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Monday, May 25, 2020Indian teacher dies of COVID-19 in Abu Dhabi

Dubai, May 25: A 50-year-old Indian teacher has died of coronavirus in the UAE, according to a media report.

Anil Kumar, a Hindi teacher at Sunrise School in Abu Dhabi, died on Sunday morning, the Gulf News reported. Kumar was detected with COVID-19 on May 7.

In a statement, the Sunrise School said, "The sad and shocking demise of Mr Anil Kumar, a senior Hindi teacher of Sunrise School on M


Monday, August 12, 2019Sunil Gavaskar wants Shreyas Iyer to play at no 4

Port of Spain, Aug 12 (UNI) Former skipper Sunil Gavaskar has said that Shreyas Iyer is more suited to play at no 4 while Rishabh Pant at no 5.
Iyer's 71-run knock played a pivotal role in India's 59-run win (via DLS method) in the 2nd ODI against Jason Holder's men in Port of Spain on Sunday.
The 24-year-old from Delhi didn't get game time during the T20 series. He was part of the playing


Sunday, September 1, 2019National Health Forum requests Centre to ban e-cigarettes

New Delhi, Sep 1: National Health Forum, an NGO working in the field of tobacco control, has requested the Centre to support Union Health Ministry's decision to end manufacture, distribution, import and sale of e-cigarettes and ensure that such products are banned.

The NGO said that the Health Ministry's decision against e-cigarettes and similar such products is "correct and laudable".



Wednesday, July 29, 2020Secret of Ladakh’s low COVID figures: High altitude, UV rays

LEH: With 1,327 cases and six fatalities in four months, the trajectory of COVID-19 in the cold desert region of Ladakh validates the view that people living at altitudes of 3,000 metres and above are less likely to get infected compared to those in lowland areas, say experts here.
The recovery rate of the disease in the union territory is 82 per cent, substantially higher than the national aver


Thursday, June 18, 2020Ensure hygiene in Quarantine centres: HC

JAMMU: A Division Bench of J&K High Court Jammu Comprising Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Vinod Chatterji Koul directed the authorities of the Union Territory to ensure that the quarantine centers are hygienically maintained and necessary facilities are provided to the persons who are lodged therein.
Hearing a Public Interest Litigation regarding Covid-19, the court passed these direction


Friday, June 19, 2020Sports Ministry to establish 1000 district-level Khelo India Centres

New Delhi, Jun 19 (PTI) The Sports Ministry is set to establish 1000 Khelo India Centres (KIC) at the district level across the country with the help of sporting champions, who will be remunerated for providing their expertise.

The centres will either be run by a past champion or have them as a coach.

"As we strive to make India a sporting superpower, one of the things we have to ensure is


Wednesday, January 27, 2021Inside Kashmir's first Igloo cafe a 'Samavar' and 16 guests sipping 'kehwa'

SRINAGAR: Snow sculpture is not new to Kashmir, especially when it snows in abundance, like it did recently. Come snowfall, a pastime ‘sheen mohnev’- a statue of a man sculpted out of snow – is on display in almost every random compound of a house or a street for amusement.

The recent heavy snowfall in the valley, though, left more of a trail of apparent gloom knocking down some random frail


Thursday, November 5, 2020Arbitration law to be amended

NEW DELHI: The Government on Wednesday issued an ordinance to amend the arbitration law to ensure that all stakeholder parties get an opportunity to seek an unconditional stay on enforcement of arbitral awards where the arbitration agreement or contract is “induced by fraud or corruption”.
The ordinance which further amends the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 also does away with the 8th S


Monday, April 29, 2019Train service suspended in Kashmir

Srinagar: Train service was suspended for security reasons in the Kashmir valley, where polling is being held on Monday in Kulgam district in the second of three-phased election in the Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency (PC).

"Train service was suspended today as a precautionary measure following apprehension of violence when polling was being held in Kulgam district, " official sources said.



Author Interview: Jayant Swamy

Jayant Swamy is a Management Consultant and Corporate Trainer based in Seattle. He holds an MBA from IIM Bangalore. His corporate repertoire includes Microsoft, IBM, T-Mobile, General Electric and Tata Consultancy Services. He has successfully completed the Certificate Program in Literary Fiction at the University of Washington. He has recently come out with the book “Family Secrets”, which is a


Tuesday, October 20, 2020DCs notified constituencies for first ever DDC elections

Seeks objections before Oct 24

Jammu: Three days after the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has amended Jammu and Kashmir Panchyati Raj Act, the Deputy Commissioners of all 20 districts in the Union Territory have issued notification for the delimitation of constituencies to the process for constituting District Development Councils (DDCs) and to complete the process of three-tier Panchyati Raj system.
It is first time in


Thursday, October 3, 2019Vande Bharat Express a gift for Vaishno Devi devotees: PM

New Delhi, Oct 3: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday described the launch of the Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express as a "Navratri gift" for devotees of Vaishno Devi.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday flagged off the Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express from the New Delhi Railway Station and said it was a "big gift" for Jammu and Kashmir's development.

"A Navratri gift for my siste


Tuesday, October 22, 2019Army foils infiltration bid by 100 Pak terrorists

Heavy shelling continues in Poonch

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Indian Army on Sunday foiled infiltration attempts in Jammu and Kashmir by around 100 terrorists holed up at six launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, just around eight kilometres from the Line of Control, losing three lives - two armymen and a civilian, sources said on Monday.

The Indian Army stated that tensions on the Line of Control will remain till winter


Monday, September 7, 2020Centre provides Y category security to actress Kangana Ranaut

New Delhi, Sep 7: After assessing the threat perception against Bollywood actress Kanagana Ranaut, the Centre on Monday decided to provide ‘Y ‘category security to her, a Home Ministry source said here.

She will be given security cover of two commandos and 11 security personnel during her stay in Mumbai.

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is yet to get the Government order for providin


Friday, January 31, 2020Reservation quotas tweaked; Paharis get 4%, EWS 10%, RBA halved to 10%

Total reservations in direct recruitments go up to 60%

JAMMU: In an effort to rationalise the existing policy after the erstwhile State went under constitutional changes August 5 last year, the Jammu and Kashmir government has tweaked the reservation quotas in direct recruitment and admission and distribution of seats in professional institutions for different classes and communities, with the Pahari Speaking People (PSP) included in the list, along


Thursday, January 7, 2021Nearly 400 terrorists across LoC waiting to infiltrate, says official

Jammu: Around 400 terrorists are currently in launching pads across the Line of Control (LoC), waiting to sneak into Jammu and Kashmir during the winters, after a tight anti-infiltration grid frustrated attempts by Pakistan to push them into the Indian side, according to security officials.
A top police official said that Pakistan is trying to infiltrate terrorists along the LoC in Jammu and Ka


Tuesday, July 16, 2019Bill to strengthen NIA passed in LS; to finish off terror: HM

JAMMU: The National Investigation Agency which has remained at the forefront to curb to a significant extent the terror and its funding in Jammu and Kashmir is set to get more powers, as Lok Sabha on Monday passed a bill to make amendments to the NIA Act.

Home Minister Amit Shah, under whose command, a new focus has been seen in Centre’s Kashmir Policy, asserted that the law will be used to f


Friday, April 24, 2020Swasthya Nidhi App for Health Monitoring: District Admin B'la Organizes Training Program for Supervisors

BARAMULLA, APRIL 24: District Administration, Baramulla today organized a training program to impart requisite training regarding the use and application of 'Swasthya Nidhi App' which has been specifically designed to monitor health status of the people during present circumstances, here today. Training program was organized in two sessions, keeping social distancing protocol in consideration, in



Author Interview: Dwai Lahiri

Dwai Lahiri lives in Chicago, USA and is a software engineer for a Silicon Valley software company. An engineer by training, he likes to think of himself as a humble bridge between many disparate worlds- science and spirituality, art and technology, Eastern and Western cultures. He is a long time practitioner of the Daoist internal arts with a focus on Taijiquan. He has recently come out with the


Thursday, November 12, 2020Ladakh LG meets Jitendra Singh

New Delhi: Ladakh Lieutenant Governor (LG) R K Mathur met Union minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday and discussed a host of issues pertaining to the Union Territory, according to an official statement.

The LG briefed Singh about the current scenario following the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) polls and also apprised him of the progress of various centrally-funded projects


Thursday, November 7, 2019Indian Army tells personnel not to get 'honey trapped'

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) In the wake of some 'honey trap' incidents, the Indian Army has issued an advisory, asking its personnel to be cautious and avoid being friendly with strangers posing as spiritual leaders or women of foreign origin.

The Army has also identified around 150 profiles used by Pakistan to honey trap Indian Army personnel.

The advisory, issued in mid-October, says that Pak


Tuesday, November 19, 2019Sena equates 'ungrateful' BJP with Muhammad Ghori's 'treachery'

Mumbai, Nov 19: The Shiv Sena likened its one-time ally BJP to 13th century invader Muhammad Ghori who killed Prithviraj Chauhan despite the legendary king sparing his life several times.

In a hard-hitting editorial in its mouthpiece Saamana, the Sena said it would "uproot" the BJP as the latter had dared to "challenge us", claiming the ruling party's "leaders were kids" when the Sena's suppo


Tuesday, September 15, 2020280 villages to fall under Delhi-Katra Expressway, land acquisition begins

JAMMU: With the issuance of land acquisition notification for the much-awaited Delhi-Katra Expressway, the work has been expedited from Keedi Gandial village of Kathua district and the project will cover as many as 280 villages in four major districts of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
Sources in the administration here told ‘The News Now’ that the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued notification with regard to land acquisition and the Detailed Project Report (DPR) and survey work for the proposed expressway commenced in the month of July from Keedi Gandial in Kath


Tuesday, December 1, 2020SKUAST-K exploring new varieties of mushroom cultivation

Srinagar: Sher-e- Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences is putting all the efforts to promote the mushroom cultivation in Kashmir at a larger scale.

University is promoting the cultivation of button mushrooms -- which is cost-effective and high in nutrition.

Assistant professor SKUAST, Tariq Ahmad Sofi, said that these mushrooms are sold at less prices in the market but has high nut


Wednesday, October 16, 2019Pakistan summons Indian envoy over 'ceasefire violations'

Islamabad, Oct 16: Pakistan summoned India's Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia to protest over alleged ceasefire violations by Indian troops along the Line of Control (LoC) that killed three civilians.

The Foreign Office said that Director-General (South Asia and SAARC) Mohammad Faisal summoned Ahluwalia and condemned the ceasefire violations by the Indian troops in Nezapir Sector of t


Saturday, June 8, 2019Doctor-patient video goes viral in J&K, four booked

Jammu, June 8: Four doctors have been booked for allegedly filming a female patient while she came in for a medical examination and releasing the video on social media in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, the police said on Saturday.

The matter came to fore when the girl lodged a complaint stating that a video had become viral on social media platforms which was filmed a long time ago when


Saturday, February 1, 2020India fined for slow over-rate in fourth T20I against NZ

Dubai, Feb 1: India have been fined 40 per cent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against New Zealand in the fourth Twenty20 International in Wellington on Friday.

Chris Broad of the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanctions after Virat Kohli's side was ruled to be two overs short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration, the ICC release


Thursday, March 19, 2020Galaxy Z Flip now available in mirror gold colour in India

New Delhi: Samsung introduced the mirror gold colour option for the latest foldable smartphone Galaxy Z Flip in India.

The new colour option will be available for purchase from March 20 from both offline and online stores at a price tag of Rs 1,09,999.

With the introduction of the mirror gold colour, the Z Flip will now be available in three stylish colours in India, including mirror purple


Sunday, January 5, 2020J&K bank unveils calendar for year 2020, cut short to 6 pages

Features 3 monuments from Srinagar, 2 from Jammu

JAMMU: After a week long delay, Jammu and Kashmir Bank has unveiled six-page calendar for the year-2020, which displays exquisite monuments of Union Territories (UTs) including J&K and Ladakh.
Based on theme ‘History and Heritage’, the calendar of this year marks a departure from 12 folds, one for each month, and instead carries six pages only, displaying six heritages sites of the erstwhile St


Sunday, July 5, 2020IMD predicts widespread rains over Central and Northwest India over next 4-5 days

Isolated heavy to very and extremely heavy falls are also very likely over Saurashtra and Kutch during the next two days

New Delhi: Fairly widespread to widespread rains are very likely over parts of Central and north-west India in the next four to five days. Isolated heavy falls are also likely over the region during the same period under the influence of the monsoon trough which is currently holding south of its normal position, according to the IMD.
Meanwhile, under the influence of the low-pressure area over K