Day: November 28, 2020

Lt Governor releases Panchayat Newsletter “Parivartan”- a first ever publication in five official languages of J&K

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 28: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Friday released Panchayat Newsletter “Parivartan”- a first ever publication in five official languages of J&K here at Raj Bhavan. The Lt Governor appreciated the initiative of the Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj for coming out with a publication […]

Around 52% voter turnout recorded in first phase of DDC polls in J&K

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 28: State Election Commissioner K.K Sharma, while addressing a press conference, informed that the first phase of District Development Council elections has been conducted successfully in UT of J&K that recorded 51.76% polling. Polling has been by-and-large peaceful in 43 constituencies of DDC that went to […]

Iran’s supreme leader vows revenge over slain scientist

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s supreme leader on Saturday called for the “definitive punishment” of those behind the killing of a scientist linked to Tehran’s disbanded military nuclear program, a slaying the Islamic Republic has blamed on Israel. Israel, long suspected of killing Iranian scientists a decade ago amid […]

AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts military role in vaccines

WASHINGTON — From the get-go, President Donald Trump has miscast or exaggerated the military’s role in his administration’s crash program to accelerate the development, production and eventual distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. The military theme originated in the May 15 announcement of the creation of Operation Warp Speed. Speaking […]

Iran’s leader promises retaliation for nuclear scientist’s killing

DUBAI – Iran’s supreme leader promised on Saturday to retaliate for the killing of the Islamic Republic’s top nuclear scientist, raising the threat of a new confrontation with the West and Israel in the remaining weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei pledged to continue the work […]

Thousands of protesting farmers and police face-off at New Delhi border

NEW DELHI – India deployed hundreds of police and paramilitary forces at a New Delhi border on Saturday as thousands of farmers from neighbouring states blocked major roads into the capital, in protest against recent agricultural deregulation. A day after clashes ended with an agreement that the farmers […]

CSIR-CCMB’s Dry Swab direct RT-PCR method for Coronavirus detection receives ICMR approval

It can scale up testing by two to three-fold immediately with no additional resources DELHI, NOVEMBER 28: The simple and fast method of Dry Swab-Direct RT-PCR, developed by CSIRs constituent lab Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) Hyderabad for scaling up of SARS-CoV-2 detection has now been […]

J-K Administrative Council approves policy to improve telecom, internet connectivity in UT

Jammu, Nov 28: The Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Council headed by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday approved the J&K Communication and Connectivity Infrastructure Policy (JKCCIP) to improve telecom and internet connectivity to fulfil objectives under the National Broadband Mission, an official spokesperson said here. The approval was granted […]

Chirag downplays BJP fielding Sushil Modi for seat won by Ram Vilas Paswan

Patna, Nov 28: Cold-shouldered by the BJP in the by-election to a Rajya Sabha seat in Bihar, LJP president Chirag Paswan said on Saturday that it belonged to the saffron party and it was free to take a decision about whom to field. The seat had fallen vacant following […]

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