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14 more die of Covid-19 in Kashmir, toll climbs to 2,435 in J&K

(Asian News Hub) – Fourteen patients who were tested positive for COVID-19 in Kashmir have died since last night, taking fatalities count in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to 2,435.

An official told that the patients who died since last night after testing positive for COVID-19 include 65-year-old lady from Kawadara, female from Pampore Pulwama, 56-year-old man from Sonwar, 50-year-old man from Pakherpora Budgam, 82-year-old man from Hawal, 50-year-old woman from Shangus Anantnag, 62-year-old man from Anantnag, 69-year-old man from Watergam Baramulla, 80-year-old man from Batamaloo, 60-year-old man from Pantha Chowk, 60-year-old, 65-year-old and 75-year-old male from Pulwama and 55-year-old man from Sopore.

An official said that a 65-year-old female from Kawdara and 80-year-old man from Batamaloo died at JLNM Hospital Rainawari, whereas, 50-year-old lady from Shangus Anantnag, 50-year-old man from Pakherpora Budgam and a lady from Pampore Pulwama died at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute Of Medical Sciences Soura since last night.

He added that 57-year-old man from Sonawar, 65-year-old man from Anantnag, 69-year-old man from Watergam Baramulla and 60-year-old man from Pantha Chowk Srinagar died since last night at SMHS Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19.

He further added that 82-year-old man from Hawal died at CD Hospital Dalgate and
60-year-old, 65-year-old, 75-year-old man from Pulwama died at district hospital Pulwama, whereas, 55-year-old man from Sopore died at SDH Sopore.

With 14 fresh COVID-19 fatalities, the death toll in due to virus in Jammu and Kashmir climbed to 2,435, which include 981 from Jammu division and 1,454 from Kashmir division.



In absence of family, Muslim neighbours perform last rites of elderly Pandit in Pulwama

(Asian News Hub) – The Muslim neighbours in Tahab locality of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district performed the last rites of an elderly Kashmiri Pandit on Saturday.

According to the news agency—KNO, Pandit Makhan Lal (70) breathed his last at his home in Tahab on Friday late night, plunging the whole locality in mourning.

Soon after the news of his death spread, the local Muslims made special arrangements to perform his last rites. They also ferried firewood to cremate the deceased.

“It is in our Islam to take care of our neighbours irrespective of their religion,” Zubair, a local resident said.

He said that his family members were in Jammu and it is their duty to perform his last rites.

Makhan Lal was a retired employee in BSNL and died after brief illness. He is survived by three daughters and two sons.

Notably, Makhan Lal was the maternal uncle of chief medical officer Pulwama, Dr Ramesh Mall.

Pandit families who are residing in Tahab locality did not migrate from Kashmir valley during the early 1990’s and instead decided to stay put. Since then the two communities have lived in the locality in harmony and have always shown compassion to each other.


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CRPF man among six die of Covid-19 in Kashmir, toll 2,678 in J&K

(Asian News Hub) – At least six persons including a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), who were tested positive for COVID-19, died on Saturday evening in Kashmir, taking the toll of deaths to 2,678 in Jammu and Kashmir.

An official told that six patients who died include 50-year-old CRPF man of 96 BN posted in Anantnag, 45-year-old man from Rajbagh, 58-year-old woman from Harwan, 55-year-old man from Chadoora, 50-year-old man from Iddgha and 85-year-old woman from Chadoora.

He said that three deaths were reported at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura while one death was reported at SMHS Hospital Srinagar.

He further added that one each death was reported at JVC Bemina and CD Hospital Dalgate.

With six fresh fatalities, the death toll related to Covid-19 in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir mounted to 2,678.


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CRPF man dies of Covid-19 at SKIMS Soura

(Asian News Hub) – A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) man, who was tested positive for COVID-19, died on Saturday at SK Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Srinagar.

An official told that a CRPF man identified as Abhimaniya Sahu of 96 BN CRPF posted at Mattan area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district died at SKIMS Soura days after testing positive for COVID-19.

He said that the CRPF man was admitted in the hospital on Saturday morning where as, breathed his last this evening.


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