Privacy In Times Of Pandemic

Privacy In Times Of Pandemic

Privacy has been declared as a fundamental right by the Supreme Court and many would hardly differ that it needs to be adhered to in letter and the spirit, even during times of a pandemic. There are reports that the name and address of some persons who tested positive for coronovirus or are in quarantine […]

On right track

On right track

In keeping with what some state governments as well as global economies, the Jammu and Kashmir government has announced cash grant of Rs 1000 each to 3.50 lakh workers registered with Building & Other Construction Workers Welfare Board. It has also decided to request Banks to allow facility of overdraft, which is granted on person’s […]

COVID-19 spares none 

COVID-19 spares none 

COVID-19 has left no field of life, from work and travel, to playing sports or planning a holiday, untouched. The impact is more terrible on poor and vulnerable in our society. Lockdowns hit the poorest first and affected them in the worst possible manner by endangering their daily income. In the absence of a well-functioning […]

Challenge is huge  

Challenge is huge  

The pandemic of disease caused by the coronavirus is accelerating, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. While it took 67 days from the first reported case to reach the first 100,000 cases of COVID-19, it took only 11 days for the second 100,000 cases, and just four days for the third 100,000 cases, WHO added. […]

Fighting Covid-19 

Fighting Covid-19 

Putting the rights of the community ahead of the individual, administration in Jammu and Kashmir like many other states in India and countries across the globe, have been adopting tough measures by restricting travel, banning mass gatherings, shutting down educational institutions and cinemas, as in Jammu, in a bid to cut the transmission chain of […]

Govt Must Act Fast  

Govt Must Act Fast  

As per government, 65 well-equipped hotels and government accommodations will be used as facilities to quarantine people arriving in Srinagar, including those who might have come into contact with the COVID-19 positive cases in Srinagar and other places. In last 3 days, government said to have accommodated 1196 people travelling from Bangladesh, Ladakh, Bangkok, Dubai, […]

High Speed Internet 

High Speed Internet 

On Tuesday last, the ban on high-speed 3G and 4G internet services was extended in Jammu and Kashmir till March 26. As per an order issued by Home department, the administration extended the 2G mobile data service “on consideration of the overall security scenario and the reports of the law enforcement agencies inter-alia bringing out […]

Lockdown

Lockdown

Coronavirus, no doubt, is a dangerous epidemic. It has killed nearly around 9000 people, and more than 222,000 cases have been reported around the world. These are extraordinary times. And they call for extraordinary measures. The administration has imposed restrictions on public movement in Srinagar district in bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus […]

Avoiding Congregations

Avoiding Congregations

For the first time since the novel coronavirus was first identified late last year, there are now more reported cases outside of mainland China than inside, marking a new milestone in the evolution of the WHO declared pandemic. The continued acceleration of cases comes as countries around the world rush to implement emergency measures in […]

More Tests Needed

More Tests Needed

Lieutenant Governor has promulgated Jammu and Kashmir Epidemic Diseases (COVID-19) Regulations Act, declaring Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) as an epidemic. With it, he has assigned powers, duties, and responsibilities to the Surveillance Personnel, Medical Officers and Practitioners. If any person, be it a Home Quarantine, Institutional Quarantine or one in kept Isolation, refuses to cooperate with […]

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