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Essential and non-essential services timings and openings in lockdown: Details




Essential and non-essential services timings and openings in lockdown

All activities and movements as notified vide earlier orders shall continue to be in force with following modifications: –

1). The Wholesale grocery shops shall be allowed to open daily from Monday to Friday from 6.00 am to 10.00 am only for Business-to-Business operations No retail activity shall be allowed and violators in this regard shall be deal with as per law.

ii). Narwal Wholesale Mandi shall be allowed to continue operations till 12 noon everyday to ensure seamless supply/availability of fruits and vegetables. However, Nodal Officer, Horticulture Planning and Marketing shall ensure that no retail activity shall be carried out in Mandi premises to avoid congestion and overcrowding.

iii). Various categories of establishments shall be allowed a 2-hour window as per the following schedule only for inspection of stocks. However no commercial activity or transactions shall be carried out during this time and violations shall attract penal provisions under DM Act.: –

S. No.             Type of Establishment/Shop                                                                                                                                           Day                                                                                    Time

01.      Cloth and Readymade Garment Shops, Home Furnishing Items, Shoes & Chappal Stores                                                    Wednesday                                                      3.00 pm -5.00 pm

02.     Jewellery Shops & Showrooms

03.     Mobile Shops, Electrical Appliances Shops, Watch & Electric Repair Shops, Cycle Shops, IT & Computer Shops

04.    Automobile Showrooms

05.     Malls & Mega marts, Multi Item Departmental Stores                                                                                                                       Thursday                                                        3.00 pm – 5.00 pm

06.    Gift Shops, Shops dealing with multiple items and Pooja related items

07.    Utensil & Crockery Stores, Toy Shops

08.    Book & Stationary Shops, Novel Stores, Typing & Printing Shops, Photostat shops








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Jammu: Major Accident Reported at Gangyal




Today morning around 3 am, a high-speed tipper lorry met with a major accident in the Gangyal area. The tipper was passing from the Gangyal area at high speed, due to which the tipper collided with a road divider and turned turtle. The debris of the road divider is scattered on the road. The driver is critically injured and has been shifted to a nearby hospital.

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The lorry was loaded with gravel, and the loaded stone came out on the road. A police party reached the spot and started a probe into the accident.


Amish Mahajan
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JK Media


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Secretary Cooperatives directs for expediting liquidation of JAKFED




The Government of Jammu and Kashmir had extended the deadline for liquidation of moveable and immovable assets of Jammu and Kashmir Cooperative Supply and Marketing Federation (JAKFED) by a period of six months. The extension is till 20th August , 2021.

Secretary, Cooperatives, Yasha Mudgal, informed this while chairing a meeting of senior officers of Cooperative Department held in this regard .

The members had a detailed deliberation on the interim report submitted by the Liquidators of JAKFED on this account.

Secretary stressed for expediting the process of liquidation and announced a slew of measures for smooth and timely completion of the process. She asked the concerned for optimally utilizing the extended time for complete liquidation of JAKFED assets and conclude it on a war footing basis.

Yasha Mudgal asked the Liquidators for dealing with the liquidation process with all their technical expertise and efficiency so that the exercise is completed to the best of the interest of the Government.

Liquidator JAKFED, Mahesh Dass, highlighted the issues being faced during the process of liquidation and discussions were held for a workable solution. Accordingly Secretary Cooperatives directed the RC to immediately frame a Committee comprising both Gazetted and Non Gazetted staff for assisting the Liquidators . Subsequently directions were also issued to frame another committee for Authentication of JAKFED record.

The meeting was attended by Registrar Cooperative J&K, Shafqat Iqbal, Special Secretary, Cooperative, Rachana Sharma besides other senior officers of Cooperative and allied wings

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‘Strict action against people hurting religious sentiments’: Sukhnandan Choudhary on viral video




Former BJP Minister Sukhnandan Choudhary had an exclusive interview with JK Media executive Ashish Kohli. After a video against Hindu religion went viral on social media, Choudhary condemned the act and said that investigation should be held against such people.

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Q. Sukhnandan Ji, how did you feel after watching the video? Also, how hurt do you feel listening something against your religion?

The video got viral 2-3 days back. First I didn’t watch it but then our BDC Chairman showed it to me. Honestly, I felt hurt. I got to know this person is from Kashmir. See Hindu religion does have different castes but be it Rajput, Brahmin or any other, everyone walks together. I grew up in Madd constituency and every Muslim resident lived like he was our close one.

Every person I’ve ever known in our constituency picked Tiranga with me. I never thought such incidents would happen. Many Panches, Sarpanches and BDC members came to me and told about blocking National Highway the next day but I left it on the Administration. I told if Administration takes this lightly, we’ll handle it our way. Then we organised a Press Conference.

Q. What do you think should be done with such people who try to create differences between 2 religions?

I am no Advocate to talk about any punishment for anyone. But yes we are Dogras. Moreover, we are Hindus and this video did hurt our sentiments. I feel Police should arrest such people and carry out an investigation against them.

Q. We’ve seen these days it’s become easy to defame Hindu religion and Hindu Gods. Be it movies, serials, Shaheen Bagh or Farmers protest, many people raise slogans against Hindu religion. Why?

Hindu religion is the oldest religion. All religions like Sikhism and Islam came after it. We consider them as our brothers and that’s why we ignore such talks. But whatever was said in this video wasn’t bearable. 2-3 more such people and the situations will become worse.

Q. In this video RSS has been targeted particularly. Your take on that?

It isn’t any particular party or caste. It’s against Hindu religion which includes all parties and every single person of Rajouts, Brahmins, Scheduled caste, etc. Government should take strict measures against such people.

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22 Jun 2021, 5:09 AM (GMT)

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30,002,691 Total Cases
389,661 Death Cases
28,950,726 Recovered Cases


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