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Ahmed Patel welcomes cut in MPs’ allowances

NEW DELHI:  After the Union cabinet decided to reduce allowances of members of Parliament by 30 per cent for one year, Congress leader Ahmed Patel welcomed the step and said in difficult times it was necessary. "As a Member of…

Man sets out on 2,100-km trip to meet ailing father

JAMMU/NEW DELHI: With the country in a lockdown situation due to the coronavirus pandemic, 30-year-old Arif had only one way to meet his ailing father - cycle 2,100 km from Mumbai to Jammu's Rajouri district, where the 60-year-old lives in…

Govt scales up containment strategy

New Delhi: As the total tally of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crossed 3,000 mark, the government has scaled up the cluster containment strategy of COVID-19 in the country. The ministry of Health and Family Welfare has chalked out an…

PM speaks to leaders on coronavirus

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reached out to top leaders from across the political spectrum, including Congress president Sonia Gandhi and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee, to discuss the situation arising out of the…

Govt thrust on seamless working of pharma units

NEW DELHI: The government on Sunday directed all district heads to ensure seamless functioning of pharma units making devices and medicines. The health ministry said the death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 83 and the cases climbed to 3,577…

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Infiltration bid foiled in J&K; 5 militants, 3 soldiers killed Srinagar: Five militants and three soldiers were killed as the Army foiled an infiltration bid by terrorists along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara…

Lighting lamps alone won’t help: Congress

New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday said lighting lamps alone will not help win the war against coronavirus and demanded answers from the government on the safety of health workers in the “absence” of adequate protective gear. The party also…