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Biden signs stopgap funding bill to keep government running

Biden signs stopgap funding bill to keep government running

Washington, Dec 4 (AP) President Joe Biden on Friday signed into law the stopgap spending bill that will keep the federal government running through Feb. 18, after congressional leaders defused a partisan standoff over federal vaccine mandates. The White House released a statement noting the bill signing and thanking congressional leaders for their work. Earlier […]

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JK reports 181 fresh covid-19 cases, two fatalities

JK reports 181 fresh covid-19 cases, two fatalities

Srinagar, Dec 3: 181 fresh covid-19 cases, 33 of them travelers, were reported along with two deaths due to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir during the past 24 hours, officials said Friday. 56 of the fresh cases were reported from Jammu Division and 125 from Kashmir, taking the overall tally to 331257. There were […]

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Three PWD officials from JK arrested for bribery

Three PWD officials from JK arrested for bribery

New Delhi, Dec 3 (PTI) The CBI has arrested three officials of Jammu and Kashmir’s Public Works Department for allegedly receiving a bribe of Rs 1.5 lakh from a building contractor at Reasi in Udhampur, officials said on Friday. The agency took superintending engineer Hilal Ahmad Sheikh, technical officer PK Koul and junior engineer Sanjay […]

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Govt actively working to empower persons with disabilities: PM

Govt actively working to empower persons with disabilities: PM

New Delhi, Dec 3 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday appreciated the stellar achievements and contributions of persons with disabilities to India’s progress. On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Modi said their life journey, courage and determination are very motivating. He tweeted, “The Government of India is actively working to further strengthen […]

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Bills for 5 year tenures for CBI, ED chiefs in Lok Sabha

Bills for 5 year tenures for CBI, ED chiefs in Lok Sabha

New Delhi, Dec 3 (PTI) Two bills were introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday to extend the tenures of Directors of the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate up to a maximum of five years from the present two years amid strong protests from opposition members. The Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Bill […]

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Consider booster dose for those above 40: INSACOG

Consider booster dose for those above 40: INSACOG

New Delhi, Dec 3 (PTI) Top Indian genome scientists have recommended a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccines for those above 40 years with preference to high-risk and high-exposure population. The recommendation was made in the weekly bulletin of the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Sequencing Consortium (INSACOG), a network of national testing labs set up by the […]

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Active COVID-19 cases in country increase to 99,976

Active COVID-19 cases in country increase to 99,976

New Delhi, Dec 3 (PTI) With 9,216 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, the country’s total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,46,15,757, while the active cases increased to 99,976, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. The death toll climbed to 4,70,115 with 391 fresh fatalities, including 320 from […]

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Cold wave grips Kashmir valley

Cold wave grips Kashmir valley

Srinagar, Dec 3 (PTI) Kashmir reeled under intense cold wave as the minimum temperature settled below the freezing point across the valley, officials said on Friday. Srinagar recorded a low of minus 2.4 degrees Celsius on Thursday night, down from minus 1.8 degrees Celsius the previous night, the officials said. The city had recorded its […]

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Illegal adoption Row: Police to invoke stringent laws against NGO involved

Illegal adoption Row: Police to invoke stringent laws against NGO involved

Jammu, Dec 3 (PTI) The case against an NGO in south Kashmir’s Pulwama alleged to be involved in illegal adoption and “sale” of children orphaned during COVID-19 is under review and stringent sections of the law will be imposed against the accused, police said. They said two people were arrested and the office of the […]

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WHO deploys team in South Africa to tackle Omicron variant

WHO deploys team in South Africa to tackle Omicron variant

Johannesburg, Dec 3 (PTI) The World Health Organization (WHO) has deployed a team of officials to South Africa’s Gauteng province, the epicentre of the new Omicron coronavirus variant, for ramping up surveillance measures and contact tracing efforts as the country grapples with rising infections, an official said. Some 11,500 new infections were registered in the […]