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Hajj forms to be made available for free

25 embarkation points this year: Minority Affairs Ministry

New Delhi: There will be 25 embarkation points for Haj-2023 and forms for going on the pilgrimage will be out very soon with the application being available free of cost, according to the Ministry for Minority Affairs. The ministry said the Haj policy released on Monday will bring financial relief to pilgrims. Haj package costs […]

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Dhangri terror case: NIA teams recording statements of people

Rajouri/Jammu: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has recorded statements of scores of people and is questioning several detained people in connection with the twin terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir’s Dhangri village that left seven people dead, official sources said on Monday. While five people, including two brothers, were killed in the firing by terrorists […]

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CJI Chandrachud administers oath of office to five new judges

New Delhi: Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud on Monday administered the oath of office to five new judges of the Supreme Court. Justices Pankaj Mithal, Sanjay Karol, P V Sanjay Kumar, Ahsanuddin Amanullah and Manoj Misra were administered the oath during a swearing-in ceremony held in the Supreme Court premises. With the appointment […]

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Renewables, hydrogen to make India world’s 3rd largest eco: PM

Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday laid out his vision of making India the world’s third-largest economy with a focus on renewable energy, biofuels and hydrogen as he pivots a roadmap to cut reliance on imported oil and gas. Modi met top oil and gas industry leaders for the annual brainstorming to discuss ideas […]

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Road mishaps: Prez Murmu suggests using best tech to minimise causalities

New Delhi: President Droupadi Murmu on Monday expressed her concern over the “high number” of road deaths across the country as she urged young officers joining the road engineering services to deploy best technology solutions to minimise such incidents. She said this while addressing the Assistant Executive Engineers of Central Engineering Services (Roads) who called […]

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15-year old boy injured in landmine blast in Poonch

Poonch/Jammu: A 15-year-old boy was injured in a landmine blast along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district on Monday, sources said. Mohammad Shoaib was grazing his cattle as the landmine exploded in the forward area, they said. He was injured in the blast and has been hospitalised, they added.

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Over 30 lakh Indians students went abroad during 2017-22 for higher education: Govt

Over 30 lakh Indians students went abroad during 2017-22 for higher education: Govt

New Delhi: More than 30 lakh Indians went abroad for higher education during 2017-2022, the Ministry of Education told Lok Sabha on Monday. The information was shared by Subhas Sarkar, the Union Education Minister of State, in a written response to a question by JD(U) MP Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh and others. “Ministry […]

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  Life expectancy for young 14 years shorter in violent countries: Study

   Life expectancy for young 14 years shorter in violent countries: Study

London: Life expectancy for young people can be as much as 14 years shorter in violent countries compared to peaceful nations, according to a global study. A team, led by researchers at the University of Oxford in the UK, shows a direct link between the uncertainty of living in a violent setting and a “double […]

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Night temperatures settle above normal in Kashmir, fresh wet spell likely on Monday

Night temperatures settle above normal in Kashmir, fresh wet spell likely on Monday

Srinagar: Night temperatures across Kashmir settled above normal, officials said on Sunday, while some places in the Valley braced for a fresh wet spell. Half of the weather stations in Kashmir recorded sub-zero night temperatures, they said. The departure from normal varied from 0.3 to 4.9 degrees, they said. Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of […]

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India biggest exporter of vaccines, mobile phones: Union Minister Thakur

Jammu: India is now the hub of the startup ecosystem in the world, ranking third with 90,000 startups and 107 unicorn companies worth 30 billion dollars, Union Minister Anurag Singh Thakur has said He also said the country is now the biggest exporter of vaccines, mobile phones and defence equipment. The Minister for Information and […]

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