IPL best tournament to prepare for T20 World Cup: Justin Langer

SYDNEY: Australia head coach Justin Langer feels the IPL is an excellent platform to prepare for the T20 World Cup but conceded that health is paramount as the league may become another casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Indian Premier League (IPL) was originally scheduled to start on March 29 in Mumbai but it was […]

Heavy rains lash J&K, day temperature dips

Jammu: Heavy rains lashed Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, bringing the day temperature drastically down in the Union Territory. The temperatures were down by up to six notches in Srinagar and 10 in Jammu. Heavy rains in Jammu city resulted in waterlogging at several places, officials said. The MET office has predicted widespread to isolated rains […]

NEET postponed due to corona outbreak

New Delhi:The Union HRD Ministry on Friday postponed the national medical entrance exam, NEET, in view of the countrywide lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, officials said. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), whose marks are used for admission in colleges across the country, was scheduled for May 3. The HRD Ministry’s National Testing […]

Coronavirus: Imam of mosque, others booked for lockdown violation in Reasi

Jammu: The police on Friday booked several persons, including the Imam of a mosque in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district for violation of the lockdown orders amid the coronavirus outbreak, officials said. An FIR was registered against Molvi Mohammad Zafar, Imam of Jama Masjid (Nowabad) and others for violating orders, banning religious gatherings, imposed by the […]

UK health secretary positive for COVID-19 after PM

London: Britain’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Friday said he had tested positive for COVID-19, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was self-isolating with “mild symptoms” of the virus. “Following medical advice, I was advised to test for #Coronavirus. I’ve tested positive. Thankfully my symptoms are mild and I’m working from home & self-isolating,” Hancock […]

Wheat harvesting in Punjab will start around mid-April: CM

Chandigarh: Wheat harvesting in Punjab will commence around mid-April on account of weather conditions , Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Friday while assuring smooth procurement and timely payments. Singh, however, asked concerned departments to allow harvesting and marketing of the horticulture produce by farmers, with necessary restrictions relating to the COVID-19 precautions. The wheat harvesting […]

UK PM Johnson tests positive for coronavirus, has mild symptoms

London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday that he has tested positive for coronavirus after experiencing mild symptoms and is now self-isolating at 10 Downing Street in line with the medical advice. In a video message posted on social media, the UK prime minister said that he will continue to lead the UK government’s […]