Meeting called by Abdullah scuttled due to restrictions: NC

Meeting called by Abdullah scuttled due to restrictions: NC

Srinagar: A meeting of some political parties called by National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday to discuss the situation arising out of the abrogation of Article 370 provisions a year ago could not be held due to strict restrictions imposed by authorities, National Conference said. Abdullah had invited leaders of several political parties to […]

Scrapping Article 370 illegal, invalid: China

Scrapping Article 370 illegal, invalid: China

Beijing: China on Wednesday hoped that India and Pakistan can “properly” handle their differences through dialogue, improve relations and jointly safeguard peace, stability and development of both the countries and the wider region. Responding to a question on the completion of one-year of the revocation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir and its bifurcation […]

BJP celebrates scrapping of special status in Kashmir

BJP celebrates scrapping of special status in Kashmir

Srinagar: The BJP’s Kashmir unit on Wednesday celebrated the first anniversary of the revocation of special status of Jammu and Kashmir and accused those protesting the constitutional changes of being sympathisers of the ISIS. BJP leaders and workers unfurled the national flag at the party office and distributed sweets. “We are celebrating the completion of […]

Transformation underway in J&K, Ladakh: Jaishankar

Transformation underway in J&K, Ladakh: Jaishankar

New Delhi: A transformation is underway in Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Wednesday on the first anniversary of the Centre’s decision to revoke the special status of the region. Taking to Twitter, Jaishankar highlighted application of progressive laws, delivery of social justice, empowerment and support for vulnerable sections […]

Conduct inquiry against corrupt officers via video conferencing: Govt to all depts

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Wednesday asked all its departments to conduct disciplinary proceedings through video conferencing against employees accused of corruption and other administrative irregularities. The move comes after the government noticed that disciplinary proceedings were being deferred or delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak. In an order, the Personnel Ministry cited its 2017 […]

197 women qualify in civil services exam 2019

NEW DELHI: As many as 197 women are among the 829 candidates who have qualified in the prestigious civil services examination 2019, officials said on Wednesday. The number of successful women candidates is slightly more than in the 2018 civil services exam. Of the total of 829 candidates selected for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian […]

52 509 fresh infections push India’s COVID-19 tally to 19 08 254 death toll climbs to 39 795

NEW DELHI: India’s COVID-19 infection tally raced past 19 lakh on Wednesday, two days after it crossed the 18-lakh mark, with 52,509 people testing positive for the novel coronavirus in a day, while the recoveries have mounted to 12,82,215, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The total coronavirus cases in the country surged to […]

Mothers should continue to breastfeed infants even if they are COVID-19 positive: WCD

NEW DELHI: The Women and Child Development Ministry has instructed all field functionaries and healthcare providers to reassure mothers to initiate and continue to breastfeed their infants as per guidelines even if they have tested positive for COVID-19. Noting that breastfeeding helps to protect a baby even if the mother is infected with coronavirus, the […]

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