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Govt ready to amend new agri laws: Union Minister

Govt ready to amend new agri laws: Union Minister

Says opposition playing politics at the cost of agri-economy

New Delhi: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Saturday said the government is ready to amend three new farm laws to respect the sentiments of protesting farmers, even as he attacked opposition parties for doing politics on this issue at the cost of agriculture economy and by hurting farmers’ interest. Addressing the 5th national convention […]

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Spike in COVID-19: Centre asks states to accelerate vaccination

New Delhi: The Centre has asked states and union territories witnessing surge in new COVID-19 cases and high active caseload to continue with the strategy of “test, track and treat” that had yielded rich dividends at the height of the pandemic and accelerate vaccination for priority population groups in districts reporting higher infections on mission […]

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One coronavirus death, 79 new cases reported in JK

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday recorded 79 new positive COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 1,26,932, even as one fresh death due to the virus was reported in the past 24 hours, officials said. The death toll in the Union territory due to the pandemic is 1,961 after one fresh death was reported from […]

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Two UP residents arrested in Kulgam

Srinagar: Security forces have arrested two residents of Uttar Pradesh from Kulgam district of south Kashmir following recovery of a pistol from their possession, officials said on Saturday. The accused have been identified as Mohammad Danish Sedaqi and Mohammad Nawshad Nayi, both residents of Rajatpur in Uttar Pradesh. The police, Army and CRPF apprehended the […]

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Three booked for duping man of Rs 1.92 Cr

Jammu: Three persons, including a woman, were on Saturday booked by the Crime Branch of the Jammu and Kashmir Police for allegedly duping a man of Rs 1.92 crore on the pretext of selling him a house in a posh area here, officials said. The crime branch registered a criminal case against Rakesh Kumar Gupta, […]

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Vaccine patents should be waived to boost supply: WHO

Geneva: The head of the World Health Organization called Friday for patent rights to be waived until the end of the coronavirus pandemic so that vaccine supplies can be dramatically increased, saying these unprecedented times warrant the move. At a press briefing, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said countries with their own vaccine capacity should […]

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ED summons to Mehbooba part of Centre’s ‘vindictive’ politics: PDP

Srinagar: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday said the Enforcement Directorate summons to its president and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti was part of the Centre’s “vindictive” politics, and asserted that such tactics would not dampen the will of people of Jammu and Kashmir to struggle for restoration of their constitutional rights. The party […]

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ED summon reflects political vendetta: Tarigami

Srinagar: Communist Party of India (M) of senior leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami on Saturday alleged that summoning of former Chief Minister and president of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti by Enforcement Directorate (ED) was nothing but a political vendetta. Summoning of Mehbooba by ED is another glaring example how the BJP government at the […]

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Imran wins trust vote, opposition says step down

Imran wins trust vote, opposition says step down

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday comfortably won a trust vote in the National Assembly, boycotted by the Opposition, days after the ruling party’s high-profile candidate suffered an embarrassing defeat in the hotly-contested Senate elections. Khan secured 178 votes in the 342-member lower house of Parliament during a special session called after he […]

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Imran bats for electoral reforms, fair elections

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Saturday that his government will introduce electoral reforms and electronic voting machines to ensure fair and transparent elections in the country. Delivering a speech after winning a trust vote in the National Assembly, the cricketer-turned-politician said his government plans to introduce electronic voting, enabling millions of Pakistanis […]

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