Indian, Chinese militaries to carry out verification of disengagement process in eastern Ladakh

Representative imageNEW DELHI: Indian and Chinese armies are expected to carry out a joint verification to assess the implementation of the disengagement process once the dismantling of temporary infrastructure and withdrawal of troops by China are completed in the friction points in eastern Ladakh, people familiar with the development said on Wednesday. They said the…

Indian Air Force geared up for combat role in China border area

Representative imageFORWARD AIRBASE NEAR INDIA-CHINA BORDER: The frontline fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force are flying consistently in and out of this airbase near the border with China, including the Russian-origin mighty Su-30MKIs and the MiG-29s. When the ANI team visited the forward airbase, it could see transport aircraft including the American C-17 and…

Ban China-backed news apps, Indian publishers tell govt

File photo for representation purpose onlyNEW DELHI: In response to China blocking access to Indian newspapers and websites, Indian print and digital news publishers have asked the Centre to ban all news apps and platforms with Chinese investments. Shailesh Gupta, president of the Indian Newspaper Society, said Indian newspapers and websites cannot be accessed even…

Indian domestic cricketers await match fee, GRS share

Players from Mumbai, Maharashtra, and other teams have still not been paid. (TOI Photo)MUMBAI: When he took over as Indian cricket board (BCCI) president, former India skipper Sourav Ganguly had assured that he would improve the pay structure of domestic cricketers. However, the coronavirus outbreak and the national lockdown seem to have multiplied the woes…

Five Indian High Commission officials return from Pakistan

Representtaive photo ATTARI: Five officials of the Indian High Commission in Pakistan, including the two who were arrested and later released in an alleged hit-and-run case there, returned to the country through the Attari-Wagah border on Monday, officials said. According to them, those who returned are Air Adviser Group Capt Manu Midha, Second Secretary S…

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Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

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Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

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