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Admin sacks nine govt employees over corruption charges

Admin sacks nine govt employees over corruption charges

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday sacked nine government employees, including five officers, on corruption charges. All the employees have been sacked under 226(2) Article of Jammu and Kashmir Civil Service Regulations which allows the administration to retire government employees at any time after completing 22 years of service or attaining the age of […]

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Vaccine for 7-11 year olds: Govt panel recommends emergency approval for SII’s Covovax

New Delhi: An expert panel of India’s central drug authority on Friday recommended granting emergency use authorisation to Serum Institute’s Covovax for children aged 7 to 11 years, official sources said. The recommendation has been sent to Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for final approval. The application for emergency use authorisation was submitted by […]

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Northern Army commander visits forward areas along LAC

Leh: Northern Army commander Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi visited forward areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the eastern Ladakh sector and reviewed operational preparedness of troops, officials said on Friday. Officials said Lt Gen Dwivedi on Thursday visited forward areas at Lukung in eastern Ladakh and also reviewed induction of new weapons […]

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Global food shortage: UN chief warns of ‘catastrophe’

Global food shortage: UN chief warns of ‘catastrophe’

Berlin: The head of the United Nations warned Friday that the world faces catastrophe because of the growing shortage of food around the globe. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the war in Ukraine has added to the disruptions caused by climate change, the coronavirus pandemic and inequality to produce an unprecedented global hunger crisis already […]

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Covid vaccines- Over 42 lakh deaths in India prevented in 2021: Lancet Study

London: COVID-19 vaccines prevented over 42 lakh potential deaths in India in 2021, said a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, which based its findings on estimates of “excess” mortalities in the country during the pandemic. Globally, the mathematical modelling study found that COVID-19 vaccines reduced the potential death toll during the pandemic […]

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Aftershock in Afghanistan as quake death toll rises to 1,150

Aftershock in Afghanistan as quake death toll rises to 1,150

Gayan (Afghanistan): An aftershock took more lives Friday and threatened to pile even more misery on an area of eastern Afghanistan reeling from a powerful earthquake that state media said killed 1,150 people this week. Among the dead from Wednesday’s magnitude 6 quake are 121 children, but that figure is expected to climb, said Mohamed […]

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India says ready to provide assistance

United Nations: India said it is ready to provide assistance and support to the people of Afghanistan in their hour of need as a devastating earthquake killed nearly 1000 people, destroyed houses and displaced several. “At the outset, I express our deepest condolences to the victims and their families, and to all those impacted by […]

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JK to host G-20 meetings in 2023

JK to host G-20 meetings in 2023

5-member coordination panel formed

Jammu: In a significant development, Jammu and Kashmir will be hosting the 2023 meetings of G-20, an influential grouping that brings together the world’s major economies, with the Union Territory government Thursday setting up a five-member high level committee for overall coordination. This will be the first major international summit to be held in Jammu […]

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No successful infiltration in Keran sector in over a year: Army Officer

Keran: No infiltration attempt was successful along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Keran sector in over a year as there is multi-tier deployment of troops and surveillance equipment to maintain vigil, a senior Army officer said here. Troops deployed along the LoC in the sector have intercepted terrorists twice in over […]

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Boulders on Jmu-Sgr NH cracked using explosives: Officials

Say stranded vehicles to be let first

Udhampur/Ramban/Jammu: Explosives were used to blast boulders that were hampering the ongoing restoration work on the 270-km-long Jammu-Srinagar national highway, which remained closed due to multiple landslides triggered by incessant rains for the third consecutive day on Thursday, officials said. With improvement in weather, the restoration work at over half-a-dozen places in Udhampur and Ramban […]

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