Tuesday, 29 December 2020 () Cold wave conditions intensified across north India on Tuesday due to "scattered to fairly widespread" snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. As a result cold and dry northerly and northwesterly winds from the western Himalayas barrelled through the plains.
No respite from the bone biting cold in the year 2021 as the India Meteorological Department has said that the Cold wave in North India will continue till January 2 and it will get intense from next week.The weather department also predicted light rain in eastern Rajasthan, Delhi, western Uttar...
Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha on January 20 appealed to beneficiaries to get themselves vaccinated by COVID-19 vaccines, amid apprehensions of their efficacy. "There is a need to spread awareness about the vaccine...Both the COVID-19 vaccines were given emergency use approval only after scientists were convinced of their safety. I appeal to all beneficiaries to get themselves vaccinated," said LG Manoj Sinha. COVID-19 vaccination drive was roll out on January 16 across the country.
Activists of Dogra Front on January 20 staged protest against the web series 'Tandav' in Jammu and Kashmir's Dogra. 'Tandav', an Amazon Prime Video-based series addressed the backlash against its content that has hurt religious sentiments of many viewers. Muslim people also showed their anguish against the web series by showing placards. The protestors alleged that the creators of the web series have tried to disrupt the communal harmony in the country. Earlier in the day, Maharashtra Government has received a complaint regarding 'Tandav' and will be taking appropriate action against the web series. Earlier on Monday, the cast and crew of the Saif Ali Khan starrer political-drama had extended their apologies to the viewers for "unintentionally" hurting their sentiments. An FIR was also registered at Lucknow's Hazratganj Kotwali against Amazon Prime's India and team of 'tandav' for allegedly hurting religious sentiments on Monday.
As India and China are in months-long bitter border standoff, the latter is reportedly undertaking construction activities along the borders of Arunachal Pradesh. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that if India will not give a clear message to them, China will make the most out of it. He further said that China has a clear strategic vision of shaping the world which India doesn't have. "China has a clear strategic vision of shaping the world which India doesn't have. India does this and that but doesn't work strategically. China has tested twice, once in Doklam and other in Ladakh. If India doesn't give a clear message to them and make clear military, economic geopolitical strategy, China won't stay quiet but will make the most out of it. The day it will happen, we'll suffer damages," said Gandhi during a press conference on January 19.
Rahul Gandhi warned the Modi government over China’s aggression in Ladakh and said that the government needs have a decisive strategy to counter the threat. ‘Unlike India, China has a very clear strategic vision. They want to shape the world. India does not have a strategic vision. China has tested India once before in Doklam and now in Ladakh. If China is not given a clear message, then China will not remain quiet, they will take advantage of it,’ Rahul Gandhi said. He said that he was raising the red-flag for the government. Rahul Gandhi also added that the government cannot sort this issue through event management and accused the Modi government of failing to protect India. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Senior Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) officials participated in the opening ceremony of Zanskar Winter Sports and Youth Festival 2021 on January 18. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal was also present at the event. During the festival, tourists walked on 'Chadar trek'.
A woman in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla alleged that she was given triple talaq by her husband on January 12. She was given talaq almost after 24 years of her marriage. Speaking to ANI, Additional Superintendent of Police (ADSP) of Shimla, Praveer Thakur said, "We have registered an FIR based on the woman's complaint. Probe is underway."
COVID vaccine arrived in Himachal Pradesh's Dharamshala on January 15 ahead of vaccination drive. Country will start world's biggest COVID vaccination drive from January 16. Preparations are underway for the vaccination drive across the country. "100 people each will be vaccinated at four vaccination centres in Kangra. We are aiming to vaccinate all 28,000 healthcare and frontline workers by March 31," said an official.
Indian Army has organised a four-day recruitment drive for women in Uttar Pradesh. The recruitment drive has been organised at AMC stadium in Lucknow Cantonment. The Army is conducting tests to recruit eligible candidates in military police. Around 8,000 women have registered themselves for the recruitment drive. The four-day recruitment drive for women will conclude on January 21. Major General NS Rajpurohit, ADG (Recruitment), Indian Army said "We will be covering 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh and 15 in Uttarakhand. We are happy to see that a lot of women have participated with enthusiasm in this drive. This is the second phase of the recruitment process, they are here for physical tests. Around 8,000 candidates have registered themselves for the recruitment process.
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A four-day recruitment drive started for women in UP's Lucknow. Indian Army conducted a test for recruitment of several female candidates in Military Police (MP) in the second phase for Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Recruitment is being held in Lucknow from January 18 to 21. Around 8000 women got registered in the entire process after application round from both the states. They have been called for physical and medical tests in a phased manner.
A mix of religious and cultural features of Hinduism, Maha Kumbh Mela in Haridwar has been filled with colours of folk tradition and culture this year. The walls in Uttarakhand's Haridwar are being painted with colourful theme. Walls are painted on the theme of Hindu mythology, in light of Maha Kumbh Mela. It has been painted at the places of tourists' interest. Maha Kumbh Mela had begun on 'Makar Sankranti' on January 14 will continue till April. It will be held for 48 days instead of the usual three-and-half-months. The Maha Kumbh in Haridwar is being held after twelve years.
As part of annual winter celebrations, ancient bullfighting locally known as "Goru Judai" was recently celebrated in Nuwakot District of Nepal. Marked on the beginning of Magh, the 11th month as per Lunar Calendar, the festival of taming bulls has a history that dates back to the 19th Century. A large number of people spilled in from adjoining districts and other parts of Nepal to witness this thrilling event. A total of 23 bulls competed to secure the top position in the competition. The annual event not just preserves the traditional culture of the Himalayan nation but also contributes to boost tourism.
Students studying at the Sanskrit University or Balmiki Campus affiliated with rival Dahal-Nepal faction of ruling Nepal Communist Party's student union took this unique way to demonstrate against the Nepal PM Oli's move to dissolve the Lower House. The rift within the party increased further with two-side warring for legitimacy after Oli recommended President Bidhya Devi Bhandari to dissolve the lower house calling for an early election. President Bhandari who promptly ratified the proposal of Oli has triggered protests all over the Himalayan nation.
Dense fog shrouded the national capital reducing the visibility in the morning of January 18. Cold waves blowing across city left Delhiites shivering. Severe winters continued to tighten its grip over..