Day: December 9, 2020

Dr. Sehrish, DIPR employees condole demise of Jagdish Singh

JAMMU, DECEMBER 09- Director Information and Public Relations, Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar, today condoled sudden demise of Jagdish Singh, an employee of Joint Directorate Information (JDI) Jammu who passed away today morning. In this connection, a condolence meet was chaired by Dr Sehrish in the Media Complex DIPR […]

37 DDC constituencies to go for Polls in 5th Phase tomorrow: SEC Sharma

JAMMU, DECEMBER 09: A total of 37 District Development Council (DDC) constituencies will witness polling in the fifth phase of ongoing polls besides the voting shall be conducted in 58 vacant Sarpanch and 218 vacant Panch seats on December 10, 2020. Addressing a press conference here, State Election […]

UN: Ethiopia’s conflict has ‘appalling impact on civilians’

NAIROBI, Kenya — Ethiopia’s situation is “spiraling out of control with appalling impact on civilians” and urgently needs outside monitoring, the United Nations human rights chief warned Wednesday, but Ethiopia is rejecting calls for independent investigations into the deadly fighting in its Tigray region, saying it “doesn’t need […]

India experts find traces of lead, nickel in patients’ blood

NEW DELHI — Indian health officials have found traces of nickel and lead in a few blood samples taken from hundreds of patients who have been hospitalized by a mysterious illness in a southern state, officials said. The Andhra Pradesh state government said in a statement Tuesday night […]

UK probing if allergic reactions linked to Pfizer vaccine

LONDON — British regulators warned Wednesday that people who have a history of serious allergic reactions shouldn’t receive the new Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine as they investigate two adverse reactions that occurred on the first day of the country’s mass vaccination program. The U.K.’s Medical and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency […]

Pakistani film explores social media’s role in anger over blasphemy

ISLAMABAD – The creator of an animated film on blasphemy in Pakistan is hoping it will prompt discussion on tolerance at a time that rights advocates say hate speech on social media is increasingly triggering violence. The short film “Swipe” is about a boy obsessed with a hypothetical […]

India denies reports it rejected emergency approval for AstraZeneca shot

NEW DELHI – India’s health ministry rejected reports on Wednesday that the country’s drugs regulator had declined emergency authorisation for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine candidate and one developed locally by Bharat Biotech. Broadcasters NDTV and CNBC-TV18 reported that India’s Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) had sought more […]

Jio Subscribers Suffer Due to Poor Network Services in Nigeen, Hazratbal

Srinagar 9 December: The residents of Nigeen and Hazratbal area of Srinagar, have been suffering day in and out for months due to telecommunication company Reliance Jio’s poor network services. A resident of Nigeen told Kashmir News Bureau that the network problem of Reliance Jio has been there […]

ACB Registers Case Against Former Naib Tehsildar Bishnah, Former Patwari, Others for illegal Mutation of Land Records

Jammu 9 December: Anti Corruption Bureau has registered a case against  Tarsem Lal, then Naib Tehsildar Bishnah, Dev Raj then Patwari and others for illegal mutation of land records. In a statement issued to Kashmir News Bureau, officials said that a verification was conducted by ACB on the […]

Government seeks ways to tweak new agriculture laws to mollify farmers: officials

New Delhi – Indian government officials looked for ways to tweak new laws liberalising the agricultural sector on Wednesday, as they put off a second day of talks with farmer organisations that have mobilised mass protests, government officials said. Farmers have been demonstrating since late last month over […]

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