Omar denies political reasons for Delhi visit, dismisses speculation that NC divided on issues

Omar denies political reasons for Delhi visit, dismisses speculation that NC divided on issues

New Delhi/Srinagar: National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah Tuesday denied there were political reasons for his current visit to Delhi and dismissed as “time pass for bored minds” speculation that the party was divided on key issues. The former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister took to Twitter to refute suggestions that his visit was linked to […]

Migrant labourers hold protest in Jammu; press for early evacuation

Migrant labourers hold protest in Jammu; press for early evacuation

Jammu: A group of migrant workers on Tuesday assembled near the Bhagwati Nagar area of the city and held a protest to press for their early evacuation to their homes in different parts of the country, officials said. The protesters, including both men and women, later dispersed off peacefully after senior police officers rushed to […]

India to go ahead with infra development in key areas along LAC notwithstanding stiff resistance by China

New Delhi: India will not stop infrastructure development projects in strategic areas along the nearly 3,500-km Sino-India border, notwithstanding China’s well-coordinated efforts to stall them by attempting to vitiate the situation in areas like eastern Ladakh, government sources said on Tuesday. It is learnt that Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has conveyed to top military brass […]

WHO suspends testing hydroxychloroquine on virus patients

WHO suspends testing hydroxychloroquine on virus patients

Geneva: The World Health Organization has suspended testing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients due to safety concerns, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday. Hydroxychloroquine has been touted by Donald Trump and many others as a possible treatment for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The U.S. President has said […]

Easing of travel restrictions, movement of migrants behind surge in cases, say experts

Easing of travel restrictions, movement of migrants behind surge in cases, say experts

NEW DELHI: With India now in the bracket of top 10 nations worst hit by the novel coronavirus, experts have attributed the surge in cases to easing of travel restrictions and movement of migrants besides enhanced testing capacity. According to AIIMS Director, Randeep Guleria, the present rise in cases has been reported predominantly from hotspot […]

Student leaders accuse Centre of indulging in vendetta politics against those opposed to CAA

Student leaders accuse Centre of indulging in vendetta politics against those opposed to CAA

NEW DELHI: Student leaders and activists accused the Centre and police on Tuesday of indulging in “vendetta politics” against those who opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), at a time when the country is under a lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. At a press briefing held on video-conference app Zoom, former student leaders Kanhaiya […]

SC asks Centre, states to provide free food, shelter to migrant labourers

NEW DELHI: Taking cognizance of the “unfortunate and miserable” plight of the migrant labourers stranded across the country due to the COVID-19 lockdown, the Supreme Court Tuesday said they need “succour and help by the concerned governments” with regard to free food and shelter. The adequate transport arrangement, food and shelters are immediately to be […]

India facing its worst recession in current fiscal, says Crisil

New Delhi: India’s fourth recession since independence, the first since liberalisation and perhaps the worst to date, is here, CRISIL said on Tuesday as it predicted the economy to shrink by 5 per cent in the current fiscal because of coronavirus lockdown. “The first quarter (April to June 2020) will suffer a staggering 25 per […]