Archive for March 2020

LG lauds hospital quarantine, says horrifying pictures more effective than police batons

Mar 30th, 2020 | By

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor G C Murmu today lauded the health department for setting up pathetic quarantines and isolation wards for COVID-19 patients and attendants, stating that horrifying photographs from the hospitals have helped in confining people inside their homes. Murmu said compared to police batons and FIRs, the photographs of pathetic wards
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Modi launches Jan Joota Yojana  for workers walking back home

Mar 28th, 2020 | By
Migrant workers

New Delhi: In a major relief to stranded migrant workers walking back home after a sudden lockdown came into force across India amid Covid scare, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a scheme promising free footwear to affected workers. Under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Joota Yojana, the workers will have to fill a form online once
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Kashmir’s former informers say COVID-19 scare gave respectability to Mukhbiri

Mar 26th, 2020 | By

Srinagar: The COVID-19 scare has lent respectability to the otherwise derided profession of ‘Mukhbiri’ in Kashmir, former informers from the region say. Some senior Mukhbirs (police informers) who launched their public careers by reporting on militants in 1990s took to social media to express their awe at the zeal with which Kashmiris have taken to informing
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