Lack of preparedness is greatest failure of our collective ecosystem: Top US scientist on COVID-19

Washington:  Describing COVID-19 as the worst health crisis in the recent memory, an American scientist leading the research wing of one of the top 20 largest pharmaceutical companies in the world has said that lack of preparedness has been the “greatest failure” of the collective ecosystem. “I don’t want to point a finger at anyone. […]

Iran’s sole nuclear power plant undergoes emergency shutdown

Tehran: Iran’s sole nuclear power plant has undergone an unexplained temporary emergency shutdown, state TV reported on Sunday. An official from the state electric energy company, Gholamali Rakhshanimehr, said on a talk show that the Bushehr plant shutdown began on Saturday and would last “for three to four days. He said that power outages could result. […]

Biden to meet Afghan prez and CEO at WH on June 25

Washington:  US President Joe Biden would meet Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and its CEO Dr Abdullah Abdullah at the White House on June 25, a presidential spokesperson said. “The visit by President Ghani and Dr. Abdullah will highlight the enduring partnership between the United States and Afghanistan as the military drawdown continues,” White House Press […]

Centre to increase pace of COVID-19 vaccination in July-August: Amit Shah

Ahmedabad: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said the central government has decided to increase the pace of vaccination against COVID-19 in July and August. Talking to reporters after visiting a vaccination centre here, Shah said with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to provide free vaccine against COVID-19 to people aged 18 and above, “we […]

Chidambaram demands restoration of statehood to J-K

    New Delhi: Seeking restoration of statehood for Jammu and Kashmir, Congress leader P Chidambaram on Monday said Parliament should repeal the “offending” laws in the upcoming Monsoon session and restore the status quo ante there.       He asserted that it is the only way to draw the starting line for a […]

Daily COVID-19 count in India lowest in 88 days

Daily COVID-19 count in India lowest in 88 days

New Delhi: India reported 53,256 new coronavirus infections, the lowest in 88 days, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,99,35,221, while the active cases further reduced to 7,02,887, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.       The death toll climbed to 3,88,135 with 1,422 fresh fatalities, the lowest […]

Top LeT Commander, Foreigner among three militants killed as Sopore Gunfight Ends

  Srinagar: A top Lashkar-e-Toiba commander was among three militants killed in an overnight gunfight in Sopore area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district, officials said on Monday.   The gunfight started late last night at Gund Brath area of Sopore and culminated with the killing three LeT militants, one of them a foreigner, Inspector General […]

North Kashmir: Gunfight breaks out in Sopore

  Srinagar: A fierce Gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Brath Seloo area of Tantray Mohalla in Sopore of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Sunday.   Reports said that a joint team of Police, Army and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Brath Selo.   As the joint team of […]

PDP leader Naeem Akhter released from house detention after over month

  Srinagar: Senior People’s Democratic party leader, Naeem Akhtar, who was under house detention since May 10 after remaining under preventive detention since December 2020 at MLA hostel Srinagar, was released on Sunday after over a month. Sources said that Naeem Akhtar was released from house detention today after more than a month. Notably, Akhter […]

L-G Manoj Sinha Condemns Stone Pelting on Covid-19 Vaccination Team in Bandipora

  Srinagar: Condemning stone pelting on a medical team in north Kashmir’s Bandipora, Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday appealed to people to respect all corona warriors and get themselves vaccinated as responsible citizens. A video wet viral on social media purportedly showing a woman pelting stones on health workers engaged in […]

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