In a bid to boost winter sports in the Kashmir region, the Snowshoe Federation of India organized a snowshoe run cum interaction programme in Srinagar for the first time amid the heavy snowfall season. Athletes from different parts of Kashmir took part in this run recently, which is played in high snowfall regions like Europe. Participants thanked the Snowshoe Federation of India for organizing the snow-run event.
Lt Gen BS Raju, General Officer Commanding of Srinagar-based Chinar Corps, revealed how security forces track and eliminate terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir. He said that the process starts with collection of 'specific' and 'quality' intelligence. Subsequently, specific searches are carried out in areas where terrorists are believed to be hiding. Inconvenience to residents of these areas is kept at a minimum. When contact with terrorists is established, they are given a chance to surrender. If they refuse and open fire, they are neutralised. Watch the full video for more.
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General Officer Commanding of Army's Chinar Corps commented on the terror situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Lt Gen BS Raju said that Pakistan attracts Kashmiri youth for education and then diverts some of them into terrorism. He added that as security forces were plugging gaps in border infrastructure, Pakistan was sending drugs and weapons via drones and tunnels. He said that the forces are countering this using advanced technology. He also said that at 217, strength of terrorists in the Valley was at a decadal low. Watch the full video for more.
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As India is set to start the vaccination program against COVID-19 on January 16, millions of doses of Covishield vaccine, manufactured by Pune's Serum Institute of India, have reached the length and breadth of the country. Himachal Pradesh has received 93,000 shots on Thursday evening as part of the first consignment which was dispatched from SII's Pune facility. The hilly state has more than 800 active cases of COVID-19. Kerala, which is struggling to keep rising cases under control also received the first batch of the vaccine in Mallapuram. The southern state has more than 65,000 active cases of coronavirus, the highest in the country. Ladakh also got 11,500 doses of the Covishield vaccine as part of the first phase of the vaccination program. BJP MP Jamyang Namgyal and state Health Department Director Dr Phuntsog Angchuk received the vaccine at Leh airport. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the vaccination program at 10:30 AM on January 16 with 3 crore health and frontline workers being listed to get the shots in the first phase.
Dress rehearsal for parade was underway ahead of the Army Day celebrations. The rehearsal was underway at Army Parade ground in Delhi on Wednesday, January 13. The Army jawans were seen marching as part of their rehearsal. Wives of three martyrs received awards during the full dress rehearsal of the Army Day Parade. The martyred jawans had lost their lives in Galwan Valley clash in Ladakh. The Army Day is celebrated across the country on January 15 every year. On this day in 1949, General KM Cariappa became the first Indian to take charge of Indian Army.
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As India approves vaccines, storage & transportation tech unveiled. Luxembourg-based B. Medical Systems launched equipment in Ahmedabad. India was in talks with the foreign firm to set up vaccine cold..
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It will be blustery and much colder today. We will only be in the upper teens for Christmas Eve Day. With gusty northwest winds behind the storm, we'll have some winter-like wind chills in the single..