Day: February 18, 2022

In hijab row, critics say India’s BJP looking for votes in southern state

UDUPI, India, Feb 18 – A series of religious laws promoted by India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party in the southern state of Karnataka, including a ban on the wearing of hijabs, is raising concerns the divisive measures will stoke sectarian tensions more prevalent in the country’s north. Prime […]

EXPLAINER: Why would world leaders balk at giving Putin DNA?

If knowledge is power, knowing the intimate secrets of one’s DNA could be a powerful weapon. That might explain why the world leaders who hastened to Moscow in recent days for diplomatic talks seemed to balk at Russian-administered coronavirus tests. But this may be a case where imagination […]

VC KVIB reviews Bankers performance under JKREGP, PMEGP in Jammu division

JAMMU, FEBRUARY: Vice Chairperson, J&K Khadi & Village Industries Board (KVIB), Dr Hina Shafi Bhat, today chaired a meeting to review bankers performance under JK Rural Employment Generation Programme (JKREGP) and Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) being implemented by the Board in Jammu division at Udyog Bhawan […]

Govt. Declares paid holiday for voters of Punjab

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 18: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has declared paid holiday for the voters of Punjab, working in the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. An order issued by General Administration Department of J&K in this regard reads, “In terms of Section 135-B of the Representation […]

Land Passbooks to be issued in J&K from Feb 19

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 18: As a major initiative towards good governance and ease of convenience to the citizens, the Revenue Department is starting issuance of trilingual Land Passbooks in Hindi, Urdu and English to the landholders with effect from 19th of February 2022 from the districts of Jammu and […]

Price of Onions is 22.36% lower than that of the last year: Centre

Onion buffer of 2.08 LMT built is being released in a calibrated and targeted manner to States/Cities, aggressive releases of onion from the buffer contributes to stability in prices Retail price of Potato is Rs.20.58/kg, 6.96% lower than last month Tomato price lower than last month DELHI, FEBRUARY […]

Govt. of India, World Bank sign loan agreement of $115 million

DELHI, FEBRUARY 18: The Government of India, the State Governments of Karnataka and Odisha and the World Bank have signed a $115 million (INR 869 crore) Programme (Rejuvenating Watersheds for Agricultural Resilience through Innovative Development Programme) that will help national and state institutions adopt improved watershed management practices […]

PM dedicates to the nation railway lines connecting Thane and Diva

Flags off two suburban trains of the Mumbai Suburban Railway Starts his address with paying tributes to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj whose Janam Jayanti falls tomorrow “These lines will bring ease of life for the residents of the ever-mobile metropolitan city of Mumbai” “The effort is to increase […]

PM meets prominent Sikhs from across the country

Leaders of the Sikh Community thank PM for honouring Chaar Sahibzaade through the ‘Veer Baal Diwas’ declaration ‘Veer Baal Diwas’ will make kids from all corners of the country aware about the contribution and sacrifice of Chaar Sahibzaade: PM PM praises the spirit of service of the Sikh […]

Russia to stage massive nuclear drills amid Ukraine standoff

MOSCOW — The Russian military on Friday announced massive drills of its strategic nuclear forces, a stark reminder of the country’s nuclear might amid Western fears that Moscow might be preparing to invade Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin will personally oversee Saturday’s exercise, which will involve multiple practice launches […]

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