The Union Home Ministry has directed a phased closure of two special and temporary COVID care centres in the city in view of "continuous decline" in coronavirus cases, officials said on Tuesday. While the Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel COVID hospital located in the Delhi Cantonment area is managed by the DRDO, the Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre operational in south Delhi's Chhattarpur area is managed by the ITBP. ITBP Director General SS Deswal said that the Covid care centre will be closed down after the remaining patients are discharged. Watch the full video for more details.
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After a detailed survey of the lake formed in upper reaches of Uttarakhand's Chamoli, the teams of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) have returned to Joshimath. The report will be submitted to the administration. Flash flood triggered by glacier burst in Chamoli on Feb 7 has claimed several lives.
With an aim to strengthen and to connect with the next generation of Kashmir, Indian Army organised 'A Day with Company Commander' in Baramulla. During the event, children of the surrounding areas got an opportunity to visit the Army Camp and experience the life of army personnel. Games were also organised for children for their entertainment. The children wholeheartedly participated in all the events with great enthusiasm and vigour. Children enjoyed the event and expressed gratitude to Army for conducting such an event. The aim of this outreach program is to make relationship with people and children of Kashmir valley. The event was organised by 52 Rashtriya Rifles (RR). Indian Army frequently organises such events to stop youths to indulge in anti-social activities and to motivate them to join Army. Free medicines were also distributed during the event.
Ceasefire along Line of Control won't affect counter-terrorist operations, assured Northern Command, GOC-in-C, Lieutenant General YK Joshi on February 23 while addressing the Gallantry awards ceremony in Udhampur. "Joint statement by Director Generals of Military Operation of India and Pakistan, of both sides agreeing for strict observance of all agreements, understandings and cease firing along LoC from February 24-25, won't affect counter-terrorist operations. We will continue to remain alert," said Lt. General Joshi.
PM Modi said at an event in Puducherry today that the Government of India has made several efforts to improve connectivity to give farmers a better market for produce; A Delhi court on Thursday granted protection from arrest to Shantanu Muluk in the toolkit case till March 9; As many as 229 covid-19 cases have emerged from a single hostel in a school in Maharashtra's Washim district. All this and more news at 2 PM.
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Strategic Srinagar-Leh highway opened by Border Roads Organisation (BRO) after over 58 days. The highway was closed due to the thick layer of snow. Snow clearance of Zojila Pass was a big challenge owing to snow accumulation of 30-40 feet, threats of avalanches and inclement weather conditions. Inspite of all odds, the snow clearance operations had been conducted and completed by BRO. This road is important from the strategic point of view, being the only route between Kashmir and Ladakh. The route is a lifeline for the survival and economic development of people of Ladakh and for the security forces.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his 'Mann Ki Baat' on February 28 said the science need to be taken forward with the mantra of 'Lab to Land. "The contribution of science is huge in Atmanirbhar Bharat. We need to take science forward with the mantra of 'Lab to Land'. For example, Ladakh's Urgain Phuntsog is working with innovation techniques to organically grow 20 different crops in cyclic pattern," said PM Modi.
Army Chief General MM Naravane spoke about India's position on the standoff with China in Ladakh and said that the resolve of safeguarding the country's interest was shown. The Army chief added that India's engagements with China should continue as they have in the past. “Whatever we did has shown the resolve that we have in maintaining our interest foremost. With this approach our relations with China would develop along the path we wish. As two neighbours, who would like to have peace and tranquility on their borders. Engagements with China must continue as they have in the past, nobody wants an unsettled border,” he said. A border standoff between the Indian and Chinese militaries began in May last year. In June, it resulted in a clash in Galwan Valley in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed. After nearly nine months, both armies withdrew artillery and camps, marking disengagement.
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lashed out at the Congress for alleging that India ceded territory to the Chinese. The defence minister said that India would not tolerate any country trying to unilaterally change the status-quo at the borders. Rajnath Singh said that nobody can occupy India territory till he is alive. He also accused the Congress of insulting the bravery of our forces. This comes after Rahul Gandhi and several other Congress leaders had questioned the disengagement at the LAC and said that India has now lost territory to the Chinese. Watch the full video for all the details.
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