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Tuesday, October 26, 2021Chhath Puja: Campaign launched to vaccinate devotees against Covid

New Delhi, Oct 26: Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday launched a special campaign for administration of Covid vaccines to devotees going to observe fast on Chhath festival post Diwali at Ibrahimpur village in North East Delhi's Burari area.

He was accompanied by BJP MP Manoj Tiwari.

Later, Puri shared pictures of the launch and sought blessings for all from Chhathi Maiya in a twe


Tuesday, October 26, 2021Kejriwal offers prayers at Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya

Ayodhya, Oct 26: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday offered prayers at the Ram Janmabhoomi site here, and said his government will include the temple town of Ayodhya in the Delhi government's free pilgrimage scheme.

The Delhi chief minister also visited the Hanumangarhi temple here on the second day of his Ayodhya visit.

"I was fortunate that I got the chance to bow before Ram Lalla and


Tuesday, October 26, 2021Hardik Pandya's shoulder injury "not serious" but team management will "wait and watch"

Dubai, Oct 26: Flamboyant India all-rounder Hardik Pandya's shoulder injury sustained during the T20 World Cup opener against Pakistan is believed to be a minor one and he is likely to be available for the next game against New Zealand on October 31.

Pandya, who did not bowl in the IPL last month, is playing only as a batter right now and scored 11 off 8 balls on Sunday night, looking distin


Tuesday, October 26, 2021India-Pak match: 6 detained in J-K after video showing raising of derogatory slogans goes viral

Jammu, Oct 26: Six people have been detained by Jammu and Kashmir police after a video purportedly showing objectionable slogans being raised by a group of persons in Samba district, following a T20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan, went viral on social media, officials said on Tuesday.

The video triggered widespread protests by various social organisation in Samba district.

The v


Tuesday, October 26, 2021PM Modi highlights works of 'inspiring' BJP workers

New Delhi, Oct 26: Noting that a steller role played by generations of BJP workers is a key reason behind the party earning people's support, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged people to contribute to a section, Kamal Pushp, in his app that features some "inspiring" party members.

"With the blessings of the people, BJP has got the opportunity to serve across several states and


Tuesday, October 26, 2021Paramount need for discipline, unity; strengthening org should override personal ambitions: Sonia

New Delhi, Oct 26: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday emphasised on the need for discipline and unity, saying strengthening the organisation must override personal ambitions.

Chairing a meeting of top party leaders to evolve a strategy for assembly elections in five states early next year, she said the party must redouble its fight for the victims of the Union government's "worst exces


Monday, October 25, 2021Centre 'weakening' federal structure by creating state within state, says Sidhu

Chandigarh, Oct 25: Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday attacked the Centre over the issue of jurisdiction of the BSF, accusing it of weakening the federal structure by creating a state within a state .

He also slammed the government for disregarding the democratic rights of the people of Punjab with extending the jurisdiction of the Border Security Force (BSF), and express


Monday, October 25, 2021Russia marks another record number of daily COVID-19 cases

Moscow, Oct 25: Russia reported another daily record of confirmed coronavirus cases Monday as a surge in infections has prompted the Kremlin to tell most people to stay away from work starting later this week.

The Russian government's coronavirus task force tallied 37,930 new confirmed cases in 24 hours, the highest number since the start of the pandemic. The task force also reported 1,069


Monday, October 25, 2021Two DU colleges release special cut-off lists

New Delhi, Oct 25: Delhi University's Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College and Aryabhatta College released their special cut-off lists on Monday for those candidates who could not take admission in the three lists released earlier.

The university has so far released three cut-off lists with over 60,000 students securing admissions.

The consolidated special cut-off list, that will be released later


Monday, October 25, 2021Rupee settles 18 paise lower at 75.08 against US dollar

Mumbai, Oct 25: The rupee ended 18 paise lower at 75.08 (provisional) against the US currency on Monday due to a spike in crude oil prices and a stronger greenback against key rivals overseas.

At the interbank forex market, the local unit opened on a weak note at 74.98 and witnessed an intra-day high of 74.97 and a low of 75.10 against the American currency during day trade.

The local unit


Monday, October 25, 2021Congress seeks JPC probe into Facebook's alleged role in 'influencing' polls

New Delhi, Oct 25: The Congress on Monday accused Facebook of "influencing" India's elections and "undermining" democracy and demanded a joint parliamentary committee probe into it.

"Facebook has reduced itself to a Fakebook," Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera said while raising the purported leaked internal reports of the social media giant on not initiating action against hate speech posts o


Monday, October 25, 2021India has taken several initiatives to modernise armed forces, produce high-quality weapon systems: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, Oct 25: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that the government has taken several initiatives to modernise the armed forces and produce high-quality weapon systems.
Addressing the Ambassadors’ Round Table Conference here today, the Defence Minister said that the years 2020 and 2021 have seen the discovery of new horizons in the Aerospace and Defence manufacturing sectors inc


Monday, October 25, 2021NCP Minister: Did Sameer Wankhede use fake caste certificate for govt job?

Mumbai: In another salvo, NCP Minister Nawab Malik on Monday questioned whether the Narcotics Control Bureau Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede submitted a fake caste certificate to get a government job.

The Nationalist Congress Party’s National Spokesperson Malik tweeted a purported birth certificate and marriage photo of the embattled Wankhede with telling captions: “Yahanse shuru hua farziwada


Monday, October 25, 2021Don't cast doubt on vaccination: SC junks plea against mass vax of Covishield, Covaxin

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday junked a plea against mass vaccination through Covishield and Covaxin, saying that vaccination is the key to protect people from Covid-19.

Refusing to interfere in the matter, a bench comprising Justices D.Y. Chandrachud and B.V. Nagarathna told the petitioner’s counsel, “We do not want this matter to be argued at all. Let us not cast doubt on the vaccina


Monday, October 25, 2021PM slams earlier UP govts for filling their coffers at the cost of development

Sidharthnagar, Oct 25Blaming the previous governments in Uttar Pradesh for the backwardness of Poorvanchal particularly in the health sector , Prime minister Narendra Modi on Monday claimed that the Yogi Adityanath government has brought a transformation in the region and it will turn into a medical hub of the country in future.

"Those in power in the past had the priority of filling their own


Monday, October 25, 2021UP polls: Priyanka Gandhi promises free medical treatment up to Rs 10 lakh

Lucknow, Oct 25: Making another poll promise ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday said free medical treatment of up to Rs 10 lakh will be provided to people of the state if her party government is voted to power.

The Congress leader had flagged off her party's "Pratigya Yatras" from Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki district on Saturday with seven


Monday, October 25, 202110 Kashmiri students in Punjab assaulted after India lost to Pak in T20 World Cup

Chandigarh, Oct 25: At least 10 students from Kashmir studying in two private educational institutes in Punjab on Monday alleged that they were assaulted, threatened and their hostel rooms vandalised after India lost to Pakistan in a T-20 World Cup cricket match by 10 wickets on Sunday night.

One incident was reported in the Bhai Gurdas Institute of Engineering and Technology located on the ou


Monday, October 25, 2021Supreme Court asks Centre to put NEET-PG counselling on hold

New Delhi, Oct 25: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Centre to put the counselling for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (PG) on hold until it decides the validity of the Centre’s decision to introduce Other Backward Classes (OBC) and Economically Weaker OBC and EWS reservation in the All India Quota (AIQ).
As the Supreme Court was informed that the full schedule for the counselling


Monday, October 25, 2021India reports 14,306 new COVID-19 cases, 443 deaths

New Delhi Oct 25: India has reported 14,306 covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours in the country, along with 443 related fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry on Monday.

The recovery rate touched 98.18 per cent, said the ministry, as 18,762 patients recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative tally of recovered patients in the country so far to 3,35,67,367.


Monday, October 25, 2021UP: PM Modi will inaugurate 9 medical colleges from Siddharthnagar

Lucknow, Oct 25: The Yogi government in UP is all set to create a new record on Monday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate nine new state medical colleges from Siddharth Nagar.

Uttar Pradesh will become the only state in the country to inaugurate nine medical colleges simultaneously. It will boost the health infrastructure in a big way as this endeavour will augment more than thr


Monday, October 25, 2021Army commanders to review security challenges, situation along LAC

New Delhi: Top commanders of the Indian Army will carry out an extensive review of the country's security challenges, including in eastern Ladakh as well as other sensitive areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China, at a four-day conference beginning Monday, people familiar with the development said.
The commanders will also deliberate on the security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir


Sunday, October 24, 2021Success of Covid vaccination drive shows India's capability: PM

New Delhi, Oct 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the success of India's Covid vaccination drive shows its capability and noted that the country is moving ahead with new energy after crossing the 100 crore vaccine doses milestone.

In the Mann Ki Baat radio broadcast, Modi said the Culture Ministry is geared up to conduct a competition on patriotic songs to mark 'Amrit Mahotsav', a


Sunday, October 24, 2021Punjab must come back to 'real issues' that concern every Punjabi: Navjot Singh Sidhu

Chandigarh, Oct 24: Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday said the state must concentrate on real issues that concern every Punjabi and future generations and asserted that it has a clear choice between "irreparable damage and the last chance for damage control".

He asserted that he will not let the real issues take a back seat.

Sidhu's assertion comes amid the ongoing war


Sunday, October 24, 2021Modi govt has created records in 'giving trouble' to people: Priyanka Gandhi on fuel prices

New Delhi, Oct 24: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday attacked the Centre over rising prices of petrol and diesel, alleging that the Modi government has created records in "giving trouble" to people.

Taking to Twitter, the Congress general secretary tagged a media report which said that this year petrol prices have increased by a record Rs 23.53.

"Modi ji's government has made


Sunday, October 24, 2021PM pays tributes to R K Laxman on 100th birth anniversary

New Delhi, Oct 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to legendary cartoonist R K Laxman on his 100th birth anniversary, and said that through his cartoons, he beautifully conveyed the socio-political realities of the times.

Laxman, who was known for his cartoon creation The Common Man, chronicled Indian social-political history and regaled millions of readers daily in The Ti


Saturday, October 23, 2021Centre has taken various decisions to improve judicial infrastructure: Rijiju

Mumbai, Oct 23: Stating that a robust judiciary is of "utmost importance" to make democracy successful, Union Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday underlined various decisions taken by the Centre to improve the judicial infrastructure.

Rijiju was speaking at the inauguration of two wings of the annexe building at the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court.

Notably, speaking


Saturday, October 23, 2021Fuel prices touch all time high

New Delhi, Oct 23: Fuel prices touched an all time high as oil marketing companies increased prices of petrol and diesel on Saturday.

This is the fourth straight hike this week. The prices were kept unchanged on Monday and Tuesday.

In the national capital, the petrol and diesel prices were increased by 35 paise each.

Post hike, petrol in Delhi was available at Rs 107.24 per litre while d


Saturday, October 23, 2021UK Foreign Secretary to visit HMS Queen Elizabeth in Mumbai

New Delhi, Oct 23: UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss will be visiting HMS Queen Elizabeth that is the spearhead of the Carrier Strike Group (CSG) during her visit to Mumbai today.

The ship is a symbol of the UK’s world-leading defence capability, whose visit to Mumbai is a clear sign of the growing defence and maritime co-operation with India, said a UK High Commission press statement.

The UK


Saturday, October 23, 2021Better to keep SP,BSP,Cong at bay for as long as possible, for bright future: Yogi

Lucknow ,Oct 23: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday launched a scathing attack on the Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and Congress, saying, "these people are anti-Lord Ram , embraced rioters and mafias and have teared the social fabric of the country.

" It will better to keep away from them as long as possible, for a bright future,he opined".

Chief Minister Yogi


Saturday, October 23, 2021Shah's Mission Kashmir begins with visit to slain cop’s family

Srinagar, Oct 23: Union Home Minister Amit Shah visited the family of Jammu and Kashmir Police Inspector Parvez Ahmad who was shot dead by militants in June this year.

Shah met his wife, Fatima, and handed over the order of government job. Parvez was posted in Counter Intelligence Kashmir (CIK) of Jammu and Kashmir Police. On June 22, he was killed outside his house at Nowgam.
Lieutenant Gove


Saturday, October 23, 2021PM exhorts Goans to continue with 'double engine' govt

Panaji, Oct 23: Lauding Goa's new model of development, a reflection of collective efforts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged people of the coastal state to realise the benefits of having a BJP government both at the state and Centre as he reminded them about the complete lack of team spirit during earlier non-BJP rules that hampered progress.

Virtually interacting with the Swayam


Saturday, October 23, 2021Amit Shah reviews security situation in Kashmir

Srinagar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday reviewed the security situation and steps taken to combat militancy in Kashmir Valley in the wake of a spate of attacks on civilians, particularly non-local labourers and minorities.

Shah reviewed the security scenario at a meeting held at the Raj Bhawan here and attended by top civil administration officials, including Lieutenant Governor M


Saturday, October 23, 2021PM calls Goa 'model of development'

Panaji, Oct 23: Goa means new model of development, reflection of collective efforts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while virtually interacting with the Swayampurna Mitras, sarpanchs, panchayat members and beneficiaries under the Swayampurna Goa scheme on Saturday.

He exhorted the civil servants to take on every challenge and said "more responsible our bureaucrats become more will it benef


Saturday, October 23, 2021SC notice to Centre on bail plea of ex-Jharkhand minister

New Delhi, Oct 23: The Supreme Court has sought the Centre's response on the bail plea of former Jharkhand minister Anosh Ekka who has been convicted and sentenced to seven years in jail in a money laundering case.

A bench of Justices Indira Banerjee and J K Maheshwari issued notices to the Union of India and sought its response on the appeal filed by Ekka challenging the order of Jharkhand hi


Saturday, October 23, 2021Varun Gandhi posts video of UP man setting fire to crop, seeks agri policy rethink

New Delhi, Oct 23: BJP MP Varun Gandhi on Saturday shared a video clip purportedly showing a man setting fire to a heap of paddy crop after his vain efforts to sell it, and sought a rethink of the agriculture policy.

Gandhi shared the video of the man on Twitter.

"Samodh Singh, a farmer of Uttar Pradesh, had been running around mandis for the last 15 days to sell his paddy crop. When paddy


Saturday, October 23, 2021Prostitution racket busted in Mumbai; three held; five rescued

Mumbai, Oct 23: At least five women were rescued and three persons arrested, after the Mumbai police busted a prostitution racket operating in the western suburb of Malad here, an official said on Saturday.

Five victims, including two minors, were rescued in the operation that took place in Manori on Thursday evening, the official said.

Acting on a tip-off, officials of the crime branch's U


Saturday, October 23, 2021Shah Rukh Khan's manager visits NCB office

MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's manager Pooja Dadlani visited the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) office here on Saturday morning, sources said.

Dadlani arrived at the anti-drug agency's office at Ballard Estate in south Mumbai around 10 am, carrying an envelope in her hand, they said.

While stepping out of the office over an hour later, the media persons waiting outside tried to


Saturday, October 23, 2021'Medifree Digital' mobile App launched for integrated, paperless healthcare services

Srinagar: A team of doctors has developed a mobile application that will provide digital, integrated and paperless healthcare services anywhere in India.

The mobile application 'Medifree Digital' is a totally Made in India healthcare mobile app that aims at making the medical profession paperless by providing to the patients integrated services of doctors, laboratories/diagnostic centres and c


Saturday, October 23, 2021Seven trekkers died in Lamkhaga pass identified, 2 still missing

Shimla, Oct 23: State administration Saturday said out of the eleven missing tourists, seven died of hypothermia and two who are missing have been identified.
Bodies of two trekkers were found on Friday on Himachal side on HP-Uttrakhand border.
State Emergency Operation Centre spokesperson Mr Sudesh Mokta released the list of the deceased, missing and injured in the accident that took place bet


Saturday, October 23, 2021400 city forests to come up across India: Union minister

Jammu: Union minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey said the Centre has conceived a project to develop 400 city forests across the country to increase the green cover in urban areas.

He said one such "nagar van" (city forest) would also be developed in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district.

Nurseries would be set up in educational institutions to promote an environment-friendly attitude among childr


Saturday, October 23, 2021PM to interact with Swayampurna Mitras today

Panaji, Oct 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually interact with the Swayampurna Mitras, Sarpanchas, panchayat members and beneficiaries under the Swayampurna Goa at 1100 hrs on Saturday.

This is the first time ever for any state that the Prime Minister will be interacting with all the panchayats of the state under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Campaign, an initiative of the Union Government


Saturday, October 23, 2021India logs 16,326 new Covid-19 cases, 666 deaths

New Delhi, Oct 23: A total of 16,326 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in past 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.

As per the bulletin issued by the Ministry, the latest addition has pushed the cumulative case tally to 3,41,59,562 while the death toll rose to 4,53,708 as 666 succumbed to the virus.

On the other hand, 17,677 more people have recuperated from the dise


Saturday, October 23, 2021Shah to begin J&K visit today, may chair high security meet

Jammu: With an objective to review ground situation after abrogation of Article 370 as well as to finalize a comprehensive strategy to counter the latest spurt in militant activities, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday will kick start his three day long visit of Jammu and Kashmir.
This is the first visit of Union Home Minister Amit Shah after the centre had abrogated the special


Friday, October 22, 2021MP: Mortal remains of soldier martyred in J&K cremated with full military honours

Bhopal: The mortal remains of Karnveer Singh, a soldier with the Indian Army who was killed in an encounter with ultras in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian, were consigned to flames at his native village in Madhya Pradesh's Satna district with full military honours on Friday.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached Deomau Daldal village to pay his respects and announced an honorarium of Rs 1 c


Friday, October 22, 2021Army, police joint security conference in Jammu

Jammu, Oct 22: Indian Army and Jammu police on Friday held a joint security review conference at the Nagrota-based White Knight Corps here in the city outskirts a day ahead of Union Home Minister Amit Shah's visit to the union territory.

The conference comes in the backdrop of prevailing situation across the Jammu region, particularly amid the ongoing 12-day-long gunfight between security forc


Friday, October 22, 2021Security stepped up ahead of Amit Shah’s Oct 24 Jammu rally

Jammu, Oct 22: The security has been stepped up in the winter capital of the Union Territory ahead of a high profile visit of Union Home Minister Amit Shah here to address a public rally and meet several delegations on October 24.

Mr Shah will be on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir to chair security review meetings, address panchayat members as well as political workers and take review o


Friday, October 22, 2021India’s COVID vaccination drive example of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas, Sabka Prayas’: PM Modi

New Delhi, Oct 22: Administration of 100 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses isn’t just a number, but shows India’s ability as a nation, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday.
Addressing the nation, the Prime Minister said India’s vaccine campaign is a living example of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas aur Sabka Prayas’.
“On 21 October, India achieved the difficult but unparalleled targe


Friday, October 22, 2021100 crore vaccination mark could be achieved because of "Team India": PM Modi

New Delhi, Oct 22: With India achieving the significant milestone of 100 Covid vaccinations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the vaccine drive was an example of what the country can achieve if the citizens and the government come together with a common goal in the spirit of 'Jan Bhagidari'.

He highlighted how sceptics of the vaccine programme have been proven wrong.

The Prime Minist


Friday, October 22, 2021Ahead of Shah’s visit 2 more LeT aides held

Jammu: Amid high alert in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of Union Home Minister Amit Shah's three days visit from 23 to 25 October , security forces arrested two more LeT associates from Satwari area and recovered arms and ammunition from their possession, here on Thursday.
The catch has been made just two kilometers away from the site where Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to address public g


Friday, October 22, 2021LAC standoff India should not expect favourableoutcome, says Army Chief on talks

New Delhi: India should not expect favourable outcome in every round of talks being held with China to settle border issues and "points of divergence" with the neighbouring country will be resolved as long as both the nations keep talking, Army Chief General M M Naravane said on Thursday.
"There were 4-5 points of friction (between India and China during the border talks) and we have resolved al


Friday, October 22, 2021Migrant workers fleeing Kashmir, seeks centre held

Jammu: Migrant labourers fleeing Kashmir following a series of civilian killings by militants this month have urged the central government to help them reach their native places and make arrangements to lessen their hardships.
Hundreds of families, who have fled the Valley, have been housed at a ground in Jammu for the past few days, and more are arriving.
"I have no money to go back home. My e


Friday, October 22, 2021Pak to remain on 'Grey List' of FATF

New Delhi: Pakistan will continue to be on the 'Grey List' of the FATF as it needs to "further demonstrate" that action is being taken against UN-designated terrorists like India's most wanted Hafiz Saeed and Masood Azhar, the global body against terror financing said on Thursday.
Addressing a press conference, Financial Action Task Force (FATF) president Marcus Pleyer said the decision was take


Thursday, October 21, 2021Farmers have right to protest, but cannot block roads indefinitely: SC

New Delhi, Oct 21: The Supreme Court on Thursday said farmers have the right to protest, but they cannot block roads indefinitely.

The court was hearing a petition, seeking a direction for the removal of the protestors from the Delhi border.

The plea, filed by one Monicca Agarwaal, submitted that people were facing a lot of inconvenience due to the road blockade, and cited an apex court jud


Thursday, October 21, 2021President exhorts Legislators to adopt social pledges to fulfill aspirations of people by their conduct and style of functioning

Patna, Oct 21: President Ram Nath Kovind today exhorted the Legislators and public representatives to imbibe the social pledges adopted on the occasion of centenary celebrations of Bihar Assembly for inculcating five social values and to free the state from five social curses for transforming Bihar into a respectable state and live up to the aspirations of the common people by their good conduct


Thursday, October 21, 202178 COVID cases in J&K

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir recorded 78 fresh COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, raising the infection count to 3,31,299, while another death pushed the toll to 4,429, officials said.
Out of the fresh coronavirus cases, 12 were from the Jammu division and 66 from the Kashmir division, they said.
According to the officials, Srinagar district recorded a maximum of 48 cases, followed by nine cases in Budgam district.
There are 800 active COVID-19 cases in the union territory, while the number of recovered patients was 3,26,070, the officials said.
The mucormycosis (black fungus) tally remained un


Thursday, October 21, 2021LG lunches ‘JK eCOP”

Jammu: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday advised the police personnel to work in synergy, adopt new technology and innovations for modern and effective policing.
Sinha said while declaring Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) project of J&K Police “Go-Live” and launched the “JK eCOP” Mobile Application here at Raj Bhavan.
Lt Governor observed that the new citizen-centric technological interventions will help in creating a comprehensive and integrated system enhancing the efficiency and effective policing at all levels.
“The new initiatives will definitely streng


Thursday, October 21, 20211 arrested with grenade

Jammu: Security forces foiled a terror plot by arresting a man with a live hand grenade in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district on Wednesday, officials said.
Based on the inputs about inimical elements planning to cause disturbance through handlers to carry out grenade blast, a joint check point was established by a team of Army and CRPF at the Drabshalla Thathri area, they said.
During a search of vehicles and passengers, the security forces noticed a suspicious movement of one person who was trying to evade checking and frisking, they added.
However, alert Jawans immediately overpowered


Thursday, October 21, 2021Lowest rise in daily cases

New Delhi: India logged 13,058 new coronavirus infections, the lowest in 231 days, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,40,94,373, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.
The death toll climbed to 4,52,454 with 164 fresh fatalities, while the active cases declined to 1,83,118, the lowest in 227 days, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 30,000 for 25 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 114 consecutive days now.
The active cases comprise 0.54 per cent of the t