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Jammu, Srinagar records highest temp this season



The most parts of Jammu and Kashmir including Srinagar, the summer capital of the Union Territory recorded the hottest day of the season on Tuesday while as the weatherman predicted no end to the scorching heat till June 11 (Friday).

According to report, the twin capitals of J&K including Jammu and Srinagar recorded the season’s hottest day at 42.5 and 34.3 degrees Celsius respectively today.

Officials in the Meteorological department said that the temperature witnessed an increase across Jammu and Kashmir and most parts of the Union Territory recorded the hottest day of the season today.

Deputy Director MeT, Mukhtar Ahmad said that the prevalent weather conditions would continue till June 11 following which there is a possibility of light rainfall till June 13.

Meanwhile, Jammu districts also recorded the hottest day of the season today.

The winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday recorded the season’s hottest day at maximum 42 degree Celsius.

After recording 42.5 degrees Celsius today, the weatherman added that hot and humid temperatures remain for the next two to three days in Jammu.

“Maximum temperature was 42.5 degrees Celsius in Jammu today which is the highest recorded this year so far,” said Dr Mahendra Singh, senior scientist, Agro-met division, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu (SKAUST-J).

“There would be respite from the present hot weather conditions in Jammu only after June 11 (Thursday) as we are expecting rain after 48-72 hours.”

He said due to hot and humid temperature the low pressure was created in the atmosphere and clouds would form with the help of moisture from snowy peaks. Dr Singh added that low pressure will cause localized rains in the Jammu subcontinent in next 48-72 hours giving respite to people from the hot waves.

The weatherman also predicted for the next two days the temperature would go up due to clear sky and less chances of rainfall.

The scientist of Agro-met division, SKAUST-J also advised farmers, who are planting saplings of paddy to give enough water to the dry soil in the evening so it contains moisture.

He also advised them to keep their animals like cows, buffalo and others properly hydrated and clean


DC de-notified 12 Micro Containment Zones




Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar, Ashok Sharma said that 12 micro containment zones have been de-notified after extensive testing and zero COVID positive reports. He said 16 other micro-containment zones would be de-notified as and when the administration is fully satisfied about the safety in these areas.

Briefing the media about the Covid situation, he complemented the PRIs, Health education department, Education Department, Police Department, Rural Development Department and Social welfare Department for their extensive efforts in combating the pandemic.

Giving details, the DC informed that during the 2nd wave 1475 cases were reported in the District, out of which 1260 have recovered and 201 are still active, which is the lowest number since March, 2021. Among them 13 are admitted in District Hospital, 33 are in CCCs and rest are in home isolation and are being provided medical treatment.

He briefed that the recovery rate has continuously picked up, while the positivity rate dropped to 2.70% this week.

He further said that the district has inoculated 72.85% persons of 45 yr old and above till date, while door to door Vaccination drive is being conducted in the district to cover the rest.

Concerned tehsildars and BDOs under the supervision of SDMs are closely monitoring the progress on vaccination and the Covid Mitigation measures in the district, he informed.

While giving details about the Covid care, he informed that sufficient oxygen cylinders and concentrators are available in the District, while 882 Covid Kits containing essential medicines and oximeter have been distributed among the COVID positive patients till date.

He appealed the masses to stick to the COVID19 appropriate behaviour and follow the SOPs in letter and spirit to break the chain completely.

Further, the DC Kishtwar informed that the people can approach the district administration on the Twitter account of DC Kishtwar: @dckishtwar and the official Twitter account of DIC Kishtwar: @Dkishtwar.

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Jammu: Woman dies in road accident




A woman was killed on Sunday morning in a road accident near Assar area of Doda.

Soon after the mishap, police along with locals reached the spot and started a rescue operation.

The lady has been identified as Babita Manhas.

Further details awaited

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OPD services commence at SMGS Hospital Jammu




The OPD Services, on prior appointment basis, will resume in SMGS Hospital from June 14, 2021 on all working days. The appointment for Monday shall be given on Saturday.

The patients can take appointment for Paediatrics on mobile phone number 9541925359; for ENT on 9541925360; For Obst & Gynae 9541925361 and for Dermatology (Skin) 9541925362.

As per an order issued in this regard, the OPDs will be operational from the respective OPD Sections from 10:00 am to 02:00 pm.

The appointment will be given by the respective department staff nominated by the concerned HoD through phone call on the dedicated mobile phone number provided to each department.

The dedicated Mobile Phone Number will be operational from 10:00 am to 04:00 pm on all working days for fixing the appointments.
The total number of appointments per speciality shall not be more than 25 patients per day, which is subject to revision considering the future trend of COVID-19 pandemic.

At all cost Covid Appropriate Behaviour shall be observed by everyone in all departments/sections of the hospital including registration and OPD area. Each patient will be accompanied by not more than one attendant who must be wearing proper face masks.

The patients are advised to attend the OPD by prior appointment only, failing which they may be liable not to be examined by the doctors in OPD.

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Covid-19 Stats

13 Jun 2021, 7:57 AM (GMT)

Coronavirus Stats

29,439,989 Total Cases
370,407 Death Cases
28,043,446 Recovered Cases


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