After 37 deaths in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the administration has decided to extend the lockdown in 5 districts. At Srinagar hospitals, 95% Covid-19 beds and ventilators are already occupied.
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With Jammu and Kashmir in a lockdown till 7 am on May 3, Srinagar wore a deserted look. The streets were empty, and shops shuttered, as the Union Territory tries to curb the ongoing Covid wave. J&K currently has 30,300+ active Covid cases, and has seen over 2,300 deaths so far. Watch the full video for more.
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Amid exponential surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths, Jammu and Kashmir government had announced lockdown in several districts of the Union territory. Streets in Srinagar remained deserted as lockdown restrictions were imposed. Only essential services are being exempted. Lockdown will end on May 03 at 7 am.
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.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti arrived at the office of the Enforcement Directorate in Srinagar on March 25. She was summoned by agency in connection with an alleged money laundering case. Heavy security force was deployed outside the ED office.
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."
Three terrorists were killed during an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on May 6. The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Kanigam area of the South Kashmir district during the night following information about the presence of terrorists. An official said as the presence of four newly recruited terrorists of Al-Badr outfit got ascertained, the security forces exercised maximum restraint and tried their best to persuade them to surrender. The terrorists turned down the offer to surrender and opened fire. However, one terrorist identified as Tausif Ahmad surrendered. Watch the full video for more.
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The second wave of COVID has ravaged the country and the cases are continuously increasing in Jammu and Kashmir as well. Amid the devastation, DRDO in association with JandK administration started construction of 500-bedded COVID hospital in Budgam. All beds will be supported with supply of medical oxygen. There will be 125 fully-equipped ICU beds for COVID patients and 50-double room accommodation facility for doctors and paramedics staff. Locals appreciated this step of govt and extended full support towards it.
Three terrorists were killed in an encounter, which broke out between security forces and terrorists, in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on May 05. One newly recruited terrorist namely, Tausif Ahmad surrendered. Search operation is underway.
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
Petrol and diesel prices in the national capital after a slight increase stood at Rs 90.99 and Rs 81.42 per litre, respectively on May 06. Prices rose by 25 paisa and 30 paisa respectively in Delhi. In Mumbai, the prices of petrol and diesel jumped by 22 paisa and 30 paisa to Rs 97.34 and Rs 88.49. The price of petrol and diesel in Chennai was Rs 92.90 and Rs 86.35 per litre respectively and Rs 90.92 and Rs 83.98 per litre in Kolkata.
Indian Navy ships are bringing medical oxygen from various foreign destinations. INS Talwar reached Mangaluru with 40 metric tonnes of oxygen from Bahrain. INS Kolkata is en route from Kuwait with similar cargo. INS Airavat is bringing oxygen cylinders and ISO tanks from Singapore. Meanwhile, India's defence tech firm DRDO, set up an oxygen plant at AIIMS, Delhi. Four more plants are planned at hospitals in and around the national capital. India is facing an acute shortage of medical oxygen amid the second wave of Covid-19 infections. Watch the full video for more.
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