Day: August 4, 2020

Union Home Secy reviews COVID-19 management in J&K

open view news desk SRINAGAR, AUGUST 04: The Union Home Secretary, Ajay Kumar Bhalla, today chaired a high level meeting to review the management of COVID-19 pandemic in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Chief Secretary, J&K, B V R Subrahmanyam, Financial Commissioner, H&ME, Atal Dulloo, Additional […]

4% seats in professional institutions reserved for Ladakh

open view news desk SRINAGAR, AUGUST 04: The Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam today chaired a meeting to review status with regard to reservation of seats for students belonging to the Union Territory of Ladakh in professional institutions, for the academic year 2020-21. The meeting was informed […]

Kabir Basti declared containment/red zone; Lockdown imposed

open view news desk JAMMU, AUGUST 04: District Magistrate Jammu, Sushma Chauhan, vide powers conferred upon her under section 144 of CrPC, read with relevant provisions under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 and the Disaster Management Act, 2005, has declared Kabir Basti, falling in Municipal Ward No. 8, […]

India’s residency law in Kashmir amplifies demographic fears

SRINAGAR, India — For almost a century, no outsider was allowed to buy land and property in Indian-controlled Kashmir. That changed Aug. 5 last year when India’s Hindu nationalist government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi stripped the Himalayan state’s semi-autonomous powers and downgraded it to a federally […]

Family tells AP: Iran abducted California man while in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A California-based member of an Iranian militant opposition group in exile was abducted by Iran while staying in Dubai, his family said Tuesday. The suspected cross-border abduction of Jamshid Sharmahd appears corroborated by mobile phone location data, shared by his family with The […]

U.N. chief warns world facing ‘generational catastrophe’ on education

UNITED NATIONS – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Tuesday that the world faces a “generational catastrophe” because of school closures amid the coronavirus pandemic and said that getting students safely back to the classroom must be “a top priority.” Guterres said that as of mid-July schools were […]

China vows retaliation if any U.S. action against journalists

BEIJING/SHANGHAI – China vowed on Tuesday to retaliate if the United States persisted with “hostile action” against Chinese journalists who may be forced to leave in coming days if their U.S. visas are not extended. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told reporters at a daily briefing that […]

India on guard in Kashmir ahead of anniversary of lost autonomy

SRINAGAR, India – Indian soldiers patrolled streets and kept watch from the rooftops in Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar on the eve of the first anniversary of the Muslim majority region’s loss of autonomy. Late on Monday, authorities imposed a curfew in Srinagar until Wednesday due to intelligence […]

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