National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah tested positive for Covid-19. In a tweet this morning, the National Conference leader's son Omar Abdullah informed about his father testing positive. He also urged everyone who came in contact with his father recently to get tested. Replying to his tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished him a speedy recovery. "Praying for the good health and speedy recovery of Dr. Farooq Abdullah Ji. Also praying for your and the entire family’s good health @OmarAbdullah," PM Modi tweeted. Omar replied to PM Modi, saying, "My father and the rest of the family join me in thanking you for your wishes and prayers @narendramodi ji." Farooq Abdullah, 85, received the first dose of a Covid vaccine on March 2. Watch the full video for more.
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National Conference president Farooq Abdullah tests positive for COVID-19. The information was confirmed by Abdullah's son, Omar Abdullah, who took to Twitter on Tuesday. "My father has tested positive for COVID-19 and is showing some symptoms. I will be self-isolating along with other family members until we get ourselves tested," Omar Abdullah wrote on Twitter. "I request anyone who has come in to contact with us over the last few days to take all the mandated precautions," he further added. The 83-year-old was found infected with coronavirus on March 30. Meanwhile, the COVID-19 death toll in JandK rose to 1,989 on March 28 with four more fatalities, while 309 new cases pushed the infection tally to 1,29,993, as per officials.
While addressing a press conference in Jammu on March 23, the president of National Conference (NC), Farooq Abdullah said, "Congress has become weak. I am saying this honestly. Congress will have to wake up and stand strong if they want to save the country. They will have to look after problems faced by people." "This won't happen while sitting at home," he added.
Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (JKPDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on April12 appealed to the youth of Union Territory to leave weapons and start advocating for the welfare of JandK. Underlining the Bodo peace talks in Assam, she also questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not initiating similar peace deals in Kashmir. "We ask our nation to give us back what was snatched away from us. If you want people of Jammu and Kashmir, you'll have to reinstate our honour. There's no other way. I say this to my country. Why does BJP get angry when I say it? Will I ask from Pakistan? If PM Narendra Modi appeals to militants of Assam to join the mainstream and leave their weapons, if talks are held with Boro (Bodo), then what is the difficulty in doing the same in Jammu and Kashmir? Why is there no option besides jail? How long will this injustice continue?," said PDP chief. She further said, "Nobody will understand the language of weapons. If you present your views peacefully, the world will listen to you. If you speak language of guns you'll be killed and you'll gain nothing. I appeal to Jammu and Kashmir youth to leave weapons and talk. They'll have to listen one day."
Mehbooba Mufti was questioned by Enforcement Directorate in money laundering case on March 25 in Srinagar. After being questioned, she said that "dissent has been criminalized in this country." "Questions were asked regarding sale of land that was owned by Mufti Saheb and me in Bijbehara and use of the chief minister's secret funds... Dissent has been criminalized in this country. This country is ruled by ED, CBI or NIA. Whoever speaks up, ED and NIA are used against them. The nation is not running according to the Constitution of India but according to the agenda of a particular party," said Mehbooba Mufti.
Mehbooba Mufti appeared before the Enforcement Directorate in J&K’s Srinagar. The PDP president was at the ED in connection with a money laundering case. Mufti reached the ED on March 25 to face questioning in the case. The PDP president did not appear before the agency in Delhi on Monday. Mufti cited she had prior commitments that could not be cancelled. Her request to ED officials that she be questioned in Srinagar was accepted. Heavy security force was deployed outside the Enforcement Directorate office. Watch the full video for more.
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From almost 2 dozen patients reportedly going 'missing' from a Delhi hospital, to Gujarat government taking steps against rising cases of 'black fungus' - here are the top news updates on the Covid-19 pandemic. 23 patients at Delhi's Hindu Rao Hospital, run by a civic body, reportedly left the facility without informing. Ten states and Union Territories in India account for over 71% of all new cases. Meanwhile, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Jammu & Kashmir extended restrictions amid high cases. Watch the full video for the other updates on the spread of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus.
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Terrorists launched an attack at a municipal office in Jammu & Kashmir on March 29. The attack during a meeting of councillors led to the death of one of them. A police personnel also died in the strike. After the attack in north Kashmir's Sopore, massive security was deployed in the area to track the killers. An injured person was taken to a hospital in Srinagar. Ex-J&K CM and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah, and Srinagar Mayor Junaid Mattu condemned the attack. Watch the full video for more.
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Three former PDP leaders Khurshid Alam, Pir Mansoor and Syed Basharat Ahmed Bukhari joined People's Conference in the presence of party chairman Sajjad Lone. Sajjad Lone said that Khurshid Alam, Pir Mansoor and Syed Basharat have joined a political moment and coming decades will play a pivotal role in contributing to the state of J-K. Recently, senior most PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Beigh had also joined People's Conference
Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia on May 09 slammed Central government over COVID vaccines exported to other countries. He said, "Govt of India exported COVID vaccines to 93 countries in last 3 months. It gave 6.5 crore doses to them. Around 1 lakh people have died of COVID during the second wave in India. If not exported, these vaccines could have saved the lives of these people." "Was it (export of vaccines to other countries) done just to improve the image of Central government?" he asked.
Amid oxygen crisis across the country in wake of COVID-19 second wave, Government of India (GoI) is planning to use gaseous oxygen for medical purposes from the industries. While addressing a press conference over COVID situation in the country, Joint Secretary of Union Health Ministry, Lav Agarwal on May 03 informed, "We're planning to use gaseous oxygen for medical purposes. Industrial units that make oxygen which is suitable for medical purpose and are near cities, we're planning to make temporary COVID care centers with oxygenated beds around them."
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut targeted Jammu and Kashmir politicians Mehbooba Mufti and Farooq Abdullah over the abrogation of the erstwhile state's special status. Raut was asked a question about Mufti..
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Maharashtra government led-Shiv Sena party leader, Sanjay Raut slammed Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party's (JKPDP) chief, Mehbooba Mufti over her remark on Article 370. "Be it Farooq Abdullah..
In a scathing attack at the Centre, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti said that Kashmir had descended into lawlessness and the BJP was trying to muzzle protest of any nature. Her strong criticism came after PDP..