Surgical strikes in Pak gave public confidence borders safe under BJP govt: Shah.

The surgical strikes carried out by India inside Pakistan after the terror attacks in Uri and Pulwama had given public the confidence that the nation's borders are safe under the Narendra Modi led BJP government, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said here on Sunday.A determined government had responded fiercely to the terror attacks in Uri and Pulwama in Kashmir between 2014 and 2019, he said. "The BJP government carried out surgical strikes inside Pakistan twice and eliminated terrorists there," Shah...

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Cargo ship sinks in the Black Sea; 3 dead, 6 rescued.

A cargo ship sank off Turkey's Black Sea coast on Sunday, leaving at least three people dead, Turkish authorities said. Six others were rescued.The transport ministry said the Palau-flagged ship named Arvin had anchored off the port of Bartin in northern Turkey due to bad weather, before breaking into two pieces and sinking.Emergency workers saved at least six crew members and reached the bodies of two others, the ministry's naval branch said on Twitter. Bartin's Gov. Sinan Guner said a third person...

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KDNA Women’s Forum Sewing Machine Distribution.

Under the auspicious of KDNA Women Forum and in its continued pursuit to provide self-reliance through self-employment, the fourth stage of sewing machine distribution was held in Kerala. The solemn function was held in conjunction with the inauguration of Shanthi Nikethan School for differently abled children new building inauguration. The distribution was done by Mr. K. Muraleedharan, Member of Parliament, Vatakara Constituency. He appreciated and highly commented these kind of noble activities...

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Cold wave expected, Temperature to touch zero degrees.

Meteorologist Muhammad Karam warned on Sunday, that Kuwait is on the cusp of a cold wave that begins next Wednesday evening. The temperature is expected to fall to zero degrees in the open and desert areas, and below 4 degrees Celsius in residential areas, Al Qabas reported.Karam said that the cold wave will continue from Wednesday evening until next Saturday, due to the Siberian air height coming from western Russia, accompanied by northwest winds.He mentioned that the decrease in temperatures will...

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Kuwait records 378 coronavirus cases.

Kuwait recorded 378 new coronavirus cases without deaths on Sunday, raising the total number of cases to 157,777, while the total count of mortalities remained at 947, the Ministry of Health said. In a statement to KUNA, the ministry’s official spokesperson Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad has said there are 54 patients in the ICUs, raising the total number of patients still receiving medical care to 5,688.He added that 8,251 swabs were done in the past 24 hours, increasing the total number of swabs to 1.397,545...

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PM Modi pays tribute to MGR, inaugurates Chennai-Kevadiya train in election year.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday flagged off trains to the statue of unity in Gujarat, from eight places across the country including Chennai, and paid glowing tributes to former Tamil Nadu chief minister M G Ramachandran on his 104th birth anniversary.Modi inaugurated the Chennai-Kevadiya Superfast Weekly Special Train from the Puratchi Thailavar Dr MGR Chennai Central railway station via video-conferencing.The PM paid tributes to former Tamil Nadu chief minister and ADMK founder (later AIADMK)...

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Congress claims India is paying more for Covishield doses, opposes export plan.

A day after India began its emergency vaccination drive of inoculating its frontline workers at free of cost in the first phase, the Congress accused the government of spending more for Covid-19 vaccines. Issuing a statement, the party said Covishield, as the vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India is known, costs ₹200 per dose. However, Belgium is getting the vaccine at ₹158 per dose, the party said, quoting an article of The Guardian."Astrazeneca earlier said that it would supply...

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WhatsApp delays new privacy policy by three months amid severe criticism.

WhatsApp announced delaying by three months the implementation of a new privacy policy that has faced massive backlash with tens of millions of its users moving from the platform to rivals like Signal and Telegram.The policy change was originally scheduled to come into effect on February 8, the Facebook-owned company said.It has clarified that the update does not affect data sharing with Facebook with regard to personal conversations or other profile information and only addresses business chats...

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Ministry probes citizen’s complaint of underweight rice bag.

Ministry of Commerce and Industry announced that it is investigating a video clip that showed a bag of rice with less weight, reports Al-Rai daily. In a press statement, the ministry said, “After studying the video that went viral on social media, and showed a bag of rice that was underweight, necessary communication has been made with the concerned department for verification and required action. If it is proven that the owner of the video was given a bag of rice of lesser weight than what was written...

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WHO ‘advisory’ against travel vaccination proof.

The World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Committee (EC) on COVID-19 on Friday discouraged countries against requiring proof of vaccination from international travelers. “Given that the impact of vaccines in reducing transmission is yet unknown, and the current availability of vaccines is too limited, the committee recommended that countries do not require proof of vaccination from incoming travelers,” the EC said in a press statement.The statement was issued following virtual meeting held...

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