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Covid vaccines may protect from severe disease caused by Omicron: Study

Covid vaccines may protect from severe disease caused by Omicron: Study

Washington: Current COVID-19 vaccines prompt the body to make effective, long-lasting T cells against SARS-CoV-2 that can recognise variants of concern, including Omicron, and protect from severe disease, a study has found. The research, published in the journal Cell, also shows that fully vaccinated people have fewer memory B cells and neutralising antibodies against the […]

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JKSSB’s CBT exam for various posts concludes

SRINAGAR: The Computer Based Written Test (CBT) Examination for 1543 posts of Junior Assistant, Cadrex Clerk, Cashier, Junior Assistant, Computer-cum-Junior Assistant, Clerk, Store Attendant and Welfare Organizer, UT cadre, divisional cadre and various district cadre advertised vide advertisement notification number 04, 05, 06 and 07 of 2020 and 01, 02 and 03 of 2021 concluded […]

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WHO counts 18 million virus cases last week as omicron slows

WHO counts 18 million virus cases last week as omicron slows

Geneva: The number of new coronavirus cases globally rose by 20 per cent last week to more than 18 million, marking a slowdown in the surge caused by the omicron variant’s spread, according to the World Health Organisation. In its weekly report on the pandemic, the UN health agency said the number of new COVID-19 […]

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COVID-19 health emergency could be over this year: WHO

Geneva: The worst of the coronavirus pandemic deaths, hospitalisations and lockdowns could be over this year if huge inequities in vaccinations and medicines are addressed quickly, the head of emergencies at the World Health Organisation said. Dr. Michael Ryan, speaking during a panel discussion on vaccine inequity hosted by the World Economic Forum, said we […]

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Afghan quake death toll reaches 26, including children: UN

Kabul: The United Nations on Tuesday raised the death toll from twin earthquakes in western Afghanistan the day before to 26, saying three villages of around 800 houses were flattened by the temblors. At least four people were injured and the dead included women and children, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of […]

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Police plans to open part-time counselling centre for drug addicts in Reasi

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Police is planning to open part-time counseling centres for drug addicts in Reasi district, a senior officer said on Monday, warning stern action including booking of narcotics peddlers under Public Safety Act to counter the menace. Senior Superintendent of Police, Reasi, Shailender Singh sought cooperation of the parents whose children have […]

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Pakistan national held along IB in Jammu

Jammu: A Pakistani national was arrested shortly after he inadvertently crossed into the Indian side along the International Border (IB) in Samba sector of Jammu division on Saturday, a senior BSF official said. Deputy Inspector General of Border Security Force (BSF), S P S Sandhu said the intruder would be returned to Pakistani Rangers through […]

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Expect more worrisome variants after omicron, scientists say

Washington: Get ready to learn more Greek letters. Scientists warn that omicron’s whirlwind advance practically ensures it won’t be the last version of the coronavirus to worry the world. Every infection provides a chance for the virus to mutate, and omicron has an edge over its predecessors: It spreads way faster despite emerging on a […]

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Budget session of Parliament from Jan 31 to Apr 8: Sources

New Delhi: The Budget Session of Parliament will commence on January 31 with the address of the president to both the Houses, and conclude on April 8, sources said on Friday citing recommendation of the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs. The Union Budget will be presented on February 1. The Economic Survey is likely to […]

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India Pavilion at Dubai Expo gets over 7 lakh visitors

India Pavilion at Dubai Expo gets over 7 lakh visitors

Dubai: The India Pavilion at EXPO 2020 Dubai marked its 100th-day on Monday, becoming one of the most popular enclosures at 7,40,356 footfalls, showcasing the country’s business potential as well as cultural and geographic diversity. On the occasion, Minister of Commerce & Industry Piyush Goyal tweeted, “100 glorious days of the India Pavilion shining bright […]

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