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US Navy Holds Op Inside India's Exclusive Economic Zone "Without Consent"

April 9, 2021
Newsdesk

In a statement being looked at closely by the Indian government, the US Navy's 7th Fleet has said it conducted Freedom of Navigation Operations within India's exclusive economic zone off the Lakshadweep Islands without India's permission. As per news report of NDTV, this is in dissonance with India's maritime security | Read more|

China "No Longer" Recognises British-Issued Hong Kong Passports

January 29, 2021
Newsdesk

China on Friday said it will "no longer recognise" the British National (Overseas) passport for Hong Kongers, as Britain prepares to open its doors to millions of more residents of the former colony following a security crackdown by Beijing. The Chinese move follows a promise by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's g | Read more|

Government Extends Deadline For FASTag Till February 15, 2021

December 31, 2020
Newsdesk

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highway (MoRTH) has extended the deadline for the collection of toll charges on the National Highways using FASTag. The deadline was originally until January 1, 2021 which has now been extended to February 15, 2021. | Read more|

China Accuses India Of "National Security Excuse" To Block Its Apps

November 25, 2020
Newsdesk

China today said it "resolutely opposed" India's move to block more of its apps and its "repeated use of national security" while doing so. On Tuesday, the government blocked 43 more mobile apps, mostly Chinese, citing activities "prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state an | Read more|

India records 45,903 new COVID-19 cases

November 9, 2020
Newsdesk

India's COVID-19 caseload rose to 85,53,657 with 45,903 new infections being reported, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease crossed 79 lakh, pushing the national recovery rate to 92.56 per cent, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Monday | Read more|

India's COVID-19 caseload climbs to 81,84,082

November 1, 2020
Newsdesk

With 46,963 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India's COVID-19 caseload rose to 81,84,082, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 74.91 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. The recovery rate stood at 91.54 per cent. | Read more|

Farooq Abdullah Can't Visit Shrine, Says His Party. Mehbooba Mufti Tweets

October 30, 2020
Newsdesk

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah was stopped by the administration from offering prayers at Srinagar's Hazratbal shrine on the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi, his party the National Conference claimed in a tweet. The National Conference tweeted that it "condemns this infringement of fundamental right | Read more|

"Political Vendetta": National Conference On Farooq Abdullah Questioning

October 19, 2020
Newsdesk

Senior politician Farooq Abdullah was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate today in connection with alleged irregularities in the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association. His party National Conference linked the questioning to the recent move by Farooq Abdullah to bring together all J&K parties in a campaign for res | Read more|

Select international passengers can avail COVID-19 tests on arrival

September 3, 2020
Newsdesk

International passengers who have to take connecting domestic flights after landing in India will have the option of getting themselves tested for COVID-19 at the entry airports, the Civil Aviation Ministry said on Wednesday. If the RT-PCR test result is negative, the international passenger will be allowed to catch hi | Read more|

Landslides block J-K highway, 300 vehicles stranded

August 31, 2020
Newsdesk

Landslides and mudslides triggered by heavy rains blocked the 270-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway at several places in Ramban district on Monday, officials said. Over 300 vehicles were stranded at several places on the highway, the only all-weather road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country. | Read more|

BSF kills 5 intruders along India-Pak IB in Punjab

August 22, 2020
Newsdesk

The Border Security Force shot dead five intruders along the India-Pakistan International Border in Punjab early Saturday, a senior BSF officer said. This is the highest number of intruders killed in a single incident along the over 3,300 km-long border with Pakistan in more than a decade, officials said. | Read more|

"Consider Me Retired": MS Dhoni Announces End of An Era

August 16, 2020
Newsdesk

MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday, as he brought the curtain down on his over 15-year career as an India cricketer when he posted on Instagram, calling an end to his international playing career. MS Dhoni has been one of the best wicket-keepers to play international cricket and hi | Read more|

PM announces launch of National Digital Health Mission

August 15, 2020
Newsdesk

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced the launch of the National Digital Health Mission under which every Indian will get a health ID that will store the individual's medical records. In his Independence Day address, the prime minister said the Mission will help reduce problems in getting treatment in vari | Read more|