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Jain said banning international flights is the most effective way to contain the spread of Omicron. 

Centre should take it seriously: Delhi pushes for international flights ban after first Omicron case

A 37-year-old man, who arrived in Delhi from Tanzania, has tested positive for Omicron, making it the first case of the new coronavirus variant in the Capital and the fifth in the country.

The cyclonic storm Mandous will move west-northwest and cross north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and adjoining south Andhra Pradesh coast between Puducherry and Sriharikota with a windspeed of 65-75 kmph around midnight of December 9, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted.

Cyclone Mandous: Tamil Nadu govt keeps guard up as storm advances

The Tamil Nadu government has taken all precautionary measures to meet the challenges of North East Monsoon and the cyclonic storm 'Mandous', State Ministers Ma Subramanian and V Senthil Balaji said here on Friday. Due to a case prevailing in Madurai Bench of Madras High Court, the orders cannot be issued and it is expected to be cleared by January next year.

Other triple-dip La Niña’s recorded since 1950 were between 1998-2001, 1973-1976, and 1954-1956 (AP)

La Niña grip to weaken from Feb; expect warm spring and summer next year

After three years of La Nina conditions continuously influencing the global weather conditions, the grip of La Nina is expected to weaken from spring of 2023, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of US has said. This could mean a relatively warm spring and summer over India, experts said. The current La Nina has been relatively weak but unusually prolonged.

The rowdy was injured in the hip, shoulder, back and the leg. (Getty Images/iStockphoto/ Representational image)

Andhra Pradesh 'rowdy' shot at four times in Bengaluru, survives: Report

A history-sheeter from Andhra Pradesh was shot four times in Bengaluru's K R Puram by a gang of four on Thursday, while a 29-year-old Shivashankar Reddy, who relocated to Bengaluru an year ago to enter the real estate business' driver also got a bullet in the leg. They shot as many as 10 bullets, out of which four hit Reddy and one got his driver. Reddy was injured in the hip, shoulder, back and the leg, while his driver, Ashok Reddy, got injured in the leg as well.

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai (ANI)

Karnataka Govt to use ITMS technology to manage Bengaluru traffic

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday announced the sanction of five more new traffic police stations in the next few days. The Karnataka CM further said that a new traffic system has also come into being as they have now created the post of special commissioner for traffic, for which the government has appointed traffic management expert MA Salim.

Former Delhi Commission for Women chief Barkha Shukla.

Former DCW chief alleges Aam Aadmi Party's role in Delhi women's panel appointment row

Former Delhi Commission for Women chief Barkha Shukla on Friday pointed at the Aam Aadmi Party's involvement in the appointment of members in the body while also alleging that there was no conduct of educational checks during their recruitment. The remarks of Barkha Shukla came after a special court ordered the framing of corruption and criminal conspiracy charges against DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal.

The exact cause of death is still being ascertained as the police are awaiting the child’s autopsy report. (Representative image)

3-yr-old boy found dead in public toilet; autopsy report awaited: Delhi Police

The body of a three-year-old boy was found inside a public toilet at Jhilmil Industrial Area near Vivek Vihar in east Delhi on Thursday, police said. Police said there were no visible injury marks found in the boy's body. The exact cause of death is still being ascertained as the police are awaiting the child's autopsy report. Police officials said they are also looking at the possibility of sexual assault.

Aaftab Poonawala was arrested on November 12 by the Delhi police on charges of killing his live-in partner Shraddha Walkar. (PTI)

Delhi court extends Aaftab Poonawala’s judicial custody by 14 days

A Delhi court on Friday extended by 14 days the judicial custody of 24-year-old Aaftab Poonawala who is accused of killing Poonawala's girlfriend Shraddha Walkar and dismembering her body, a senior police officer said. On November 28, a group of men from a fringe right-wing Hindu outfit, some wielding swords, tried to attack Poonawala outside the Forensic Science Laboratory offices in Rohini where he was taken for a polygraph test.

Jackson Dadel (centre, in black coat) after his arrest. (HT Photo/ Sourced)

Goa Police arrests convict, absconding for 15 years, from West Bengal’s Digha

The Goa Police crime branch have arrested a convict, who was on the run for the last 15 years after a prison break incident, from Digha in West Bengal's Purba Medinipur district. Then a resident of Panaji, Jackson Dadel, was convicted in 2007 for the murder of Godwin D'Silva in 2005, who he along with one Rudolph Gomes stabbed to death. He broke out of prison in 2007 and has been absconding since.

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan in a virtual meet wuth US investors

Madhya Pradesh an ideal place for investment, CM Chouhan tells US investors

Ahead of next year's Global Investors Summit, which will take place in Indore on January 11 and 12, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan held a virtual meet with US investors, and pitched the state as an 'ideal place for investment.' Chauhan also invited the attendees to attend the Global Investors Summit, as well as the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, which will also be hosted by Indore, from January 8-10.

A ticketing official at Kharagpur railway station was hospitalised after a live high tension wire fell on him.

On camera, live wire falls on man at Bengal's Kharagpur railway station

In a freak incident, a man standing on a platform of West Bengal's Kharagpur railway station was electrocuted after a high-tension live wire fell on him. A video of the incident, captured on the CCTV, was doing rounds on social media platforms. The incident happened on Wednesday. A few moments later, people were seen gathering around him. The incident threw light on the safety hazards at railway stations in India.

Aaftab Poonawala (ANI Photo)

Shraddha murder case: Delhi court extends Aaftab Poonawala's custody for 14 days

A Saket Court extended the judicial custody of Aaftab Amin Poonawala for 14 days said officials on Friday. Aaftab is the chief accused in the Shraddha Walkar murder case. Aaftab Amin Poonawalla, the accused of killing his live-in partner Shraddha Walker, currently lodged in Tihar Jail, was produced before the Saket court here through video conferencing, said the Prison Officials.

The Chief Minister said the proposed museum would be of international standard and give all information on innovations. (PTI)

Karnataka to set up innovation experience exhibition museum in Bengaluru: Bommai

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday said the State government would set up an Innovation Experience Exhibition Museum in Bengaluru chronicling the State's development, journey of innovation, achievers who are responsible for it and their achievements. Speaking after inaugurating the Future Design Summit of the Bengaluru Design District-22 organised by Bengaluru Designers Community here, the Chief Minister said the proposed museum would be of international standard and give all information on innovations.

The woman took the extreme step after having a family dispute. (Representative image)

Karnataka: Woman taken into custody for setting daughters ablaze; one dead

Karnataka police have taken a woman into custody for allegedly setting Jyoti's two children on fire, killing one and severely injuring the other. The woman, identified as Jyoti from Mulabagilu, was motivated by a domestic dispute, news agency ANI reported. After setting her daughters on fire she reportedly tried to kill herself but was stopped by locals. Her six-year-old daughter died and the second daughter is in critical condition.

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot meets families of the victims of the cylinder blast incident in Jodhpur on Friday. (PTI Photo)

Rajasthan: Five killed, 50 injured in cooking gas cylinder blast in Jodhpur

Five, including two children, were killed and around 50 people injured after a cooking gas cylinder exploded in a house in Jodhpur district of Rajasthan where guests had gathered for a wedding on Thursday. The house collapsed due to the impact of the blast. Jodhpur divisional commissioner Kailash Chand Meena on Friday said the incident was reported from Bhungra village in Shergarh tehsil, 110 km from Jodhpur.

The students danced to the song Fevicol Se.

Mangaluru engineering students suspended after they dance in burqa | Video

Four students in Karnataka's Mangaluru have been suspended for wearing burqas while dancing to a Bollywood song at a college event. The college has said the students had 'barged on the stage during the informal' part of the event and that they had violated 'strict guidelines'. READ 23 students suspended over protests against hijab ban in Mangaluru The students are Muslims and have been suspended pending an inquiry, the college said.

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