Saudi Arabia sharply rebukes Russia over oil price collapse

Dubai:  Saudi Arabia sharply criticised Russia on Saturday over what it described as Moscow blaming the kingdom for the collapse in global energy prices, showing the tensions ahead of an emergency meeting of OPEC and other oil producers. Oil prices sharply fell after the so-called OPEC+ group of countries including Russia failed to agree to […]

J&K Congress leader welcomes amended domicile recruitment rules, advocates restoration of statehood

Jammu: A senior Congress leader from Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday welcomed the amendment in the J&K recruitment rules to reserve all government jobs in the Union Territory for the domiciles. J&K Congress vice-president and former minister G M Saroori, however, urged the central government to fulfill the cherished demand of the local residents for […]

China pauses in memory of virus victims and ‘martyrs’

Wuhan:  China came to a standstill on Saturday to mourn patients and medical staff killed by the coronavirus, as the world’s most populous country observed a nationwide three-minute silence. At 10 am (0200 GMT), citizens paused, cars, trains and ships sounded their horns, and air-raid sirens rang out in memory of the more than 3,000 […]

Three militants killed in Kulgam encounter

Srinagar: Three  militants were reportedly killed in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said. The security forces launched a cordon and search operation based on intelligence inputs about the presence of militants in Hardmand Guri village in Kulgam, a police spokesperson said. The  spokesperson  had earlier […]

5 security forces injured in firing along LoC in Poonch

Jammu: Five government forces were injured in firing by the Pakistan Army along the LoC in Rajouri district on Friday, officials said. The unprovoked ceasefire violation took place in Sunderbani sector of the district, they said. The injured were admitted to a hospital, the officials said. —PTI Press Trust of Indiakashmirreader.com

Suspended police officer Davinder Singh sent to further custody till April 10

New Delhi: Suspended Jammu and Kashmir police officer Davinder Singh, who was arrested while ferrying two Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants in a vehicle on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway earlier this year, was on Friday sent to further custodial interrogation by a Delhi court till April 10. Special Judge Munish Markan extended Singh’s custody after the Delhi Police said […]

Coronavirus deaths in India rise to 56, cases at 2,301

Coronavirus deaths in India rise to 56, cases at 2,301

NEW DELHI: The number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 2,301 in the country on Friday while the death toll rose to 56, according to the Union Health Ministry. The number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 2,088, while 156 people were either cured or discharged and one migrated to another country, the ministry stated. The […]

WHO says coronavirus is spread by respiratory droplets, not through air

WHO says coronavirus is spread by respiratory droplets, not through air

BEIJING: The virus that causes the COVID-19 disease is primarily transmitted through “respiratory droplets and close contacts”, and does not seem to stay long in the air, a recent WHO publication said. Respiratory infections can be transmitted through droplets of different sizes, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said. Droplet transmission occurs when you have close […]

Countrymen showed unprecedented discipline and sense of service during lockdown: PM Modi

Countrymen showed unprecedented discipline and sense of service during lockdown: PM Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday thanked the countrymen for showing “unprecedented discipline” and “sense of service” by following the COVID-19 lockdown. “My dear countrymen, this is the 9th day of nationwide lockdown against corona global epidemic today. During this time, all of you showed precedented discipline and a sense of service. That’s […]

PM seeks support of top sportspersons for Covid19 awareness campaigns

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday discussed the the rapidly-growing threat of the Covid19 pandemic with India’s top athletes, including cricket icon Virat Kohli and star shuttler P V Sindhu, urging them to support awareness campaigns on social distancing. More than 40 athletes, along with sports minister Kiren Rijiju, participated in nearly an […]