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People building new Jammmu and Kashmir: LG

January 27, 2021, 1:57 AM

Invoking the ancient text "Rajtarangini" by terming Kashmir as a holy and beautiful place on earth, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday said all the people living in village…

Kashmir to intensify surveillance of COVID19 UK variant

January 27, 2021, 1:00 AM

Samples of people arriving from outside India will be tested for COVID19 at SKIMS Soura alone, the Institute now a nodal point for surveillance of genomic UK variants of COVID19 am…

COVID-hit global economy projected to grow at 5.5% in 2021: IMF

January 27, 2021, 1:00 AM

The global economy, ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, is projected to grow at 5.5 per cent in 2021 and 4.2 per cent in 2022, the IMF said on Tuesday, reflecting the expectations of…

9,102 fresh COVID cases, 117 deaths in India

January 27, 2021, 1:00 AM

India reported 9,102 fresh coronavirus cases in a day, the lowest in around eight months, as the infection tally reached 1,06,76,838, according to Union Health Ministry data on Tue…

COVID19|J&K reports 1 death, 74 new cases

January 27, 2021, 1:00 AM

Jammu and Kashmir recorded 74 fresh COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, pushing the tally to 1,24,157, while one more fatality due to the virus raised the death toll to 1,930, officials sai…

Farmers storm Red Fort, widespread violence in Delhi

January 27, 2021, 1:00 AM

Wielding sticks and clubs and holding the tricolour and union flags, tens of thousands of farmers atop tractors broke barriers, clashed with police and entered the city from variou…

Draft reservation notified for DDC chairpersons

January 27, 2021, 1:00 AM

State Election Commissioner, J&K has notified draft reservation of offices for chairpersons of District Development Councils (DDCs) in every district of the UT. “Objections, if…

COVID impact|Socially distanced contingents, less spectators

January 27, 2021, 1:00 AM

Chairs neatly placed apart in a grid in enclosures, no standing spectators allowed, people wearing masks and pocket sanitizers kept handy. The Republic Day celebration at Rajpath t…

Hopeful that statehood will be restored: BJP's Ashok Koul

January 27, 2021, 1:00 AM

Bharatiya Janta Party General Secretary (Organisation), Ashok Koul, on Tuesday said that they were hopeful of restoration of statehood to Jammu and Kashmir. “On the floor of the Ho…

Advisor Baseer Khan unfurls tri-colour in Srinagar

January 27, 2021, 1:00 AM

Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today unfurled the tri-colour and took salute at the march-past during Republic Day celebration at S.K Stadium, Srinagar. Later,…

RD functions end peacefully, mobile internet shut for the day

January 27, 2021, 1:00 AM

The Republic Day functions across Jammu and Kashmir passed off peacefully on Tuesday as the authorities had put in place extraordinary security arrangements. “It was a peaceful day…

Temperatures still in sub-zero zone

January 27, 2021, 1:00 AM

Kashmir continues to be in sub-zero night temperatures with Srinagar recording minus 2.4 degrees Celsius on Monday night. A day earlier, the temperature in Srinagar had plummeted t…

Business

Import of Iranian apple via Afghanistan hits Kashmir fruit industry

January 27, 2021, 2:24 AM

The Kashmir based fruit growers has decried "illegal" import of apples from Iran via Afghanistan thus eating Kashmir apples share in the market and causing losses to the growers as…

J&K Bank celebrates 72nd Republic Day; CMD unfurls tricolour

January 27, 2021, 2:21 AM

Jammu and Kashmir Bank CMD R K Chhibber unfurled the national tricolour in the lawns of J&K Bank Zonal Office, Jammu in presence of a large gathering of bank staff to celebrate…

Petrol crosses Rs 86 mark in Delhi, diesel above Rs 83 in Mumbai

January 27, 2021, 2:19 AM

Petrol price on Tuesday edged past Rs 86 a litre mark in the national capital and diesel soared above Rs 76 after rates witnessed maximum increase in the last one year.   Petr…

HELP foundation organises artisan training programme

January 27, 2021, 2:17 AM

Human Effort for Love & Peace (HELP) Foundation J&K organised a one day training programme for the women handicraft artisans in Budgam under a project titled “Empowerment o…

'Overseas investment by Indian companies dips to $1.45 billion in Dec'

January 27, 2021, 2:14 AM

Overseas investment by domestic firms fell by over 42 per cent to $1.45 billion in December 2020, according to Reserve Bank data. In the year-ago period, companies in India had inv…

Director Handicrafts felicitates National and State awardees

January 27, 2021, 2:11 AM

Director Handicrafts & Handloom Kashmir Mahmood Ahmad Shah today conveyed his felicitations to Ghulam Rasool Khan and Sajad Hussain Dar who were honoured today on the eve of Re…

Cairn threatens to seize Indian assets overseas to collect $1.4 billion arbitration award

January 27, 2021, 2:09 AM

Indian bank accounts, airplanes and other foreign properties can be seized to collect USD 1.4 billion awarded to UK's Cairn Energy against Indian retro tax, according to a letter s…

Grofers looks at achieving Rs 10,000 crore in GMV by March 2021

January 27, 2021, 2:06 AM

Softbank backed Grofers expects to achieve Rs 10,000 crore in gross merchandise value (GMV) by March supported by a traction of around 50 lakh customers during its ongoing sale, a…

Indian economy estimated to contract by 9.6% in 2020, grow at 7.3% in 2021: UN

January 27, 2021, 2:03 AM

India's economy is projected to grow at 7.3 per cent in 2021, even as it is estimated to contract by 9.6 per cent in 2020 as lockdowns and other efforts to control the COVID-19 pan…

India's GDP to contract 8 pc in FY21: FICCI Survey

January 27, 2021, 2:02 AM

India''s gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to contract by 8 per cent in 2020-21, according to the latest round of FICCI''s Economic Outlook Survey. The annual median growth…

Editorial Page

A planned drainage system

January 27, 2021, 1:00 AM

Without planning, and raising systems to address different problems, we can have no modern day city, or a town. The way population is increasing, and the land for housing is squeez…

Twist in the Test: A Story of Perseverance

January 27, 2021, 1:00 AM

The phases of our lives have always been interspersed with trials and tribulations appearing in different wears. We rise, fall, and the middle stage is the 'enigma' which is life.…

Dangers online|Education is good, but overexposure to internet is a worry

January 27, 2021, 1:00 AM

Ever since the pandemic hit the world, no one has been spared of its direct or indirect effects. Schooling and pedagogy is one such area that saw a dynamic change, as a result of t…

A vaccine in digital rupee

January 27, 2021, 1:00 AM

Global monetary system is all set to undergo transformation as the Covid crisis among other things has pushed the central banks across the globe to pursue digitalization of the mon…

jammu

DIPR celebrates R-Day, pays tributes to deceased staffers

January 27, 2021, 1:56 AM

Department of Information and Public Relations, Jammu today celebrated Republic Day in the Office premises. Joint Director Information Jammu, NaitaDogra unfurled the tricolor amid…

NC hosts R-Day celebrations at S-K Bhavan, Rana hoists tricolour

January 27, 2021, 1:52 AM

Provincial President National Conference Devender Singh Rana today stressed the need for preserving and promoting secular ethos, saying unity in diversity is the biggest strength o…

GDC Marh,GHSS Channi celebrate R-Day

January 27, 2021, 1:50 AM

Government Degree College (GDC) Marh celebrated Republic Day with fervor and enthusiasm in the College Premises. Principal of the college, Prof. Aekta Gupta unfurled the tricolor.…

BSF hoists tricolour on Indo-Pak border at Octroi BoP

January 27, 2021, 1:47 AM

Border Security Force (BSF) today hoisted one of the largest tricolour along the International Border at BSF Border Out Post (BoP) Octroi. The flag (30 and 20 feet flag) was hoiste…

R-Day celebrations held across Jammu

January 27, 2021, 1:45 AM

Patriotic fervor and gaiety marked the 72nd Republic Day Celebrations across Jammu division. Hoisting of the tricolour was held amid impressive Parades and mega cultural events at…

Lt Governor hosts R-Day At Home

January 27, 2021, 1:00 AM

Celebrating the 72nd Republic Day, the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha hosted ‘At Home’ at the Lawns of Raj Bhavan, Jammu. The Lt Governor interacted with the invitees and exchang…

Kashmir

I knew PAGD won't work: Hakeem Yaseen

January 27, 2021, 2:57 AM

Peoples Democratic Front (PDF) Chairman Hakeem Yaseen Tuesday said he stayed away from the Peoples’ Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) knowing that it would not work. In an int…

Director Horticulture unfurls tricolour at Rajbagh

January 27, 2021, 2:56 AM

Director Horticulture Kashmir Ajaz Ahmad Bhat Tuesday unfurled the tricolour in the premises of Horticulture Complex Rajbagh Srinagar on the occasion of 72nd Republic Day. The even…

VC KVIB unfurls tricolour at old secretariat premises

January 27, 2021, 2:51 AM

On the Republic Day celebrations a grand function was held in the premises of old secretariat in Srinagar where Vice Chairperson, J&K Khadi and Village Board(KVIB), Hina Shafi…

72nd R-Day functions held across Kashmir

January 27, 2021, 2:47 AM

In connection with the 72nd Republic Day, functions were held across Kashmir division on Tuesday. Various functions are every year held on this day to commemorate the day the const…

'Address frequent traffic jam issue of Pattan'

January 27, 2021, 1:21 AM

The commuters from north Kashmir Tuesday urged the administration to address the issue of frequent traffic jams that often occur at Pattan in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Th…

Police celebrates R-Day across Kashmir

January 27, 2021, 1:19 AM

Police in Srinagar unfurled the triocolour at its offices and subordinate units. SSP Srinagar Haseeb Mughal unfurled the tricolour at District Police Lines Srinagar and District Po…

National

Additional Resident Commissioner unfurls tricolour at JK House

January 27, 2021, 2:49 AM

Additional Resident Commissioner, Jammu and Kashmir, Neeraj Kumar Tuesday unfurled the tricolour on the 72nd Republic Day at J&K House, New Delhi. A contingent of J&K Armed…

Cold wave intensifies in North India

January 27, 2021, 2:40 AM

Biting cold conditions intensified in parts of Rajasthan on Tuesday, with Mount Abu being recorded as the coldest place in the state at minus 4.2 degrees Celsius, officials said. S…

450 infra projects show cost overruns of Rs 4.28 lakh crore

January 27, 2021, 2:37 AM

As many as 450 infrastructure projects, each worth Rs 150 crore or more, have been hit by cost overruns totalling more than Rs 4.28 lakh crore, according to a report.   The Mi…

SC to hear pleas of 'Tandav'

January 27, 2021, 2:35 AM

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Wednesday a batch of pleas seeking quashing of criminal complaints lodged in various states against Ali Abbas Zafar, the Director of web s…

ITBP's R-Day march with Tricolour at 17,000 ft

January 27, 2021, 2:31 AM

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel braved inhospitable conditions in Ladakh on Tuesday when they marched with the national flag on the frozen water body at 17,000 feet…

BhawnaKanth becomes first female fighter pilot to be part of IAF's tableau

January 27, 2021, 1:33 AM

Flight Lieutenant Bhawna Kanth became the first female fighter jet pilot to be part of the Indian Air Force’s tableau during the Republic Day parade on Tuesday. She was part of the…

No entry at Rajpath for children, no celebrations at school as COVID plays dampener

January 27, 2021, 1:24 AM

With coronavirus playing a dampener this year, it wasn’t a usual Republic Day morning for children as they weren’t allowed entry at the celebrations at Rajpath. School children, wh…

Govt plans to incentivise early production from auctioned mines

January 27, 2021, 1:15 AM

The government plans to provide incentive to mineral block allocatees for early commencement of production from the auctioned mines, a move aimed at increasing mineral output of th…

Study sheds light on in-flight transmission risk of coronavirus during long-haul travel

January 27, 2021, 1:00 AM

Despite diagnostic testing of passengers before the departure of international flights, instances of in-flight transmission of the novel coronavirus are likely, says a study that a…

Process for mosque construction begins in Ayodhya

January 27, 2021, 1:00 AM

The process for starting the construction of a mosque in the Dhannipur village in Ayodhya began on Tuesday. The members of the Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation (IICF) that will ove…

AMU buries time capsule to mark 100 years

January 27, 2021, 1:00 AM

The Aligarh Muslim University on Tuesday buried a time capsule containing documents that carry the history of the 100-year journey of the institution. During an online function on…

Social media eating away at society, fake news going unchecked: European Commission

January 27, 2021, 1:00 AM

Advocating for greater regulations to make big technology firms more responsible, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen Tuesday said the social media was eating away a…

Only 5000 beneficiaries vaccinated on R-Day, 20 lakh so far

January 27, 2021, 1:02 AM

Only 5615 healthcare and frontline workers were given the coronavirus vaccine on Republic Day on Tuesday - the 11th day of the drive, taking the tally of those vaccinated to over 2…

OP-Ed

Gauri Healthy Heart Mission |Run up to the camp at Jagti Township, Jammu

January 27, 2021, 1:00 AM

After having done 4 camps in different districts of Jammu and Kashmir our next destination is District Jammu. Our group will go to Jagti township and have an activity for 2 days, s…

Keep your legs strong, and going

January 27, 2021, 1:00 AM

Whether you’re jogging, playing tennis, or carrying groceries, your legs are involved in almost all of your daily activities. Your legs are your largest muscle group. They support…

Profit is different from profiteering

January 27, 2021, 1:00 AM

Activities and importance related to health & education run hand in glove. Health prepares for education, the latter tries to advance it. For care & cure of health use of d…

Sports

2 UAE players suspended by ICC

January 27, 2021, 1:00 AM

United Arab Emirates (UAE) players Mohammad Naveed and Shaiman Anwar Butt were on Tuesday suspended by the ICC after they were found guilty of trying to fix matches during the T20…

TT player Mouma Das, 6 other sportspersons awarded Padma Shri

January 27, 2021, 1:00 AM

Veteran table tennis player Mouma Das and the legendary PT Usha’s coach MadhavanNambiar were among seven sportspersons awarded the prestigious Padma Shri by the Government of India…

DPS Srinagar wins 6 golds in Gulmarg

January 27, 2021, 1:00 AM

DPS Srinagar has bagged six gold medals and a bronze medal in the skiing district championship organized by Winter Games Association of Jammu and Kashmir at Gulmarg. According to a…

State

Ladakh announces awards for 16 persons, organisations for excellence

January 27, 2021, 1:35 AM

The Ladakh administration Tuesday announced awards for 16 distinguished personalities and organisations for their excellence in various fields in the cold desert region, officials…

World

100mn Covid-19 cases worldwide expected this week: WHO chief

January 27, 2021, 2:33 AM

The number of Covid-19 cases worldwide is expected to reach 100 million within this week, said the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu…

World faces existential threats to climate, biodiversity: UN Chief

January 27, 2021, 1:37 AM

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned global leaders Monday that the world was not only facing a COVID19 emergency and the worst economic crisis in nearly a century, but als…

Nepali climbers reach Kathmandu after scaling K2 for 1st time

January 27, 2021, 1:00 AM

A team of 10 Nepali climbers who recently became the first to scale K2, the second highest peak of the world, during the winter season, received a hero's welcome when they arrived…

'Historic' snow blankets parts of US Midwest, disrupts travel

January 27, 2021, 1:00 AM

A major winter storm blanketed parts of the middle of the country with snow that was forecast to continue into late Tuesday in some areas, disrupting traffic and closing some coron…

It will take long time to beat virus, says Biden

January 27, 2021, 1:00 AM

US President Joe Biden on Monday said it will take a long time to beat the coronavirus pandemic and he is working aggressively on this front. “I'm going to shut down the virus, but…

India-China border row | UN chief calls for dialogue

January 27, 2021, 1:00 AM

Amid a recent clash between Indian and Chinese troops along the border in Sikkim, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres hopes that tensions that exist between the two countries cou…

Air pollution linked to increased risk of irreversible vision loss: Study

January 27, 2021, 1:00 AM

Air pollution is associated with an increased risk of progressive and irreversible sight loss, known as age related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a long-term study that…

UNSC unable to effectively address complex issues: India

January 27, 2021, 1:00 AM

India has said that the UN Security Council is finding itself unable to act effectively to address increasingly complex issues of international peace and security as it lacked incl…