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No lockdown in Pune, but zero tolerance for those not following Covid norms, says Dr Shashank Joshi

Dr Joshi said that there would be guided restrictions with zero tolerance for those not following Covid-19 norms in public places
Cinema halls in Pune are currently operating at 50 per cent capacity.In light of the Omicron variant there would be no lockdown and the emphasis would only be on following Covid-19-appropriate behaviour and vaccination. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Cinema halls in Pune are currently operating at 50 per cent capacity.In light of the Omicron variant there would be no lockdown and the emphasis would only be on following Covid-19-appropriate behaviour and vaccination. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 05, 2021 11:42 PM IST
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BySteffy Thevar, Pune

Over 200 shopkeepers procure trade licence in Gurugram

More than 200 shopkeepers procured trade licences from the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) at four special camps organised by the civic body on Saturday
According to MCG’s property tax records, there are more than 47,000 commercial buildings in the jurisdiction of the municipal corporation. (Vipin Kumar /HT)
According to MCG’s property tax records, there are more than 47,000 commercial buildings in the jurisdiction of the municipal corporation. (Vipin Kumar /HT)
Published on Dec 05, 2021 11:42 PM IST
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HT This Day: December 6, 1950 - Sri Aurobindo Ghosh passes

The Aurobindo Ashram and the entire town was in gloom on account of the passing away of the sage. He had been indifferent health keeping for the past fortnight, but the end was sudden and quite unexpected.
HT This Day: December 6, 1950 - Sri Aurobindo Ghosh passes
HT This Day: December 6, 1950 - Sri Aurobindo Ghosh passes
Updated on Dec 05, 2021 11:42 PM IST
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Govt doctors in Haryana threaten to go on strike from December 13

Doctors of government hospitals in the state on Sunday said that they will go on a strike from December 13 if their demands regarding stopping direct recruitment of senior medical officers (SMOs) and hiring of specialist doctors, among others, are not met
The doctors said that if the long pending demands are not met, then out patient departments of all government hospitals in the state will be closed for the whole day on December 13. (HT archive)
The doctors said that if the long pending demands are not met, then out patient departments of all government hospitals in the state will be closed for the whole day on December 13. (HT archive)
Published on Dec 05, 2021 11:41 PM IST
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Premature release of convicts: UP govt scrutinising details, seeking legal opinion

The UP govt is going through the details of all 103 prisoners for whom the Supreme Court has asked the government whether its policy of 2018 on the premature release of convicts serving life sentence can be applied retrospectively in the wake of some amendments made to it
The state government had framed a policy on August 1, 2018, for premature release of prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment annually on the Republic Day or the Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti. (For Representation)
The state government had framed a policy on August 1, 2018, for premature release of prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment annually on the Republic Day or the Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti. (For Representation)
Updated on Dec 05, 2021 11:41 PM IST
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ByPawan Dixit, Lucknow

29 more Covid cases in Uttar Pradesh; Mathura reports maximum 10 cases, Lucknow 5

In the past 48 hours, 56 new cases were reported and 14 Covid patients recovered from the virus infection. Till now, 16, 87,430 patients had recovered in the state, say health department officials
For the past two days, the number of fresh daily Covid cases in Uttar Pradesh has increased to over 20, officials said. (HT PHOTO)
For the past two days, the number of fresh daily Covid cases in Uttar Pradesh has increased to over 20, officials said. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 05, 2021 11:38 PM IST
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IT staffers want to continue WFH in light of Omicron in Pune, PCMC

With seven cases of the Omicron variant of the Sars-Cov-2 virus confirmed in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad, employees in the city’s IT-sector, who were planning to resume work from offices, want to now continue with work from home (WFH)
With seven cases of the Omicron variant of the Sars-Cov-2 virus confirmed in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad, employees in the city’s IT-sector, who were planning to resume work from offices, want to now continue with work from home. (Representational image) (Shutterstock)
With seven cases of the Omicron variant of the Sars-Cov-2 virus confirmed in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad, employees in the city’s IT-sector, who were planning to resume work from offices, want to now continue with work from home. (Representational image) (Shutterstock)
Published on Dec 05, 2021 11:37 PM IST
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ByJigar Hindocha

Gurugram: 300 teams to monitor int’l travellers from high-risk countries

Around 2,400 international travellers entered the district last week, of which 553 were from the high-risk nations, said officials
A health worker collects a sample for Covid-19 test at a polyclinic in Gurugram’s Sector 31 on Saturday. (Parveen Kumar/HT)
A health worker collects a sample for Covid-19 test at a polyclinic in Gurugram’s Sector 31 on Saturday. (Parveen Kumar/HT)
Published on Dec 05, 2021 11:33 PM IST
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Delhi pollution: AQI gets better as winds pick up speed, light rain likely today

New Delhi: The air quality in Delhi improved on Sunday, staying in the very poor category though, by 57 points on the Central Pollution Control Board’s index with a second western disturbance passing over the city improving both wind speed and temperatures -- factors that facilitate dispersal of pollutants, weather scientists and pollution forecasting agencies said
Delhi recorded an AQI of 305 on Sunday, compared to Saturday’s 362 (very poor). The India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast “very light rain” on Monday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Delhi recorded an AQI of 305 on Sunday, compared to Saturday’s 362 (very poor). The India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast “very light rain” on Monday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 05, 2021 11:33 PM IST
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From oddball to fugitive boss of north India’s biggest vehicle theft ring

The name of Sharik alias Sata, the son of a former Mumbai university professor who is now living in Dubai, has come up thrice in the past six months, and twice in the past 20 days, during the interrogation of car thieves
Sata allegedly takes “orders of vehicles needed“ from places as far as Manipur and Assam and gets his accomplices to steal them in Delhi and its adjoining states. (Sourced)
Sata allegedly takes “orders of vehicles needed“ from places as far as Manipur and Assam and gets his accomplices to steal them in Delhi and its adjoining states. (Sourced)
Published on Dec 05, 2021 11:32 PM IST
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