Special e-pass initiative introduced to facilitate patients in Udhampur

Jammu : A special e-pass initiative has been started in Udhampur district for the convenience of patients, a move appreciated by the local residents amid the ongoing lockdown to combat Coronavirus. Under the initiative, started by Deputy Commissioner Piyush Singla, patients are no longer required to visit the DC office for movement passes, and instead […]

Woman gives birth in police van on way to hospital in Jammu

Jammu : A 32-year-old woman, hailing from Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh, gave birth to a baby girl while being shifted to a hospital here in a police van on Sunday, police said. Sonia Devi, who presently lives in Channi Himmat locality here, experienced labour pain around 2 am Sunday when her husband Raj Kumar, […]

Home Ministry asks states/UTs to take welfare measures for migrant workers hit by COVID-19 lockdown

Home Ministry asks states/UTs to take welfare measures for migrant workers hit by COVID-19 lockdown

NEW DELHI: The Centre has asked all states and Union Territories to take welfare measures, including food, shelter, medicine, mobile and video call facilities, for migrant labourers living in various relief camps across the country. In a communication to the state governments and Union Territory (UT) administrations, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) highlighted the […]

Lockdown extension meaningful if COVID-19 testing is intensified: Akhilesh

Lockdown extension meaningful if COVID-19 testing is intensified: Akhilesh

LUCKNOW: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday said that the extension of the ongoing nationwide lockdown will be meaningful only if COVID-19 testing is intensified and people get access to essential items. “The demand to extend the lockdown will be meaningful only if COVID-19 testing is intensified, health workers get protection and the public […]

Mother-daughter duo drown in Doda

BHADARWAH: A mother-daughter duo drowned in a fast flowing stream in a remote village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district, police said on Sunday. Zarina (17) accidentally fell into the stream while crossing it at Chilli-Pingal village. Her mother Sameena Begum (43) jumped into it to rescue her but both of them were swept away […]

Our godowns have enough food grains for nine months: Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan

NEW DELHI: The central government has enough grains to feed over 81 crore beneficiaries of the public distribution system (PDS) for nine months, Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Sunday, expressing confidence that its granaries, expecting a boost from a “bumper” wheat crop, will have adequate stock for a much longer period. With the […]

With lockdown extension on the cards, IPL all set to be postponed indefinitely

NEW DELHI: The cash-rich Indian Premier League’s 13th edition on Saturday headed towards an indefinite postponement as the country braced for a lockdown extension to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. The BCCI has been waiting for an official announcement from the centre, but with the chief ministers of various states making it clear that another extension […]

IPL can be held without crowd, T20 World Cup can’t: Maxwell

MELBOURNE: Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell believes a rescheduled IPL can be held behind closed doors but it will be difficult to justify conducting the upcoming T20 World Cup without fans cheering from the stands. Both the 13th IPL and T20 World Cup are uncertain at the moment with the worsening COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed […]

Kohli can be compared with Kapil Dev, says Srikkanth

NEW DELHI: Former India captain Krishnamachari Srikkanth said that current skipper Virat Kohli can be compared to Kapil Dev. Srikkanth was part of the squad that Kapil led to victory in the 1983 World Cup and feels that Kohli’s self-believe is reminiscent of the former all-rounder. “I played with Kapil Dev and played under him. […]