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Friday, May 7, 2021Task force to track employees assault on their rights': Farooq

Srinagar: National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah on Thursday termed the formation of a task force to monitor Jammu and Kashmir employees an "assault on their rights", saying termination of some of them in a pandemic is deplorable and callous.
Abdullah called the measure of scrutinizing the Jammu and Kashmir employees with a task force an "arbitrary and unwarranted infringement" of la

 

Friday, May 7, 2021India welcomes US for waiving patent protections for vaccines

New Delhi: India on Thursday welcomed the US administration’s support for waiving patent protections for Covid-19 vaccines and expressed the hope that a waiver can be quickly approved at the World Trade Organization (WTO) through a consensus-based approach.
US Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai announced the Biden administration’s support on Wednesday following pressure from a group of 1

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021Moderna's 3rd booster jab effective against Covid variants

MAY 6: A third booster shot of US pharmaceutical Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine can rapidly increase the level of antibodies in previously inoculated people, according to data from its Phase 2 study.

The trial has showcased that antibodies generated by a single 50 mg dose of its booster shot were effective against coronavirus. Moreover, it worked against the original form of the virus, as well as

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021Ladakh reports 251 fresh COVID cases, 131 recovered

Leh, May 6: Ladakh has reported 251 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the overall tally to 14,811, while 131 people have recovered from the infection, officials said on Thursday.

The total number of active cases in the union territory has reached 1,494, including 1,264 in Leh district and 230 in Kargil district, they said.

A total of 151 people have died due to the infection in Ladakh, including

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021Global Covid-19 caseload tops 154.7 mn

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 154.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.23 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Thursday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 154,763,588 and 3,237,435, respectively.

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Thursday, May 6, 2021India-China relations going through difficult phase: MEA

London: India's relationship with China is going through a "very difficult phase" but recent discussions have yielded positive results in terms of easing the flow of logistics during the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Wednesday.
During a virtual session here, Jaishankar was asked about India-China relations and the outcome of his recent discussio

 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021Global Covid-19 caseload tops 153.9 mn

Jammu, May 5: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 153.9 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.22 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Wednesday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 153,953,421 and 3,223,436, respectively.

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021Bill and Melinda Gates announce divorce

Seattle, May 4: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda announced that they are getting divorced and are about to put an end to their 27 years of marriage.

The couple would continue to work together at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world's largest private charitable foundation.

In a statement on Twitter, the couple said they will continue their work at their foundati

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021EAM S Jaishankar hold talks with US counterpart Antony Blinken in London

NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had a meeting with his US counterpart Antony Blinken in London yesterday on the sidelines of G-7 Foreign Ministers' meeting. The two leaders had detailed discussion on the global Covid challenge, focussing on expanded vaccine production capacity and reliable supply chains.

The meeting also covered issues of Indo-Pacific, UN Security Council, M

 

Monday, May 3, 2021Traffic allowed from Srinagar to Jammu after three days

Srinagar, May 3: Traffic was on Monday allowed from Srinagar to Jammu after three day up convoy to allow free movement of vehicles , carrying darbar move employees on the national highway, the only all weather road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country.
However, the historic Mughal road, linking Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region, remained closed th

 

Monday, May 3, 2021Modi, Johnson launch Roadmap 2030 to boost India-UK partnership Tuesday

New Delhi, May 3: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a virtual Summit with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson on Tuesday and the two leaders will unveil a roadmap to elevate strategic ties and expand cooperation over the next decade.

India-UK Strategic Partnership since 2004 has been marked by regular high-level exchanges and growing convergences in diverse areas.

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Monday, May 3, 2021Australian PM defends ban on citizens returning from India; says it's in best interests'

Melbourne, May 3: Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday defended his government's decision to ban and impose a jail term and a penalty for Australians trying to return from India, saying it is in the country's best interests and to prevent a third wave of infections.

The Australian government, for the first time in history, recently imposed a ban on its citizens from returning ho

 

Monday, May 3, 2021Global Covid-19 caseload tops 152.4 mn

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 152.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.19 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Monday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 152,475,547 and 3,198,397, respectively.

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Monday, May 3, 2021UK to send 1K more ventilators ahead of PM Modi-Johnson talks

London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hold a virtual meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday to agree a "huge range" of commitments to deepen cooperation between the two countries, including on combating the coronavirus pandemic, Downing Street said on Sunday.
The government confirmed the talks schedule as it said that 1,000 more ventilators will be sent from the UK's su

 

Sunday, May 2, 2021UK in last lap in fight against COVID-19, says minister

Jammu, May 2: The UK is very close to turning the corner in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic and it is important to remain careful in the last lap of the process, UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Sunday.

The senior Cabinet minister was defending the government's roadmap out of the lockdown, which is now set to ease further on May 17 when greater indoor interactions are expec

 

Saturday, May 1, 2021Israel bans travel to 7 countries including India

MAY 1: The Israeli government on Friday decided to ban travel of Israeli citizens to seven countries over high Covid-19 morbidity and fear of the spread of variants of the virus, according to a joint statement issued by Prime Minister’s Office and Health Ministry.

The seven are Ukraine, Ethiopia, Brazil, South Africa, India, Mexico and Turkey, the Xinhua news agency reported.

The ban will t

 

Saturday, May 1, 202115 oxygen concentrators from Thailand arrived in Delhi as assistance to India in fight against COVID-19

NEW DELHI: Fifteen oxygen concentrators from Thailand arrived in Delhi today as assistance to India in the fight against COVID19. India has welcomed the gift of oxygen concentrators from its ASEAN partner. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi also thanked the Indian community in Thailand who have generously donated another 15 oxygen concentrators.

Sources said Thai Prime Mini

 

Saturday, May 1, 2021Global Covid-19 caseload tops 150.9mn

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 150.9 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.17 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Saturday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 150,972,476 and 3,176,054, respectively.

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