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Pakistan peddling false narratives against us: India

Reading Time: 3 minutes United Nations: Hitting out at Pakistan for peddling false narratives against it, India has asked Islamabad that it must introspect about why it is universally acknowledged as the “international epicentre” of terror and the best safe haven for militants. Mahaveer Singhvi, head of the Indian delegation, made the comments at a webinar The Global Scourge […]

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Loc flare-up: Woman killed, three injured in cross LoC shelling in JK

Reading Time: 2 minutes Jammu/Srinagar: A 65-year-old woman was killed and three other civilians were injured on Wednesday as Pakistan violated ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked mortar shelling on forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in different sectors in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. While the elderly woman was killed in heavy shelling by Pakistan […]

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LAC Row: India, Chinese army to carry out verification of disengagement process

Reading Time: 3 minutes New Delhi: Indian and Chinese armies are expected to carry out a joint verification to assess the implementation of the disengagement process once the dismantling of temporary infrastructure and withdrawal of troops by China are completed in the friction points in eastern Ladakh, people familiar with the development said on Wednesday. They said the two […]

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Amarnath Yatra: 500 pilgrims to be allowed daily through Baltal route

Reading Time: 2 minutes New Delhi: The annual Amarnath Yatra in the Himalayas will be conducted in a staggered manner and not more than 500 pilgrims will be allowed to visit the sacred cave shrine of Lord Shiva daily due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials said on Wednesday. The issue of pilgrimages to the Amarnath and Vaishnodevi shrines, both […]

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Tryst with nature: After 3 months of lockdown gardens, parks open in Kashmir

Reading Time: < 1 minute Srinagar: Gardens and parks in Kashmir reopened on Wednesday morning after remaining closed for over 100 days due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown, officials said. The Jammu and Kashmir administration had on Tuesday announced the reopening of all gardens and parks as part of a gradual unlocking process. Hundreds of morning walkers and joggers flocked to […]

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Various Valley parts observe shutdown

Reading Time: < 1 minute Srinagar: Many parts of Kashmir on Wednesday observed a shutdown to mark the fourth death anniversary of Burhan Wani, the poster boy of Hizbul Mujahideen shot dead by security forces on this day in 2016. Shops and business establishments in many areas, including the city and south Kashmir districts, remained closed during the day. The […]

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Maverick IPS officer suspended for ‘gross misconduct, misbehaviour’

Reading Time: < 1 minute New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir cadre IPS officer Basant Rath has been suspended for alleged instances of “gross misconduct and misbehaviour” with immediate effect, says a Union Home Ministry order. The order, issued on Tuesday evening, said the 2000 batch IPS officer was immediately attached to police headquarters in Srinagar. Rath, posted as inspector general […]

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US bids adieu to WHO

US bids adieu to WHO

Reading Time: 3 minutes Washington: The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its decision to withdraw the US from the World Health Organization, officials said, breaking off ties with the global health body amid the expanding coronavirus pandemic. The US has accused the WHO of siding with China on the outbreak of the virus, which originated […]

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China defends WHO

Reading Time: < 1 minute Beijing: China on Wednesday defended the World Health Organization and lashed out at the US decision to withdraw from the UN body. Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said the move was another demonstration of the US pursuing unilateralism, withdrawing from groups and breaking contracts. WHO is the most authoritative and professional international institution in the […]

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JE suspended for dereliction of duty

Reading Time: < 1 minute Jammu: The administration on Wednesday suspended a Junior Engineer (JE) for “poor” performance and alleged dereliction of duty in the implementation of MGNREGA scheme in Udhampur district, officials said. District Development Commissioner (DDC) Piyush Singla on Wednesday convened a meeting of officers and field functionaries of the Rural Development Department (RDD) to review physical and […]

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