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Jan 07, 2022 09:31 PM IST
Daily Covid cases in Maharashtra surge to 40,925
Daily Covid cases in Maharashtra surge to 40,925,highest single-day rise since May 13 last year
Jan 07, 2022 09:29 PM IST
‘A remarkable day’: PM Modi after India administers over 150 crore crore doses
A remarkable day on the vaccination front! Congratulations to our fellow citizens on crossing the 150 crore milestone. Our vaccination drive has ensured that many lives are saved. At the same time, let us also keep following all COVID-19 related protocols.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 7, 2022
Jan 07, 2022 09:18 PM IST
State lawyers arguing against Biden vaccine mandates test positive for Covid-19
Two officials presenting arguments to the U.S. Supreme Court seeking to block vaccine mandates ordered by President Joe Biden’s administration have tested positive for Covid-19 and will make their cases remotely, their offices said
Jan 07, 2022 08:19 PM IST
Delhi’s daily Covid-19 cases rise to 17,335, positivity rate reaches 17.73%
Delhi’s daily Covid-19 cases rise to 17,335 as the city continues to report sharp growth in the infection. The positivity rate reached17.73 per cent, according to the state health department.
Jan 07, 2022 07:48 PM IST
Mumbai sees jump of 20,971 Covid-19 cases in a single day
Mumbai on Friday reported 20,971 new cases, 6 deaths and 8,490 recoveries today. Active cases stands at 91,731.
Jan 07, 2022 07:24 PM IST
Russia confirms 16,735 daily Covid-19 cases
Russia has registered 16,735 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 1,06,18,035, the official monitoring and response centre said Friday. The nationwide death toll grew by 787 to 3,14,604, while the number of recoveries increased by 22,035 to 96,45,712.
Jan 07, 2022 06:38 PM IST
Dharavi’s Covid-19 tally rises by 150 cases
On Friday, Mumbai’s Dharavi reported 150 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours. The active cases stands at 558.
Jan 07, 2022 05:56 PM IST
Indian economy estimated to grow at 9.2 pc in 2021-22: Govt data
The Indian economy is estimated to grow at 9.2 per cent in 2021-22, as against a contraction of 7.3 per cent in the previous fiscal, mainly due to improvement in the performance of agriculture and manufacturing sectors, the National Statistical Office (NSO) said on Friday.
Jan 07, 2022 05:32 PM IST
New guideline for international passengers, 7-day home quarantine must for all
The Centre on Friday issued a revised guideline for international passengers amid the exponential rise of Omicron cases making 7-day home quarantine mandatory for all those coming from abroad. The new guideline will come into effect from January 11. Read More
Jan 07, 2022 04:31 PM IST
170 passengers, who arrived in Amritsar on charter flight from Rome, test Covid-19 positive
As many as 170 of total 285 passengers, who arrived in Amritsar on charter flight from Rome, test Covid-19 positive.
Jan 07, 2022 03:33 PM IST
‘BJP must stop playing politics’: Sidhu on alleged security breach of PM Modi
They (BJP) must stop playing politics. You will get a befitting reply here. All those talking about President’s Rule (in Punjab), are your (BJP) parrots, says Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu in Chandigarh.
Jan 07, 2022 03:27 PM IST
‘No decision yet on weekend curfew’: Mumbai mayor
No decision yet on weekend curfew, says Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar, according ANI. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a review meeting (via video conferencing) with Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray this evening on the Covid-19 situation,” Pednekar also informed.
Jan 07, 2022 02:53 PM IST
20 staff members of Maharashtra minister test positive for Covid-19
As many as 20 staff members of Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil tested have positive for Covid-19, informs state home minister’s office.
Jan 07, 2022 02:04 PM IST
‘Achievement belongs to whole country, every government’: PM on teen vaccination
After inaugurating CNCI’s second campus in Kolkata in West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s presence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the vaccination against Covid-19 among teenagers. “Within just five days, more than 1.5 crore children have…been given the dose…This achievement belongs to the whole country, of every government,” he said.
Jan 07, 2022 01:22 PM IST
PM Modi inaugurates second campus of CNCI in Kolkata
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the second campus of CNCI in Kolkata.
Jan 07, 2022 01:20 PM IST
Delhi to log around 17,000 Covid-19 cases today: Health minister
Delhi expected to add around 17,000 Covid-19 cases on Friday with a positivity rate of around 17%, health minister Satyendar Jain said. Read more here.
Jan 07, 2022 11:53 AM IST
SC orders protection of records pertaining to PM’s movement in Punjab in security breach matter
The Supreme Court on Friday ordered protection of all records pertaining to PM Narendra Modi’s movement in Punjab on January 5 in security breach matter. The top court ordered the Punjab government to ensure that all records and materials on PM’s movement be immediately secured in the custody of registrar general of the Punjab and Haryana high court. Read more here.
Jan 07, 2022 10:50 AM IST
SC allows NEET PG 2021 counselling resumption as per existing quota
The Supreme Court has permitted counseling to be held in NEET-PG and UG courses by upholding the existing 27% OBC and 10% EWS quota. It, however, directed that for the future years, the validity of the EWS criteria as laid down by the Pandey Committee must be done. The apex court listed the batch of petitions in the matter for hearing in March third week.
Jan 07, 2022 10:38 AM IST
AAP releases eighth list of candidates for 2022 Punjab polls
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has released the eighth list of candidates for the upcoming 2022 Punjab Assembly polls. Raman Arora has been fielded from Jalandhar Central and Deep Kamboj from Abohar, among others.
Jan 07, 2022 10:22 AM IST
India’s Omicron count reaches 3,007
India’s Omicron tally on Friday reached 3,007 as per data shared by the Union health ministry. Maharashtra and Delhi remain the top contributors with 876 and 465 cases, respectively.
Jan 07, 2022 09:48 AM IST
4 staff members of Maharashtra home minister test Covid positive
As many as four staff members of Maharashtra home minister Dilip Walse Patil have tested positive for Covid-19, ANI reported quoting the state home minister’s office. “Sample testing of people staying at the minister’s residence has been done,” the statement added.
Jan 07, 2022 09:27 AM IST
India logs over 1 lakh new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours
India recorded a whopping 1,17,100 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours as Omicron variant continues to raise concern. As many as 302 deaths were logged while the active caseload accounted for 1.05% of the total tally. Read more here.
Jan 07, 2022 08:56 AM IST
3 terrorists neutralised in Zolwa encounter in J&K
As many as three terrorists have been neutralised in an encounter that broke out earlier in the morning at the Zolwa Kralpora Chadoora area of Budgam in Jammu and Kashmir, IGP Kashmir said. “Identification & affiliation being ascertained. Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition recovered,” the IGP added.
Jan 07, 2022 07:59 AM IST
Delhi’s air quality improves to ‘poor’ category from ‘very poor’
Delhi’s air quality improves to ‘poor’ from ‘very poor’ category with Air Quality Index (AQI) standing at 273, as per SAFAR-India
Visuals from near Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium pic.twitter.com/2omcMRFr7y
— ANI (@ANI) January 7, 2022
With an AQI of 273, Delhi’s air quality improve to ‘poor’ category from ‘very poor,’ according to SAFAR-India data.
Jan 07, 2022 06:56 AM IST
‘Tsunami’ of Covid cases amid Omicron overwhelming health systems: WHO chief’s warning
In wake of the increasing number of Covid-19 cases across the globe amid the Omicron variant, World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Thursday that he “tsunami of cases” has now commenced to overwhelm health systems globally. Read more here.
Jan 07, 2022 06:37 AM IST
SAD patron PS Badal says Cong govt in Punjab totally failed to provide security to PM Modi
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patron Parkash Singh Badal has said that the Congress government in Punjab completely failed to provide security to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“At first, the road shouldn’t have been blocked but on the other hand, there was no crowd in his programme. It’s the responsibility of state government to provide protection to PM but Congress government has totally failed,” he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
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Jaish team conducted recce of RSS Hq, alert sounded after 1 detained: Nagpur cop
Nagpur police commissioner Amitesh Kumar said security has been increased at the RSS headquarters and Hedgewar Bhavan at Reshimbagh after the youth conducted a recce of these places.
Published on Jan 07, 2022 09:29 PM IST
India to roll out chip-embedded e-passports in 2nd phase Passport Seva Programme
The new chip-embedded e-passports will have digital security features to prevent unauthorised reading of data stored on the chip.
Published on Jan 07, 2022 09:08 PM IST
Delhi reports 17,335 fresh Covid cases, 9 deaths; 55-hour curfew from tonight
Delhi weekend lockdown: Officials involved in essential and emergency services, those deployed in the offices of diplomats of various countries as well as people holding constitutional posts will be allowed to move during the curfew on the production of valid identity cards.
Published on Jan 07, 2022 08:24 PM IST
Crores distributed fraudulently under Marriage Assistance Scheme in MP
₹30.18 crore were distributed under the scheme from 2019 to November 2021 in 5,923 cases most of whom were bogus
Published on Jan 07, 2022 08:18 PM IST
‘Will presume all Covid cases to be of Omicron variant’: Assam CM amid new curbs
Omicron: Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said genome sequencing, which is needed to confirm if the coronavirus disease is caused by the Omicron variant, takes 4-5 days. “By this time, the patient recovers from Covid-19, but has already transmitted the Omicron variant.”
Published on Jan 07, 2022 07:39 PM IST
Why UGC advice to central varsities on demand-based courses is being critiqued
- The communication drew criticism from teachers who alleged that it will lead to a closure of courses and create job losses
Published on Jan 07, 2022 06:49 PM IST
Assam: Three kids killed in fire accident in Charaideo district
A fourth child, also aged around 5-6 years, who was in the shed in Assam’s Charaideo district when the incident took place told police that they were trying to light up a cigarette.
Published on Jan 07, 2022 06:33 PM IST
Newborn kidnapped from Kerala hospital, police traces baby within 2 hours
The woman who kidnapped the infant told the police that she kidnapped the child to blackmail the man she was in a relationship with, into marrying her.
Published on Jan 07, 2022 06:13 PM IST
NCW summons Jawed Habib for spitting on woman’s hair
- In the notice, the NCW also ordered Uttar Pradesh police to probe the veracity of the purported video.
Updated on Jan 07, 2022 05:55 PM IST