Muftis, Abdullahs acted like ‘private companies’, deprived people of development: BJP

Muftis, Abdullahs acted like ‘private companies’, deprived people of development: BJP

Kathua: The BJP on Tuesday accused the Muftis and Abdullahs of acting like private companies to build their properties and depriving the people of Jammu and Kashmir of benefits of development. Addressing an election rally here, BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh came down heavily on the NC, the PDP and the Congress, saying they […]

NIA questions PDP leader Waheed Parra

NIA questions PDP leader Waheed Parra

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday questioned PDP’s youth wing president Waheed Parra in connection with a case related to separatism in Jammu and Kashmir. Parra, who recently filed his nomination form for the upcoming District Development Council elections in the Union Territory, appeared before the NIA at its headquarters here. Parra, […]

Farooq is not beneficiary of Roshni Act: NC

Farooq is not beneficiary of Roshni Act: NC

SRINAGAR: The National Conference on Tuesday said that the party president Farooq Abdullah was not a beneficiary of the Roshni Act and that the news in the media suggesting so was completely false. “The news attributing to sources that Dr Farooq Abdullah is a beneficiary of the Roshni Act is completely false and is being […]

PM Modi asks states to prepare plan for COVID-19 vaccine administration

PM Modi asks states to prepare plan for COVID-19 vaccine administration

PANAJI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked various state governments to work out the logistics and modalities for administering COVID-19 vaccine, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said. Sawant participated in a virtual meeting of chief ministers of eight states, which have reported higher number of COVID-19 cases, addressed by the PM. “While there is […]

China criticizes pope over comment on Uighur Muslim minority

China criticizes pope over comment on Uighur Muslim minority

BEIJING: China criticized Pope Francis on Tuesday over a passage in his new book in which he mentions suffering by China’s Uighur Muslim minority group. Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said Francis’ remarks had “no factual basis at all.” “People of all ethnic groups enjoy the full rights of survival, development, and freedom of religious […]

COVID-19 caseload in India climbs to over 91.77 lakh, 37,975 new cases reported

New Delhi: India saw 37,975 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day taking the country’s COVID-19 caseload to over 91.77 lakh, while the recoveries?crossed 86 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday The total coronavirus cases mounted to?91,77,840 and the death toll climbed to?1,34,218 with 480 new fatalities, including 121 […]

Covid-19: One crore frontline healthcare workers identified to received vaccine in first phase

NEW DELHI: An estimated one crore frontline health workers will received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine whenever it becomes available, with around 92 per cent of government hospitals and 55 per cent of private hospitals across all states and UTs providing data identifying the workers, official sources said. Five vaccine candidates are in advanced […]

Trump tells officials to begin transition for next administration; says will keep fighting

Trump tells officials to begin transition for next administration; says will keep fighting

WASHINGTON,: US President Donald Trump on Monday asked officials to begin the transition process for President-elect Joe Biden, after the head of the federal agency responsible for this said she would provide him the necessary government resources to move in to the White House. Trump, however, insisted that he would “continue to fight and will […]

‘Shaheen Bagh dadi’ Bilkis Bano, Tamil Nadu’s Isaivani included in BBC’s top 100 women for 2020

LONDON: Indian para-athlete and current para-badminton world champion Manasi Joshi and climate activist Ridhima Pandey are among four Indian women to be included in the ‘BBC 100 Women 2020’ list released on Tuesday. The list, which celebrates inspirational and influential women across the globe – from high profile names to unsung heroes, also includes 82-year-old […]