Biden lifts Trump-era ban blocking legal immigration to US

San Diego (US):  President Joe Biden has lifted a freeze on green cards issued by his predecessor during the pandemic that lawyers said was blocking most legal immigration to the United States. Former President Donald Trump last spring halted the issuance of green cards until the end of 2020 in the name of protecting the […]

6 shops gutted in fire in J&K’s Poonch, Ramban

6 shops gutted in fire in J&K’s Poonch, Ramban

Poonch (J&K): Six shops were gutted in separate fire incidents in Poonch and Ramban districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said. Due to a gas cylinder leakage at a bus stand in Poonch, a fire broke out in a shop and spread to the other outlets nearby, they said. The fire tenders were rushed […]

Improvement in J&K security situation but Pak-sponsored militancy remains threat: Army chief

Improvement in J&K security situation but Pak-sponsored militancy remains threat: Army chief

  New Delhi, Feb 24: Army chief Gen M M Naravane Wednesday said that there is “definitely a great improvement” in the internal security situation in Jammu and Kashmir but Pakistan-promoted militancy still remains a threat. He said Pakistan is committed to the strategy of supporting militancy in all its forms as militant launchpad s […]

74 new COVID-19 cases in J&K

74 new COVID-19 cases in J&K

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday reported 74 new COVID-19 cases taking the overall tally to 126093 Of the cases reported today, 54 were reported in Kashmir while Jammu division reported 20 infections.

Gold falls Rs 148, silver declines Rs 886

Gold falls Rs 148, silver declines Rs 886

New Delhi; Gold prices on Wednesday fell Rs 148 to Rs 46,307 per 10 grams in the national capital, due to overnight selling in global prices and rupee appreciation, according to HDFC Securities. The precious metal had closed at Rs 46,455 per 10 grams in the previous session. Silver also declined Rs 886 to Rs […]

Two militants killed in encounter in Anantnag

Srinagar: Two unidentified militants were killed in an encounter with government forces in Anantnag district in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, police said. government forces launched a cordon and search operation in Shalgul forests in Srigufwara area of the district following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said. He said the […]

President Kovind inaugurates world’s largest cricket arena; renamed from Sardar Patel stadium to Narendra Modi stadium

President Kovind inaugurates world’s largest cricket arena; renamed from Sardar Patel stadium to Narendra Modi stadium

Ahmedabad: President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday inaugurated the world’s largest cricket arena here, the refurbished Sardar Patel Stadium, which will now be known as Narendra Modi stadium — renamed after the country’s Prime Minister. The state-of-the-art facility can accommodate an awe-inspiring 1.32 lakh spectators. The President inaugurated the stadium in the presence of Home […]

Transporters Call off Strike In J&K After ‘19% Fare Hike’

  Srinagar: All Jammu and Kashmir Transporters Welfare Committee – an amalgam of various transport associations— on Wednesday called off its indefinite strike in J&K. General Secretary, Kashmir Welfare Transporters Association, Sheikh Muhammad Yusuf, told GNS that the decision to call of the strike was taken after government decided to increase fare by 19%. The […]

Bijbehara gunfight: Police clarifies, says no militant killed yet, searches on

    Srinagar: Security officials Wednesday clarified that no militant has been killed in Shalgul area of Bijbehera in South Kashmir’s Anantnag adding that the firing has stopped and searches are on. “No militant has been killed in Shalgul area of Bijbehara so far. Firing has stopped and searches are being conducted in the woods,” […]

COVID-19: India reports 13,742 new cases

COVID-19: India reports 13,742 new cases

New Delhi: India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 1,10,30,176 with 13,742 new infections, while the recoveries have surged to 1,07,26,702, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday. The death toll increased to 1,56,567 with 104 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. The number of people who have […]