J-K admn sets up STF to scrutinise cases of govt employees involved in ‘suspected activities’

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday set up a special task force (STF) for identifying and scrutinising cases of government employees involved in “suspected activities” against the government. Additional director general of police (DGP) of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) will be the chairman of the six-member STF, according to an order issued by […]

Australia ends China deals on national interest grounds

Canberra: Australia has cancelled two Chinese Belt and Road infrastructure building initiative deals with a state government, provoking an angry response from Beijing. The bilateral deals with Victoria state were among four vetoed under new laws that give the federal government power to overrule international agreements by lower-level administrations that violate the national interest, Foreign Minister […]

Transporters on strike as fresh guidelines come into effect in J&K

Transporters on strike as fresh guidelines come into effect in J&K

Jammu: Private transporters in Jammu went on an indefinite strike on Wednesday to protest a government order capping the seating capacity to 50 per cent in public transport vehicles in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new guidelines, which also include restrictions on opening of shops at market places and malls as part of steps […]

250 Covid cases, 1 death in Ladakh

250 Covid cases, 1 death in Ladakh

Jammu: Ladakh on Wednesday reported 250 new Covid-19 cases, taking the tally to 12,556, while one death pushed the toll to 134. According to the media bulletin released by the Directorate of Health Services of Ladakh, of the total cases, 236 cases were reported from Leh and 14 from Kargil. Of the total deaths reported […]

Covishield at Rs 400/dose for govts, Rs 600/dose for pvt hospitals

Covishield at Rs 400/dose for govts, Rs 600/dose for pvt hospitals

New Delhi, Apr 21 (PTI) Serum Institute of India’s Covishield vaccine will cost private hospitals Rs 600 per dose and state governments Rs 400, a rate which will also apply to central government procurement once the existing contract for Rs 150 a dose ends, its chief executive said on Wednesday. The world’s largest vaccine maker […]

Imran Khan wishes Manmohan Singh speedy recovery

Imran Khan wishes Manmohan Singh speedy recovery

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday wished a speedy recovery to former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh who tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Singh, 88, was admitted to the AIIMS trauma centre in Delhi, which is a dedicated COVID facility, with a mild […]

BSF demands FIR against Pakistani pigeon

BSF demands FIR against Pakistani pigeon

Amritsar: The BSF has sought registration of an FIR against an intruder from Pakistan that happens to be a pigeon. The Punjab Police are seeking legal opinion on this. The pigeon perched itself on the shoulder of a Border Security Force soldier at the Rorawala post here last Saturday, apparently after flying across the border, […]

BJP launches COVID helpline number in J&K for people in distress

Jammu: The BJP in Jammu and Kashmir launched a dedicated COVID-19 helpline number on Wednesday to lend help to the people in distress across the Union Territory. The helpline number 0191-3568199 and a helpline email [email protected] was launched by party vice-president Yudhvir Sethi here. Sethi while launching the helpline number said the party was committed […]

Keep border issue at ‘appropriate position’, focus on long term ties: China tells India

Keep border issue at ‘appropriate position’, focus on long term ties: China tells India

BEIJING: China said on Wednesday that it was committed to maintain peace and stability along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) as it urged India to put the boundary issue at an “appropriate position” and meet it “halfway” for the long term development of the bilateral ties. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said this […]

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