Charanjit Singh, Senior Medical Officer, DH Amritsar on April 22 informed out of 816 devotees who returned from Pakistan after celebrating Baisakhi, 200 were found COVID positive. Adding on it, he said the testing was stopped at the centre after devotees started misbehaved with medical team. "Out of 816 devotees, who returned from Pak, testing of 650 devotees was done and 200 of them tested COVID +ve. Testing was stopped after they misbehaved with medical team. We'll start a probe and also file complaint against them," Singh told ANI.
Few Sikh pilgrims have been tested positive for COVID-19 on their return from Pakistan after celebrating Baisakhi, informed Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Bibi Jagir Kaur on April 22 while addressing a press conference in Amritsar. "Some devotees who came back from Pakistan after celebrating Baisakhi have tested positive for COVID. As per health department's instructions, all of them will be quarantined," Kaur told mediapersons. Today, a Sikh jatha was seen returning to India from Attari-Wagah border.
Amid rising COVID-19 infections across states, vaccination drive is underway in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district. People in large numbers were seen at one of the vaccination centres. Poonch's district hospital superintendent Dr Mushtaq informed that over 63,000 people have been vaccinated so far. Apart from vaccination, COVID-19 testing has also been paced up in the district.
In the backdrop of the second surge of COVID-19 in India, JandK's Poonch administration restricted markets to just 50 per cent. The market witnessed low footfall of people due to the restriction. Many shops remained closed in the market in Poonch. The administration also imposed the night curfew amid the surge in COVID cases. Poonch registered 157 active cases so far.
Volunteers of Yahiyaganj Gurudwara in Lucknow distributed biscuits and a bottle of water to the people standing outside medical oxygen refilling agency on April 28. They also distributed biscuit and water bottle to the police officials who were on duty. Beneficiaries thanked Gurudwara volunteers for the great service. In the ongoing COVID second wave, hospitals are reeling under the acute shortage of oxygen supply.
Four police personnel were injured after some Sikh youths broke gates of a Gurudwara in Nanded. They allegedly attacked the cops. According to Nanded SP Vinod Shiade, "Permission for Hola Mohalla wasn't granted due to COVID-19 restrictions. Gurudwara committee was informed and they had said that they would do it inside Gurudwara."
A food delivery startup called Tiffin Aaw in Srinagar has started the campaign 'Food for Kashmir' on social media. They have taken it upon themselves to deliver free meals for Covid positive families, Covid warriors and people in need. The concept was started when the owner Rayees Ahmad got a lot of distress calls from people outside Kashmir, wanting food to be delivered to their Covid-hit parents.
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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.
Special aarti was performed at bank of Sarayu River in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya on the occasion of 'Ram Navami' on April 21. 'Ram Navami' is celebrated on the ninth day of Chaitra Navratri which marks the birth of Ram, seventh avatar of Vishnu.
In view of 9-day long Navratri festivity, Delhi's famous Kalkaji temple has issued a link, which is available on temple's website, to allot day and time to devotees who wish to seek blessings from goddess. Navratri, festival of goddess Durga commenced from April 13 and will end on April 22. Devotees observe a fast for nine consecutive days and pray for health and well being of their loved ones.
Pilgrims from across country arrived at the Vaishno Devi temple in Jammu and Kashmir's Katra to seek blessings as the auspicious festival of Navratri commenced from today. COVID protocols are being followed strictly by the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board. COVID negative reports have been made mandatory for the pilgrims. Navratri, festival of goddess Durga commenced from April 13 and will end on April 22. Devotees observe a fast for nine consecutive days and pray for health and well being of their loved ones.
"Hey Raam, tere naam ko har naam pukaare, banda ye tera pal pal teri raah nihaare" these lines aren't taken from any holy scripture but are the lines from a ghazal composed by Dr. Mahi Talat Siddiqui...