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Dec 22, 2021 08:28 PM IST
Maharashtra records 1,201 new Covid cases amid Omicron spread
Maharashtra on Wednesday recorded 1,201 new cases of Covid-19 today, making it the first time single-day caseload has surpassed the 1000-mark since November 17.
Dec 22, 2021 07:52 PM IST
Haryana reports two Omicron cases
Haryana reported two Omicron cases on Wednesday, after a 33-year-old man with travel history to Portugal, tested positive for the new variant of Covid-19 in Karnal and another with travel history to Canada tested positive in Faridabad.
Dec 22, 2021 07:02 PM IST
Police officer shot at by terrorists succumbs to injuries in J&K
Assistant sub inspector (ASI) Mohammad Ashraf succumbed to his injuries after being shot at by terrorists in sub-district hospital, Bijbehara in Jammu and Kashmir’s (J&K) Anantnag district, police has tweeted now.
Dec 22, 2021 06:34 PM IST
Kerala reports 9 more Omicron cases, state tally now at 24
Kerala reports 9 more Omicron cases, state’s tally now at 24, ANI reported.
Dec 22, 2021 06:17 PM IST
Civilian shot dead by terrorists in Srinagar’s Eidgah area
Civilian shot dead by terrorists in Srinagar’s Eidgah area. The deceased has been identified as Rouf Ahmad of Nawakadal. Moreover, an assistant sub inspector, identified as Mohammad Ashraf, was also shot at in sub-district hospital, Bijbehara.
Dec 22, 2021 06:04 PM IST
Punjab govt staff won’t get salary without Covid vaccine certificates
The finance department of Punjab government has asked their staff to update their Covid-19 vaccination status on the Integrated Human Resource Management System (iHRMS) portal, failing to do which will result in them not getting their salaries.
Dec 22, 2021 05:27 PM IST
Delhi sees another big single-day Covid cases jump with 125 infections
Delhi reports yet another massive single-day Covid-19 caseload with 125 infections. This comes as Omicron cases in the national capital stands at 54. Read here.
Dec 22, 2021 04:24 PM IST
Delhi govt bans Christmas, New Year gatherings as Omicron cases rise
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has banned all gatherings ahead of Christmas and New Year in wake of rising Omicron cases in the city, ANI reported. Notably, the national capital has so far confirmed 54 cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19.
Dec 22, 2021 04:15 PM IST
Anti-conversion bill to be taken up for discussion in K’taka assembly tomorrow at 10am
The discussion on anti-conversion bill in Karnataka assembly will be taken up tomorrow (December 23) at 10am, ANI reported quoting Speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri.
Dec 22, 2021 03:43 PM IST
Mumbai police yet to submit enquiry report on drugs-on-cruise case
A senior officer of Mumbai Police on Wednesday said that the special enquiry team (SET) it had formed to probe the drugs-on-cruise case, is awaiting some documents and is yet to submit the enquiry report. However, the officer said the enquiry is not halted yet.
Dec 22, 2021 03:05 PM IST
Haryana to impose curbs in public places to partially vaccinated from Jan 1 onwards
Haryana health minister Anil Vij told the state assembly on Wednesday that the state government has decided to restrict access in public places such as restaurants, offices, and public transport, among others, from January 1 onwards to people, who are not fully vaccinated with both doses of Covid-19 vaccines.
Dec 22, 2021 02:39 PM IST
Sputnik V shows neutralising activity against Omicron: Gamaleya Center’s prelim lab study
The Gamaleya Center’s preliminary laboratory study reveals that Russian Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V demonstrates high virus neutralising activity (VNA) against Omicron variant, and is expected to give a strong defense against severe disease and hospitalisation, ANI reported.
Dec 22, 2021 02:20 PM IST
No Omicron in Haryana till now, over 3 crore vaccine jabs given
Haryana health minister Anil Vij said that till now, no Omicron case has been detected in Haryana, and the state government is geared up to “combat the spread of Omicron variant” along with any surge in the number of Covid-19 infections, according to ANI. “ [As many as] 3,11,86,292 vaccine doses administered till December 19 in the state,” he added.
Dec 22, 2021 02:03 PM IST
AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria’s fresh warning amid Omicron rise in India
A day after the Centre wrote to all states and Union Territories to prepare for the battle against Omicron on a war footing, AIIMS Delhi director Dr Randeep Guleria said vaccine and Covid-appropriate behaviour are the only two ways to counter the increasing spread of the new variant. Read more
Dec 22, 2021 12:25 PM IST
Second Omicron case detected in Andhra Pradesh
A 39-year-old woman who came from Kenya to Chennai, and then travelled to Tirupati, tested positive for Covid on Dec 12. Her sample sent for genome sequencing declared Omicron positive today. Her family members tested negative: State govt
Dec 22, 2021 11:02 AM IST
PM Modi to chair Covid-19 review meeting on Thursday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold a meeting to review the Covid-19 related situation in the country tomorrow, reports ANI citing sources.
Dec 22, 2021 10:11 AM IST
At least 70 missing in Myanmar after landslide
At least 70 missing after landslide at Myanmar jade mine, reports news agency AFP citing rescue team. “About 70-100 people are missing in a landslide that happened around 4:00am” at Hpakant mine in Kachin state, said rescue team member Ko Ny, according to the report.
Dec 22, 2021 09:58 AM IST
Two earthquakes hit Karnataka district
Two earthquakes of magnitude 2.9 and 3.0 were recorded in Chikkaballapura District today morning, says Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre.
Dec 22, 2021 09:49 AM IST
India’s Omicron count climbs to 213
India’s Omicron count climbed to 213 on Wednesday with Delhi leading with 57 cases, says health ministry.
Dec 22, 2021 09:28 AM IST
India’s daily Covid tally climbs again with 6,317 new cases; new fatalities down by 318
India’s daily Covid-19 tally saw a rise of 6,317 as it reached 3,47,58,481.
Dec 22, 2021 09:23 AM IST
Sony, Zee sign definitive merger agreement amid shareholder spat
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd., India’s largest listed television network, approved a merger agreement with Sony Group Corp.’s local unit amid a complicated boardroom and courtroom feud between Zee’s founders and its largest shareholder. Read More
Dec 22, 2021 08:19 AM IST
Winter session of Parliament likely to conclude today
The Winter session of Parliament is likely to conclude on Wednesday, a day before the schedule, news agency PTI has reported. The session had commenced on November 29 and was scheduled to end on December 23. Read more
Dec 22, 2021 07:28 AM IST
Fire at vaishno Devi shrine area under control: Board
A massive fire that broke out in Vaishno Devi Shrine forest area on Tuesday has been brought under control. The yatra to the temple remained unaffected, says Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board.
Dec 22, 2021 07:05 AM IST
India blocks 20 YouTube channels linked to ‘Pak disinformation campaign’
The ministry of information and broadcasting (I&B) on Tuesday said it has ordered the blocking of two Kashmir-related websites and 20 YouTube channels as they “belong to a coordinated disinformation network operating from Pakistan”.
Dec 22, 2021 06:26 AM IST
‘Anti-national’ not defined in Statutes, Govt tells Parliament
The home ministry told Parliament on Tuesday that there is no legal definition for the term “anti-national”, though there is criminal legislation and various judicial pronouncements to deal with activities that are a threat to the country. Read more
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After reporting less than 3,000 Covid-19 cases in the last three days the state on Wednesday reported 3,205 new infections after 56,388 samples were tested. It also reported 36 new deaths.
Published on Dec 22, 2021 07:57 PM IST
- The infected students have, so far, shown symptoms like cough and cold. The health authorities are now testing other students of the school for the viral disease.
Published on Dec 22, 2021 07:29 PM IST
Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Road accidents kill people in Madhya Pradesh’s Panna and Barwani district on Wednesday.
Updated on Dec 22, 2021 07:25 PM IST
The petitioners, an 8-year-old girl and her father, had moved the court two months ago seeking compensation of ₹50 lakh from the government for humiliating them in public in Attingal (Thiruvananthapuram) on August 27.
Almeida is the second BJP MLA to quit the party after Alina Saldanha put in her papers and subsequently joined the Aam Aadmi Party claiming that the party was working against the interests of the people of the state.
Updated on Dec 22, 2021 05:58 PM IST
- The ministry also said that it will be available on a voluntary basis to defence personnel, central and state government employees, employees of state and Central government-run PSUs and private sector companies and organisations which have their offices in 4 or more states.
Published on Dec 22, 2021 05:45 PM IST
Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The Congress party on Wednesday accused the Union government of deliberately suspending lawmakers who are most vocal
Published on Dec 22, 2021 05:42 PM IST
A police officer said a letter recovered near Korsa Ramesh’s body said he was killed after being tried at a “people’s court” for allegedly working as a double agent
Published on Dec 22, 2021 05:30 PM IST
IOC officials said the injured employees were initially admitted to the Haldia Refinery Hospital from where 38 men were rushed to two private hospitals in Kolkata late on Tuesday.
Updated on Dec 22, 2021 05:19 PM IST