Day: December 24, 2019

Mild-earthquake in Jalpaiguri district

Kolkata, Dec 24: A mild earthquake shook West Bengals Jalpaiguri district on Tuesday evening, an IMD official said. The 3.2 magnitude quake was felt at around 8.07 pm, he said. “The earthquake of 3.2 magnitude was felt in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal. The epicentre was located at latitude […]

Meeting on security and development of JK held in MHA

New Delhi, Dec 24: A high-level review meeting on Jammu and Kashmir was held here on Tuesday to discuss the security situation in the newly carved out union territory besides development matters, officials said. The meeting was chaired by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and attended among others by […]

Hong Kong marks Christmas Eve with mall clashes and tear gas

Hong Kong marked Christmas Eve with tear gas and mall clashes on Tuesday night as battles between democracy activists and riot police swept through a major shopping district. The evening’s unrest was the most sustained in what has otherwise been a few weeks of comparative calm for a […]

Bethlehem welcomes pilgrims for Christmas celebrations

Pilgrims from around the world gathered Tuesday in the biblical city of Bethlehem, revered by Christians as the birthplace of Jesus, to celebrate Christmas in the Holy Land. Thousands of Palestinians and foreigners converged on the “little town” in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, with Christmas Eve festivities taking […]

JKEDI Steering Committee clears 249 cases of aspiring entrepreneurs

open view news desk JAMMU, DECEMBER 24- Commissioner Secretary, Labour & Employment Department, Saurabh Bhagat, today chaired a meeting of Steering Committee of Seed Capital Fund Scheme (SCFS) and Youth Startup Loan Scheme (YSLS) at Bari Brahmna, Jammu campus of JKEDI in which 249 cases of aspiring entrepreneurs […]

Atal Dullo reviews implementation of disease control programmes

open view news desk JAMMU, DECEMBER 24: Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education Department, Atal Dulloo, today reviewed the implementation of National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme (NVHCP) in Jammu and Kashmir and host of other disease control programmes, here at two separate meetings. The review meeting on the […]

FCS&CA Deptt observes National Consumer Day

open view news desk JAMMU, DECEMBER 24- The Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, (FCS&CA) Jammu today observed National Consumer Day– 2019 in its Directorate office. Secretary FCS&CA P.K. Pole, was the chief guest on the occasion which was also attended by Director FCS&CA S. Jatinder […]

India approves funds for population survey amid protests over citizenship law

NEW DELHI – India’s cabinet approved funds on Tuesday for a census and population survey to be conducted next year, amid fears that the database could be used to build a controversial citizens register, against which there have been widespread protests. Hundreds of thousands of Indians have taken […]

India beefs up security amid outrage against new law, anger with police

LUCKNOW, India – Indian authorities stepped up security and shut down the internet in various places on Tuesday while members of the ruling party planned marches backing a new citizenship law even though nationwide protests against it are escalating. An interior ministry official said the government expected all […]

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