Over dozen localities declared ‘red zones’ in Jammu

Over dozen localities declared ‘red zones’ in Jammu

Jammu: Authorities in Jammu on Wednesday declared over a dozen localities as ‘red zones’ and announced a strict lockdown except for essential services and tight perimeter control around those as the region witnessed a spike in coronavirus cases. According to an official order, it would be mandatory for people residing in containment zones to get […]

China to resolve disputes through negotiations: Xi

China to resolve disputes through negotiations: Xi

United Nations: China will never seek hegemony, expansion, or sphere of influence, President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday and said Beijing has no intention to fight either a “Cold War” or a “hot war” with any country. Xi also said that China will continue to narrow the differences and resolve disputes with others through negotiations, […]

Mehbooba’s daughter moves SC to challenge mother’s PSA detention

Mehbooba’s daughter moves SC to challenge mother’s PSA detention

Srinagar: Iltija Mufti, the daughter of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, has approached the Supreme Court seeking to modify her petition challenging the detention of her mother under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA). Mehbooba, the president of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was arrested on the eve of the abrogation of Jammu […]

Kashmiri, Hindi, Dogri now official languages

Kashmiri, Hindi, Dogri now official languages

New Delhi: Parliament passed a Bill for inclusion of Kashmiri, Dogri and Hindi in the list of official languages in Jammu and Kashmir, in addition to the existing Urdu and English. The Jammu and Kashmir Official Languages Bill, 2020 was passed by Rajya Sabha through voice vote. Lok Sabha had cleared the legislation on Tuesday. […]

‘It wasn’t an earthquake but earthquake-like: Humour mills go on overdrive in Srinagar

Srinagar: It’s a sonic boom! It’s a pressure cooker bursting! It’s a quake! And yes, the late night boom that reverberated across the city and several parts of south Kashmir on Tuesday was indeed a quake, seismologists later confirmed. But before that, social media humour and rumour mills were already on overdrive with messages facetious, […]

3 killed in road accident in Doda

Jammu: Three people were killed and four others injured after a vehicle in which they were travelling skidded off the road and rolled down a deep gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district, officials said on Wednesday. The Tata mobile vehicle was on its way to Kumate in the district from Kastigarh when the incident […]

Erdogan’s remarks on J&K at UNGA ‘completely unacceptable’: India

Erdogan’s remarks on J&K at UNGA ‘completely unacceptable’: India

United Nations: India has termed as “completely unacceptable” references to Jammu and Kashmir by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his address to the high-level debate at the UN General Assembly, saying Ankara should learn to respect the sovereignty of other nations and reflect on its own policies more deeply. “We have seen remarks by […]

Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die, 8 days ahead of scheduled

Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die, 8 days ahead of scheduled

NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha was adjourned sine die on Wednesday, eight days ahead of the scheduled end of the Monsoon session, amid concerns of spread of coronavirus among lawmakers. Earlier in the day, the House passed key bills including three on labour reforms. Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said the House had to hold […]

COVID-19 tally in India crosses 56-lakh mark

COVID-19 tally in India crosses 56-lakh mark

NEW DELHI: India’s COVID-19 caseload went past 56 lakh with 83,347 infections being reported in a day, while over 45 lakh people have recuperated, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday. The national recovery rate stands at 81.25 per cent. The coronavirus caseload surged to 56,46,010, while the death toll climbed to […]