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Ex-MLC dies of COVID in Jammu

An ex-MLC died of COVID-19 while surge in cases continued as Jammu and Kashmir reported 542 fresh cases.

Choudhary Fateh Mohammad, former two-time MLC of Congress and ex-Chairman of JAKFED died of ailments in the Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu. He was positive for COVID-19. He was a resident of Gandhi Nagar.

Choudhary Hafizullah, Additional SP and son of Fateh Mohammad said the last rites were performed as per the COVID protocol.


Meanwhile, the offline cases of all the MBBS/B Sc paramedical students have also been suspended with immediate effect, till further orders.

“The online classes shall be continued as per routine so that the syllabus is completed well in time and studies of the students do not suffer. All the exams including internal or university will be conducted as per the schedule,” read another order issued by GMC Jammu Principal and Dean, Dr Shashi Sudhan Sharma.

The college cafeteria will also remain closed from January 8, 2022 in order to avoid spread of COVID19 infection among the students and staff of this institution till further orders, another order stated.


“In order to ensure strict observance of COVID Appropriate Behaviour (CAB) among the UG, PG, Senior Residents and paramedics, a team of doctors has been constituted to monitor the observance of CAB within the premises of the GMC Jammu,” read a separate order issued by the Principal, GMC Jammu.

Similarly, strict directions were also issued to ensure observance of the SOPs and accordingly, recommendation to constitute squads to ensure compliance of directions with regard to CAB was also made.

In case of non-compliance on the part of any doctor, staff, or official, the team (squads) would report it to the office of the heads of the departments for appropriate action against those not observing CAB, an official quoting direction said.


Besides, the monitoring of patients and visitors or attendants visiting the government hospitals was being rationalised to control crowds.

“The OPD patients have been advised to come as early as 10 am and get their slip for medical check up. For instance, we take only 50 patients for neurology check up in OPD on a daily basis,” an official in Super Specialty Hospital, Jammu said.


Delegation of Jammu University Teachers’ Association calls on Lt Governor

Today, the office-bearers of the Jammu University Teachers’ Association called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhawan.

The delegation led by the President of the Association, Prof. Pankaj Srivastava, submitted a memorandum of demands to the Lt Governor pertaining to various welfare issues of the teachers of the University including promotion under CAS; grant of earned leave and enhancement of the age of superannuation to 65 years in favour of teachers, and various other benefits as per UGC regulations, besides establishment of housing society exclusively for University teachers.

The Lt Governor, while interacting with the delegation members, advised them to make continuous efforts to create a conducive environment for learning and innovation in the University.

The Lt Governor assured them that the issues projected would be looked into meticulously for their early redressal.

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JKP Border Battalion aspirants submit memorandum to Div Com Jammu

Today, a delegation of aspirants seeking recruitment in the Jammu and Kashmir Police Border Battalion called on Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer.

The Aspirants apprised the Divisional Commissioner that they had applied for the post of Head Constable advertised by the Jammu and Kashmir Police Recruitment Board in 2019 and appeared in Physical and medical tests. But now, the JKP HQRS (police recruitment board) has reissued an advertisement notification for the recruitment of Head Constable in the border battalion.

The Aspirants demanded the withdrawal of the new advertisement issued by JKP HQRS. They further appealed to conduct the written examination of already qualified candidates and give a separate ad for more vacancies.

The Divisional Commissioner gave a patient hearing to the delegation and assured that the matter would be taken up with police authorities.

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Jammu Police Foils Bovine Smuggling Bid, 2 Arrested

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Nagrota police recovered six cattle from a stubble-laden truck going from Jammu to Kashmir. The accused had made a wooden box inside the vehicle. Although cattle were kept hidden inside this box, the top and front of the box were loaded with straw so that the police personnel posted at the checkpoints did not even know that cattle were being smuggled in the truck.

The vehicle driver, Obad-ul-Rehman resident of Belicharana and his companion Murad Ali resident of Belicharana, Satwari, were arrested. A case was registered against both of them at Nagrota police station for violating the order of the district commissioner and cruelty to cattle. The police are not even denying that the accused must have stolen these cattle from somewhere. The interrogation of both is on.

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On the midnight of Wednesday, Thursday, on strong information about cattle smuggling, police personnel blocked the Ban toll plaza on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. During this, vehicle number JK02AW-5753, carrying straw from Jammu to Kashmir, was stopped by the police personnel for investigation. However, when the people in the vehicle were asked about their destination, they could not answer satisfactorily.

Due to suspicion of the words of both the occupants of the vehicle, the police personnel searched the vehicle. When the stubble was removed, the police personnel found a wooden box inside the vehicle. When I looked inside the box, there were cattle there. After the cattle were recovered from the vehicle, the people tried to run away, but the police personnel did not let them escape. The vehicle was seized on the spot. Both the passengers in it were taken into custody.

Amish Mahajan

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Covid-19 Stats

28 Jan 2022, 5:01 AM (GMT)

Coronavirus Stats

40,622,709 Total Cases
492,356 Death Cases
38,024,771 Recovered Cases


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