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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


Friday, June 18, 2021Annual Kheer Bhawani mela celebrated at Tulmulla, Kashmir

GANDERBAL, JUNE 18:- The annual ‘Mela Kheer Bhawani’, one of the significant festivals of Kashmiri Pandits associated with Goddess Ragnya Devi, was today celebrated with religious fervor and gaiety at Tulmulla area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district amid strict adherence to Covid protocols.
The festival is being held on Jesht Ashtami (May-June) every year when Kashmiri pandits visit the pl


Sunday, June 20, 2021India to host two day summit on Green Hydrogen Initiatives involving BRICS nations

Jammu, June 20: India will host a two day summit on Green Hydrogen Initiatives starting Tuesday involving the BRICS nations. The prestigious event offers a platform to share their respective Green Hydrogen initiatives and views on how to take it to the next level in their own countries. The online event will be anchored by India’s largest power producer and one of the global energy majors, NTPC


Sunday, June 20, 2021PM Modi congratulates Iran's newly elected president Ebrahim Raisi

Jammu, June 20: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated Iran's newly elected president Ebrahim Raisi, and said he looked forward to working with him to further strengthen the warm ties between India and Iran.

Iran's hard-line judiciary chief won a landslide victory on Saturday in the country's presidential election, a vote that both propelled the supreme leader's protege into Tehr


Sunday, June 20, 2021J-K govt withdraws weekend curfew in 8 districts

Jammu, June 20: The government on Sunday withdrew weekend curfew in eight districts of J-K, five of them in the Jammu division and three in Kashmir Valley.

Chief Secretary, who is Chairperson State Executive Committee, announced the relaxations after a review meeting of the current COVID situation with the Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education; Principal Secretary to Government,


Saturday, June 19, 2021Dheeraj Gupta discusses Action Plan for Yr 2021-22 under Capex Budget for ULBs Kashmir

'Region is on path of development, impact of developmental works is enormous on ground

SRINAGAR, JUNE 19: Principal Secretary Housing & Urban Development Department (H&UDD), Dheeraj Gupta today discussed Action Plan for the year 2021-22 under Capex Budget for the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) Kashmir with heads of ULBs at a meeting here.
The meeting was attended by Director ULB Kashmir, Ms. Mathora Masoom; Chairman Coordination Committee ULB Kashmir, Muhammad Iqbal, Presidents of M


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


Friday, June 18, 2021LG, Omar, Mehbooba greet people on Mela Kheer Bhawani

Srinagar, Jun 18: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, besides others leaders greeted people, especially Kashmiri Pandit community, on Mela Kheer Bhawani that was celebrated on Friday on the occasion of Zyestha Ashtami.

The Mela Kheer Bhawani, the most important festival of Kashmiri Pandits, was celebrated on Friday with over 2000 devotees o


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


Friday, June 18, 2021Covid cases on constant decline, recovery rate touches 97% in District Kathua: DC

35 corona victims’ families to get assistance under SAKSHAM scheme

KATHUA, JUNE 18: Deputy Commissioner Kathua, Rahul Yadav today said that the district administration has roped in PRI's besides involving staff of Youth Sports and Services, School Education, NYK etc to intensify the vaccination drive in low Vaccinated areas of the district.
Briefing the media persons, he informed that the vaccination drive for the 18--44 year age bracket has been kick started


Saturday, June 19, 2021DC Rajouri holds public hearing for environmental clearance of minor minerals blocks

RAJOURI, JUNE 19: A panel headed by Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Rajesh K Shavan today held a public hearing for eliciting opinions, viewpoints and suggestions of the locals and other stakeholders for environmental clearance of a minor mineral Block 2/2 Nowshera Tawi river downstream project at Chatayari village of the district.
The other members of the panel included a representative of the Reg


Saturday, June 19, 2021Power shutdown

JAMMU, JUNE 19: Chief Engineer, (Distribution) JPDCL Jammu has informed that to execute various development works, the power supply to District Poonch and part of District Rajouri shall remain affected on June 20 from 8 am to 2 pm.
Similarly, the power supply to Pargwal, Channi Tanna, Rajpura, Bhalwal Bharat, DhalwalMiulu, Hamipurkona, BSF, Batera, Dabbin, Chorpur, Manyal, Dharmkhu, TirthTalab,


Saturday, June 19, 2021Commitment to containment: Dr Shashank's targeted approach, intensive testing strategy helped Kishtwar to arrest covid spread

KISHTWAR, JUNE 19: Intensive testing and contact tracing has been widely agreed as a key tool to contain covid spread and it has also worked well in Kishtwar District.
Dr Shashank Parihar, Nodal Officer, Mobile Sampling & Testing Block Kishtwar is among many covid warriors who did exemplary work with targeted approach and leading from the front. Dr Parihar has made best out of the mass and


Sunday, June 20, 2021Int’l Yoga Week: AYUSH Kishtwar distributes "Common Yoga Protocol" booklets

KISHTWAR, JUNE 20: To inform the people about the common yoga practices and postures for better and healthy life, Department of AYUSH Kishtwar today distributed common yoga protocol booklets among the people including government staff members.
The booklets were distributed under the guidance of District Nodal Officer AYUSH Dr Tariq Hussain and under the overall supervision of Deputy Commissio


Friday, June 18, 2021Kishtwar DYSS Department hosts Online Yoga competition

KISHTWAR, JUNE 18: Department of Youth Services and Sports Kishtwar, while gearing up the activities ahead of the 7th International Day of Yoga, organised an online yoga competition.
The online Yoga competition was held under the guidance of District Youth Services and Sports Officer Kharati Lal Sharma and under the overall supervision of Deputy Commissioner, Ashok Kumar.
“As the pandemic has


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.


Friday, June 18, 2021ISM, Police Department organise Yoga session at Sanasar

RAMBAN, JUNE 18: As part of ongoing Yoga week celebrations to mark International Yoga Day, 2021, Department of Indian System of Medicine, AYUSH in-collaboration-with District Police, Ramban organized a Yoga session at Sanasar.
Additional SP, Rajni Sharma, Dy SP Headquarters, Rajinder Singh Chib, SHO Chanderkote, Vijay Choudhary, SHO Batote, Ranjeet Rao and several other officers and official


Saturday, June 19, 2021DC Udhampur seals 08 shops for violation

UDHAMPUR, JUNE-19:- Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur Indu Kanwal Chib conducted surprise inspection in the vicinity of Udhampur town late night here to take stock of implementation of weekend COVID-19 lockdown measures in the District,.
During the extensive inspection, the DC found eight shops violating the SOPs in Shiv Nagar, Devika, Omara Morh, T-Morh, Sallan Talab, Mukerjee Bazaar, Bus s


Sunday, June 20, 2021DC Rajouri takes stock of COVID19 mitigation measures

RAJOURI, JUNE 20: Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Rajesh K Shavan today chaired a meeting to review the measures for the efficient containment and management of COVID19 in the district.
The meeting was attended by ADDC, Pawan Kumar; AC Defence, Saleem Qureshi; ACD, Sushil Khajuria; DFO Nowshera, Suresh Manda; DFO SF, Sanjay Saraf; CAO, Mahesh Verma; DSHO, Dr Sarfraz Naseem Chowdhury; MS DH, Dr Mehm


Sunday, June 20, 2021PM Modi to address lead event of 7th International Day of Yoga tomorrow; Yoga Day to be celebrated in about 190 Countries Globally

Jammu, June 20: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the main event of the 7th International Day of Yoga IDY tomorrow. In view of the pandemic, the lead event of the Yoga Day this year will be a televised programme and is scheduled to begin at 6.30 AM on all Doordarshan channels. The event will also include an address by Minister of State for Ayush, Kiren Rijiju and a live Yoga demonstratio


Saturday, June 19, 2021Divisional Admin Jammu provides Oxygen concentrators to NGOs for helping needy persons

JAMMU, JUNE 19: Divisional Administration Jammu today provided Oxygen concentrators to NGOs for further distribution among the needy patients.
Additional Commissioner with Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Pawan Sharma, on behalf of Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer (chairman Indian Red Cross Society Jammu region) handed over 20 Oxygen concentrators, 10 each of 5 & 8 LMP capacity to t


Friday, June 18, 2021Sericulture department aware farmers about Govt schemes

DDC Chairperson Reasi seeks roadmap for covering maximum farmers

REASI, JUNE 18: To spread awareness about various government schemes, the Sericulture Department today organised a farmers’ awareness camp here at Mulberry Nursery Granmore.
Chairperson District Development Council (DDC) Reasi, Saraf Singh Nag was chief guest on the occasion.
In the programme, over 30 shelf rearing kits were also distributed among the farmers by the chairperson in the presen



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Friday, June 18, 2021Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah undertook a thorough review of the development programs of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir in order to bring development with transparency under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi

All round development and welfare of people of Jammu and Kashmir is the top priority of Modi government: Amit Shah

Home Minister appreciates 90 percent reach of Central Government schemes in J&K
Shri Amit Shah congratulated Lieutenant Governor and his team for COVID-19 vaccination being 76 percent in Jammu and Kashmir and 100 percent in four districts
All refugees who came from PoJK andWest Pakistan and from Kashmir to Jammu, should get the refugee package as soon as possible
Complete many other developmen


Sunday, June 20, 2021If I feel satisfied and lose urge to learn new things, I will quit: Ashwin

Jammu, June 20: Southampton, Jun 20 Star India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin says competition always brings out the best in him and the day he feels he has lost that urge to improve his craft, he will quit the sport.

Ashwin is regarded as a thinking cricketer who always strives to explore something new, something extra in his game and that attitude has paid rich dividends for him throughout