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Rajnesh Oswal takes oath as J-K High Court judge

Rajnesh Oswal takes oath as J-K High Court judge

Jammu: Rajnesh Oswal took oath as a judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Thursday, the first one to do so under the Indian Constitution. High Court Chief Justice Gita Mittal administered the oath to Oswal in the central hall of the court complex in Jammu. All previous judges of the high court […]

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Man feigns death to reach home in Poonch

Man feigns death to reach home in Poonch

Jammu:  In what sounds like a script from a Bollywood movie, a 60-year-old man feigned his own death so that he and his friends could reach their homes in Poonch district in an ambulance from here, but ran out of luck when a police party recorded their temperature and found him to be alive. This […]

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Security personnel guarding Srinagar mayor put in isolation

Security personnel guarding Srinagar mayor put in isolation

Srinagar: Security personnel guarding Srinagar Mayor Junaid Mattu were put in isolation after a family member of an employee in his office tested positive for the novel coronavirus, officials said on Wednesday. The employee, whose brother tested COVID-19 positive, works as a generator operator at the Srinagar Municipal Complex. Mattu said the precautionary step was […]

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Man shoots himself to death using son's gun

Man shoots himself to death using son's gun

Bhadarwah/Jammu: A 55-year-old man committed suicide by allegedly shooting himself using a gun belonging to his son, who is a Village Defence Committee (VDC) member, in a village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district on Wednesday, police said. Devinder Kumar (55), a resident of Himote village under Bhalra police post in Bhadarwah belt, committed suicide […]

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COVID-19: Kashmir residents make own masks to battle shortage of protective gear

COVID-19: Kashmir residents make own masks to battle shortage of protective gear

By Sheikh Suhail Srinagar:  A PhD student, a fashion designer and a 10-year-old girl have come forward to produce enough masks for the residents of Kashmir Valley after they found that there was inadequate number of protective gears to tackle the deadly coronavirus. Meet Bilal Ahmad Malla, who was selected for a PhD programme in […]

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As coronavirus cases surge, India looks at resources from S Korea, China, Germany

As coronavirus cases surge, India looks at resources from S Korea, China, Germany

New Delhi: With a spurt in coronavirus cases in the last few days, India is closely looking at South Korea, Germany and China to procure cutting-edge technology and adopt best practices followed by these nations which have managed to flatten the curve of new infection. Indian missions in these three countries have been tasked to […]

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386 new COVID-19 positive cases in last 24 hrs; spike not national trend: Health Ministry

386 new COVID-19 positive cases in last 24 hrs; spike not national trend: Health Ministry

New Delhi:  With as many as 386 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry on Wednesday said the spike was “not a national trend” and was primarily due to travel by those who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation. Addressing the daily press briefing, Joint Secretary in Health Ministry […]

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Wimbledon set to be cancelled for first time since World War II

Wimbledon set to be cancelled for first time since World War II

London: Wimbledon looks certain to be scrapped for the first time since World War II by tournament chiefs on Wednesday as the coronavirus wreaks further havoc on the global sporting calendar. The cancellation of the only grasscourt Grand Slam tournament at the All England Club would leave the tennis season in disarray after the French […]

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Hydroxychloroquine for health workers and contacts of COVID-19 cases; not for everyone: ICMR

Hydroxychloroquine for health workers and contacts of COVID-19 cases; not for everyone: ICMR

New Delhi: The drug Hydroxychloroquine is only being given to doctors and contacts of lab confirmed COVID-19 cases, senior scientist at ICMR Raman R Gangakhedkar said on Tuesday stressing that it is not to be taken by everyone. Hydroxychloroquine has been described as an essential drug by Health Ministry to meet the requirements of any […]

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WTO, UNFAO, WHO call for keeping food trade flowing amid COVID-19 restrictions

WTO, UNFAO, WHO call for keeping food trade flowing amid COVID-19 restrictions

New Delhi:  Heads of WTO, UNFAO and WHO have asked all countries to ensure that trade-related measures taken to combat coronavirus don’t disrupt food supply chain as millions of people globally are dependent on international trade for food security and livelihoods. In a joint statement issued on Tuesday, Director-General (DG) of World Trade Organization (WTO) […]

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