Serum institute’s Recombinant COVID-19 vaccine to start in 17 places in coming weeks: ICMR

Serum institute’s Recombinant COVID-19 vaccine to start in 17 places in coming weeks: ICMR

New Delhi, Aug 4: Three vaccines to deal with the Coronavirus (Covid-19) infection are undergoing clinical trials in the country and work is progressing rapidly in this direction. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Director General Balaram Bhargava told a press conference on Tuesday that there was no specific drug to deal with the Coronavirus […]

COVID-19: Global death toll surpasses 700,000

COVID-19: Global death toll surpasses 700,000

Washington, Aug 5: The worldwide number of COVID-19 fatalities has surpassed 700,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University, which compiles data from federal and local authorities, media and other sources. According to the university, the exact death toll currently stands at 700,647, with the global case count totaling 18,480,000, and the number of recoveries recorded […]

First anniversary of abrogation of Article 370:Kashmir remains under curfew

First anniversary of abrogation of Article 370:Kashmir remains under curfew

Srinagar, Aug 4: Strict curfew restrictions were imposed in Kashmir on Tuesday to maintain law and order following intelligence inputs suggesting that separatists are planning to observe August 5,2020 as black day, officials said. District Magistrates (DMs) of almost all districts in the Kashmir ordered imposition of restrictions for two days from today to prevent […]

42% decline in locals joining militant outfits: MHA

42% decline in locals joining militant outfits: MHA

New Delhi, Aug 3: The recruitment  of local youths in Jammu and Kashmir by militant outfits has come down by nearly 42 percent since August 5, 2019 when the special provisions under Article 370 was abrogated and the erstwhile State was bifurcated into two Union Territories (UTs), the Home Ministry officials said here on Monday. […]

TA soldier abducted by militants untraceable

TA soldier abducted by militants untraceable

Srinagar, Aug 4:  Security agencies remained clueless so far about the whereabouts of Rifleman of Territorial Army (TA) who was abducted by suspected militants in Shopian on Sunday evening when he was driving his vehicle, which was later recovered in damaged condition (burnt) in Kulgam. So far there was also no response to appeal by […]

Srinagar youth dies due to electrocution

Srinagar youth dies due to electrocution

Srinagar, Aug 3: A youth died due to electrocution on Monday in Srinagar outskirts, official sources said. They said a 30-year-old Altaf Ahmad Mir came in contact with a live wire at fishermen colony, Hazratbal, in the city outskirts. However, he was immediately rushed to a hospital, where he was declared brought dead. Police have […]

CISF to take over Leh airport security from Aug 4

CISF to take over Leh airport security from Aug 4

New Delhi, Aug 3: The Airport Guarding Force, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) would be taking over the responsibility of providing security at the Leh airport from August 4, an official said here on Sunday. This is the country’s highest-altitude commercial airport in the newly-created Union Territory of Ladakh and the security cover has […]

WHO warns of long drawn out virus pandemic as cases in Asia spike

WHO warns of long drawn out virus pandemic as cases in Asia spike

United Nations, Aug 2:  The World Health Organisation (WHO) warned on Sunday that the fight against the coronavirus pandemic would be lengthy one and could lead to “response fatigue”, as countries with high population especially in Asia report record rise in new cases in recent days. The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus epidemic a […]