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Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations remain a low-key affair in Kashmir

Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations remain a low-key affair in Kashmir

Srinagar: Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations in Kashmir were a low-key affair on Thursday as the faithful marked the culmination of the fasting month of Ramzan by offering the thanksgiving prayers in small congregations at local mosques by observing social distancing in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. No Eid prayers were offered for the fourth consecutive time at the […]

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Modi to release 8th installment of PM-KISAN benefits on Friday

Modi to release 8th installment of PM-KISAN benefits on Friday

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release the eighth installment of the financial benefits under the “Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi” (PM-KISAN) scheme on Friday via video-conferencing. Over Rs 19,000 crore to more than 9.5 crore beneficiary farmer families will be transferred, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said, adding that Modi will also interact […]

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Record 4,205 fatalities in single day in India, 3.48 lakh new cases

Record 4,205 fatalities in single day in India, 3.48 lakh new cases

New Delhi:  India saw a record 4,205 COVID-19 fatalities in a day taking the death toll to 2,54,197, while 3,48,421 new coronavirus infections were reported, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday. The total tally of COVID-19 cases in country now stands at 2,33,40,938. The active cases have reduced to 37,04,099 comprising […]

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Could have saved many lives with door-to-door vaccination: Bombay HC

Could have saved many lives with door-to-door vaccination: Bombay HC

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday said if the Union government had started door-to-door vaccination programme for senior citizens a few months back, then lives of many of them, including prominent persons, could have been saved. A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice G S Kulkarni asked the Union government why […]

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HC pulls up Delhi govt for saying operationalising Indira Gandhi Hospital not pressing issue

HC pulls up Delhi govt for saying operationalising Indira Gandhi Hospital not pressing issue

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday pulled up the Delhi government for not yet fully operationalising its 1,241 bedded Indira Gandhi Hospital, which presently has only 80 beds available that too for non-serious COVID patients, saying the state should learn from the “bitter experience” of the people during the present onslaught of the […]

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Quad ‘exclusive clique’ against Beijing, says China; defends warning to B’desh against joining it

Quad ‘exclusive clique’ against Beijing, says China; defends warning to B’desh against joining it

Beijing, May 12 (PTI) China on Wednesday accused the Quad of being an “exclusive clique” against Beijing as it defended its Bangladesh Ambassador’s warning to Dhaka against joining the US-led alliance, saying the envoy has made the country’s position “clear” on the issue. China’s Ambassador in Dhaka Li Jiming China on Monday warned Bangladesh against […]

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B J Watling to retire after WTC final against India

B J Watling to retire after WTC final against India

Wellington: New Zealand wicket-keeper batsman B J Watling on Wednesday announced that he will end his over-decade-long career in all forms of cricket after the World Test Championship final against India next month. New Zealand will also play two Tests against hosts England before the WTC final against India in Southampton from June 18. The […]

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Kusal Perera appointed SL ODI skipper

Kusal Perera appointed SL ODI skipper

Colombo: Wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Perera was on Wednesday named Sri Lanka’s ODI captain with Kusal Mendis as his deputy for the away series against Bangladesh this month. Perera, who has represented Sri Lanka in 101 ODIs, 22 Tests and 47 T20Is, takes over the reins from Dimuth Karunaratne. Karunaratne, along with senior all-rounder Angelo Mathews, top-order […]

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Ladakh reports 135 fresh COVID-19 cases; 130 patients recover

Ladakh reports 135 fresh COVID-19 cases; 130 patients recover

Leh:  The union territory of Ladakh reported 135 fresh COVID-19 cases, raising the tally to 15,564, while 130 more people recovered and were discharged from hospitals, officials said on Wednesday. The total number of active cases in the Union Territory has now risen to 1,452, including 1,212 in Leh district and 240 in Kargil district, […]

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Second Covid wave seems to have flattened but won’t end before July: virologist Shahid Jameel

Second Covid wave seems to have flattened but won’t end before July: virologist Shahid Jameel

New Delhi: India’s second COVID-19 wave seems to have flattened but the climb down will be a more prolonged, long drawn-out process than the first and will possibly run till July, says eminent virologist Shahid Jameel. Though the new variants of the virus may partly be responsible for the explosion in the number of cases, […]

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