New Delhi, Apr 19: All adults will be eligible for COVID vaccination from May while private hospitals and states will be able to buy doses directly from manufacturers, the Centre announced on Monday as India grappled to rein in the surging coronavirus infections that crossed 1.
Jammu, May 20: An empirical analysis on academic performance of 20,000 students between Academic Year 2019-20 and post COVID year 2020 has revealed that online learning is as effective as offline learning.
SHIV CHNADER SHARMA
ON the right bank of river Chenab, 28 km from Jammu, there is a brick Fort in the border town of Akhnoor which is related to the Harappan period and the town was once dominated by the followers of Lord Buddha during Kushana period.
JAMMU, APRIL 25: Administrative Secretary, Tribal Affairs Department and Chief Executive Officer Mission Youth, J&K , Dr Shahid Choudhary discussed roadmap for fast tracking developmental projects and new initiatives by the department. Projects were reviewed in a meeting of officers held today.
New Delhi, Mar 18: Rolling out of the new National Education Policy (NEP) would not be delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said on Thursday.
New Delhi, Mar 18: Over 42,000 government schools across the country do not have drinking water facilities, while more than 15,000 schools have no toilets, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said on Thursday.
New Delhi, Mar 12: The Delhi High Court Friday refused to postpone Delhi Higher Judicial Service Main Examination-2019, scheduled on March 13-14, till the COVID-19 vaccination drive is complete for lawyers.
Srinagar, Mar 1: Thousands of students returned to classrooms on Monday as schools in Kashmir reopened for classes 9 to 12 after remaining closed for almost a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The students attended school for the first time since March 9 last year.
New Delhi, Feb 25: Various private schools in the national capital plan to promote students upto class 8 or assess them on the basis of projects and assignments through the year in view of continuing closure of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Delhi, Feb 11: The Central Board of Secondary Education has directed schools under it to take steps to identify and resolve learning gaps, and then conduct examinations for Classes 9 and 11 by following COVID-19 safety protocols.
Jammu, October 15: Nizamia Education Group (NEG) formally started counselling process for students eligible for free education under Nizamia Scholarship in Jammu.
New Delhi, September 27: Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) announced on Sunday that entrance tests for admission to 126 undergraduate, postgraduate and diploma programmes will commence from October 10.
New Delhi, Apr 19: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday hit out at the government over the issue of insurance cover for health workers in the country.
Mumbai, Apr 19: The Shiv Sena on Monday slammed BJP leaders Devendra Fadnavis and Pravin Darekar for objecting to Mumbai police's grilling of a pharma firm's top executive over alleged stocking of Remdesivir vials, and wondered if there was a conspiracy to disturb the law and health order.
New Delhi, Apr 18: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday cancelled all his public rallies in poll-bound West Bengal following a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases in the country.
He also advised all other politicians to think about the consequences of holding large public rallies.
Mumbai, Apr 12: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Monday blamed the Centre for the rise in coronavirus positive cases in Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Punjab.
Pune, Apr 12: Stating that people lose their jobs when a lockdown is imposed, senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Monday alleged the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government is not serious about providing any financial aid to the vulnerable sections.
Bardhaman (WB), Apr 12: Drawing a cricket analogy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday the people of Bengal have hit so many fours and sixes in the first four phases of the assembly polls that the BJP has already completed its century and the TMC is on course to being wiped out.
New Delhi, Apr 12: Batting for coronavirus vaccine for all, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said it is the need of the country as everyone has the right to a safe life.
New Delhi, Apr 5: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday alleged that the operation against naxals in Chhattisgarh, in which 22 security personnel were killed, was "incompetently" executed and "poorly designed".
"Our jawans are not cannon fodder to be martyred at will," Gandhi said on Twitter.
Mumbai, Mar 26: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Friday said that "some people in Delhi" are preparing to form UPA-II, which is why the existing UPA needs to be strengthened if the opposition is to fight the BJP.
New Delhi, Mar 26: Protesters squatted on railway tracks at 44 locations across Punjab and Haryana on Friday as part of the Bharat Bandh called by farmer unions protesting against agri laws, leading to disruption of rail traffic.
Mumbai, Jun 5: Producer Ekta Kapoor and actors Anita Hassanandani and Krystle D'Souza on Saturday extended support to Pearl Puri, who has been arrested for allegedly raping a minor.
Mumbai, Apr 16: Actor Vicky Kaushal on Friday said he has tested negative for COVID-19, more than 10 days after contracting the virus.
Kaushal, 32, took to Instagram and shared a note thanking his fans for their wishes.
"Tested negative today.
Mumbai, Apr 5: The coronavirus pandemic seems to have hit the Hindi film industry hard with actors Akshay Kumar, Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar among the growing number of Bollywood celebrities to have tested positive for COVID-19.
Mumbai, Apr 5: Singer Abhijeet Sawant on Monday said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and urged his fans to take precautions amid the rising coronavirus cases in India.
New Delhi, Mar 23: The season of sports-based movies is here once again and legendary athlete Milkha Singh says the rising trend of films in the genre is a positive development that will inspire youth for years to come.
Mumbai, Mar 23: Telugu movie "Jersey" receiving two National Awards has put "extra pressure" on Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor, who will be seen in the film's upcoming Hindi remake.
Mumbai, Mar 22: Noted writer-filmmaker Sagar Sarhadi, known for films like "Kabhi Kabhie", "Silsila", and "Bazaar", passed away late Sunday night following a brief illness. He was 88.
Mumbai, Mar 17: John Abraham is packing a punch with three theatrical releases this year, most recent being gangster drama "Mumbai Saga", and the actor-producer says he will "always" choose the big screen over streamers.
Mumbai, Mar 15: Bollywood superstar-producer Aamir Khan on Monday announced that he has decided to leave social media, adding that updates about his future projects will be available on his production banner's official account.
Mumbai, Mar 15: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Monday said it has filed a police case against a Bollywood actor for allegedly violating COVID-19 guidelines.
Mumbai, Mar 13: Superstar Salman Khan on Saturday announced that his much-anticipated film Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai will arrive in cinema halls on May 13.
Khan had in January said that the film will hit theatres during Eid this year, but an exact release date wasn't announced.
London, Jun 7: Fierce rivals on the pitch and close friends off it, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson thinks it would be "quite cool" to walk out for toss alongside his Indian counterpart Virat Kohli in the inaugural ICC World Test Championship final starting June 18 in Southampton.
Dubai: The 2021 edition of the Asia Cup will now be held in 2023 due to a lack of window in a rejigged cricket calendar that is constantly subject to change amid an evolving COVID-19 situation.
New Delhi, May 21: The country's largest lender SBI on Friday reported an 80 per cent surge in standalone net profit at Rs 6.450.75 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 2021, aided by decline in bad loans.
State Bank of India (SBI) had registered a profit of Rs 3,580.
New Delhi, May 7: Indian rowers Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh qualified for the Olympics in men's lightweight double sculls event after finishing second in the final race of the Asia/Oceania Continental Qualifying Regatta in Tokyo on Friday.
New Delhi, Apr 19: The India Open Super 500 tournament, one of the last three qualifying events for the Tokyo Olympics, was on Monday postponed due to raging COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
Guatemala City, Apr 19: All eyes will be on the newly-wed archery couple of Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari as India will look to make up for the lost time caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the World Cup Stage 1 which begins here on Tuesday.
New Delhi, Apr 19: Asian champion Vinka and Alfiya Pathan were among the four Indian boxers who progressed to the semifinals of the youth world championships for men and women in Kielce, Poland.
New Delhi, Apr 16: The Pakistan cricket team, led by Babar Azam, will have no difficulty in travelling to India for the ICC World T20 in October as the government is set to grant visas to the players from the neighbouring nation.
Dubai: On a high after an impressive 1-1 draw against a fancied Oman, India are pitted against the formidable United Arab Emirates in their second football friendly here on Monday, with head coach Igor Stimac again set to experiment with a fresh set of rookies.
Pune, Mar 26: KL Rahul's perfectly executed hundred coupled with Rishabh Pant's aggressive 77 off just 40 balls propelled India to an imposing 336/6 in the second ODI against England here on Friday.
Wellington, Mar 26: Maiden centuries to Devon Conway and allrounder Daryl Mitchell lifted New Zealand to a 164-run win over Bangladesh in the third one-day cricket international Friday and a 3-0 sweep of the series.
New Delhi, Mar 25: Newcomers Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav have capitalised on the opportunities to deserve a place in India's T20 World Cup squad later this year, said former India batsman VVS Laxman.
The Northern Herald
By Muzamil Arif
Stress can be defined as any type of change that causes physical, emotional, or psychological strain. Stress is your body’s response to anything that requires attention or action. Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension.
Dr. Ashaq Hussain
Covid-19 pandemic has impacted almost every corner of life, causing global economies to stall, changing the way we work and interact with our loved ones, and stretching healthcare systems to the limit.
Srinagar, Apr 30: Amid a shortage of COVID-19 vaccine doses, the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday said the third phase of the inoculation drive that will cover people in the 18-45 age group will not begin from May 1 in the union territory.
New Delhi, Apr 19: The second wave of coronavirus in Delhi is likely to peak within a week after possibly hitting a positivity rate of 50 per cent before the numbers start to go down, senior medical experts said on Monday.
New Delhi, Apr 19: Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba has convened a meeting of chief secretaries and senior officials of 10 states and Delhi on Monday to discuss the issue of medical oxygen, officials said.
New Delhi, Apr 19: Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Rajasthan are among the 10 states that account for 78.58 per cent of the new COVID-19 cases reported in a day, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday.
New Delhi, Apr 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair an important meeting on the COVID-19 situation at 11:30 am on Monday, officials said.
New Delhi, Apr 16: Ten states comprising Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal have shown a steep rise in daily new COVID-19 cases accounting for 79.
New Delhi, Apr 12: India has surpassed Brazil to record the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases at 1,35,27,717, as a record 1,68,912 new infections were reported in a day.
New Delhi, Apr 12: Three judges of the Delhi High Court have tested COVID-19 positive and are isolating at their residences, according to court sources.
New Delhi, Apr 5: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan will on Tuesday hold a meeting with health ministers of 11 states and Union Territories, which has been witnessing a surge in coronavirus cases, to review the situation there.
New Delhi, Apr 5: Amid a surge in coronavirus cases, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with chief ministers on Thursday to discuss the COVID-19 situation and the ongoing vaccination drive, sources said Monday.
New Delhi, Apr 30: The Civil Aviation Ministry on Friday permitted the Telangana government to use drones for experimental delivery of vaccines within the visual line of sight.
The ministry's statement does not mention which particular vaccine will be part of this experimental delivery.
Islamabad, Mar 26: Pakistan on Friday successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a range of 900 kilometres, the Army said.
Bengaluru, Mar 21: India needs to strive towards mastering reusable rocket technology, give thrust to global marketing, and learn from SpaceX founder Elon Musk's business model to tap full potential in the space field, eminent space scientist G Madhavan Nair has advocated.
New Delhi, Mar 11: An efficient, low-cost, nano-filtration-based technology developed by the Centre for Technological Excellence in Water Purification (CTEWP) housed in IIT, Kharagpur has ensured access to safe and clean drinking water free of heavy metals.
New Delhi, Mar 5: The DRDO said it successfully carried out a flight test of its solid fuel-ducted ramjet (SFDR) missile propulsion system on Friday morning at the Chandipur test range in Odisha.
Bengaluru, Mar 4: Close on the heels of the launch of a Brazilian satellite by ISRO, India and Italy have decided to explore opportunities in the field of earth observation, space science and robotic and human exploration.
New Delhi, Mar 2: Bharti Airtel on Tuesday said it has picked up radiowaves worth Rs 18,699 crore in just-concluded auction, while rival Vodafone Idea said spectrum acquired by it in five circles will help boost 4G coverage and capacity.
The auction, which put on offer a total of 2308.
Bengaluru, Feb 25: The Indian Space Research Organisation on Thursday completed launch rehearsal of the PSLV-C51 mission slated for February 28.
New Delhi, Feb 25: The Indian Newspaper Society (INS) on Thursday asked Google to compensate Indian newspapers for using their content and insisted that the global search giant increase the publisher share of advertising revenue to 85 per cent.
New Delhi, Feb 19: As NASA's Perseverance rover landed on Mars in the early hours of Friday to look for signs of past life, ISRO's next mission to the Red Planet is likely to be an orbiter.
Beijing, Feb 15: China's Tianwen-1 probe on Monday performed an orbital manoeuvre around Mars, days after it successfully entered the orbit around the red planet capping a nearly seven-month voyage from Earth.
New Delhi, Jun 10: The all-powerful GST Council, chaired by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, will meet on June 12 to decide on GST rate cut for COVID essentials and black fungus medicine, according to officials.
New Delhi: GST revenue mop-up remained above the Rs 1 lakh crore mark for the eight straight months in May at over Rs 1.02 lakh crore.
The May 2021 collection is 65 percent higher than Rs 62,009 crore the Goods and Services Tax (GST) revenue of May 2020.
Mumbai, May 20: The rupee strengthened by 6 paise to end at 73.12 against the US dollar on Thursday, tracking the weakness in the American currency in the overseas market.
At the interbank forex market, the local unit opened at 73.16 against the greenback and witnessed an intra-day high of 73.
Jammu, May 15: The Hinduja Foundation, the philanthropic arm of over a century-old Hinduja Group, is making its foray into the field of mental health and well-being.
New Delhi, Apr 29: Social media giant Facebook on Thursday said it had temporarily blocked a hashtag calling for the Prime Minister's resignation "by mistake" and that it wasn't done on government orders.
Mumbai, Apr 19: The rupee plunged by 52 paise to close at 74.87 against the US dollar on Monday as fresh lockdown measures by some states to control spiralling cases of COVID-19 unnerved investors and stoked fears of forex outflows.
Mumbai, Apr 19: Equity benchmark Sensex crashed over 1,300 points in early trade on Monday, tracking massive across-the-board selloff as mounting COVID-19 cases spooked investor sentiment.
The 30-share BSE index was trading 1,318.21 points or 2.70 per cent lower at 47,513.82.
Mumbai, Apr 16: The rupee on Friday soared by 58 paise to end a more than one-week high of 74.35 against the US dollar on easing US bond yields and positive domestic equities.
A weak dollar overseas and foreign fund inflows also supported the rupee.
New Delhi, Apr 12: Gold prices fell Rs 57 to Rs 46,070 per 10 gram in the national capital on Monday following weak global cues, according to HDFC Securities.
In the previous trade, the precious metal had closed at Rs 46,127 per 10 gram.
Mumbai, Apr 12: Equity benchmark Sensex plummeted 1,708 points on Monday following an across-the-board selloff as spiking COVID-19 cases in the country spooked investors.
The 30-share BSE index sank 1,707.94 points or 3.44 per cent to end at 47,883.38.
Mumbai, Apr 12: The rupee fell for the sixth straight session and settled 32 paise down at 75.05 (provisional) against the US dollar on Monday amid a lacklustre trend in the domestic equities ahead of the release of key macro-economic data.
Mumbai, Apr 5: Equity benchmark Sensex tanked 871 points on Monday, dragged by a selloff in financial stocks as spiking COVID-19 cases spooked investors and fanned concerns over economic recovery.