Lt Governor launches National Generic Document Registration System (NGDRS) in J&K

open view news desk SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 18: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha launched the National Generic Document Registration System (NGDRS) at a ceremony organized at Deputy Commissioner Srinagar’s office, today. NGDRS represents a major shift from the existing manual registration system to online registration of all transactions in sale-purchase/transfer […]

Naib Tehsildars to issue Domicile Certificates to PRC holders

open view news desk SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 18: The government is authorizing Naib Tehsildars to issue Domicile Certificates to PRC holders and their family members. The decision was announced by Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha at a meeting while reviewing the working of Revenue department and the Auqaf. Advisors to […]

Pope seeks to ‘liberate’ Virgin Mary from the Mafia

ROME — Pope Francis is giving his blessing to a new Vatican think tank that is seeking to prevent the Mafia and organized crime groups from exploiting the image of the Virgin Mary for their own illicit ends. The Vatican’s Pontifical Marian Academy launched the think tank Friday […]

Van Morrison targets virus restrictions in 3 new songs

LONDON — Van Morrison has never been one to hold back over the years. Why start now? The 75-year-old singer-songwriter is certainly not holding back on what he thinks of the lockdown restrictions put in place by governments around the world in response to the coronavirus. Morrison, whose […]

Taiwan scrambles jets as 18 Chinese planes buzz island

TAIPEI/BEIJING – Taiwan scrambled fighter jets on Friday as 18 Chinese aircraft buzzed the island, including crossing the sensitive mid-line of the Taiwan Strait, in an escalation of tensions as a senior U.S. official held talks in Taipei. China had earlier announced the start of combat drills near […]

Attacks surge in northwest Pakistan as Afghan peace effort brings shifting sands

ISLAMABAD – Militants have stepped up attacks on security forces in northwest Pakistan raising fears of a revival of their insurgency and a return of lawlessness as brighter prospects for peace in Afghanistan herald shifting Islamist alliances. The ethnic Pashtun border region was for years a haven for […]

China suffered ‘far fewer’ casualties than India in June clash – Global Times editor

China suffered “far fewer” than the 20 deaths incurred by India’s military in a clash on their border in the Himalayas in June, the Global Times editor-in-chief said in a tweet, contradicting a claim made by India’s defence minister. “No Chinese soldiers was captured by Indian troops, but […]

Google removes Paytm mobile app from store over policy violations

NEW DELHI – Google on Friday removed the payments app Paytm from its Android store, citing violations of its gambling policy by the Indian fintech unicorn, which is backed by SoftBank, Alibaba and Berkshire Hathaway among others. “We don’t allow online casinos or support any unregulated gambling apps […]

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