India Covid: Dozens of bodies wash up on banks of Ganges River

New Delhi, May 11, 2021 (PPI-OT): The bodies of at least 40 people have washed up on the banks of the Ganges River in northern India, officials say. The discovery, near the border between the states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, was confirmed to the BBC on Monday.
It is not clear how the bodies came to be there, but local media reports suggest they may be Covid-19 victims. Some media reports say as many as 100 bodies hRead More…

Rivers flows and reservoirs level report

Lahore, May 11, 2021 (PPI-OT): The position of the river inflows and outflows at Tarbela, Mangla and Chashma along with the reservoirs levels and the barrages today is as under:
Rivers: Indus at Tarbela: Inflows 65400 cusecs and Outflows 60000 cusecs, Kabul at Nowshera: Inflows 43500 cusecs and Outflows 43500 cusecs, Jhelum at Mangla: Inflows 57200 cusecs and Outflows 50000 cusecs, Chenab at Marala: Inflows 22500 cusRead More…

Weather Forecast

Islamabad, May 11, 2021 (PPI-OT): Synoptic Situation
A westerly wave is affecting upper and central parts of the country.
Tuesday
Hot and dry weather is likely to prevail in most plain areas of the country. However, rain-wind-thunderstorm is expected at isolated places in Pothohar region, Sothern Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Upper Sindh, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan.
Wednesday
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WAPDA Chairman visits Tarbela 5th Extension Project: Construction to Commence in July

Lahore, May 11, 2021 (PPI-OT): In the wake of awarding the contract for civil works of the 1530 MW-Tarbela 5th Extension Hydropower Project (T5) last week, the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Chairman Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (Retd) today visited site of the project located at Tarbela Dam to review on ground the preparedness level for mobilization of the contractor to the site and start of constRead More…

TeK UK demands urgent action from British Govt on Palestine

London, May 11, 2021 (PPI-OT): President, Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK Fahim Kayani commended the leadership shown by Birmingham Labour Councillors who had expressed solidarity with the people of Palestine. A letter coordinated by Cabinet Member Waseem Zaffar and Mariam Khan, signed by 28 councillors including the council leader to the Foreign Secretary asked the government to ask Israel to stop this violence. Birmingham CitRead More…

11 COVID-19 patients died in Indian AP Govt hospital

New Delhi, May 11, 2021 (PPI-OT): In India, at least 11 COVID-19 patients died due to a problem in oxygen supply inside the intensive care unit (ICU) in the government-run Ruia Hospital at Tirupati in Andhra Pardesh. There was a five-minute lag in reloading the oxygen cylinder that caused the pressure to drop, resulting in the deaths in Tirupati late on Monday night, Chittoor district Collector M Hari Narayanan said.Read More…

Indian CRPF lost 108 personnel to COVID

New Delhi, May 11, 2021 (PPI-OT): The Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has lost 108 personnel to COVID-19, the highest among the Indian paramilitary forces that function under the command of the Indian home ministry. A total of 271 personnel of the seven forces that include CRPF, Border Security Force, Central Industrial Security Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Sashastra Seema Bal, National Security GuarRead More…

Modi regime poses threat to global security

Islamabad, May 11, 2021 (PPI-OT): The arrest of two persons with 7kgs of natural uranium by Maharashtra police has authenticated that Modi-led Indian regime is a threat to global security. A report released by Kashmir Media Service, today, said that nuclear and defense experts are of the opinion that the seizure of 7 kg of uranium of extremely pure grade from two persons in Mumbai, India, is, enough to make a bomb.
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Indian troops martyr three youth in IIOJK

Srinagar, May 11, 2021 (PPI-OT): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Indian troops martyred three Kashmiri youth in Islamabad district, today. The troops martyred the youth during a cordon and search operation in Vailoo area of the district. A senior police officer told the media that three militants have been killed whose identification is being ascertained while the operation is on in the area.
He said Read More…

WHO Classifies India COVID-19 Strain As ‘Variant of Concern’

New York, May 11, 2021 (PPI-OT): The World Health Organization said that a new COVID-19 variant first identified in India is now classified as a variant of global concern amid skyrocketing case levels in the country and research that shows the modified coronavirus may spread more easily.
The variant, known as B.1.617, was first seen in India at the end of last year but has since been found in 32 countries, including Read More…