Day: December 29, 2021

WHO’s Tedros concerned about ‘tsunami of cases’ from COVID-19 variants

GENEVA, Dec 29 – The simultaneous circulation of the Delta and Omicron variants of the coronavirus is creating a “tsunami of cases”, World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news briefing on Wednesday. “Delta and Omicrom are now twin threats driving up cases to record […]

Special Report: Pilots detail chaotic collapse of the Afghan Air Force

WASHINGTON, Dec 29 – Hours before Kabul fell to the Taliban on Aug. 15, the Afghan Air Force was melting down. Instead of unleashing air attacks against advancing insurgents, some airmen were fighting each other. At the Kabul airport, some Afghan Air Force personnel guarding the airfield tried […]

Delhi records 923 Covid cases, highest since May 30

New Delhi, Dec 29: Delhi on Wednesday logged 923 fresh coronavirus cases, the highest since May 30 and almost double the number of infections recorded the previous day, according to health department data. The positivity rate climbed to 1.29 per cent from 0.89 per cent on Tuesday. No […]

Policeman injured in encounter in Anantnag

Srinagar, Dec 29: A policeman was injured as an encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, police said. A police official said the encounter happened when security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Nowgam Shahabad of […]

Tutu’s advocacy for LGBTQ rights did not sway most of Africa

Desmond Tutu is being remembered for his passionate advocacy on behalf of LGBTQ people as well as his fight for racial justice. But the South African archbishop’s campaign against homophobia had limited impact in the rest of Africa, where same-sex marriage remains illegal and most countries criminalize gay […]

Lt Governor chairs meeting of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board

Discusses various issues related to new Yarti Niwas Bhawans at Jammu, Ramban & Srinagar The eminent members of SASB presented valuable suggestions for optimum utilization of Yatri Niwas Bhawans & facilities for pilgrims JAMMU, DECEMBER 29: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today chaired a meeting of Shri Amarnathji Shrine […]

Committed to pursue PM’s vision of zero budget natural farming: Director Agriculture

Files online, organic certification with APEDA for accreditation SRINAGAR, DECEMBER 29: The Department is committed to pursuing the Prime Minister’s vision of promoting zero budget natural farming, to make the Agriculture sector economically vibrant and environmentally sustainable. This was said by Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal while […]

PM to release 10th instalment of PM-KISAN on 1st January

More than Rs 20,000 crore to more than 10 crore beneficiary farmer families to be transferred Samman Rashi of over Rs 1.6 lakh crore has been transferred to farmer families so far In line with PM’s continued commitment and resolve to empower grassroot level farmers PM to also […]

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh releases science magazine in Hindi, Urdu and English

Urdu science monthly named Tajassus, while Hindi and English version on theme “Dream 2047” Dogri, Kashmiri and other vernacular editions of the monthly science magazine will be released very soon: Dr Jitendra Singh The Minister says, promoting Science communication and education in Indian languages is one of the […]


DELHI, DECEMBER 29: 143.15 cr vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive India’s Active caseload currently stands at 77,002 Active cases account for less than 1% of total cases, currently at 0.22%; Lowest since March 2020 Recovery Rate currently at 98.40%; Highest since March […]

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