Day: January 17, 2022

Flights sent to assess Tonga damage after volcanic eruption

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand and Australia were able to send military surveillance flights to Tonga on Monday to assess the damage a huge undersea volcanic eruption left in the Pacific island nation. A towering ash cloud since Saturday’s eruption had prevented earlier flights. New Zealand hopes […]

Navin chairs meeting to review implementation of PM Fasal Bima Yojana in J&K

Directs for timely settlement of all crop insurance claims JAMMU, JANUARY 17: Principal Secretary Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department (AP&FWD), Navin Kumar Choudhary today chaired a meeting to review the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBJ) in Jammu and Kashmir. Director Finance AP&FWD; Director Planning AP&FWD, […]

Press Note

SRINAGAR, 17/01/2022: The government is concerned over the emergent situation which has arisen due to the unpleasant turn of events involving two rival warring groups using the banner of the Kashmir Press Club. The factual position is that KPC as a registered body has ceased to exist and […]

PM condoles the passing away of  legendary Kathak dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj

DELHI, JANUARY 17: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed deep grief over the passing away of legendary Kathak dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj. The Prime Minister has also said that his passing is an irreparable loss to the entire art world. In a tweet the Prime Minister […]

General Elections to the Legislative Assembly of State of Punjab on 20th February 2022 (Sunday)

DELHI, JANUARY 17: After consideration of all facts made available, Election Commission has announced 2022 General Elections to the Legislative Assembly of State of Punjab on 8th January 2022 under which notification for the election is to be issued on 21st January 2022 and poll is to take […]

PM condoles the demise of social worker and Padma awardee Shanti Devi ji

DELHI, JANUARY 17: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed sorrow on the demise of noted social worker and Padma Awardee Smt Shanti Devi ji. The Prime Minister tweeted :“Shanti Devi Ji will be remembered as a voice of the poor and underprivileged. She worked selflessly to […]

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh: CSIR’s newly Disinfection technology is being installed to combat pandemic in railway coaches

After the successful trials of UV-C Disinfection Technology in Railways, Parliament House and AC Buses, it is now open for general roll-out for use by common masses UV-C technology developed by the Ministry of Science & Technology through CSIR-CSIO (Central Scientific Instruments Organisation) is totally effective for mitigation […]


DELHI, JANUARY 17: 157.20 cr vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive India’s Active caseload currently stands at 16,56,341 Active cases stand at 4.43% Recovery Rate currently at 94.27% 1,51,740 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases Total Recoveries to 3,52,37,461 2,58,089 new cases […]

Palestinian family protests east Jerusalem home eviction

JERUSALEM — Palestinian residents of a flashpoint east Jerusalem neighborhood held a tense standoff with Israeli authorities on Monday as police came to evict them from a disputed property. Several residents of a home in Sheikh Jarrah climbed onto the roof of the building with gas tanks and […]

China’s Xi rejects ‘Cold War mentality,’ pushes cooperation

GENEVA — Chinese President Xi Jinping called Monday for greater world cooperation against COVID-19 and pledged to send an additional 1 billion doses of vaccine to other countries, while urging other powers to discard a “Cold-War mentality” at a time of rising geopolitical tensions — a not-so-veiled swipe at […]

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