contacts of Srinagar patient who tested positive yesterday," government spokesperson Rohit Kansal tweeted.
On killing of 3 BJP workers by terrorists, party chief of Jammu and Kashmir, Ravinder Raina said, "They were brave workers of BJP. They attained martyrdom for Bharat Mata and their sacrifice won't go in vain. Coward Pakistanis will have to pay heavy price for their sins, each one of them will be neutralised." Three Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers were killed in JandK's Kulgam on October 29 after terrorists opened fire at them.
Traditional cultural activities resumed after a long gap of COVID-19 shutdown in Kashmir valley. The Gulshan Cultural Forum has organized two-day folk music festival in Baramulla. During the event, artists gave energetic performances including folk singing and short skits. "In the time of these odd days (due to COVID-19), we feel so good after attending this musical festival, many people came here to watch the performances," said a local audience member."In this two-day festival organised by Gulshan Cultural Forum in the time of COVID-19 pandemic, we tried to provide a platform to people, so that people can calm themselves amid the tensions caused by the pandemic. In this event, we produced drama and major events of mausiqi. People enjoyed the event and felt calmness after a long period of COVID-19 lockdown. It was a successful event," said Gulshan Badarni, organiser of the event. To avoid large gathering, cultural activities were stopped by authorities in the month of March after the announcement of COVID-19 lockdown.
Srinagar's Dal Lake once again has regained its charm of water sports activities after months of halt. The lockdown shut all the sports activities in the Valley and bound people to stay in their houses for months to safeguard themselves from COVID-19. Now, authorities have allowed several sports activities in the union territory as things are getting normal day by day. The water sports athletes took sigh of relief and participated in the event with full enthusiasm. Water sports activities include swimming, canoeing and kayaking etc. Jammu and Kashmir is emerging as a talent hub of the country as youths here are excelling in different fields and making the union territory and country proud. Youths here are engaging themselves with sports and cultural activities and saying no to drugs and anti-social activities. Administration here is also encouraging the youths and providing them all the facilities so that they can excel in their respective fields. Dal Lake is a world famous water body which attracts a large number of tourists every year from across the world. Such water sports activities will also help attract adventure enthusiasts towards the Valley.
Border Security Force (BSF) held second round of recruitment process in form of written test on Oct 18 at 9 centers including Srinagar, Bandipore, Baramulla, Kupwara, Gurez Tangdhar, Nubra Valley and so on for the post of constable in BSF - CISF for youth from 22 districts of J-K and Ladakh. After physical test, 5,151 male and 438 female candidates were found fit to appear for the written test today.
Third phase of public-friendly programme 'Back to Village' aims to solve grievances of people of Kashmir from grassroots. People living in villages are participating in the programme and interacting with authorities. Locals have opportunity with this programme to directly express their suggestions and grievances. Programme was launched by Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha. To review the transparency, J-K Lieutenant Governor visited Sumbal in Bandipora. Lieutenant Governor Sinha met youth and children during his visit.
PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti on protest in Srinagar against new land laws and ongoing NIA raids said that workers were holding a peaceful protest and was not permitted to meet them after arrest. "PDP workers were peacefully protesting against land law passed by BJP govt to loot J-K land. Our workers were arrested and I wasn't allowed to meet them. Neither Civil society nor politicians can talk here, entire J-K has been converted into a jail," said Mehbooba Mufti. PDP workers staged a protest in Srinagar against new land laws and ongoing NIA raids at 6 NGOs and trusts in Kashmir. They were detained during a protest near Sports Complex in Srinagar.
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