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Covid surge: Mutants, sluggish vaccine drive, carelessness responsible for spike, say Scientists

Covid surge: Mutants, sluggish vaccine drive, carelessness responsible for spike, say Scientists

Shakoor Rather New Delhi: Why are India’s COVID-19 cases flaring up so sharply? There are no clear answers but top scientists say the complex interplay of mutant strains, a hugely susceptible population made more vulnerable by elections and other public events and the lowering of guard are primarily to blame. India’s COVID tally climbed to […]

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1,005 fresh COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths reported in JK

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday saw its highest single-day spike this year as 1,005 new COVID-19 positive cases were recorded, taking the tally to 1,37,475, even as six fresh deaths due to the virus in the past 24 hours took the toll to 2,029, officials said. Out of the fresh cases, 299 were from […]

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No backchannel talks going on with India: Pak

Says need for enabling environment for meaningful dialogue

Islamabad: Pakistan stopped short of categorically denying its involvement in some kind of backchannel talks with India though Islamabad has been insisting publicly that New Delhi should create an “enabling environment” for “meaningful dialogue”. Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry at the weekly press briefing was asked by several journalists about reported backchannel talks with […]

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Militant killed, two Army men injured in Shopian gunfight

Another encounter underway in Bijbehara

Anantnag: An unidentified militant has been killed while two Army men were injured in an ongoing gunfight that raged between forces and militants in south Kashmir’s Shopian district. Presently, two anti-militancy operations are underway at Chitragam area of Shopian and Simthan village of Bijbehara area in Anantnag district of south Kashmir, officials said Saturday. They […]

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Eastern Ladakh Row: India, China agree to resolve outstanding issues expeditiously

New Delhi: India and China held detailed deliberations on disengagement in remaining areas of eastern Ladakh and agreed to jointly maintain stability on the ground, avoid any new incidents and resolve the outstanding issues in an “expeditious manner”. A day after the 11th round of military talks that lasted for 13 hours, the Indian Army […]

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Tourism ministry plans mega event in JK on April 11-13

New Delhi: The Ministry of Tourism will organise a mega event to showcase the myriad tourism products of Jammu and Kashmir from April 11 to 13, an official statement said on Saturday. The event titled ‘Tapping the Potential of Kashmir: Another Day in Paradise’ will be held in Srinagar. Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj […]

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Plea seeks repeal of provisions criminalizing begging

SC asks Centre, four states to respond

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has asked the Centre and four states, including Maharashtra and Gujarat, to file their response within three weeks on a plea seeking a direction to repeal the provisions criminalising begging. A bench of justices Ashok Bhushan and R Subhash Reddy noted in its order that though a notice was issued […]

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Rijiju, Lt Guv inaugurate Khelo India State Centre for rowing

Srinagar: Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday inaugurated the Khelo India State Centre of Excellence (KISCE) for rowing at the Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council Water Sports Academy here. At present, the KISCE will focus on rowing and will be provided a first-time grant of Rs 145.16 lakh and […]

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‘Domestic violence’: Woman dies of ‘suicide’, family ‘torches’ her in-laws house

Anantnag: The family of a woman, who allegedly hanged herself to death Saturday morning in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, allegedly set the house of her in-laws’ ablaze. An official said that the woman allegedly ended her life by hanging herself at her home in the Mominabad area of the district on Saturday morning. The official […]

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IAS, KAS officer transferred

Shahid Choudhary appointed Administrative Secy TA Department

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday ordered transfers and postings of two officers in the Union Territory and appointed Dr. Shahid Choudhary as new Administrative Secretary, Tribal Affairs Department. An order issued under number 325–JK(GAD) of 2021, dated 10-04-2021 read that Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, IAS (JK:2009), Chief Executive Officer, Mission Youth, holding additional […]

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