AstraZeneca has resumed the U.S. trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine after approval by regulators, and Johnson & Johnson is preparing to resume its trial early next week, the companies said on Friday. Fred Katayama reports.
Trinamool Congress MP Nusrat Jahan was seen dancing during Durga Puja celebrations in West Bengal’s New Alipore. Nusrat was spotted in a red & white sari dancing with women. She was also seen playing the traditional drum or Dhak on Durga Ashtami. Jahan & other people were seen wearing masks to contain the spread of Covid-19. Accompanied by her husband, she offered flowers at Suruchi Sangha Pandal. Amid Coivd surge, Durga Puja has been a low-key affair minus the grand festivities. The Calcutta High Court has ruled Durga Puja pandals across West Bengal as ‘no entry zones’ this year.
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Delhi reported 4,086 fresh cases on Friday, its highest spike in 35 days. Except on October 19, the capital has been reporting over 3,000 cases daily for the last 10 days, sparking concerns of a second wave as the festive season sets in. The numbers are worrying especially when national Covid figures have shown a remarkable decline.
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Members of the People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration held a meeting in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar on October 24. The meeting was held at PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti's residence, and attended by her former rivals Farooq and Omar Abdullah. The six political parties part of the alliance are National Conference, People's Democratic Party, People's Conference, Awami National Conference, People's Movement, and Communist Party of India-Marxist. Farooq Abdullah will be the alliance's president, while Mufti will be the vice-president. The alliance will release a 'white paper' within a month to expose 'lies' about Jammu and Kashmir's situation before the abrogation of its special status. Watch the full video for more.
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Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) president and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti held her first party meeting in Srinagar on Thursday, nine days after her release from a 14-month detention on October 13. Mufti said the Central government has failed to solve the country's issues. The former J&K CM said the government keeps coming back to Article 370. Mufti was in detention from August 5 last year following the abrogation of the special status of the erstwhile state. After being freed, she tweeted: "After being released from fourteen long months of illegal detention, a small message for my people," followed by an audio message. She was released on that night of October 13 as the Union Territory administration revoked the Public Safety Act charges against her. Watch the full video for more details.
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Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Ministry, Prahlad Singh Patel recalled Pakistan misadventure of 22nd October 1947. While speaking at two-day symposium' on 'Memories of 22 October 1947' in Srinagar, Patel said, "The attack by Pakistan-backed tribal invaders in Kashmir on 22 October 1947 is a black day for Kashmiriyat'. The event was organised by National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Museology in collaboration with government of JandK. Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha also attended the event.
Here is good news for all the book lovers in the Valley. The Jammu and Kashmir government has reopened libraries for students and bibliophiles. The libraries were shut since COVID-induced lockdown. The government took this decision to provide study material to students as online classes have its demerits. Students applauded the decision of the government.
Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences - Technology in Srinagar introduced 'Hail Net System' for protection of apple crop. Valley is known for its high quality apples, however, climatic conditions in the past two years affected the crop yield. Hailstorms and birds have also caused damage to the crops. One of the farmers said, "Anti-hail nets being used to protect crops from damage caused by hailstorms. Also, it helps in saving crops from birds"