2 drug peddlers arrested in Srinagar and Budgam, psychotropic substances recovered

SRINAGAR: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested two drug peddlers in Srinagar & Budgam and recovered psychotropic substances from their possession. In Srinagar, officers at a checkpoint established near Syed Mansoor Chowk intercepted a scooty bearing registration number JK01AE-4883. The person riding the scooty has been […]

Kashmir University launches Online Research Management System

Prof Talat calls for greater focus on research in areas of humanities, social science, arts Srinagar: Vice-Chancellor of University of Kashmir Prof Talat Ahmad on Wednesday launched the Online Research Management System (ORMS) that aims to bring about greater efficiency in the varsity’s research operations and monitoring. The RSMP—developed and designed by the Directorate of […]

PIB Jammu organises webinar on ‘Covid-19 vaccination drive’ in District Rajouri

Jammu: Press Information Bureau, Jammu in coordination with Field Outreach Bureau, Rajouri, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India organized a Webinar today on ‘Covid19 vaccination drive’ in district Rajouri. The webinar focussed on the potential acceptance of Covid19 vaccination among the healthcare workers in the district and the progress made in the vaccination […]

President Joe Biden would not be okay if the Taliban ruled Afghanistan: White House

President Joe Biden would not be okay if the Taliban ruled Afghanistan: White House

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden would not be okay if the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, the White House has said, underlining that there is an ongoing process of considering the next steps to ensure peace in the war-torn country. The US and the Taliban reached an agreement in February 2020 that called for a permanent ceasefire, […]

KU V-C calls for serious, sustained efforts to curb drug abuse

Inaugurates four-day training programme on mental health challenges Srinagar: A four-day training programme on mental health started at the University of Kashmir on Wednesday. Vice-Chancellor Prof Talat Ahmad inaugurated the training programme, organised by the varsity’s Department of Social Work (DoSW) for community-level health professionals from Budgam district. In his presidential address, Prof Talat said […]

All above 60 years of age, 45-plus with comorbidities can get COVID-19 vaccine from March 1

All above 60 years of age, 45-plus with comorbidities can get COVID-19 vaccine from March 1

NEW DELHI: Everyone above 60 years of age and those over 45 years with comorbidities will be able to get COVID-19 vaccine from March 1 for free at government facilities and for a charge at many private hospitals, the government said on Wednesday. The Cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, […]

Committed to privatising most PSUs: Modi

Committed to privatising most PSUs: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the government has no business to be in business and his administration is committed to privatising all PSUs, barring the bare minimum in four strategic sectors. “It is government’s duty to support enterprises and businesses. But it is not essential that it should own and run […]

Mission Director NHM inspects examination centers at Jammu

JAMMU: Mission Director, National Health Mission, Jammu and Kashmir, Choudhary Mohammed Yasin, today inspected examination centres established at Jammu for selection of candidates for 6 months Certificate Course in Community Health. Pertinently, these certificate courses in Community Health are aimed at to strengthen Primary Health Care through Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs) across the UT […]

Government ready to talk with farmers on three laws after unions’ response on its offer: Tomar

Government ready to talk with farmers on three laws after unions’ response on its offer: Tomar

NEW DELHI: The government is ready to resume talks with protesting farmers if they respond to its offer to put the three contentious farm laws on hold for one-and-a-half year and work out the difference during that time through a joint committee, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said Wednesday. The government and unions representing farmers, […]

Protective gear, earth conductors: Power dept finally gets serious about safety of field staff

Protective gear, earth conductors: Power dept finally gets serious about safety of field staff

Srinagar: The Power Development Department of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday took some long-awaited and much-welcome steps to protect the lives of its employees, many of whom die or are grievously injured in the line of duty. The accidents occur mostly when the line staff are fixing transmission lines on poles, especially during the winter. […]