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Sunday, September 26, 2021Indo-Pak Armies Exchange Gunfire Briefly Along LoC In Teetwal Sector

SRINAGAR: Armies of India and Pakistan engaged gunfire briefly along Line of Control in Teetwal sector on Sunday morning, official sources said.

“At about 0715 hours, there was firing of few rounds of RPG, 60mm mortor shells, pika and HMG”, they said.

The army responded in equivalent measure, they said. The exchange of fire lasted for around ten minutes. However, they said, there was no los

 

Sunday, September 26, 202128,326 new Covid infections recorded in India, taking total tally of cases to 3,36,52,745: Govt

New Delhi: India saw a single-day rise of 28,326 new coronavirus infections,, taking the country’s total tally of cases to 3,36,52,745, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

The death toll climbed to 4,46,918 with 260 daily fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The active cases have increased to 3,03,476, comprising 0.90 per cent of the total infections

 

Sunday, September 26, 2021IIT Delhi sets up centre of excellence for quantum studies

New Delhi: IIT-Delhi has set up a “Centre of Excellence on Quantum Technologies” with the aim of bringing all research in the field under one umbrella.

According to the institute, the centre will focus on certain thrust areas such as quantum computing, quantum communication, quantum sensing and metrology and quantum materials and devices and will help principal investigators pitch more project

 

Sunday, September 26, 2021Bharat bandh tomorrow: From bank union to Opposition parties, support grows for farmers’ strike

Jammu, September 26: The Samyukt Kisan Morcha’s (SKM) call for a Bharat Bandh on Monday, to mark the first anniversary of the three controversial farm laws getting Presidential assent, has garnered support from all sections of the society, including political parties.

Many Opposition parties have expressed their support to the bandh — while Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has supp

 

Sunday, September 26, 2021Canada lifts ban on direct flights from India

Jammu, September 26: Canada will allow direct flights from India from Monday, lifting the ban on them after a gap of more than five months.

Announcing the decision, Transport Canada on Saturday in a tweet said: “Beginning at 00:01 EDT on September 27, direct flights from India can land in Canada with additional public health measures in place.”

“Travellers must have proof of a negative COVI

 

Sunday, September 26, 2021PM calls for record sales of Khadi on Oct 2, talks about cleaning rivers in Mann Ki Baat

New Delhi, Sep 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called upon the people to buy Khadi on Gandhi Jayanti, as he also stressed on the mission for cleanliness, and making rivers pollution free in the 81st edition of his radio program Mann Ki Baat on Sunday.

The Prime Minister also urged people to follow all COVID related precautions during the upcoming festival season.

In his half-an h

 

Sunday, September 26, 2021Active COVID-19 cases in Ladakh decline to 157

Leh, Sep 26: One person tested positive for COVID-19 in Ladakh, taking the overall infection tally to 20,778, officials said on Sunday.

They said the active cases in the Union Territory dropped to 157 after the recovery of nine more patients from the disease.

Ladakh has registered 207 Covid-related deaths -- 149 in Leh and 58 in Kargil -- since the outbreak of the pandemic last year.

A t

 

Sunday, September 26, 2021Cyclone Gulab : SCR cancels/short terminated/diverted/regulated trains

Hyderabad, Sep 26: With the Cyclonic storm is likely cross North Andhra Pradesh -South Odisha Coasts between Kalingapatnam & Gopalpur on Sunday evening, South Central Railway (SCR) has announced cancellation, diversion and regulation of trains.

SCR Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) Ch Rakesh in a release on Sunday said the cancelled trains are : 07015 Bhubaneswar - Secunderabad, 02071 Bhub

 

Sunday, September 26, 2021Indian Navy closely monitoring movement of Cyclonic storm, two ships at sea with HADR material

Visakhapatnam, Sep 26: As the Cyclonic Storm ‘Gulab’, over Northwest and adjoining Westcentral Bay of Bengal, is expected to make landfall between North Andhra Pradesh and South Odisha coast in the next 12 hours, the Indian Navy is closely monitoring its movement.

Headquarters, Eastern Naval Command(ENC) and Naval Officers-in-Charge Odisha Area have carried out preparatory activities to combat

 

Sunday, September 26, 2021Thousands of BJP workers to welcome Modi at airport on return from US

New Delhi: Thousands of BJP workers in the national capital on Sunday gathered at the Palam Airport technical area to give a grand welcome to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his return after a successful visit to the US.
Delhi BJP vice president Virendra Sachdeva told IANS that thousands of BJP workers have gathered at the airport to accord grand welcome to Prime Minister Modi on his return from

 

Sunday, September 26, 2021Shared experience of fighting pandemic has taught us we are stronger when together: PM Modi

New York/New Delhi, Sep 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that for almost two years now humanity has been battling a once-in-a-lifetime global pandemic and the challenge of the pandemic has taught us that we are stronger and better when we are together.

In a video address to the Global Citizen Movement on Saturday night, the Prime Minister said: "Our shared experience of fighting the pand

 

Sunday, September 26, 2021India logs 28,326 new COVID cases, 260 deaths

New Delhi, Sep 26: A total of 28,326 people have tested positive for COVID-19 across the country during the past 24 hours, the Union Heath Ministry said on Sunday.
As per the bulletin issued by the ministry, the latest addition has pushed the cumulative case tally to 33,652,745, while the death toll rose to 4,46,918 in India.
During the same period 26,032 more people recovered from the disease,

 

Sunday, September 26, 2021Rahul wishes former PM Manmohan Singh on his birthday

New Delhi, Sep 26: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday extended his warm wishes to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the occasion of his 89th birthday.

"Happy birthday to Dr Manmohan Singh ji," Rahul Gandhi wrote in a social media post.

Calling him "fearless" and "brilliant", the Congress leader said Dr Singh has a great understanding of the issues which the country has been facing

 

Sunday, September 26, 2021COVID-19: Canada lifts ban on passengers from India, flights to resume from tomorrow

Ottawa [Canada], Sept 26: Justin Trudeau-led Canadian government on Sunday lifted a month-long ban on passenger flights from India. The ban was put in place in view of the enhanced COVID-19 protocols.
“As of September 27, 2021, direct flights from India to Canada will resume,” said the government on Sunday.
Earlier on Tuesday, Canada extended the restriction on all direct commercial and private

 

Saturday, September 25, 2021Domestically, India faced a dual information challenge in the wake of the pandemic: I&B Minister Thakur

Jammu, September 25: India faced a “dual information challenge in the wake of the pandemic with inundation of misleading and fake information amid the urban population through social media and smartphone applications and last mile communication varying in rural and remote areas, as it asserted that flow of authentic information is crucial to addressing misinformation.


Speaking at the inaugu

 

Saturday, September 25, 2021Centre to soon announce new cooperative policy: Amit Shah

New Delhi: Union Cooperation Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said the Centre will soon come out with a new cooperative policy and work in tandem with states to strengthen the cooperative movement.
Shah, who is also the Union Home Minister, also announced that the number of primary agriculture cooperatives (PACs) will be increased to 3 lakh in the next five years. At present, there are about 65,00

 

Saturday, September 25, 2021CoWin certificates to mention date of birth of fully vaccinated travelling abroad

New Delhi: People who are fully inoculated and want to travel abroad will have a CoWin certificate with their full date of birth, official sources said on Saturday amid ongoing discussions between India and the UK over Covid vaccination certificates.
Currently, CoWin certificates mention the beneficiary’s age based on the year of birth besides other details.

The new feature is being introduce

 

Saturday, September 25, 2021Judges occupying highest moral ground go long way in building public confidence: SC

New Delhi: Judges occupying the highest moral ground go a long way in building public confidence in the justice delivery system and the perception of common man about the credentials and background of a judicial officer is “vital”, the Supreme Court has said.

The apex court said that post of a judicial officer at any level involves applying the “most exacting standards”.

A bench of Justice

 

Saturday, September 25, 2021Pakistan is ‘arsonist’ disguising itself as ‘fire-fighter’: India’s strong Right of Reply at UNGA

Jammu, September 25: Pakistan, where terrorists enjoy free pass, is an “arsonist” disguising itself as a “fire-fighter”, and the entire world has suffered because of its policies as the country nurtures terrorists in its backyard, India has said in a blistering retort after Prime Minister Imran Khan raked up the issue of Kashmir in his address to the UN General Assembly.

“We exercise our Right

 

Saturday, September 25, 2021Over 82.57 cr Covid vaccine doses given to states, UTs so far: Govt

New Delhi, Sep 25: More than 82.57 crore Covid vaccine doses have been provided to states and union territories so far and over 94 lakh doses are in the pipeline, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.

Over 4.15 crore balance and unutilised vaccine doses are still available with the states and the union territories for inoculation, it said.

The Union government is committed to accelera

 

Saturday, September 25, 2021India slammed Imran Khan in its Right of Reply in response against Pakistan

Jammu, September 25: India slammed Imran Khan in its Right of Reply in response against Pakistan Prime Prime Minister's references to Kashmir in his United Nations General Assembly virtual speech and stated that Islamabad has an established history of actively supporting terrorists.
Sneha Dubey First Secretary at UNGA said, "Regrettably, this is not the first time the leader of Pakistan has misu

 

Saturday, September 25, 2021New preliminary evidence suggests coronavirus jumped from animals to humans multiple times

Director, Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security, Griffith University


The origin of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which has caused the COVID-19 pandemic, has been hotly debated.

This debate has caused substantial difficulties in the Australia-China relationship, with a call by Foreign Minister Marise Payne for another inquiry into its origin being considered by China as a hostile act.

 

Saturday, September 25, 2021IT dept detects Rs 300-cr black money after raiding 2 Chennai financing groups

NEW DELHI, Sept 25: The CBDT on Saturday claimed that the Income Tax Department has detected “unaccounted” income of over Rs 300 crore after it raided two private syndicate financing groups in Chennai.
The searches were carried out on September 23 at 35 premises in the capital city of Tamil Nadu.
“The searches, so far, have resulted in the detection of undisclosed income of more than Rs 300 cro

 

Saturday, September 25, 2021PM Modi raises issues of Indian professionals including H-1B Visas with Biden: Foreign Secretary Shringla

Washington [US], Sept 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his first-ever in-person meeting with US President Joe Biden raised a number of issues involving the Indian community in the US, including access for Indian professionals in the country and spoke about the H-1B visas, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said.
“He (PM Modi) spoke of the issue of getting access for Indian professio

 

Saturday, September 25, 2021Punjab : 2 notorious drug smugglers held with 270 kg poppy husk

Moga, Sep 25: The Moga CIA staff arrested two drug smugglers and recovered 270 kg poppy husk from them, a police source said here on Saturday.
According to Moga SSP Dhruman H Nimbale, acting on a tip-off, police laid a special naka near Smalsar Bus Stand. Police signalled a vehicle to stop and on search seized 270 kg of poppy husk kept in gunny bags from the vehicle. Immediately, it nabbed its t

 

Saturday, September 25, 2021Nationwide vaccination Drive: 84.89 Cr. vaccine doses administered so far

NEW DELHI: 84.89 Cr.vaccince doses have been administered so far under Nationwide vaccination Drive, Ministry of health said today.

In a recent tweet Ministry of Health said that," there are 3,28,76,319 total recoveries across the country so far were current rate of recovery is at 97.78%".

Beside 28,046 patients have been recovered during last 24 hours.

India reports 29,616 new cases

 

Saturday, September 25, 2021IMD issues pre-cyclone watch for Odisha, AP coasts

Bhubaneswar, Sep 25: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a pre-cyclone watch for north Andhra Pradesh and adjoining south Odisha coasts.

Under the influence of the cyclonic circulation over east-central Bay of Bengal and its neighbourhood, a low pressure area has formed over the same region, which became well-marked and subsequently concentrated into a depression, the IMD said

 

Saturday, September 25, 2021Many nations join call for no new coal plants

New Delhi: For the first time, a diverse group of developed and developing countries have come together to give impetus to global efforts to end new coal-fired power generation.

Their new initiative requires signatories to immediately cease permitting and end new construction of unabated coal-fired power generation projects by the end of the year.

These countries are calling upon all other

 

Saturday, September 25, 2021Delhi Police to probe Rohini courtroom shootout

New Delhi, Sep 25 Delhi Police Crime Branch has taken over the investigation of Rohini courtroom shootout case in which gangster Jitender Mann, alias Gogi, and two others were killed.
Since Saturday police have been deployed outside of district court in Rohini in the light of Friday's incident.
Bar Council of Delhi chairman Rakesh Sherawat, along with other officials have reached Delhi Police h

 

Saturday, September 25, 2021CJI Ramana offers prayers at Puri Jagannath

Bhubaneswar: Chief Justice N.V. Ramana visited the Lord Jagannath temple in Puri, Odisha, on Saturday and offered prayers. The CJI is in Odisha on a two-day visit.

Ramana along with Justice Vineet Saran paid obeisance to the sibling deities at the temple. The chief justice was seen wearing a traditional dress and face mask.

Justice Ramana, surrounded by priests and senior officials, spent a

 

Saturday, September 25, 2021BJP to sweep the Vidhan Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh: Anurag Thakur

Hamirpur (HP), September 25: Union Information-cum-Broadcasting Minister, Anurag Thakur expressed optimism that the BJP would once again sweep the Vidhan Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh and form the government on its own in the state, it was reported on Saturday.

A spokesman of the state unit of the party told on Saturday that the Union Minister claimed that the youth wing, women and people

 

Saturday, September 25, 2021India logs 29,616 new COVID-19 cases, 290 fatalities

New Delhi, Sept 25: India logged 29,616 new coronavirus infections, taking the total tally of cases to 3,36,24,419, while the active cases rose by 1,280 to reach 3,01,442, according to Union Health Ministry data updated Saturday.
The death toll climbed to 4,46,658 with 290 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The active cases now constitute 0.90 per cent of the total infections, w

 

Saturday, September 25, 2021NIA Planning Fresh Raids Against Jamaat-e-Islami Cadres In Jammu And Kashmir Next Week

New Delhi, Sept 25: In its ongoing investigation against the outlawed Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) group in a terror funding case, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has been planning another series of raids against its cadres in Jammu and Kashmir next week.
These raids would be in continuation to the 61 search operations conducted by the anti-terror agency’s sleuths on August 8 and August 9 in Sr

 

Saturday, September 25, 2021Traffic resumes on Srinagar-Leh highway

Srinagar, Sep 25: Traffic resumed on Saturday on the national highway, the only road connecting the Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh with the Kashmir valley.

Traffic was allowed on both sides of the highway after remaining suspended on Friday for weekly maintenance and repair at Zojila pass, a traffic police official told UNI this morning.

He said Kashmir bound vehicles will be allowed in the

 

Saturday, September 25, 2021Pakistan an arsonist disguised as firefighter, a suppressor of minorities: India hits back at Imran Khan

New York, Sep 25: India slammed Pakistan as an “arsonist disguising itself as a firefighter” and a country that nurtures terrorists in its backyard as a matter of state policy which has led the entire region and world to suffer, in reply to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s tirade against the country at the UN General Assembly.

Sneha Dubey, First Secretary in India's UN Mission, in a scathi

 

Saturday, September 25, 2021Anurag Thakur inaugurates Himalayan Film Festival at Leh

Leh: Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur on Friday inaugurated the Himalayan Film Festival at Leh in Ladakh, an official statement said.
The five-day film festival is a part of the celebrations of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' commemorating 75 years of India's independence.
"Keeping in view the PM's call for 'Jan Bhagidhari', the film festival will have active participation

 

Saturday, September 25, 2021PM holds 1stbilateral meeting with US Prez

Washington: US President Joe Biden said on Friday that the relationship between India and the US, the world's two largest democracies, is destined to be "stronger, closer and tighter , as he hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House for the first bilateral meeting and discussed a wide range of priority issues, including combating COVID-19, climate change, trade and the Indo-Pacific.

 

Friday, September 24, 2021Twitter appointed officers in compliance with new IT Rules, Centre tells Delhi HC

Jammu, September 24: The Centre has informed the Delhi High Court that Twitter has appointed Chief Compliance Officer (CCO), Resident Grievance Officer (RGO), and Nodal Contact Person in compliance with the new IT Rules.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY), in a short affidavit, said Twitter has acknowledged that the personnel (CCO, Nodal Contact Person, and RGO) are

 

Friday, September 24, 2021Indian women's football team to travel abroad for international matches

Jammu, September 24: The Indian women's football team will play multiple international friendlies, starting next week in the UAE, as part of its preparation for the 2022 AFC Asian Cup at home.

According to the itinerary unveiled by the All India Football Federation (AIFF), the women's team, which has been training in a camp in Jamshedpur for around a month, will play two friendlies against the

 

Friday, September 24, 2021Rupee slips 4 paise to close at 73.68 against US dollar

Jammu, September 24: The Indian rupee slipped 4 paise to close at 73.68 (provisional) against the US dollar on Friday, following weaker Asian peers against the American currency.

At the interbank foreign exchange market, the local currency opened at 73.77. It touched an intra-day high of 73.61 and a low of 73.78 during the day.

The rupee finally settled at 73.68 against the American currenc

 

Friday, September 24, 2021Sensex scales historic 60K-mark; Nifty tops 17,850

Jammu, September 24: Equity benchmark Sensex jumped 163 points to end above the 60,000-mark for the first time ever on Friday, led by strong gains in HDFC Bank, Infosys and Asian Paints.

The 30-share BSE index rose 163.11 points or 0.27 per cent to its lifetime closing high of 60,048.47. Similarly, the NSE Nifty advanced 30.25 points or 0.17 per cent to record finish of 17,853.20.

It took a

 

Friday, September 24, 2021Gold declines Rs 365; silver gains marginally

Jammu, September 24: Gold in the national capital on Friday declined by Rs 365 to Rs 45,141 per 10 grams reflecting an overnight plunge in international precious metal prices, according to HDFC Securities.

In the previous trade, the precious metal had settled at Rs 45,506 per 10 grams.

Silver gained marginally by Rs 21 to Rs 59,429 per kilogram from Rs 59,408 per kilogram in the previous tr

 

Friday, September 24, 2021Three dead in shootout at Delhi's Rohini court

New Delhi, Sep 24: Three people including gangster Jitendra Gogi died in a firing incident Friday at Delhi's Rohini court, police said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Rohini) Pranav Tayal said the assailants were in the uniform of advocate when they fired at Gogi.

Police team also fired in return, the DCP said.

Further details are awaited.

 

Friday, September 24, 2021WHO recommends antibody treatment for critical Covid patients

Jammu, September 24: COVID-19 patients at high risk of hospitalisation or those with severe disease should be given a combination of two antibody treatments, according to latest World Health Organization guidelines published in The BMJ on Friday.

The WHO Guideline Development Group (GDG) panel recommends treatment combining casirivimab and imdevimab for two specific groups of patients with COV

 

Friday, September 24, 2021Paddy residue not liability anymore: Kejriwal

Jammu, September 24: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said paddy straw is not a liability anymore and urged neighbouring states to make the Pusa bio-decomposer available to their farmers for on site management of crop residue.

He also said the microbial solution, which can turn stubble into manure, will be sprayed over 4,300 acres belonging to 844 farmers in Delhi. Last year, 310

 

Friday, September 24, 2021C-295 aircraft project great step in opening up aviation, avionics sector: Ratan Tata

Jammu, September 24: Tata Trusts Chairman Ratan Tata on Friday hailed the finalisation of a contract by India to procure 56 C-295 transport aircraft under an Airbus-Tata project, describing it as a "great step" forward in the opening up of the aviation and avionics sector in the country.

His comments came hours after the deal to procure the aircraft to replace the Avro-748 planes of the IAF wa

 

Friday, September 24, 2021Indian Army to procure 118 Main Battle Tanks Arjun Mk-1A worth Rs 7,523 crore

Jammu, September 24: The Ministry of Defence today placed an order with Heavy Vehicles Factory, Avadi in Chennai for supply of 118 Main Battle Tanks, MBTs Arjun Mk-1A for the Indian Army.

The order worth seven thousand five hundred 23 crore rupees will further provide a boost to the Make in India initiative in defence sector and is a big step towards achieving Aatmanirbhar Bharat envisioned by

 

Friday, September 24, 2021CBI to probe death of Mahant Narendra Giri

Jammu, September 24: The Centre has given its approval for a CBI probe into the death of Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad president Mahant Narendra Giri in Allahabad, officials said on Friday.

The seer, who was the president of the largest organisation of sadhus in India, was found hanging by his disciples at the Baghambari Mutt in Allahabad on Monday.

The Department of Personnel and Trainin

 

Friday, September 24, 2021Delhi Capitals aim for consolidation, RR hope to keep winning momentum going

Jammu, September 24: Operating like a well-oiled unit, Delhi Capitals will be eager to consolidate their top spot when they clash with a resurgent Rajasthan Royals, who will be keen to keep the winning momentum going in the Indian Premier League here on Saturday.

The Rishabh Pant-led side had a sensational first leg, winning six games in eight outings. They started the second phase on a high b

 

Friday, September 24, 2021UK backbench MPs debate Kashmir motion, India condemns abusive language

London, September 24: Members of Parliament from the UK's All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Kashmir have tabled a motion on Human rights in Kashmir for a debate in the House of Commons, drawing a strong reaction from India which said any assertion made in any forum on a subject related to an integral part of the country needs to be duly substantiated with authentic verifiable facts.

The

 

Friday, September 24, 2021Active COVID-19 cases in country lowest in 188 days

Jammu, September 24: India logged 31,382 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,35,94,803, while the active cases declined to 3,00,162, the lowest in 188 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.

The death toll climbed to 4,46,368 with 318 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The active cases comprise 0.89 per

 

Friday, September 24, 2021Sensex zooms over 350 pts to hit 60K for first time; Nifty crosses 17,900

Jammu, September 24: Equity benchmark Sensex rallied over 350 points to hit the 60,000-mark for the first time in opening trade on Friday, led by strong gains in index majors Infosys, HDFC Bank and TCS.

The 30-share Sensex was trading 359.29 points or 0.60 per cent higher at its lifetime high of 60,244.65. Similarly, Nifty soared 100.40 points or 0.56 per cent to its intra-day record of 17,923

 

Friday, September 24, 2021Hate speech case: Delhi HC grants bail to organiser of Jantar Mantar event

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday granted bail to Preet Singh, one of organisers of an event at Jantar Mantar where communal slogans were allegedly raised last month.

The petition is allowed. The petitioner has been granted bail, said Justice Mukta Gupta.

Singh, who was remanded to judicial custody on August 10 after his arrest, is accused of creating enmity between different groups

 

Friday, September 24, 2021Biden to host Indo-Pacific leaders as China concerns grow

Jammu, September 24: President Joe Biden is set to host the first in-person gathering of leaders of an Indo-Pacific alliance known as " the Quad on Friday, wrapping up a tough week of diplomacy in which he faced no shortage of criticism from both allies and adversaries.

Biden's meeting with leaders from India, Japan and Australia at the White House gives the US president a chance to put the sp

 

Thursday, September 23, 2021Three killed in powerful Bengaluru blast, police investigations are on

Bengaluru: A blast at a storage facility in New Tharagupet area of Bengaluru earlier today (September 23) has reportedly claimed at three lives, injuring several others.
DCP (South) Harish Pandey told, "Two people killed, three others injured in a blast at a firecracker storage facility in New Tharagupet area of Bengaluru earlier today."

 

Thursday, September 23, 2021Vaccine certification for travel must meet ‘minimum criteria’, working closely with India: UK

Jammu, September 23: The UK government has assured that it is working with India on “a phased approach” to its international travel norms. The development came after the UK government said that Covishield, the Serum Institute of India manufactured Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, has qualified as an approved vaccine.
London: Amid concerns over non-recognition of vaccination certification issued by I

 

Thursday, September 23, 2021Hurriyat leader released from Tihar jail on parole for six hours fortnight after mother's death

Jammu, September 23: Hurriyat leader Mehrajd-ud-din Kalwal, who is serving detention since 2017 in a Delhi prison, was Thursday allowed to visit home for six hours on parole in the wake of death of his mother a fortnight ago.
Quoting an official, news agency KNO reported that the Hurriyat leader, a resident of Hamzah Colony BK Pora in Srinagar, presently under NIA detention at a Delhi jail since

 

Thursday, September 23, 2021RCB seek return to winning ways against resilient CSK

Jammu, September 23: Star-studded Royal Challengers Bangalore would look to shrug off the crushing defeat in the previous outing and get their mojo back when they take on Mahendra Singh Dhoni's resilient Chennai Super Kings in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match, here on Friday.



While RCB will look to start afresh, CSK got a confidence-boosting 20-run win against defending champions Mumba

 

Thursday, September 23, 2021Mandaviya releases national comprehensive guidelines on post-Covid management

NEW DELHI: The Union Health Ministry on Thursday released Post-COVID Sequelae Modules, National comprehensive guidelines on Post-COVID management to guide on the long-term health issues of the COVID-19 infection.

These modules will help in building the capacity of the doctors, nurses, paramedics and community health workers across India to deal with the long-term effects of COVID.

Taking to

 

Thursday, September 23, 2021Three police jawans were killed in a road accident in Una of Himachal Pradesh

Hamirpur/Una (HP), September 23: Three jawans of Himachal Pradesh police were killed in a motorcycle collision with a speeding truck at Ashapuri near Gagret town of Una district in Himachal Pradesh late on Wednesday night, police said on Thursday.

Una Superintendent of Police Arijit Sen Thakur said the three jawans belonged to the 4th Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) at Jangleberi in Hamirpur di

 

Thursday, September 23, 2021SC to pronounce order next week on pleas seeking independent probe into Pegasus row

NEW DELHI, Sept 23: The Supreme Court on Thursday orally observed that it would be setting up a technical expert committee to inquire into the Pegasus snooping matter, and an order will be passed next week on a batch of pleas seeking an independent probe into the issue.
A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana said the order, which was to be pronounced earlier, will now be delivered next week.

 

Thursday, September 23, 2021HP: Four die in road mishaps in Una and Mandi

Shimla, Sep 23: Four people were killed and three others injured in separate incidents which occurred in Una and Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh in last 24hrs state official said on Thursday.

State Emergency Operation Centre spokesperson Mr Sudesh Mokta said that in the first incident a vehicle skidded of the road near Ashapure Barrier in Gagret Tehsil of Una district last night at 2230hrs,

 

Thursday, September 23, 2021Taliban's commitment not to allow Afghan soil for terrorism should be implemented: EAM

New York, Sep 23: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar stressed on Tuesday that the Taliban’s commitment not to allow use of Afghanistan's soil for terrorism in any manner should be implemented.

In his address to the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Afghanistan, Jaishankar also said that the international community must come together in response to the humanitarian needs in the country.

 

Thursday, September 23, 2021India logs 31,923 new COVID-19 cases, 282 fresh fatalities

New Delhi, Sep 23: India added 31,923 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,35,63,421, while the active cases declined to 3,01,640, the lowest in 187 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,28,15,731, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 per cent

 

Thursday, September 23, 2021PM Modi arrives in Washington to exuberant welcome from Indian diaspora

Washington, Sep 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the US to an enthusiastic welcome from the Indian diaspora community.

He was received at the Andrew Airbase by T.H. Brian McKeon, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, on behalf of the Government of the USA, and by Indian Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu. The Indian tricolour was fluttering at the Andrews Airbase alo

 

Thursday, September 23, 2021Union Minister Irani for more deployment of women officers

PM aim to serve nation on mission mode: Ajay Kumar Mishra

Srinagar: Hailing the role of Jammu and Kashmir Police in maintaining peace and rendering their services despite challenging circumstances, Union minister Smriti Irani said that asked the personnel to increase the visibility of women officers' deployment at important places taking into account the equality and empowerment of women in the force.
Union minister Smriti Irani interacted with senior

 

Thursday, September 23, 2021PM for mutual recognition of vaccine certificates

Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that international travel should be made easier through mutual recognition of vaccine certificates, amid several countries adopting different sets of rules to allow foreigners to enter their territory in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In his video remarks at the Global COVID Summit hosted by US President Joe Biden, Modi also said Ind

 

Thursday, September 23, 2021Ladakh standoff || Army rose to occasion: Naravane

New Delhi: The India Army troops rose to the occasion to the challenges along the northern border as likely contingencies and possible options were war-gamed beforehand, Army Chief Gen MM Naravane said on Wednesday, referring to the eastern Ladakh standoff with China.
He also said that while focusing on the situation in eastern Ladakh, the Army did not ignore the rest of India's borders as suffi

 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021Women’s entry into NDA can’t be deferred by a year, says Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday turned down the Centre's request to postpone till May next year the entry of women into the National Defence Academy (NDA) - hitherto open to men alone.

"No, it has to be from this session only. We find it difficult to postpone everything by a year. After we have given a hope (to women aspirants) we don't want to deny the hope," a Bench led by Justice

 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021Willie Garson, 'Sex and the City' star, dies at 57 following cancer battle

Jammu, September 22: Actor Willie Garson, best known for popular TV series Sex and the City and White Collar, has passed away. He was 57.

Garson died after a battle with cancer, his longtime manager John Carrabino confirmed to Deadline.

The actor's adopted son, Nathen Garson, shared the news of his father's passing on Instagram on Tuesday.

"I love you so much papa. Rest In Peace and I'm

 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021Apple, Google raise new concerns by yanking Russian app

Jammu, September 22: Big tech companies that operate around the globe have long promised to obey local laws and protect civil rights while doing business.

But when Apple and Google capitulated to Russian demands and removed a political-opposition app from their local app stores, it raised worries that two of the world’s most successful companies are more comfortable bowing to undemocratic edic

 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021UK adds Covishield to approved vaccines list in updated travel advisory

Jammu, September 22: The UK government on Wednesday added Covishield, the Indian-manufactured Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, to an updated international travel advisory.

The move follows widespread condemnation of the Serum Institute of India manufactured vaccines not being included in a list of eligible COVID-19 vaccines recognised under Britain's reviewed international travel norms, ef

 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021Will ensure justice in sacrilege case: Punjab CM Channi

Amritsar, Sep 22: Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Wednesday paid obeisance at the Golden Temple here, and said he will ensure justice in the 2015 sacrilege case.

It was his first visit to the holy city after becoming chief minister.

Channi, who was accompanied by his two deputies, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and OP Soni, and state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, also visite

 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021Islamic scholar arrested in conversion case

Meerut/ Lucknow, Sep 22: Islamic scholar Maulana Kaleem Siddiqui has been arrested by the Urtar Pradesh ATS team from Meerut in connection with the religious conversion.
Kaleem's activities were suspected to be suspicious and was under police custody, ATS sources here on Wednesday confirmed.
Kalim, who was in touch with the main accused Umar Gautam, was arrested in the
conversion case, for hi

 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021PM Modi leaves for US visit

New Delhi, Sep 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday embarked on a four-day visit to the US, where he will attend the first in-person Quad summit, besides holding important bilateral meetings with US President Joe Biden, and with his counterparts from Australia and Japan, as well as address the UN General Assembly.

“A visit of enormous significance!

“PM @narendramodi embarks on a vi

 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021Post Feb Ceasefire pact, Gurez peaceful; people living without fear: Lt Gen D P Pandey

Gurez, Sep 22 : General officer Commanding (GoC) of Srinagar based army’s 15 Corps Lieutenant General D P Pandey Wednesday said that post new ceasefire pact between Indian and Pakistani army in February this year, Gurez Valley in northern district of Bandipora is peaceful and people are living without any fear.

Talking exclusively on the side-lines of a function titled combine annual training

 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021Nationwide vaccination Drive: 82.65 Cr. vaccine doses administered so far

NEW DELHI: 82.65 Cr.vaccince doses have been administered so far under Nationwide vaccination Drive, Ministry of health said today.


In a recent tweet Ministry of Health said that," there are 3,27,83,741 total recoveries across the country so far were current rate of recovery is at 97.77%".

Beside 34,167 patients have been recovered during last 24 hours.

India reports 26,964 new cas

 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021India logs 26,964 new COVID-19 cases, 383 fresh fatalities

New Delhi, Sep 22: India logged 26,964 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,35,31,498, while the active cases declined to 3,01,989, the lowest in 186 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,27,83,741 and the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 per cent

 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021My US visit will help consolidate relations with US, Japan, Australia: PM Modi

New Delhi, Sep 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who embarks on Wednesday on a four-day visit to the US to participate in the Quad Leaders’ summit and also address the UN General Assembly, said his visit would be an occasion to strengthen the Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership with the US and also consolidate relations with strategic partners Japan and Australia and take forward their col

 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021New airport terminal at Leh by Dec 2022:Scindia

Leh: The new airport terminal in Leh is likely to become operational by December next year, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said on Tuesday.
This was conveyed by Scindia to Ladakh Lieutenant Governor R K Mathur during a virtual meeting with him to discuss the progress of ongoing and new civil aviation projects for better air connectivity in the region.
"The new airport terminal at

 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021Cong demands CBI inquiry into death of Mahant Narendra Giri

Hamirpur (HP), Sep 21: While expressing shock over the sad demise of Mahant Narendra Giri of the Akhara samaj, the senior spokesman of the HP Congress party, Deepak Sharma Tuesday demanded a CBI inquiry into his death.

In a statement Tuesday, he said the entire nation was shocked by the death of Mahant Narendra Giri, President of Akhara Parishad. He was not a common man but had a unique person

 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021PM Modi to visit US, to attend QUAD meeting, UN General Assembly

New Delhi, Sep 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the US from September 22 to 25, where he will hold a bilateral meeting with President Joe Biden, attend a meeting of the QUAD and also address at the UN General assembly.

During the visit that comes after Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the situation the the country and its impact on the region are on the agenda, Foreign Secretary Ha

 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021Raj Kundra walks out of Mumbai jail after bail in pornographic films case

Businessman Raj Kundra today walked out of a Mumbai jail, a day after a magistrate court here granted bail to the key accused in a pornographic films case in which he was arrested two months ago.

Kundra was released from the Arthur Road jail shortly after 11.30 pm, a jail official said.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate SB Bhajipale on Monday allowed Kundra's bail application on furnishing a

 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021Over 79.74 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses provided to states, UTs: Centre

NEW DELHI: More than 79.74 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been provided to states and UTs so far, the Union Health Ministry said today.

Further, 33 lakh doses are in the pipeline.

Over 5.34 crore balance and unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, the ministry said.

The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availabili

 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021Bihar: 30 arrive from Delhi test Covid+

Patna, Sep 21: Cases of Covid-19 can rise again in Bihar, officials fear after 30 fresh cases were detected in north Bihar's Madhubani district.

The district administration carried out Covid testing drives at the Madhubani railway station and bus stand on Monday. Thirty passengers arriving from Delhi aboard the Swatantrata Senani express train tested positive, an official said.

"There were

 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021Yogi pay floral tribute to Narendra Giri

Prayagraj, Sep 21: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath paid his floral tribute to Mahant Narendra Giri, president of the Akhara Parishad here on Tuesday.
CM Yogi Adityanath paid homage to the deoarted secretary of the Niranjani Akhara at Shri Math Baghambri, the residence of Mahant Narendra Giri.
Samajwadi party president Akhilesh Yadav is also slated to visit Prayagraj pn Tuesday afte

 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021India logs 26,115 new COVID-19 cases, 252 fresh fatalities

New Delhi, Sep 21: India added 26,115 new cases of coronavirus infection taking the total tally to 3,35,04,534, while the active cases declined to 3,09,575, the lowest in 184 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.

The death toll climbed to 4,45,385 with 252 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The active cases comprise 0.92 per cent of the

 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021COVID-19: Vaccinated passengers from India, other nations can travel to US from November

Washington [US], Sept 21: Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the United States has allowed fully vaccinated flyers from several countries, including India, to enter America from early November.
The US announced that strict protocols will be in place from early November to curb the spread of COVID-19 from international passengers.
According to a senior government official, once the protocol is