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'Ultras wiped out before setting base in Srinagar'

Jammu and Kashmir Police said on Friday that militants are being killed before they can set up their base in Srinagar city. Vijay Kumar, IGP (Kashmir) spoke to media on the sidelines of a wreath-laying event to honour the CRPF trooper killed during a firefight in Malabagh area of Srinagar city Friday

International flights to remain suspended till July 31

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued a circular on Friday extending the suspension on scheduled commercial international flight operations to and from India till July 31

Modi in Leh to review situation post-June 15 Galwan clashes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Leh on Friday morning to review the situation 18 days after a violent faceoff in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh with the Chinese forces, in which 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives

Worst one-day spike of 20,903 takes corona tally to 6.25L

India on Friday recorded the highest single-day spike of 20,903 cases, pushing the total tally to 6,25,544, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said

India rushes to buy fighters amid border tensions with China, Pakistan

Amid the tense situation at the border with China, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday approved a proposal for procurement of 21 MiG-29 fighter aircraft, along with upgradation of 59 Mig-29s, and 12 more Su-30 MKI aircraft

Modi, Putin agree to further strengthen strategic partnership

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone conversation on Thursday reiterated their commitment to further strengthen the special and privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India in all spheres

Nine non-resident Sikhs designated as terrorists for fuelling Punjab militancy

The Indian government on Wednesday declared nine individuals as designated terrorists for attempting to revive militancy in Punjab through their anti-national activities and involvement in the Khalistan movement

Brothers develop mobile app for plasma donors, patients

In the wake of rising demand of plasma treatment, a pair of brothers - a doctor at AIIMS and an engineer at IIT Delhi - have developed a mobile application that would bring the needy and the donor of plasma on the same platform

INS Jalashwa evacuates 687 Indians stranded in Iran

A total of 687 Indians stranded in Iran were brought to V.O. Chidambaranar Port in Tuticorin on Wednesday by Indian Navy Ship Jalashwa, a defence official said

India records 585,493 corona cases with 17,400 deaths

India recorded a spike of 18,653 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 585,493, with the number of fatalities mounting to 17,400, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Wednesday

India's macro indicators paint grim economic picture

Key macro indicators painted a grim picture of the economy as COVID-19 induced turbulence dealt a severe blow to India's core industries, deficit and debt levels

Modi chairs meeting to review planning for Covid vaccine

Even as the doctors and the researchers worldwide are working round the clock to find the medicine for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Prime MInister Narendra Modi on Tuesday chaired a high-level meeting to review the planning and preparations for vaccination against the pandemic, as and when it is available. He also highlighted four guiding principles that will form the foundation of this national effort

Free ration scheme to benefit 800 million Indians till November

Prime Minster Narendra Modi on Thursday made two big announcements during his address to the nation -- extension of the current free ration scheme for 800 million Indians for another five months till the festive season gets over in November, besides announcing the ‘One India, One ration Card' scheme

India records over 18K Covid cases, death toll nears 17K

India recorded a spike of 18,522 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 5,66,840, with the number of fatalities inching closer to 17,000-mark, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday

Unlock 2: More opening up, but schools, colleges, metro services, restaurants to remain shut

The governnent announced the guidelines for Unlock 2 on Monday night which, it said, will be in force till July 31. Almost all activities are being allowed outside containment zones save a few like operation of schools, colleges, international travel among others

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With the doom and gloom surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic slowly subsiding, the west bank of Barishal's Kirtankhola river in Bangladesh has started to see increased activity