BJP's Kashmir unit came together to pay tribute to chairman Municipal committee Tral and BJP leader Rakesh Pandita who was killed yesterday in an attack by unidentified gunmen. All senior leaders and party workers were present in tribute ceremony at Party office Srinagar .
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According to official data, the number of daily cases in Kashmir has remained consistently under the 4000 mark for the past week. The corona curfew in Kashmir has been extended till May 31. 60km away from Srinagar are far-flung areas of the district Budgam in Kashmir, The administration with the help of some hardworking doctors has started door to door sampling and Covid testing in the region.
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Tariq Ahmed Patloo operates Srinagar's first floating ambulance service. Tariq's boat has been built into an ambulance. It floats on the Dal Lake of Jammu and Kashmir.
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Amid the ongoing holy month of Ramadan, traditional drummers, known as 'Sehar Khans' in Srinagar, have been carrying on with the ritual of waking up people by beating drums for Sehri, the pre-dawn meal before the fasting day. In the era of technology, when many people rely on alarm features on various gadgets, these traditional drum beaters make it a point to continue the legacy. A traditional drum beater in Srinagar, Nazir Ahmad spoke to ANI and said, "These days people rely on alarm features on their mobile phones, but this is our old custom. I wake up at 2.30 am to go around the city beating drums." Usually, Nazir steps out alone when the sky is still dark but is sometimes accompanied by his younger brother. "My father did this drum-beating ritual during Ramadan for over 35 years. After he died, I continued the ritual. It has been 20 years since," he added. Umar Rashid, a local resident in the area said, "Sehar Khan is very important to us. This has continued for 400-500 years. Even in this age of modernisation when people have mobile phones to set alarms and mosques have speakers, the drum beaters have continued the ritual. This is the main point of attraction in the month of Ramadan." With modernisation and constantly changing lifestyles, Rashid has lost hope that this custom will be witnessed by coming generations. "I hope the tradition continues. But looking at the current circumstances and lifestyle, it is difficult to imagine that the tradition will continue," he concluded.
Bharat Biotech's Covaxin is 77.8 per cent effective in protecting against COVID-19 according to data from Phase III trials conducted on 25,800 participants across India. The data was submitted to the DCGI over the weekend.
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said it is his "hope and expectation" that the government will lift all remaining Covid restrictions on July 19th, saying the UK will have got "extra jabs in more people's arms" during the four-week delay. Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn