More uncertainty over extension of Ramzan ‘ceasefire’
NEW DELHI: No formal and final decision has so far been taken on whether the Ramzan pause on operations against militants in Jammu and Kashmir will continue after Eid, which will be observed this weekend, government officials familiar with the matter said. “Any decision to extend it or end it, will be taken at the political level. So far no decision has been taken,” said a government official familiar with the matter. The killing of Shujaat Bukhari on Thursday will have a bearing on the decision.
››FULL REPORT, P6 MUMBAI: The water hitting the shores of Mumbai’s most visited beaches contains bacteria that is resistant to more than 12 sets of antimicrobial drugs. Even worse, the presence of bacteria in the samples was ten times the safe limit, a study by the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) has found.
The researchers from NIO’S Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Mumbai, collected more than 200 water samples from Dadar, Mahim, Versova, Girgaum and Juhu