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Army fully prepared to meet any challenge: Army Commander

Jammu: The Army is fully prepared to meet any challenge, like the use of drones and social media, by adversaries to safeguard the country, Commandant of Chennai-based Officers Training Academy (OTA) Lieutenant General M K Das said on Saturday. Lt Gen Das, who is also the colonel of Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI) regiment, […]

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Schools closed in Leh after covid-19 cases surge

Jammu: All schools in Leh district were closed for 15 days from Saturday after Ladakh reported 71 fresh cases of COVID-19, the highest single-day rise in the past over two months, taking the overall infection tally to 20,702, officials said. A majority of the new cases were detected from Druk Padma Karpo School Shey, prompting […]

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No need for Covid booster doses in India at this stage: Experts

No need for Covid booster doses in India at this stage: Experts

New Delhi: Will a booster shot provide the turbocharge for Covid immunity that India is looking for? Maybe in an ideal situation where most people are fully vaccinated but not when less than a quarter of the adult population has received both doses, say experts. As the global debate on booster shots gathers momentum, several […]

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Delay in relief payment: Kashmiri Pandits stage protest in Jammu

Jammu: Hundreds of Kashmiri Pandits staged a protest demonstration here on Saturday against a delay in the payment of monthly relief and their attempt to block the Jammu-Srinagar national highway was thwarted by police, officials said. The protesters came out from the Jagti migrant camp on the outskirts of the city and started marching towards […]

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Four held with heroin in Rajouri

Jammu: Four suspected drug peddlers were arrested along with 85 grams of heroin in Rajouri district, police said on Saturday. They were arrested in two separate incidents during the checking of vehicles in Thanamandi area late on Friday, a police spokesperson said. Shakeel Ahmad and Sourav Kumar were intercepted when they were travelling in a […]

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Militant apprehend in Kishtwar

Jammu: Security forces have arrested a former militant in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district, officials said on Saturday. On specific information received through reliable sources, a special team of security forces raided the suspected locations on Friday and arrested the former militant, they said. The arrested person has been identified as Abdul Gani. He was […]

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COVID-19: 50-bed ‘portable’ hospital set up in Baramulla

Srinagar: A 50-bed “portable” hospital, with ICU and oxygen facilities, has been set up in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district in view of a probable third Covid wave and it was inaugurated by Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Saturday. The minister did a thorough inspection of the functioning of the “inflatable” medical enclosures, Picturetime, […]

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460 youth from JK, Ladakh join elite JAKLI regiment

Jammu: A total of 460 well-trained recruits on Saturday joined the army here as young soldiers after a successful attestation parade at Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI) centre, a defence spokesperson said. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony was conducted without the parents of the recruits following all the norms and […]

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Ladakh standoff: Jaishankar calls for early resolution of remaining issues

Ladakh standoff: Jaishankar calls for early resolution of remaining issues

New Delhi/Beijing: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has told his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi that the two sides should work for an early resolution of the remaining issues along the LAC in eastern Ladakh to restore peace and tranquillity in the border areas as this has been an essential basis for progress in Sino-India ties. […]

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Developments in Afghanistan will have greatest impact on India: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the recent developments in Afghanistan will have the greatest impact on neighbouring countries like India and continuing instability in that country will encourage terrorist and extremist ideologies all over the world. In a virtual address at an SCO meeting on Afghanistan, Modi said there was a […]

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