BSF

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150-metre-long Underground Tunnel Across LoC Found By BSF In J&K

The Border Security Forces (BSF) on January 23 located a 150-metre long underground tunnel across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua. Reportedly, the tunnel was dug by Pakistan and is being used to "facilitate the infiltration of terrorists" in the valley. Notably, this is the second tunnel to be spotted by the BSF, after another 150-meter tunnel was located by forces in Bobiyaan Village.

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 - 07:46 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: BSF, LOC, India, Pakistan , Terrorism

Courtesy: Times Now

India-Pakistan

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India Slams Pakistan At UN Over Temple Vandalization Issue

Emphasising that India safeguards all religions, the Indian envoy at the UN, TS Tirumurti, slammed Islamabad government over the vandalization of Hindu Temples in Pakistan. During the UN meeting on January 21, Tirumurti also criticized Pakistan for selective implementation of laws… read-more

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 - 10:48 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: India, Pakistan , temple, UN Meeting, vandalise, hindu temple

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

PM Modi

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PM Modi, Leaders Aged Above 50 Likely To Get Vaccinated In 2nd Phase

As per the schedule made by the government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders aged above 50 will get vaccinated in the second phase of the drive. During the discussion with Chief Ministers on January 11, PM Modi had asked politicians to not get into the line as their time to get vaccinated will come in the second phase. However, it is still unclear which vaccine will be used to inoculate the PM.

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 - 12:37 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Narendra Modi, Covid-19 Vaccine, Second Phase, India

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Chenab river project

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Govt Approves 850 MW Ratle Power Project On Chenab River In J&K

Despite Pakistan’s objection, the Centre on January 20 approved the 850-megawatt Ratle hydro-power project on the river Chenab in J&K. The project was long-pending for the go-ahead as former PM Manmohan Singh had laid its foundation in 2013 but the Pakistan government citing breach of the Indus Water Treaty approached the World Bank against it. The project, to be completed within five years, aims to provide free electricity worth Rs 5,289… read-more

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 - 10:03 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: India, Pakistan , Chenab, Jammu and Kashmir, Hydroelectric power

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Covishield

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India Gifts 1.5 Lakh Serum Institute's 'Covishield' Vaccines To Bhutan

Strengthening India-Bhutan relationships, the Centre on January 20 dispatched 1.5 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine to Bhutan. Interestingly, Bhutan became the first foreign country to receive the vaccines developed by the Serum Institute of India. Earlier, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, India has supplied medicines, medicinal equipment and essential commodities to Bhutan. Besides, India also repatriated over 2,000 Bhutanese nationals… read-more

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 - 09:34 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: India, Bhutan, COVISHIELD, COVID-Vaccine

Courtesy: Times Now

Satellite image of Arunachal Pradesh

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Arunachal: China Encroaches Indian Territory By Building Village

Satellite images show that China has built a village on disputed land in Arunachal Pradesh. The encroachment has been created near the River Tsari Chu 4.5 Km inside the Indian territory, where the land is marked by armed conflict in the Upper Subansiri district. Reportedly, in the new village, nearly 101 houses have been constructed. Meanwhile, satellite images have also suggested that the construction has been done only after August 2019.… read-more

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 - 04:38 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: India, China, Arunachal Pradesh, land dispute

Courtesy: NDTV

Maldives running track

Photo: Hindustan Times

2021's First India-funded Project Inaugurated In Male By Maldives Prez

The inauguration of 2021's first India-funded project took place in Maldives' capital Male. Inaugurated by Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, the project in the Ekuveni stadium has upgraded a running track into an international standard nine-lane running track. It has also developed a cricket ground in Male. While this was the eighth India-backed project, the Indian High Commissioner Sanjay Sudhir said many more are to come in future… read-more

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 - 06:33 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: India, Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed, Ekuveni

Courtesy: WION

WHO

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WHO Praises India For Largest COVID-19 Vaccination Drive

WHO's South-East Asia office praised India as PM Narendra Modi launched the world's largest COVID-19 vaccination drive. Posting images of the vaccination, the office informed that 300 million priority groups were vaccinated in the first phase. While 100 people from 3,006 sites will be vaccinated on the first day, the first phase inoculation includes 10 million healthcare, 20 million frontline workers and 270 million people above the age of 50… read-more

Sat, 16 Jan 2021 - 05:27 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: WHO, India, Covid-19, world's largest coronavirus drive

Courtesy: NDTV

The UN

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India's Diaspora Largest In World, Says UN Report On Migration

The United Nations' International Migration Report 2020 on January 15 revealed that India accounts for the largest diaspora in the world. With majority of them living in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and the US, around 18 million Indians are spread throughout the world. The report cited labour and family reasons as the major factors to drive migration from India. Meanwhile, the US topped in the host countries' list with housing around 51 million… read-more

Sat, 16 Jan 2021 - 12:54 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: United Nations, India, Diaspora, Migration

Courtesy: The Tribune

Riva Tulpule, A Dubai-based Indian Girl

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15-year-old Girl Launches Campaign In Dubai To Recycle E-Waste

In a unique initiative, a Dubai-based Indian girl Riva Tulpule has helped in collecting and recycling 25 tonnes of e-waste by launching a campaign - 'WeCareDXB'. Reportedly, Riva collected electronic waste in about four years with the help a tech firm EnviroServe. Besides she was joined by many students, professionals and the general public in her green campaign. The 15-year-old said the idea struck while cleaning her drawers filled with… read-more

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 - 05:57 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Dubai, WeCareDXB, e-waste, campaign, India