Day: April 2, 2021

Dr. Ravi Shankar Sharma assumes charge as Director School Education Jammu

JAMMU, APRIL 01: Dr. Ravi Shankar Sharma, today assumed the charge of Director School Education Jammu, here at the Directorate office Jammu. He was working as Additional Secretary to the Government, Housing and Urban Development Department. He has earlier also remained Director, Technical Education J&K and Director, Industries […]

J&K to focus on fast-track vaccination of eligible persons in 4 districts-Jammu, Srinagar, Budgam, Baramulla

JAMMU, APRIL 02: In the backdrop of recent surge in the COVID-19 cases across the country, the Cabinet Secretary, Rajiv Gauba, in a high-level meeting with the Chief Secretaries directed all the States and Union Territories to strictly implement test, trace, treat strategy, COVID appropriate behaviour and vaccination […]

Myanmar cuts wireless internet service amid coup protests

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s wireless broadband internet services were shut down on Friday by order of the military, local providers said, as protesters continued to defy the threat of lethal violence to oppose the junta’s takeover. A directive from the Ministry of Transport and Communications on Thursday instructed […]

India rolls back decision to cut interest rates on small savings

India has reversed its decision to lower interest rates by up to 1.1% on its state-backed small savings programme, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday, adding that orders to cut rates to a near five-decade low were issued because of an oversight. Small savings are the lifeblood […]

Cricket-India’s Tendulkar hospitalised a week after contracting COVID-19

India batting great Sachin Tendulkar said on Friday he has been admitted to hospital as a precautionary measure after contracting the novel coronavirus last week. Tendulkar, who will turn 48 later this month, was previously quarantining at home after testing positive following mild symptoms. read more “As a matter […]

Iran, world powers to hold nuclear talks in Vienna on Tuesday

Representatives of Iran and world powers will meetnext Tuesday in Vienna to discuss the troubled 2015 nuclear deal, Iranian and European officials said after holding virtual talks on Friday aimed at reviving the accord. Iran, China, Russia, France, Germany and Britain – all parties to the 2015 deal […]

Train crash kills 48 in Taiwan’s deadliest rail tragedy for decades

A Taiwan express train with almost 500 aboard derailed in a tunnel on Friday, killing at least 48 passengers and injuring 66 in the island’s worst rail disaster in almost four decades. Images from the scene showed carriages in the tunnel ripped apart by the impact, with others […]

India records Highest Single Day Vaccine Coverage with more than 36.7 lakh Doses administered in the last 24 hours

Over 6.87 cr vaccine doses administered across the country Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh report a steep rise in Daily New Cases DELHI, APRIL 2: India has achieved a milestone in its vaccination drive with the highest ever single day figure of […]

Highways construction touches record 37 km per day: Gadkari

New Delhi, Apr 2: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that the pace of highways construction in the country has touched a record 37 km per day in financial year 2020-21. He said the achievement was remarkable as it was achieved despite constraints posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]

DMK and Congress leaders keep insulting women, says Modi in TN rally

Madurai (TN), Apr 2:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched yet another blistering attack on the DMK and Congress, charging that their leaders “keep insulting women”, while pointing out that the NDA schemes are aimed at empowering women. Addressing an election rally here seeking votes for NDA […]

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